(805) 746-7365 info@cvcfiresafe.org

Executive Director

  • The Executive Director is the key management leader of CVCFSC. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
  • The Executive Director is responsible for managing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.
  • The Executive Director of the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) is a part-time exempt employee, retained by and serving at the will of the Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors (committee to include President and Treasurer plus one other person) shall review the performance of the Executive Director after the initial 90 days of service following appointment and annually thereafter.


1) Administration: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

  • Responsible for leading CVCFSC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for timely submittal of grant documentation and reports to our donors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing timely and accurate information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of CVCFSC, supports Treasurer and Finance Committee in preparation of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements for submission to the Board, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and development of other resources necessary to support CVCFSC’s mission.

3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with Board, contractors and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of CVCFSC’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Work with Board in development of and updates to a Strategic Plan to ensure that CVCFSC can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of CVCFSC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible, effective administration of CVCFSC’s programs to include grants and project management.
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff and contractors.

Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is desirable
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Five or more years management experience
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Project management/grants management background, including government grants management, and experience
  • Ability to convey a vision of CVCFSC’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs. Previous experience with Constant Contact a plus.
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability

To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter to info@cvcfiresafe.org.  No phone calls please.

This posting will close August 31, 2019.

The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.”