Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)




Nontraditional Employment for Women


New York, NY


Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) is a workforce development organization dedicated to preparing, training, and placing women in skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades industries in the New York City metropolitan area. Through comprehensive training, education, and job placement initiatives, NEW has successfully transformed the lives of countless women while advocating for policy changes that support gender diversity in the workplace. As they continue to expand and grow, NEW is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to join the team as the President.


As the President of NEW, you will have the opportunity to be a:

  1. Builder: Spearhead the strategic direction and expansion of NEW during this exciting phase and strengthen the capacity to train and deliver on the mission.
  2. Changemaker: Serve as the visionary trailblazer and advocate, dedicated to igniting a fervent desire and demand for skilled women in the construction, utility, maintenance trades and beyond.
  3. Champion: Empower women pursuing fresh prospects in these trades by increasing enrollment, successful job placements, and retention over time and ensuring their enhanced access to skill development, mentorship, and sustainable career pathways.


The President of NEW will lead the organization’s strategic growth, program development, relationship-building efforts, and overall impact. This position requires a passionate and collaborative leader who is committed to advancing NEW’s mission and values and is eager to serve as an external ambassador for the organization, inspiring others to drive positive change in the trades industries. The President will manage a dedicated team, work closely with key stakeholders including union construction leaders, city and state politicians, and workforce development agencies, and drive initiatives that promote gender diversity and empowerment within the building, utility, and maintenance trades industries. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Mission and Vision: Articulate and drive forward the core mission, values, and strategic vision of NEW in collaboration with the Board of Directors and senior leadership team.
  • Strategic Growth: Develop and execute a strategic plan to further NEW’s growth and explore new opportunities aligned with the organization’s mission.
  • Stakeholder Relations: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including employers, government officials, nonprofits, unions, and funders to advance NEW’s mission and reach.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Lead, mentor, and manage a passionate staff team of 20-25, fostering a results-oriented work environment and supporting professional growth.
  • Advocacy and Workforce Development Program: Align NEW’s policy and advocacy efforts with growth plans. Innovate and optimize program structures, drive data-driven decision-making, and ensure ongoing support for program graduates.
  • Collaborative Leadership: Partner with the Board of Directors and Ambassador Council to drive strategic initiatives, enhance governance, and secure resources for growth and sustainability.
  • Fundraising and Financial Oversight: Steward donor relationships, manage funding streams, and oversee NEW’s $5M budget to optimize resource allocation for sustainable growth.
  • Operational Excellence: Champion a culture of operational excellence within the organization, continuously seeking opportunities to enhance efficiency and productivity. Implement best practices in project management, data collection, resource allocation, and quality assurance.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Foster a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment that reflects NEW’s values and mission. Lead by example and promote a culture of respect, innovation, and shared success.


  • Executive leadership experience, preferably in roles involving strategic planning, program management, and relationship-building.
  • Proven track record of developing and successfully executing comprehensive strategic plans that have resulted in substantial organizational growth and positive outcomes.
  • Knowledge of the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, including a proven ability to collaborate effectively with trade unions.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to workforce and/or economic development initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Strong track record of building and leading collaborative teams.
  • Possess a growth mindset; proactive and adaptable approach to challenges, embracing new ideas and learning opportunities, data-driven and analytical.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing efficient operational systems and processes.
  • Familiarity with financial management, including budgeting, fundraising, and grant management.
  • Experience in working with government funding and contract management is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and commitment to driving an industry-wide change promoting gender diversity and equality.

LOCATION: 243 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Commensurate with experience. We anticipate that the salary range for this position will be $195,000- $230,000 annually. In addition, NEW offers a generous benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental, & vision insurance, generous PTO, 403b, life insurance and much more.

APPLY: To be considered for the President role, please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter highlighting your commitment to the mission, industry knowledge, and experience as an executive leader using this link: