Chief Executive Officer Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) New York, NY
About Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO)
Founded 17 years ago, GOSO is a reentry, youth and career development nonprofit organization that serves approximately 1,000 justice-involved young men, aged 16 to 24, citywide. GOSO’s goal is to help participants achieve their employment and educational goals, while avoiding further involvement in the criminal legal system. To date, 86% of GOSO participants stay out of prison or jail.
By providing access to education and vocational training, employment, and individual and group counselling since 2004, GOSO has helped thousands of young men gain financial independence and become contributing members of their communities. GOSO provides additional programing for participants, including vocational training, High School Equivalency classes, Peer Navigator opportunities and runs Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE), an anti-gun violence program guided by the principles of Cure Violence, which leverages the experiences of members of the community to do outreach, including people who have been directly affected by gun violence. For more information, visit www.gosonyc.org.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for implementing GOSO’s mission through the leadership of the organization’s programs and services and exercising financial oversight.
Key roles and responsibilities include strategic orientation and transformational leadership, being an ambassador and fundraiser for GOSO, financial and operational sustainability, and engaging with the Board of Directors.
The ideal Chief Executive Officer of GOSO will be an experienced, confident, and strategic leader, with 15 years of progressively responsible leadership experience. They will have broad general management experience across finance, operations/technology, strategic marketing, workforce development, fund development and working with non-profit boards. Additional qualifications include:
Professional experience in the nonprofit, public or corporate sectors, or a combination thereof. A professional career in criminal legal reform or a related field, such as workforce development and/or working with young adults and marginalized communities is highly desirable.
A proven commitment to equity and social justice is necessary. Knowledge and understanding of social justice issues as well as an understanding of the interconnection of issues that lead to social inequities.
Demonstrated achievement in transformative environments, bringing to scale complex, multi-site organizations; ability to assess infrastructure/operational requirements necessary to support sustainable growth.
Demonstrable multi-cultural management experience, including recruitment and development of diverse (racial, ethnicity, gender, and generation) teams, and an elevated level of emotional intelligence.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Kim Dukes, Managing Director and Josyanne Roche, Vice President, Senior Search Associate, of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here: https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/16304
All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
About Koya Partners
Koya Partners, a part of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.