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Imagine LALos Angeles, CA
  • Imagine LA is a dynamic and growing nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of family homelessness and intergenerational poverty.
  • We partner with families to build the skills and relationships for every member of the family to thrive.
  • Imagine LA is a smart, collaborative, and passionate environment that combines the best practices of social services and business.
  • Our core values are: Love, Teamwork, Equity, Compassion, and Accountability.
  • Imagine LA has grown significantly in the past few years and is poised for continued exponential growth to work with hundreds more families and needs a dynamic CEO to lead the charge.
  • Our ideal candidate is inspiring, with the ability to approach leadership from a creative and inclusive point of view.
  • With extensive experience in the social service and nonprofit sector, you will build a driven, collaborative, and thoughtful culture ensuring team members thrive and organization outcomes are met.
  • This person will have excellent people coaching skills and ingenuity to drive strategy and translate it into actionable goals with a human-centered focus.
  • Our environment is professional and passionate.
  • We value relationships, empowerment, collaboration, diversity, equity, efficiency, innovation, and communication.
  • With your expertise and talents, you will drive the overall organization vision and strategy, crucial for our growth and success.
  • Design, plan, and implement organization strategies, plans and procedures that maximize the effectiveness, happiness, and growth of our staff, volunteers, and families we serve
  • Identify potential opportunities, risks, and challenges
  • Establish benchmarks and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively drive improvements, and clearly set standards of accountability and measurements of success
  • Oversee financial strategy to maintain financial health and sustainability
  • Engage with Board of Directors to ensure financial transparency and communicate key goals and priorities
  • Make key decisions that will affect the company's direction
  • Build a positive and productive culture in the workplace through leading by example
  • 10+ years' experience of management and supervision in social service and nonprofit setting (ideally family and/or youth homeless/at-risk services)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Masters in Public Administration, Social Work, Business, or related field preferred
  • Proven ability to lead organizational change, with a keen sense for getting to an enduring result through a process that strengths trust and relationships
  • Experience working with and implementing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategies preferable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting, budget development, projections, and fiscal oversight
  • Knowledge of fundraising/development and communication/marketing strategies
  • Experience working with government agencies; especially DCFS, DMH, DHS and/or LAHSA preferred
  • Exceptional integrity and leadership skills with the ability to incorporate a variety of opinions, needs, and feedback of others
  • Strong work ethic; collaborative, inclusive, coaching management style; self-motivated; detail-oriented; professional with a passion for excellence, staff wellness and professional development
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Problem solving mindset and ability to adapt
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable with public speaking; able to build relationships with various stakeholders

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