Chief Executive Officer of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

Position Summary
The Chief Executive Officer position is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader and experienced organizational manager to lead NAPCA into its next phase of service to the aging Asian American/Pacific Islander community. With primary responsibility for overall organizational leadership and management, the CEO will play a key role in operationalizing the organization’s strategy and vision, working in close partnership with the Board, staff, and stakeholders. In order to execute towards that strategy on a daily basis, the CEO will focus on external relations, fundraising, and internal management and leadership. In addition, the new CEO must evolve the business model and funding mix for NAPCA to lessen its dependence on government contracts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership and internal management for the entire organization, ensuring that NAPCA delivers strong programs and services in support of its mission
  • Play a leadership role in transforming the organization in line with the new strategic goals, translating strategy and vision into actionable work plans and leading the growth of the organization’s advocacy and policy work
  • Work closely with the evolving Board of Directors to build an effective and appropriate relationship that is based on shared commitment to NAPCA’s mission, mutual trust, and strong communication
  • Build and support the team in meeting organizational goals
  • Serve initially as a the primary fundraiser for the organization, bringing a strategic perspective to diversifying revenue streams and building and cultivating key relationships
  • In collaboration with the internal team, oversee all financial and operational functions of the organization
  • Create a high-performing organizational culture and appropriate structure where team members feel supported, challenged, and respected while being focused on organizational goals and values
  • Serve as a primary spokesperson for NAPCA, locally and nationally, developing and delivering key messages to various audiences in order to increase visibility of the organization and its work
  • Report to and work with the Board and sub-committees to ensure effective governance and visionary leadership of the organization


  • Proven success in an externally-facing leadership role, preferably within a national nonprofit organization; able to inspire and engage others with a clear and strong vision
  • Experience managing change, leading through growth and transition, and creating shared vision
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience, with a successful track record of building authentic relationships and diversifying revenue streams
  • Exceptional communication skills, including communicating in a compelling, inspirational manner in a variety of settings
  • Experience leading staff teams with a high degree of interpersonal and cultural sensitivity and trust
  • Demonstrated experience leading advocacy and policy work; experience at the federal level preferred
  • Experience partnering effectively with a Board of Directors to ensure strong organizational governance, leadership, and strategy
  • Proven ability to lead thoughtfully and intentionally, gathering input, acting on feedback, making appropriate decisions, and demonstrating maturity and sound professional judgment

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National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Date Closing: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Contact Name: 
Yvonne Tatsuno
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
NAPCA, Asian-American and Pacific Islander older adults