Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care has a rich history of serving children and youth since 1917. Facilities and services have evolved throughout the last century based always on the mission to care for Oklahoma’s children and youth, and families in crisis. This organization has multiple sites throughout the state, caring for young people who are referred both privately and through the public child welfare agency. Services include foster care specializing in sibling groups, and housing and support services for older youth transitioning to adulthood. Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care also has a program for mothers with children who need housing and services to achieve self-sufficiency and independence. With active fundraising and the support of United Methodist Churches, this organization plans to expand its foster care program to eight more sites across the state within the next two years. Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care currently employs about 50 individuals and has an annual budget around $4,000,000. The organization is accredited through the Council on Accreditation.
- Responsible to the Board of Directors.
- Provide information and support to the Board and committees
- Provide leadership for all staff to perform quality services in keeping with the mission and vision of the agency.
- With the Board and staff, responsible for formation, implementation, and assessment of strategic plans for ministry.
- Attract, retain and engage effective employees.
- Lead the agency in developing its vision for new ministries and enhancement of existing ministries.
- Actively pursue strong relationships with United Methodist Churches, community partners, state officials, other funders and constituents.
- Hold primary responsibility for preparing and managing the budget, ensuring sustainable, diverse funding streams.
- Serve as the chief spokesperson for the Circle of Care and its mission in all dealings with the media, the Annual Conference, the Oklahoma United Methodist Churches, other organizations, individuals and the general public.
- Serve as an advocate with community leaders, state officials, and the public in general for constituents and programs of the Circle of Care.
- Provide leadership in fundraising efforts including completion of the current capital campaign, currently planned events and creation of new activities.
- Oversee the planned expansion of programs including construction of new sites, hiring staff and creating the needed infrastructure for support while maintaining current services and facilities.
- Minimum of Master’s level education, preferably in a field related to child welfare services, family support services.
- Minimum of ten years’ experience in child welfare services, family support services with additional experience with church related children, youth and family services.
- Three to five years of increasing responsibility in the upper management and direction of a child welfare agency, with preference to a faith-based agency.
- Experience in securing community and corporate grant and foundation support and in the successful maintenance of that support.
- Strong budget and financial management experience, specifically the ability to navigate child welfare funding streams.
- Possess a history of achieving/exceeding goals, improving bottom line, evaluating program performance and growing organizations under his/her responsibility.
- Extensive personnel management experience.
- Experience recruiting and training volunteers.
- Effective organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
- Experience working with a United Methodist Conference or another faith-based network to provide services preferred.
Skills and Abilities
- Strong communication skills in both writing and public speaking.
- Organized and detailed.
- Cheerful, collaborative approach to problem-solving and decision making.
- Ability to relate professionally and positively with a variety of individuals including clients, their families, staff, volunteers, board members and church leaders.
- Flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to travel as needed both statewide and nationally.
The projected compensation range for this individual will be competitive and in accordance with the background and experience of the selected candidate. The agency has a strong insurance package including health, long-term disability and life with an employer contribution. Benefits also include employer contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan.
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