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Pasco Kids First, Inc.
President/Chief Executive Officer

Reports to: Board of Directors

Reporting to this position: Program Managers, Business Manager, Director of Development

Job Summary:

The President/CEO serves as Chief Executive of Pasco Kids First, Inc. and in partnership with the Board of Directors, is responsible for the success of the organization. Together, the Board and President/CEO assure the relevance of Pasco Kids First to the community, the accomplishment of the organization’s mission and vision, and the accountability of Pasco Kids First to its diverse constituents.


1. Legal Compliance

a. Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

b. Is delegated to sign all contractual documents on behalf of the organization as well as any other documents needed to assure the ongoing efficient operations of Pasco Kids First.

2. Mission, Policy and Planning

a. Works in conjunction with the Board to determine the organizational values, mission, vision, and short and long term goals.

b. Helps the Board monitor and evaluate the organization’s relevancy to the community, its effectiveness, and its results.

c. Keeps the Board fully informed on the condition of Pasco Kids First and on all the important factors influencing it.

· Identifies problems and opportunities and addresses them; brings those which are appropriate to the Board and/or its committees; and facilitates discussion and deliberation.

· Informs the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommends policy positions.

· Keeps informed of developments in human services, not-for-profit management and governance, philanthropy and fund development.

3. Management and Administration

a. Provides general oversight of all agency activities, manages the day to day operations, and assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organization.

b. Assures program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.

c. Assures a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff and volunteers. Assures process for selecting, developing, motivation, and evaluating staff and volunteers.

d. Recommends staffing and fiscal plans to the Board of Directors. In accordance with Board action, recruits personnel, negotiates professional contracts, and sees that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.

e. Specifies accountabilities for management personnel (whether paid or volunteer) and evaluates performance regularly.

4. Governance

a. Helps the board articulate its own role and accountabilities and that of its committees and individual members, and helps evaluate performance regularly.

b. Works with the Board President to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions and facilitates the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members.

c. With the Board President, focuses Board attention on long-range strategic issues.

d. Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues.

e. Works with Board Officers and committee chairs to get the best thinking and involvement of each Board member and to stimulate each Board member to give his or her best.

f. Recommends volunteers to participate in the Board and its committees.

5. Fiscal Management

a. Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective and cost efficient manner, employing economy while maintaining an outstanding level of quality.

b. Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting and audit.

c. Works with the Board to ensure financing to support short and long term goals.

d. Assures an effective fund development program by serving as the chief development officer or hiring and supervising an individual responsible for this activity.

· Guides and enables the Board, its fund development committee(s), and its individual Board members to participate actively in the fund development process. Helps the Board and its development committee design, implement and monitor a viable fundraising plan, policies and procedures.

· Participates actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects.

· Maintains the availability of materials to support solicitation.

· Assures the development and operation of gift management systems and reports for quality decision-making.

6. Community Relations

a. Facilitates the integration of Pasco Kids First into the fabric of the community by using effective marketing and communications skills and activities

b. Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to Pasco Kids First, its services and constituencies.

c. Maintains open communication with clients, volunteers, donors and the community in order to improve services and generate community involvement. Assures community awareness of the responsiveness to community needs.

d. Serves as chief spokesperson for Pasco Kids First, assuring proper representation of the organization in the community.

e. Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with key constituencies.

f. Works with legislators, regulatory agencies, volunteers and representatives of the not-for-profit sector to promote legislative and regulatory policies that encourage a healthy community and address the issues of the organizations constituencies.

Physical Demand / Working Conditions:

This is a high stress position based on full responsibility for organizational operations. Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes effective decisions in a timely manner.

Plans and meets deadlines. Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Hours may be long and irregular. Travels between program sites as well as out of county or out of state for professional development and/or program advocacy.


A Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior management position. As chief executive officer, this individual demonstrates critical competencies in six broad categories: commitment to results, business skills, leading change, motivating, communication and constructive relationship management.

Commitment to results: The President/CEO is a systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. This individual identifies relevant information and helps transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning. The chief executive is action oriented and innovative. S/he translates broad goals into achievable steps. S/he anticipates and solves problems and takes advantage of opportunities, is a self-starter and team player.

Business skills: As the identified leader of Pasco Kids First, this position requires an individual with knowledge of and experience in management and administration. The position requires demonstrated experience in integrating and coordinating diverse areas of management.

· Knowledge in the following area is required: human services, finance and personnel; oral and written communications; planning and evaluation; and governance.

· Some experience in the field of philanthropy, not-for-profit management and governance, and community relations is preferred. Some general knowledge of fund development is also preferred. A high level of personal skill is required to make formal, persuasive presentations to groups and to deal effectively with people from all segments of the community.

· The individual must be comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs and experiences.

Leading change: The President/CEO possesses the skills and implements the functions of a leader. S/he helps develop and shares the values, mission and vision of the organization. S/he consistently displays integrity, models behavior, develops people, and builds teams. This individual deals effectively with demanding situations and designs and implements interventions.

Motivating: The President/CEO manages continuity, change and transition. This individual knows how to influence and enable others. S/he addresses the impact of attitude and action on the organization and its participants.

Communication: The President/CEO conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding Pasco Kids First in the not-for-profit, governmental and for-profit sectors. Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.

Constructive Relationship Management: The President/CEO displays an ability to positively manage relationships with stakeholders of the agency, including staff, and clients, during times of difficulty. Maintains effective and positive communication with staff, clients, funders and the community-at-large.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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