Executive Director

Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery
Ontario, OR


Job Title: Executive Director

Employer: Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery (TVCRN)

Contact Information: Please submit a cover letter, a completed job application (found on our website - tvcrn.org), and a full résumé by Feb. 28, 2019 to employment@tvcrn.org, or mail to TVCRN Board Chair, 780 S.E. 6th St., Ontario OR 97914.

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery (TVCRN). The Executive Director reports to a Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission. The position is full-time, full-year.

Mission of TVCRN

We work to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening at-risk families through proven interventions.

Our Work

TVCRN earned its federal nonprofit designation in 2008 to provide wrap-around services to at risk families in Malheur County with the intent to keep children from entering the foster care system. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our organization. The Executive Director is the key management leader of TVCRN, and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization, and for ensuring its compliance with OARs pertaining to Relief Nurseries, with OARN requirements for re-certification as well as other agencies’ requirements for a licensed child care facility.

Overall Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee all operations, ensuring their consistency with the mission and goals of TVCRN.
  • Oversee the executive of budget preparation, financial management and human resource policies.
  • Inspire, engage, and support the Board of Directors and TVCRN staff. Leadership and Management
    • Leads the staff and manages the organization, creating a culture of excellence and safety
    • Exercises responsible financial stewardship, serving as chief financial officer
    • Models and nurtures the highest ethical standards and accountability
    • Develops annual budget
    • Strategic fund-development, cultivates relationships with donors and the general public
    • Serves as an advocate of TVCRN and the Relief Nursery model
    • Responsible for delineating, tracking, and reporting on annual measurable outcomes
    • Leads the internal work of centering equity and deconstructing various forms of systemic oppression
    • Develops and nurtures internal leadership
    • Engages the Board in planning and raising revenue; serves as liaison between the Board and staff Strategic Business Planning & Change Management
    • Leads changes or shifts in direction with regard to operational priorities at the discretion of and in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
    • Employs best practices in change management; anticipates future demands, identifies potential challenges, builds an equitable, inclusive and collaborative work environment
  • Equity and Inclusion
    • TVCRN holds a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) not only in the workplace but also in its programs and initiatives.
    • DEI requires an understanding of how racism, discrimination, prejudice, and systemic inequities impact children and their long-term success. The Executive Director will be the key leader for centering equity throughout the work of the organization and applying an equity lens to programs and initiatives, as well as internal policies, practices, and processes.
    • The Executive Director will be responsible for building a more inclusive, collaborative environment where diverse perspectives are embraced and celebrated. TVCRN broadly defines diversity as including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, age, and geography.
  • Fundraising
    • Identifies and facilitates fundraising strategy and oversees implementation with fund development staff
    • Dedicates considerable amount of time to donor cultivation and direct solicitation of major contributions in collaboration with fund development staff
    • Responsible for outreach to major donors, primarily individuals, and organizations
    • Identifies mission-aligned grant opportunities
    • Engages Board of Directors and other volunteers in fundraising
    • Oversees grant-writing and contract negotiations to ensure deliverables are aligned with organizational goals and capacity
  • Child Abuse Prevention Programming
    • Ensures all aspects of the Relief Nursery model are adhered to in collaboration with program management
    • Prioritizes best practices for supporting children and families in a trauma-informed and culturally responsive manner
    • Represent TVCRN in the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries to further child abuse prevention efforts in the state
  • Community Outreach and Relationship Development
    • TVCRN is a collaborative organization both internally and within the context of the larger community; as such, the Board of Directors has an expectation that the Executive Director will invite, build, and nurture relationships between TVCRN and stakeholders, including elected officials and the media
    • Supporting skill sets in this area include:
      • Fostering a safe work environment with a deep commitment to equity and inclusion
      • Interpersonal communication skills
      • Ability to identify new and emerging strategic partnerships
      • Nurturing a collaborative work environment and open communication
      • Writing and public speaking; experience with public relations and media resources
    • Ability to relate tactfully, confidently, sensitively and non-judgmentally to parents, children, staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds and cultures
    • Help the Board with Board member recruitment, orientation, and development

Required Qualifications Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in nonprofit management, administration, education, leadership, organization development, public relations/ communications, or a related field (preferred)
  • Five years of increasingly responsible administrative and managerial experience, including finance and personnel management
  • Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities, recognizing that board-approved continuing professional development will be encouraged Knowledge and Abilities:
  • The ability to articulate a vision, guide strategic thinking, and effectively carry out plans
  • Strategic and technical expertise in not-for-profit management, staff leadership, planning, financial management, Board and donor recruitment and relations
  • Experience with racial and anti-discrimination equity and inclusion work, preferably including policy experience and community engagement in this area
  • Experience with campaigns, public policy and advocacy, politics and legislative issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the capacity to inspire, influence and motivate varied constituencies and successfully build partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to lead successful comprehensive fundraising efforts
  • Proven ability to lead and develop staff, build high-performing teams, and effectively guide an organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build organizational culture
  • Knowledge of human resources management, financial management, budgeting, and project management
  • Knowledge of and passion for social justice as well as child-related issues and policies
  • Proficiency with numerous software systems, such as QuickBooks, spreadsheets, and other organizational databases
  • Experience with conflict resolution using active listening skills, respectful interactions and collaborative problem-solving
  • Physical stamina and ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish is preferred

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, a completed job application (found on our website - tvcrn.org), and a full résumé by Feb. 28, 2019 to employment@tvcrn.org, or mail to TVCRN Board Chair, 780 S.E. 6th St., Ontario OR 97914. Initial interviews will be conducted by a committee consisting of our current Executive Director and several board members. Desired start date is April 1, 2019.


Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 30 April 2019