Company: A Sense of Home
Posted on: June 24, 2022
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Full-time $110,000 - $135,000 a year 4 days ago
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- Final Cut Pro
- Microsoft Excel
- Master of Business Administration Full Job Description
POSITION: Executive Director
CLASSIFICATION: Full time - 40 hours, exempt
REPORTS TO: CEO/Founder and/or Chapter BOD
POSITION START: June 2022
WORK SCHEDULE: Full time, working on location at the ASOH warehouse
at 3457 W El Segundo Blvd, unit A, Hawthorne, CA 90250. Schedule
depends on ASOH needs and may frequently include weekends and
evenings. At times working remotely will be likely.
A Sense of Home strives to prevent homelessness by creating
first-ever homes for youth aging out of foster care with donated
furniture and home goods. 50% of those struggling with homelessness
are former foster youth. The homeless crisis can only end through
ASOH was founded in 2014 by Georgie Smith after a random act of
kindness. She created a home for a 21-year-old man who was released
from the foster care system into a subsidized apartment with no
furnishings, arriving with nothing but black plastic trash bags of
his personal belongings. Smith's reaction to this young man's cry
for help was to create a home using secondhand furniture. What she
thought was a one-off random act of kindness became a weekly ritual
of community members renting trucks to collect donated furniture
and home goods and creating up to four homes every Sunday. By
October 2015, Smith formed a board and by March 2016, A Sense of
Home was a 501c3. That same year Smith was honored as a Top 10 CNN
As of today, ASOH has created 700+ homes placing over 1,750 young
people in beds. In 2022, ASOH begins scaling the A Sense of Home
model into new cities. ASOH was formed because it discovered foster
youth exiting the foster care system without family or community
connections - who despite this - managed to achieve the miracle of
securing a roof over their head. Soon thereafter they feel the need
to vacate their empty apartment to seek refuge in their car or a
friend's space or in a shelter where there was at the very least
practicality of a bench to sit on to eat or study and use as a bed.
What ASOH observed is that four walls do not make a home, and
furniture is homeless prevention. 50% of the homeless population in
America were at one time in foster care.
ASOH calculated that the ability to manage one's life within "four
walls" requires a minimum of 250 items in order that one can
actually properly function, prepare for work or school and actually
take care of oneself. Not to mention care for children and likewise
prepare them for the world. Without a functional dwelling there is
no ability to build and grow healthy relationships, manage
emotional and physical well-being, organize one's life, improve
productivity in work and school.
A functional dwelling is widely recognized by the scientific
community as imperative for healthy immune systems, and vital to
achieve positive outcomes in education and employment. Empirical
evidence in both environmental psychology and the study of positive
psychology has found a functional dwelling improves the occupant's
sense of agency, and optimism. Both of which are necessary for
progress. For the individual and the society.
The ASOH model addresses two major social crises: homelessness and
the environment. It matches excess in consumer goods with those in
need through a seamless process that adds value to every
participant, at every step, and through the hands of passionate
volunteers. Youth who receive a home creation pay-it-forward
joining volunteers to create homes for their peers. Transformed by
their own experience to become architects of their own destiny,
they inspire their peers to follow suit and become more immersed in
community, opportunities, and resources to broaden their
After six years since forming a board, and the transformation of
thousands of lives - testing and honing the model within the
greater Los Angeles area, the homeless prevention model pioneered
by A Sense of Home is now expanding to major cities both in the US
and internationally. As the founder and current CEO of ASOH
transitions out of organizational activities as it pertains to Los
Angeles, ASOH seeks to replace ASOH's founder in all things at the
Los Angeles chapter level with its first ED.
ASOH is hiring its first ever ED of its first chapter. The ED will
also work with ASOH's HQ. HQ and the LA Chapter work side by side,
enjoying a symbiotic relationship whereby HQ elevates the profile
of the LA Chapter whilst also drawing upon it's many successes to
gain insights in ensuring that all future chapters are as
successful and always improving. The ED has bottom line P&L
responsibility for the chapter and is responsible for ensuring that
the chapter operates in accordance with established organizational
policies, procedures, and guidelines.
ASOH seeks an ED focused on:
Continuous improvement of best practices & always promoting racial
and gender equity.
Each year introduce new strategic fundraising initiatives to
increase individual giving, annually by 30% of gross revenue
Enhanced reporting tools to honor participant voices in program
design and evaluation.
Develop & support the growth of young leaders; staff, pay it
forward youth and student volunteers.
Activate and engage staff and board as proactive brand
Strengthen partnerships with aligned organizations to enhance
Each year introduce new strategic marketing campaigns to increase
social media following by 25% and brand partnership revenue by 25%,
Ethics and Values
In the space of service, ASOH is an opportunity for a diverse
group, to come together to see one another, hear one another and
better understand one another, in the intimacy of a home being
shaped and created by all hands gathered. ASOH is a paradigm where
community members gain much needed understanding through an
immersive educational experience. It is an opportunity for much
needed healing. And so while ASOH is a homeless prevention model it
is equally a vehicle to bring community together to heal and repair
ASOH evolved out of a genuine random act of kindness and continued
because the best of passionate community response. This
overwhelmingly positive response is thanks to the culture of ASOH,
its ethics and values and how, we've told the story. We hold very
dearly our authenticity, transparency, respect, openheartedness and
honesty. ASOH seeks a CEO who deeply respects this legacy, values
and has a deep passion to amplify the story, mission and the unique
opportunity, in this moment time history to propagate human
connection and unity.
ASOH's founder, Georgie Smith has served as its only CEO. Georgie
made the decision with the full support of ASOH's board, COO and
staff, that the opportunity expansion is now. ASOH is hiring a CEO
with vast experience and skills to meet this moment and the
fast-growing need for its services, globally. The CEO will be
instrumental in heralding this growth while steering it in
adherence to ASOH's mission, ethics, values and building upon it's
significant brand appeal.
Diversity and Inclusion:
ASOH is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly
encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those
with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals
that we hire and look forward to creating a positive work
environment for all identities.
We are committed to not only provide a diverse and inclusive
workplace, but we value the health and well-being of our team
members. ASOH offers 100% paid health and medical benefits to
employees, along with generous paid sick and vacation time. We also
believe in providing a workplace that fosters advancement and
professional development for all employees, conducting our day to
day business practices accordingly.
History and Context:
ASOH began as a random act of kindness, when the founders saw an
injustice and acted upon it. They noticed that young people exiting
foster care had overcome the odds against them, achieved securing a
roof over their heads, only to be forced to sleep on cold bare
floors, and struggle without fridges, stoves, lighting, a table to
eat from nor study off of. The lack of means to make a space a
home, is a significant inequity that has proven to holdback those
working and studying hard to overcome the challenges of the world
and create a better future for themselves.
Manage executive team comprised of Chapter Director and Development
and Communications Director.
Oversee hiring/recruiting process for all open positions.
Internalize all ASOH policies, procedures and guidelines and ensure
thorough implementation by all stakeholders.
Fulfill all aspects of existing chapter budget, lead budgeting for
future fiscal years.
Establish and implement chapter level strategic plans.
Represent the chapter to all stakeholders.
Establish, maintain and grow relations with sponsors, donors and
Responsibilities in greater detail
Development & Communications
Responsible for the chapter's P&L and guided by the principle
of effective storytelling, the ED will work with the DCD to tell
ASOH's story in accordance with guidelines, while setting and
achieving revenue targets from grants, events, corporate sponsors,
brand partners, online campaigns, Home Creation sponsorships and
major giving efforts.
Working with the Chapter Director, the ED will ensure that the flow
of youth applications is consistent, that all applications are
processed with strict adherence to procedures, that all Home
Creations are held in accordance to established protocols, that
in-kind inventory is stable and growing, that the chapter volunteer
program is robust and expanding, and the warehouse is operating
safely and efficiently.
To successfully carry out the management of the chapter, the ED
should be able to fulfill and cover all aspects of the chapter's
operations and should actively take part in certain high-profile
public facing responsibilities such as leading Home Creations,
meeting with foundations, etc.
Role of hosting at home creations
The ED will be trained in how to host a home creation to fully
understand and embrace the vast capacity of this unique,
one-of-a-kind immersive experience. It is ASOH's secret sauce. The
ED will host several VIP home creations each year. The ED will be
available to host a home creation to be reminded of the important
work that we do.
An MBA is ideal with ED level experience.
10 years of relevant experience required in the for profit and/or
Experience working with diverse populations.
Must have valid driver's license with a clean driving record and
sufficient auto insurance to comply with state laws. Will be
expected to drive as a part of the job.
Knowledge of and experience in:
Media - basic knowledge of editing systems such as Final Cut,
Adobe, Photoshop, cameras and equipment (including Go Pro and
Graphic Design and Web Design - basic knowledge of, Power Point and
Social Media: Knowledge of best practices in social media posting
on Facebook and Instagram, and a hunger to stay informed on the
newest advancements and tools to maximize reach.
Shared Media and Data Management: Comfort with WeTransfer, Dropbox
and Google Drive for data/content management
CRM: Comfort with or willingness to learn Blackbaud platform for
the creation of a regular email newsletter and other email
Analytical Skills: Ability to process and analyze vague, abstract
verbal and written instructions. Ability to visualize and assess
abstract ideas and develop structured plans for implementation of
marketing plans. Ability to read, analyze complex documents, and
communicate analysis in oral and written form.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to
carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables
in standardized situations.
Communications: Requires public speaking, phone conversations, use
of email, writing letters and memos, face-to-face discussions and
presentations with individuals or teams and contact with others
English Language - Strong knowledge in reading, writing and
speaking of the English language including excellent knowledge of
spelling, rules of composition, and grammar. Ability to read and
interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine
reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before
groups of customers or employees of the Company.
Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and
processes for providing superior customer and personal services.
This includes recipient, donor, corporate partner, and staff needs'
assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation
Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management
principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation,
leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of principles and
procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training,
evaluating, correcting, negotiating, managing, motivating, and
Mathematical Skills: Ability to create templates and formulas in
Excel, add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure,
using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to
compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar
Computers and Electronics: Strong working knowledge of Excel,
Google Apps, email, social media networks, computers, smartphones,
equipment, graphics software and CRM systems.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and
systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and
other office procedures and terminology.
Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for
curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for
individuals and groups, and the measurement of training
Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for
showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes
marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales
techniques, and customer relationship management.
Law and Government - Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and
Lifting and moving - Requires ability to lift, move, transport, and
stage furniture and other home goods sometimes in excess of 25
Body positioning - requires using hands to handle, control, or feel
objects, tools or controls and prolonged periods of standing and/or
Competition - requires competition or awareness of competitive
Conflict - requires dealing with potentially unpleasant, angry, or
discourteous people; including conflict situations
Impact of decisions - requires making decisions that impact the
results of co-workers, vendors, sponsors, donors, volunteers or the
Opportunity to make decisions without supervision - Requires making
decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or
the image and reputation of the organization
Level of challenge - requires being exact or highly accurate. Also
requires repeating the same physical activities or mental
activities over and over - often with freedom to determine tasks,
priorities, and goals
Pace and scheduling - requires meeting strict deadlines and
adhering to tight timelines
Personal Interaction - requires work with external individuals,
organizations, businesses or the public. Also, requires
coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities and
work with others in a group or team
Responsibility for Others - Includes responsibility for work
outcomes, results and safety of others
Requires working in office space as well as warehouse space in cold
or hot conditions as well as outdoors in hot, cold, wet, humid
and/or dry conditions. Work is often performed in recipients'
homes. Also, requires ability to climb stairs or hills at times
while lifting. Work is often performed in warehouse settings with
tight spaces for travel/access. Requires ability to lift, reach,
hold and move heavy items; at times onto and from shelving
Your employment relationship is and is intended to be at will. This
job description contains the entire agreement between you and A
Sense of Home as to the duration of your employment and the
circumstances under which your employment may be terminated.
Nothing contained in this, or any other materials generated by A
Sense of Home or its employees, or any statement made by any
employee of the organization, shall require the company to have
"just" or "good cause" to terminate the employment relationship or
to change the terms and conditions of your employment.
Notwithstanding any disciplinary procedures or A Sense of Home
rules or regulations, either you or A Sense of Home may terminate
the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or
without cause or prior notice. Further, A Sense of Home can demote,
transfer, suspend or otherwise discipline an employee in its sole
and absolute discretion. Nothing in this job description, or any
other personnel documents creates or is intended to create a
promise or representation of continued or indefinite employment or
employment for a specific term, in a specific position, or at a
specific rate of pay, or to prohibit A Sense of Home from
terminating you for any reason even if previously agreed that such
a reason would not result in termination.
I also understand that A Sense of Home has the right to change the
compensation, assignments, duties, responsibilities, or
geographical location of my job at any time, with or without cause.
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