Chief Executive Officer
Path of Life seeks a leader with a proven history in organizational management who will bring energy and a deep passion for carrying out its mission. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the success of Path of Life Ministries. Together, the Board and CEO assure Path of Life’s relevance in the community, the accomplishment of its mission and vision, fundraising goals and, the accountability of Path of Life to those it serves.
The Board delegates responsibility to the CEO to establish and implement the strategic vision of the organization and management of the day-to-day operations; they have the authority to carry out these responsibilities. The CEO is responsible for the fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies and ensures they are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. They also implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.
The CEO provides professional expertise to the Board and leads a high-functioning internal organization. Through the CEO, the Board seeks to increase confidence in Path of Life among donors and partners and supporters, and maximize the value of its mission – manifested in an increase in unrestricted income available to allocate to community needs.
Experience as a high level executive in non-profit management is preferred, but an equally successful leader from a for-profit organization would be considered. The successful candidate will have solid general management and interpersonal skills including fundraising, nonprofit finance, strategic planning, marketing, leadership, and personnel management experience. Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and oversight of information technology (IT) systems is strongly desired. They will have an understanding of governance and working with a Board of Directors.
Proven experience demonstrating the ability to build and lead an organization is critical. A successful track record in raising funds, presenting and promoting an organization with the intent of increasing its recognition, utilization of its services and understanding of its mission, and broadening its influence is required. Experience in business development, especially in the areas of fostering personal relationships with senior business leaders and the solicitation of individual donors, foundations and corporations are essential. Familiarity with the Inland Empire – Southern California region and its industries and leaders is beneficial but not essential.
Candidates should have a demonstrated ability as an empowering, visionary leader with the talent to read internal and external pulses and the willingness to take calculated risks in forming innovative, collaborative efforts both within Path of Life and the communities served.
Additionally, they should have excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to relate to diverse audiences and populations with a demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff; create a dynamic work environment, be decisive yet inclusive, and model and teach a philosophy that encourages integrity, growth, creativity, appropriate autonomy, accountability and teamwork among staff members.
- A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in leadership, fiscal management and responsibility of a human services or non-profit program.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and persuasively.
- Current driver’s license.
- Ability to pass background check.
- Local Community work experience a plus.
- Experience with Federal Contracts (i.e. HUD, CDBG, ESG).
- Experience with Grant Writing.
- Commitment to Housing First, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Client Choice.
- Experience with donor database programs.
- Microsoft Office Suite skills.