Posted on July 5, 2012
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation - Executive Director
The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is seeking to hire a proven leader as our new Executive Director. As we pass our 40th anniversary the organization is looking to continue its mission of providing burn prevention education and survivor services while adopting current tools and fundraising methods such as social media to drive the organization forward. The ideal candidate will have a background in non-profit administration, budgeting and development and experience executing programs and managing professional and volunteer staff. We are looking for strong people skills and proven ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization from the Board of Directors to professional staff, volunteer staff, donors and clients. Strong communications skills, organizational change management abilities and a customer service orientation are a must.
The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) state-wide organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of burn survivors and promoting burn prevention education. Since 1971 the organization has relied on a broad base of volunteer and donor support from firefighters, medical professionals and the community at large. Today, AARBF has offices in Burbank, Fresno and San Francisco, California. While this position is currently located in the Burbank, CA office, it could also be located in the San Francisco office. AARBF has 7 paid staff, hundreds of long-time volunteers, and an annual budget that has ranged from $800,000 - $1 million dollars. The Foundation is currently building an endowment fund to ensure long-term funding for critical programs. The organization works closely and provides survivor services to burn units in hospitals throughout the state. AARBF has a strong volunteer base with a volunteer Executive Board, many of whom take an active role in the Foundation’s programs.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Foundation staff and volunteers annually host a number of burn survivor and burn prevention education programs statewide, including Champ Camp, a camp for child burn survivors celebrating its 27th year and the largest burn camp program in the United States. AARBF strategically leverages our experienced volunteer staff in significant roles in the execution of the Foundation’s Survivor Services recreation events and partners with a variety of Fire Departments and other third parties on many events. This position requires a unique combination of administrative, marketing and management ability, superb people skills and programmatic and logistical expertise.
The Executive Director performs the generally accepted administrative, management and development duties of a non-profit agency, including, but not limited to the following:
- General management of the services, finances, and activities of AARBF, in accordance to the policies and the direction of the Executive Board.
- General responsibility for the development and security of the financial and material assets of AARBF.
- Responsibility for and oversight of the development, fundraising and grant seeking activities of AARBF.
- Development and supervision of marketing and public relations activities of AARBF. Supervise creation of Annual Reports, press releases, special events, media and special literature to promote and support AARBF activities.
- Responsibility for all Human Resource functions related to recruitment, training, supervision and management of AARBF personnel and management of third-party payroll and benefits vendors.
- Successfully execute the programs, activities, and materials to support and assist burn survivors and promote burn prevention education.
- Supervision of the recruitment, training and utilization of volunteers for service to AARBF, including Board Members.
- Collaborate with and manage professional and volunteer staff in the successful execution of the Foundation’s established major events including survivor recreational events (Champ Camp, Young Adult Summit, The Getaway) and development events (annual fundraisers, balls and other events).
- Creation of new programs, events and activities to support and serve the goals of AARBF as applicable.
- Development and maintenance of positive relationships with representatives of fire service groups, corporations, businesses, civic organizations, governmental agencies, and other entities which may be beneficial to AARBF in educational, fundraising, or client support programs.
- Conformance with and timely execution and submission of all governmental and statutory filings that apply to AARBF: it's legal, corporate and non-profit status.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Non-profit Management or related field preferred
- A minimum of ten years experience working at the supervisory or executive level in the non-profit or other human service field
- Strong development experience and ability to attract and maintain donors
- Knowledge of best practices for non-profit finance, budgeting and accounting
- Experience planning, organizing and executing large scale events
- Experience managing staff and volunteers
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, donors and others
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or database programs desirable
- Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California Driver’s License
- Proof of automobile insurance, and the use of a vehicle for travel throughout California
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$80,000– $83,000 DOE, comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401 (K) contribution plan, vacation, sick leave and holidays.
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