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Executive Director

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Santa Paula, CA, USA

Job Type

Full Time



About the Role

Director will administer existing programs, personnel, corporate finances that fit the mission and vision of the organization.

The applicant shall possess the following skills and attributes:

1. Working knowledge of homelessness
2. Experience and success with grant writing; communicating and working with a board of directors
within the generally accepted corporate environment practices.
3. Good public speaking and communication skills.
4. Working knowledge of case management
5. Experience is obtaining and administering grants and program funding
6. Experience and knowledge in interfacing with government agencies and interested citizens group
7. Experience in personnel management, development and HR practices
8. Knowledgeable in the practice of Trauma-Informed Care
9. Well versed in various methods of communication and use of multiple marketing tools

Director shall have sufficient knowledge and experience in the industry that supports persons experiencing
homelessness, to continue existing programs and adopt new ones that support the mission and the
organization, including:

1. Homeless Services - Year-round shelter and the various services associated with that service (rental
and utility assistance, counseling, etc.)
2. Continuum of Care - Homeless Management Information System
3. Pathways to Home - Placement of vulnerable homeless residents
4. Supervise staff responsible for One Stop - Weekly Shower Program where County agencies
interface, including Whole Person Care
5. Supervise staff responsible for Food Rescue - Daily food pickups and management for food pantries
and shelter food supplies; must have experience in commercial kitchen food management and obtain
food manager’s certificate; Cal Recycle Grants administration and reporting
6. Experience in obtaining and administering grants and program funding.
7. Supervise staff responsible for Daily Drop In Center programs
8. Supervise staff responsible for Food Pantry and practices
9. Supervise staff responsible for Case Management
10. Supervise staff responsible for Street Outreach
11. Supervise staff responsible for Volunteer Management
12. Financial Management, including payroll and associated State and Federal payroll include knowledge
of QuickBooks.
13. Supervise the staff person assigned to facilities, vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs
14. Develop the organization's image through the thoughtful and intelligent use of web tools
15. Applicant will have experience and knowledge of personnel guidelines and procedures and
administer hiring employees in addition to retention and exit protocols. HR Services currently
provided by ADP.
16. Implement the next phase of SPIRIT’s work called LAUNCH, where we will train and equipment

Resumes can be sent to Kay Wilson-Bolton
Mailed to PO Box 949, Santa Paula CA 93060
Questions: 805.340.5025
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Executive Director's job Description August 2023
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About the Company

Who We Are...
Serving the Least Powerful and Most Vulnerable and Ending Homelessness in Santa Paula
Kay's Welcome Message
We are a 501C3 non-profit corporation formed in 2002 by six local business people to do "good things" for our community. Little did we know that finding a homeless man died in one of our churches on Christmas Eve 2008 would launch us in a direction we never dreamed.

Our beliefs are Christian and our service areas are non-denominational and varied. They range from serving a generous nutritious hot meal each week for 600 people to assisting the community with rental assistance and utility payments, advocacy in Homeless Court, year round shelter for families, counseling at our Resource Center for people who are homeless, hungry and lonely. We are approved by Ventura County Sheriff's Department to provide pastoral visits to the jail, we work with parolees and lead the Homeless Count in Santa Paula. We are ServSafe Food Certified and adept at food rescue, food pantry services, USDA food distribution and counseling. We have helped parents with at-risk kids, sponsored outreach programs for kids in the park, the Police Clergy Council, and 12 step efforts. We believe in linking arms with other service providers. We lend a hand to them and lean on them when necessary. We try no to duplicate services and we work hard to communicate.

Every day someone finds us who needs rental or utility bill assistance, pet food (shots and licenses), a baby crib, a car seat, new glasses, the co-payment for a prescription, food to get them by, a bed for aging parent joining the home, bandages for homeless people with wounds, warm jackets, clean socks and newer shoes, a bus ticket to the doctor, a meal, a cup of water, a refrigerator, a new tire or battery, blankets or household items.

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