Executive Director NEW!


Subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management, organizational development, public relations, staff management, and program operations of the Families First Center. The Executive Director will successfully perform quality work within deadlines and interact professionally with employees, referral sources, community partners, donors, and stakeholders. The Executive Director will work effectively as a team contributor and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations. This agency currently employs 10 full and part time staff and information on the history and work of Families First Center can be found online at http://familiesfirstcenter.org/about-us.


Strategy and Planning

  • Develops and leads the strategy of the organization by using performance measurements to guide strategic and operational decision-making.
  • Ensures that services and funding relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.
  • Oversees preparation of the annual budget and other necessary financial documents. Provides information and justifications for the Board of Directors in its budgetary review and approval.
  • Takes a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with the Board of Directors, staff, and stakeholders that result in development of goals, objectives, and operational plans for the organization.
  • Cultivates a strong partnership with the Board of Directors in setting policies consistent with the mission of Families First Center. Works, as needed, with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.

Organizational Management

  • Leads, motivates, and develops staff and board so that they are passionate about what Families First Center has achieved and are committed to working effectively towards continual improvement.

  • Ensures the organization has diverse staff with skills appropriate to the needs of the position through people management activities, including hiring, separation of employment, ongoing staff development, performance management, compensation, and benefits.

  • Ascertains that employment policies are adhered to in all employment practices and partners with the Board to implement changes.

  • Ensures that the organization has the appropriate systems, physical space, and technology to operate efficiently and effectively.

  • Directs marketing and public relation activities and interfaces with community partners and referral sources.


  • 5 or more years of non-profit management experience, or equivalent experience in the private sector required
  • 2-5 years management or supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with local courts, Department of Child Services, CASA, community resources preferred
  • Excellent relationship-building and communication skills
  • Proven fundraising, budgeting, and grant writing experience preferred
  • Strong human relations skills, including professionalism, diplomacy, civility, and confidentiality
  • Experience working with boards, donors, volunteers, administrators, educators, and/or children

Other Duties

This job description in no way should be construed as a contract for employment. These job duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Nothing in this job description restricts the Board of Directors’ right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical/Work Environment

In the performance of respective tasks and duties, the employee is expected to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable employee accommodation for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. While performing duties, the employee is required to sit, talk, hear, and lift up to 20 pounds, and may be required to work evenings and/or weekends, attend remote meetings, and/or travel.

Families First Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer