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					                                                               Application Process
                                                                  If you are interested in applying for this exciting career
                                                               opportunity, please provide: (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume
           The Board of Directors of                           (3) a salary history, (4) a brief written response to each of the
                                                               supplemental questions which you can download from
 Community Action of Ventura County                   and, (5) three work-related
 Invite applications for the position of                       references. We will not contact your references (a) until you
                                                               are a finalist and (b) until you give us permission to do so.
                Executive Director
                                                                  Please submit your application materials by 4:00 pm
  The CAVC Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director      Pacific Time, Friday, July 13, 2012. E-MAIL the five elements
who will effectively engage Board and staff while enhancing    as a PDF file to Also, MAIL one unbound
partnerships between CAVC and the greater community.           copy of the five elements with your original signature on the
                                                               cover letter to: Search, CAVC, 621 Richmond Avenue,
Requirements:                                                  Ventura, CA 93030. Put your name and contact information
       Baccalaureate Degree                                   on the return address block of the envelope.
       Administrative experience
       Strong written and oral communication skills             Initial interviews will be conducted in late July / early
                                                               August with final interviews to follow shortly thereafter. The
Desirable Characteristics:
                                                               Board expects to name its Executive Director by late August.
       Work experience with low-income people                 The new Executive Director should be able to report to work
       Work experience with Community Action                  no later than Monday, September 10, 2012.
       Familiarity with results oriented management and
        accountability                                         The Agency
       General knowledge of budgets, audit processes and          Since 1965, CAVC has been Ventura County’s Community
        related fiscal matters                                 Action Agency. The tripartite Board of Directors provides
       Experience with non-profit board governance            balanced representation from the public sector, private
        models                                                 sector and low-income sector. CAVC is a 501(c)(3)
       Familiarity with computer-based applications, social   corporation with an annual operating budget of about $2.5
        media, Internet and web resources                      million.
       Evidence of leadership in multicultural environments      Guided by compassion and fairness, Community Action of
                                                               Ventura County advocates for and assists low-income,
       Grants development and contract management
                                                               disadvantaged and at-risk families and individuals, including
       Experience developing social enterprises, business
                                                               seniors and youth. CAVC encourages people to become
        ventures and resource generation
                                                               empowered and fully responsible for themselves and their
       Evidence of advocacy, broad-based community
                                                               families. More info on our website:
        collaborations and partnership development
                                                               Ventura County
Compensation and Benefits
                                                                   Located between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, Ventura
       Salary: approximately $85,000 annually based on
                                                               County is known for its natural beauty, its vibrant agricultural
        experience and qualifications
                                                               industry, and its emerging role as a center for the
       Benefits:                                              biotechnology and high technology industries. Its population
         -   Medical insurance contribution to premiums        of just over 820,000 is very dispersed among ten very
             for Kaiser Permanente health plan                 different cities and a very large unincorporated area. Over
         -   Section 125 cafeteria plan                        40% of the population are Hispanics or Latinos.
         -   12 paid holidays/administrative leave days and        The county is home to California State University, Channel
             2 paid half days                                  Islands, California Lutheran University and three community
         -   Aflac (100% employee paid)                        colleges. With a median income of more than $75,000, it is
         -   403(b) retirement plan (employee contribution     the sixth wealthiest county in California.
             only)                                                 In the midst of this prosperity, about 9.2% of county
         -   Vacation & Sick Accrual                           residents live in poverty and the current unemployment rate
                                                               is 9.6%. Community Action of Ventura County seeks to
                                                               respond to this challenging economic and social climate by
          Community Action of Ventura County
                                                               expanding the vital services it provides to the low-income
                 621 Richmond Avenue
                  Oxnard, CA 93030                             community. More information is available at
          805.436.4000 -----           ,_California and
                                                               and at

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