State Executive Director
MADD - Los Angeles, CA

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State Executive Director 003-12

Los Angeles, CA Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP.

The MADD Los Angeles, CA office is currently seeking candidates for the position of State Executive Director 003-12

We are seeking an experienced professional to lead MADD California to new heights in providing high quality programs and services that support our mission of stopping drunk driving, supporting victims of the violent crime, and preventing underage drinking.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision for a diverse state organization of over 30 employees, 500 volunteers, and with a budget accountability of $2.33 million. Responsibilities include:
• building an effective and diverse staff team and volunteer Advisory Council
• leading fundraising efforts
• delivery of high quality program initiatives
• advocating and promoting the MADD’s mission and vision
• Staff Development
The new Executive Director will inherit tremendous opportunities and partnerships to shape the future of MADD California. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly changing and dynamic national organization. The successful candidate will model our organization’s core values and will be an agent for positive change and the pursuit of excellence.


1. Identify, contact and develop all sources of funds necessary to continue the operation of the organization. On an ongoing basis, continue to develop corporate, community and other contacts to increase funding available for delivery of services and programs. Ensure that appropriate amount of funding to run the organization is available at all times; maintain a balanced budget.

2. Recruit, develop and manage, in a collaborative effort, a State Operations Council (SOC) to fulfill MADD’s mission through development of a statewide strategic plan and implementation of core services and programs.

3. Develop strategic capacity building plans to enable future growth through the recruitment, training and development of employees and volunteers.

4. In partnership with the Communications Department and local staff & volunteers, represent MADD to the public, media and other outside organizations and promote the organization’s mission and initiatives through pro-active outreach to these groups to raise awareness on the part of the public and legislators.

5. Identify areas within the state where victims are underserved; develop and implement programs to ensure services are available in those areas.

6. Partner closely with the state legislators and Public Policy Department in preparation of recommendations consistent with MADD’s activities.

7. Supervise grant administration, including but not limited to ensuring regular liaison and reporting to grant funder, achievement of annual grant performance objectives through program development and fiscal management of the grant.

8. Provide leadership to employees, volunteers and activities to ensure that all programs, services and grants are being implemented and managed efficiently, effectively and professionally.

9. Ensure the State and Affiliate organizations within the state are in compliance with MADD policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to the organization’s operation, to include all grant compliance and guidelines.

10. Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate past success in leading a staff team in improving operating performance while netting a budget surplus. Specific requirements include:


1. Five to seven years of progressively more responsible management experience in non-profit businesses.

2. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.

3. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Ability to make presentations, good public speaking and public presence a must.

4. Ability to network and recruit support. Must be able to demonstrate an established track record in fund raising for non-profit organizations.

5. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines on projects.

6. High level of computer proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel.

7. Ethical behavior and confidentiality are a must in this position.

8. Ability to travel, work a flexible schedule and respond to emergency situations.

**Candidates from Sacramento & San Francisco are encouraged to apply.**

How to apply:

Contact: If you meet these requirements and have a passion for leading teams of staff and volunteers, driving results and making a difference in the communities we serve, then email your resume and a cover letter outlining your key career accomplishments in your previous positions to . For additional information about MADD, please visit our website at .

Kevin Watkins
Director, Field Relations
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, National Office

MADD offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits + business casual environment.

“An Interested Party will be considered an applicant only after the individual has complied with the application process and has indicated the specific position for which they are applying.”

MADD is an equal opportunity employer.

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