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Florida FQHC, Chief Financial Officer

THE CLIENT

Our client is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that offers medical care and case management, behavioral health services and programs, and HIV services and testing in multiple locations in Florida. Our client is proud to provide care to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) directs the finance functions of the organization and is responsible for the fiscal management of all federal, state and city grants.The CFO will supervise a finance team inclusive of accounting, billing, bookkeeping and payroll staff. Key responsibilities include the following:

Executive Leadership

Provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections;
Staff the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors;
Negotiate insurance and third-party payor contracts, insuring maximum capitate payments;
Procure, monitor, and manage all insurance coverage including D&O, malpractice, liability etc.;
Support department heads to ensure accurate budget tracking and fiscal compliance;
Partner with CEO and Executive Leadership Team to enhance policies, ensure financial best practices and improve fiscal performance.  

Financials, Budgets & Reporting

Plan, coordinate, and manage the annual budgeting process;
Oversee the preparation of all financial reports including monthly and annual financial statements, and grant/contract reports;
Prepare grant budgets and oversee program analysis, report and expense tracking;
Manage cash flow and fiscal forecasting;
Oversee the accounting functions of Payroll, AP/AR and 340b program revenue;
Supervise the maintenance and reconciliation of general ledger accounts;
Oversee month-end close process, ensuring accuracy of accounting entries, revenue and expense recognition and proper capitalization of assets;

Controls, Compliance & Audit

Manage relationships with auditors, federal and state tax authorities, and government regulators;
Oversee the preparation and insure the accuracy of all regulatory reports and tax filings;
Coordinate the annual audit and all audit activities including preparing schedules and providing requested information to the auditors;
Oversee the development and updating of financial policies, procedures and internal controls ensuring GAAP compliance.

Staff Management & Development

Attract, retain, and motivate high-performing staff;
Demonstrate leadership and provide supervision necessary to motivate staff;
Train, coach and develop staff to ensure full utilization of skills and promotional opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have nonprofit and healthcare experience in a community health center or FQHC with a 340b pharmacy program. The successful candidate will bring the following:

At least 10 years’ progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably with an organization that receives federal funds;
At least three years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer;
Exceptional fund accounting and financial management skills;
Experience managing 340b pharmacy revenue, government funds (CDC, Ryan White, SAMHSA) and Medicare, Managed Care and third-party billing;
Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, controls and reporting, ideally in the healthcare sector;
Strong leadership skills; including team building, staff development and delegation;
Expertise assessing, refining, developing and recommending financial policies/procedures and systems;
Exceptional Excel and QuickBooks skills are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and general ledger systems is required. Electronic medical records and data systems experience a plus;
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from an accredited college or university is required; CPAs are preferred;
A valid Florida driver’s license and proof of insurance, and access to a reliable automobileare required.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will have a collaborative and flexible leadership style and will be enthusiastic about working in a mission-driven environment. In addition to being strong in character and integrity, the successful candidate will be:

Articulate and able to communicate complex financial matters into clear and accessible language;
Able to manage multiple projects and to set realistic and achievable goals and timelines;
Skilled in analyzing data, interpreting results, projecting outcomes and synthesizing solutions;
A team-builder with strong management and leadership skills;
An innovative thinker with creative solutions to improving processes and effectively managing organizational and program budgets and grant and contract performance;
Highly energetic, resourceful and flexible with solid judgment and decision-making skills.

COMPENSATION

Our client is offering a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Basic relocation expenses are possible for an exceptional candidate.  

OPPORTUNITY

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced finance professional to provide executive leadership to a growing community-based health care provider. The successful candidate will have the satisfaction of contributing to a vital source of accessible programs, affordable careand supportive services for underserved and at-risk individuals.

CONTACT

If you are interested in being considered for this important leadership opportunity, please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Joseph McCormack, Partner

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

McCormack+Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

T:  323.549.9200 | F: 323.549.9222

search@mccormackkristel.com |www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided will be verified prior to employment.

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers.  People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

4CS of Passaic County, Board of Directors

4CS of Passaic County

4CS of Passaic County is a nonprofit childcare resource and referral agency. Founded in 1971 as New Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care, 4CS oversees one of the state’s largest childcare subsidy assistance programs, with more than 10,000 children enrolled in its programs. In addition to administering child care and early education subsidies, 4CS has more than 87,000 touches with individuals in the community who are child care providers, parents/caregivers, students, and the community at large by offering, childcare and human services referrals, counseling, and processing childcare subsidy applications. On average, more than 1,500 walk-in clients seek 4CS’s services each month. The agency’s comprehensive training and education programs include workshops for parents; childcare center staff and friend & family childcare provider trainings on brain development, first aid and CPR; technical assistance for providers to meet licensing requirements; as well as administration of The Center for Child Care Careers, a fully bilingual (English/Spanish) New Jersey licensed vocational school.

With the recognition that proper nutrition is critical to children’s brain and physical development, 4CS makes it possible for child care providers to provide 250,000 tasty, healthy and nutritious meals and snacks to children throughout Passaic, Bergen and Hudson Counties annually.

Headquartered in Paterson and serving more than 5,000 families throughout Passaic County, 4CS operates with a $5 million annual budget and is overseen by a seven-person Board of Directors.

For more information about 4CS, please visit the 4CS website

Mission

The mission of 4CS of Passaic County is to assist families to obtain excellent quality child care that is available, accessible, and affordable.

Financial Summary

4CS’s total revenue for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 was $4.5 million, of which 90% was received from government grants and contracts. 4CS currently has assets exceeding $2 million. In recognition of its commitment to transparency, 4CS is a gold-level participant in GuideStar’s reporting program.

The Board of Directors

Trustees are the guardians of 4CS’s mission and resources, bringing to the organization a variety of skills, knowledge, experience and perspectives. To ensure 4CS continues to be a resource for high quality early care and education, Trustees are tasked with active leadership, active participation, fundraising, and financial support.

4CS currently has seven (7) Trustees, with plans to expand to at least 12 over the next year. We are seeking engaged volunteers who share 4CS’s values and are passionate about 4CS’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Each Board leader commits time, talent and treasure to meet the following basic responsibilities:

  • Attendance at four Board meetings annually: January, April, July and September;
  • Active participation on at least one committee – currently, these include the Executive, Governance, Finance, Strategic Planning, and Community Outreach, Development & Marketing Committees – which typically meets 2 – 4 times per year;
  • Serve as an ambassador for 4CS and articulate the need for community investment;
  • Accept appropriate Board leadership roles as opportunities become available;
  • Help grow the Board with new directors;
  • Identify potential corporate and individual donor prospects;
  • Ensure fiduciary oversight and responsible stewardship of 4CS resources;
  • Contribute a personally significant annual gift.

Trustees may serve two (2) three-year terms.

Professional Requirements

We are seeking a diverse group of professionals with a variety of skills, experience and perspectives to steward the continued growth and sustainability of 4CS. Candidates with education or childhood development experience as well as legal, marketing, communications, philanthropic, pediatric, obstetric, gynecologic, human service and real estate professionals are highly desired. Board governance experience with a nonprofit is preferred, but not required.

Personal Characteristics

Candidates should have a passion for enhancing the lives of children and a commitment to supporting parents and childcare providers. Members of the Board are expected to make the necessary time to fulfill their ambassador responsibilities and to prepare for and attend meetings.

The 4CS Board seeks individuals representing a diversity of experience and perspectives. Ideal candidates will share the organization’s commitment to inclusion and will be comfortable engaging in honest discussions and respectful dissent.

As the demands for 4CS services and programs increase, the skills to contribute to organizational growth are essential. Individuals with organizational development and strategic planning talent will find this an exciting opportunity to lead in a meaningful way.

Residency in Passaic County is not a requirement of directors.

Opportunity

This is a rewarding leadership opportunity with an organization that has been supporting families and enhancing children’s growth for nearly 50 years. It is a chance to be part of a productive and collegial Board of Directors strengthening a vital childcare resource and referral agency. 4CS’s Board and staff are thought partners collaborating to improve the lives of Passaic County’s families and children.

Contact

If you are interested in exploring Board service with 4CS of Passaic County, please submit a brief cover letter and résumé or biography as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

McCormack+Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Telephone: 212.531.5003

Email: search@mccormackkristel.com

Online: www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

McCormack+Kristel works only with Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

 

 

 

SAGE, Board of Directors

SAGE (Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders)

SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare.

With staff in New York City, Washington, D.C., Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other key cities across the country, SAGE coordinates a growing network of 29 SAGE affiliates in 21 states. SAGE operates with a $12 million annual budget and is overseen by a 22-person Board of Directors.

For more information about SAGE, please visit the SAGE website

Mission

SAGE leads in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older people, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.

Vision

SAGE envisions a world in which LGBT older adults can thrive because they are valued and have boundless opportunities through an array of options to achieve their goals for social, physical, intellectual, emotional, financial, spiritual, vocational, and environmental well-being.

History and Background

SAGE’s programs have evolved over the organization’s 40-year history. Today, SAGE is an important social safety net for LGBT elders as the organization catalyzes and creates LGBT-specific service programs and housing for elders, encourages full inclusion and celebration of LGBT older adults in all communities, advocates to address and overcome discrimination against LGBT elders in a broad variety of settings, and works with its constituents in the creation of informal caregiving support and development of new “family” networks.

In 2010, SAGE was awarded a three-year $900,000 grant (subsequently renewed) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging to seed the creation of the nation’s only National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. In 2012, SAGE launched the country’s first comprehensive publicly funded LGBT senior center. And, in May of this year, SAGE and development partner, HELP USA, broke ground on a $41.4 million LGBT senior housing project in the Bronx, launching SAGE’s second housing development in New York City.

For the nearly 3 million LGBT older adults across the nation, SAGE’s advocacy, training and services build welcoming communities and keep critical issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.

Financial Summary

SAGE’s total revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 was $11 million, of which 59% was received from government and foundation funders. SAGE currently has assets in excess of $19 million, including a $3.7 million reserve fund. In recognition of its commitment to transparency, SAGE is a gold-level participant in GuideStar’s reporting program.

The Board of Directors

Board members are the guardians of SAGE’s mission and resources, bringing to the organization a variety of skills, knowledge, experience and perspectives. To ensure SAGE continues to successfully meet the needs of older adults in the LGBT community, Board members are tasked with setting policy to ensure public trust, contributing a personally meaningful gift and leveraging their networks to resource the policies they set, growing the Board with talented new members, and acting as ambassadors for SAGE and LGBT older adults.

SAGE currently has 22 Board Directors, with plans to expand to 25 or more members over the next year. We are seeking engaged volunteers who share SAGE’s values, support SAGE’s commitment to diversity and equity, and are passionate about SAGE’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Each Board leader commits time, talent and treasure to meet the following basic responsibilities:

  • Attendance at three Board meetings annually. February/March, June and October.
  • Active participation on at least one standing committee – currently, these include the Executive, Finance, Nominating and Governance, and Development Committees, which typically meet by phone.
  • Board members are expected to make SAGE a philanthropic priority with an annual give/get commitment of at least $10,000. Each Board member is asked to give at a level that is a “personal stretch” based on their individual giving capacity. At a minimum, every Board member must be a major donor (at least $1,500 annually) to SAGE. Board leadership understands that each member is in a unique situation and works accordingly to set clear expectations.

After a one-year introductory term, Board members may serve up to two (2) consecutive three-year terms.

Professional Requirements

We are seeking a diverse group of professionals with a variety of skills, experience and perspectives to steward the continued growth and sustainability of SAGE. Candidates with aging or healthcare experience, as well as those with strong links to a broad and expansive network, are highly desired. We are particularly interested in increasing SAGE’s Board presence in Chicago, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Experience as a board member with a nonprofit entity is preferred but not required.

Personal Characteristics

Candidates must have a compelling interest in the vision, mission and values of SAGE. The organization’s core values include upholding diversity and equity as a centerpiece of its purpose, its people and its work. Members of the Board are expected to reflect and embrace SAGE’s commitment to the principles of diversity and equity.

The SAGE Board is comprised of a broadly diverse group of individuals inclusive of an expansive range of experience, perspectives and expression. Directors take pride in the quality and depth of the Board’s healthy and honest discussions and respectful debates. Ideal candidates will be comfortable with dissent, energized by stimulating conversations, and able to present contrary views in a considerate, informed and respectful manner.

As SAGE continues to expand its reach and the demands for its advocacy increase, the skills to contribute to an organization during periods of flux are essential. Individuals with the talent to see the big picture and coalesce strategies into long-range plans will find this an exciting opportunity to lead in a meaningful way.

Finally, openness to innovation, the humility to learn from others, and the ability to participate in and sustain collaborative group efforts are highly valued. Women, people of color, transgender people, people under 40, straight allies, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Opportunity

This is a meaningful and rewarding leadership opportunity with an organization that has been at the forefront of social change for 40 years. It is a chance to be part of a sophisticated and collegial Board of Directors endeavoring to create boundless opportunities for LGBT older adults. Members of the SAGE Board collaborate to increase the impact of a revered organization and to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.

CONTACT

If you are interested in exploring board service with SAGE, please submit a brief cover letter and résumé or biography as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

McCormack+Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Telephone: 212.531.5003

Email: search@mccormackkristel.com

Online: www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

McCormack+Kristel works only with Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Liberty Hill Foundation, Chief Financial Officer

THE CLIENT

Change, not charity is the founding principle of the Liberty Hill Foundation.

When Liberty Hill began in 1976, it was a daring new foundation that turned philanthropy on its head. Today it is a national leader in social justice. Organizing and advocacy powered by Liberty Hill has changed national policies, launched social change movements, transformed neighborhoods, and nurtured hundreds of community leaders who respond to the experience of injustice by fighting for their rights.

In 1975, four young people who had inherited wealth met for a picnic in Topanga Canyon to discuss better ways to donate to progressive causes. In conversations continuing into 1976, Sarah Pillsbury, Larry Janss, Win McCormack and Anne Mendel—inspired by two already active alternative foundations—agreed to hire a consultant to see if there was a need for a similar foundation in Los Angeles.

By the mid-1980s, Liberty Hill had formed an infrastructure for reaching out and listening to grassroots leaders. The community grew as national economic policies were having a significant impact on the lives of poor people and people of color; homelessness was rampant; the crack epidemic dealt South Central Los Angeles a severe blow. In 1986, 2.7 million immigrants gained documentation in a milestone that resulted in a lasting demographic shift. Community organizers in Southern California responded with the birth of the environmental justice concept and the beginnings of multiracial strategies that are now a hallmark of the Los Angeles social justice movement.

Governed today by a 15-person Board of Directors, Liberty Hill has an $6.5 million annual operating budget and a 25-person staff.  Liberty Hill’s strategic grantmaking program, Fund for Change, provides vital unrestricted funds to community-led organizations in the economic, racial, environmental, and LGBT justice sectors. It also administers $4 million annually in grants from donor advised funds and creates giving circles for donors with common interests in the Southern California area.

Additionally, Liberty Hill is raising $6 million to strengthen Los Angeles as a national model for a peaceful and prosperous future for everyone. The Foundation’s “Agenda for a Just Future” will end youth incarceration as we know it, fight for a roof over every head, and eliminate the hazards of urban drilling.

THE POSITION

In this newly created position, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will report to the Executive Vice President. The CFO is responsible for directing the finance and operations functions of the organization. The CFO will supervise two finance staff and will share oversight of an Executive Assistant/Office Manager with the President/CEO. Key responsibilities include the following:

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections;
  • Staff the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors;
  • Participate in Foundation leadership and management through active participation on leadership teams;
  • Represent the organization externally, acting as liaison to banking and investment advisors;
  • Provide guidance and leadership in examining new funding opportunities, including government grants/contracts, to further define the Foundation’s business model;
  • Partner with the President/CEO, EVP and Board to develop and execute Liberty Hill’s strategic plan.

Financials, Budgets & Reporting

  • Oversee the preparation of monthly financial statements including Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Activities and Budget to Actual Variance;
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports for the Finance Committee including analysis of major variants and changes to the Foundation’s financial position;
  • Work with the Investment Committee to review, monitor and analyze investment activity and asset manager performance;
  • Manage cash flow and investments in accordance with board-approved policies;
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage the annual budgeting process;
  • Supervise the maintenance and reconciliation of general ledger accounts;
  • Manage short-term cash flow and asset investment;
  • Oversee month-end close process, ensuring accuracy of accounting entries, revenue and expense recognition and proper capitalization of assets;
  • Oversee long-term financial planning and forecasting.

Controls, Compliance & Audit

  • Manage the relationship with the outside accounting firm for the annual audit and coordinate all audit activities including preparing schedules and providing requested information to the auditors;
  • Prepare additional schedules as needed for preparation of the Foundation’s tax return;
  • Review Form 990 to ensure the accuracy of the agency’s tax return and coordinate the Audit Committee’s review;
  • Oversee the development and updating of financial policies, procedures and internal controls ensuring appropriate board approval and GAAP compliance;
  • Assist the Audit Committee in periodically selecting an outside independent auditor;
  • Oversee risk management and ensure legal compliance for the Foundation.

Operations

  • Oversee administrative functions for the Foundation, ensuring smooth daily operations.
  • Procure, monitor, and manage the Foundation’s insurance;
  • Conduct analysis of space needs for lease negotiations and involve the Board as well as Foundation staff as appropriate;
  • Ensure IT systems are adequate to meet the Foundation’s needs and enhance staff effectiveness.

Staff Management & Development

  • Attract, retain, and motivate high-performing staff;
  • Demonstrate leadership and provide supervision necessary to motivate staff to carry out Liberty Hill Foundation’s mission;
  • Provide regular feedback to staff as well as accept feedback and suggestions from team;
  • Train, coach and develop staff to ensure full utilization of skills and promotional opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Relative to the size of its $6.5 million annual operating budget, Liberty Hill’s financials are quite complex. The Foundation currently manages and provides reporting for 60 donor advised funds. The CFO supervises the outside investment managers to ensure the $4 million in donor funds as well as the Foundation’s $5.2 million endowment are invested in accordance with the donors’ investment objectives and Liberty Hill’s social justice values. Additionally, the Foundation’s operating income includes roughly 50 foundation grants and 20 restricted individual gifts, each of which has its own budget, reporting and expense allocation requirements.

To meet the demands of a financially complex organization, the successful candidate will bring the following:

  • At least seven years’ progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization, ideally with a foundation that both makes and receives grants;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a leadership role;
  • Exceptional fund accounting and financial management skills;
  • Awareness of financial management and investment strategies for non-profit organizations;
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, controls and reporting, ideally in the nonprofit sector;
  • Expertise assessing, refining, developing and recommending financial policies/procedures and systems;
  • Government grant accounting experience would be a plus;
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating systems and with MS Office software, including Word and Excel is required;
  • The ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs is essential;
  • Knowledge of databases and computerized financial accounting systems ideally experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge platforms;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from an accredited college or university is required; CPAs are preferred, as are candidates with an MBA.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about collaborating with a broadly diverse group of internal and external stakeholders representing an expansive range of experience, perspectives and expression. In addition to sharing a passion for social justice and embracing Liberty Hill’s core values of diversity, equity and inclusion, the successful candidate will be:

  • Articulate and able to communicate complex financial matters into clear and accessible language;
  • Able to manage multiple projects and to set realistic and achievable goals and timelines;
  • Skilled in analyzing data, interpreting results, projecting outcomes and synthesizing solutions;
  • A team-builder with strong management and leadership skills;
  • An innovative thinker with creative solutions to improving processes and effectively managing complex budget tracking and expense allocation requirements;
  • Knowledgeable of Los Angeles County’s communities;
  • Highly energetic, resourceful and flexible with solid judgment and decision-making skills.

COMPENSATION

Our client is offering a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Basic relocation expenses are possible for an exceptional candidate.

OPPORTUNITY

Although the unprecedented chaos in Washington, D.C. tends to obscure the nefarious activities of those intent on undoing decades of social justice progress, the deliberate targeting of California with punitive policies, rollbacks and funding manipulations is abundantly clear. In defense of one our country’s most progressive states, Liberty Hill has been engaged when and where the struggle is most intense. Through organizing, philanthropy and visionary leadership, Liberty Hill has built power and won the progressive policies that make Los Angeles a model for the nation.

The successful candidate will enjoy increases in responsibility and compensation based upon the growth of the organization and will have the satisfaction of fortifying the County of Los Angeles in its fight for social justice.

CONTACT

If you are interested in being considered for this important leadership opportunity, please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Joseph McCormack, Partner

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

McCormack+Kristel

T:  323.549.9200 | F: 323.549.9222

search@mccormackkristel.com |www.mccormackkristel.com

 

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of the Los Angeles community reflected in their workforce. Liberty Hill strongly encourages people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

“Liberty Hill promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all employees are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.”

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Chief Program Officer

THE CLIENT

Founded in September of 1993, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is an independent public agency created by The City and County of Los Angeles as a Joint-Powers Authority. Its mission is to address homelessness in Los Angeles County.  LAHSA is committed to ending homelessness by providing leadership, advocacy, and management of program funding.  LAHSA strives to educate the public and the media on key issues related to homelessness.

LAHSA is governed by a 10-member policy-making Commission. The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles appoints five of the Commissioners with approval of the City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appoints five, one appointment from each Supervisorial District.

LAHSA provides funding and guidance for a vast network of local, non-profit agencies serving homeless people. LAHSA is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, with a staff of approximately 360+ and an annual budget of approximately $243,000,000, the Authority distributes approximately $225 million annually to about 100 provider agencies with nearly 300 contracts.  These programs are located throughout the City and County, and address a wide-range of issues related to homelessness, including: mental illness, substance abuse, job training, domestic violence, food, housing, case management, referrals, health concerns, clothing, benefits advocacy, and transportation. LAHSA operates its own Emergency Response program to address the urgent and immediate needs of the homeless.  The Measure H quarter-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2017 to address the growing problem of homelessness is projected to raise $355 million annually for 10 years.

LAHSA funded programs and agencies support the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) national “Continuum of Care” model to assist homeless individuals and families in their transition to independence.  To assure that the Continuum of Care system continues to address the changing needs and priorities of Los Angeles County, LAHSA works closely with service providers, advocates, coalitions, communities, businesses, governmental organizations, elected leaders, and research groups.

THE POSITION

This is a newly created position reporting to the Executive Director. The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will be responsible for a 250-person staff with the following direct reports: Director, Procurement & Performance Management; Director, Access & Engagement; Director, Policy & Systems; and Director, Data Management. The CPO will lead all programmatic operations and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as leader of LAHSA’s programmatic operations:
  • Responsible for deliverables for $225 million in City, County and Federal funding commitments
  • Responsible for deliverables optimizing the LA region’s homeless system performance
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Lead and manage LAHSA’s programmatic directors, who cover the following responsibilities:
    • LAHSA‐funded homeless service programs, including procurement, contract performance and homelessness data management
    • Policy and Systems,
    • Direct outreach – LAHSA’s countywide direct outreach services with more than 100 staff
  • Identify programmatic opportunities and priorities:
    • Coordinate program development, including working with the Policy and Planning team and Commission to identify areas of need and design new programs to work toward elimination of homelessness in Los Angeles
    • Analyze service performance on the program, community, and system level
    • Develop processes for using program outcomes data for driving future program development
    • Oversee the development of appropriate training and technical assistance to staff, program applicants and grantees and other appropriate audiences
    • Collaborate with Los Angeles Continuum of Care participants (including organizations funded and those not funded through LAHSA) to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles
    • Knowledge of HEARTH Act requirements, Homeless Families Solutions System and Coordinated Entry System
    • Develop external reporting tools to communicate the progress of LAHSA’s work and the work of its partner agencies to LAHSA’s Commission, its funders (from the city, county and federal level) and to the public
    • Incorporate program/policy work into procurement and contracting process
  • Develop external reporting tools to communicate the progress of LAHSA’s work and the work of its partner agencies to LAHSA’s Commission, its funders (from the city, county and federal level) and to the public
    • Incorporate program/policy work into procurement and contracting process
    • Increase key impact measurements
    • Develop curriculum, tools, and training that help build sustainable program delivery capacity
    • Implement integrated coordinated entry systems for all populations
    • Interact effectively with a wide range of constituents
    • Represent LAHSA at official functions and events in the community

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of LAHSA and be driven by the mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate who has proven experience in managing within a large, complex organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

The successful candidate will most likely have had management experience with a large public sector, or non‐profit organization. As noted, this is an organization driven by the values of its people, so experience in managing a “values‐driven” organization will be highly prized.

Additional requirements are:

  • Results Orientation – a proven track record of exceeding goals and a value‐added orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen including successful P&L management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, political savvy, and creative resourcefulness
  • Strategic Vision and Agility – ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
  • Capacity Building—ability to effectively build staff capacity, developing a top‐notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Large Scale Management – experience leading a large diverse team
  • Leadership and Organization – exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top‐ notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed
  • General Management—thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning
  • Excellent Communications Skills  –  thorough  understanding  of  the  importance  of  effective,  timely communications with multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of systems and programs that impact homeless persons and homeless program funding sources, regulations, requirements and procedures, a knowledge of the HEARTH Act (The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009) requirements, Homeless Families Solutions System and the Coordinated Entry System.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is seeking to dramatically accelerate its capacity and growth. LAHSA wants a mission‐focused, seasoned, strategic, and process‐minded leader with experience in complex organizations, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals.

The CPO must have the ability to enforce fair and equitable processes, decisions and determinations in compliance with Federal, state and local funding laws, rules, and regulations. S/he must be able to think creatively, strategically and collaboratively to solve complex problems.

This position requires an action oriented executive who enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; who is able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; who is not afraid to take charge of a situation; and who can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.

COMPENSATION

The CPO is employed “at will” by the LAHSA Commission.  This is not a City or County civil service appointment. The selected candidate will be compensated at a level dependent upon qualifications and experience and will receive a comprehensive benefit package.

OPPORTUNITY

Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared 23% over the past year despite increasing success in placing people in housing. The sharp rise, to nearly 58,000, suggests that the pathway into homelessness continues to outpace intensifying efforts that — through rent subsidies, new construction, outreach and support services — got more than 14,000 people permanently off the streets last year.  The startling jump in homelessness has affected every significant demographic group, including youth, families, veterans and the chronically homeless. Homeless officials and political leaders point to steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes as the underlying cause.

After months of planning, Measure H funding recommendations were approved by the Board of Supervisors, which unanimously approved a spending package to deploy $1 billion into local communities over the next three years. LAHSA will be the conduit and steward for much of these resources.  This is an opportunity to be on the forefront of addressing one of the most pressing human services need in our country today.  The successful candidate will have the satisfaction of building the programmatic infrastructure to address this need and participating in an effort of critical humanitarian importance.

LAHSA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

CONTACT

Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

Joseph McCormack, Partner

McCormack + Kristel

1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-202

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tel  323.549.9200

Fax 323.549.9222

Email search@mccormackkristel.com

Online www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided will be verified prior to employment.

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers.  People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.