Family Services of Southeast Texas, Inc.
Job Title: Executive Director
Organization: Family Services of Southeast Texas, Inc.
Location: Beaumont, TX 77701
At Family Services of Southeast Texas, our mission is to strengthen and empower families, individuals, and communities through accessible counseling services, domestic violence shelter services, family life education and advocacy. Founded in 1931, Family Services is located in Beaumont, Texas and serves a six-county area. The organization has 40+ employees, an annual budget of $2 million, and a diversified funding stream composed of government grants, United Ways, foundations, private donations and client fees for counseling services. We seek a new Executive Director to provide vision, strategic direction, and operational leadership. The ideal candidate will be a person with a deep, long-term passion for improving the quality of life for families in crisis and who can lead the agency toward growth, innovation, and the fulfillment of the mission.
The Executive Director is responsible for overall direction, leadership, quality control and coordination of agency activities to ensure the mission, values and vision of the agency are put into practice. The Executive Director promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards innovationand productivity. Responsible directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director assists the Board in determining how to modify agency programs and policies according to the community’s changing needs. The Executive Director executes agency programs for maximum benefits to the client and the community by using agency resources, staff and volunteers. The Executive Director is responsible to administer program planning, development, evaluation, and reporting, and acts as an advisor to the Board, to assist with policy and provide strategic planning. The Executive Director is responsible for personnel management including employing, assigning, evaluating and releasing staff, delegating responsibilities clearly, administering sound personnel practices, and providing for staff development. The Executive Director provides and maintains adequate and appropriate facilities and equipment. The Executive Director maintains continuous quality improvement processes, ensures appropriate accounting and reporting of services and activities. The Executive Director represents the agency in the community including but not limited to public speaking and participation in community, regional and state-wide events. Theexecutive director’s duties require interaction with the court system and local law enforcement agencies. The Executive Director is responsible for fiscal control, directing and coordinating financial and budget activities to efficiently achieve agency goals. To do so, the Executive Director works with Finance staff to prepare the budget forBoard approval, managing expenditures and costs appropriately and strategizing for the agency’s long-term viability. The Executive Director directs and provides oversight of promotional and fundraising activities, production of grant applications and progress reports for funders. Depending on experience, the Executive Director will earn a salary within the range of $70,000 to $90,000.
Education and Experience: A degree in business, administration, social work or other human services field. Master’spreferred. A solid career trajectory with experience in progressively responsible positions within the human service field is required. A background in mental health and in domestic violence services preferred. A minimum of five years of relevant experience in a management-level and/or executive position is also preferred. Experience should include program and organizational development, board development, community relations, fund-raising, financial management, and communications.
Leadership Characteristics: Ability to inspire others and enlist their participation. Capacity to accept the obligation of authority, to delegate work assignments, set expectations and monitor results. The Executive Director must hold an appreciation for people from diverse backgrounds and commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity in the agency. The Executive Director should have a track record of effective communication and a high degree of ethical conduct in all work performed on behalf of an agency.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and experience with a current resume to the Search Committee in care of Carol Bartel (email@example.com). Only finalists will be required to provide references.