Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer 150 150 NPNjobs
Family Support Services
March 9, 2023
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Family Support Services is a regional nonprofit assisting families who face serious challenges in successfully caring for their children. We support families with children who have mental or physical disabilities; families taking care of children who are substance exposed, medically fragile, or are HIV+; and families in which grandparents or other relatives have had to step in to care for children. Family Support Services also works with families in which children are at risk of abuse or neglect to help parents improve their parenting skills and ensure that these children are raised in safe, healthy, and nurturing environments.

We are looking for a passionate, creative, and experienced professional to lead our organization and its committed team through our next stages of growth and accomplishment. This position will focus on supporting a strong culture of inclusion for our team members, maintaining a focus on strategic objectives, and ensuring the overall viability and sustainability of our program and organization. This is an excellent opportunity for a person who is committed to the success of families and is eager to engage the community and our partners in furthering our work. 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strategic and inspiring leader who is visionary and has “big picture” perspective;
  • Executive and operational experience to successfully perform the planning, directing, reporting, and managerial responsibilities of the position;
  • Demonstrated success in and knowledge of public funding and private fundraising, including an understanding of public grant-making, grant-writing and compliance.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in nonprofit finance, budgeting and cash flow in order to appropriately monitor, interpret, and manage organizational finances.
  • Accomplished public speaking ability and finesse in developing sustainable donor network;
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion and the ability to lead a team of people with these principals in mind;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to listen;
  • Demonstrated success in leading organizations;
  • Knowledge of government regulations as they apply to the organization;
  • Ability to design a structure and work environment that develops and empowers staff, engages team members, and creates the energy and enthusiasm to fulfill Family Support Services’ mission;
  • Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the social service/human service sector; and
  • Knowledgeable about the Bay Area with established local networks and/or demonstrated ability to develop connections and partnerships with the community.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or greater in business administration, social service, nonprofit management or related field (graduate degree preferred).
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a leadership role in a complex organization, with proven ability in planning, team-building, fundraising, and operational delivery.
  • Some combination of comparable education and work experience can be substituted for the above.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and/or sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some statewide travel is required.

General Requirements:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position.

How To Apply

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Please provide a resume with a brief cover letter that tells us how your skills, experience and education meet our needs and why this position is of interest to you. People of color, people living with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 24.