CCEDA seeks a visionary, dynamic and strategic executive director with a dedication to the field of community-based economic development (CED) and a commitment to advance the work of CCEDA’s members and the wider CED sector across California.
The California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) is a statewide 501(c)3 membership organization of nonprofit community-based organizations and practitioners who are committed to economic change in California’s disadvantaged communities. CCEDA's membership is comprised of individuals and organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California's neighborhoods, including resident-driven community development corporations, local governments, community action agencies and faith-based institutions. CCEDA members produce housing, retail, and commercial projects, and provide business assistance and lending, social services, and job training and creation. CCEDA provides both its members and other organizations with a clearinghouse for information and action that advances the field of community economic development through training and continuing education, technical assistance, consulting and advocacy on public policy.
CCEDA's programs directly support practitioners representing locally-based community economic development organizations that specifically serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Nearly 100% of CCEDA's end user clients live at 80% of area median income or lower. CCEDA targets its work to some of the most economically disadvantaged regions throughout California, including Fresno, Kern, and Los Angeles counties, rural/border regions, and reservation lands in the West. Through its network of community-based partners, CCEDA assists on a range of projects that alleviate poverty and revitalize underserved communities.
Incorporated in 1989, CCEDA has a membership base of approximately 65 organizations and practitioners across the state of California, a staff of four, and a nine-member Board of Directors with an annual budget of approximately $700,000. Its headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA. Major program areas include:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CCEDA Executive Director is a leader of and voice for the community economic development field in California. The Executive Director is the principal spokesperson on behalf of the organization, responsible for planning, administration, policy development, training and technical assistance oversight, research and program development, fundraising and other duties as required. The Executive Director manages three staff – the Director of Training and Development, the Programs and Operations Coordinator, and the Administrative Assistant. The Executive Director also assists in the development and implementation of organizational goals established by the Board of Directors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Executive Director is responsible for all of CCEDA’s services and activities, including implementation of CCEDA’s core strategies.
In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the incoming Executive Director will focus on the following priorities in his/her first 12-18 months:
In the first 12-18 months, the Executive Director will also review and implement improvements to internal systems and processes to enable CCEDA to advance its mission.
This position requires approximately 15-20% travel (local, statewide and out of the area).
The successful candidate will have the following attributes, skills and experience:
Attributes and Skills
Education and Experience
The position is currently based at CCEDA’s office in Los Angeles. The Board of Directors will consider candidates in other parts of the state, including Sacramento, given CCEDA’s policy and advocacy focus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health care, life insurance, paid holidays, a 401k plan, and annual vacation and sick leave.
CCEDA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all employees and job applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or marital status, or any other status protected by the law. CCEDA strives to reflect the diverse constituencies that the organization serves.
About Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group
On behalf of CCEDA, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group is working with the Board of Directors to advance the work and lead the ED search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like CCEDA who are making a difference in our communities and our world. Learn more about our work at http://marcumllp.com/industries/nonprofit-social-sector/.