Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Parent Teacher Home Visits staff, programs, and execution of its mission.
PTHV is a national nonprofit organization, based in Sacramento, CA, that trains public school teachers to make a meaningful relationship with the families of their students, starting with a voluntary home visit. Our grassroots network is growing rapidly, with over 500 school communities in 20 states and Washington, DC using our relationship-based model of student, family and teacher engagement.
To build a democratic society we need free, quality public education for all, which can only be achieved when educators and families are collaborating together as equal, trusting partners. The academic, social and emotional development of all our students depends upon meaningful relational connections that are as important as any system or program. Our model of home visits is a cost-effective and proven catalyst for student achievement, family engagement, teacher development and school success. The PTHV Executive Director will serve as the public face and the keeper of the mission, vision and values of the organization, navigating multiple partnerships (especially union partners, community-based organizations, schools and districts) amidst changing landscapes.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience in social justice efforts, labor unions, community organizing, racial equity and/or educational access and equity issues.
A) Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
B) Work in partnership with the board and staff and national partners to provide leadership,vision and direction for the organization.
C) Manage the organization’s programs and operations toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives.
1) Board Administration and Support- Supports operations of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting annual Board’s evaluation of ED. Work in collaboration with the board of Directors by assisting in the staffing and support of all board committees and meetings. Assist in Board recruitment and development activities. Ensure that all documentation and all legal and ethical standards are met.
2) Program, Product and Service Delivery- Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery, quality, evaluation, research, development and expansion of programs, products and services.
3) Fundraising (nonprofit-specific) Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.
4) Financial- Recommends yearly organizational budget for Board approval and prudently manage organization’s resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations. This includes management of risk, tax, expense and revenue (grants, training fees, contracts, donations, etc.)
5) Human Resources Management- Effectively manages the human resources of PTHV according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations, including, recruitment, hiring, development, supervision and evaluation of PTHV staff and consultants.
6) Community and Public Relations – Ensures PTHV and its mission, trainings, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders and key partners,including effectively working with community partners in collaborative endeavors that promote the interests of PTHV.
• Minimum of 5 years successful non-profit management experience.
• An advanced degree in business, social service, educational leadership, or non-profit management.
• Ability to follow-up on tasks in a persistent and diplomatic manner.
• Excellent project management and organizational skills. Strong computer skills, excellent oral presentation, writing, editing and grammatical skills.
• The candidate should also have demonstrated success in:
o facilitating groups comprised of a diversity of organizations and individuals;
o building positive relationships with staff, partners, colleagues and board members;
o fundraising from foundations and individuals.
Skills and Competencies:
• The Executive Director must have business management skills in program development, evaluation and measurement of results, finance, marketing, communications/public relations, fundraising, strategic planning, technology oversight and facilitation. The Executive Director must believe in the PTHV mission, have a clear vision for building a family and community engagement educational program of national stature and thorough understanding of the current US educational landscape.
• The Executive Director must have the ability to promote the services of PTHV to enhance awareness, understanding and support; and the ability to develop strong and credible partnerships with educational and community leaders in order to propose, implement and evaluate programs/interventions that impact school communities.
• The Executive Director must be an efficient and highly-organized project manager, demonstrate an exceptional aptitude for ‘following through;’ be persuasive and persistent; and a team-player who displays initiative and innovation in approaching projects and tasks. This individual must be able to manage a highly-productive staff team and provide coaching, professional development opportunities and problem resolution where needed.
• The Executive Director must be able to analyze alternatives in a problem-solving or strategy-setting situation, synthesize information quickly, and effectively present plans and proposals in an understandable, persuasive and organized format.