President – New Brunswick Tomorrow – New Brunswick, NJ

The next president of New Brunswick Tomorrow must possess key qualities and characteristics necessary to implement the organization’s mission. These include, but are not limited to, the following.

Leadership – The New Brunswick community expects NBT to respond to important social and health issues affecting city residents and its neighborhoods. The community relates to NBT as a convener and catalyst for action, bringing together diverse partners and interests in order to build consensus on strategies that move residents forward. The president is expected to be a great communicator and collaborator, working with a dedicated and talented board of directors, staff and community partners.

Community Engagement – NBT produces many initiatives to impact the lives of residents. To this end, NBT must thoughtfully engage residents, and community partners that represent the government, hospitals, community-based service providers, faith-based leaders, youth, corporations, and many others. The task force process has been utilized successfully to engage partners and residents on a consistent basis, providing a forum for the community to voice issues and concerns, with the expectation that NBT would work with partners to find and implement viable solutions. Given the city’s demographics, the next president must communicate with all segments of the community. Therefore, the ability to speak Spanish will be an asset. Equally important is the applicant’s ability to understand and value the diverse cultures present in the New Brunswick community.

Management – The Board of Directors has come to expect a high standard of management consistent with best practices in the non-profit sector. The next president will have experience working with a board and its standing committees, such as Finance/Audit, Governance, and Nominating. The president must manage finances that produce unqualified audits and act as a steward of NBT’s financial resources, including its investments, grants, and donations. The president must be an experienced staff leader, managing and developing the staff to execute annual objectives. Working with the Evaluation/Assessment Task Force, the president must also ensure that NBT’s initiatives produce high quality results.

Fundraising & Development – The next president will have experience collaborating and cultivating funders and donors to address NBT’s priority areas, as well as to sustain and grow the capacity of its operations. Understanding the development process will be critical, such as identify new funding sources, planning initiatives, grant writing and evaluating and sustaining successful initiatives. NBT seeks institutionalize successful initiatives within the community, acting as an incubator and, when ready, handing them over to community partners to continue its daily implementation. NBT implements events to raise donations and create awareness of its brand.

The president reports to the chair of the board of directors and manages staff and consultants in the areas of finance, communications and development and community (task force) initiatives.


Education · Experience · Communication

The board of directors seeks candidates that match the following qualifications:

A minimum of 10 years of professional experience leading change in an urban environment and five years leading a major segment of a non-profit organization operating in an urban environment.
Master’s Degree in related field, such as Social Work, Urban Planning, Public/Urban Policy.
Non-profit management experience in areas such as strategic planning, fund development, grant writing, communications (including social media), project management and human resource management.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, with the ability to speak and understand Spanish an asset. Comfortable with technology.
Experience working collaboratively with a board and its committees, staff and community stakeholder partners.
The successful applicant will have the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an urban setting to understand and articulate the concerns and needs of residents.
The successful applicant will have the demonstrated ability to convene partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors to address these concerns and needs.

How to apply

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about the organization by visiting our website at Applicants are required to submit the following items via email to

Cover Letter
Names and contact information (preferably an email address) for two or three references