The Kids & Art Foundation is a Bay Area based nonprofit organization whose mission is to use the power of the arts and creativity to mitigate stress, anxiety, and trauma induced from the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer and other critical medical conditions. Kids & Art grew out of first-hand experience. In 2011, our founder lost her son, Amaey, to pediatric cancer after he had battled the disease for six of his nine years. We remain forever dedicated to exploring creative ways to help uplift the spirits of families affected by pediatric cancer and all critical medical conditions. For more information please visit kidsandart.org or follow us on social media @kidsandartorg.

Job Title: CEO
Reports to: Board of Directors

The CEO is responsible for overseeing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan, programs, and administration. Additionally, they play a vital role in fundraising, community outreach, and raising the organization’s visibility. This position is hybrid.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a vision and strategic plan.
● Keep the Board of Directors fully informed about the organization’s condition and significant factors influencing it.
● Act as the official spokesperson for the organization.
● Foster and maintain relationships with funders and community leaders.
● Stay updated on significant developments and trends in the field.
● Jointly conduct official correspondence with the Board Chair and Board of Directors, as well as execute legal, financial, and operational documents with designated officers.

Operational Planning and Management:
● Create and periodically evaluate an operational plan (aka Executive Roadmap) aligned with the
organization’s strategic direction.
● Ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.

Program Planning and Management:
● Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s programs and direction.
● Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence.
● Ensure that the programs offered by the organization contribute to its mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.

Human Resources Planning and Management:
● Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
● Recruit, interview, and hire staff who possess the technical and personal abilities to advance
the organization’s mission.
● Mentor staff and volunteers, providing training and professional development opportunities.
● Monitor staff performance regularly and conduct biannual performance reviews.
● Foster a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse, high-quality staff and volunteers.

Financial Planning and Management:
● Collaborate with staff, Treasurer, and Board of Directors to develop an annual budget.
● Ensure adequate funds are available for the organization’s operation, together with the Board of Directors.
● Manage the organization’s funds and fund development in accordance with the approved budget. Monitor monthly cash flow.
● Ensure compliance with sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures.
● Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on revenue, expenditures, and financial position.

Community Relations and Advocacy:
● Communicate and inform stakeholders about the organization’s work.
● Establish productive working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, donors, grantors, funders, government officials, and other organizations to achieve organizational
● Represent the organization at community activities to enhance its profile.

Risk Management:
● Recognize and resolve any conflicts of interest among staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
● Ensure appropriate and adequate insurance coverage for the Board of Directors and the organization.
● Identify and evaluate risks to the organization’s people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finance, goodwill, and brand identity. Implement measures to control risks.

The above information provides a description of the most important aspects of the job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required to perform the role.

● University degree in a related field. Master’s preferred or equivalent work experience.

● Executive experience in a nonprofit organization, preferably in two of the fields of art, health, and children.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
● Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to nonprofit organizations.
● Familiarity with current community opportunities and challenges relevant to the organization’s mission.
● Proficiency in human resources management, financial management, and project management.
● Proficiency in general technology, Google Suite, Quickbooks, and CRM databases.
● Keeps current on latest technological trends and tools.

Personal Characteristics:
The CEO should demonstrate competence in most of the following:

Passion for Mission:
● Demonstrates and effectively communicates passion for the core purpose of the organization.
● Identifies strongly with the mission and inspires others about its importance. Visioning and Strategic Thinking:
● Has the ability to envision the future state of the organization, including its structure, culture, leadership, and target markets.
● Sets criteria for long-term, sustained organizational success.

Leading and Managing Change:
● Challenges the status quo and leads necessary changes within the organization.
● Has an entrepreneurial mindset.
● Facilitates communication and gathers feedback regarding changes to foster organizational agility.

● Demonstrates honesty, sincerity, humility, and respect for individuals.
● Models organizational values and inspires trust in and from others.
Achieves Results:
● Improves and sustains superior organizational performance.
● Develops and follows through on priorities, delegates effectively, and holds oneself and others accountable.
● Makes financially sound decisions and optimizes resources.
● Initiates efficient work processes. Intelligence and Judgment:
● Demonstrates the capacity to analyze, synthesize, and integrate information to identify and solve problems effectively.
● Makes informed decisions and successfully addresses complex organizational challenges.

● Provides direction and serves as the primary contact for grantors, foundations, government agencies, and donors.

Community Development:
● Develops strong external and internal loyalty to the mission and values of the organization.
● Builds strong relationships with community and civic leaders to leverage goodwill and financial support.

Financial Development/Acumen:
● Develops, cultivates, and implements fund development strategies to secure necessary financial resources for the organization.
● Ensures adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and manages operations within budget constraints.

Talent Management:
● Demonstrates the ability to attract, align, develop, and retain a diverse talent pool to meet and exceed organizational goals.

● Communicates passionately, persuasively, and clearly, both verbally and in writing. Interpersonal

● Builds rapport and constructive, effective relationships internally and externally.
● Relates well to people of diverse backgrounds, exhibiting warm and approachable behavior.
● Listens attentively to understand the needs, intentions, and values of others.

The CEO position is full time, with flexible hours and a high degree of autonomy. The annual salary is $80K – $110K based on prior experience with the possibility of bonus pay for exceptional performance. Kids & Art offers 401k through CalSavers.

Additional Information:
Apply to [email protected]
Resumés without cover letters will not be considered. The position is hybrid. The expectation is that the CEO will work in the Kids & Art office in Burlingame, CA at least half time. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Kids & Art is an equal opportunity employer founded by an AAPI woman and we are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification on the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value candidates who want to join our connected, mission-focused, hardworking team of professionals driven by creativity, curiosity, justice, and equity. Let us know in your cover letter how your experience makes you a good fit for us. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.