Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


The Family Care Network, Inc., (FCNI), an equal opportunity employer, is currently recruiting to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Family Care Network believes that HOPE is the most powerful but also tenuous resource in life. As a human services provider, we want to restore and fortify hope for our community’s most vulnerable youth and families--those experiencing homelessness, unmet mental health needs, foster care, and unhealed trauma--empowering and equipping them in their journeys to heal and live more self-sufficient lives. Hope thrives when basic needs, like safe housing, are met; when high quality clinical support is engaged; and when critical life skills are developed. By meeting the essential needs of the most vulnerable among us, we can build a stronger community for us all.  

FCNI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, FCNI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a CEO to effectively lead our current operations and help us dream and plan for what lies ahead. Strong stewardship and innovative vision of our work and mission will provide the building blocks of our agency's future and that of our community. 

Our CEO will possess a demonstrable passion for the work that we do, the privilege we have to do it, and a big-picture vision to expand and enhance services in response to evolving community needs and industry changes. 

The ideal person will have an ear to the ground to support all levels of staff. An eye on the horizon to proactively respond to change and challenges. A voice in the community to speak passionately and effectively about our mission. And a heart for the community impact we’re striving to achieve that will boldly define and lead us.

We’re Looking for Someone With: 

  • Proven experience in leading complex people organizations 
  • An ability to develop and communicate a strategic vision
  • A purpose-driven desire to to support staff and leaders who work with high-needs, at-risk clients in challenging circumstances.
  • Familiarity with the operational, legal, and financial management of nonprofits 
  • Experience with Customer Relationships Management, corporate strategic planning, and/or relationship-based donor development.
  • An ability to lead an organization that provides clinical and treatment services to children and youth in family settings (must have either experience or an aptitude to develop quick expertise in the area of behavioral health) 
  • A reputation of good character, healthy relationships, and mature leadership 
  • Both humility and loving authority that serves the flourishing of others 

Some Responsibilities of the CEO:

  • Serve as FCNI’s “Chief Storyteller” and champion our staff’s impact in places of need
  • Lead, oversee, and mentor the Executive Team
  • Lead strategic planning efforts—for mission optimization, operational health, and financial stewardship 
  • Advocate for FCNI’s work and nurture partnerships with our community, peer organizations, and elected officials
  • Discern program effectiveness and oversee the quality of FCNI’s services
  • Develop relationships with potential donors and lead donor development/fundraising efforts 
  • Curate FCNI’s culture in line with our values and for the benefit of our staff, clients and surrounding community.

Where We Live

Collectively known as the Central Coast, we call San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties home. Called one of the “Happiest Places in America,” the Central Coast is known for its warm hospitality, strong entrepreneurial spirit, award-winning wine and inspired cuisine, thriving live entertainment, prestigious universities, and a breathtaking topography of rolling hills and rugged coastlines. 

Consisting of eight cities and a handful of small towns, our service area spans over 4,000 square miles. Despite our size we are home to a collection of close-knit communities made up of families, professionals, college students, and retirees. Our thriving economy is rooted in robust small businesses, local artists, community-based nonprofits, tourism, and innovative industries. 


  • Due to the State Public Health Officer Order issued by the State of California: All workers who provide services or work in Health Care Facilities, including Behavioral Health are required to show proof of a COVID19 Vaccination.
    • Workers may be exempt from the vaccination requirements only upon providing FCNI's Human Resources department a declination form, signed by the individual stating either of the following: (1) the worker is declining vaccination based on Religious Beliefs, or (2) the worker is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to Qualifying Medical Reasons.
      • To be eligible for a Qualified Medical Reasons exemption the worker must also provide to FCNI's Human Resources department a written statement signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or other licensed medical professional practicing under the license of a physician stating that the individual qualifies for the exemption (but the statement should not describe the underlying medical condition or disability) and indicating the probable duration of the worker’s inability to receive the vaccine (or if the duration is unknown or permanent, so indicate).
      • Wear a surgical mask or higher-level respirator approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), such as an N95 filtering facepiece respirator, at all times while in the facility.
  • Meet all state criminal record and health screening clearance requirements.
  • Have a valid CA driver’s license, insurance and acceptable DMV record.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Annual Pay Scale: $180,000.00 - $220,000.00 
  • 40 hrs. - Full-Time/Exempt position in San Luis Obispo County.
  • Mileage reimbursement $0.62 per mile.
  • Eligible to enroll into benefits on the 1st of the month following employee's first day of employment. These are all high quality and comprehensive plans.
    • FCNI will cover 75% of employee's premium and 60% of employee's dependent’s premium on the primary plan offered-Aetna PPO Health Benefit, Vision and Dental PPO - Average monthly premium for Employee Only plans $125.68 (Spouse and family plans available).
    • (HMO and HSA plans available)
  • Humana Life Insurance - $25,000 death benefit at no charge to the employee.
  • Employee Assistance Program - Aetna Resources and Support at no charge to the employee which includes resources and support in:
    • Emotional well-being support
    • Legal services
    • Daily life assistance
    • Financial services, etc.
  • 403(b) plan which allows employees to contribute a portion of their salary pre-tax toward their retirement with a monthly employer match.
  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • 17 days of PTO accrued annually (increases after 3 years of service)


Send questions to or to FCNI 1255 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401