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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 8, 2024
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$95k to $125k DOE


New River Community Action (NRCA) serves Radford City and the Counties of Montgomery, Giles, Floyd and Pulaski in rural southwestern Virginia. A well-known proponent of self-sufficiency, NRCA offers “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out” to local families in need. We strive to achieve our purpose through community organization and empowerment, helping local communities to recognize and alleviate their own poverty conditions.

The Opportunity

On behalf of NRCA, Warren Whitney seeks an experienced leader as CEO, who is responsible for advancing the NRCA mission through the administration and operation of the agency, including implementation of all agency policies, service programs, procedures, and financial management. The position exists to assure the efficient and quality delivery of programs and services, as determined by the Board of Directors, to clients of NRCA in a manner consistent with its charter, by-laws, guiding principles and available resources. The Radford, VA based role oversees about 130 employees with a budget of approximately $8.5M. Reports to an Advisory Board of 17 which meets 10 – 12 times annually. Learn more at As an USDA grant recipient, the USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. EEO/AA

Job Duties

• Oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the agency’s programs and services. Ensure that the programs and services offered by the agency contribute to the agency’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
• Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the agency.
• Attends all Board meetings. Attends Board committee meetings or ensures appropriate staff support. Identifies, assesses, and informs the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the agency.
• Works with the Board and staff to secure adequate funding for the operation of the agency. Maintains a constant flow of data and reviews regarding grant applications.
• Professionally represents NRCA in the community. Maintains a positive image of the agency within the community as a whole.
• Ensures the overall financial management of agency following financial policies and procedures.
• Ensures the overall supervision and management of agency personnel following agency personnel and hiring policies and procedures.
• Participates with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the agency. Regularly reports strategic plan progress to the Board.
• Maintains an efficient program and financial data flow with all funding agencies.
• Communicates with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the agency, and identifies changes in the community served by the agency.
• Establishes good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, local government, elected officials, and other agencies to help achieve the goals of the agency.
• Oversees draft of policies for the approval of the Board and prepares procedures to implement the organizational policies; reviews existing policies regularly and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.
• Identifies Board training needs and facilitates the training. Provides new Board member orientation about the agency.
• Implements an effective Public/Community Relations & Resource Development plan.
• Ensures management of agency facilities and vehicles.
• Participates in conferences and monitoring visits as deemed necessary by either federal or state agencies.
• Ensures agency follows required state and federal guidelines; follows agency policies and procedures in all areas. Ensure all compliance of program guidelines and regulations.
• Maintains strict confidentiality regarding agency, financial, personnel, and client information as allowed by law.
• Personally, reports to Department of Social Services all suspected child, aged or incapacitated adult abuse and neglect as required by law and documents accordingly. The Commonwealth of Virginia mandates the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect within 24 hours to the local DSS.
• Performs all other duties that advance the philosophy and goals of NRCA and its programs as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

Skills Required

• Master’s degree in a Human Services field, Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration or related area.
• Minimum five years effective supervisory experience in a non-profit or public agency.
• Experience in personnel and financial management is essential.
• Affordable Housing development experience highly preferred.
• Grant writing and administration experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Commitment to the mission, goals, values and services.
• Effectively uses technology (e.g., MS office suite, CRM/database and reporting).
• Current residency or able to relocate within the New River Valley service area (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski Counties; City of Radford) within 6 months of hire.
• Valid VA Driver’s license as the role may require daily travel to include possible transporting individuals and families within the New River Valley, and in pre-approved cases, outside the New River Valley.
• Some night/overnight driving may be required for out-of-town training or meetings.
• Successfully complete the pre-employment background screening to include, but not limited to: professional references, criminal, fingerprints, child abuse and neglect, and driving records. In addition, the successful candidate must gain Head Start Policy Council approval.

Additional Info

Competitive Salary & Benefits Package including health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life, AD&D, PTO, 401(k), professional development, and more! Salary range is approximately $95k to $125k depending upon related credentials and work experience.

This position will remain open until filled.

Warren Whitney (The Firm) is an equal opportunity employer. The Firm on behalf of its client will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, citizenship, or any other class protected by applicable law. The Firm reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.