Aug 05, 2019
Imagine LA is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing the community to end the cycle of family homelessness and poverty. Our mission is to end the cycle of family homelessness by mobilizing trained mentors, collaborative public and private resources, and community partners, who understand that a roof over one’s head is merely the starting point to a better life. Our innovative Family Empowerment & Mentorship (FEM) Model works with highly vulnerable families exiting homelessness (and emancipating parenting foster youth) and supports them as they build the skills, habits, and relationships to thrive. The Family Empowerment & Mentorship model begins after a family or youth has been placed in permanent housing. Each family is matched with a professional Family Team Manager (FTM) and a team of trained volunteer mentors from the community for 12-18 months. The FTM and the mentor team provide relationship support and resources to assist with life skills, financial wellness skills, employment and career development, and educational goals. Consistent mentorship, friendship, and encouragement for every member of the family helps the family maintain housing, increase stability, and thrive. Imagine LA is poised for exponential growth to work with 100’s more families and needs a dynamic Associate Executive Director to partner with the President/CEO and lead the charge. Our environment is professional and passionate. We value relationships, empowerment, collaboration, diversity, efficiency, innovation and communication. The Associate Executive Director (AED) reports directly to the President/CEO. The AED works with the President/CEO to refine and implement Imagine LA’s Strategic Plan and oversees the growth and execution of Imagine LA’s program and operations. Primary Responsibilities: •Works closely with the President/CEO to develop and execute the strategic plan: oCollaboratively develops strategies and systems that maximize the effectiveness, happiness and growth of our staff, volunteers, and families we serve oIntegrates Strategic Plan into Structured Supervisions with agency directors. •Actively participates in Board Executive, Finance, Program, Communication, and HR/Personnel Committees. •Leads the Program and Operations aspects of Imagine LA; including: oLeadership & Management of the following Imagine LA functional areas: !Agency Program: Family Empowerment and Mentorship Model !Agency Operations, HR, and Finance !Agency Communications !Agency Development oSupervision of three positions, specifically: !Program Director: Oversees FEM model including supervision of FTM’s & Program Coordinator !Operations Director: Oversees agency operations, information systems, human resources, and finances including supervision of Information Systems Manager (position currently vacant) and various IT, Operations, HR and Finance vendors. !VP of Communications & Development: Oversees communications and development including supervision of Community Engagement Manager and Communication Intern (Please note structure of Development & Communications functions is currently evolving). •Performs other organization-wide responsibilities: oOversees agency compliance and continuous improvement oLeads staff meetings and retreats o Approval hiring of Imagine LA staff o Approves all expenses in compliance with agency policies & procedures oAssists and supports CEO as needed o Requires flexibility in schedule; may require weekend and evening hours oTimely and accurate production of data and reports Reporting to President/CEO •Provides monthly Plan vs. Actual updates of four agency departments • Bi-monthly reports to the Board of Directors and needed reports to Executive Board •Procures quarterly and annual reports Qualifications •Required Education and Experience: oA Master’s degree in Public Administration or Social Work desired; or related field o10+ years of management and supervisory experience in social service and non-profit setting (ideally family and/or youth homeless/at-risk services) oDemonstrated Knowledge and passion for social service and non-profit work oSignificant experience in case management and volunteer management models oExtensive experience working with government agencies; especially DCFS, DMH, DHS and/or LAHSA.o Strong work ethic, collaborative yet firm management style, self-motivated, detail-oriented, professional with a passion for excellence o Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable with public speaking; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Google GSuite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail) and knowledge of Salesforce database & NationBuilder (or CRM). o Spanish language skills a plus. •People Management/Human Resources: oSignificant experience in leadership, staff recruitment and management, training, evaluation, and passion for staff wellness and professional development; including demonstrated experience in evaluating staff work performance and coaching towards attaining goals and objectives. •Program Management & Operations: oDemonstrated knowledge and experience in organizational development practices including experience codifying policies and procedures oSignificant experience in program development, implementation, training and enhancement oPassion for and experience with robust data collection and analysis; knowledge of Salesforce and Nation Builder systems a plus. •Fiscal Management: oDemonstrated knowledge of non-profit accounting and GAAP oExperienced in working with annual budget development, projections, and fiscal oversight oGovernment grants/contract management including setting up and monitoring invoicing and collection. •Communications & Development: oExperience working with and ideally overseeing Communications/Marketing Strategies including branding and social media oExperience working with and ideally overseeing Development Strategies including fundraising, grants, and special events Pluses: ●Food and coffee love and knowledge (we really like drinking coffee and eating. No, really.) ●Sense of humor – please find bad jokes funny ●Ability/willingness to bake banana bread (store bought also acceptable). Also, please be ready to enjoy eating banana bread (see first bullet). Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, FSA and 401K. Parking/transit pass provided and mileage reimbursement. Email: email@example.com The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain nor be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Imagine LA is an equal opportunity employer.
Imagine LA Los Angeles, CA, USA Executive Director