The Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ seeks a new Executive Director to advance the organization’s mission to meet the physical, mental, social, economic and political needs of the residents of Southern New Jersey and its vision to be an instrument of change and a voice of power for the clients it serves and represents. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
The ideal candidate will be bilingual/bi-cultural and have an authentic, inclusive and strategic leadership style; demonstrated social sector management experience; strong finance, fundraising and communications skills, and; a passion for serving the Latino community in Southern New Jersey.
Since 1976, the Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ (HFC) has met the emerging needs of Southern New Jersey residents with a particular commitment to serve the Hispanic population living in the region. What started as a grassroots advocacy organization delivering behavioral health services has become a comprehensive human services entity with three locations in Camden and one in Gloucester County.
Latinos comprise approximately 70% of the nearly 10,000 clients HFC serves annually through a diverse portfolio of programs and services designed to:
- Improve health conditions through counseling, and health education and prevention.
- Deliver effective adult education, job training and workforce development.
- Advocate for and strengthening children and families.
- Provide energy assistance to low-income populations.
- Maintain a strong presence in the Latino Community.
HFC has an annual budget of approximately $4,000,000. Major funders include six state agencies as well as several local (regional, county, or city) agencies, private foundations and individual donors. The organization currently employs 49 employees and serves as a field placement site for Masters in Social Work students when possible.
- Provide strategic leadership to advance the organization’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
- Ensure the organization and its community recover and build economic and social resiliency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Raise public and policymaker awareness of the organization’s cause and the needs of its community.
- Inspire, educate and support the Board of Directors and staff.
- Secure and maintain public sector grants and contracts.
- Raise unrestricted funds from individual donors and philanthropic grantmakers.
- Ensure all programs are adaptive, impactful and inclusive.
- Pursue innovative funding strategies and technology solutions.
- Directly supervise the Chief Program and Operations Officer, Controller, Human Resources Manager, Fiscal Manager and Director of Program Analysis and Quality Assurance.
- Nurture a respectful, equitable and enthusiastic internal culture.
- Enhance the organization’s identity and reputation as a trusted and visible Hispanic/Latino community leader and advocate.
- Build and strengthen partnerships with local business, civic, community, faith, government and social sector leaders and organizations.
- Maintain effective and efficient operational standards, controls and systems for accounting, administration, communications, human resources, finances and technology, including the selection and oversight of contracted vendors and consultants as needed.
- Ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organization.
Key Selection Criteria
The ideal candidate lives in or less than an hour’s commute to Southern New Jersey (or is willing to relocate to the region).
- A master’s degree in social work, public health or a related social service field is required.
- A minimum of five years of relevant social or nonprofit sector management experience is required.
- Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
- Exceptional verbal, written and social media communications skills.
- Experience advocating for and/or serving the Hispanic/Latino community is preferred.
How to Apply
The Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ has retained the services of Capacity for Change LLC to assist in this search. Interested candidates should submit their resume/CV a cover letter describing their interest in the position and any salary requirements to email@example.com.
The Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. This position is not open to any third-party recruiters, consultants and/or staffing vendors.