Hope for Families Center in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking a new leader to assume the position of their current, retiring Executive Director. This is a fulfilling opportunity to apply your leadership and non-profit management skills and experiences and help change the lives of our homeless families along the Treasure Coast.
Currently, there are over 2,543 people in our community who cannot afford safe and adequate shelter. Of those, over 690 are children. Given the current economic conditions, we fear that number will steadily grow.
We believe that expectations are paramount to teach homeless families the habits and routines necessary to sustain themselves.
Our facility is the largest of its kind on the Treasure Coast. The Hope for Families Center enables our clients to re-establish self-sufficiency through structured programs and linkages to community health and human services. Adult residents are required to find jobs within two weeks and save 75% of their income. Zero tolerance for alcohol, drugs and weapons is strictly enforced.
Learn more about our organization and the families lives we are changing every day through visiting our website and reading our most recent annual report.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Collaborating with and reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic, operational, and financial responsibility for the organization’s staff, programs, facility, community outreach and execution of its mission. Hope for Families Center (Center) believes that expectations are paramount to teach homeless families the habits and routines necessary to sustain themselves. The Center is designed not just to be a place to stay, but to provide a structured program that teaches families how to set expectations of themselves that they can carry into the future.
The ED will initially develop a deep knowledge of the demographics of the homeless families on the Treasure Coast, the Center’s core programs, operations, strategic and governance plans. S/he is also responsible for building relationships with board members, funders, community partners, government officials, financial organizations, faith-based leaders, and others to accomplish the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities. The ED position will be tasked with continuing the work of the all-volunteer board & community leaders, while at the same time offering new ways to engage the community. Additionally, the Executive Director will serve as the primary fundraiser and spokesperson, and as such, is accountable for developing sustainable revenue streams.
Leadership & Management:
1. Demonstrate and communicate a clear vision for Hope for Families Center.
2. Actively engage and energize board members, members, volunteers, event committees, partner organizations, funders, and donors.
3. Develop and maintain a strong culture based on Hope for Families Center core values.
4. Coordinate and implement ongoing strategic planning, to move the mission forward and fulfill the vision of the organization.
5. Serve as an ex-officio member of the board of directors, attend all board meetings and advise the board of any issues in which the Center should be involved.
6. Work closely and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to set and meet strategic annual goals, establish policy, and enhance human and financial resources.
7. Develop and ensure implementation and execution of appropriate long-term and current year objectives with measurable outcomes.
1. Manage the day- to-day operations of the Center, including facilities management, maintenance, landscaping, etc.
2. Build technology, systems and computer equipment needs as the organization grows. Recommend same to Board for approval and funding.
3. Ensure the organization is compliant with government and funder regulations and requirements.
4. Identify and evaluate risks to the organizations’ people, property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.
Human Resources Planning and Management:
1. Effectively manage the organization, including contracted services.
2. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the team. Lead, coach, develop, and retain a high-performance team in the implementation of the mission, vision, and organizational goals.
3. Establish job descriptions and an annual performance plan for staff. Conduct annual performance reviews. Recommend merit increases based upon performance.
4. Coach and mentor staff to continuously achieve higher levels of performance.
5. Provide Board with meaningful recommendations regarding staff performance, training, compensation, and benefits.
6. Develop and implement compensation and benefit plans, based upon the Board’s direction.
Financial Planning and Management:
1. Assess and assure financial feasibility of current programs as well as that of all new initiatives.
2. Assume responsibility for the financial health, stability, capacity, and planned growth of the organization.
3. Monitor all finances and work closely with the Board to assume an efficient and cost-effective operation.
4. Along with the Treasurer, maintain all necessary registrations and certifications to comply with state requirements for non-profits.
5. Be vigilant in seeking prompt and effective enforcement and compliance to any relevant laws.
1. Ensure the ongoing development and implementation of programs that meet the needs of those we serve.
2. Establish evaluation systems and organizational processes to monitor program outcomes and improve quality services.
1. Oversee the creation and implementation of a strategic development plan designed to raise needed funds for annual operating, capital projects, and endowment building.
2. Through aggressive fundraising, be accountable for developing resources in all facets: cultivate foundations, corporate sponsors, individual donors, and volunteers, pursue federal, state and county government grants and contracts, and seek strategic alliances, partnerships for programs, and joint ventures in concert with the Board.
3. Identify and coordinate events that relate to the mission and provide significant unrestricted fundraising opportunities.
4. Establish software and data systems to monitor and track donors, thereby leveraging the knowledge to increase fundraising efforts.
5. Assure a growing, diversified revenue stream by playing a major role in the cultivation, solicitation and immediate recognition of individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
6. Prepare and monitor all grants and funding projects; prepare final and year end reports.
Community Engagement and Communication:
1. Prepare an Annual Report to the Board of Directors for distribution to the community.
2. Interact regularly and frequently with municipal, state, and elected leaders to ensure that the agency’s interests are properly advanced.
3. Work closely with the leadership of the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council to build a strategic relationship that increases HFC’s impact and resources for growth.
4. Partner with existing organizations in the region including funder networks, government work groups, child improvement entities, aging adult support, income equity providers throughout the region.
5. Serve as an articulate, confident, and persuasive advocate for HFC.
Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience.
Graduate degree in a related field preferred.
Passion for the community and mission.
7-10 years of career progression in non-profit organizations and residential shelter programs, with a proven track record of 3-5 years in a senior management leadership role.
Knowledge of fundraising policies and procedures, including grant writing, grant processes, moves management, donor software, major gift solicitation and legacy planning.
Knowledge of the public relations function for promoting a non-profit organization.
Knowledge of how to navigate the various government and political entities to the advantage of the Center.
Knowledge of fiscal management and non-profit business acumen.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish relationships internally and externally; act as a bridge builder and change agent in the community.
Strong verbal and written communication skills (example of a written assignment will be required).
Flexible schedule with capability to work evenings and weekends.
Public speaking & media experience (all group sizes, ages, and backgrounds) a PLUS.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include health, dental, vision insurance, group life insurance and vacation time.
About Hope for Families Center
The Hope for Families Center is the source of safety and security when the Treasure Coast’s most vulnerable residents find themselves without shelter. We serve as the catalyst to get families back on their feet and provide the structure, education and resources to not only keep families safe today but to have the ability to provide for themselves for the long term.
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