Deputy Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic

Job Type

Full Time


Details: The salary range for this position is commensurate with demonstrated experience and abilities.




United States


The Opportunity

We’re seeking a resilient and passionate Deputy Executive Director to oversee CEO’s programs in our Mid-Atlantic region, which includes our Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Memphis offices, as well as an additional region which will result from CEO’s continued expansion. The ideal candidate will have experience leading teams and growing programs within fast-paced, results-focused, and dynamic environments. 

The Deputy Executive Director will ensure that all offices with the region are on track to meet performance outcomes and operate sustainably, as well as hire, lead, and develop a high-performing team of regional leadership and support staff who ensure all operational and programmatic aspects of the CEO model run smoothly.   

This is a new position for CEO that will grow our Mid-Atlantic programs and resources as well as oversee the next region that comes online for CEO. The Deputy Executive Director will oversee the revenue and growth strategy for the region, cultivating and expanding partnerships with philanthropic stakeholders, social enterprise customers, and community partners.   

Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services to people with recent criminal convictions. CEO’s programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives. CEO serves more than 5,000 participants a year, giving them the opportunity to support themselves and their families, remain crime-free, and contribute positively to their communities. 

Headquartered in New York City, CEO currently operates in 21 cities across eight states. In 2016, CEO embarked on a five-year strategic plan to serve 10,000 participants annually. CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations, including the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Greenlight Fund, James Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, and Bank of America Foundation, among many others.


Who You Are

  • You come to CEO with 10-12 years of demonstrated leadership experience within a mission-driven organization
  • You demonstrate deep dedication to achieving personal, team, and organizational goals and have deep experience catalyzing a team to achieve performance/contractual outcomes
  • You have experience building, managing, and growing a diverse team and in developing trusting relationships with individuals with a range of experiences and abilities
  • You have experience managing program budgets in excess of $1m, engaging with funders and generating revenue for programs
  • You’re a strong communicator (written, verbal, technical) and have experience engaging and persuading a diverse array of stakeholders
  • You’re diligent and hold yourself and others accountable to deadlines and outcomes no matter a project’s complexity
  • You have experience developing systems and processes to address business challenges
  • You’re very comfortable with technology, including Google Suite and Salesforce
  • You have the ability to travel (with a valid Driver’s License and vehicle) several times a month to support your team
  • You preferably have a working knowledge of criminal justice and workforce development

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensure implementation of the CEO model with fidelity and exercise accountability for the program and financial performance of the sites within the region you oversee
  • Ensure all sites reach operating sustainability and have high-quality social enterprise operations in place 
  • Develop strategies, when necessary, to improve the program performance of sites
  • Build capacity on your team to ensure CEO staff receive the professional development, coaching, and supervision needed to achieve success 
  • Cultivate and drive a culture of performance management by monitoring and holding oneself and others accountable for outcomes through data review and analysis
  • Oversee the tracking and reporting of program outcomes for multi-site grant agreements, developing systems and processes when needed to manage these
  • Supervise, coach, and evaluate program and operational staff, including Regional Director and support roles
  • Oversee the growth, revenue (government contracts, earned revenue, and grant funding), and external relationship strategy for all sites, identifying, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and constituents
  • Serve as a key member of the National Leadership team 

More About Us

We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from people of color and people with convictions. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


CEO offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more. We're a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit your application materials, including a resume and cover letter, using the link provided. Please note: our application portal is optimized for use with Google Chrome.