Chief Executive Officer

United States
Full Time

Please find the full job description here. As stated when you go to the full job description, we ask that to express your interest in this role please fill out our recruiter's Talent Profile or email Christy directly at [email protected].


UTEC is seeking a charismatic, inspirational,  and community-grounded CEO to advance the organization's mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for economic success. Based in Massachusetts and serving the towns of Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill, UTEC’s unique, comprehensive program model shows “madd love” to young adults through multiple chances, across multiple years, and with access to multiple pathways. UTEC serves justice involved youth with their successful programs including Street Outreach & Violence Intervention, Behind the Walls Programming, Transitional Coaching, Workforce Development & Social Enterprises/Education, offering young adults ages 17-25 a wide array of wrap around services to support them where they are while propelling them forward.

The CEO will amplify the approach upon which UTEC was founded: centering young adults in all the work that we carry out. The CEO will be focused on instilling the value of community in and out of the building, while ensuring UTEC has the systems and practices in place to activate principles of equity throughout the organization. Through oversight of all day-to-day operations, the CEO will be dedicated to leading the diverse team at UTEC live out the core values of the organization:

  • Assuming goodness behind everyone’s actions.
  • Show madd love, unconditionally accepting each person.
  • Offer everyone a clean slate, never giving up.
  • Carry out respectful curiosity, always seeking out moments to connect.
  • Be a sponge, actively seeking feedback.
  •  Embody contagious passion in all they do.


Andy Tarsy, Maureen Alphonse-Charles and Christy Farrell of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. Please find our full job description here. To express your interest in this role please fill out our Talent Profile or email Christy directly at [email protected]. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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