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East Bay Community Law Center, Executive Director

The Mission

The mission of East Bay Community Law Center is to promote justice and help build a community that is more secure, productive, healthy, and hopeful by providing legal services, social work support, and policy advocacy that are responsive to the needs of low-income communities and law training that prepares future attorneys and social workers to be skilled and principled advocates who are committed to addressing the causes and conditions of racial and economic injustice and poverty.

 The Organization – Justice Through Education & Advocacy

“This is the way to teach law and this is the way to practice law,” to quote the East Bay Community Law Center’s third Executive Director and its inspirational leader for the past 11 years. Perhaps unique in its dual mission of serving thousands of low-income individuals in Alameda County each year, while providing practical field experience for more than 150 students annually from the UC Berkeley School of Law, EBCLC is an independent 501 (c)(3) and one of the finest community legal clinics of its kind in the country.

The East Bay Community Law Center was founded in 1988 – as the Berkeley Community Law Center – by law students from  the UC Berkeley Hall School of Law. The student founders were motivated by the dearth of practical experience in legal education at a time of overwhelming societal injustices and community need. EBCLC has grown to become the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay and Berkeley Law’s largest clinical program with a budget of over $8 million annually, a significant operating reserve and a staff of 70 and growing. EBCLC has also been an effective contributor to local and state policy initiatives to address economic and racial injustice. Governed by a 25-person Board of Directors that includes members of the law school faculty, alumni, prominent attorneys and community leaders, EBCLC receives a portion of its funding from the law school, as well as significant grants from state, county and city agencies and the private sector.

Berkeley’s current Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, named by National Jurist Magazine as the most influential person in legal education in the United States, is a strong proponent of clinical practice as an essential component of a sound legal education, and EBCLC’s role in educating students is expected to continue growing under his tenure.

 The Programs

Programs serving EBCLC’s clients include Clean Slate Services to remove barriers to employment and civic participation for people with criminal records; Community Economic Justice Services, focused on empowering low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty; Consumer Justice & General Clinic Services, offering legal representation to low-income consumers facing debt-collection lawsuits, correcting credit reporting errors, assisting victims of identity theft, etc.; Education Defense & Justice for Youth Services, representing young people

caught at the intersection of the juvenile justice and education systems; Health & Welfare Services, which provides legal services to Alameda County residents at risk of poor health outcomes due to poverty, unsafe living conditions, inadequate health care coverage and other factors, including HIV status; Housing Services, focused on defending eviction lawsuits brought against low-income tenants, providing emergency financial assistance and supportive services through the Keep Oakland Housed Program, in collaboration with Bay Area Community Services and Catholic Charities of the East Bay; and Immigration Services, offering a full-range of free legal services to low-income immigrants, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, members of the LGBTQ community and youth.

 For more information about East Bay Community Law Center, visit https://ebclc.org/

 The Position

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director supervises the following direct reports who comprise the five-person executive team: Deputy Director & Chief Counsel, Clinical Director, Finance & Administration Director, and Development & Communications Director. Additionally, the ED oversees the work of EBCLC’s Data Scientist. The ED is supported by a full-time Executive Assistant

The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include:

 Leadership

  • Inspire, motivate and manage a team of highly intelligent, accomplished and committed professionals;
  • Work with staff and peers to develop more effective means of delivering legal services and clinical education and addressing policy issues that improve the lives of the communities EBCLC serves;
  • Listen with respect to all opinions, including dissent, and strive to achieve consensus when possible, yet making the difficult decisions when needed;
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including foundations, government representatives, major donors; outreach to law firms, respond to grant opportunities, and ensure major gift cultivation in collaboration with the Development & Communications Director;
  • Provide day-to-day leadership that serves the mission and reflects the core values of EBCLC;
  • Develop effective relationships with other service providers and key collaborators;
  • Motivate and lead a high-performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the executive team; provide mentoring and opportunities for leadership as a cornerstone to developing internal leaders;
  • Ensure the highest quality of legal services for EBCLC’s clients and the highest standard of training for UC Berkeley’s Law School students;
  • Represent EBCLC to the media, the community and in public forums.

Business Planning and Operations

  • Develop and implement strategic and tactical plans to promote the continued development of the organization and ensure positive financial results and client outcomes;
  • Identify opportunities for all operational functions to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and to address organizational challenges;
  • Participate in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets that advance broad organizational goals and objectives;
  • Work closely with the Executive Team to create the annual organizational budget and monitor cash flows.

Policies, Procedures & Reporting

  • Direct the development and implementation of procedures that promote effective communication and adequate information flow throughout the organization;
  • Create effective processes for increasing efficiencies and eliminating redundancies;
  • Develop strategic priorities with measurable outcomes to ensure ongoing process improvement and data driven decision making;
  • Provide direction and strategy for evaluating operations and reporting results to internal and external audiences;
  • Develop metrics in consultation with staff for evaluating organization morale generally and specifically around issues of fairness, equity, and transparency.
  • Ensure all organizational activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws;
  • Develop and enhance the relationship of EBCLC to the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have significant experience that includes leadership and demonstrated success in managing organizational development and change. An undergraduate degree is required. A graduate degree in law or other relevant area of study is strongly preferred, and an appropriately credentialed individual may be eligible for a faculty appointment at the UC Berkeley School of Law. The Executive Director will be an exceptional program manager, talented team builder, and effective communicator.

In addition to these requirements, candidates will be evaluated on criteria that include:

  • Experience overseeing legal services and/or legal educational programs in an organization of similar size and complexity;
  • An understanding and respect for clinical teaching;
  • A commitment to the mission of providing supportive services for low income communities, including communities of color;
  • Awareness of the legal issues facing the communities that EBCLC serves;
  • Familiarity and comfort with financial planning and management as well as organizational budget development;
  • Lived experience as a law student would be helpful;
  • Demonstrated success building and leading high-performing teams and managing dedicated staff;
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills;
  • Accessibility and the capacity to embrace diversity of views and opinions;
  • Superior critical and creative thinking ability that includes “both and” rather than “either or” approaches to conflict resolution and problem solving;
  • A leadership style that emphasizes authenticity, compassion and kindness, coupled with optimism and a sense of humor in times of challenge and stress;
  • Strategic business and operational planning experience;
  • Process expertise to develop new program rollout procedures that are adaptable to various community/population needs;
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics;
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.

The successful candidate will be energized working in a challenging, fast-moving environment and accomplished at driving toward clarity and solutions, and will be a visionary and empathetic leader with the ability to inspire employees to live up to their potential.

Compensation

To attract the multi-talented Executive Director it is seeking, EBCLC is offering a competitive compensation package, coupled with a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health care premiums for employees and their families, health savings accounts, a choice of retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, generous vacation time, commuter benefits and much more.

Relocation reimbursement may be provided for the exceptional candidate EBCLC is seeking.

Opportunity

This is an opportunity for an accomplished, entrepreneurial leader to join a growing mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to education and social justice. The successful candidate will become a part of a distinguished team, serving an organization that is nationally known and respected for its work. The new Executive Director will be integral in developing staff, enhancing financial support and communication and increasing program and service offerings responsive to community needs, while  contributing to the development of skilled and principled legal advocates committed to addressing racial and economic injustice. Moreover, the Executive Director will have the personal satisfaction of contributing to an effort of profound societal and humanitarian importance.

Location

Famous as a center for academics, free speech and the arts, Berkeley is situated along San Francisco Bay’s eastern shore and is home to the University of California, Berkeley. The city of 113,000 residents has a mild climate and natural amenities, more arts per capita than any other city in California, access to public transportation, and of course, the University of California campus, which anchors the community.

Top reasons to live in Berkeley:

https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2018/ca/berkeley

Contact

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

Joe McCormack, Founding Partner

McCormack+Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Email: search@mccormackkristel.com

Office: 212.531.5003

Fax: 212.203.9599

Website www.mccormackkristel.com

 

Please note that your education, dates of employment and other

information will be verified prior to an offer.

Metro Wellness & Community, Chief Financial Officer

THE CLIENT

Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in Florida’s Tampa Bay community.

Metro is one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBT community centers. With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, Metro provides premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing.

Operating with an annual budget of over $21 million, 155 employees and offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater and New Port Richey, Metro strives to promote a healthy environment for all and to foster diversity within the community as a whole, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status. Metro has a robust 340b program and is in the process of applying for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status.

To learn more about Metro Wellness & Community Centers, visit https://www.metrotampabay.org/ 

 

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

Metro is proud of its supportive culture in which organizational leaders and policies foster care for Metro’s staff so that they can provide best in class care for Metro’s clients. In keeping with this prerogative, our client is offering a competitive salary for the position, along with a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include health, dental, life and LTD insurance as well as elective vision and short-term disability plans. Metro’s 403b retirement plan includes a 5% match in years 0 – 5, and a 7% match in year 10 and beyond. In addition to generous PTO and sick time policies, Metro offers tuition reimbursement, professional development, stipends toward gym membership or day care, discounts on pet insurance, discounts at the Metro thrift store and reimbursement on Metro branded clothing.

Reimbursement of basic relocation expenses will be provided for the exceptional candidate they are seeking.

 

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 care and supportive services for underserved and at-risk individuals.

 

LOCATION

Metro Wellness & Community provides services at centers in St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey and Clearwater. Additionally, Metro operates a Thrift Store and LGBT Welcome Center in St. Petersburg. The CFO will work out of the St. Petersburg Center and will travel regularly to the other locations.

St. Petersburg is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Home to some of the country’s finest beaches, world-class museums, and an array of entertainment and professional sporting events, the “Burg” is a vibrant city with something for everyone. A burgeoning foodie scene combined with boutiques, bike shops, art galleries, breweries, and coffee houses has attracted visitors and new residents alike. The city’s thriving business, entrepreneurial and arts sectors have sparked its growth and helped propel its economy.

The sunniest city in America, holding the record for 768 consecutive sunny days, is also a big, hip small-town. The St. Petersburg lifestyle, defined by sunshine, diversity and a dynamic arts scene, is enhanced by its location in a zero-income tax state.

Although St. Petersburg’s population is little more than 260,000, this big small town is home to Florida’s largest LGBT Pride celebration. In recent years, more than 200,000 people have attended St. Pete Pride. The city employs a full-time LGBT liaison to the mayor’s office and police department, and in 2016 received a perfect score on HRC’s Municipal Quality Index.

Learn more about St. Petersburg       Learn more about St. Pete Clearwater

 

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.

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.