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Chief Executive Officer, National Leader in Child Abuse Prevention

The Monique Burr Foundation
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022

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Position Type
Education, Health, Other Fields, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing the best prevention education programs to protect children and teens from victimization. Since its founding in 1997, it has become a thriving, financially sound operating foundation. MBF programs are comprehensive, evidence-based, primary prevention programs. MBF’s programs educate and empower children, youth, and adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect), exploitation/trafficking, bullying, cyberbullying, and digital dangers.

Based on the public health and social-ecological frameworks for prevention, MBF Prevention Education Programs were developed using the latest research and best practices. These include developmental victimology and polyvictimization research, cognitive-behavioral theory, healthy sexual development, and trauma-informed practices, with a specific focus on the developmental stages and the different learning styles of children. Additionally, MBF has completed four evaluations of the MBF Child Safety Matters program demonstrating its efficacy and is committed to ongoing research of all programs. MBF has become a vital anchor in the national movement to increase protection for children and teens. Since its founding, the organization has:

  • Reached more than 8 million children throughout the United States.
  • Reached 35 states, Washington D.C. and 5 additional countries.
  • Trained more than 5,000 facilitators.
  • Engaged schools in all 67 Florida counties in programming.

As a partner in the Keep Kids Safe Movement, MBF is also calling for sweeping national reform by asking public figures to take action to protect children. In November, Keep Kids Safe partners launched a National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents which established a plan for action calling on the government to enact and fund comprehensive prevention, healing, and justice initiatives.

Under the leadership of MBF’s longtime Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Layton, the organization has grown programs and impact substantially. Layton has announced she is retiring as CEO of MBF and the organization now seeks its next executive to bring it into its next phase of development.

MBF is approaching its 25th anniversary and is on the precipice of significant growth. With national recognition of its programs, increased awareness, and the adoption of Erin’s Law, which requires that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program, MBF is a sought-after resource for states, educators and parents alike.

The Role

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the Monique Burr Foundation the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) will be a visionary leader who is future-focused and entrepreneurial, and capable of building upon the Foundation’s legacy in the United States. The CEO will be a convener of ideas and a curious, inspiring, innovative, and experienced leader who brings to the role a record of achievement reflective of MBF’s mission and standards of excellence.

The CEO will be thoughtful and a leader capable of guiding the organization, its leadership and team through its next phase of growth. They will lead this national nonprofit organization in all aspects of its evolution, while working collaboratively with its staff to build and strengthen its programs.

Scope & Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership ensuring the effective and thoughtful delivery of programs that advance MBF’s mission and core values; ensure ongoing quality of finance, administration, operations, fundraising, communications, community relations, and advocacy efforts.
  • In collaboration with its leadership, create a strategic plan that will serve as a roadmap for the MBF’s national growth, taking its programs, impact and fundraising into its next phase of development.  
  • Actively engage and collaborate with MBF Board members, staff, volunteers, partner organizations, and funders.
  • Provide visibility for the organization and be the spokesperson of MBF, representing its mission, values, and expertise to internal and external audiences.
  • Position MBF as an ongoing catalyst of ideas relevant to the child abuse prevention community and its supporters.

 Strategic Partnerships & Programs

  • Collaborate with staff to continue to monitor and develop robust and meaningful regional and national programs; ensure alignment with strategies developed by the Board of Directors.
  • Work with staff and other stakeholders to manage and build relationships with government funders, as well as district and school partners at the regional and national levels.
  • Support and advance MBF’s collaboration in the national Keep Kids Safe coalition.


  • Oversee the management of the organization’s staff, prioritizing participatory decision-making practices; support the professional development of staff, as well as a sustainable and positive staff culture.
  • Provide strategic direction and mentorship to MBF’s highly skilled team; work in a hands-on capacity with the team, ensuring that team members work toward both individual and organizational goals.

 Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

  • Develop and lead the roll out of a strategic development & marketing plan that seizes opportunities and supports the organization’s goals, both short and long term; work across MBF to establish shared priorities, establish a clear vision for execution.
  • Lead creative strategies to grow MBF’s donor base, planning events, engaging corporate sponsors and other donors, finding innovative ways to promote support for the organization’s work.
  • In collaboration with the Board and senior staff, lead the cultivation and solicitation of significant donors; identify opportunities to engage and solicit new donors.
  • Oversee the execution of all marketing and communications efforts, working with senior staff to build outreach campaigns; ensure consistent communication with MBF stakeholders.


  • Work with the Board to establish budgetary priorities, manage annual budget that maximizes impact; monitor MBF’s financial performance and report to the Board.
  • In collaboration with MBF’s Vice President of Finance and Operations, establish financial plans to identify pathways to growth.
  • Oversee the development and use of a monitoring system to track and report program & fiscal activities and results.
  • Ensure legal compliance and accountability.

 Board Relations

  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; work collaboratively with MBF’s Board Chair to develop a strategic vision for engagement and recruitment.
  • Serve as an advisor and resource to the Board in the areas of program, fundraising, governance, finance, and policy; cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board.
  • Seek and cultivate relationships on behalf of MBF with individuals who might serve as Board members.
  • Provide ongoing reports to the Board on finance, fundraising, program delivery and team management.
  • Work with the MBF Board Chair to prepare for Board Meetings.


An ideal candidate will possess a good understanding of and commitment to enriching programs for children as well as an ability to translate this awareness into meaningful programs, collaboration and expansion, as well as an ability to bring MBF’s work to new audiences.

Other qualifications will include:

  • Minimum of 8-years of related nonprofit, public administration or related business experience.
  • Leadership experience in the fields of child abuse prevention, child protection, youth development, youth enrichment, education or a related field.
  • A commitment to quality and excellence.
  • A track record of working with a Board and staff to develop, articulate and implement a shared strategic vision and plan.
  • Experience cultivating and recruiting a national Board; experience building the relationships, state by state, to support national growth.
  • Proven experience in management, administration, systems development, and budgeting and staff management.
  • An ability to guide and empower a dynamic team and serve as an effective internal collaborator.
  • An ability to cultivate effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders (donors, staff, corporate sponsors, government officials, audiences, the national and international arts community, the media).
  • Self-awareness and empathy; a healthy combination of confidence and humility.
  • Experience and familiarity with national funding environments.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft programs.

 Personal / Professional Attributes

  • Vision, an ability to see potential and develop plans to expand an organization’s brand and impact.
  • Developed leadership skills; a flexible self-starter who is nimble and able to navigate thoughtfully through change.
  • Excellent communication skills with a broad range of constituents.
  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented work style that demonstrates initiative and sound judgment.
  • An ability to make persuasive presentations to assist in the development of relationships for MBF.
  • Self-awareness and empathy; a healthy combination of confidence and humility, political savvy, and a sense of humor.
  • An authentic commitment to MBF’s work and accomplishments.


  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree required; Master’s degree or higher preferred.

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