Position Description

Position Description

Young & Healthy

(Pasadena, CA)

Title: Executive Director

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Through prevention, education, family support, and access to healthcare services, Young & Healthy protects and improves the physical and mental health of uninsured and underinsured children and their families in the greater Pasadena area.

The problem with healthcare services in the Pasadena area is not one of availability, but of affordability and accessibility. One of the greatest obstacles to good health is poverty. In the Pasadena community, about one-third of the children are in need of the kind of care Young & Healthy provides. The majority of children under age 18 and enrolled in Pasadena Unified Schools live in areas of town that claim the lowest per capita income and the greatest concentration of poverty. 

Young & Healthy’s model is simple: people helping people. Through collaboration with other community institutions, Young & Healthy makes it a point to know the community and be known in the community so that knowledge and resources may be maximized among community partners to assist the greatest number of neighbors in need. Young & Healthy is now sustained by the generosity of a volunteer workforce of more than 350 healthcare professionals, over 500 community volunteers and an extensive network of community partners to provide free healthcare to needy underserved children. These professional volunteers agree to see children in their own private offices, on a rotating basis, at no charge to the patient or to Young & Healthy. Young & Healthy facilitates the delivery of donated medical, dental, mental health and other healthcare services, free-of-charge, to underserved low-income children, ranging in age from infancy to 18 years, throughout the greater Pasadena area.

In addition to healthcare support, Young & Healthy offers services to prepare families to enroll in and to navigate the healthcare system by assisting with enrollment, providing education and instruction, as well as advocating for clients when they have been wrongfully denied. Young & Healthy is committed to creating a healthy community for children and families by educating children, parents, and educators on how to become more aware of and sensitive to those who have suffered trauma. Through parent education and professional development for teachers, Young & Healthy staff offers a series of trainings on trauma informed care to the public, Pasadena Unified School District staff and administrators, and others. During the tax season, Young & Healthy serves as a resource hub where individuals can go for tax preparation. If a person does not qualify for one of its programs, Young & Healthy staff will research the situation and refer to a community partner who can help.

In fiscal year 2020-2021, Young & Healthy provided comprehensive direct and preventive health services, free of charge, to 8,775 Pasadena-area families, of whom 1,023 received direct clinical services. Professional and community volunteers collectively provided the equivalent of $2,342,939 in in-kind and donated services to support needy children and their families. Each dollar raised is matched by an additional $1.75 of donated in-kind services. For more information, please visit https://yhpasadena.org/.


The Executive Director will be responsible for leading and advancing the organization’s vision, strategic initiatives, and priorities. Working in partnership with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will ensure success in resource development/fundraising, board development, program management, budget and fiscal oversight, supervision of employees, marketing, and general nonprofit organization business operations. The Executive Director will directly oversee the Director of Finance & Operations, the Director of Development, and the Director of Programs. The successful candidate should be willing to work irregular hours, evenings, weekends, and some holidays as necessary. Essential duties include, but are not limited to:   

Resource Development and Fundraising

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, plan and direct all annual and major gifts fundraising efforts and achieve budgets, including corporate, foundation, individual and planned giving.
  • Develop and lead a donor advancement plan that encourages donors to consider increased levels of giving and results in a formal major giving program.

Board Development

  • Build and maintain a strong and effective Board of Trustees that can help provide the necessary funding, talent, trusteeship, and support for the organization.
  • Develop and support a Board development strategy that includes identification, recruitment, orientation, training, and evaluation of the Board of Trustees.
  • Work closely with the Board Chair to build an effective committee structure that provides opportunities for active engagement by trustees.
  • Work with the board to identify potential members of the board.

Employee Management and Program Delivery

  • Provide excellent supervision, goal setting and evaluation of all staff, community partners and volunteers.
  • Inspire staff to achieve to the best of their abilities through development and education.
  • Ensure the delivery of outstanding programs while being innovative to create new programs that will serve the community.

Leadership, Management and Administration

  • Serve as a team leader for all employees, building a cohesive and collaborative team.
  • Prepare an annual budget that aligns with the organization’s mission, strategic plan, and goals.
  • Oversee the program’s financial performance with ongoing budget monitoring. Calculate figures and amounts such as annual budget needs, discounts, interests, and commissions.
  • Work with the Director of Finance & Operations to ensure the establishment and maintenance of sound financial and risk management systems.

Marketing, Public Relations, Communications and Partner Development

  • Develop and implement marketing timeline and communications plans.
  • Manage media relations.
  • Develop strong relationships with community partners including Pasadena Unified School District, local government officials, medical partners, and community leaders.  


The successful candidate will be a servant-leader who has a passion for providing high-quality services to underrepresented children and their families. Emotionally intelligent, the Executive Director will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all stakeholders. The individual must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and must be an active listener. The successful candidate must be an articulate and persuasive storyteller with the ability to effectively present to large and small groups.

The individual should be a confident decision-maker and team builder who works collaboratively with staff to improve, grow and achieve ambitious goals to scale the organization. Proven management experience and skills to effectively organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professional and support staff and volunteers is essential. The candidate must be a proactive problem solver and hold staff accountable to high standards while fostering a healthy, collaborative, fun and safe work environment. The ability to be engaging and thoughtful while being an effective leader, inspirer and fundraiser for the Young & Healthy program is essential.

An intuitive sense of the whole enterprise must be combined with a practical, project orientation. The Executive Director must be well organized, focused, and have a goal-oriented work style. A high level of integrity, initiative, creativity and energy is required. The successful candidate should have exceptional organizational and administrative skills with the ability to think strategically, plan, set goals and objectives, organize and provide follow-through. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader, while being a hands-on professional with the ability to adapt to community needs. Strong partnerships and relationships throughout the community with school districts, hospitals, donors, clients, political leaders, and other community members are essential.

An inclusive leadership style that exemplifies collaboration; trust; and open, transparent communication between all stakeholders will be highly valued.


Candidates should have at least seven years of senior-level management experience with increasing responsibility in a health, human service or nonprofit organization that is recognized for its commitment to exemplary service to the community. Candidates must have demonstrated experience with major gifts, volunteer management, community relations, and board relations. The successful candidate should have general knowledge of healthcare. Experience in building a successful social service or health-oriented program is preferred.


The salary range is $150,000 - $175,000. Relocation assistance, if needed, is negotiable. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.


To apply for this position, visit www.morrisberger.com/searches.php

Morris & Berger
500 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 2150
Glendale, CA 91203-1923

1 (818) 507-1234