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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Toberman Neighborhood Center Inc in San Pedro, California
Date Posted 01/19/2022
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

FLSA Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Department: General Administration

Location: Toberman Neighborhood Center Campus, San Pedro

Salary Range and Other Compensation: TBD

Toberman Neighborhood Center (TNC)

TNC is a community non-profit organization with $3-5 million of annual expenses, employs 50-60 individuals and maintains a large operating facility in the San Pedro Harbor area. TNC serves San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor Gateway, Harbor City and Long Beach. TNC provides programs and services that address gang prevention and intervention for at risk youth, family services and other community outreach to the most in need. Families are offered a variety of free services to inspire and enable change and development for a better future. TNC after-school K-12 program provides academic resources that address student achievement, safe supervised recreational activities, and educational courses including tutoring, study skills training, and instructions on secondary school completion. TNC also promotes athletics and physical fitness for our youth through organized sports and recreational activities as well summer camps. FamilySource Center (FSC) provides individual services and resources through pre-employment and employment support, housing, rental and utility assistance, GED, ESL and After School programming, computer literacy and financial literacy case management. In addition, TNC has a food pantry which provides groceries to individuals and families in need and a thrift store for a wide variety of low cost household items and clothing.


Position Overview

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of TNC to ensure its future relevance, credibility, and viability. The CEO is responsible for establishing organizational objectives, priorities with oversight and evaluation of the progress of strategic initiatives and performance goals. The CEO is responsible for leading, planning, organizing, directing and managing TNC operations, including the organization’s operational and financial performance and overall standing within the community.

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

· Collaborates with Board to develop TNC strategic plan. Responsible for communicating and engaging with the organization’s workforce to implement programs and services that aligns with and supports TNC’s mission, vision, values, guiding principles, strategic objectives and specific strategic initiatives.

· Engages and communicates with external partners, community and other stakeholders to achieve awareness and understanding of TNC’s mission and vision, key priorities (strategic objectives and initiatives), including near term and longer term desired outcomes.

· Works with Board of Directors to develop and implement ongoing strategies with regularly scheduled reports on progress of strategic initiatives, key performance indicators and proposes changes to improve the strategic plan.

· Enables and facilitates transparency with staff and TNC Executive leadership team so that Board can understand challenges and obstacles that may deter or slow successful implementation of strategic plan. Board and CEO can then modify and improve TNC strategic initiatives and key performance indicators.

· Builds on-going relationships with Board members to foster Board engagement, cohesiveness and effective teamwork between the Board members, CEO and Executive staff.

Organizational Leadership and Development

· Develops performance and professional development plans for Executive staff (CEO’s direct reports).

· Facilitates and institutes an annual (at a minimum) performance and professional development planning and review process for all TNC staff that includes proper in-line reviews and skip-level feedback.

· Inspires and motivates TNC staff to evolve and build shared values that are aligned with TNC values and guiding principles as stated in the strategic plan (culture of TNC).

· Promote continuous improvement and life-long learning as foundational practices for TNC’s workforce. Demonstrate these qualities by modeling the way for others to see.

General Management and Administration

  • The CEO is the agent of and accountable to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have oversight and review responsibilities of the CEO’s performance of his/her duties that is in accordance with the TNC, Inc. Bylaws and policies and as provided by generally accepted corporate governance standards. The Board shall designate an Executive Committee to whom the CEO shall report.
  • Supervises and conduct annual performance and compensation reviews for direct reports and shall oversee the performance review process for all other employees to ensure consistency and proper documentation. CEO shall provide compensation recommendations direct reports to the Board’s Performance and Compensation Committee for final compensation approval. CEO, in conformity with existing policies, hire fire and/or discipline any TNC employee. CEO shall develop such policies that are necessary concerning the hiring, firing, and disciplining and all other personnel management of all TNC employees.

Financial Management and Fund Development

  • Supervises and directs the preparation of the annual budget and shall present it for approval to the Board of Directors. Additionally, CEO shall monitor, on a monthly basis, TNC general financial situation and provide monthly reports to the Board of Directors, including monthly variance analysis, fiscal year-to-date variances and fiscal year-end forecasts.
  • Works and collaborates with the Fund Development department to raise funds, develop proposals, nurture major and corporate donors, implement planned giving events, and develop strategic fund developments plans.
  • Ensures that major donor drives and events are planned, organized and conducted with proper staffing and resources, including recruiting the drive’s leadership and volunteers.
  • Directs development and submission of grants to both public and private sources
  • Provides executive leadership to Government Grant Funded Program
  • Acts as the public face of TNC leadership when engaging external partners for funding and other volunteer activities, including key government agencies, elected officials, business and corporate entities, foundations and major donors. Builds strong and effective relationships with trust, credibility and values that represent TNC.

Program Management and Community Services

  • Consults with the Program Managers on program development, refinement and continuous improvement.
  • Provides regular reports for the Board and works with Board and Committee Chairs to include major program and associated contract status, community issues or other public impacts in Board meeting agendas.
  • Undertakes public speaking engagements on behalf of TNC to faith community institutions, community development groups, business and civic groups. The CEO is the public face of TNC leadership.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree desired. Individual must possess a minimum of ten years of directly related experience in managing or leading organizations, including five to eight years in a senior managerial capacity with increasing responsibilities. Experience working with or for community based non-profit organizations involved in social work is highly desirable. Existing relationships with and in-depth understanding of the communities we serve strongly preferred. A good reputation established within the communities we serve preferred. Demonstrated grant writing proficiency.

Language Ability

Ability to comprehend instructions, correspondence, evaluation reports and memorandum. Ability to understand broad terms and conditions of contracts. Ability to write clear, concise and understandable correspondence. Multi or bi-lingual language speaking is desirable. English and Spanish proficiency is preferred.

Math Ability and Financial Acumen

Ability to perform and understand basic arithmetic operations using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Basic knowledge and understanding of business financial statements, including budgets, income statements, cash flow statements, variance analysis and their implications.

Reasoning, Strategic, Conceptual Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out analysis of personnel issues, organizational problems and organizational strategic direction. Ability to deal with many simultaneous issues and problems. Ability to think broadly while considering both short-term impacts and long-term implications of actions taken.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge and use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Certificates and Licenses

No certifications needed.

Supervisory Experience

Must have had direct management responsibility for large-scale initiatives involving significant dollar amounts and implications, demonstrated leadership of an organization of at least 10 employees (or contractors), and many diverse stakeholder groups, including experience working with volunteers. Demonstrated ability to provide work direction and assess performance, progress and development of individual staff members. Demonstrated ability to provide effective and informative performance feedback to others. Ability to mentor and train employees. Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to build effective teams. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, stakeholders and community.

Other Working Conditions

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is similar to that of other business offices.

Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 -20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All Staff must be vaccinated for COVID prior to employment


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Nonprofit management: 5 years (Required)
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