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Ironbound Community Corporation
Newark, New Jersey

Category: Executive officer
Field of Interest: Social change

Job Description:

The Ironbound Community Corporation (“ICC”) located in Newark, New Jersey operates in a diverse community beset with significant environmental challenges and a burgeoning housing and development crisis threatening gentrification and displacement.  Through a holistic approach with emphases on equity and justice, the agency aims to engage the community and support the community in amplifying its voice and controlling its own destiny. 

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the ICC.   The role of the Executive Director is to ensure that the organization’s reputation and the respect and high regard in which it is held is maintained. Often this means a leader who doesn’t back down or retreat from controversial issues, but also approaches these issues with deliberativeness, and with the aim of maintaining crucial relationships even when we may have to disagree with key partners.

The Executive Director represents the organization to public and private agencies, political and business leaders, local residents and the general public.  They promote the goals and objectives of the organization and secure the financial, in-kind and human resources required for program operations. 

The Executive Director works closely with other staff members, program participants, volunteers and board members to provide services and organizing assistance to the community.  They shall encourage and support their involvement and participation in the affairs and decision-making process of the organization.

Areas of Responsibility include:

• Board Relations

• Staff Leadership and Human Resource Development

• Sustaining an Inclusive and Supportive Organizational Culture

• Strategic Planning

• Fundraising Development

• Program Development

• Financial Management, Budgeting

• Legal, Regulatory Compliance

• General Administration

• Program Development

• Public/Community/Media Relations

• Community Partnerships/Communications/Advocacy

Please send a thoughtful cover letter explaining the fit you see between your talents, philosophy and experience and the Executive Director opportunity at Ironbound Community Corporation with your resume to the ICC Search Committee at Please include your salary requirements. Inquiries can be sent to the same email address. No phone calls, please.

All applications will be acknowledged and candidates selected for interview will be notified by email.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.