The Executive Director of Foster Care is responsible for strategic and operational leadership of the Foster Care program including the Emergency Shelters to ensure high-quality delivery of services, program growth, and the successful planning, execution, and achievement of goals and program objectives. Other key responsibilities include securing necessary funding streams needs or other financial resources for expansion and sustainability, oversight of its budget and personnel. The Executive Director of Foster Care program will devise strategic plans in collaboration with key Executive Staff and will ensure all program policies, procedures and guidelines are adhered to and implemented consistently among Foster Care programs as appropriate.
Some Essential Duties and Functions are:
- Cultivate, establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the goals of the Foster Care program
- Identify and cultivate alliances to secure financial and non-financial resources to expand and sustain the Foster Care program and Emergency Shelters, e.g., obtain and manage contracts for services, compliance with contract deliverables
- Provide fiscal management of Foster Care program including budget preparation, decision making and reporting
- Work closely with government agencies, churches and other private organizations to enhance the Foster Care program to further its mission and goals
- Implement strategic goals specific to the Foster Care program and lead and motivate staff towards achievement of agency and program goals, e.g., expansion efforts, etc.
- Oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure the operation management of the Foster Care program and Emergency Shelters are appropriate and successful, e.g. effective supervision of key staff, hiring and retention of competent qualified staff, etc.
- Ensure all program policies, procedures and guidelines are adhered to and implemented consistently among all locations of services
Education and Experience Requirements
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field. At least 5 years managerial experience in child welfare, human services, and/or non-profit management. Demonstrated skill and experience working in the child welfare field; preferably experience in family-based foster care, program outcomes, and engagement.