Announcement SELA Collaborative Director
Domar Companies LLC
LOS ANGELES–March 12, 2018– Domar Companies, LLC today announced that Don Martinez Sr. Managing Partner of Domar Companies, LLC has Been selected by Families-in-Schools (FIS) to head up the search for the Southeast LA Collaborative Director position.

About Domar Companies, LLC

Domar Companies, LLC is a National executive search firm that helps companies find top Hispanic and Multicultural diversity talent. As a minority-owned search firm, we understand diversity first hand for our client partners. At Domar we have made it are mission to educate our customers of the value of diversity. For more than fourteen years we have filled more than 85% of our searches with minority professional.

THE ORGANIZATION
Families-in-Schools (FIS) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California, whose mission is to involve parents and communities in their children’s education to achieve lifelong success. FIS is the “backbone organization” (Backbone) to a new collaborative in Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) focused on strengthening the Southeast Los Angeles community. The Southeast Los Angeles Collaborative (Collaborative) is comprised of eleven core agencies that leverage their expertise to support and empower Southeast Los Angeles residents. These agencies provide direct services, capacity building, research, advocacy, public policy expertise and grassroots organizing and share capacity to drive positive change throughout SELA. The vision of the Collaborative is to have an informed, engaged and empowered SELA community. In order to meet this vision, the Collaborative will focus its mission on strengthening the SELA nonprofit sector to maximize the power of community to address local issues. The Collaborative developed a 3-year plan (Collaborative Plan) that incorporates the key priorities, objectives and strategies for the next 3 years (see attachment).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Backbone organization to the SELA Collaborative, FIS administers the Collaborative’s operational functions as defined in the SELA Collaborative Memorandum of Understanding. To ensure adherence with FIS’s administrative policies and procedures, the SELA Collaborative Director is supervised by FIS’s Director of Strategic Partnerships for day-to-day administrative purposes. Consistent with the MOU, the Collaborative Board Members determine the strategic direction, vision, mission, strategic priorities, and key activities as outlined in the strategic plan. As the Backbone, FIS will hire and manage staff assigned to work with the Collaborative. The Collaborative Board approves the hiring of the Collaborative Director and consultants to lead the day-to-day implementation of the Collaborative work.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
The SELA Collaborative/FIS seeks a dynamic, results-oriented professional who is interested in leading the SELA Collaborative in its effort to meet its mission, vision, and ongoing development of the Collaborative. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the SELA Collaborative Board. The Director of the SELA Collaborative, and other Collaborative staff, will work with the SELA Collaborative Board to develop and implement the program’s goals and objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES
* Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Collaborative
* Ensuring the implementation of the SELA Collaborative Plan
* Hiring and managing staff and consultants
* Convening and managing the Collaborative Board meetings, work group meetings, and general Collaborative meetings
* Leading fundraising efforts for the Collaborative and representing the Collaborative in funder meetings
* Facilitating communication and alignment between the work of the Collaborative members
* Representing the Collaborative at regional and national conferences
* Developing relationships with stakeholders, partners, and political leaders
* Represent the Collaborative at key meetings and evens as requested

KEY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
* Demonstrate an openness to feedback and a commitment to learning and improving
* Commitment to excellence in building the assets of under-served families
* High degree of integrity, strong work ethic and commitment to the efficient and effective use of resources
* Capability to think strategically and execute tactically within a high-functioning team-oriented environment
* Ongoing use of good judgment, tact and diplomacy in all professional matters
* Committed to building positive relationships with all agency stakeholders, across levels, roles and functions.
* Demonstrate an openness to feedback and a commitment to learning and improving
* Commitment to excellence in building the assets of under-served families
* High degree of integrity, strong work ethic and commitment to the efficient and effective use of resources
* Capability to think strategically and execute tactically within a high-functioning team-oriented environment
* Ongoing use of good judgment, tact and diplomacy in all professional matters
* Committed to building positive relationships with all agency stakeholders, across levels, roles and functions
* Commitment to equity, cultural-competency, and diversity

Skills/Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in political science, social work, public administration, nonprofit management, or related field — an advanced degree preferred
* 7-10 years of experience in leadership roles
* Experience and expertise on issues related to Southeast Los Angeles
* Demonstrated experience in managing collaboratives, community development, nonprofit management, and fundraising/grant writing; preference given to individuals with specific training on “collaborative management” techniques
* Strong program and staff management skills
* Exceptional people skills and the ability to build trust among staff, senior management, and Board members and external partners
* Ability to convey ideas and communicate concepts in writing with clarity and accuracy
* Social media savvy with experience using Facebook, twitter, Instagram to showcase work
* Excellent listening and public speaking skills
* Commitment to collaboration, teamwork, and accountability to oneself and others
* Culturally competent with the ability to seamlessly adapt in multicultural, multi-ethnic environments
* Willingness to work weekends and evenings, and travel as necessary
* Access to a car, possession of a valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance
* Bilingual in English and Spanish is desirable
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment while maintaining quality attention to detail
* Ability to effectively work both independently and as a member of a highly collaborative, integrated team
* Can lift up to 25 lbs. (books, materials, supplies, etc.)

Please forward a cover letter and credentials to Don Martinez Sr. Managing Partner Domar Companies, LLC at Martinezd@domarcompanies.com (714) 674-0391 ****Deadline to apply April 13 2018 at 5:00 PM****