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Executive Director

Company: Adecco (Spain)
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Blossom is always on the lookout for qualified individuals to support and enhance the wide range of offerings to our community.

Our Mission
Blossom Birth and Family is a-- non-profit with a to connect new and expectant families with services, resources and support for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey.--

Organization Overview
Since 1999, Blossom has been working to meet the ever-changing needs of women and their families during preconception, pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. We offer a comprehensive range of resources and services including fitness, childbirth preparation, parent education classes, and early parenting support groups. We also offer an online provider network and provide professional development for birth workers such as birth and postpartum doulas.

Listed below are our current openings, however we welcome resumes and class ideas on an on-going basis.-- Staff Positions

  • Executive Director
  • Front Desk Attendant
    ---Volunteer Positions
    • Members ---Board of Directors-- Staff Positions Executive Director We are seeking an Executive Director with a passion for Blossom's mission to lead the organization into its next phase of growth. During these changing times, Blossom needs to evolve many traditional offerings to outdoors and online formats and experiment with new programming to best serve our community. We also hope to diversify and broaden our clientele to include those who do not typically have access to the services that Blossom provides.--

      This is an exciting opportunity to drive the growth of a non-profit organization while leading an amazing group of people dedicated to helping families in the community. The ideal candidate should have a strong enthusiasm for Blossom's work, can think strategically, and is also a creative problem solver.

      Executive Director Duties and Responsibilities

      Vision and Leadership:--
      • Drive B lossom's mission and evolve it to meet the shifting needs of the community
      • Lead the development, execution, and evaluation of Blossom's strategy
        Fundraising and Marketing
        • Set fundraising goals, develop and execute against an annual fundraising plan that includes foundation grants, corporate donations, and individual giving programs
        • Lead a team in expanding Blossom's visibility and reputation in order to attract new clients and donors
          Programs and Operations
          • Set goals, develop, and execute against an annual operating plan
            • Develop new program offerings and creative ways to deliver these programs (virtual and in person)
              Finance and Accounting
              • Oversee the fiscal management of the organization
                • Provide and present to the Board a clear view on the financial health of the organization
                  Board Administration
                  • Facilitate board operations, including preparation of monthly updates and the bi-annual retreat agendas and presentations
                  • Present recommendations and execution plans to the Board to address business issues
                    An ideal candidate should have the following qualifications. However, we are open to candidates who can demonstrate a strong desire to learn if they do not meet all of the below:
                    • A passion for Blossom's mission
                    • A driven and self-motivated leader, eager to engage and expand the Blossom community and comfortable with a high-visibility position
                    • Experience managing teams and previous exposure to marketing, fundraising, financial management and/or operations
                    • Experience with planning and project management and collaborative decision making
                      This position reports to the Board of Directors and is considered an exempt position under the applicable state and federal laws. This is a full-time position with flexible hours. The Executive Director must be able to participate in monthly evening board meetings and occasionally work on weekends to support events and attend the bi-annual board retreats.

                      Location: The Executive Director should be based in the Bay Area, CA, with the ability to work from our office in Palo Alto regularly, once shelter-in-place orders are lifted.--

                      How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to . ---Requirements:
                      • Minimum one-year commitment.
                      • Knowledge of retail sales or willingness to learn.
                      • Strong sales and customer service skills.
                      • Ability to problem solve and take initiative.
                      • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize.
                      • Works effectively with a team as well as independently.
                      • Familiarity with Blossom's classes and key offerings. Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds; vision is required to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech are required to communicate in person and over the telephone.

                        Responsibilities and Duties
                        • Greet and assist clients in-person and on the phone at Blossom.
                        • Accurately check in classes, manage class payments and mat sales & rentals, complete and file new client paperwork.
                        • Provide outstanding sales and customer service.
                        • Update and maintain accurate client and class/group records in Blossom registration software/database.
                        • Handle sales of gift certificates and resale/retail items.
                        • Coordinate daily opening/closing tasks with ED/AD and other staff.
                        • Assist in maintaining center functional integrity (maintaining a safe, comfortable, and positive environment).
                        • Maintain a clean and organized center/studio through regular tasks and chores, store is to be kept straightened and stocked at all times, studio clean, yoga mats/props cleaned and stored properly. Qualifications and Skills
                          • Of primary importance, the ideal candidate will be warm, caring, and have the ability to be compassionate, supportive.
                          • Highly dependable and consistent in schedule, task commitments, and meeting deadlines.
                          • Exceptional organization and follow-through skills with attention to detail and quality.
                          • Self-directed, with strong time-management and prioritization skills.
                          • Ability to represent Blossom in a professional manner.
                          • Excellent verbal and written skills.
                          • High level of comfort working in a small business environment - the ability to adapt quickly and problem-solve independently, as well as to reach out to others for solutions, as needed.
                          • Excellent interpersonal skills and patience - ability to work with a variety of personalities.
                          • A passion for helping others, nurturing sensibility, and a want to be understanding.
                          • An interest in pregnancy, birth, and early parenting - related professional training or experience in this field is a plus.
                          • High degree of comfort and skill with computers - experience with Mac is ideal.
                          • Working in a growing small business like Blossom utilizes many sets of skills, involves structure and flexibility, and offers an immense sense of reward in the knowledge of what we provide for families. This role will be best appreciated by individuals who want to take ownership of their work, to feel a part of something special, and who seek work with responsibility and meaning. Benefits
                            Fringe benefits not included at the moment. Potential for growth and benefits in the future.
                            Salary: $16.00 to $20.00 /hour Volunteer Positions Members - Board of Directors Board of Directors Responsibilities--
                            The Board supports the work of Blossom and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance, while executing its legal and fiduciary duties. The role of the Board includes:
                            • selecting and evaluating the performance of the Executive Director
                            • strategic and organizational planning
                            • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
                            • fundraising and resource development
                            • approving and monitoring the organization's programs and services
                            • enhancing the organization's public image
                            • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization Board Member Responsibilities
                              While day-to-day operations are led by Blossom's Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific leadership, governance and oversight responsibilities of an individual Board Member include:
                              • Knowing the organization's mission, policies, programs, and needs
                              • Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as they develop and implement Blossom's strategic plan--
                              • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Blossom for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings--
                              • Approving Blossom's annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities, including faithfully reading and understanding the organization's financial statements
                              • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the ED--
                              • Assisting the ED and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members--
                              • Serving as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and fully engaging in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
                              • Leveraging connections, networks, and resources to fully help achieve the organization's mission and to benefit the organization's fundraising and reputational standing
                              • Serving on at least one committee or task force and taking on special assignments
                              • Ensuring Blossom's commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community Blossom serves
                              • Fundraising
                                • Blossom Board Members will consider Blossom a philanthropic priority and make an annual gift that reflects that priority. So that Blossom can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Blossom expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity or to secure that amount through philanthropic solicitation (give or get).
                                  Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
                                  • Professional experience with leadership accomplishments in maternal, pediatric or mental health, non-profit management, fundraising, financial planning and analysis, management and governance, human resources, and/or community development--
                                  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals--
                                  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for supporting expecting parents and growing families
                                  • An entrepreneurial, self-starting mentality
                                    Time Commitment
                                    Two-year term commitment with an option to extend for a maximum of three terms
                                    Attendance at monthly Board meetings (typically held in the evening))--
                                    Attendance at two semi-annual Board retreats (-4-6 hours on a weekend)
                                    Additional 4 hours/month minimum of volunteering (including committee work)--
                                    Participation in the organization's fundraising efforts as described above

                                    Board Member applicants should be based in the Bay Area, CA. To apply, please complete and submit a cover letter and resume to . Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Our next review is on November 30th so please submit your application by this date.-- Interns Blossom Birth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.-- Office Hours Mon - Fri: 10am- 2pm
                                    Sat: 9am- 12:30pm
                                    and by appointment DISCLAIMER. Photo credit:-- Images by Rosalinda ,-- Lilia Faith Schwartz, Photographer ,-- Devin Begley , and Christy Scherrer, bellymotherbaby
                                    Blossom is not a Medical Provider and Does not Provide Medical Services . It is understood by all persons who use Blossom's services that: (a) Blossom is not a medical provider and does not render medical or other health care services or treatments to any and all persons who use Blossom's services and Blossom's services are not intended to or shall be interpreted as imposing, any duty or obligation to provide such health care services; (b) Blossom is not in any way responsible for the health care that is delivered by a health care provider to any and all persons who use Blossom's services; (c) health care providers are solely responsible for the health care they deliver to any and all persons using Blossom's services; and (d) health care providers are not Blossom's agents or employees.

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