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Chief Executive Officer – FAVOR Upstate

FAVOR Upstate

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 9, 2021.

About FAVOR Upstate FAVOR is a Movement.

FAVOR is all about organizing the recovery community to put a “face and voice” on recovery and to provide intervention and recovery support services to those seeking recovery.

FAVOR Upstate was incorporated in SC in 2004.

Its work is part of a national recovery advocacy movement whose vision is to provide people affected by substance use disorders with access to the support they need to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.

FAVOR is a Center.

FAVOR Upstate, and its outposts in Anderson and Spartanburg, are our communities’ “Welcome Centers to Recovery.” Using innovative approaches not available anywhere else in our area, FAVOR offers new hope to individuals and families suffering with substance use disorders.

We believe that easy and immediate access to intervention services and recovery support over the long-term is the missing link in our system of care.

Programs and services at FAVOR Upstate are offered at no cost, so that people do not face any financial barriers to participation.

FAVOR is a Family.

The healing that happens at FAVOR brings our participants close to one another through their shared bond of suffering caused by addiction.

Participants reach out to newcomers, who are facing the fresh, private grief of addiction, and accompany them as they find their own path to recovery.

Participants know that they are not alone, that FAVOR is their recovery sanctuary, and that they are cherished members of the “FAVOR Family.” Vision & Mission FAVOR Upstate exists so that everyone affected by substance use disorders in the Upstate region of SC has a fighting chance at recovery.

The community embraces and celebrates recovery from substance use disorders as a positive, healing force.

FAVOR Upstate provides a compassionate and innovative response to the suffering caused by substance use disorders for over 5,000 individuals in Upstate South Carolina each year: Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Families, Changing the World.

Core Beliefs: ✓Addiction recovery is a reality in the lives of millions.

✓There are many paths to recovery.

✓Recovery flourishes in supportive communities.

✓Recovery is a voluntary process.

✓Recovering people are part of the solution.

✓Recovery gives back what addiction takes away.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Position Summary FAVOR is seeking a dynamic and energetic CEO who will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the FAVOR team to execute a sustainable strategic vision and business plan while facilitating relationships with key stakeholders internal and external to the organization.

The CEO will grow the collaborative by encouraging new stakeholders to align their work around FAVOR’s goals and encourage investors to align human capital and financial investments in support of the evidence-based strategies of the organization.

Along with the Board of Directors, the CEO will establish short and long-range action plans, timelines, and strategies to ensure FAVOR meets established goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities: FAVOR Visibility Execute a strategy that will enhance FAVOR’s image, visibility, and profile in order bolster awareness in support of mission, programs, and services.

Serve as an exemplary FAVOR advocate with external stakeholders; build relationships that closely link the community to FAVOR.

Ensure ability and readiness to convey key messages and information in a timely and appropriate manner to all internal and external stakeholders.

Identify opportunities to be out in the community networking and speaking about mission, programs, and services available.

Maintain liaison with community groups and agencies to ensure all activities that impact the community are well-planned and coordinated.

Initiate and maintain strong relationships with staff, board, political, corporate and community leaders.

Organizational and Strategic Leadership Spearhead the organization’s objectives, ensuring that they align and remain consistent with FAVOR’s overall mission, vision, values, and guiding principles.

Manage with an authentic leadership style.

Use personal journey to inform commitment to the FAVOR mission.

Enlist other leaders in service to the mission while relating well to all stakeholders.

Work with the Board of Directors to establish short and long-range action plans, timelines, and strategies to ensure FAVOR meets established goals and objectives.

Prioritize intentional interactions with individual board members to build relationships, gather honest feedback, gain support, and promote board stability.

Demonstrate a proven record of considerable success working through a network of relationships and strategic partners to achieve a specific goal.

Set vision, build credibility, and take calculated risks in implementing strategies that will facilitate widespread systemic change, with the ultimate goal of saving individuals and families from addiction, rebuilding lives, and changing the community’s perception of addiction.

Demonstrate a pervasive commitment to data-driven decision-making and a results-oriented leadership style.

Fundraising and Financial Oversight Leverage personal contacts and relationships to identify potential donors or partners.

Effectively communicate FAVOR’s mission and vision to potential funders.

Manage and promote all resource development initiatives.

Diversify and increase funding sources (including individual/corporate donors and identifying and pursuing grants and other funding sources).

Encourage new stakeholders to align their work around FAVOR goals and encourage investors to align human capital and financial investments in support of the evidence-based strategies of the organization.

Maintain responsibility for the financial integrity and fiscal management of FAVOR.

Ensure safeguards are in place to audit, measure, and verify business and financial performance and practices.

Develop annual budgets and ensure all organizational divisions operate within the approved budgets.

Submit timely financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition and performance of the organization.

Provide maximum resource utilization and maintain the organization in a positive financial position.

Public Relations and Outreach Serve as the face of the organization and as an engaging voice for the mission, vision, values, and initiatives of FAVOR.

Develop and implement a solid and proactive communication strategy.

Utilize media, social media, and other communication platforms tools to enhance the image of the organization.

Promote small wins and disseminate information concerning publicly available data and its use for communicating FAVOR’s work around substance abuse, recovery, and recovery support services.

Interact consistently with grassroots and grass tops representatives, healthcare leaders, community leaders, etc.

to garner support and funding for FAVOR’s initiatives.

Talent and Team Development Hire, motivate, develop, and retain competent qualified staff with a commitment to high-quality programs, problem solving, and collaboration.

Establish and support organizational policies, comprehensive processes, paperwork systems, and up-to-date technology systems.

Ensure that team members follow structured processes that allow for quality completion in a timely and systematic manner.

Devote resources to the development of team members (training, conferences, organizational memberships, etc.).

Empower and develop teams with diverse skills sets to competitively strive for improved operational solutions and sustainable growth.

Diligently monitor organizational goals and hold each team member accountable for reasonable growth and change.

Cultivate buy-in, commitment, and teamwork through alignment, accountability, and rewarding team accomplishments.

Demonstrate an ability to manage conflict, build consensus, and facilitate problem-solving and collaboration among various parties.

Soft Skill and Culture Fit Requirements True servant leader, ambitious for the mission rather than for oneself.

Well-organized, systems thinker and genuinely passionate about improving those in recovery.

Executive presence coupled with a strong commitment to organizational values and mission.

Mission-driven proponent of continuous improvement.

Superior command of verbal, written, and presentation skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

Strong sense of personal and professional integrity, judgment, commitment, and perseverance.

Experienced in managing ambiguity.

Excellent cultural agility with an ability to understand, incorporate, and successfully work within and between various cultural contexts.

Demonstrates hard work, imagination, resourcefulness, creativity, and independent thinking.

Tenacious in the face of intractable challenges.

Discerning listener who embraces transparency.

Required Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university required; MPA or MA/MS preferred.

8-10 years of leadership experience in a non-profit setting; leadership experience in the Recovery and Addiction space preferred.

Management experience and the ability to demonstrate success in leadership roles.

Experience researching and seeking out grant opportunities.

Experience in developing donors and raising funds to support an organization.

Understanding of addiction and a passion for improving the lives of those in recovery.

Familiarity with modern recovery movement and its systems.

An understanding of not just recovery, but the science behind it was considered a plus.

Understanding the law around addiction and how insurance companies/hospitals treat those in recovery, specifically SC, would be beneficial.