Focus Forward is Hiring–Chief Executive Officer!

Posted On 16 August, 2019

Focus Forward is Hiring–Chief Executive Officer!
The position is attached and pasted here.

*Chief Executive Officer*

*Job Description*

*Qualifications**:* Bachelor’s degree required with Master’s degree or
higher preferred in fields of study including: social work, criminology,
nonprofit management, public or business administration, leadership,
sociology, or related field. Or a minimum of 5+ years proven experience in
organizational leadership and serving at-risk youth.

Must have and maintain CA Driver’s License with reliable transportation and
may require specified car insurance requirements

*Background Clearance Requirement:*

Employment will be contingent on successfully passing a mandatory
background check through Fresno County Probation Department (selected
candidates will complete this process through Focus Forward, please do not
contact Probation). This will be completed, passed and clearance will be
maintained according to the satisfaction of Probation. An outside
background clearance will not be accepted or considered

*Experience:* Proven experience in leadership, programmatic development,
fundraising (grants, contracts, events, donor relations, planned giving,
etc.), financial management (with mixed funding streams), representing
public agency, interacting effectively with multiple agencies (both public
and private), serving at-risk youth, staff supervision,
organizations/financial/programmatic strategic planning, and someone who is
a creative long term strategic thinker.

*Supervision:* Reports to Focus Forward Board of Directors

*Description of Duties and Responsibilites: *


– Report to the Board of Director’s, insuring transparent reporting and
communications and develop agenda and scheduling alongside board President
or an appointed executive member
– Develop policies and procedures
– Maintain compliance with all State and Federal regulations that apply
to 501(c)(3) organizations
– Develop, coordinate and oversee all programs and services, working in
collaboration with Probation, the Courts, and DSS (relationship
maintenance is a vital component of success)
– Attend community meetings and maintain a network of partner agencies
as well as public representation of Focus Forward
– Executive decision and planning in daily operations and alongside the
governing board, accordingly


– Prepare monthly financial reports for the Board (in coordination with
Fresno Regional Foundation)
– Provide fiscal management, including budget development, monitoring of
all expenses and payments, and invoicing for services rendered
– Prepare all narrative and budget reports for funding agencies
– Purchase equipment and supplies
– Prepare payroll
– Budget projections for spending and comparisons with goals and past
– Work with staff and Board of Directors, accordingly to insure fiscal
accountability, comprehension and sustainability (for example, make sure
staff understand programmatic budgets and make sure fiscal reports are
presented to the board in a way that makes sense and insures the board
fully understands financial position of Focus Forward)

*Fund Development:*

– Develop and coordinate fundraising activities
– Develop donor relationships
– Establish and manage contracts
– Research, develop grant proposals and manage grant implementation
– Fund develop strategies, promoting long-term sustainability
– The ability to analyze financial reports to develop financial goals
for organizational sustainability (alongside Board of Directors), monitor
progress and assess performance

*General Administration:*

– Manage website and email accounts

– Ensure that appropriate insurance coverage is maintained
– Supervise agency staff and oversee supervision of volunteers and
– Provide educational presentations to community organizations
– Oversee the development of resources and community based referrals
for the youth
– Oversee all incoming and outgoing correspondence—including newsletter
and annual report
– Respond to incoming calls or inquiries
– Maintain file system and agency database
– Program development in accordance with client needs and mission
– Insure all legal responsibilities are maintained including, but not
limited to CPS and Police reports—alongside Probation and DSS
– Supervise all programs and service delivery
– Program evaluation and data collection
– Staff evaluations and program support
– All other duties as required, needed and for the ongoing success of

*Required Knowledge/Skills *

· Must excersice good judgement and critical thinking

· Broad understanding and skillset with fund development including
but not limited to: grant writing, donor development, research and program
development, data collection, story-telling, effective marketing to engage
stake-holders, etc.

· Must be proficient in writing and communication

· Basic computer skills (Microsoft, data based, etc.)

· Strong skillset to manage people and build/maintain effective

· Must have knowledge and skills working with diverse, high risk,
high need population

· Entrepreneurial skills to identify capacity, opportunitites and
straetgic planning

· Broad knowledge of Community-Benefit Agencies (also known as

· Ability to adapt to various agency situations and political

*Work Environment and Physical Conditions and Demands: *

Cubicle setting, sitting/standing for prolonged periods of time, lifting up
to approximately 40 pounds (more or less as needed), some meetings and
appointments or presentations offsite in the community, heavy computer and
telephone usage, physical coordination, working in noisy or crowded
environment, speak loudly, stooping, bending, lifting, reaching, must drive
vehicle. Must be comfortable working with families facing various
challenges and provide services in a non-judgmental manner. These
conditions and physical demands are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform these essential functions.

*How to Apply:*

This position is open until filled. In order to be considered for this
position please *email* *a cover letter and resume* to the Executive Search
Committee: and CC Coreen Campos at *with
email subject labeled FOCUS FORWARD CEO APPLICATION. *

*Focus Forward is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation,
sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status,
military service or other non-merit factor. *

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