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Chief Executive Officer
Post Date: 06/19/20   Company: Grace Place for Children and Families

Job Description:

About the Organization

Grace Place for Children and Families, a pioneer in family literacy, began as a volunteer-run homework club with a borrowed bus and two rooms in a Golden Gate church. Now, fifteen years since that humble beginning, Grace Place is the educational touchstone for the Golden Gate community, with over 800 students enrolled in unique and comprehensive education programs on a beautifully reimagined campus. Programs include their nationally recognized Grace Place Family Literacy Model ®, Youth Education, Leaders Empowered to Achieve Dreams, Adult Education, and their Food Pantry. 


The Opportunity

Grace Place is seeking a new CEO to lead the organization into its next phase. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new CEO will join Grace Place at an exciting time; recent expansion of both the programs and the campus means more children and families can be served. Grace Place puts faith into action by providing pathways out of poverty with practical, supportive education programs for the whole family.


The new CEO has the opportunity to build on the strength of the distinctive and unique family literacy model in action at Grace Place. The CEO will provide experienced management of team and operations, drive resource development, and oversee the strategic enhancement of both program offerings and facilities. They will focus largely on setting a mission-first course that will emphasize program excellence, organizational effectiveness, staff empowerment, and strong business fundamentals.


Ideal Candidate

Grace Place seeks a compassionate, natural leader with a genuine passion and enthusiasm for their mission of creating pathways out of poverty through education. While previous experience as an educator is not required, we seek a leader who sees the pivotal role family literacy can play in supporting and lifting a community out of poverty and is prepared to bring all their energy and professional skills to lead the effort.


Creativity and innovation grounded in smart business planning will serve the new CEO well in envisioning the future of Grace Place and the potential of new revenue streams. The CEO will be the key driver in actualizing concepts, implementing programmatic work, and building the business case for programs to share with partners and donors.


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