Executive Director

Community Resource Center
Encinitas, California
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Do you have a personal mission to create the following for individuals and families? “Safety – Stability – A Path to Self Sufficiency” If so, please read on!

Our client, the Community Resource Center (CRC) seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase of growth. Serving as the public face and chief representative of CRC to the community, the Executive Director is responsible for fundraising, organizational and operational leadership, board development and increasing the visibility of CRC’s impactful programs. This leader is a true people developer, stellar communicator and has achieved growth results in their past careers by bringing others along the journey. Above all, they are excited to lead a group of passionate leaders to expand the work CRC does in North County and beyond!

Founded in 1979, CRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create paths to safety, stability, and self-sufficiency for individuals and families. As a provider of integrative services, CRC’s programs include a domestic violence emergency shelter, hotline and prevention/education outreach, a Therapeutic Children’s Center, professional counseling, legal advocacy, food and nutrition distribution center, homelessness prevention and rental and housing assistance. All of CRC’s programs are designed to assist participants to successfully navigate their paths to self-sufficiency. CRC is funded by a wide variety of sources, including private sector grants, public donations, government contracts and income from its resale stores — allowing CRC to serve more than 2,300 households annually. CRC also leads the annual “Holiday Baskets,” San Diego’s largest distribution program, providing a dignified and free shopping experience for families and individuals in need at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Learn more about CRC at http://crcncc.org/

Areas of Responsibility

Fundraising & Community Leadership: 70%

Execute a successful fund development strategy, working closely with the board to steward existing supporters and increase current levels of giving while identifying new funding sources, especially through building corporate sponsor participation and major events
Grow and diversify funding streams to be less reliant on contributed income to increase overall sustainability
Continue the momentum of attracting new supporters and donors by identifying prospective partners, identifying giving potential, and closing to build CRC’s capacity
Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization, increase awareness among target audiences, and increase revenues from all sources
Increase the visibility of viable solutions to reduce and prevent homelessness through developing external relationships and improving the community’s knowledge of CRC
Establish strong working relationships and collaborate with government and other agencies to implement, evaluate, and enhance the quality, accessibility, and utilization of services, both within CRC and collectively through the region
Raise the profile of CRC by serving as the primary spokesperson, actively and effectively representing the brand and organization to partners, funders, community leaders, and the community at large and ensuring sound marketing strategies

Organizational & Operational Leadership: 15%

Lead and inspire an organization of approximately 45, including 4 (direct reports) from the senior management, building strong morale and collaboration between staff members and volunteers through managerial courage and integrity
Foster a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people
Craft a vision that rallies staff support and inspires participation, through achievement of annual and multi-year strategic and tactical growth plans in close alignment with CRC’s mission and core values
Programmatic: provide leadership to the Program Director to ensure that CRC moves forward with innovative solutions for those we serve, and that our programs support and reflect the vision and mission of our organization

Board Development: 15%

Prepare regular reports and analysis for and make presentations to the Board of Directors
Guide and support the Board of Directors in establishing goals and developing policies, procedures, budgets and programs that fulfill the mission
Partner with the Board in the ongoing board-building process including identification, recruitment, orientation, engagement, evaluation and rotation of board members
Provide thought leadership to the Board to assure development of an effective and motivated board, including identification, recruitment, training and involvement of members in meeting the goals of the organization

Immediate Priorities
Communicate, revisit and act consistently on organization\’s current strategic goals
Initiate a refreshed strategic planning process for the organization by the end of the first year
Refocus the leadership model from transitional to long-term
Core Competencies
Strong Verbal and Listening Skills
People Developer
Has achieved growth results by bringing others along the journey
“Roll up your sleeves” attitude

Advanced degree or equivalent experience in public administration, business, nonprofit management, Health and Human Services or a related field
At least five years of nonprofit experience
Demonstrated successful high-level fundraising experience, with a focus on funds raised from private sources
8-10 years of successful senior management experience, with direct experience of leading, hiring, developing and supporting staff, in an organization with a $2 million budget or more
Strong understanding of contracts in the social services arena or the equivalent; an understanding of government contracts and their management
Ability to work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Experience leading, developing and strategically utilizing board members, committees and volunteers
Knowledge of, and experience working within the San Diego philanthropic community
Competent and comfortable understanding of financial statements and budgetary information, and the ability to use this information with high-level financial staff
A keen understanding of the political landscape and program funding opportunities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to speak passionately in the community about the organization and our mission

This position is full-time exempt, with a salary range of $125-$135,000 (commensurate with experience) plus eligibility to participate in a performance incentive bonus plan, co-developed with the Board. CRC offers an excellent benefit package. 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.

Next Steps/What to Expect:

The overall hiring process will look to follow this anticipated timeline:
Mid June – late June: Selected candidates meet with Recruiter
End of June: Initial in-person or video interview with the Search Committee
Early/mid July: Finalists will come in-person for multi-team member interviews in our Encinitas office
End of July: Offer finalized
Beginning of August: Anticipated start date