Community Resource Center (CRC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which is a recognized leader in social services in North San Diego County, is seeking a visionary and entrepreneurial CEO to lead the organization.
CRC’s services are targeted at victims of domestic violence, episodically or transitionally
homeless and consistently unstable households--typically generational poverty or low-income populations. We create and deliver comprehensive, viable, and cost effective programs, which enable those served to become stable and create a plan leading to self-sufficiency.
With a consistently growing operating budget currently greater than $4 million, the organization is funded by a wide variety of sources, including private sector grants, public donations, government contracts and income from our thrift store-- allowing CRC to serve more than 2,700 households annually.
CRC’s programs include comprehensive case management, counseling, emergency relief services and referrals to other agencies, as well as our newest social enterprise programs, Ways to Work and Back to Work. In the next 5 years, we envision increasing the scope and size of the organization’s impact in the community by expanding the number of programs we offer and enabling a higher percentage of the individuals coming to us for relief services to attain selfsufficiency.
The position requires significant executive-level leadership experience in a growth environment and the ability to lead, hire, train, and support the efforts of top-level staff.
• Create and achieve multi-year strategic growth plans and tactical annual plans in close collaboration with the Board and executive leadership team.
• Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing funders; increase private funding; take advantage of opportunities to increase the percentage of costs that are covered by various funding sources; and capitalize on new opportunities for client service, thus enabling the organization to increase the number of individuals moved towards self-sufficiency each year.
• Increase the visibility of viable solutions to reduce and prevent homelessness through developing external relationships and improving the community’s knowledge of CRC.
• Collaborate with government and other agencies to implement, evaluate, and enhance the quality, accessibility, and utilization of services.
• Leverage relationships with the funders and partners of our social enterprises, Ways to Work and Back to Work, and create partnerships with local employers to generate a
network to employ the participants.
• Hire, train, and support senior staff; develop the talents of a diverse executive team.
• Build, develop, and support the Board of Directors in their responsibilities to the
• Oversee all legal, financial, administrative, and operational activities of a rapidly growing $4-5 million organization.
• Ensure the financial health of the organization as it grows.
• The capacity and desire to become a leader within the San Diego community of social service providers and governmental entities.
• The ability to grow and diversify the funding streams available to the organization to fulfill its mission.
• The interest and desire to provide those less fortunate among us with a path to selfsufficiency.
• The willingness and capability to “roll up one’s sleeves” and work at a level of detail
appropriate to the current size of the organization, as well as the capacity to become more hands-off as the organization grows.
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a diverse, multi faceted, multi talented group of employees who are focused on social services.
• A keen understanding of the political landscape and program funding opportunities.
• Experience successfully negotiating government contracts in the social services arena or the equivalent; an understanding of government contracts and their management.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with substantial public speaking
• Competent and comfortable understanding and utilizing financial statement and budgetary information. Able to communicate effectively with, and to supervise, high-level financial staff.
• Strong business management acumen and skills.
Education and Experience:
• 10 or more years successful experience leading and advancing growth in an
organization of $5 million or greater in revenues, or the equivalent thereof.
• Strong knowledge of and/or experience with an organization in the health and human services sector.
• Demonstrably successful high-level fundraising experience.
• Successful experience selecting, motivating, and leading a team of senior managers to advance the organization’s mission.
• A proven record of effectiveness in working with governmental organizations and
• Formal education in a related field of study of business, public administration or health and human services; an advanced degree or the equivalent would be a positive.
• 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.CRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, life, IRA, FSA, vacation, sick, and holiday.
Send your resume and cover letter in PDF format to CRC.EDsearch@gmail.com.
Submissions will be accepted through March 8Th, 2013.