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
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
- Reached more than 8 million children throughout the United
- Reached 35 states, Washington D.C. and 5 additional
- 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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
Fundraising, Marketing &
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Oversee the development and use of a monitoring system to track
and report program & fiscal activities and results.
- Ensure legal compliance and accountability.
- 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
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
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
- 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
- Experience and familiarity with national funding
- 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
- 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
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.