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Chief Executive Officer

Company: Juvenile Welfare Board
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: March 10, 2019

Job Description:

Juvenile Welfare Board Of Pinellas County

Chief Executive Officer

Released February 14, 2019

The Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) is seeking an innovative, experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is strongly committed to advocating for and providing services to children and families to lead the organization. ABOUT JWB Established by statute in 1945 and approved overwhelmingly by voters in 1946, JWB is an independent special taxing district in Florida's Pinellas County with offices in Clearwater, FL. Governed by an 11-member Board of Directors and nationally accredited through the Council on Accreditation, JWB's annual program budget of $57 million strengthened the lives of 66,000 children and families in 2018. JWB invests in 88 programs with 49 nonprofit agencies and works collectively with partners to address the needs of children and families in Pinellas County.

JWB's investments and work are focused in four strategic areas: School Readiness, School Success, the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and Strengthening Community.

For more detailed information about JWB including its FY18 Annual Report Video, FY18 Facts At-A-Glance Booklet, and 70 Years of Putting Children First Historical Booklet, visit jwbpinellas.org.

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the JWB Board, the CEO is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the JWB mission. The CEO serves as the nexus between the JWB Board and day-to-day operations at JWB and also leads in coordinating and partnering with public entities, major funders of services, service providers and community leaders. The CEO provides leadership to the Executive Team and other direct reports and establishes accountability systems and measurements to assure effective use of the community's investment. S/he is the principle liaison to the Chair of the Board and other Board members ensuring they receive regular and timely information. The CEO performs the functions and duties specified in the Bylaws of the Juvenile Welfare Board, and performs such other legally permissible and proper duties and functions as the Board shall from time to time assign.

The Board created the following powers and duties: (as identified in the Board Bylaws 2011)



  • To allocate funds in accordance with the intent of the Special Act governing JWB and all other applicable laws

  • To provide, maintain, manage, and allocate funds to provide services in Pinellas County which are operated for the benefit of children and families as determined or directed by the Board in accordance with the strategic plan, annual budget, and other Board policy

  • To collect information and statistical data which will be helpful to the Board in analyzing and determining the needs of children and families in the county and to consult with other agencies dedicated to the well-being of youth to prevent the overlapping of services

  • To lease or buy such real estate, equipment, and personal property, and to construct such buildings as are needed, to execute the foregoing powers and duties, provided that no such purchases shall be made or building done except for cash with funds on hand

  • To maintain books of account that shall be kept by the Board, or staff, and the fiscal affairs of such Board shall be audited annually by certified public accountants selected by the Board for such purpose

  • To determine and adopt such policies that provide for the efficient operations of necessary administrative functions for the general improvement of conditions for children and families in Pinellas County

  • To employ and pay personnel needed to execute the forgoing powers and duties.



    Candidate Profile:

    JWB seeks to find an innovative and strategic leader who can build and maintain relationships with community partners and residents of Pinellas County to improve the lives of children and their families. Candidates should have a commitment to data driven decision-making and experience with developing and using impact measures and metrics. The CEO should be able to articulate and implement JWB's value proposition for all constituents.

    The CEO should be able to provide evidence of the following skills and attributes and have successfully demonstrated the ability to:



      Foster, manage, and leverage change to meet strategic priorities

      Understand and appreciate an array of children's services

      Be a spokesperson and advocate for children's needs

      Work effectively with agencies funded by JWB

      Partner with other organizations serving children and families

      Lead, motivate and develop staff

      Establish, maintain, and report quarterly budget expenditures and relationship to strategic plan

      Use interpersonal and communication skills

      Develop and successfully execute a strategic plan with measureable outcomes

      Report on measureable outcomes to the Board

      Interact effectively with the public and the media

      Use technology to drive and demonstrate results



      Qualifications :



      • Bachelor's degree is required. An advanced degree in Human Services, Business Administration, Education, Public Administration, or related field is highly preferred

      • At least 5 years of responsible leadership and managerial experience in a mission-driven environment, preferably one related to families and children

      • Demonstrated significant experience as the leader of a complex organization

      • Proven success with the provision and administration of social services is highly desirable

      • Demonstrated success in using business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources

      • Strong evidence of the ability to effectively communicate the vision of JWB to staff, service providers, and the community at large

      • Ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff

      • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and the media



        Additional Requirements:



        • Successfully pass the background check and Level 2 screening as required by Ch. 435 Florida Statutes

        • Possess a valid driver's license or access to reliable transportation



          The Juvenile Welfare Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Juvenile Welfare Board is an E-Verify Employer. Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.


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