Chief Executive Officer – [Reno, NV]

THE OPPORTUNITY

Through the power of one-to-one relationships between young people and their adult mentors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada has been transforming northern Nevada, one child at a time for nearly 17 years.

Thousands of northern Nevada’s young people have benefited from the power of long-term relationships with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and thousands of adults have had their own lives deeply affected their experience mentoring a child.

This year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada will support mentoring relationships for nearly 620 children and teens ages 6-18. These relationships have a meaningful, long-term impact on the lives of the at-risk population of children served by the agency. [1]

For the past five years, the agency has been led by Liza Maupin who recently announced her intention to retire. As the current and highly-respected CEO steps aside, the Board of Directors has launched a search for a compelling leader who can perpetuate the powerful relationships and programs already in place while extending the agency’s capacity.

The new CEO will be expected to expand the organizations impact without compromising quality, and make professionally supported mentoring a reality for hundreds more eligible northern Nevada youth not yet benefitting from the impact of one-to-one mentoring relationships.

THE ORGANIZATION

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada has been the leader in the youth mentor movement in the region since 2001.

The staff is made up of 16 employees and supported by an extensive network of volunteers, program partners and stakeholders. The 2018 budget is about $1.2 million.

The entire northern Nevada community benefits from BBBSNN mentoring programs, which delivers impactful and consistent outcomes:

  • 87% of high school seniors in BBBSNN mentoring relationships graduate high school – vs. just 65% of their economically disadvantaged peers.
  • 75% are more likely to receive a four-year college degree.
  • 39% are more likely to have a household income of $75,000 or higher.

BBBSNN staff is made up of 14 experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic staff members. The agency also operates a Donation Center, made up of two fulltime employees and one on-call employee, which provides financial support to the agency. The CEO has three direct reports; Program Director, Fund Development Director, and Donation Center Manager.

The agency is governed by a diverse 24-person Board of Directors, 50% of the board are current or former Big Brothers or Big Sisters.

In 2017, the agency served 619 youth, a 5.5% increase from prior year and the first time in the last five years that the agency served more than 600 youth. There are more than 150+ youth on the waiting list without active youth recruitment and 2/3 of them are boys.

THE CANDIDATE

The board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada seeks an inspiring CEO with strengths in strategy, operations and relationship-building that can coalesce to expand and sustain the agency’s impact on at-risk youth, their families, and our community, while ensuring the quality of mentoring for which the agency is already well known.

 The Board of Directors Expect to Hire…

  • A proven business or nonprofit leader with a demonstrated commitment to young people and their development;
  • A community-facing leader ambitious for the mission, respectful of staff, nurturing of donors and volunteers and fundamentally committed to children;
  • A strategically minded CEO with the tactical sense to make bold goals tangible, who is experienced at taking ideas and entities to scale;
  • A successful fundraiser with demonstrated success in securing large financial gifts from diverse funding sources;
  • A leader with demonstrated business acumen in terms of developing and monitoring budgets, overseeing revenues and expenditures, and monitoring and anticipating cash flow needs;
  • A “connector” who is comfortable and successful in building networks of community partners, brand and market, and who can enhance visibility to attract funds, volunteers, clients, and broad public support;
  • A governance-savvy executive who knows how to embrace the board as a true strategic asset;
  • An articulate speaker who can make the case for a sustainable financial model; a CEO at ease demonstrating the return on social investment that the agency generates for the community.

The New CEO will be Tasked with:

  • Increasing individual giving from XX% of total annual revenue to XX% of total annual revenue.
  • Creating a contingency plan for the agency’s Donation Center which relies upon a contractual agreement with Savers Thrift Stores.
  • Growing the number of youth served annually by 3%; identifying new opportunities to serve youth; implement and evaluate new and existing programs.
  • Projecting a passionate, articulate and persuasive image for the agency within the community that clearly sets the agency apart from the Boys & Girls Club.

ABOUT RENO, NEVADA – A STATE WITH NO INCOME TAX

The “Biggest Little City” in the world is nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and is just 25 minutes to beautiful Lake Tahoe and world class skiing and snow-boarding. Biking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and hiking are just some of the outdoor sports enjoyed by residents and visitors.

Reno is home to the University of Nevada, Reno and has a lively arts and culture scene which includes the Nevada Museum of Art, Pioneer Center for Performing Arts, The Reno Philharmonic and Artown. Reno is also the staging area for the world famous Burning Man Festival.

Reno experiences four seasons but is generally a much milder climate that other locales with four seasons. Reno averages almost 300 days of sunshine each year with an average high of 90 °F in July and an average low of 23 °F in January.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. Other compensation components include:

  • Comprehensive health benefits;
    • Hometown Health HMO;
    • Best Life Dental and VSP vision plan;
  • 10-12 paid holidays a year;
  • 18 days of paid time off (PTO) annually;
  • 403 (b) retirement plan with an agency match of $.50 of every dollar contributed up to 3% of pre-tax earnings following one year of continuous employment.

APPLICATION INTRUCTIONS

For potential consideration please email your resume and cover letter that includes your salary requirements to Liza Maupin: lmaupin@bbbsnn.org


[1] 100% of youth served come from low-income families and qualify for free or reduced school lunch, 64% live in single parent homes.