St. Anne’s seeks a charismatic business-oriented leader to serve as its next President & CEO. Founded in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed, pregnant young women, and sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart since 1941, St. Anne’s began focusing on pregnant and parenting girls from the foster care and juvenile probation systems and their young children in 1992. In 2003, St. Anne’s started offering high-quality, comprehensive family services and mental health care to struggling families in its community. In 2005, St. Anne’s opened the Transitional Housing Program for recently emancipated pregnant and parenting foster youth and launched its first Early Learning Center for low-income children ages 0 to 5. Five more Early Learning Centers were added in 2014. Today, the organization is a highly regarded social service agency with a particular expertise in meeting the needs of at-risk pregnant or parenting young women and their children. St. Anne’s will open permanent supportive housing for young women from its programs and other homeless families from the community later this year. The problems faced by St. Anne’s client families are complex, interrelated, and overwhelming. Because its mission is to break that generational cycle of crisis, St. Anne’s offers a broad range of services unified by the needs of its client families. For more information, please visit www.stannes.org.
Reporting to the Board of Directors and the Corporate Sponsors, the President & CEO is responsible for planning, implementing, supervising, and assessing St. Anne’s operations in support of its mission, vision and strategic plan. St. Anne’s has an annual operating budget of approximately $25 million and a staff of 300 employees. The President & CEO is expected to define and articulate the strategic direction of St. Anne’s consistent with its vision, mission and culture. Furthermore, the President & CEO will provide oversight of all operational functions of the organization, including program development, financial management, community relations, fund development, human resource management, volunteer leadership, facilities management, and infrastructure growth.
The leading candidates will have a good understanding of the child welfare arena and will also come with strong business acumen. Candidates should have a demonstrated knowledge of fund development and have experience working with a variety of funding sources including government agencies, foundations, and individual donors. As the leader of a Catholic enterprise, the CEO must be comfortable with and ideally have an understanding of Roman Catholic traditions. The ideal candidate will have experience at the executive level at a large, complex human service agency or other nonprofit organization. Candidates should have a minimum of ten years of senior leadership experience in the development of human service programs, administration of grant and contract funded programs, and fund development. Experience working with county and state funding agencies would be beneficial. While experience in California is preferred, candidates with appropriate experience in other states area also encouraged to apply. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.