Counseling, Social Work, Case Management, Fundraising, Resource Development, Grant Writing, Management
4 Year Degree
E/BFSC seeks an experienced nonprofit sector leader, reporting to the Board of Directors, who will be responsible for planning, implementing, supervising, and evaluating E/BFSC’s programs and operations as a means of inspiring, guiding, and advocating on behalf of working families and their children. As a highly visible representative of E/BFSC, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with various constituencies including families, Board members, donors, volunteers, community leaders, foundations, government, and partner agencies. The candidate will have a proven track record of attracting and sustaining public and private funding and partnerships as well as financial and political astuteness. The incoming CEO will bring strategic thinking, teamwork, and diplomacy to their work. Candidates should feel comfortable working in an organization that values integrity and collaborative solutions in a city with a diverse cultural and economic base of support.
Starting with a well-respected organization, experienced staff, and supportive community leaders, the next CEO will help E/BFSC sustain its quality programs while focusing its strategic direction to respond to the changing community and demographic opportunities and needs.
E/BFSC currently has an annual operating budget of over $4 million and 45+ employees.
Community Relations, Advocacy, Marketing, and Fundraising
Assures that E/BFSC and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders; maintains leadership and program advocacy role of the agency by interfacing with other community organizations and key constituent groups, District of Columbia departments and leaders. Develops effective partnerships, collaborations, and strategic alliances with government agencies, corporations, foundations, and other sources of funds and services within the nonprofit industry, as well as with individuals.
Program Oversight, Planning and Evaluation
Articulates vision and strategic direction of E/BFSC, ensures the implementation of the strategic plan, and recommends short term and long range plans to the Board of Directors; plans programs and objectives, and directs all programs, services, and activities; articulates both the short term and long term vision and ensures that overall objectives and milestones are met. Ensures that growth reflects the mission and values of the organization given the available financial resources. Confirms that activities and operations are in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations; establishes systems to regularly and systematically evaluate the results of overall operations and programs.
Responsibility for overall financial integrity and strength of E/BFSC; oversees the development of budgets for submission to the Board; ensures the Board is regularly informed on the financial status of the agency; provides the appropriate control and accountability of all funds, physical assets and other property.
Positive Work Environment
Leads senior management team to strengthen and support the programmatic, financial, and operational goals of E/BFSC; involvement in recruiting, developing, and motivating staff; oversees succession planning and assessment of staff; reviews current practices and methods and initiates development of new ones as necessary to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and encourage growth; Ensure compliance with established personnel policies and with all federal and state employment laws and regulations.
Partnership with the Board of Directors
Facilitates operations and administration of the Board by promoting proactive Board development, advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting the Board to fulfill its governance function.
TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
The CEO must possess a passion for helping our most vulnerable families and residents. The CEO will operate with a strategic perspective while executing the day-to-day activities. The CEO will be a visionary, forward-thinking leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. A strong business acumen that will enable the CEO to make effective decisions regarding future growth is key.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including outstanding public speaking skills are essential, as the CEO will represent E/BFSC to its various constituencies. This individual must be a coalition-builder who can work with a wide variety of constituencies to implement programs and processes, and facilitate change, when required.
The leader will be authentic and grounded in E/BFSC values. An inclusive leadership style that endorses collaboration, trust, and transparent communication between all stakeholders will be highly valued. The ideal candidate will be a good listener who is accessible and who possesses the ability to adapt and respond effectively to change, while continuing to lead and mentor the team. The CEO will have a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity on the Board and within organization.
This individual will accomplish goals through motivation, the delegation of authority, and the use of systems that are designed for effective planning and evaluation. The successful candidate will have critical thinking skills and will display integrity, good judgment, technical expertise, financial acumen, and strong organizational skills.
Proven fundraising experience and the ability to relate comfortably with a variety of funding sources, including public funding stream contacts, foundations and individuals are essential.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in social work, nonprofit management or business administration preferred. A minimum of seven to ten years senior management experience in an organization of comparable focus and size is required.
Effectively utilize Microsoft Office suite as well as information technology, database applications, and the Internet. Work occasional nights and weekends as needed to support Board and community events. Provide a valid driver’s license and driving record. Have the legal right to work in the United States. Pass an FBI and local police clearance and Child Abuse Registry clearance.
Additional Salary Information: Annual compensation will be competitive and, if needed, is negotiable. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided. Candidates from outside the DC/MD/VA area are encouraged to apply. E/BFSC will not pay relocation costs.
About Edgewood Brookland Family Support Collaborative
The Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative (E/BFSC), established in 1996, is an innovative community-based organization that provides wraparound support programs and services for the most vulnerable residents of Wards 5 and 6 in Washington, D.C. E/BFSC is guided by our mission to strengthen families and build vibrant communities that promote healthy, stable neighborhoods that thrive. Founded originally as a partnership between residents and neighborhood-based organizations, E/BFSC has developed a service delivery model that focuses on four components, including: 1) family preservation, 2) housing stabilization, 3) workforce development, and 4) school-based programs. Today, E/BFSC supports approximately 1,000 families and individuals annually.