Jose Ortiz, Jr. was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC), the nation’s largest city-based membership association for the workforce development industry, in February 2018. An accomplished New York City nonprofit leader, Jose has spent his career building and overseeing programs and initiatives at premier social sector organizations across education, leadership, innovation and workforce development.

Immediately prior to joining NYCETC, Jose served as the Managing Director of External Affairs, Partnerships, and Business Development at Pursuit, a Long Island City based workforce nonprofit that prepares underserved and underprivileged individuals without college degrees for software development jobs at some of the world’s most innovative companies. Prior to Pursuit, Jose spent more than a decade at 92Y, a world-class cultural and community center, where he led youth & family programs, leadership initiatives, conferences, and was a founding member of the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact which created the global day of philanthropy called Giving Tuesday.

Jose serves as an advisor to 92Y’s Centers for Arts Learning and Leadership, and currently sits on The Fund for Public Housing Advisory Council, Human Services Council of New York Priority Strategy Council, The NYC Workforce Field Building Hub Advisory Board, the Queens Tech Council, Youth Represents and the Regional Plan Association New York Committee. Jose also served on the Amazon HQ2 Community Advisory Council (CAC), was recently appointed to NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Labor and Workforce Sector Advisory Council to inform the administration’s efforts to restart the economy and city life, and an Advisory Committee (chaired by Steve Cohen, Co-Chair of NY Forward and Chair of the Board of Empire State Development) to inform the Governor’s efforts around economic development planning over the next 18 months.

Jose has testified before the United States Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on the subject of Connecting More People to Work”. Jose has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Politico, Newsweek, City & State, the Gotham Gazette, AMNY Metro and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and has appeared on NY1’s Inside City Hall” with Errol Louis and WBAI’s Max & Murphy”. Jose was the youngest person to be named to City & State’s 2019 Nonprofit Power 100, and named again in 2021. Recently, Jose was named to the inaugural class of the Robin Hood Power Fund invests in leaders of color who are tackling inequities and driving solutions across New York City, while bringing perspective, proximity, and expertise to the fight against poverty.”