Chief Executive Officer

POST DATE:   February 19, 2019


RESPONSIBLE TO:  Board of Directors


STATUS: Exempt (6 months orientation period)

  The Chief Executive Officer is responsible and accountable to the Family Bridges, Inc.’s Board of Directors for the overall management and administration of all agency activities, programs and services and for the development and implementation of all agency policies. Family Bridges programs and services include a wide spectrum of services for seniors, youths and immigrant families of all ethnic backgrounds.  The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overall management of personnel and specifically the direct supervision of top managerial staff.


The CEO is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for community impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers alike. The CEO is the Chief Mobilizer: he or she leverages the power of relationships and networks, and works across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community. The CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization. The CEO is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good- creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact. The CEO is the steward of the organization’s brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation of Family Bridges, Inc. He or she is responsible for building trust in Family Bridges, Inc. and its relevance in the community. He or she values network and strives to leverage Family Bridge’s breadth of community presence, relationships and strategy.


The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Community Impact

The CEO is responsible for the overall impact of Family Bridges, Inc. on the community, with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive an impact agenda. The CEO is expected to be an active member of civic clubs and associations and serve as an active Board Member within the community. The CEO works closely with the Board to craft and adapts the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising funds to support it. He or she will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors.

Resource Development

The CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities, and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.  He or she is responsible to develop and implement the innovative process as it relates to new business, new programs, and operational improvements.

Strategic Management

The CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. He or she partners with the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership team to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved. He or she ensures coordination and alignment of all Family Bridges, Inc activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.

Organization Management

The CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. He or she maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors. The CEO assesses organization capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes individual goals; works with the Chief Financial Officer to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks; and ensures that goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.


  • 7-10 years experience in a Senior Strategic Leadership required. Experience or employment in Community and Public Health and/or managed care preferred.
  • Substantial experience working in the nonprofit sector and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards.
  • Success in the management of organizations of comparable size and mission.
  • Expertise on issues relevant to the organization including but not limited to:
    experience in providing services to monolingual/asian immigrants, seniors, children, individuals with challenging needs;
    understanding MedicAid/MediCal policies and experience in managed care with advocacy for beneficiaries.
  • Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, including strong writing and presentation skills.
  • A track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
  • Experience in or across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments.
  • Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management.
  • Demonstrated experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
  • Experience in developing major programs from scratch.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

The CEO  has unquestioned integrity; a long-term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things done; wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of humor.


Minimum undergraduate degree required. Training, experience or advanced degree preferred in business, public administration, or nonprofit management. Experience for 7-10 years in a Senior Strategic Leadership required, five years in the role may substitute for an advanced degree. Experience or employment in Community and Public Health and/or managed care preferred.


Mission-Focused: Catalyze other’s commitment to the mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.

Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationship toward a common goal.

Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.  Is an outstanding communicator and listener, with the ability to effectively engage constituents, stakeholders and audiences through both written and verbal format

Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for board investment and impact.

Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the regulation and results of the greater network.

Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.

Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.

Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.

Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.

Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage Family Bridges, Inc’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.


  • Lifting of at least 25 lbs.
  • Good vision and hearing required for driving.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended

SALARY RANGE:  Starting range $150k+ DOE

TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter and your available start date.  (Be sure to include as the subject line: CEO Position_Your Last Name)

Family Bridges, Inc. is a non-profit multi-services community based organization that has been serving the Asian American communities in the East Bay for more than 45 years.  Family Bridges, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability.