Executive Director

A Faith-Based Gangs-To-Jobs Ministry ABOUT US: Hope Now for Youth was founded in 1992 based on the belief—now a field-tested...
Hope Now
January 27, 2021
2305 Stanislaus Street Fresno, CA 93721, Fresno
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Franklin Spees


A Faith-Based Gangs-To-Jobs Ministry


Hope Now for Youth was founded in 1992 based on the belief—now a field-tested reality—that a caring relationship plus a job can empower a gang member to choose a life of hope and success over a life on the streets.

Hope Now is a Fresno, California faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has seen over 2,500 young men leave their gangs for a job and a new life. Most Hope Now graduates were 16-24-year-olds with criminal records on probation or parole. Over 65% have retained their jobs. Four of our current vocational placement counselors are Hope Now graduates.

Hope Now is a public benefit organization. Faith in the saving grace of Jesus Christ has led many Hope Now alumni to experience the transforming power, peace and hope that are central to our work. Here’s a summary of Hope Now’s scope and mission, and the heart of a successful candidate:

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.” (Isaiah 61:1-3)

A more expansive look at Hope Now can be found at HopeNow.org. Qualified leaders sharing Hope Now’s passion for personal and social transformation are encouraged to apply online (LINK).

Thanks for expressing your commitment to offering the hope that faith and a job can bring to our youth.


Hope Now Board of Directors


The Hope Now Board is looking for a leader who is passionate about helping young gang men change their lives, someone who is innovative in the strategies to accomplish this, and someone who is committed to establishing institutional best practices necessary for sustainability and effectiveness.

Executive Director

The Executive Director leads Hope Now. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, program and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors (“Board”).

Board Development

Works with the Board in order to fulfill Hope Now’s mission. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading Hope Now in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board.
  • Communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Working closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and increasing the overall visibility of Hope Now.

Organization Responsibilities & Operations

  • Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate and at the highest level of integrity.
  • Hiring, supervision and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Effective administration of Hope Now’s operations.
  • Establishing, implementing and overseeing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operations of Hope Now, ensuring full compliance with California and Federal laws.
  • Signing all notes, agreements, contracts and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Financial Performance and Viability

  • Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  • Fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support Hope Now’s mission.
  • Fiscal integrity of Hope Now, to include the preparation of the annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a favorable financial position.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Board and/or as the need arises.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree with educational focus in communication, business, or psychology. Work experience consistent with Hope Now’s mission will be considered for meeting this qualification.
  • Five or more years of Church, ministry and/or nonprofit management/supervisory experience.
  • A sincere desire of the heart to see gang affiliated young men transform their lives and reach their potential.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Experience working in multicultural environments.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors or other leadership team.
  • High level strategic thinker and planner. Ability to envision and convey Hope Now’s strategic future to the staff, Board, partners, employers and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including clients, employers, funders and partner agencies.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial analytical skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.


  • Salary range: $85,000+ (DOE and with opportunities for growth)
  • Competitive health benefits package

How To Apply

To apply please visit: https://hopenowforyouth.org/careers/

or visit: HopeNow.org and click on "careers"

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