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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to serve as a key executive leadership team member and active participant in making strategic and managerial decisions affecting the organization.  In support of the President/Chief Executive Officer, the CAO is ultimately responsible for all aspects of CWP’s administration, compliance, and accountability functions, including Finance/Accounting, Information Systems, Facilities, Monitoring, Data Collection/Analysis, and Contracts. 

Why might you want to join us?
CWP is a $26M non-profit organization.  As the state's regional Workforce Development Board in North Central Connecticut, Capital Workforce Partners helps individuals overcome barriers to employment and closes the gap between skills and business hiring needs. Our organization is guided by a Consortium of the region's chief elected officials and by representatives from business, education and labor serving on our Board of Directors.  CWP invests in opportunity youth development, develops sustainable career paths for adult workers, and assists employers with a variety of programs and services provided through the American Job Center network.  If you share our values and are passionate about our mission, read on!

What will the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) do?
The CAO has the following areas of responsibility:

Implement and monitor CWP’s strategic plan and develop goals and strategies to address priority issues.  This involves motivating and inspiring staff toward a common goal as well as working with Division Chiefs to develop capacity in strategic analysis, administrative planning, and capturing programmatic measures of effectiveness.  The CAO will serve as a resource to the Chief Executive Officer in support of the Board of Directors (BOD), Consortium of Chief Elected Officials, and their committees.  As well, the CAO will guide policy development and implementation of strategies to achieve the mission and vision of CWP.  The CAO will represent CWP both internally and externally with integrity and professionalism. 


The CAO will manage and support staff, financial, data, contract, facility, and information technology resources in an integrated and strategic manner.  In addition, the CAO will be expected to ensure timely and accurate filing of required reports for all applicable state and federal agencies; review, maintain, and ensure compliance with CWP operating policies and procedures; oversee IT and other administrative vendors and contracts.  

Financial Management
The CAO will develop, implement, and manage annual operating and program budgets in conjunction with the Controller and Finance & Audit Committee.  CAO will also ensure preparation of monthly financial statements and quarterly statements for presentation to the Finance & Audit Committee.  Incumbent will espouse strong internal controls for accuracy and transparency in all accounting and bookkeeping functions and ensure completion of annual independent audit. 

Resource Development
CAO will support the Chief Strategy Officer in the identification of new state, federal, and private funding opportunities.  The CAO may also contribute content to the grant writing process if needed.

Program Management
The CAO will facilitate coordination and connection between the Finance, Compliance and Program divisions with an emphasis on transparency.  The incumbent will also ensure that all Program outcomes/results are documented consistently.  Lastly, the CAO will verify completion of the contractor de-obligation process.

This job could be the right fit for you, if you possess these qualifications:

  • Proven resource development results.
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communication, and interpersonal relations.
  • Working knowledge of non-profit fiscal management budgets and financial statements or equivalent.
  • Ability to work effectively with a large Board of Directors.
  • Knowledge of North Central Connecticut region and current regional issues.
  • Ability to value diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational management with ability to develop high-performance teams and development/implement strategies.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs with data driven program evaluation.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible and innovative approach to operational management.   
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission driven, and self-directed.

In addition, we are seeking this experience and education:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10-15 years of experience and successful track record in executive non-profit administrative management. 
  • Prior experience supervising professional level direct reports. 
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors required.
  • Ability to listen well and understand what motivates individuals and organizations.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and make the best of opportunities and challenges, while remaining focused on results.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Workforce Investment Boards, related legislation governing Federal regulations and current issues, especially rules and regulations related to Federal programs under the current Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA). 
  • Knowledge of the recently enacted Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act. 

Intrigued?  Are we talking about you? 

If so, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirement as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  NOTE:  Applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis prior to closing date.  Direct submissions to:

Capital Workforce Partners
Human Resources Department
One Union Place 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT  06103
Email:  HR@capitalworkforce.org

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Capital Workforce Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V committed to a diverse workforce.  Please visit our website: http://www.capitalworkforce.org/