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Associate Executive Director for Community Services

Job Title: Associate Executive Director for Community Services


Full Time Exempt

Starting salary range: $55,000-$64,000

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, one of the most influential and well-respected non-profits in the region, is looking for an Associate Executive Director for Community Services. This is a  terrific opportunity to put your energy, experience and passion to work.

The Associate Executive Director (AED) for Community Services is responsible for providing leadership for the agency’s community services programs. The AED ensures excellence in the delivery of services across multiple programs, including supervising program directors, adding services and developing new programs.  The AED is a member of the senior management team and works with the other members in providing leadership and overall management for the agency. 

Job Duties

General Management and Supervision 

  • Provides day-to-day leadership and management that reflect the mission and values of the agency. 
  • Assists with developing and keeping agency policies and procedures current ensuring compliance and maintaining programs and operations consistent with those policies and procedures and contractual obligations.  
  • Supervises the directors of community services programs, including Campaign for Racial and Ethnic Justice, Community Action Financial Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sixth Street Shelter, Weatherization, and Work Ready.  
  • Participates in the hiring, evaluation, termination and development of staff. 
  • Attends monthly Board of Directors and committee meetings, as appropriate. 

Program Development 

  • Collaborates on strategic and annual planning. 
  • Participates in the development of annual budgets.   
  • Provides information, ideas, and consultation for program development and long-range planning. 
  • Assists with the implementation of new agency initiatives and programs. 
  • Assists in development of annual work plan. 
  • Ensures compliance with all goals and performance targets of program work plans.  
  • Assists in monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the programs, assuring programming conforms to priority needs and upgrading, expanding, or shifting when necessary.  

Public Relations/Community Responsibilities 

  • Assists in the coordination of services with other agencies that serve similar constituents.  
  • Builds, maintains and nurtures collaborative relationships within the community. 
  • Fulfills public speaking engagements as needed.  


Minimum Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Five to ten years of related experience required. 
  • Effective team member 
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 


Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription
  • Agency paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan with agency contribution
  • Generous Paid Leave Time- 
    • Vacation- 15 Days: Earn more time after 2 and 5 year anniversaries
    • Sick- 9 Days
    • 9 Observed Holidays


CACLV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or handicap. 

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