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Executive Director (Pacific Asian Counseling Services -PACS)

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  • Articulates a vision and strategic direction for PACS that will encompass the changes facing public mental health in the coming years while continuing the agency’s commitment to compassionate and culturally sensitive services that focus on client recovery. Be highly knowledgeable about public mental health issues. 
  • Able to implement strategies so PACS holds to its mission, financial viability, and agency objectives. Strong leader with excellent organizational and budgetary skills.
  • Experienced working with an executive management team comprised of the chief operations officer, clinical director, and human resources director, who are accustomed to delegated authority, autonomy, and accountability.
  • Skilled in board relations and governance with a strong background in how to promote its growth and development.
  • Has strong fundraising skills from donor solicitations to events. Proven track record in successful grant writing at the foundation, corporate and government levels.  Has demonstrable relationships with foundations and corporations.
  • Holds a deep knowledge of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) cultures and communities, especially in Los Angeles County.  Willing to be involved at a community level to provide effective mental health and social services. Enthusiastic coalition builder and advocate for the needs of underserved communities.
  • Hold an M.A or higher degree, have 5 years of experience as a senior manager in a non-profit and be familiar with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) contracts and billing.

Summary of responsibilities: The executive director reports directly to the board.  This position will have primary responsibility for the agency’s financial status, operations, core clinical programs, contractual obligations, and execution of its mission. 

  1. Internally – works closely with the executive management team to provide overall management of operations, budget, and clinical programs. Together they manage personnel, develop policies and procedures, evaluate programs, and provide data-driven decisions. PACS has a budget of over $7 million with a staff of about 70.
  2. Board relations – informs the board in a clear and transparent way about the agency’s financial and programmatic status on a regular basis. Together they set fundraising goals and activities, board and Advisory Council size and scope, and monitor the status and growth of the agency. PACS operates with a well-defined and respected separation between the agency’s operations and board oversight.
  3. Actively engages in all activities that will increase meaningful revenue for the agency from contracts and grants to fundraising activities.
  4. Represents PACS as a leader and a voice of advocacy in the field of public mental health especially for APIs. Works as an advocate for all underserved communities. Takes an active role in DMH committees and work groups as well as collaborative agencies like A3PCON and ACHSA.   

Reports To:              Board of Directors              Salary:               DOE

Application:  Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to Joycelyn Manzano, Director of Human Resources, 8616 La Tijera Blvd., Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045 or e-mail:  Website is

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