Chief Program Officer

Lowell, MA

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Website: UTEC, Inc.

UTEC, Inc., a nationally recognized model in youth development, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Chief Program Officer. UTEC's mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. UTEC serves proven-risk youth from both Lowell and Lawrence, MA.

The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will serve as a critical member of UTEC’s senior leadership management team, exemplifying the values of the organization and serving as a steward of its unique culture. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the CPO will articulate and implement the strategic vision of the organization; champion performance measurement and provide ongoing feedback to program staff; work closely with the development team to support fundraising activities and report-writing/contract management as needed; and provide mentoring, guidance, supervision, and professional development to program staff. The CPO will collaborate with the Chief Finance Officer to ensure a smooth relationship between youth programs and UTEC’s social enterprises.

The Chief Program Officer must truly embody UTEC’s passion for working with youth that many describe as the most difficult to engage, never letting the team settle and refusing to ever give up on young people. The ideal candidate will be committed to advancing racial equity in UTEC’s overall work and have the cultural competency to help UTEC in this endeavor. Above all else, the Chief Program Officer will act as a lead ambassador for UTEC’s culture, demonstrating a personal commitment to the organization’s values and imparting them to others, both within and outside the organization with high energy, positivity, and intentionality.

This search is being conducted with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet and Callie Carroll of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to:  UTEC-CPO@nonprofitprofessionals.com.

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Allison Kupfer Poteet

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