Are you passionate about ensuring all children live in a safe, healthy and nurturing home? Do you want to be part of a dynamic team that creates stronger communities helping families cope with difficult life circumstances so they and their children can thrive? Are you a visionary that can sustain and lead the agency into the future to educate, advocate, and change lives, building individual and community partnerships? If yes, then we invite you to apply.

About Us:

KidsFirst is a non‐profit organization that strives to educate, advocate and change lives as the Child Abuse Prevention Center for Western Placer County. KidsFirst has many programs and services that support families through their family resource centers and community partnerships. The Executive Director at KidsFirst is a leader in Placer County who focuses on prevention and mitigation of abuse and neglect by supporting and promoting healthy families.



The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate provides leadership and casts a vision for KidsFirst now and into the future. The Executive Director would build a strong culture and structure for the agency to carry out its mission. Key responsibilities include, but are not restricted to, establishing a plan for continuous improvement through the development of annual and long‐term strategic planning, managing and directing the overall operations of KidsFirst, working with internal and external partners for fund development and sustainability, community and public relations, personnel and fiscal management and to supervise the work of subordinate staff.


The Executive Director serves as the first line to the Board of Directors, in addition, the Executive Director performs administrative and management projects for the Board as requested.


This position receives direction and is subordinate to the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director provides direct supervision over the Assistant Director and key management staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

General Programmatic Duties:

  • Ensure that all programs within KidsFirst are aligned with the organization mission and
  • Develop annual and long term strategic plans to carry out the vision and
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, as well as Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) requirements and Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Represent the organization; develop strong ties with local and regional agencies, community partners and the general

Board of Directors:

  • Support and provide leadership to the Board of Directors’ and develop board
  • Identify child welfare trends to provide board with information on future program growth and continuous
  • Facilitate strategic planning and development of annual program
  • Provide regular updates of organizational and financial

Fiscal Management:

  • Develop Organization Budget along with Administrative Services Manager and Assistant
  • Monitor monthly program costs and keep expenditures within the approved agency and individual program
  • Work with Treasurer and Audit Committee to complete annual financial audit and tax
  • Work closely with the Development Committee in developing fundraising objectives, strategic plans and strategies to carry out the agency vision and
  • Seek outside funding in the form of grants and contracts from public and private sources; negotiate contracts; execute contracts, grants and commitments and ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of KidsFirst are appropriately safeguarded and

Program Operations:

  • Oversee that the work of the programs complies with applicable local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Create culture, structure and staffing for each program consistent with funding to carry out the program goals and
  • Oversee and coordinate the work of management team for program expenses, staff development and operational
  • Evaluate the performance of the programs to understand productivity, quality of services and overall

Human Resources:

  • Participate in the recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring process to fill management positions. In coordination with Assistant Director ensure managers are trained and oriented to meet the requirements and expectations of the
  • Mentor and annually evaluate program managers; perform weekly check‐ins, coach and develop on a consistent
  • Responsible for performance improvement plans and if needed, the termination of all
  • Participate as needed in the development and periodic updating of accurate and specific job descriptions based on program and agency
  • Ensure Succession Planning is up to


Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in managerial, administrative or staff capacity, which demonstrates an understanding of leading operations similar to KidsFirst relating to strategic planning, organizing, and directing the functions/operations of a non‐profit, health services agency, government or related agency.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, human services, education, or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance, medical clearance including TB test, drug and fingerprint clearance is also required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict
  • Principles and practices of non‐profit administration, organization, programs and
  • Principles and practices of management, organization and personnel
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance
  • Principles and practices of fiscal control and budget
  • Principles and techniques of administrative and organizational analysis, including performance measurements and work flow analysis and
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, rules, and
  • Written and oral report
  • Office automation and management, computer systems and software, including word processing, spreadsheet, pdf and related
  • Office procedures, methods and

Ability to:

  • Plan, lead, direct and control the administration and operations of
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports, understand and apply relevant laws, rules, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem‐solve agency related issues; and explain and interpret
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift 10‐15 lbs.
  • Develop and implement agency policies and
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and
  • Develop, monitor and administer agency grants, budget and
  • Analyze and implement grant and program
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of
  • Interpret, explain and apply agency, state, and federal policies, procedures, rules and
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including the ability to make concise and persuasive public
  • Supervise, train, mentor and evaluate assigned
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including diverse government and corporate agencies and community‐based
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective
  • Represent the agency and prepare and deliver oral presentations to small and large


SALARY:               Depending on Experience; Benefits package includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, plus 13 paid holidays per year. We also offer a voluntary 403 B retirement package with limited matching and voluntary benefits with Aflac.

DATE:                                    April, 2019

FILING DEADLINE:            Until filled

LOCATION:                         Roseville and Auburn KidsFirst Offices

TO APPLY:           Submit resume and cover letter outlining why you are a good fit for our organization by emailing KidsFirst at:

Please note: Supplemental Questionnaire may be required




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