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Project 180 Sarasota, Inc.
Florida, United States
$90,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Position Type
Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time

ORGANIZATION: Project 180 Sarasota, Inc.


About the Chief Executive Officer Role

 Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will lead Project 180 in its next phase of growth. The CEO will work in partnership with the Board of Directors to provide strategic vision and leadership for the organization. The CEO will collaborate with a staff of four to oversee strategy, operations, programs, and three residential properties.

 Key Responsibilities

 Vision and Strategy

  • Collaborate with the board and staff to establish a compelling vision, rally stakeholders and secure resources.
  • Ensure the mission and core values guide the organization toward its vision.
  • Develop annual plans with goals, strategies, and tactics to enhance accountability.
  • Build bridges between the community, the organization, and its residents.

  • Lead the organization in executing the next chapter of Project 180, leveraging past achievements.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding and appreciation for the organization's impact.
  • Inspire a passion for the mission among all stakeholders, fostering a strong sense of belonging.
  • Effectively communicate the challenges and sensitivities associated with prisoner reentry, enhancing the organization’s advocacy efforts.

  • Represent a management style that balances compassion with accountability.
  • Build and retain an effective staff team dedicated to the mission.
  • Establish inclusive decision-making processes at all levels; employ restorative practices to build community and trust.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and transparent financial communication.

  • Oversee a programmatic portfolio aligned with the mission and community needs.
  • Implement effective program evaluation systems, adapting to community needs.
  • Bring innovation to program work, piloting new ideas.
  • Build strong relationships with local law enforcement and judicial systems and effectively manage community and stakeholder engagements.
Growing Resources

  • Serve as the organization's primary fundraiser, setting strategy and securing donations from various sources.
  • Develop relational fundraising strategies to nurture donors and steward a strong annual giving program and donor loyalty.
Board Partnership

  • Cultivate a respectful and trusting partnership with the Board of Directors.
  • Provide resources, information, and training to support the board's duties.
  • Collaborate with the Governance committee to identify prospective board members.
 The Ideal Candidate

  • Possesses a deep belief and passion for the organization's purpose.
  • Leads and manages with intention, transparency, humility, encouragement, and confidence.
  • Understands the journey of recovery; possess a genuine, first-hand perspective on overcoming challenges associated with addiction and recovery.
  • Demonstrates strategic and visionary thinking.
  • Communicates effectively and is a compelling storyteller and bridge-builder between the community and Project 180 Residents.
  • Understands nonprofit management, fundraising, and digital strategies to enhance the organization’s reach and impact.
  • Has connections with the local community, including law enforcement, judicial system, and other nonprofits to effectively build and maintain partnerships.
  • Listens, engages in meaningful dialogue, and is culturally responsive.
  • Prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Displays compassion, empathy, and resilience, especially in times of crisis.
  • Is digitally savvy and embraces possibilities.
  • Leads with a growth mindset, openness to learning and adapting.
  • Is a courageous and compassionate truth-teller.
Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary $90,000-$100,000
  • Benefits included
About Project 180 Sarasota, Inc.

Founded in 2008 by Barbara Richards, Project 180 Sarasota, Inc. (Project 180) addresses the need for prisoner reentry services in Sarasota County. Barbara envisioned an organization dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals rebuild their lives, aiming to reduce poverty, homelessness, and unemployment and improve community safety.

Project 180 remains committed to its mission, with an approximate annual budget of $600,000, assets surpassing $1 million, and a dedicated staff of four. The organization partners with state and local corrections agencies and local nonprofits to facilitate clients’ stability in six critical areas: recovery, housing, employment, financial matters, relationships, and healthcare. Key initiatives include the Residential Program for men in recovery and the First Week Out Program, an initiative to assist men and women returning to Sarasota County from state prison. Project 180 also conducts educational programs in the Sarasota County Correctional Facility, formerly the Sarasota County Jail, and hosts the nation’s only annual lecture series on prisoner reentry. Learn more at

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