Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
Organization
Palmetto Association for Children & Families
Location
Columbia, SC
Listing Start Date
2/7/2020
Listing End Date
3/7/2020
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Position Summary
The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board of Directors for the purposes of: promoting and interpreting the Association’s work to its stakeholders and the public; managing day-to-day operations of the office and the general business of the Association; grant administration; advocating on social policy issues on behalf of children and families; enlisting the support of member agencies to promote and represent the Association to government agencies, the General Assembly and the general public, and; fulfilling the goals and priorities prescribed by the Board of Directors. Nationally, there are significant reforms to be created by the passage of the new Family First Preservation Services Act. It will be a multi-year planning and implementation process using federal guidance and state -leveraged funding. In addition, South Carolina has been sued by Children’s Rights, Inc. and in 2016, a Settlement Agreement was signed by the Governor and the Department of Social Services. The FFPSA and the Michelle H. lawsuit create mandated benchmarks. Providers are very interested in assisting with the planning and developmental process for creating a new service array. Candidates must have current knowledge of the children’s services system and an interest in working toward reforms. The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board of Directors for the purposes of: promoting and interpreting the Association’s work to its stakeholders and the public; managing day-to-day operations of the office and the general business of the Association; grant administration; advocating on social policy issues on behalf of children and families; enlisting the support of member agencies to promote and represent the Association to government agencies, the General Assembly and the general public, and; fulfilling the goals and priorities prescribed by the Board of Directors. Nationally, there are significant reforms to be created by the passage of the new Family First Preservation Services Act. It will be a multi-year planning and implementation process using federal guidance and state -leveraged funding. In addition, South Carolina has been sued by Children’s Rights, Inc. and in 2016, a Settlement Agreement was signed by the Governor and the Department of Social Services. The FFPSA and the Michelle H. lawsuit create mandated benchmarks. Providers are very interested in assisting with the planning and developmental process for creating a new service array. Candidates must have current knowledge of the children’s services system and an interest in working toward reforms. QUALIFICATIONS • Master’s degree in social work, public health, education, or other health and human services related discipline, from an accredited college or university (transcript with raised seal required). • At least ten years’ experience in child welfare, behavioral health, juvenile justice, or family services, with at least three of those years in a successful leadership or senior management role. • Familiarity with South Carolina laws, policies, regulations, and procurement processes impacting private providers serving children and families in residential and community-based settings. • Significant knowledge of legislative affairs and demonstrated direct experience in lobbying or legislative liaison activities. DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Association Management A. Manage day-to-day operations of the PAFCAF office and the general business of the Association; provide broad oversight on operational functions to include lease management, maintenance, insurance, workers’ compensation compliance, office technology, website management, purchases and improvements, insurance needs; supervision of subordinate staff or independent contractors. B. Assist in planning and conducting the meetings and conferences of the Association. C. Oversee the Association’s legal services provider; legislative services provider, to include compliance with Ethics Commission reporting requirements; accounting services provider; and web content manager. D. Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors to enhance the program and fulfill the purposes of the Association. Corporate Communication Efforts A. Develop and manage external strategic alliances and prepare regular member communications to provide up-to-date information upon which to make programmatic decisions. B. Interface regularly with member agency executives through regular correspondence, meetings and site visits and promote and interpret the Association’s work to the public and other stakeholders and partners and advocate on social policy issues on behalf of children and families. C. Enlist the support of member agencies in promoting and representing the Association to government agencies, the General Assembly and the general public. D. Assure training opportunities are available for member’s staff to enhance competencies. Fiscal Affairs/Budget Stewardship A. In coordination with the Board of Directors, prepare and present an annual budget for review and recommendation to the Association; administer the budget and all funds of the Association and keep the necessary financial documents to assure clean audits by an external auditing company; facilitate an annual independent audit, reporting to the Secretary of State, or other external monitors. B. Consult with the Finance Committee on Association financial and non-profit corporation matters to review of current investment accounts and strategies and to prepare any financial reports for the Board of Directors. C. Assure internal controls and related policies and procedures are in place for the efficient and effective functioning of the Association. Service to the Board of Directors and Member Agencies A. Fulfill the goals and priorities prescribed by the Board of Directors and serve as resource to member agencies and the Board of Directors; prepare all Board meeting materials and assure timely distribution and attend standing committee meetings and serve as a resource to the committees. B. Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all Association financial and operational information and discloses such information with the advice and/or approval of the Board of Directors. C. Monitor all procurements from state agencies which might impact PAFCAF members and assist member agencies in their relationships with state and local referral agencies. D. Assist with planning for training events and conferences to benefit Association members and oversees Association training activities. E. Perform any other duties as assigned by action of the Board of Directors. Grant Administration A. Research and seek grant funding when appropriate and provide overall executive oversight of all grant funding opportunities. B. Maintain responsibility for grant reporting and compliance with grant requirements. Liaison Efforts A. In collaboration with outside lobbying firm and respective Association committees, establish and maintain regular interface with the appropriate state, county and private agencies to assure legislative strategies are developed and in place each year for lobbying purposes. B. Serve as legislative agent for the Association to the SC General Assembly and disseminate essential information on state and federal legislation. Other Duties A. Support the Association’s mission, goals and training activities and represent the Association and its members at national, state and local conferences, workshops, taskforces and training events. B. Other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. ABILITIES AND SKILLS Ability to contribute to the understanding and advancement of family life, child welfare and mental health services. Ability to accept and perform the responsibilities of the position of Chief Executive Officer as prescribed by the Board of Directors. Ability to prepare reports and to interpret the purposes, goals, and program of the Association. Ability to study and analyze trends and changing needs in child welfare and the activities of the Association and to make recommendations that will help insure continuing and active progress of the Association in achieving its goals and purposes. Ability to work as member of a team. Ability to take direction from the Board of Directors. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to maintain and exhibit a favorable job attitude. Ability to be flexible in a changing work and policy environment. COMPENSATION Initial salary offered will be dependent on candidate’s relevant experience and proven abilities. Salary range is between $90,000 and $100,000 commensurate with abilities and experience as determined solely by the Board of Directors.
How to Apply
Candidates must pass a background check, provide evidence of a clean driving history, and provide three work related references and references’ contact information. PAFCAF also requires a certified copy of the candidate’s most recent educational transcript. PAFCAF will conduct E-VERIFY on the person who is offered the position as required by federal law. PAFCAF reserves the right to require other materials as needed. Those interested in applying for this position must send an email, containing a cover letter to pfendley@pafcaf.org with their current resume attached.