Pat Craddick, M.S.
Pat Craddick is the founder of ParentJobNet and an accomplished nonprofit executive with over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit philanthropic and corporate industries.
Having founded and served 14 years (2004 – 2018) as Executive Director/CEO and Board Member of ParentJobNet, Inc., – an award winning nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, she now works as an independent nonprofit executive consultant (patcraddick.com) while continuing her philanthropic work in organizational capacity building, advisory, fundraising, board development, and governance.
Since inception (2004), ParentJobNet successfully helped over 16,000 low-income public school parents build financial security at home to help their children succeed academically. The organization served these families with holistic workforce educational programs, connected them to hundreds of jobs, improved their financial literacy, and received 16 honorary and merit awards under her leadership.
Prior to founding ParentJobNet, Pat worked on Wall Street as a financial services professional at large institutional investment companies in a variety of positions ranging from portfolio management, institutional client services, and training/development.
Having had a remarkably successful track record in the nonprofit industry Pat takes great pride in establishing a grassroots in-kind operation, which helped develop a nonprofit operation with over 100 business partners and volunteers in the first 3 years. Leading the programmatic, operational, fundraising, marketing communication, and board development mandates of the organization for many years gave her a whole new appreciation and a unique perspective of the intricacies of nonprofits. This priceless experience has paved the way to who she is today as a seasoned and knowledgeable nonprofit professional.
As part of capacity building, Pat sets trajectory goals for programs outcomes designed to measure impact and leverage new funding opportunities. Her exceptional interpersonal skills are well crafted to win corporate and foundation support while communicating with donors and interacting with various levels of stakeholders to achieve long-term sustainable organizational growth.
Pat's passion for mission-driven work is evident through years of community work having achieved impactful results with 9 merit awards for nonprofit excellence, entrepreneurship, and leadership. As a change agent, she is honored to continue to bring her in-depth knowledge of nonprofit management, fundraising, governance, and strategic thinking to help nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporate foundations navigate, assess, build and grow sustainable programs and operational infrastructures to help transform individuals, families, and communities. Awards
As an avid lifetime learner, Pat is actively involved in Toastmasters International holding a leadership position as Vice President of Education at a local New York Chapter. Additionally, she has served on several nonprofit boards and volunteered for many causes.
Pat holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, and Philanthropy from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Pace University. In addition, she has done post graduate (BCI) studies at Columbia University and holds professional certifications in portfolio management, training and development, and project management.
Pat is an avid runner residing in New York City. She has a daughter studying in Los Angeles and acting in a major TV series in Hollywood CA.
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