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Executive Director, OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

Company: OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center
Date Posted: December 1, 2017


  • Entrepreneurship-experience designing, launching, and running a new business. 
  • Fundraising-deep experience in effective nonprofit funding strategies, with a track record of securing new and innovative funding sources and expanding donor bases. 
  • Senior leadership experience-preferably as a CEO, COO, or Executive Director in a non-profit organization (corporate experience also helpful).  Experience leading teams and being responsible for the organizations day to day operations.
  • Board relations-experience working with a board of highly engaged senior leaders, including reporting, advising and board member recruitment. 
  • Resource Development and Financial Oversight-experience managing financial plans, forecasts, budgets, and oversight. 
  • Managing complexity-demonstrated success working in a complex organization with multiple stakeholder groups (i.e. board, staff, donors, volunteers, and local/regional partners). 
  • Public Speaking and Communication-excellent public speaking and presentation skills; ability to passionately and effectively tell our story and inspire others to action. 
  • Program Development-experience providing vision, development, and oversight of programs that fulfill the organization’s mission of providing the highest level of services for those grieving.  Proven ability to create and achieve all goals, objectives, and activities outlined in the strategic plan and operational plan. 




Liaison to OUR HOUSE Los Angeles

  • Learn and understand the programs of OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center and implement them according to the Orange County strategic plan.
  • Ensure and oversee the preparation of progress and status reports, records and other documentation.
  • Responsible for creation and implementation of governing rules, policies and goals as adopted by the Board of Directors in conjunction with OUR HOUSE Los Angeles.


Budgeting and Financial Management:

  • In partnership with the Board Treasurer and finance committee develop and maintain the agency budget.
  • Provide financial reports and updates to the Board and OUR HOUSE Los Angeles Executive Director.
  • Responsible for monitoring of operating expense statistics, donation and revenue analysis and projections, communications with the Board Treasurer.


Fundraising and Public Relations:

  • Directly responsible for creation and implementation of a comprehensive fund development program that targets such funders as public and private foundations and individual donors, through grant applications, the cultivation cycle, and special events.
  • Research funding sources, establish strategies to approach funders, submit proposals, make presentations, and engage in donor stewardship.
  • Identify new opportunities and means of enhancing existing efforts and involve volunteers in fundraising efforts.  Attend all development committee meetings.
  • Act as liaison with outside organizations or individuals raising funds on behalf of OHOC.
  • Supervise handling of all donated income and ensure proper routing of monies.
  • Supervise acknowledgement of all gifts and ensures acknowledgement letters and/or receipts are issued as appropriate.
  • Manage database of donors and prospects.
  • Represent OHOC to various audiences in professional manner consistent with image and mission of this organization.
  • Coordinate entity’s fundraising activities with those of OUR HOUSE Los Angeles.


Board of Directors Support:

  • Provides leadership to and maintains appropriate relations with the Board of Directors, committees, and advisors. 
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and committees as appropriate.
  • Assists with Board recruitment; administers Board orientation and training.


Program Services:

  • Ensure that all programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Hire and supervise staff and volunteers according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations, ensure that job descriptions are updated and that regular performance evaluations are held.
  • Determine what facilities, furniture and equipment are appropriate to the needs of the organization and ensure maintenance.
  • Maintain official records and execute legal documents as required; ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations for non-profit agencies.
  • Maintain program benchmarks, ensure creation, assessment, and ongoing quality control for potential programs, including Camp Erin-OC, support groups, professional education, and on-site grief responses.
  • Develop and provide to the Board and other applicable bodies, summary reports of programs and services including statistical and qualitative feedback about program and service delivery and recommendations for future improvement and change, in accordance with OUR HOUSE Los Angeles reporting.
  • Set high standards of customer service and ensure training and support to create an outstanding, meaningful experience for all families.



Required Education, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nonprofit management, social work, grief support or counseling, business administration or related field AND at least five years progressively responsible experience administering programs in a non-profit agency, or social services organization which included supervision of staff, and a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory capacity, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Candidates must meet all screening requirements including valid California driver’s license and approved background check.
  • Advanced degree in social services, psychology or counseling preferred, but not required.  



For more information or to apply, please send your resume with a cover letter to: