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East Rock Village is a nonprofit corporation founded to enable residents over the age of
50 in the East Rock neighborhoods of New Haven, Hamden and North Haven to obtain
the services they need in order to continue to live independently in their homes. The
services we offer include organized activities (social, educational, wellness and
volunteer) and referrals to vetted professional providers of health and home care services.
We are part of a national village movement. See and

We seek an executive director to lead the expansion of the organization –
its membership as well as its member services; to lead in creating a
stable base of financial support; and to assist the board in setting
priorities for the organization. We seek a leader with excellent
organizational and communication skills, entrepreneurial drive and the
capacity to work collaboratively with members, volunteers, board and
staff. The candidate will have the capacity to juggle multiple tasks and
will have relevant nonprofit experience, be familiar with the needs of an
aging population, have a demonstrated record of successful management
experience and sophisticated data based management skills. Empathy,
imagination, good judgment and a sense of humor are also qualities we


Membership Services and Program
o Keep members’ need in the forefront and look strategically at
the possibility of improving and expanding services
o Oversee design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality
of programs and services
o Work with vendors to establish relationships of benefit to
members and the organization
o Recruit, vet and train a corps of volunteers, and manage
volunteers to carry out a variety of programs and functions
o Ensure that services are delivered in a timely and
satisfactory manner
o Maintain a working knowledge of developments and trends
in the field

o With the board, oversee fundraising planning and
implementation, including identifying resources, researching
funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders,
submitting proposals and administering fundraising records
o With assistance from professionals or experienced
volunteers, oversee writing of grant proposals

o Hire and supervise paid staff and volunteers
o Maintain the office as the public face of the organization
o With the finance committee and accountant, recommend
yearly budget for board approval and prudently manage
resources in accordance with local, state and federal
o Maintain accounting and reporting systems and issue
regular financial reports to the board
o With finance committee establish policies and procedures to
safeguard the assets of the organization
o Maintain official records and documents
o With the president and secretary conduct official
correspondence and execute legal documents

o Assure the organization and its mission, programs and
services are consistently presented accurately and positively
o Oversee all communications including website content,
newsletter, press releases, annual reports, promotional
brochures, and other marketing materials
o Establish sound working relationships and cooperative
agreements with community groups and organizations
o Represent the programs and point of view of the organization
to agencies, organizations and the general public
Board Liaison
o Support operations and administration of the board by
attending and participating in board meetings
o With the board assure that the organization has a long-range
strategy which achieves its mission
o With the board develop job descriptions for board members,
provide regular training for the board and assist in board
recruitment and board evaluation
o Keep the board informed on the condition of the organization
and the factors influencing it
o Provide a self-evaluation to the board annually
Compensation and employment conditions

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.
We will, however, consider candidates who can make a case for a less
than full-time position. The contract will be for one year from date of
hire with a satisfactory assessment after three months.

To apply
Send your resume and a cover letter that addresses how your
skills and experience meet East Rock Village’s mission and needs,
together with names and contact information for three local references by
email to (preferred) or by mail to: Search
Committee, East Rock Village, 291 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

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