Executive Director, Straight and Narrow

May 13, 2019
Job Type
Career level
10+ years
salary range in US $
Certificate Needed:
Other Certifications


General Summary: The Executive Director of Straight and Narrow is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and planning for the agency, within the umbrella corporation of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Paterson. The Executive Director is expected to be an active participant of the Catholic Charities Executive Team and to work cooperatively with the CEO of Catholic Charities and the other Executive Directors. The Executive Director is expected to participate in all open meetings of the Board of Trustees, and Executive Team meetings with the CEO. The Executive Director is expected to: assure the fulfillment of the Mission of the agency; provide leadership to agency staff and persons being served; effectively manage public, private and diocesan funds within the agency; serve as a role model of enthusiastic servant-leadership with a professional approach and demeanor; utilize creative thinking. planning and implementation around the services the agency provides; assure compliance with agency licensure, regulatory and funding requirements; maintain agency accreditation; represent the agency and its Mission to federal, state and local funding sources, to Diocesan and Parish Leadership, and to the community at large. Predominant qualities expected of the Executive Director include commitment to and identification with the Church’s mission of service; dynamism; assertiveness; strong leadership and executive management skills; professional approach and demeanor.
The Executive Director will cooperate with the Catholic Charities CEO, and relevant government entities, in any inspections or investigations.

For full time positions, we offer medical, vision, dental, life and supplemental life insurance. Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance, 403B with employer match, Paid Time off (PTO), in house training seminars, two training days for certified professionals. SN also offers supervision for those individuals trying to become licensed in NJ as a LCADC/CADC, LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC and LMFT. We participate in employee discount programs such as the Working Advantage program.


• A graduate or post-graduate degree in not-for-profit management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Services, Clinical Counseling, Special Education, or a related field.
• Ten years’ experience working in the field in which this agency serves the community in addiction recovery treatment, and at least five of which shall be in a supervisory and/or leadership role.
• Documented leadership, budgetary and management skills.
• Strong organizational skills, including planning, delegating, program development, etc.
• Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, transferable to relationships with CEO, Board, staff, volunteers, donors and the public.
• Licenses Preferred (LPC, LCSW, LCADC and LMFT)
• Must meet physical, fingerprint and drug test requirements.
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