MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT
The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources [NAAAHR New Jersey] exists to further the mission of the nationally-established and recognized organization in providing a unique global forum for the career development of Black and African American human resources professionals.
Our vision is to expand awareness of the impact that diverse, inclusive values and experiences bring to the workforces that support highly successful New Jersey-based companies. We will do this by building and sustaining a chapter that provides ongoing educational, skill-building, and networking opportunities for our individual members, professional partners, and sponsoring corporations. We will also serve as a resource for local women and minority-owned businesses and community-based organizations through our dedicated partnerships within the areas in which we live and work.
Our NAAAHR New Jersey Board offers a breadth and depth of experience in several HR disciplines, and they are passionate about introducing new ways to increase both the professional development of -
and personal connections between - New Jersey's amazingly diverse population of HR practitioners.
President, NAAAHR-NJ (North) I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because of its global forum, which purposely represents people of the African diaspora that work in Human Resources. Being part of NAAAHR New Jersey allows me to align my goals, share my ideas, gain knowledge and offer leadership/support to all levels on career and global growth ability in the workforce. (Click below to read Natalie's bio)
President, NAAAHR-NJ (South) I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because I have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from dynamic African American Human Resource Professionals, participate in community outreach and work with/mentor students who are interested in the Human Resources profession. (Click below to read Karen's bio)
VP Programs & Professional Development I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because I have the opportunity to engage with a dedicated, intelligent group of African American professionals. It provides me an opportunity to share experiences, discuss various HR issues, and learn from this group of professionals. Finally, I have an opportunity to participate in local programs and events and give back to the community. (Click below to read Jakarta's bio)
VP, Branding & Social Media
OPEN BOARD POSITIONS
Calling all Exceptional HR professionals who are great strategic thinkers! Our chapter is looking to fill a few positions.
VP of Membership
The VP of Membership will assume responsibility for designing and implementing the NAAAHR-NJ growth and retention strategy that aligns with NAAAHR's strategic pillars. They will lead the development, implementation, and evaluations of membership growth strategies, as well as day-to-day management of NAAAHR's member engagement.
The Grant Writer will be responsible for identifying, writing, and securing grants for our non-profit professional organization. This role will work closely with the executive team to understand the organization's goals and initiatives and translate them into fundable programs or projects. The VP, Grant Writer will also be responsible for managing relationships with potential and existing donors, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, and tracking and reporting on grant applications and awards.
· Develop and implement a comprehensive grant strategy to support the organization's goals and initiatives.
· Research and identify potential grant opportunities from government agencies, foundations, and corporations.
· Write and submit compelling, high-quality grant proposals and applications on time.
· Manage relationships with potential and existing donors, including maintaining regular communication and providing updates on the use of funds.
· Ensure compliance with all grant regulations and requirements, including timely and accurate reporting.
· Track and report on grant applications, awards, and rejections.
· Collaborate with the executive team and other departments to understand the organization's needs and develop fundable programs or projects.
· Provide guidance and support to other staff involved in grant writing and fundraising.
· Stay up-to-date with trends and best practices in grant writing and fundraising.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Non-Profit Management, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred. Proven experience in grant writing and fundraising, preferably in a non-profit organization. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong research and organizational skills. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Knowledge of non-profit funding sources and grant application processes. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and grant management software. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team. Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.