Chief Program Officer
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) was founded in 1982 to feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life. Over the 40 years since its founding, TASK has expanded to offer a wide range of supportive programs and serve over 8,000 meals each week at its Escher Street location and through its network of partner organizations. As a result, TASK has become a trusted leader in addressing hunger and poverty across the Trenton region. With an annual budget of $6 million, a dedicated staff of 40, and several thousand volunteers, TASK is a dynamic organization providing essential services to our neighbors in need.
The growth of TASK has
created an opportunity for a motivated professional to join the organization as
its first Chief Program Officer (CPO). This is an outstanding opportunity for a
mission-driven professional to make an impact in serving our community.
Reporting to TASK’s CEO,
the CPO is responsible for the organization’s initiatives to foster innovative
programs development, organizational efficiency, quality improvement and
performance management. The CPO will work closely with the Executive Director
to oversee efforts to strengthen innovation and support evaluation across the
organization. The IEO will identify, strategize, develop, and drive
transformative initiatives and champion the role of innovation in TASK’s
operations. The CPO will be responsible for TASK’s internal data collection and
evaluation systems, working with TASK’s Executive Team to provide key
performance indicators, analytics, and actionable insights to guide the
organization’s decision-making and reporting.
- Manage and oversee the organization's data collection and
- Propose, develop and implement new program and service
initiatives based on data and evaluation.
- Plan, organize, and implement the organization's performance
and quality improvement initiatives.
- Support and strengthen the organization’s capacity for
data-driven and evidence-based decision-making.
- Establish a robust quality improvement and performance
management system for TASK’s operations.
- Support and strengthen TASK’s program evaluation capacity.
- Create and maintain written policies and procedures regarding
data quality, data integrity and systems usage.
- Perform monthly analyses of data, interpret results, and make
recommendations based on findings.
- Effectively communicate findings with key leadership and staff.
- Foster a working environment that values innovation,
outcomes, collegiality, and respect.
Education and Experience
The ideal candidate for
this position will have five to ten years of program development and management
at a nonprofit organization, with a minimum of three years of successful
experience in working with data analytics, data collection, quality
improvement, organizational innovation, or similar functions. Ability to work
with an executive team to implement strategic plan goals and objectives. Strong
data analysis skills and communications abilities are vital. The qualities of
integrity, ethics, and strong character are essential. Appropriate educational
credentials are required that demonstrate the knowledge and competencies needed
for this position. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion is required.
Salary range: $90,000-
Generous benefit package
including medical and dental, vision, life and accident insurances; vacation,
sick and personal leave; and employee assistance program.
- Hybrid in-person/remote position,
38 hours per week Monday through Friday.
- Attendance may be required at
special events, including occasional weeknights, holidays or weekends.
If you have these
qualifications and are interested in exploring this exciting leadership role with
TASK, please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.