The Tracy Volunteer Caregivers, a local nonprofit, seeks a new executive director to manage 120 volunteers.
Since its inception in 2001, the group has matched hundreds of volunteers with more than 300 disabled, chronically ill and elderly clients in Tracy. Volunteers run errands, help with housecleaning or just keep clients company.
The group hired Jack Elliott as interim director until the position is filled. Former director Yvonne Derby resigned to open her own business.
"She was really the catalyst that helped build this organization," Elliott said. "And now we’re looking for someone who can take things to the next level."
Tracy Volunteer Caregivers plans to fill the position by Sept. 1 and introduce the new director at the group’s sixth annual luau fundraiser Aug. 25.
Ideal candidates, said Elliott, will have a background in nonprofit, elderly care and volunteer management.
The incoming director will attend civic, chamber and church meetings, promote the group in the Tracy area, research grants, help with fundraising, oversee publication of the group’s newsletter, manage the budget and direct clients and volunteers.
"The most rewarding part of this job is matching volunteers with clients," said Diane Ransome, the organization’s acting executive assistant. "The person (who steps in as director) has got to be kind-hearted, patient and have love in their heart. To me, that would be the most important criteria."
Salary for the position would range from $3,000 to $4,500 per month, depending on experience and negotiated benefits, according to Elliott.
To apply, fax resumes to 835-9326.