NCCJ Program Director

Greensboro, NC Full-time


Organization:        National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of the Piedmont Triad

Location:               713 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

Founded:               1937

Employees:           5.5         

Reports to:            Executive Director


Mission: To build compassionate and just communities free of bias, bigotry, and racism


Vision: To ensure every community becomes a place of promise with opportunity and justice for all


Organizational Overview

NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad is a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races, and religions through advocacy, education, and dialogue. We do not advocate for any particular group, but works to build mutual respect among all people—regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic background, or faith. To fulfill our mission, NCCJ initiatives must create inclusive, respectful, and just communities. Areas of activity include: 

  • Ongoing education (students and teachers), workplace, and community programs
  • Its flagship ANYTOWN program and associated residential summer programs, year-round series, and ambassador program
  • Targeted advocacy and communication campaigns aimed at eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism


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NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad was founded in 1937 as the “Greensboro Chapter” of a national nonprofit. We became an independent 501(c)(3) in 2005, localizing our program, development, and communication activities. We were honored to be named as Nonprofit of the Year in 2011 by the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and listed as a top-rated nonprofit in 2012 and 2013 by Great Nonprofits. NCCJ is increasingly recognized as a thought leader and convener in the human relations sector. Last year, we hosted our most financially successful fundraiser, the annual Citation Award Dinner, raising over $445,000 to support our important work. This year, 2017, marks the organization’s 80<sup>th</sup> anniversary as well as the 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of our flagship youth program, ANYTOWN. 


Do you love facilitating conversations? Are you committed to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity? Are you talented at crafting strategy and building relationships? Do you enjoy working on high performing teams?  Do you want to be challenged and rewarded every day at work – be pushed to the limit, learn a ton of stuff, be frustrated on occasion, and frequently inspired, while working to make spaces more welcoming and inclusive?


NCCJ is looking for a Program Director (PD) who wants to help us continue our long history of creating spaces for people to learn about the issues, hear from those directly impacted, and support action and change in communities. NCCJ is ready to grow our program delivery and have a greater impact in the community. To do that, we need a passionate PD who will work with the rest of the team to shape the future of our organization. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to change school/organization/community climates and work with the next generation of leaders.

NCCJ's Program Director is a full-time professional charged with meeting program goals and moving us effectively to the next level of programmatic impact and success. As a key member of the leadership team, they are critical to the success of the organization. The PD is responsible for managing, delivering, and overseeing the development of consistently high-quality educational programs and activities that advance NCCJ’s mission. They help determine program strategy and identify potential areas of and partners for program growth. The PD will have ultimate budget responsibility and accountability for the Program Department and will supervise program staff.


Our office is on the edge of downtown Greensboro in beautiful Fisher Park – perfect for walks, and with plenty of nearby options for lunch and after-work socials. The NCCJ team (board and staff) is ridiculously dedicated to the mission and fun to work with. Plus, you will be part of one of our community’s most respected youth programs, ANYTOWN.


The major benchmarks for this position include success in increasing: number of programs delivered, program participation revenues, requests for services and participation in activities. The Program Director works collaboratively with other members of the staff and Board and manages relevant program staff, contract workers, interns and volunteers to execute these key responsibilities:




Program & Relationship Management (40%)

  • Supervision and management of ANYTOWN summer camp, including serving as a director and securing other directors. Additional responsibilities include: securing and training staff, recruiting participants, managing the registration process, assuring camp safety and curriculum quality, handling logistics, negotiating contracts, etc.
  • Management of NCCJ’s ANYTOWN Anytime programs including, but not limited to: ANYDAYs, Green Circle, Breaking the Cycle, Youth Leadership Conference, After-ANYTOWN Ambassador programs, school action projects, and programs for educators and other adult allies
  • Secure schools and other agencies to participate in education programs and Youth Leadership Conference, as well as individuals to participate in After-ANYTOWN programs and general programming
  • Build and strengthen relationships with key collaborative partners
  • Develop and maintain community and professional networks across the state to inform and implement NCCJ program work
  • Contribute to the creation and manage implementation of annual work plans, budgets, and timelines for the program department
  • Lead efforts to recruit, hire, train and supervise a strong and diverse pool of program staff, including contract workers, volunteer staff and interns to help deliver NCCJ programs (currently there is a part-time program coordinator and several contract facilitators)
  • Promote and market NCCJ programs
  • Oversee service-learning data collection and reporting and support reporting, evaluation and data collection requirements for development and communications efforts
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of a vibrant multi-media resource center
  • Document all program planning, policies, procedures, practices, and logistics to ensure quality control and sustainability
  • Lead relevant efforts related to program growth outlined in the NCCJ Strategic Plan

Program Delivery (25%)

  • Deliver high quality leadership, equity, diversity and inclusion and interfaith programs; averaging at least 2 programs per week
  • Facilitate special programs

Program Development (15%)

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive program strategy to increase the quantity and quality of programs delivered and number of people served
  • Drive for continuous improvement of existing NCCJ programs and assist with the introduction of innovative new programs
  • Promote NCCJ with external organizations and build partnerships and alliances to broaden and strengthen NCCJ’s programmatic reach and impact
  • Identify and cultivate potential clients, program participants, and opportunities
  • Support efforts to secure and maintain funding and publicity for NCCJ's education and public programs
  • Stay current with emerging human relations issues and resources
  • Keep the Executive Director apprised of any relevant program-related issues

In addition, the Program Director will be expected to perform any other agency-related duties or special projects as directed by Executive Director. (20%)

Professional Development

NCCJ is committed to the professional development of all staff.  The PD will have the opportunity to advance their skills through conferences, workshops, webinars, workshops, industry and networking events, and one-on-one mentoring.



  • BA or equivalent in a related field preferred
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience working in program administration and work in the fields of education, organizational development, diversity, and/or change management, with increasing responsibility and proven success in leading educational programs
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory or management experience strongly preferred
  • Coaching or teaching experience a plus
  • Adept at group facilitation, including work with adults and youth
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with diverse populations; especially to collaboratively develop curriculum for educational programming
  • Experience working with youth, schools, businesses as well as elected and government officials, interfaith and/or community groups
  • Strong knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice
  • A familiarity with and understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion, with knowledge of how those issues are particularly navigated in the Piedmont Triad region and in different environments/settings
  • Ability to develop, implement and deliver programs related to NCCJ’s facilitation model, and the organization’s mission, vision, and philosophy
  • Energetic self-starter with strong organizational skills; the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously, with attention to detail and quality
  • Effective and clear verbal and written communication
  • Strong strategic, analytical, marketing and community outreach skills
  • Team player who works with minimal supervision and exercises sound independent judgment
  • Availability to follow a flexible schedule, including some evenings, weekends and several week-long residential summer sessions
  • Computer literacy – Windows/Microsoft Office environment, as well as other online office productivity platforms (database, email marketing, project management, etc.)




Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and access to a vehicle for off-site programming and events are required
  • Availability to follow a flexible schedule at times
  • Willingness and flexibility to engage in weekend and overnight residential programs



  • This is a full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week, with a competitive salary ranging between $45,000 and $55,000. Salary offer will be dependent on experience
  • We believe in work-life balance, and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked and supporting an adjusted/revised schedule as needed
  • We provide a benefits package that supports our employees and work-life balance that includes, but is not limited to: paid time off, sick days, paid holidays, medical and dental plans, a simple IRA plan and more
  • We provide professional development opportunities (conferences, seminars, retreats, networking events, and one-on-one mentoring) ­­­­


Statement on Attracting Candidates from All Backgrounds:

NCCJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for diversity among its applicant pool as well as within its staff and board of directors. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, especially racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, people with disabilities and smart people with non-linear/non-traditional experience and educational backgrounds, to apply for this position. Most importantly, no matter their background, the person selected for this position must embrace, advocate for, and deeply value equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Our Hiring Process and Timeline:

  • We will read your cover letter first; this is a mid to senior level job, so your experience is important in gauging whether this is the right fit for you. In your cover letter, please be sure to tell us why you are interested in this job and to answer the question prompt provided in the “to apply” section, below
  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until May 22, however, the priority deadline is May 15
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews on May 17 and do so until the end of the month
  • We will conduct short phone interviews May 22 – June 2 and in-person, one-hour interviews in June
  • If you are invited for an in-person interview, we will ask for two work samples relevant to this position, e.g. a writing sample, a program you designed, or other relevant materials
  • Finalists will be invited to a second-round 90-minute interview, mostly consisting of designing and delivering a program to a panel, and we will make an offer shortly thereafter
  • We would prefer the selected candidate start in July to attend our flagship youth program, ANYTOWN (July 15-21)

To Apply

  • To apply, please complete our online application and submit your resume and cover letter as one file at Priority deadline for consideration is May 15, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 22. Be sure to label both your resume and cover letter with your name and “Program Director” position title. NO PHONE CALLS OR OFFICE VISITS PLEASE.
  • In your one-page cover letter, please answer the following question:
    • Why do you feel like you’re the right candidate to help increase NCCJ’s program reach and impact? 


This job description is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

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