There With Care Bay Area

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Executive Director
Reports to:
Board of Directors
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Location:
Redwood City, CA

THE ORGANIZATION

 

Overview

 

There With Care’s mission is to provide meaningful and fundamental services to children and their families during the critical phases of a medical crisis. The organization supports families referred by medical agencies by offering a variety of essential services and building a community of volunteers to help ease life’s day-to-day challenges with compassion and care.


There with Care was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2005 and launched its first chapter – There With Care Bay Area - in 2012. A decade later the Bay Area chapter has grown into a thriving $1.6M nonprofit and delivered care to more than 3,000 families with the support of 2,500+ volunteers providing over 65,000 hours of service. It maintains a strong relationship with the national organization in Boulder leveraging its expertise, resources and scale while operating independently with its own leadership, staff, budget, and board and evolving in the context of the Bay Area.


There With Care Bay Area receives family referrals from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco and works closely with their social workers and staff to identify family needs. With a dedicated volunteer base and a network of community partners, including Ronald McDonald House Charities (Bay Area), Family House (Mission Bay), and Second Harvest Food Bank, the organization lessens the daily stresses of families enabling them to have more time with their child(ren). The care provided is unique to each family but typically falls within this range of services: grocery and meal deliveries; transportation and gas cost assistance; baby essentials such as diapers and car seats; home maintenance, including industrial cleaning for families with immune-compromised children; and sibling support.


Essential to There With Care Bay Area’s success is the genuine integration of its core values – including the abilities to listen, support, participate, thank and care – in every aspect of the organization. From handwritten notes attached to family care bags to kid-friendly and flexible volunteer opportunities to a collaborative and supportive work environment, these values define There With Care Bay Area and guide delivery of its mission.


The organization’s work is made possible by a portfolio of individual and institutional funders who deeply believe in its impact on the health outcomes and well-being of the families it serves. Bolstered by this strong financial base and energized by the success of the past ten years, the organization begins its next phase poised for significant expansion as it increases funding opportunities, deepens community partnerships, engages more volunteers and ultimately enhances and extends care to more families.


THE POSITION

 

There With Care Bay Area is seeking an Executive Director (ED) who shares a deep commitment to its mission and the families it supports, genuinely emulates and inspires its core values, and brings the energy, experience and excellence to elevate the organization to the next level. The ED role is a compelling opportunity for an individual who wants to shape the future of a dynamic nonprofit backed by strong programmatic and financial foundations and propelled by
increasing demand for its services.


Reporting to There With Care Bay Area’s Board of Directors, the ED provides the vision for the chapter, leads its strategic direction and daily operations and serves as its primary ambassador in the community.

 

The ED will be a strategic leader and galvanizer, an exceptional communicator and relationship-builder, and an effective advocate and cultivator of talent overseeing a team of ten and directly managing four staff: Development Director, Program Director, Volunteer Director and Manager of Operations.


RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Lead organizational vision, strategy and expansion
 

  • Develop and promote a multi-year vision that enables the organization to deliver its mission and expand care for families.

  • Define short- and long-term strategic goals to guide the organization and ensure alignment with its vision and strategic direction.

  • Identify and pursue opportunities that enhance and expand services and capabilities to support more families.

  • Design and implement a comprehensive plan to strengthen There With Care Bay Area’s presence in San Francisco, including deepening volunteer and donor bases.

  • Identify, increase and cultivate engagement with hospitals, residential and rehabilitation facilities and other referring agencies.

  • Support There with Care’s board of directors; recruit and onboard new members; and manage board engagement.

 

Secure and facilitate funding to meet organizational needs
 

  • Design and implement a diversified development program to expand revenue opportunities and deepen the organization’s philanthropic capabilities in partnership with the Development Director.

  • Develop and own key relationships with individuals (including the board), foundations, corporations and community partners to secure and facilitate funding for the short- and long-term needs of the organization.

  • In collaboration with the national marketing and communications team in Boulder, design and oversee a marketing and communications plan and develop content and collateral (digital and print) to increase awareness of There With Care Bay Area and support its fundraising efforts.

 

Be the primary ambassador and voice of There With Care Bay Area
 

  • Connect the community with the organization’s mission and services. Share its work and grow awareness of the organization and its impact as the organization’s most visible leader and storyteller. Serve as spokesperson and voice of the organization in the media and with community partners.

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, volunteers, social workers and other referring agents, community and corporate leaders, and other social services and nonprofit staff.

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Cultivate a values-based culture and high-performing team
 

  • Model and inspire There With Care Bay Area’s core values 1 and cultivate a culture that reflects these values in every aspect of the organization.

  • Recruit, manage and support a high-performing team. Enable a workplace that promotes individual growth, productivity, and fulfillment.

  • Ensure all elements and activities of the organization are assessed and implemented through an equity lens.

 

Manage the fiscal and operational strength of the organization
 

  • Oversee and strengthen the chapter’s organizational infrastructure – including operations, policies, and staffing – to optimize efficiency and support growth. Create and implement a yearly operating plan.

  • Develop annual budget and oversee fiscal management of There With Care Bay Area.

  • Execute effective policies and procedures with transparency and fiscal responsibility, including timely budgeting, reporting, and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Leverage technology and data in daily operations and decision-making as well as incorporate initiatives and processes developed in partnership with the national organization.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

There With Care Bay Area encourages interest from a diverse candidate pool and seeks applicants who have an appropriate combination of education, training, skills, lived experiences and voice to execute the necessary job functions of the ED. The requirements listed below are guidelines. There With Care Bay Area realizes that candidates may not satisfy every requirement or meet every qualification listed.

Education:


A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience:

There With Care Bay Area is seeking a candidate with the following proven and successful experience:
 

  • Executive leadership of an organization, business unit or nonprofit program characterized by delivering results (5 to 7 years of experience preferred).

  • Setting the operational vision for an organization or significant program as well as the short-and long-term objectives, strategies and priorities to reach it.

  • Seeking, stewarding and securing funding from diverse sources (individuals, corporations, foundations) to support an organization’s mission and goals.

  • Building relationships with internal/external stakeholders and constituents as well as identifying and developing corporate and community partnerships.

  • Serving as the representative or public voice of an organization or significant program.

  • Hiring, managing, developing and inspiring individuals and teams.

  • Overseeing the operational and fiscal management of an organization or department, including budgeting, reporting, policies, and/or procedures.

  • Leveraging data to inform decisions and evaluate progress and impact.

 

COMPETENCIES/ATTRIBUTES

 

The successful candidate will exemplify the following qualities and skills:
 

  • Genuinely connects with There With Care Bay Area’s mission and naturally emulates and inspires its core values.

  • Thinks with vision and plans with action while clearly articulating goals and galvanizing others to achieve them.

  • Leads with a results-orientation, conviction, creativity, and grace.

  • Exceptional capabilities with a high level of comfort and acumen in fundraising roles.

  • Highly effective in external relations roles as well as initiating connections and building relationships.

  • Superior communication skills able to compellingly share the organization’s work and impact.

  • Manages with high standards and fosters an environment that attracts and enables individuals to learn, grow, produce, impact and be fulfilled.

  • Believes equity and inclusion can and must be realized and are not possible without, among other things, active intention and diverse participation.

  • Meets changing/challenging circumstances with calm and a solution-orientation and addresses sensitive situations with thoughtfulness, poise, and discretion.

  • Savvy with data and quantitative information and able to manage, analyze and present it effectively.

 

A competitive salary and employee benefits package will be offered. To be considered for this position
or for additional information about the opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to or contact:

David N. Randall

Principal

Randall Search Associates

415 769 4210

david@randallsearchassociates.com