The Mission of Cancer Support Community Pasadena is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All of our programs and services are offered free of charge to individuals facing cancer, including their families and friends.
Cancer Support Community (CSC) is the largest provider of cancer psychosocial support worldwide with 42 affiliates across the US and in Canada, Israel and Japan. CSC has developed a helpline, registry, print/electronic educational materials, a Research & Training Institute and Cancer Policy Institute, and piloted a hospital-integrated model. Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP) was established in 1990. With just over a $1M annual budget and 14 full- and part-time staff, CSCP has served over 20,000 people challenged with cancer, providing professionally-led support groups and monthly education workshops led by experts in their fields.
About the position: The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the corporation and has overall responsibility for daily operations within the framework of Board-established policies and practices combined with state and federal regulations and national CSC standards. S/he will need to be creative, knowledgeable and passionate about our mission. S/he will also need expertise in strategic business planning and be savvy in fiscal management and technological advances to maintain efficiency. S/he will maintain our standards of active participant engagement, nurture a mutually supportive team and assure a positive environment for all. The ED supervises two Directors and all non-clinical administrative staff. The established organizational culture is collaborative and team based. The ED is a hands-on senior manager providing detailed administrative oversight.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about CSCP’s mission and actively work to understand and honor its rich traditions and programs. S/he will have proven management skills and be an inspirational and collaborative team builder. The ED must exhibit a facilitative leadership style, active listening with a diverse group of people, a transparent work ethic, and openness in considering and valuing the contributions of many in a collective impact effort. Primary responsibilities are detailed in the Position Profile and include: support for governance and planning; ensuring fiscal integrity; participating in and overseeing resource development; leading in communications and public relations; skilled operations management, and proficient personnel support/development (paid and volunteer) at multiple levels.
Priorities in the near term are: Fund-Raising: implement a strategic resource development plan that results in growing earned and unearned income; Marketing/Public Relations:establish and implement an expanded marketing program that results in positive publicity and higher profile; Strategic Planning: implement current Strategic Plan and manage process for new Plan development; Operational: assess/improve capacity of fiscal, IT and administrative infrastructure; Talent Management: ensure policies and practices to inspire staff and leadership volunteers to achieve goals.
Requirements: four-year degree (Master’s preferred) from accredited college/university in a field related to CSCP mission and services [educational qualifications may be waived depending on experience]; five years’ experience in senior level organizational administration (nonprofit preferred, with knowledge and experience in the Human Services field through personal or professional engagement), with a minimum of three years of experience at an executive level; demonstrated proficiency with IT tools such as MS Office; valid driver’s license, safe driving record, current vehicle insurance, and ability to use personal vehicle for CSCP business; willingness to travel within CSCP’s service area and beyond for conferences, etc.; pass criminal background check.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package
About Cancer Support Community Pasadena
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