Executive Director, Community & Family Services, Inc.

Position Title: Executive Director

Organization: Community & Family Services, Inc.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Position: Full-time, On-site, Exempt

Location: Hartford City, Indiana

Salary: $100,000 – 120,000 base salary plus benefits

About Community & Family Services

Community & Family Services, Inc. (CFS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the reduction and ultimate elimination of poverty in Adams, Blackford, Huntington Jay, Randolph and Wells counties. Currently, CFS serves more than 4,828 households and 18,000 residents. CFS has pursued its mission since its incorporation in 1965 and strives to provide critical services to meet the changing needs of our communities. 

We are proud to be among more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAA) in the country striving to achieve such outcomes for our neighbors. CAA’s are private nonprofit or public organizations that were created by the federal government in 1964 to combat poverty in geographically designated areas.

As a CAA, Community & Family Services changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live in. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


Community & Family Services’ (CFS) Board of Directors is seeking candidates to serve as Executive Director for our agency. The new Executive Director (E.D.) will advance CFS’ mission to assist individuals, families, and our communities reduce or remove the causes and conditions of poverty. 

The E.D. will guide overall direction and strategy, engage with external partners; strengthen the financial health and operations of the organization with the board and the leadership team; develop relationships across private, public, and non-profit sectors to advance CFS’ mission, vision, and program strategy; and energize and engage staff to maximize services provided to individuals and families served. They will be collaborative, thoughtful, and inclusive leaders, committed to providing a supportive and respectful workplace where CFS’ dedicated and knowledgeable staff can thrive and succeed.

We seek to further develop our capacity to engage, mobilize, and innovate in the fight against poverty. 

Overview of the Executive Director Role

Reporting to CFS’ Board of Directors, the Executive Director has overall fiscal, strategic, and operational responsibility for staff, programs, services, and execution of strategic goals in services of the organization’s mission and vision, and in alignment with organizational values and behavioral standards.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Organizational Leadership & Management: Foster a healthy, positive, and inclusive workplace culture that energizes, engages, and supports staff, and encourages collaboration and communication across the organization. Build and maintain relationships with community leaders, partners, businesses, government, non-for-profit organizations and donors. Represent CFS at events, conferences, and meetings. Lead and develop a high-performance leadership team, support comprehensive staff development, and pursue initiatives to support positive morale, a competitive package, and optimal working conditions. 

Financial: Oversee all fiscal reporting and development of yearly budgets and long-range financial plans, working with Finance and the leadership team to assess and maintain the financial health of the organization in compliance with GAAP, applicable governmental regulations and funding requirements, and set financial priorities to support the needs of programs and staff. Monitor fiscal goals and ensure sound financial controls are in place to minimize risks and ensure the agency’s stability and sustainability. 

Programs and Services: Provide strategic oversight of program research, design, development, delivery, and evaluation efforts. Collaborate with directors to ensure programmatic excellence and growth through rigorous oversight, ensuring robust data and evaluation systems that monitor program consistency and impact, enabling continuous program improvement. Implement strategies that maximize synergies among program areas, and foster cooperation and collaboration with other service providers to strengthen services to the community and avoid duplication. 

Infrastructure and Operations: Provide oversight of CFS’ infrastructure and operations, ensuring preparedness for future growth through investment in people, education, certifications, processes, and technology. Ensure consistent quality of operational systems, human resources, finance, administration, fundraising, and communications. Ensure systems and structures are in place to maintain the highest level of IT safety and security commensurate with the operations, assets, accountabilities, and responsibilities of the agency. 

Public Relations and Fundraising: Ensure that all aspects of communications – from web presence to public and other external relations – reflect CFS’ brand and help increase opportunities for effective partnerships in new areas, and the development of relationships with funders and elected and community leaders. Oversee the development of new and innovative revenue-generating strategies, expansion of fundraising activities, and procurement of government and foundation grants and corporate partnerships to support existing and new programs. 

Board Partnership: Partner with the Board President and the Board of Directors on development opportunities, communication with leadership and staff, and annual performance reviews. Seek and engage board involvement with strategic direction and organization stewardship, collaboration on policy formulation and interpretation, development and execution of organizational goals and strategies, and fiscal management, to ensure the continued growth and success of the organization. Regularly apprise the board of the agency’s financial status and relevant fiscal conditions, developments, and issues.

Compensation Package

CFS offers a competitive base salary of  between $100,000-120,000 a year and a generous benefits package including: paid time off (vacation, holidays, personal, and sick time); health insurance; and a 403(b)retirement plan (employee funded).

How to Apply

Community & Family Services, Inc. has retained the exclusive services of Charity Search Group to coordinate the search for this position. To apply, please complete this online application. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Angela-Jo Touza Medina at angela@charitysearchgroup.com or visit www.charitysearchgroup.com

Community & Family Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation and/or identity, criminal record, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law. 

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; early application is strongly suggested.

Angela-Jo Touza Medina

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