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CEO of Children & Families First

  • September 13, 2019
  • Wilmington, DE

Children & Families First (CFF)-a leading statewide innovative nonprofit organization helping children & families thrive since 1884-is seeking a dynamic and experienced CEO. Employed by the Board of Directors, the CEO acts as advisor to the Board in the formulation of agency policies, keeps the Board informed of agency needs, activities and progress including program and finance reporting and analyses. The CEO works with the Board to secure resources. Well versed on Federal, State, Regional and Local government policies, agencies and programming, the CEO is also responsible for developing and maintaining standards of professional practice within CFF. The CEO leads the process of establishing a respectful, supportive, thriving, strategic and diverse work environment which includes staff, volunteers and consumers, as well as a team focused on service excellence and quality process improvement based in brain science and data outcomes.

Children & Families First, an innovative nonprofit, is seeking an extremely knowledgeable CEO, that is well versed in developments, trends and community needs that effect agency operations and business practices, providing evaluation and modifications as needed. While maintaining a positive and ethical culture, responsibilities include but are not limited to strategic planning, directing the CFO and other Senior Management. Together they will develop methods of evaluation in the areas of staff development, maintaining accreditation and licensing standards, overseeing the administration of agency personnel practices, program planning, development of budgets, including preparation and plans for presentation and interpretation of budgetary requirements.

Public relations, business development of current and new programs including grant knowledge and fundraising are large responsibilities for this role. The CEO initiates, plans and directs efforts with the Board to increase and enhance funding resources. The CEO assures community understanding and awareness of CFF. Community Relations is also a must for this position. The CEO advocates for the development and coordination of sound social service programs in the community as well as participates in local, regional, and national organizations and activities of relevance to CFF, its causes and services. The CEO must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Master's degree in social work or related field of education, with demonstrated related experience in social work practice; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Must have demonstrated administrative competence and ability to establish and maintain positive community relationships.

Full-time with benefits. Salary will be dependent upon the education and experience of selected candidate.

Please send your cover letter and résumé to: HR Children and Families First, 809 N. Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19801.FAX 855-295-5339/ e-mail: jobs@cffde.org. EOE.



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