You Bend But You Don't Break: Vice President of Operations (part-time volunteer)


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

314 N 12th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107


About

Vice President of Operations

(part-time volunteer)

Why Child & Family Connections?

CFC is an all-volunteer-based nonprofit. We come to CFC for our own reasons but stay because of the meaningful work with a talented and fun group of colleagues. While some have a personal connection to the mission, we share a passion for helping families living with parental mental illness and compassion for the people we serve. The best outcomes happen when work aligns with an organization’s mission and the individual’s goals and interests. Vital to our success, we give volunteers significant levels of responsibility and autonomy with unfettered access to leadership, company activities, and information.

The Position

The Vice President of Operations (part-time, volunteer) is a newly created role critical to Child & Family Connections’ growth, expected to make a significant organizational impact. In conjunction with assuming responsibility for agency operations and finances, this executive will lead the design and buildout of an extensible operational infrastructure that facilitates mission growth, service reach, and new program development. You will apply sharp decision-making and inspired problem-solving and creativity. We care about efficacy, transparency, clear communication, and ready-access to information.

Specific Duties Include Operations
  • Inventory and assess CFC’s current methods (we use Google Apps for Nonprofits: email, cloud storage, calendars, etc.)
  • Define, build, and implement best-practice processes and tools for decision-making, analysis, strategic planning, and tactical execution that serve CFC’s current and future needs
  • Continually manage, measure, and improve those practices
  • Manage company general ledger and P&L, using QuickBooks for Nonprofits, and work with and manage CFC’s outsourced controller vendor
  • Assist with upcoming implementation of Salesforce for Nonprofits
  • Align grant funds with program expenditures and create program budgets for grant proposals
  • Manage year-end audits
  • Conduct strategic planning with CFC’s executive director and Board
Finances
  • Manage company general ledger and P&L, using QuickBooks for Nonprofits, and work with and manage CFC’s outsourced controller vendor
  • Assist with upcoming implementation of Salesforce for Nonprofits
  • Align grant funds with program expenditures and create program budgets for grant proposals
  • Manage year-end audits
  • Conduct strategic planning with CFC’s executive director and Board
Time Commitment

5-10 hours per week, some weeks more, others less. For this role, we ask for a minimum commitment of one year of service.

Work Environment

Our "staff" (volunteers) all work virtually and have the flexibility to make their own hours. We come together in and out of the classroom in support of our programs and for governance purposes. If you have a favorite coffee shop where you’re comfortable working, no problem. CFC is founded on recovery principles of self-direction so the ability (and interest) to work independently is required. This lean model allows us to dedicate nearly all of our funding to help families at risk.

The 'Right’ Fit

We find that a package of innate intellectual curiosity and a willingness to explore along with adaptability is an often reliable predictor of success. We envision that a good fit for this position will be a senior leader with professional corporate experience who is also comfortable in an entrepreneurial start-up environment. A thinker, a planner, and a creator. An executive with an MBA, perhaps. Proven problem-solving skills. Solid relationship-building skills. Of course, a high degree of integrity and trustworthiness. Comfort working with diverse populations. The ability to meet in Center City Philadelphia, as needed, is necessary.

To Apply

If this appeals to you, we’d love to hear why. Please send your resume along with an explanation of what makes you a great fit for this opportunity. Wow us! info@childfamilyconnections.org (No phone calls please.)

OUR MISSION & HISTORY

Child & Family Connections improves the lives of families living with parental mental illness in meaningful ways-through Peer-informed education, advocacy, and support.

When nine-year-old Charlotte asked to meet other kids who have a parent with a mental health condition, it was a milestone in a journey that began a decade earlier with her father’s institutionalization, destitution, and near-death from his bipolar disorder.

Inspired by her request, and with support from the Mental Health Association and the City of Philadelphia, he formed Child & Family Connections, Inc. (CFC) the nation’s first nonprofit that supports families living with parental mental illness. CFC’s Peer-informed, community-based solutions address the critical needs of these vulnerable families by giving families new knowledge, skills, and support that empower them to handle adversity and build resiliency. As a trusted resource for families, we are privileged to be a part of the process of helping them heal and Charlotte’s request continues to transform lives. CFC is an all-volunteer based 501(c)3. Over 90% of our public funding goes directly to programs that help families.

THE LATEST PROBLEM WE ARE SOLVING

In 2017, CFC began development on our most important effort to date: a groundbreaking new program, the first of its kind in the U.S.-SafeTogether-to keep children in the home and out of foster care and the family intact during a parent’s psychiatric 'emergency’. This interactive program will head off the adverse effects of custody loss and the trauma of foster care in many families living with parental mental illness by keeping children in the home in the first place. There is much work ahead with development, marketing, training, evaluation, and much more. The pilot is funded and we are just beginning curricula development and evaluation design to create the pilot program.

Let’s do great things together!

Skills

  • Organization Design
  • Business Planning
  • Operations

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10 hours per week
  • leadership, decision-making, strategic planning, consulting, operations, finances, process design

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