Tampa Bay Region Executive Director

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OVERVIEW

The Better Together team seeks a dynamic Tampa Bay Region Executive Director to oversee, support, and grow the Better Families program in the Tampa Bay region (Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties). He or she will lead the continued development of the Better Families program as well as spearhead its growth by cultivating and building new relationships with donors, community partners, volunteers and churches.

An ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work or another human service-related degree with at least three years of direct experience working with vulnerable children and families. A master’s in social work or another leadership or human services-related degree and 2-4 years’ experience in a leadership role is strongly preferred. They should feel called to minister to children and families in crisis and share our passion for keeping children out of foster care and families together. They should have demonstrated leadership, communication, organization, networking, coaching/training, and motivating volunteers and the community. He or she should be a self-starter who is comfortable working remotely and has a demonstrated ability to analyze problems and find creative solutions and thrives when challenged.

CULTURE & FIT

Success at Better Together depends not only on a person’s skills but also on their ability to fit the culture of Better Together. If you answer “yes” to all the following questions, you may be a fit for the team if your skill sets match the requirements below. The vast majority of those who don’t get hired or don’t last at Better Together is due to a lack of fit with these values, so they matter. Be prepared to have very candid conversations about them in our interview process.

  • Are you detailed oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once?
  • Are you a creative problem solver?
  • Do you believe the sky’s the limit, that big goals do not intimidate you?
  • Do you see opportunities instead of obstacles?
  • Do you strive for excellence in all that you do even when no one sees your work?
  • Do you wholeheartedly agree that the church can end the foster care crisis?
  • Do you believe that true charity is a hand-up and not a handout?
  • Do you have empathy and compassion for parents in crisis?
  • Do you understand poverty and consider yourself culturally competent?
  • Are you good at working as a team to solve problems? Do you believe that no job is beneath you, and are you willing to help others as needed and be a team player?
  • Are you quick on your feet and able to work on a fast-paced team?
  • Do you seize opportunities to try new things or improve a skill that’s relevant to your company or role?
  • Are you able to build meaningful relationships (creating trust) with people you only see face-to-face a few times a month?
  • Are you self-aware as a leader and always trying to take steps to improve?
  • Do you have pride in your work—even if no one is reviewing it?
  • Are you self-disciplined and able to work in a remote setting?

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Tampa Bay Region Executive Director will have four primary roles:

  1. Leadership, Metrics and Accountability
  2. Supervision and Support
  3. Donor Prospecting and Cultivation
  4. Church and Community Engagement

These roles break down into several responsibilities, including:

Leadership, Metrics and Accountability

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of qualified staff.
  • Coaching, motivating and supporting team members.
  • Meeting regional annual goals and metrics of success.
  • Manage local regional budget.
  • Strategic planning and problem solving.
  • Data entry and reporting.

Supervision and Support

  • Ensure that all Better Families policies and procedures are being implemented.
  • Provide oversight and support of families being served.
  • Oversight of volunteer screening and approval process.
  • Accurate, complete, and timely submission of required reports.
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
  • De-escalation and creative problem solving in high crisis situations.
  • Stepping in, when staff are unavailable and being available to team members.
  • On-call to team members.

Donor Prospecting and Cultivation

  • Work closely with the development team on the fundraising strategic plan.
  • Prospect, engage and cultivate donors.
  • Engage and support the Tampa Bay region community board.
  • Meet with donors and solicit funding support.
  • Assist in planning and execution of annual fundraising event.

Church and Community Engagement

  • Engage community partnerships that are an appropriate fit for Better Together and will help us achieve our mission.
  • Public speaking and presentations.
  • Meet regularly with local government officials, the Department of Children and Families, law enforcement and other first responder organizations to engage, collaborate and enhance those partnerships.
  • Research, prospect and cultivate church partnerships.

TIMING, LOCATION & COMPENSATION

Better Together seeks to fill this position by September 1, or sooner. The job is full-time and will require work in the evenings and on weekends. In addition, the Tampa Bay Region Executive Director will be on call to their team. Better Together is headquartered in Naples, Florida, but this position must live in Pinellas, Pasco or Hillsborough county. The team works remotely, which requires a home office. Although this is a remote job, the director will spend a majority of their time in the community. Better Together offers a very competitive salary and benefits, including an incredible culture with a dynamic team.

Email resume and cover letter to: kristianna@bettertogetherus.org.

 

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Cammara OvertonBetter Together Team

Cammara Overton
Collier County Family Care Coordniator

Cammara worked in the international nonprofit sector and served as a missionary overseas for 10 years before joining Better Together as the Collier County Family Care Coordinator. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a heart for building relationships and serving women, children and their families and sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with everyone she meets. Cammara is passionate about coming alongside those seeking life change and helping them achieve all that they desire to do for themselves and their families. Cammara is very excited to be a part of the Better Together family by providing recourses and extending love and compassion to families in crisis.

Cammara and her husband, Dan, enjoy spending time playing volleyball and hanging out with friends and their Italian pup, Harley. They both have a passion for serving the Lord and being the hands and feet of Jesus in their community.

Jennifer MoffittBetter Together Team

Jennifer Moffitt
Tampa Bay Region Home Study Specialist

Originally from Massachusetts, Jenn moved to Florida in 1993 to be closer to her parents, who had left the snow behind the year before. In 1996, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Jenn started her career working in private adoptions as a birth parent worker. After two years she was drawn to child welfare. For the next 19 years, she worked as a child protection investigator for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. In 2019 she began working for the Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, as a child abuse specialist. She assisted prosecutors with interviewing child victims of abuse and neglect and served as a liaison with the Department of Children and Families and their local community providers.

Jenn and her husband, Shawn, were married on Christmas Day in 1999, and they have two boys, ages 12 and 20. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, taking day trips, visiting the beach, and vacationing in the mountains of North Carolina.

Katie MalloyBetter Together Team

Katie Malloy
Northeast Region Home Study Specialist

Katie was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended the University of Mississippi, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Katie has been working with children and families in the foster care system in Duval County since 2015. Her passion is advocating for children in care and helping build strong and healthy families. During Katie’s childhood, her church community was a great support system for her and her family. She’s a firm believer that the more people who love a child, the better.

Ruth DavidsonBetter Together Team

Ruth Davidson
Southwest Florida Church Engagement Director

Ruth has a passion for serving others. She believes strongly in giving back to the community and paying it forward. She loves to share her personal story of how, with God’s help, she was able to overcome past hurdles. Growing up in rural Kentucky in a large family that faced many struggles, she knows firsthand how God’s love can heal and restore broken families. She has the gift of hospitality and enjoys communicating with others with the hope that she is never meeting strangers, only making friends.

Ruth comes to Better Together with over eight years of ministry experience. After moving to Fort Myers from Fort Lauderdale in 2016, she served as an outreach coordinator for a nonprofit faith-based recovery program for more than five years. She was also an administrative assistant to her directors, scheduling events and successfully developing and establishing relationships with several businesses and churches in Southwest Florida. She has a relaxed way of making others feel comfortable, possessing a servant’s heart and loves outreach and missions.

Ruth currently resides in Naples and enjoys traveling, dining out, cooking, entertaining and serving in her community. She has two grown children, Martin and Annie, and one grandson, Drew, who loves to visit with his Nana.

Amanda ColafrancescoBetter Together Team

Amanda Colafrancesco
Sarasota/Manatee Home Study Specialist

Amanda was born and raised in Rhode Island and moved to Florida in 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in administration of justice from Salve Regina University. Upon graduation, she began a career in child welfare, specifically toward a goal of preventing children from entering the foster care system. Amanda brings diverse experiences in serving children and families in their home environments to her work with Better Together as a home study specialist. She is also a certified child welfare protective investigator through the Florida Certification Board and has over six years of child welfare experience. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys visiting with family and friends.

Yohana RestoBetter Together Team

Yohana Resto
Southwest Florida Executive Director

Yohana brings to Better Together 15 years of experience working in child welfare. She has served in various roles, including case manager, clinical services specialist, relative search specialist, foster family recruiter, and most recently a role conducting comprehensive assessments for children in foster care or relative care. Yohana has a heart and passion for serving children and families, and she brings to the organization a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. A graduate of Southeastern University and Nova Southeastern University with a bachelor’s in psychology and Master of Science in counseling, Yohana has a caring and compassionate heart to support families in need.

Yohana loves spending time with her husband, Miguel, and their four children—Isabela, Natalia, Jaxon and Jayden. You can frequently find them at a soccer game, as their girls enjoy playing competitive travel soccer. Yohana credits her relationship with God and personal salvation as the motivating force behind her desire to continue to serve her community.

Dawson JordonBetter Together Team

Dawson Jordan
Creative Director

Dawson is an exciting addition to the Better Together Team. Since graduating college in 2015 from Florida Gulf Coast University with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management he has managed to create a successful career for himself as a self-employed freelance videographer/photographer. He has recently relocated back to his hometown in SWFL and is excited to join the team as the Creative Director to help us tell the Better Together story. Dawson is passionate about telling stories through a creative lens, especially when it comes to seeing families stay together and for individuals to thrive and become the best version of themselves. When Dawson is not in the office he likes to hang out with his friends, workout, and watch sports.