Chief Administrative Officer

Five Acres
Altadena, California
May 15, 2019
Jun 14, 2019
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time

Five Acres seeks an experienced manager and goal-oriented leader to serve as its next Chief Administrative Officer. Since 1888, Five Acres has been committed to strengthening children and families and empowering them within their communities. Five Acres offers a full continuum of care for families in crisis, including community-based mental and behavioral health services, inpatient care, deaf services, foster care and adoption. For more information, please visit

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAdO) directs the agency’s day-to-day administrative operations, including the departments of human resources, facilities and training. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the CAdO concentrates on the overall strategic planning of administrative operations and delegates tasks to senior managers, whom they guide and supervise. The CAdO should value the mission of Five Acres, be sensitive to and support the needs of its various constituencies and as such, model positive behavior. A minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible executive operational management experience is preferred, including five years as a supervisor. A working knowledge of all human resource activities and associated state and federal regulations is essential and expected. Current knowledge of California labor law is strongly preferred. Although experience in a human services or nonprofit institution would be beneficial, it is not required. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is strongly preferred. SHRM certification is preferred.


Five Acres has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Administrative Officer search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: