Chief of Strategy & Administration – Children’s Home Network


Tampa, FL

The Chief of Strategy and Administration is a new, dynamic  executive level position at CHN that champions and leads the implementation of our growth directed Strategic Plan, and oversees several administrative areas to include marketing and the grant writing team. The position functions as an integral and interconnected member of the CHN executive team.

We are seeking an energetic and experienced leader who deeply enjoys entrepreneurial initiatives while delivering our mission throughout our work. The individual we are seeking works well within a team environment, has  strong business sense and has a successful track record of program development.  The CSA (Chief of Strategy and Administration) must possess a congenial style, and values an environment that strives to respect all people.

The position reports to the CEO.

SALARY RANGE: $102,000 – $105,000 annually


  • Supervises the grants manager, oversees/leads the grant writing process and participates in grant writing
  • In conjunction with Grants Manager, scans and monitors released RFPs on a regular basis, identifies potential RFP’s that CHN should evaluate for  response/submission
  • Leads the Strategic Plan initiative, conducts committee meetings as needed.
  • Collaborates with other CHN strategic champions and external consultants.
  • Develops and maintains reports; reports updates to the Planning Committee.
  • Works in close partnership with other Chiefs and Directors in executing plans, growth, etc.
  • Oversees marketing initiatives.
  • Identifies important projects, ventures, potential targets and other partnership opportunities.
  • Identifies strategic risks and help to reduce these risks.
  • Conducts feasibility assessments of gaps and needed services in other regions and locations.
  • Develops business plans in accordance with standard format.
  • Meets with Legislators, government and business leaders, etc. to promote issues related to CHN.
  • Completes special projects assigned by CEO.
  • Attends and participates in Board and assigned Committee meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in the field of Human Services.
  • Has served as a Senior Leader for a minimum of five (5) years in the not for profit arena.
  • The ability to influence, lead change, and role model positive behaviors that drive business performance.
  • Experienced in program development, has a strong record of entrepreneurial initiatives, including fee for service programs.
  • Experienced and successful grant writer, skilled in tracking and scanning RFP’s.
  • Experienced in Medicaid compliance, billing and expectations.
  • Skilled in leading meetings and managing projects.
  • Excellent conceptual and writing skills.
  • Skilled in Budget management.
  • Congenial personality and style.
  • Experience in the mental health field, preferred.
  • Experience with managing entities, managed care business models, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication, as well as excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health professional or certified in Applied Behavior Analysis, preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license with no record of criminal driving offense of license suspension.
  • Must possess means of providing job related transportation and show proof of required insurance. Must be insurable under Children’s Home Network insurance policy.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must successfully complete and maintain FDLE clearance, Federal background and state criminal background check and sexual predator screening.


Annual Training Requirements: The following training topics are required annually: Sexual Harassment, Blood-borne Pathogens, Workplace Accident Prevention and Reporting, Confidentiality and Privacy Practices, Diversity/Cultural Competency, Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Statutes and Methods, Prevention of Violence in the Workplace, OSHA–related training, Crisis Prevention, and Program Goals. Other position related trainings or certifications?

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.
  • Ability to speak to groups of all sizes and make presentations.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines and initiatives.
  • Self-motivated, ability to take initiative and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of agency’s organizational structure, standard operating procedures, and policies.


  • Possess good hearing (with or without hearing device).
  • Ability to effectively operate a telephone and personal computer.
  • Frequent use of hands, voice and hearing.
  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to perform moderate lifting (15-20 lbs).
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time on occasion.
  • Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.


Works indoors in an office environment.  May assist in outdoors employee morale events.

Contact Nicole Russell, Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist, with questions at 813-864-1521 or