Bluffton, South Carolina

Executive Director, Family Promise of Beaufort County

The Organization

Position Announcement: Executive Director – Family Promise of Beaufort County
Located in: Bluffton, South Carolina

Ask yourself?

Do you see the innate potential in every individual? Do you believe a roof over your head has the power to transform lives?

Are you eager to apply your leadership, fundraising, and financial management skills and experience to strengthen an organization committed to sheltering homeless children and their families through temporary and permanent housing?

Are you ready to be a part of something very special?


Family Promise of Beaufort County is looking for its next charismatic Executive Director. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Affiliate and reports to the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission via the operation and coordination of all components including program and administrative staff, congregational resources, and a day center. The role is very hands-on, leading a small and impactful team, and requires hours outside of the typical 9-5.

Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, providing homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, workforce development, education, financial capability, and so much more. Family Promise of Beaufort County opened its doors in 2008 and remains the only shelter program in the county that serves homeless children and their families.

The Executive Director will follow a retiring Executive Director who leaves the organization in good standing and financially stable. This position will allow you to make your mark in this growing organization during an exciting and transformative time.

What will you do as Family Promise of Beaufort County’s next Executive Director?

• Bring expertise and vision to grow and develop the organization
• Assist in the creation and implementation of the organization’s next strategic plan
• Provide thoughtful, executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission
• Responsible for the enhancement of Family Promise of Beaufort County’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with professional, civic, and private organizations
• Demonstrate leadership in the homelessness and temporary housing policy making at the local, regional, and national levels
• Manage key relationships with stakeholders including local government, elected officials, donors, staff, community partners, clients, and tenants
• Maintain a strong working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the nonprofit arena
• Provide leadership in developing programs in collaboration with the Case Manager assuring a full census is maintained, families are abiding by the program guidelines, and all infractions and issues are addressed in a timely manner
• Hire, supervise and manage qualified, competent staff members and volunteers
• Serve as the point of contact and on-call manager in the absence of the Case Manager
• Committed to promoting cultural awareness of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Develop and implement a comprehensive Development Plan including individual, corporate, event, faith-based and foundation funding striving to increase and diversify sustainable funding
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective and current donors
• Guide and help facilitate fundraising activities of the board
• Plan for and encourage all fundraising events
• Grow annual funding efforts including direct mail and online giving
• Identify and apply for grants that are a good match with the mission and needs
• Utilize social media platforms to engage and solicit donors

Fiscal Management
• Develop an annual budget with the Finance Committee for trustee approval
• Provide trustees with monthly financial summaries, including a brief analysis and explanation of results relative to budget
• Establish appropriate accounting classifications for income and expense items in conjunction with the Finance Committee and third-party accounting firm
• Monitor the annual budget in collaboration with the Finance Committee
Strategic Planning & Board Governance
• Work with trustees to fulfill the mission and to develop and execute the organization’s strategic plan and programs
• Identify opportunities for growth and improvement of the organization
• Communicate effectively with trustees, providing timely and accurate information to help make informed decisions
• Maintain all legal documents, licenses, certifications, and contracts necessary for compliance as a 501c3
• Ensure trustees are trained on organizational policies, fundraising and programs
• Actively engage with the entire Board of Trustees and with each individual trustee to maximize board member contributions for success
• Actively seek prospective trustee members and develop the Board of Trustees

• Develop and execute a marketing plan in collaboration with the Marketing Committee
• Serve as the face of the organization seeking out speaking engagements and other methods to increase the organization’s awareness
• Be actively involved in all community conversations about homelessness and affordable housing
• Build relationships and collaborate with local governments, community partners and volunteers
• Create organizational marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic
• Identify and procure resources needed to develop annual promotions and events calendar
• Manage social media to ensure content is fresh, engaging, and is updated regularly

Why Family Promise of Beaufort County?

Family Promise of Beaufort County (FPBC) provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing resources from interfaith and secular communities. Serving four families or fourteen individuals at a time, FPBC does not provide a handout or a temporary fix but works to determine the underlying cause of their homelessness and then equips them with the skills and resources needed to maintain lasting independence. FPBC’s goal is to help break the cycle of homelessness by providing comprehensive case management and assistance in securing employment, medical care, childcare, school placement, and ultimately affordable housing.

Since inception FPBC has assisted over 870 children and their parents and continues to increase the number of families who successfully graduate from the Shelter Program each year. Over 90% of families served are still in permanent housing after one year. FPBC partners with local congregations, individuals, families, other social service agencies, foundations, and businesses to provide temporary shelter and viable solutions for families who are experiencing a housing crisis.

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Position Overview

Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets sought in the Executive Director
• Belief in Family Promise’s mission and keen interest and excitement in helping the organization grow
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Service Administration, Public Administration or Non-Profit Management; Master’s degree in social work preferred
• Minimum of five years working in a leadership role and five years supervisory experience in the Non-Profit sector
• Knowledge of homelessness, the local delivery of homeless programs, as well as local and federal funding sources preferred
• Strong organizational abilities including strategic planning and task facilitation
• Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
• Demonstrated fundraising success (annual gifts, major gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, faith-based gifts, and events)
• Demonstrated ability to recruit, collaborate with and motivate board/trustee members, committees, and other dedicated volunteers
• Working knowledge of human resources functions with direct experience in structuring, hiring, onboarding, and continually building a team
• High degree of self-motivation and flexibility, with the humility and attitude to work effectively in a team environment
• Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Local roots or network or an understanding of what it takes to get into helpful organizations and groups
• Experience working across multiple cultures to create inclusive and equitable programs
• People-centered, empathetic and ability to interface and engage diverse volunteers, clients, and donors
• Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication
• Experience in a small nonprofit family environment where one day you are meeting with community leaders and the next day taking out the trash
• Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office

How To Apply

Think you are the next Family Promise of Beaufort County Executive Director?

To apply, click on the link to the position profile at You will see instructions for uploading your compelling cover letter and resume. In case of any technical problems, contact Applications will not be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites.

Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

Salary is $60,000 plus performance incentives; negotiable. Benefits include a medical reimbursement program, SEP IRA participation, six paid holidays plus a floating holiday of your choice and generous paid time off and sick time.
Family Promise of Beaufort County actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, ability/disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

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