Chief Executive Officer
Six Rivers Planned Parenthood
Chief Executive Officer
Six Rivers Planned Parenthood
Six Rivers Planned Parenthood seeks a Chief Executive Officer to provide strategic vision and leadership to carry out its mission: to ensure access to reproductive and sexual health care for all; to educate about healthy, responsible sexual behavior and reproductive choice, ensuring that sexuality is understood as a lifelong aspect of being human; and to advocate for the passage of laws and policies that guarantee reproductive freedom.
The successful candidate will provide dynamic and inspirational day-to-day leadership and management to staff, develop and implement organizational strategies and policies that ensure short and long-term viability and success, and work in partnership with the Board of Directors to meet its governance responsibility. The CEO must be committed to the mission of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood and provide leadership in healthcare services, fiscal and business strategy, education, advocacy, fundraising and community relations.
Additionally, qualified candidates will have experience in leadership positions, nonprofit organizations, demonstrated history of financial leadership informed by an understanding of operational metrics to support a high performance organization, proven management skills in a complex regulatory environment, successful track record in acquiring funding in a nonprofit environment, positive team builder with an ability to foster a synergistic and collegial culture, strong understanding of public policy, intellectual capacity to think critically and make strategic decisions while remaining flexible and creative, and a proven history of effective leadership in a healthcare setting.
Founded in 1975, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood has grown to be the largest nonprofit provider of reproductive health care and sexual health education on the North Coast of California. We have a staff of 52 talented and dedicated employees and more than 70 extraordinary volunteers, including a very active and passionate Board of Directors. Our budget size is $3.6 million and we had 18,000 patient visits last year. We provide a wide range of high-quality, affordable and confidential health care services including birth control, annual exams, emergency contraception, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and options counseling, medication and surgical abortion, cancer screenings and follow-up services, Essure female sterilization, and vasectomy.
Our Education Department has a team of highly effective Health Educators who provide sexual health education in nearly 30 of our local schools, serving over 5,000 students, parents, teachers, and community members. We have an award-winning teen theatre troupe and peer education program, Spare Change, who has performed in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and is well known and loved in our local community. In addition to our work in the local schools, SRPP offers parent/child communications classes both in English and Spanish. We also offer a very popular mid-life class, in conjunction with Humboldt State University (HSU), for women with questions about menopause.
Our advocacy efforts include collaborating with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California to address issues in state government, such as fighting multiple recent parental notification initiatives. Our Public Affairs Department also supports an active on-campus group at HSU.
Six Rivers Planned Parenthood is located in Eureka, California 275 miles north of San Francisco and minutes away from the beach, old growth Redwood forests, rivers, lakes, and mountains. The county has numerous beaches along its coastline – the longest undeveloped stretch in the continental U.S. – as well as six rivers, the world’s tallest trees, and Redwood State and National Parks.
The World Wildlife Fund named Humboldt County one of the most diverse eco-regions left on the planet. Outside magazine named Eureka one of the “Best Towns in the West 2008” and “One of the ten best places to live in America.” Backpacker magazine named the Eureka area one of the “Top 25 Places to Raise an Outdoor Kid” –Aug. 2009. Humboldt State University, located about 10 miles north in Arcata, is considered the intellectual heart of the North Coast and offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Of the 58 counties in California, Humboldt County boasts more artists per capita than anywhere in the state! The abundance of writers, theater groups, museums, galleries, dance companies, concerts and other cultural events provide Humboldt County residents with rich and diverse recreational activities.
Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on prior experience. In addition, an attractive benefits package is offered.
Send your electronic resume, including salary history and requirements and cover letter to:
Director of Human Resources
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; the position will be open until filled. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.plannedparenthood.org/srpp/ and/or visit our Facebook page.
Six Rivers Planned Parenthood is an equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, religious belief/practice, gender including gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding or pregnancy related condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, military status or any other dimension of diversity.
SIX RIVERS PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Position Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Reports To: Board of Directors (Board)
Position Status: Exempt Salaried
Direct reports: Director of Patient Services, Director of Finance, Director of Human Resources, Director of Development & Marketing, Director of Education, Director of Public Affairs, IT Coordinator, Administrative Assistant
Date Originated or Last Updated: 9/4/13
The CEO provides Six Rivers Planned Parenthood with the strategic vision and leadership to carry out its mission, provides dynamic and inspirational day-to-day leadership and management to staff, develops and implements organizational strategies and policies that ensure short and long-term viability and success, and works in partnership with the Board to meet its governance responsibility. The CEO must be committed to the mission of Planned Parenthood, and provide specific leadership in healthcare services, education, advocacy and fundraising in support of that mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the Board, staff and other key stakeholders to develop and implement short and long term strategic plans for the organization
Identify, assess and inform the Board about internal and external issues that affect the organization
Continually build, engage, and communicate with the Board, including acting as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the organization’s activities
Oversee the effectiveness and evaluation of the organization’s mission-related activities
Raise funds (from all sources of funding) to meet the financial and strategic needs of the organization, in cooperation with the Board and staff, to ensure long term viability
Interpret trends in health care by learning about, maintaining involvement in and providing leadership in the field of work; and by developing and presenting recommendations to the Board regarding trends and emerging issues
Oversee clinical, education and public affairs service delivery and operations management
Oversee the development and execution of marketing plans that retain existing and recruit new patients
Maintain high levels of quality in both the experience of the patients it serves and the clinical services it provides
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, develop and evaluate (annually) all paid staff of the organization
o Implement human resource policies, procedures & practices as approved by the Board
o Serve as the final authority in all employee relations matters, including final decisions on all terminations and new hire decisions
Manage the organization, including regulatory, organizational policy, staffing, and Board-related matters, including maintenance of close communication and interaction with key funding sources and regulatory agencies
Develop an annual operating plan (derived from the strategic plan), and a comprehensive organizational budget to support the operating plan
Maintain effective working relationship with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
Oversee and maintain accreditation with PPFA and other accrediting bodies as required
Maintain the financial transparency and stability of the organization and exercise strong stewardship of resources
o Use financial acumen to ensure that measured financial ratios, e.g. days cash, profit margin, meet or exceed PPFA Financial Advisory Standards
o Adhere to and administer funds according to the approved budget and monitor cash flow on a monthly basis
o Ensure that bookkeeping and accounting standards are met by the organization
Cultivate relationships with donors for the purpose of annual giving and significant or capital gifts. Ensure that a plan is in place for fundraising on a year-round basis.
Advocacy, Education and Communications
Lead the organization’s efforts in advocacy and policy change at all levels
Act as a spokesperson for the organization in the community
o Develop and coordinate advocacy, media and outreach plans annually
o Assure a strong, positive image for the organization in the community
o Be visible in the community through attending events and participating in activities
Create and maintain relationships with press and media, community partners, policy makers, funders, donors and community decision makers
Develop and implement an ongoing plan of communication with the organization’s stakeholders throughout the year
Work cooperatively with all community agencies to further Planned Parenthood goals and general community welfare.
Be fully informed of all community family planning activities and needs through research and cooperation with other agencies.
In accordance with strategic goals lead staff and volunteers into a vigorous educational program designed to reach all areas of the community to create an awareness of the importance of proactive reproductive health care, and awareness of the future quality of life and population trends.
Well developed leadership skills including being able to connect with all levels, understanding employees’ day to day reality, inspiring others, demonstrating vision and charisma, being a team builder, leading by example, being authentic, creating an appropriate sense of urgency, setting expectations and holding people accountable, being resilient, and having high levels of energy and emotional intelligence.
Expertise in health care and health care operations including quality improvement concepts and productivity.
A complete commitment to the Planned Parenthood mission, and building and retaining a diverse team that is representative of the communities served.
Strong communication skills, i.e. prioritizes openness, strong listening skills, skilled at public speaking, effective at messaging major issues with key audiences, effective use of social media, skilled negotiator.
Strong financial and budgeting skills including the effective use of operational metrics to support a high performance organization.
Business savvy with a strong background in strategic planning and decision making; is a change agent; is experienced at building strategic external partnerships; is demanding and fair; has the ability to balance mission with margin; is committed to professional building of staff; and is a problem solver and consensus builder who is fair and inclusive, yet decisive.
Successful track record of successfully acquiring funding in a nonprofit environment, and building strong relationships with donors.
Strong understanding of public policy, the changes occurring in health care and the likely impact on organizational performance, and ability to effectively adapt in an evolving regulatory environment
The intellectual capacity to think critically and make strategic decisions while remaining flexible, creative and innovative.
Experience in working in partnership with a Board to fulfill mission and building relationships between Board and staff.
Ability to inspire and influence key decision-makers and gain support for perspective, ideas and high impact actions and/or decisions
High integrity and transparency in all areas of organizational operation
Sense of humor, confident, self-assured, compassionate.
• Bachelor’s degree with an advanced degree preferred.
• Prior non-profit experience including fundraising.
• 8 -10 year’s relevant work/management experience including experience managing a complex work environment.
• Strong organization and multi-tasking skills.
• Solid technological IQ.
Physical Requirements of Job
All of the job functions listed above involve to greater: and lesser degrees the following physical demands: Close vision, hearing/listening, clear speech-complete, sitting.
Mental Requirements of Job
All of the job functions listed above involve to greater: and lesser degrees the following mental demands: Reading-complex, writing-complex, clerical, analyzing, perception/comprehension, math skills, judgment, decision-making.
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