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Long-time president and CEO Paul S. Castro will be retiring in 2017 after four decades of service.
Reporting to the board of directors, the president and CEO is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of the $35 million agency, providing leadership toward the achievement of its mission, vision, annual goals, objectives, and growth. Supported by the executive vice president, the senior vice president of operations, over 230 full-time employees, and nearly 850 volunteers, the president and CEO must harness these resources to effectively implement JFS’s strategic goals and objectives while developing and maintaining relationships with donors, volunteers, community members, partner organizations, government, and other funding sources.
Additional key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Define the strategic direction of JFS consistent with its vision, mission, and culture. Provide oversight of all operational functions of the agency, including program development, management and administration, financial management, community relations, fund development, human resource management, volunteer leadership, facilities management, and infrastructure growth.
- Play a major role in fundraising, pursuing an agenda of donor outreach and exceptional donor stewardship to increase the organization’s financial resources.
- Develop effective partnerships, collaborations, and strategic alliances with government agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals, other funding sources, and service partners.
- In collaboration with senior management, maintain and enrich the organization’s strong, distinctive culture and operational values. Instill a culture of continuous improvement achieved through an ongoing process of defining goals, developing strategies, implementing systems, and measuring performance results.
- Lead a senior management team to strengthen and support the programmatic, financial, and operational goals of JFS, including attracting, retaining, developing, and motivating qualified staff. Ensure opportunities for ongoing staff development and mentorship, including the setting of goals and measuring of results to drive organizational performance and outcomes.
- Ensure the organization is operated on a sound fiscal basis. Working with the senior staff, oversee the development of JFS’s budget, manage within the budget, and keep the board of directors regularly informed of the financial status of the organization.
- Serve as the primary spokesperson and advocate for JFS in order to promote the mission by clearly articulating its programs and impact on the community. Establish and grow mutually beneficial relationships with nonprofits, government agencies, elected government officials, corporations, funders, community leaders, educational institutions, media, and others to support the growth and development of the organization.
- Encourage an engaged board of directors in the work of the organization. Provide timely and accurate information to the board so it can effectively execute its oversight role. Facilitate the board’s operations and administration and contribute to the selection and recruitment of new board members.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the president & CEO is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of the $35 million agency. Supported by over 230 full-time employees and nearly 850 volunteers, the president & CEO must harness these resources to effectively implement JFS’s strategic goals and objectives while developing and maintaining relationships with donors, volunteers, community members, partner organizations, government and other funding sources.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights seeks an inspirational, charismatic leader for its next president and CEO. Reporting to the board of directors, the president and CEO is responsible for driving the mission and strategic direction, as well as the fiscal health and structural soundness, of the organization. The CEO oversees an annual budget of approximately $5.7 million and a total staff of more than 50 employees in addition to over 500 pro bono attorneys and volunteers.
Ideally, the new CEO will possess a record of effective leadership as CEO or other executive position, preferably in the area of child welfare, education policy, children’s advocacy, mental health, or social welfare.