Rebuilding Together Long Beach (RTLB) is one of more than 140 local affiliates of the parent organization, Rebuilding Together, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations working to preserve affordable housing and to revitalize communities. The affiliate networks engaged over 100,000 volunteers in 2017, rehabilitating more than 10,000 residences along with almost 400 nonprofit facilities and community spaces. Our mission – repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives – calls upon us to develop partnerships with local businesses and organizations so our neighbors in-need may live independently, with dignity, in warmth and safety. We provide our renovative construction services at no cost to seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals in-need, as well as to other nonprofits and community organizations whose values are compatible with ours.
RTLB, founded in 1992 as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, is looking to expand its capacity to enhance our impact in the community. We are seeking an Executive Director who shares our desire to achieve this goal.
Overview: The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer of RTLB, responsible for carrying out the plans, policies, and strategic direction of the Board of Directors. In furtherance of RTLB’s mission, the Executive Director oversees the overall execution of strategic goals, management, financial operations, fund development, and marketing/public relations.
Strategic Goals Responsibilities
• Works closely with Board and its Governance Team to ensure a long-term strategic plan for growth is in place and that the plan is progressing toward goal achievement.
• With Board members, ensures that all necessary and appropriate policies (federal, state, local, and/or mandated by national) are well-documented, disseminated, and consistently implemented.
• Provides leadership to Board through developing comprehensive and creative plans and strategies for financing, marketing, programs, projects and events by presenting alternatives and facilitating discussion of potential (positive or negative) outcomes.
• Facilitates coordination among relevant Board members and Team Advisors to ensure that construction projects are appropriately funded and budgeted; that skilled and unskilled volunteers are recruited, identified and trained; and that sufficient donated and/or paid-for materials and equipment are available on-site.
• Ensures, through Board members and Team Advisors, that post-event opinion surveys are administered; and that all projects are evaluated successfully to ensure on-going growth, improvement and effectiveness of services to recipients as well as providing meaningful experiences for volunteer workers.
• Works with Board and Team volunteers to develop and implement special events.
• Supervises staff: Ensures staff have the resources and training needed to satisfactorily fulfill their functions; evaluates staff performance; recommends personnel actions (hiring, retention, promotion); develops job descriptions; adheres to sound human resources practices.
• Serves as RTLB’s chief financial officer: Utilizing input from the Board’s Finance Team,
compiles budget projections and presents for Board approval; monitors expenses closely,
prudently managing RTLB’s resources within budgetary guidelines and ensuring the
availability of funds adequate to permit the organization to accomplish its activities.
• Follows financial practices in accordance with regulations and procedures specified in state
and federal guidelines, National Charities Information Bureau Standards in Philanthropy,
generally accepted accounting principles, and Rebuilding Together policy.
• Prepares data for monthly Financial Statements, Profit and Loss Statements, and related
financial materials for the Treasurer’s dissemination to the Board.
• Works closely with Treasurer, external accounting/audit firm, and legal counsel as needed, to
coordinate annual compliance and reporting requirements.
Fund Development Responsibilities
• Generates both restricted and unrestricted funding from civic, corporate, foundation and
individual grantors and donors, continuously applying for competitive grants while
constantly seeking out new funding sources, creative income streams, and novel business
opportunities to ensure income sufficient to support RTLB’s current and future budgetary
• Oversees revenue forecasting, projections, and requirements; identifies and informs the
Board of potential issues with future revenue streams.
• Develops an annual fundraising plan for Board approval, including establishing reasonable
fundraising goals, activities and budgets; and initiates, plans, and implements all necessary
activities to ensure fundraising success.
• Administers fundraising records and documents, coordinates pass-through grants with the
parent organization, and maintains strict confidentiality over all financial records, documents
and transactions related to RTLB.
Marketing/Public Relations Responsibilities
• Serves as lead spokesperson for RTLB, developing and coordinating public awareness,
visibility, and brand-enhancing activities by presenting RTLB’s mission, programs, and
services in a strong, positive image.
• Participates in and maintains active working relations with local media as well as with a
range of civic, community, and networking groups and other mission-compatible nonprofits.
• Maintains strong relations with corporate sponsors, grantors, donors, and staff of the parent
organization, as well as with staff and Board members of various affiliates.
• A bachelor’s degree or higher in an appropriate field (e.g., business administration) from an
accredited institution; and
• 3 to 5 years’ experience in nonprofit, public service, program/project management, and/or
community relations management, preferably in a leadership position.
• Or an appropriate combination of educations and experience leading to:
- The ability to work with an all-volunteer Board composed of individuals from diverse backgrounds with diverse skill sets, as well as with a diversity of stakeholders, both corporate and individual.
- Demonstrated experience in managing support staff; ability to work with large numbers of volunteers.
- Proven record of fundraising with evidence of cultivating donors and partners.
- Strong financial and budgeting skills, with expertise in Excel spreadsheets and QuickBooks, and in Microsoft Word and Power Point.
- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills and the ability to present complex material concisely yet clearly to both internal and external audiences.
- Familiarity with construction, and safe and healthy, affordable housing helpful.
- Must be able to work some evenings and week-ends, as meetings and events arise.
- Must have access to a reliable vehicle, possess a valid California driver’s license, and be able to travel locally on an on-going basis.
- Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated for achieving excellence.
Submit your application packet through Indeed.com.
Your application packet must contain a detailed resume and cover letter outlining your interest,
fit, and qualifications for this position. Include the names and contact information for three to
five personal and/or professional references. Following this list, please add this sentence: “RTLB
is authorized to contact these references prior to an interview with RTLB, if any.”
Successful applicants should expect an annual salary in the $70,000 to $80,000 range, dependent
on demonstrated skills, relevant past success, and experience. Rebuilding Together Long Beach
offers 10 paid holidays and generous paid annual leave, complies with all federal, state, and local
employment and employee benefit laws and regulations, and provides both General Liability and
Directors & Officers Insurance coverage.
Rebuilding Together Long Beach is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other protected
characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law. We encourage qualified applicants
from all cultures, communities, and identities to apply.
Rebuilding Together Long Beach will accept applications until April 15, 2018.
Rebuilding Together Long Beach offers 10 paid holidays and generous paid annual leave, complies with all federal, state, and local employment and employee benefit laws and regulations, and provides both General Liability and Directors & Officers Insurance coverage.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit your application packet through Indeed.com. Your application packet must contain a detailed resume and cover letter outlining your interest, fit, and qualifications for this position. Include the names and contact information for three to five personal and/or professional references. Following this list, please add this sentence: “RTLB is authorized to contact these references prior to an interview with RTLB, if any.”