Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
The Board of Directors of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Inc. (CYS) is actively seeking a resourceful, visionary, and inspirational executive leader to replace its current, highly regarded executive director, who is retiring after 21 years. The Executive Director will provide leadership, direction and administration on all aspects of CYS Fresno activities to ensure accomplishment of its mission, vision, core values and strategic initiatives. We are looking for a seasoned executive with strong business acumen, effective relationship-building skills, and a deep belief in the dignity and resilience of vulnerable children and families touched by abuse, neglect, or mental illness, and those who are at-risk.
Founded in Fresno in 1973, Comprehensive Youth Services is a major nonprofit provider of quality, evidence-based mental health and supportive services for children, adolescents and families in Fresno County. With a $5 million budget and a staff of nearly 100, CYS is a strong and stable organization with a clear focus on providing high quality best practice, strength-based, culturally sensitive services to help children and families overcome a variety of barriers to allow them to be successful at home, at school and in the community. More than 10,000 children and family members were served by CYS last year. The organization highly values collaboration, teamwork and inclusive decision-making, while holding itself to high standards of performance, shared responsibility and accountability.
This is a full time
position providing a competitive salary and benefits
Priorities, duties and responsibilities include:
Fundraising and Public Relations – 30%
Oversee the work of the Development Director in writing and submission of grant requests, ensure compliance with grant commitments and submit timely reports to funding agencies;
Seek funding opportunities through personal contact with local funders and determine with staff input the appropriateness of funding opportunities;
Develop collaborative relationships with funders, other voluntary organizations, government agencies, donors and individuals in the community;
Promote public awareness and support for CYS Fresno through community outreach, meetings and collaboration with organizations, alliances, and public entities;
Advocate for quality mental health and supportive services for children, adolescents, and families who have experienced abuse, neglect or domestic violence.
Participate in local networks, commissions, and task forces that promote access to quality mental health and supportive services for children, adolescents, and families.
Staff Relations – 20%
Problem solve a range of issues including personnel, programmatic, budgetary, and liability.
Ensure the development of job descriptions and regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
Responsible for the employment and release of all personnel.
Budget and Finance – 20%
Work with finance manager, administrative team and Board to develop agency budget;
Manage the budget’s implementation and monitor finances monthly, provide monthly staffing allocations and approve all expenditures.
Compliance and Quality Control – 15%
In concert with the Clinical Director, monitor agency services, programs, policies and procedures to assure outstanding service delivery and ensure compliance with all laws and funder requirements.
Function as Custodian of Records for Department of Justice;
Ensure a structure of timely reporting and fiscal accountability up to and including the Board.
Strategic Leadership/Board Relations – 15%
Assist in strengthening the Board’s role in effective governance through Board development;
Keep the Board aware of key issues impacting CYS Fresno, its clients and the community.
Formulate and recommend policies to Board of Directors and ensure implementation;
Monitor emerging trends and legislation at the local, state and federal levels that impact CYS.
Works with board of directors and senior management in facilitating strategic planning and organizational development.
Experience and Qualifications:
Five years of executive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably in child welfare or behavioral health, encompassing supervision of professional staff;
Experience and knowledge of child welfare laws and related community resources;
Master’s degree or higher (preferred);
Strong financial experience in administration of budgets in excess of $2 million;
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills;
Proven experience and successful track record in community collaborations;
Proven track record in writing/facilitating grant applications.
Proficiency in Spanish is desirable but not mandatory.
Must submit to and pass a background and fingerprint check and be approved to serve as custodian of records for Department of Justice Criminal Offender Record Information;
Must possess valid California driver’s license, vehicle for business use, and insurance as required by law.
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