Founded in 2005, the California Family Resource Association (CFRA) is a statewide membership association representing the 500 Family Resource Centers, Family Strengthening Networks, and other member organizations throughout California. CFRA is an association within the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Center.
CFRA’s Vision: A strong, cohesive network that promotes the success and well-being of families in all California communities.
- Connect family resource centers and allied organizations, networks, and community leaders in a member-driven, statewide network.
- Convene family-strengthening leaders for networking and working toward a shared vision.
- Communicate the value of family resource centers, networks, and programs and policies that strengthen families to policymakers and to the state.
The California Family Resource Association (CFRA) Program Manager is responsible for the leadership, operation, effectiveness, and sustainability of all CFRA programs and initiatives. The CFRA Program Manager oversees and directs all CFRA program staff and is responsible for development and execution of CFRA’s membership structures and development, fund development strategies, and strategic partnerships. The CFRA Program Manager also assists the CAP Center CEO and Director of Policy in developing and implementing legislative advocacy strategies and supporting member organizations to engage effectively in advocacy.
- Maintain collaborative and strategic partnerships with various issue-specific working groups, coalitions, and government partners to advance policy and narrative change in support of families and family-serving organizations.
- Work with CFRA members to build advocacy capacity including training, networking, peer supports, and one-on-one technical assistance.
- Participate in legislative visits, hearings, and administrative meetings pursuant to CFRA Advocacy priorities.
4. (5%) Internal/External Collaboration
- Work collaboratively with the CAP Center Leadership Team and the CAP Center Program Management Team in assuring that programs and services are effective and consistent with agency mission and principles.
- Attend coalitions, conferences, and networking events to build positive relationships with statewide public and private child abuse prevention, family support and strengthening agencies, and social service agencies as a CAP Center representative.
- Must also work collaboratively with the OCAP, the Children’s Bureau, and all CA counties to ensure successful achievement of grant deliverables.
- Work also collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with CA Department of Social Services, CA OCAP, other providers
- Work collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with other CAP Center teams, including but not limited to: AmeriCorps programs, Birth & Beyond, Child Death Review and Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Black Infant Health, Safe Sleep Baby, CAP Center Trainers, Cal OES Coalition for Victims of Child Abuse program, Fiscal, and all other CAP Center staff, providing support as needed.
- As requested, participate in meetings, convening’s, and networking events to promote positive relationships with social service agencies and community-based organizations.
- Attend and actively participate in partner meetings, external/internal CAP Center meetings and committees by providing knowledge and expertise as necessary.
5. (5%) Other Duties
- Participate in and support CAP Center strategic planning, program development, grant writing, coordination and collaborative activities, and special events
- Acquire and enhance knowledge of strategic planning, best practices in technical assistance, child abuse prevention, latest research, emerging trends, and best practices through reading, trainings, research, conferences, and participation on committees as appropriate.
- Responsible for grant proposal writing in collaboration with other CAP Center staff to foundations, federal, state and local public agencies, and others identified.
- Assist with special CAP Center projects including, but not limited to, program reports, press releases, assembly of documents, summits, regional gatherings, special events, meetings and other in-person or virtual events.
- Attend conferences and conduct outreach to promote the CAP Center programs.
- Attend and participate in external and internal meetings and committees as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Minimum of five years of experience working in public health, health and human services, social services, or related consumer-focused field.
- Direct experience in/with Family Resource Centers and FRC Networks preferred.
- Minimum two years of experience in a management or leadership role.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in additional experience is required.
- Experience writing, securing, and managing grants.
- Experience developing and managing budgets.
- Knowledge of child welfare systems, social services, child abuse prevention field, and/or family support field.