NJ State Program Director, Corporation for National and Community Service

Posted by Corporation for National and Community Service on August 21, 2017


This position is located in the New Jersey State Office within the Office of Field Liaison, Department of the Chief of Program Operations, Trenton, NJ. The State Program Director will have responsibility for advancing the Corporation’s mission and goals for national service within the state of New Jersey.


We are the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

We invest in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. We are AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and more. We serve, we build, and we make an impact that changes lives and communities.

National service is a cost-effective solution that taps the power of citizens to get things done. We multiply the impact of our investment by generating hundreds of millions of non-federal dollars, mobilizing millions of additional volunteers, and operating with a high degree of accountability and efficiency.

Volunteering and national service are vital and cost-effective solutions to our nation’s most-difficult challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service stands ready to help Americans tackle these challenges and build a better future for our people, neighborhoods, and nation.

Employer of National Service

As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Promotes and supports Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA projects and carries out other delegated program responsibilities. Develops annual program plans and budgets;
  • Allocates Corporation resources and provides training and technical assistance to ensure high quality programs;
  • Fosters effective partnerships among service partners;
  • Represents the Corporation with state and local officials. Promotes all components of national service;
  • Leverages private sector, foundation and other non-federal financial or other resources in support of national service programs;
  • Provides effective customer service;
  • Provides leadership for implementing quality assurance through site visits, project monitoring, and analysis of program reports;
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with the supporting Federal Financial Management Center;
  • Reports to the Area Manager for a cluster of states, who provides policy guidance and resolves unusual and unique situations; and,
  • As requested, also provides leadership on cluster-wide program or administrative matters and participates in national work groups and initiatives.

Apply by August 24, 2017.


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