Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Camden, New Jersey
Jul 19, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Center For Family Services is a strong and innovative non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives. With services across New Jersey and a history dating back to 1920, Center For Family Services is committed to uplifting individuals and families through a strong, robust, evidence-based, and ever-changing continuum of care. Headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, Center For Family Services has 85 office locations and a wide variety of programs across the State of New Jersey.

Reporting to the President, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) will participate as a strategic member of the senior executive team to strategize, plan, and execute all operating plans. This position is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of programs and services in the southern 7 counties of New Jersey, including: Youth Residential facilities, Head Start, Child Protection and Prevention programs, and other community services. Tasks include the overall management of all direct service programs, managing and developing staff, assuring high quality care through continuous quality improvement, safeguarding fiscal operations by ensuring services operate in a cost-effective manner and meet budget projections and reporting. The COO will manage collaborative relationships with applicable organizations, community groups, and key stakeholders to maintain good community relations and advocate for clients, staff, and services.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 7 years of senior management experience in nonprofit organizations; experience in human services and in particular youth residential programs and intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred. The successful candidate will possess a working knowledge of Federal and State contractual and licensure requirements. Must have operational and strategic leadership skills with strong emotional intelligence, communication, and relationship development skills. The successful candidate must be entrepreneurial in identifying growth opportunities and competing for the associated grants and contracts with the ability to maintain and sustain relationships with funders. The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager and outstanding communicator who clarifies goals, builds teams, and cultivates trust while at the same time demands accountability. Master's degree in business, medical, or human services related field required; clinical licensure preferred. Willing and able to travel; may require travel to various locations within the 7 southern counties of New Jersey.

For a complete position description, listing of qualifications and additional information on Center For Family Services, visit our website at

Qualified candidates may send resume to:
Marie O’Riordan, Lambert & Associates

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