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Title Executive Director
Posted Date 01/29/2018
Employer Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley
Job Information

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley (FPSGV) provides a holistic network of support for homeless families as they work to achieve and sustain independence. Bringing together the resources of faith communities, service agencies, and the local community, we provide a variety of services for families in need. FPSGV’s mission is to help homeless children by helping their families to stay intact, to regain stable housing, and to return to steady work within a supportive, volunteer-driven community.

FPSGV is currently looking for a new Executive Director (ED) with strong fundraising, management, and program administration skills who will lead the organization into the next stage of its development as a human services agency. The ideal ED will be visionary and detail-oriented, creative and analytical, collaborative and highly organized.  She or he will be an exceptional communicator with strong writing and public speaking skills.

The Executive Director (ED) will report directly to the Board of Directors.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Board of Directors Relations:

  • Lead and collaborate with and serve as operational liaison to the Board of Directors and its Committees.
  • Provide monthly ED reports at Board meetings and timely prepare other documents for Board of Directors as needed.
  • Together with the Finance Committee, develop and recommend an annual budget for Board of Directors’ approval.
  • Work with the Finance Committee to provide monthly reports to the Board of Directors on the agency’s financial status.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding program and policy changes.
  • Implement Board-approved personnel policies and monitor strategies that improve the effectiveness of the agency.
  • Participate in Board of Directors’ recruitment, training, and development.

Fundraising, Communication & Resource Management:

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and coordinate agency fundraising efforts.
  • Coordinate with Board of Directors and contracted and volunteer grant writers for grant solicitation.
  • Assist the Board of Directors and its Committees with organizing events as needed.
  • Develop and maintain community support by soliciting monetary and in-kind donations from donors at all levels. Nurture long-term relationships with all funding sources.
  • Represent the agency as its spokesperson in a professional manner with faith communities, community agencies/organizations, coalitions, individuals and the community-at-large.
  • Write monthly newsletters, success story vignettes, and seasonal appeal letters for the agency.
  • Promote an effective, high-visibility, and positive public image of the agency and its mission.
  • Exercise good stewardship of FPSGV-owned and leased resources and property.

Program Development/Administration:

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of agency programs and services.
  • Research and implement best practices in the homeless services field from Family Promise National, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, etc.
  • Work in conjunction with the Board of Directors to develop long-range plans for program expansion.
  • Maintain and oversee data collection for agency programs.
  • Supervise employees and establish performance standards for all staff members.
  • Be on call as needed in case of client emergency.
  • Train FPGSV volunteers to care for homeless families and act as principle liaison between volunteers, staff, and program guest families.
  • Coordinate and communicate services with other community agencies and organizations.
  • Lead the organization during a time of growth through the development of new facilities and programs, and recruit additional faith community partners.
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with host and support congregations, volunteer coordinators, and congregational leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nonprofit Management, or Public Administration or equivalent experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly public speaking ability.
  • History of increasingly responsible experience in organizational leadership, management, program development and capacity-building.
  • Demonstrated success in fund development and financial management.
  • Two years’ experience supervising employees and/or volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with community partners, volunteers, corporations, and Boards of Directors.
  • The ability to think creatively and entrepreneurially to improve service delivery and program performance.
  • Maturity, a sense of humor, an ability to relate to individuals from many different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, a can-do attitude, a willingness to lead by doing, and an attitude of ownership of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Nonprofit Management, or Public Administration.
  • Experience in grant writing and knowledge of funding entities in human services.
  • Experience with direct service to homeless populations; knowledge of homeless service provision models and programming.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Additional Requirements

  • Able to lift up to 15 pounds (e.g., accepting donated items, carrying office-related supplies, etc.).
  • Knowledge of basic computer software (Microsoft Suite) and electronic communication tools.
  • Possess a valid Class-A driver’s license, personal vehicle, proof of car insurance, and good driving record.

Working Hours

The Executive Director is a full time exempt position requiring some weekend and evening hours. After hours the Director is on call for emergencies. Due to the nature of this position, flexibility of work hours may be required.

Salary/Benefits

Salary will be competitive and based upon qualifications and experience.  Annual salary range is $60,000-$70,000. An allowance for the purchase of health care insurance will be provided.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by email to: ExDirSearchComm@familypromisesgv.org

For more information about Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley, please visit our website at http://www.familypromisesgv.org/

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.