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Executive Director - Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Closing Date:  November 26th, 2018

Boys Town Nevada is seeking an Executive Director!

At Boys Town Nevada, kids and families triumph over their troubles and find new hope for the future.

The organization opened its doors in 1991, bringing an innovative approach to child and family care to those in need in the Las Vegas area and directly serves more than 2,500 children each year  The site's family-based services, including In-Home Family Services and Common Sense Parenting® classes, help prevent disruptions in the home and facilitate reunification.

The Executive Director - Nevada develops and executes a Site strategic plan which aligns with the organizational strategic plan and leads the operation of a quality, outcome oriented program that meets the needs of the community it serves. This position also directs public relations, advocacy, and outreach efforts to enhance organizational image and further the mission of the organization through community relations and advocacy.


  • Develops and executes a strategic plan for the Site in alignment with the National strategic direction.
    • Establishes business objectives and develops strategic plans for all programs and staff that are aligned with overall strategic goals of the organization.
    • Communicates the strategic direction clearly to staff, the Board of Directors, and community stakeholders.
    • Formulates financial plans and manages the budget and utilization of available funds effectively in operating the Site.
    • Establishes, supports, and oversees implementation of effective local fundraising strategies.
    • Ensures adherence to organizational policies and collaborates effectively with national support services functions.
    • Utilizes available marketing tools and resources effectively.
  • Operates a quality, outcome oriented program which aligns with the Boys Town model.
    • Ensures that the program provides the types of services required and serves the appropriate number of children to meet the needs of the community.
    • Ensures that the program results in successful outcomes for the children and families served.
    • Effectively recruits, manages, develops, and retains staff through activities that promote program quality, build team morale, and advance the mission of the organization.
    • Ensures the safety and integrity of programs by monitoring safety systems.
    • Reviews feedback on a regular basis from consumers of organizational services including agency personnel, school officials, youth, and parents of youth and makes adjustments as necessary.
  • Positions the Site for prominence in the community through advocacy and outreach efforts, public relations activities, and community involvement.
    • Provides education and communication to external stakeholders including civic leaders, government officials, and child care professionals about the guiding philosophies of the organization.
    • Directs program and public relations activities designed to improve organizational image and relations with both donors and the community.
    • Identifies, develops, and maintains effective relationships with key members of the community to benefit advocacy initiatives.
    • Differentiates the organization within the community through the demonstration of high quality programs.
    • Serves as a spokesperson for the organization by participating in community activities and events, making formal presentations, and working cooperatively with other key organizations.
  • Collaborates with Site Board of Directors.
    • Engages in Board development activities including the planning and facilitation of Board meetings, committee development, and clarifying relationships between Site staff and Board members.
    • Communicates key issues in a timely and consistent manner to the Board and Board committees.
    • Recruits diverse Board members that have contacts with financial and community resources and will promote and support the strategic direction of the Site.
    • Ensures that Board members actively support Site activities/events and spend time with children and families served.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the child welfare and juvenile justice system and other social services systems of the state in which the Site resides.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in strategic management and implementing strategic plans.
  • High level of analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and skilled in developing strong relationships with key public and private stakeholders.
  • Strong conflict resolution and decision making skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Education, Business, or equivalent; Master's degree preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years of Boys Town experience or commensurate leadership experience; direct experience in the application of the Boys Town Model is highly desired. New program development and community-based program experience is preferred.
  • Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job.


Position requires little to moderate physical activity. Mostly sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. No significant stooping is usually required.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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