Career Opportunities

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

UPDATED: October 2020

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

It is Families Forward’s policy to provide an equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability or genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Families Forward hires only U.S. citizens and Non-citizens who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

FAMILIES FORWARD VIRGINIA

Families Forward Virginia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Virginia’s leading organization dedicated to disrupting the cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty. The organization was created in 2017 as a result of the merger of CHIP of Virginia, Early Impact Virginia and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.

 

Supported by both public and private funding, Families Forward Virginia provides statewide leadership for and unifies support of a multitude of Virginia programs through evidence-based and multi-generational prevention strategies. Working with parents and their children, the statewide nonprofit provides Home Visiting Programs, Family Support and Education, Professional Development, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs, Advocacy, Public Awareness/Public Education. Families Forward provides annual training and support for more than 1,000 Virginia parenting professionals and volunteers, and tracks service provision and actual outcomes for multiple services across the Commonwealth.

 

The Chief Executive Officer oversees a team of 25 professionals and supports more than 50 local affiliated organizations and programs. The position reports to an eighteen-member Board of Directors and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and foster a high performing culture aligned with Families Forward’s core values: Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Champion, and Collaborative.

  • Create a culture of continuous learning by promoting staff professional and skill development.

  • Ensure organizational sustainability and sound fiscal management. Promote the diversification of funding streams.

  • Ensure the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.

  • Establish processes to ensure that the annual work plan supports the strategic plan and organizational goals and that each employee’s goals and objectives align with the strategic plan.

  • Oversee the implementation of prevention programs, contracts and related services, while promoting collaborative relationships between program areas.

  • Ensure that the expectations of funders, partners, constituents, clients, and other stakeholders are clear, agreed upon and consistently met.

  • Provide leadership in influencing public policy.

  • Oversee the development of effective systems to assess program quality, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. Forecast and plan for future needs.

 

LEADERSHIP AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

  • PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE

    • Understands best practices and agency programs, including their services, deliverables, and measures.

  • ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY

    • Accurately represents community needs and advocates for new or expanded programs and services when working with communities, stakeholders, and policy makers.

  • LEADING CHANGE

    • Leads change by providing clarity around vision, mission and changing priorities.

    • Helps others to see the benefits of change by involving those with lived experience and other key stakeholders.

  • SELF LEADERSHIP

    • Models the way by increasing self-awareness and intentionally building upon strengths and development opportunities.

  • LEADING OTHERS

    • Develops senior leadership team competency and has a commitment to leading others effectively, calling out and developing talent potential, passion and interests.

    • Creates an environment of giving and receiving feedback generously.

    • Facilitates opportunities for creative problem solving while staying within the parameters of good practice.

    • Generates unique but workable and useful solutions to difficult problems.

    • Addresses issues in an open, constructive, professional manner, and persuades others to approach issues in the same manner.

    • Takes calculated risks to improve performance, experiments with new ideas, methodologies, and procedures.

    • Sets clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable group goals and expectations that are aligned with those of the organization.

    • Identifies opportunities for public/private partnerships.

  • VALUE-BASED SUCCESS CRITERIA:

    • Fosters a culture that ensures diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems.

    • Sees opportunities for creative problem solving while staying within the parameters of good practice.

    • Addresses issues in an open, constructive, professional manner, and supports others approaching issues in the same manner.

    • Takes calculated risks to improve performance, experiments with new ideas, methodologies, and procedures.

    • Sets clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable group goals and expectations that are aligned with those of the organization.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience required

  • A minimum of ten year’s leadership and/or management experience and a record of significant engagement with nonprofit, government, or philanthropic organization serving children and families

  • Extensive experience with child abuse and neglect, early childhood development and prevention programs

  • Experience leading a high-performing team with multiple staff off-site

  • Experience leading a statewide organization with a broad range of services

  • Experience in human service administration, program coordination and systems development

  • Experience working with national and statewide programs, local and regional communities, and diverse stakeholders

  • Experience delivering compelling messages tailored to diverse groups.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies.

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, organizational structure, budgeting, administrative operations, and fundraising.

  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

  • Knowledge and experience in public policy development, public financing, and advocacy.

  • Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven and nonprofit environment.

  • Ability to lead staff within a relationship-based organization.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/responsibilities simultaneously.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and social media.

 

Salary range -- $100,000-$115,000 plus excellent benefits package

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

It is Families Forward’s policy to provide an equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability or genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Families Forward hires only U.S. citizens and Non-citizens who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

 

To apply for this position: email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Meredith Handakas, meredith@bryanandjordan.com , no later than November 16.

No additional open positions at this time

Quick Links

The Virginia Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 1-800-552-7096

Call 911 if a child is in immediate danger

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Richmond, VA 23229

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