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Opportunity to serve as the Executive Director
Federation of Families of Central Florida, Inc.



POSITION TITLE:  Executive Director




We are seeking a passionate Executive Director with lived experience as a primary caregiver of a child with an emotional, behavioral, or mental health need (past or present) to lead our nonprofit family support organization dedicated to providing to provide support, education, and advocacy to parents/caregivers of children experiencing an emotional, behavioral, mental health need or substance use across a lifespan. The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership, oversee program development and implementation, manage staff and volunteers, cultivate partnerships, and advocate for the needs of our community. This role requires a deep understanding of the challenges faced by families in similar situations, excellent communication skills, strong leadership abilities, and a commitment to promoting mental health and well-being.


This is a full-time position based at our organization's office, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities required. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and plays a pivotal role in advancing our mission and impact.



  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, develop and implement strategic plans to achieve the organization's mission and goals.

  • Oversee the development, implementation, monitor, and evaluation of programs and services that meet the diverse needs of families raising a child with emotional, behavioral, mental health need or substance use.

  • Ensure programs are evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and accessible to all families in need.

  • Provide vision and direction to the staff, board members, and volunteers, ensuring alignment with the needs of families and the community.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including families, professionals, and community partners, to inform program development and enhance service delivery.

  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise staff members and volunteers, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.

  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment that values lived experience, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Cultivate relationships with funders, donors, sponsors, and community partners to secure financial support and resources for programs and initiatives.

  • Collaborate with the board of directors and fundraising committee to achieve fundraising goals and sustainability.

  • Oversee the Family Advisory Board to promote progress that enhances the experiences of families and youth involved with Federation of Families of Central Florida.

  • Advocate for policies, programs, and services that promote mental health awareness, access to care, and support for families in the community.

  • Engage with local, state, and national stakeholders to influence policy changes and address systemic barriers impacting families.

  • Represent the organization at public events, conferences, and media engagements to raise mental health acceptance and amplify the voices of families.


Required Qualifications:        


  • Lived experience as a parent or primary caregiver raising of a child with an emotional, behavioral, or mental health need (past or present).

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or an associate degree from an accredited institution.

  • Knowledge of mental health systems, resources, and best practices for supporting families and children.

  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and media relations.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders, build partnerships, and navigate complex issues.

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.


Desired Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of five years’ experience implementing family programs and working in children’s mental health (preferred) or related field.

  • Experience in fundraising, grant writing, budget management, and financial oversight.


Special Conditions:


Thorough background screening upon hire including FBI, FDLE, Local Law check, Employment reference check, DMV check, criminal records check, Social Security trace and drug screening.  FDLE check will be run at least every 5 years. 


To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, a statement describing your lived experience, and references to:  Muriel Jones Banks at


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We look forward to welcoming a compassionate and dedicated leader who shares our commitment to empowering families and promoting mental health and well-being.

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