Chief Executive Officer
The Family Tree of Maryland is the leading authority in Maryland for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Each year, it reaches more than 21,000 individuals with research-based programs and services that empower families and provide support to communities. The result of a 1997 merger between Parents Anonymous of Maryland and the Child Abuse Prevention Center, The Family Tree has leveraged nearly 45 years of experience to improve the lives of more than 300,000 families statewide. Services include parenting classes; home visiting; family counseling; children & youth services; parent leadership & support groups; 24/7 Parenting HelpLine; community education, outreach & training; and public policy & advocacy.
The Family Tree of Maryland is also the new home of the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center (BCCCRC), which serves as the hub for issues relating to the care of young children in the City. Integrated into the Family Tree fold in 2019, the BRCCCR works to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of childcare in Baltimore City.
The CEO will report to and work collaboratively with the 41-member Board of Directors to lead and deliver on strategic initiatives and operational priorities. The CEO will lead a team of approximately 45 staff to ensure that programmatic, fundraising, financial, operational, marketing, and public policy priorities are implemented effectively. As the organization’s chief mobilizer, fundraiser, and spokesperson, she/he must be a relationship builder who leverages the power of networks across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. As the primary keeper of the brand, the CEO must grow and protect the Family Tree’s reputation and build on its programming, positive image, trust, and relevance in the community and statewide.
The next CEO anticipates the need to change directions and challenges current thinking and assumptions. She/He establishes strategic objectives that advance the business significantly, focusing on long-term goals while achieving short-term results and effectively balancing competing priorities. She/He is innovative and possesses a healthy discontent with the status quo, generating fresh, breakthrough ideas and new ways of thinking. The next CEO creates and supports an environment that encourages creative ideas, services and expansion opportunities.
The next CEO has a passion for results, sets high standards of performance and leads with inspiration, empowerment and an appropriate sense of urgency. She/He clearly defines and articulates responsibilities, expectations and success for self, the staff, and The Family Tree, adjusting leadership style to get best results. She/He drives accountability directly and through employee recognition.
The CEO possesses business and financial acumen and understands the organization’s operational metrics and their implications for the mission. She/He translates an understanding of financial results into action and has an appreciation of the need to leverage technology as a tool for future growth and the successful competition for steadily contracting resources. She/he analyzes complex environmental issues that affect The Family Tree, asks questions and seeks multiple views and alternatives while keeping the focus on the mission. She/he seeks to understand the needs of the Family Tree’s constituents and translates those needs into solutions for the communities served.
The CEO is inspirational and influential; a visible leader who inspires a broad sense of purpose. She/he communicates a compelling message with a passion that conveys The Family Tree’s story and builds support for its public policy and legislative agenda. The CEO is a skilled fundraiser who works to engage and energize donors, volunteers, advocates, and constituents in the community. She/he handles conflict appropriately and accurately discerns the needs and concerns of others. The CEO creates a safe and positive environment for working through conflict and remains poised and steady when challenged or criticized.
The new CEO attracts, selects, and retains top-notch and diverse staff and volunteers, providing useful feedback and coaching to create an engaged organization that is viewed as a great place to work and volunteer. She/he has honed fundraising skills and is extraordinary at building relationships. She/he is collaborative & embraces diversity, effectively leveraging people from different backgrounds, cultures, and generations, and creates an inclusive environment that supports the open exchange of information and views and values feedback as an opportunity for growth.
The CEO has high standards and personal and professional Integrity and accepts responsibility for accurate and reliable reporting of data and results. She/he remains ethical at all times and holds self and others to high standards of organizational and individual ethics. She/he quickly confronts and resolves any ethical dilemmas that may arise. She/He is a role model and represents the integrity and culture of the organization.
The Board of Directors seeks a hands-on, proactive, and passionate leader with a demonstrated track record of experience serving as an executive leader within a nonprofit, public, or corporate environment. The ideal hire must be a strong advocate for children and families.
Experience in successfully building revenue and philanthropic support and strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Support Group Coordinator
This position is accountable for the day-to-day implementation of parent support groups, and The Family Tree Children’s Program across Maryland. This work is defined by the parameters of support group standards and the agency’s strategic plan. The work requires the development and maintenance of program sites and affiliations statewide.
Family Support Specialist – Healthy Families
Child Care Center Teacher
Nurse Supervisor – Maryland Family Connects
Home Visiting Nurse – Maryland Family Connects
The Family Tree is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Family Tree is dedicated to the protection and nurturance of children and families and, as such, judgement of individuals on the basis of personal characteristics is inconsistent with our mission. The Family Tree is committeed to the laws and intent of Equal Employment Opportunity in hiring and promotion. We recruit, hire, train, pay, promote, discipline and terminate our employees without regard to age, disability, economic status, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, color, religion, creed, sexual preferece, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other impermissible factor, in accordance with applicable laws. In providing services to our clients and working with volunteers, The Family Tree treats all ppeople fairly and without regard to age, disability, economic status, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or genetic information.
The Family Tree offers competitive salaries, as well as excellent benefits such as:
- All full-time employees or part-time employees who work 24 or more hours a week and their dependents are eligible to participate in the health insurance benefits.
- Employees are eligible for enrollment on the first day of the month following their hire date.
- CareFirst Blue Choice HMO HRA
- CareFirst Preferred Dental 4
- CareFirst Vision Option 3
- Employees working at least 20 hours per week, automatically receive, at no cost, basic life and AD insurance in an amount equal to $25,000
- 14 Paid Holidays per year for full time and eligible part-time employees
- During the first two years of employment, employees earn 10 days per year for full-time employees, 5 days for part-time.
- Two years to four years of employment, 15 days per year for full-time employees and 7.5 per year for part-time.
- Four years to fourteen years, 20 days per year for full-time employees and 10 for part-time.
- Fifteen years and each year thereafter, 25 days per year for full-time employees.
- 10 day per year for full-time Employees
- 5.71 days per year for part-time employees
- Up to 4 days (28 hours) given to allow for employees to attend to important personal business during working hours for full-time employees and 2 personal days for part-time employees.
- 5 days with pay per occurrence for a death of immediate family of a full-time employee.
- 2.5 days with pay per occurrence for a death of immediate family of a part-time employees
- All full-time regular employees who are required to report for jury duty will receive their regular rate of pay for ten (10) working days.
Retirement BenefitsThe Family Tree offers all employees the option of deferring a portion of their salary, pre-tax, to plan for their retirement. Employees are eligible to participate after their introductory period (first 90 days). This is not an employer contributory plan.For more information, please contact:
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 410-889-2300 ext. 1197