Executive Director

San Diego, California, United States
Apply by 24 June 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 25 May 2018

Job Description

Areas of Responsibility

Fundraising & Community Leadership: 70%

  • Execute a successful fund development strategy, working closely with the board to steward existing supporters and increase current levels of giving while identifying new funding sources, especially through building corporate sponsor participation and major events
  • Grow and diversify funding streams to be less reliant on contributed income to increase overall sustainability
  • Continue the momentum of attracting new supporters and donors by identifying prospective partners, identifying giving potential, and closing to build CRC’s capacity
  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization, increase awareness among target audiences, and increase revenues from all sources
  • Increase the visibility of viable solutions to reduce and prevent homelessness through developing external relationships and improving the community’s knowledge of CRC
  • Establish strong working relationships and collaborate with government and other agencies to implement, evaluate, and enhance the quality, accessibility, and utilization of services, both within CRC and collectively through the region
  • Raise the profile of CRC by serving as the primary spokesperson, actively and effectively representing the brand and organization to partners, funders, community leaders, and the community at large and ensuring sound marketing strategies

Organizational & Operational Leadership: 15%

  • Lead and inspire an organization of approximately 45, including 4 (direct reports) from the senior management, building strong morale and collaboration between staff members and volunteers through managerial courage and integrity
  • Foster a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people
  • Craft a vision that rallies staff support and inspires participation, through achievement of annual and multi-year strategic and tactical growth plans in close alignment with CRC’s mission and core values
  • Programmatic: provide leadership to the Program Director to ensure that CRC moves forward with innovative solutions for those we serve, and that our programs support and reflect the vision and mission of our organization

Board Development: 15%

  • Prepare regular reports and analysis for and make presentations to the Board of Directors
  • Guide and support the Board of Directors in establishing goals and developing policies, procedures, budgets and programs that fulfill the mission
  • Partner with the Board in the ongoing board-building process including identification, recruitment, orientation, engagement, evaluation and rotation of board members
  • Provide thought leadership to the Board to assure development of an effective and motivated board, including identification, recruitment, training and involvement of members in meeting the goals of the organization
Immediate Priorities
  • Communicate, revisit and act consistently on organization’s current strategic goals
  • Initiate a refreshed strategic planning process for the organization by the end of the first year
  • Refocus the leadership model from transitional to long-term
Core Competencies
  • Strong Verbal and Listening Skills
  • Inspirational
  • Visionary
  • People Developer
  • Has achieved growth results by bringing others along the journey
  • Diplomatic
  • “Roll up your sleeves” attitude
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in public administration, business, nonprofit management, Health and Human Services or a related field
  • At least five years of nonprofit experience
  • Demonstrated successful high-level fundraising experience, with a focus on funds raised from private sources
  • 8-10 years of successful senior management experience, with direct experience of leading, hiring, developing and supporting staff, in an organization with a $2 million budget or more
  • Strong understanding of contracts in the social services arena or the equivalent; an understanding of government contracts and their management
  • Ability to work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience leading, developing and strategically utilizing board members, committees and volunteers
  • Knowledge of, and experience working within the San Diego philanthropic community
  • Competent and comfortable understanding of financial statements and budgetary information, and the ability to use this information with high-level financial staff
  • A keen understanding of the political landscape and program funding opportunities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to speak passionately in the community about the organization and our mission

This position is full-time exempt, with a salary range of $125-$135,000 (commensurate with experience) plus eligibility to participate in a performance incentive bonus plan, co-developed with the Board. CRC offers an excellent benefit package. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required. Some travel is involved. This position is subject to background checks including FBI, Department of Justice, and those required by Federal contracts.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.