Application: Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer

Reports to the Board of Directors


The CEO provides professional leadership and direction to Agency staff; conducts the affairs of the Agency to carry out its mission and objectives; develops, interprets and applies policies set by the Board; manages and directs the finances, programs and daily activities of the Agency; participates in and represents the Agency on local, regional and national committees; is the chief advocate of the Agency to major donors and all government supporters.




  • Develops a shared vision for the future of the Agency in conjunction with the Board.
  • Creates business plans to accomplish the mission.
  • Effectively communicates agency activities to staff and stakeholders.



  • Provides leadership in all aspects of fundraising and volunteer development.
  • Works with the Board of Directors and staff to develop annual fundraising goals and ensure that action is taken to meet them.
  • Along with the Board Chair, actively engages Board of Directors in fundraising activities to help achieve fundraising goals.



  • Develops and maintains professional standards and practices for the Agency.
  • Provides professional leadership for the development and ongoing implementation of the Agency’s strategic plan.
  • Oversees and retains the final responsibility for hiring, performance evaluation, and retention of Agency staff.
  • Directly hires, evaluates, and retains those individuals who directly report to the CEO.
  • Ensures that the Agency meets accrediting and licensing requirements and keeps the Board informed of the status of these activities.
  • Ensures the availability of effective and efficient support systems for the Agency, including computer services, training, human resources, finance, management information, and facilities management.
  • Provides oversight for the Agency quality improvement process and ensures continuous quality improvement occurs.


Governance/ Board Relations

  • Provides for the sharing of information with the Board that enables the Board to effectively carry out its governance role.
  • Administers the affairs of the Agency in accordance with the by-laws and policies of the Agency, as well as within all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and an advisor to agency auxiliaries and advisory bodies and is an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board.


Communications & Public Relations

  • Serves as the chief professional representative of the Agency to donors, government supporters and the communities where the agency operates.


Financial Management

  • Oversees the development of the Agency’s budget, for approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Manages the Agency within its annual budget.
  • Lead all Agency audits.
  • Ensures that the Agency maintains current information on available funding opportunities and seeks to develop programs consistent with the Agency strategic plan.



  • College degree required, Master’s preferred (MBA, MSW, MPA, MPH), with experience in the management of health-related services.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience as a senior level human services administrator in a complex health and human services organization.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in fund development, volunteer development and management, communications, strategic planning, finance, personnel administration, marketing and program design, continuous quality improvement.
  • Familiarity with law and regulations governing the function of not-for-profit, family service, mental health and child welfare agencies.
  • Proficient in the use of computerized information systems.
  • Proven success with all types of grant end to end management.



  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written.
  • High degree of analytic and strategic conceptual ability.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and ability to evaluate, develop and leverage the skills, talents and resources of diverse staff members, volunteers, and Agency constituencies.
  • Professional stature in the human service community and business-like manner.
  • Highly skilled in program management of multiple social services programs.
  • Proven ability to guide/coach the direct reports on their programmatic function/issues.
  • Sound judgement in making decisions related to the interpretation of policy, the execution of the Agency’s mission, plans and objectives.
  • Capacity to accept the obligations of authority, to make assignments to others, and to delegate appropriate responsibility.
  • Integrity and discretion in safeguarding confidential data.
  • Identification with and commitment to the mission, goals, and purposes of Family & Children’s Service.


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