Chief Administrative Officer
Job Type

$130,000-$145,000 Per Year, 35 Hours Per Week, Monday - Friday

Full-Time, Exempt, Non-Union Position


To provide overall supervision of the Administration Division and new initiatives for the first year. Responsible for funding and refunding applications and Capital fund development / project management. Responsible for the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan, HSI and ROMA.


  • Plans, develops, and establishes policies and objectives of functions in accordance with objectives of organization. 
  • Confers with organization officials to plan business objectives, develop organizational policies and to coordinate functions. 
  • Provides support and assistance to other and operating units of NOI. 
  • Directs agency internal auditing/monitoring unit, ensuring contract performance and accountability.
  • Coordinates activities that support the acquisition, retention, motivation and development of company employees, capable of meeting current and future organizational needs and objectives. 
  • Oversees agency Information Technology Systems, Early Childhood Division, Home-based Family Services Division, Public Relations and other areas as assigned by the President/CEO.
  • Counsels management on strategic planning and organization design processes, provide recommendations and insights that contribute to overall plan, strategic management and corporate direction. 
  • Remains abreast of developments and innovations in the field by reading current literature,
  • Attends professional society and association meetings and conferences and discusses developments of mutual interest with others in the field.
  • Assists in the identification of need for new/additional programs and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Acts in the place of/as a backup to the President/CEO on matters as assigned.





Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or other relevant Human Services field or IN LIEU THEREOF 5 –7 years experience in a responsible administrative position and demonstrated writing ability.


Grantmanship, program development, fundraising, evaluation experiences; supervisory experience and program management.

Job Skills:

  • Microsoft Office including Work, Excel, Access 
  • Fiscal analysis/projections
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and under deadlines 
  • Dispute resolutions
  • Program and budget negotiations 
  • excellent written and oral skills
  • Supervisory Skills 
  • Organizational, evaluation, editing 
  • Project management and planning skills 
  • Knowledge of Capital Funding

EOE AA M/F/Vets/Disability


Benefits Include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Vacation Time
  • Personal Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holiday Pay 

New Opportunities' mission is to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged individuals by providing the necessary resources to increase their standard of living, foster self-improvement, and maximize self-empowerment.


New Opportunities Inc. is the community action agency that serves Waterbury, Meriden, Torrington and 27 surrounding Connecticut towns. We offer a variety of social service programs designed to eliminate poverty and assist people in need.

Headquartered in Waterbury and the cities fourth largest employer, New Opportunities has additional offices in Meriden, Torrington, Danbury and Thomaston for the convenience of those they serve. Annually, more than 61,000 individuals benefit from programs offered at this agency, guided by the New Opportunities staff who helped them find the way to meet their needs.

In accordance with the mission of New Opportunities, the Agency aims to increase the self-sufficiency of its customers and support their move out of poverty toward a more middle-class lifestyle.


In 1964, the Agency incorporated as a private non-profit corporation in the State of Connecticut and is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. With an annual budget for 2014 in excess of $41 million dollars, New Opportunities administers more than 50 social service programs targeted to the low-income, elderly and disabled communities.

While the range of programs is broad, they fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Energy Assistance and Weatherization
  • AIDS / HIV Prevention
  • Fatherhood Initiative
  • Employment Education and Training
  • Child Welfare and Family Development Services
  • Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Elderly Services
  • Homeless Shelter and Transitional Housing
  • Ex-Offender Programs and Re-entry Services

Salary Description
$130,000 - $145,000/Year