Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters

Prescott, AZ


m/Oppenheim is assisting Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters in the search for their Chief Executive Officer. The Board seeks an experienced executive to inspire, lead and strengthen YBBBS as it continues to support our youth with one of the most effective mentoring programs in the country. For more information please review the complete Position Description.

Founded in 1971 with a Vista Volunteer Grant and sponsorship of the Prescott Youth Center, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters has been stewarded by community leaders and led by its respected CEO Kathleen Murphy ever since. With Ms. Murphy stepping down from the position and wishing to support a smooth transition, the Board seeks a leader able to build upon 40+ years of success. YBBBS has one of the highest rates of matched youth per capita in the country, and the primary goal of the new CEO is to double the number of children mentored annually from 500 to 1,000 over the next five years.

YBBBS evidence based programs pair each child with a role model in one-to-one relationships built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. Meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 until age 18 form the core of the program. YBBBS serves children in 19 communities throughout YavapaiCounty, through administrative offices in Prescott and a smaller VerdeValley office in Cottonwood. YBBBS has an annual budget of approximately $1.2m, 30 staff and a committed Board of 16 with 5 on the Executive Committee.

The Chief Executive Officer’s primary responsibility will be to strengthen the organization and drive the evolution of programs and services. The CEO will provide the overall leadership and strategic direction for the organization; manage the organization’s operations, security for children, personnel, programs, fundraising, infrastructure, and finances; lead and build relationships with appropriate public and private agencies across the county and at the state and federal levels; and will increase the beneficial impact of YBBBS’s programs on children and families in the community. YBBBS’ new CEO must have vision, management experience with a proven track record of quality execution, be evidence-based, and have a track record of fundraising success.

Yavapai County has a total area of over 8,100 square miles that is incredibly diverse, stunningly beautiful and spans the Sonoran Desert to the south and mountains that reach almost 8,000 feet. County population is approximately 220,000, clustering around Prescott and VerdeValley.

For more information or to apply please contact Dave Santore or Mark Oppenheim at davids@moppenheim.com or 415-762-2650

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