Executive Director

Philadelphia Family Voices
The Executive Director serves in a variety of capacities to develop and manage all the programs of the organization. Serve as the voice for children and their families with behavioral health care needs on local, state, and national committees and councils.Relationship with Board of Directors:▪ Work at the will and pleasure of the board of directors.▪ Manage and implement day-to-day operations of the organization as described in the bylaws.▪ Work collaboratively with board members to revise and update bylaws as necessary.▪ Work with board members to investigate and promote new funding opportunities.▪ Prepare agendas for board meetings in conjunction with board president.▪ Prepare quarterly reports documenting progress on strategic goals and any other details requested by the board.▪ Edit quarterly minutes.▪ Attend board meetings.▪ Serve as an ex-officio member of board committees.Administration:▪ Develop, implement and update policies and procedures regarding employees and finances.▪ Develop annual budget.▪ Authorize expenses and work with Accountant (or bookkeeper) to ensure payment.▪ Work collaboratively with Accountant (or bookkeeper) to develop quarterly financial reports and ensure their accuracy▪ Work with Accountant (or bookkeeper) and auditor on annual audits including the development of a management letter.Fund Development /Contract Administration:▪ Supervise, monitor and direct grants and contracts that are awarded.▪ Prepare reports on time.▪ Manage money according to written proposals and approved budgets.▪ Research and pursue additional funding sources to maintain and expand organization’s current level of operation.▪ Contact sources.▪ Develop projects and budgets.▪ Write and submit proposals for grants and service contracts.Program Development:▪ Review identified community needs and gaps through needs assessments or other local applicable research.▪ New programs can also be developed in response to available funding that is in line with organization’s mission.▪ Work with staff, board, and family advisors to develop new programs that are responsive to community needs and gaps.▪ Write up proposed programs for review by other staff, board, and family advisors.Program Operations• Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation and provide oversight (either directly or through management structures) to insure program policies and procedures are adhered to.• Be responsible for establishing and managing a quality management system for all direct service and administrative functions of the organization.• Be responsible for day to day program operations to ensure work is delivered and documented, as required by funders.• Responsible for ensuring adequate organizational supports in: Human Resources, Information Technology, and Quality Management• Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel.• Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.• Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people.• Ensure effective systems to track program data, and regularly evaluate program components, and to be able to submit required program reports to funders and communicate to the board, and other stakeholders.Hire Staff Members (as needed):▪ Hire qualified staff members as needed to carry out activities of your organization’s projects based on available funding.▪ Assign tasks to staff members.▪ Supervise members of the management team which includes the Deputy Director and Accountant (or bookkeeper).▪ Monitor management team members’ level of performance through annual reviews.Provide Staff and Board Development Opportunities:▪ Arrange training opportunities for staff and board to address needs in the area of knowledge enhancement and performance capability.Public Relations/Image/Concern:▪ Promote your organization at every opportunity.▪ Encourage training and support activities in multiple locations around the City.▪ Expand Family Support Program in as many areas of the City as possible.▪ Ensure stakeholders are informed on a regular basis.Editing:▪ Support development of quarterly newsletter.▪ Assist in editing all organization’s brochures.▪ Assist in editing the organization’s website.Networking/Systems Change:▪ Participate on local, state, and national committees and councils to ensure adequate and appropriate services to address children's behavioral health care needs that are child centered, family focused and community based.▪ Collaborate with as many organizations and agencies as possible.
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Tue, 12/03/2019
Program Summary: 
“By Families. For Families”Through partnership between the City, local community organizations, and the federal government, the Philadelphia family movement is continuing to evolve and will allow for families to take the lead in governing their own organization. Philadelphia Family Voices (PFV) is a family-led organization for families of children with behavioral health and various needs. As a family-led organization, the majority of the Board of Directors for the Family Legacy Organization are local family members with lived experience and knowledge of behavioral health services and other child-serving systems embedded in Philadelphia. The mission of the organization is, "families helping families navigate and improve child-serving systems by creating opportunities for education, empowerment, and support."The Executive Director will be actively involved in the launch of this new organization and the development of new, innovative programs that will serve families raising children with behavioral health needs.
Position Summary: 
The Executive Director serves in a variety of capacities to develop and manage all the programs of the organization. Serve as the voice for children and their families with behavioral health care needs on local, state, and national committees and councils.
Reports To: 
Board of Directors
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
Educational Qualifications• A bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)Professional Qualifications:• As a family-led organization, the Executive Director must be a Family Member, defined as “an individual who has the lived experiences and primary responsibility for raising a child or youth receiving mental health service.• Five or more years progressive leadership or senior nonprofit management experience• Familiar with budget management.• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation• Strong skills in leadership, building relationships, communication, organization, strategic planning• Proven track record of effectively leading staff, developing high-performance teams, managing budgets, and achieving goals• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector• Ability to interface, engage, and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, many of which include diverse groups and cultures• Ability to convey a vision of Philadelphia Family Voices’ strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors• Communicate passion and excitement for the organization’s mission in public messages• Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speakingThings which are not required, but a plus:• Proven track record of successful fundraising in an educational or nonprofit setting.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume via email to: resumes@philadelphiafamilyvoices.org.