Chief Executive Officer

El Hogar Community Services

Job Description


Chief Executive Officer

El Hogar Community Services, Inc. has been in existence since 1977, originally created under the auspices of the Sacramento Concilio to provide mental health services to the Latino community. It is from these beginnings the agency took its name, which translates to “The

Home” in Spanish. Over the years, El Hogar has expanded its services beyond its original client base and has evolved to address the needs of our diverse cultural and ethnic community. We are proud to offer services to individuals who speak Chinese, English, Arabic, Hmong, Russian,

Spanish, Vietnamese, & Farsi.

El Hogar Community Services, Inc. outpatient mental health, substance abuse and prevention programs utilizing the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Model serving adults in the Sacramento area.

For additional information about the programs that we offer, please visit our website at:

Position Summary:

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports and works collaboratively with the Board of

Directors in leading the organization. Specifically, the CEO will ensure that El Hogar's fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resources, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all organization segments.

Additionally, the CEO directs and coordinates operations of El Hogar to provide quality mental health, substance abuse, and prevention services in a culturally relevant, respectful, safe, and supportive environment with a culturally diverse, underserved, and low-income population.

Daily operations include administration, financial management, client care management, and community relations. The CEO is responsible for fund and program development, maintaining the organization's financial viability and integrity within the community, and meeting contractual obligations and requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Board Governance : Works with the Board to fulfill the organization's mission.

  • Collaborate with the Board to refine and implement the strategic plans while ensuring the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with El Hogar's core mission.
  • Responsible for leading El Hogar in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Strategic Leadership: Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure El Hogar can successfully fulfill its mission into the future;
  • Responsible for the enhancement of El Hogar's image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civil, and private organizations;

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Chief Executive Officer

  • Represent the Agency and act as a liaison to local, state, and federal government agencies and community organizations;
  • Facilitates the annual strategic planning sessions with the Agency Executive Leadership


  • Facilitates the successful implementation of CARF guidelines;
  • Conducts an annual analysis of the Performance Measurements & Management System to ensure agency practices are effective, efficient, accessible, and to the satisfaction of our staff, clients, and other stakeholders;

Financial Performance and Viability : Develops resources sufficient to ensure the organization's financial health.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of El Hogar, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, 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 developing other resources necessary to support El

Hogar’s mission;

  • Cultivates a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors;
  • Ensures open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals;
  • Assists with the continual growth of the Agency through new contracts and funding sources;

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

  • Responsible, effective administration of El Hogar's operations;
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and retention of competent, qualified staff;
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the organization;
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to the Executive Leadership Team and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes that will enable El Hogar to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives;
  • Directly supervises the Medical Director, Chief Operations Officer, Chief of Fiscal

Operations, Senior Executive Assistant, and Human Resources Director;

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities following the organization's policies and procedures;
  • Responsible for planning, assigning, and directing staff work;
  • Responsible for completing performance appraisals, rewarding employees, and correcting performance in employees;
  • Responsible for addressing and resolving complaints;

Education and/or Experience:

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Chief Executive Officer

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology (Licensed

Preferred); or Master Public Administration, Master Public Health with experience in

Behavioral Health


  • Minimum of 7 years or more of executive-level experience in non-profit and Mental

Health arena;

  • Minimum of 5 years or more experience directing a workforce and program management
  • Proven experience in strategic growth
  • and expertise in managing
  • County, State, and Federal contracts, Behavioral Health grants, and private behavioral health contracts.
  • Exceptional, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and decision-making
  • Ability to convey the mission and vision of an organization to key stakeholders
  • Knowledge and experience working in the Community Behavioral Health system is


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and collaborators.
  • Examples of transparent and high-integrity leadership.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a working knowledge of Microsoft

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Have knowledge of Contact Management systems, databases, and billing software;

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Current, valid California Driver's License and driving record acceptable to El Hogar and the Agency’s auto insurance carrier . Current proof of personal auto insurance.

Professional Qualifications

  • Management of a multi-site organization preferred;
  • Experience with leading an organization through accreditation;
  • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding, and fiscal management experience;
  • A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities; keen analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision-making;
  • Skilled in delegation and investing in people and systems;
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions;

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Chief Executive Officer

  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an effective spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser;
  • Strong public speaking skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation;
  • Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting;
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team;
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers;
  • This is a high-stress position based upon full responsibility for El Hogar operations;
  • Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes rapid decisions regarding administrative issues;
  • Plans and implements programs. Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with the

Board of Directors, committees, volunteers, staff, donors, funders, and clients;

  • Plans and meets deadlines. maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the

Executive Management Team. Hours may be extended and irregular;

  • Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding El Hogar in the not-for- profit and for-profit sectors. Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.

El Hogar provides the following employee benefits:

  • 12 paid holidays, 15 paid vacation days, 3 floating holiday, and 12 paid sick days every year.
  • The company pays for long term and short-term disability insurance and $10,000 of basic

life insurance.

  • In addition to the employees’ wages, El Hogar contributes $323.08 to the employee’s benefit

package this can also be used for the employee’s retirement plan.

Revised: 09/18/2023

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $176,400.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sacramento, CA 95834: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • executive level leadership: 7 years (Required)
  • directing a workforce and program management: 5 years (Required)


  • CDL (Required)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Preferred)
  • LMFT (Preferred)
  • LPCC (Preferred)
  • LPCMH (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person

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