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Voices for Florida President Talent Search

Summary

Voices for Florida with its exceptional 45 year history is seeking an experienced President with a demonstrated track record of mission-focused leadership, organizational change management, Board development and fundraising excellence. Together with diverse partners, Voices has launched innovative policy and service delivery solutions to systemic problems holding children back. All have withstood the test of time and remain stalwart in improving the lives of millions of Florida’s children.  Headquartered in Tallahassee, Voices is statewide in its vision and impact, and has remained true to its mission to create the change for complex social problems through research, collaboration and innovation. Our vision is for children’s futures to be as limitless as their dreams.  

Application Deadline:  August 23, 2021

To apply, please send a letter of interest to the Voices for Florida Talent Search Committee along with your resume in a single PDF via email only to:  talentsearch@iamforkids.org with the following subject line:  Last Name_ First Name_President_Letter of Interest_Resume

Please, no phone calls or faxes. Only applications submitted via email will be considered.

For more information about Voices for Florida, please visit the website at: voicesforflorida.org


About the Organization

Founded in 1976, Voices for Florida is a statewide non-profit organization that makes hope happen. We are an affiliate of American Children’s Campaign d/b/a The Children’s Campaign (Campaign), Florida’s leading nonpartisan child advocacy organization. Together, we have a long history of teaming with others to create transformational change for vulnerable children. We do this by advancing innovative service models based on promising practices and insight from people most impacted. Our latest collaboration, and Voices’ primary focus, is the Open Doors Outreach Network, providing 24/7/365 care and treatment to sex trafficked children and young adults (ages 10 – 24) in 21 counties, with the current goal of expanding to 32 counties by June 2022.

Florida is a hot spot for human trafficking, ranking 3rd in the nation for reports to the national hotline. The new President will be joining the organization at a crucial time when expanding services and diversifying funds are critically needed to continue meeting the pressing needs of victims and the organization. If you enjoy challenges, this is the perfect opportunity!
As the backbone organization to Open Doors Outreach Network, Voices partners contractually with established regional service providers focused on serving sex trafficked children and young adults; these providers each employee a team of survivor mentors, clinicians, and advocates. Voices mobilizes resources to plug service gaps, advances training and education, and monitors evaluation and outcome measures to ensure successful outcomes for victims. Voices has a strong network of relationships with local partners, funders, and government agencies. It also has a committed governance Board, an experienced and highly qualified staff, and an annual operating budget of approximately $4.5 million, of which about $4.4 million is funded by state and federal grants. The organizational culture can be described as hardworking, down-to-earth, mission-driven, family-oriented, and collaborative.

The Position

Voices for Florida seeks an individual who is well prepared to provide the inspired external and internal leadership required of this role. Given the affiliate operational structure and the need to implement a joint strategic plan, the Campaign’s Board approves Voices for Florida Board members, including the Voices President who is a voting member of the Voices Board. 
The new President must have proven, significant, and successful organizational leadership experience and the ability to oversee fundraising, Voices Board development, and overall operations while working effectively with its affiliate. The President must also possess the talent to listen and communicate effectively, foster collaboration and teamwork across affiliates, and build relationships with multiple constituencies, including governance, staff, donors, government officials, agency partners, and other community, civic and social justice leaders.


Other Information

Compensation:  Salary range $90,000 to $100,000, as well as comprehensive health insurance (employee premiums paid @100%, dependents @50%), short-term disability, paid time off, and contributions to the Voices SEP individual retirement account.

Type of Position:  Full-Time

Location:  Tallahassee FL

Key Responsibilities


Leadership:

  • Work closely with the governance of Voices and
    the Campaign in developing a strategic plan aligned with the roles and
    responsibilities of the affiliated organizations; faithfully execute cross-affiliate policies and agreements;

  • Ensure actions and decisions are always in alignment with the By-Laws, mission, and vision of the affiliated organizations;

  • Identify, assess, and keep governance volunteers apprised of internal and external risks and opportunities that impact the organization;

  • Actively participate to recruit and engage Voices Board members that will support and enhance the effectiveness of the organization;

  • Participate in monthly conferences with the Voices and Campaign Board Chairs and President of the Campaign;

  • Foster teamwork and collaboration between the staff and leadership of the affiliated organizations; and

  • Serve as the primary public spokesperson for Voices corporate mission and vision.
 

Fundraising and Financial Stability:

  • Pursue public sector grants and contracts aligned with the priorities of the organization;

  • Capitalize on existing relationships and foster new partnerships with potential philanthropists, foundations, and other private sector funders to increase private funding for the organization.
 

Management: 

  • Ensure Voices is in compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations that govern 501(c)(3) organizations and contractual requirements, including local, county, state, and federal grants;

  • Develop an operational plan for Voices with goals and objectives, including an annual budget, aligned with the strategic mission, vision, and plan;

  • Oversee the efficient and effective operation of the organization to ensure Voices is meeting the expectations of its governance, grantors, funders, and partner organizations. This includes oversight of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services; and

  • Ensure day-to-day operations honor the spirit of the cross-affiliate agreements that govern services to be provided by the Campaign, including Communications, Public Awareness, Advocacy, Financial Accounting and Oversight, and Human Resources management.
 

Education

Post graduate degree preferred in social work, public administration, non-profit management, or another relevant field. Experience can be substituted for Master’s degree if an undergraduate degree has been earned. 

Experience

At least 5 years of executive level experience in leading or senior staff role in non-profit management.  Experience in the following skill sets preferred: human/social services, network coordination management, coalition building, victim assistance, and/or working with impacted populations.

Resource Development

Proven track record in fundraising is required.

Knowledge/Skills/Attributes

  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit organizations;

  • Passionate about the mission of Voices for Florida;

  • Strong commitment to social justice, racial equity, and community engagement;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • A reputation for having the ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences, including victims who’ve experienced trauma;

  • Strong negotiation skills with a focus on finding the win/win solution;

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations applicable to non-profit organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, taxation, etc.

  • Knowledge of financial, human resources, and project management.
 

Application Deadline:  August 23, 2021

To apply, please send a letter of interest to the Voices for Florida Talent Search Committee along with your resume in a single PDF via email only to:  talentsearch@iamforkids.org with the following subject line:  Last Name_ First Name_President_Letter of Interest_Resume

Please, no phone calls or faxes. Only applications submitted via email will be considered.

For more information about Voices for Florida, please visit the website at: voicesforflorida.org