Acres of Hope is a spiritually based renewal center serving homeless women with children by providing them with a home and an environment of structured programming. Located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Acres of Hope’s unique approach allows residents to live onsite for up to two years while staff and volunteers invest heavily in their lives by providing encouragement, practical life-skills training, job skills, mentoring and spiritual direction.



About Placer Family Housing dba Acres of Hope
Acres of Hope is a spiritually-based renewal center that provides a safe family environment and a healthy living program for women with children. Our balanced approach sets the foundation of change and breaks the cycle of homelessness. Placer Family Housing’s Acres of Hope campus is located in Auburn, California at the base of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains just east of Sacramento.

We value the unique purpose that God has planned for every person. We value healthy relationships with God, self and others. We value relationships that provide mutual support and accountability without judgment. We value a safe environment that promotes personal authenticity. We value continued growth in all stages of life.

The Acres of Hope program is one-of-a-kind in the nation for both women and children. It walks families through the process of change, healing, and growth that they need to completely overcome the cycles of homelessness, trauma, addiction, and poverty. We do this using a holistic approach that addresses whole-person, whole-family health. As a result, families graduating Acres of Hope are Mentally Strong, Emotionally Strong, Spiritually Strong, Body Strong, and Relationally Strong. These ‘5 Strengths’ prepare them for a successful life after Acres of Hope.

Since our founding in 2006, Placer Family Housing has grown to nearly a $2 million-dollar organization. We are supported by hundreds of donors and dozens of churches and community organizations that have provided the opportunity for us to serve hundreds of women and children. Our ReNew Store, a highly successful upscale thrift boutique in Roseville, California, provides for approximately 40% of our revenue.

Position Overview
Placer Family Housing is an established, well-respected nonprofit organization with an eye on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We are looking for an experienced nonprofit leader to oversee all areas of our operations (program and retail), strategic planning, and organizational capacity. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will oversee all areas of PFH’s operations, including community outreach, events, nonprofit administration, fundraising, strategic planning, and programs with the goal of elevating PFH as a leading voice throughout the region, state and beyond.

We are looking for someone who is responsive to the needs of the community and the needs of the organization, as well someone who has proven leadership, financial acumen, donor engagement, strong collaboration instincts, and can be the face of the organization in the community. The ideal applicant must be a self-starter and creative thinker who can oversee programs and operations, as well as think about the “big picture”. They must have a strong sense of integrity and professionalism, value collaboration and team building, and lead by example. Furthermore, the person selected for this position has a unique opportunity to help develop a new organizational vision, implement enhanced strategies, and streamline infrastructure for future growth.

Finally, and most importantly, the ideal applicant will be energized by our mission, have a passion to end homelessness for women and children, and have the capacity to develop meaningful relationships both within and outside our organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Communication or related field required;
  • Minimum 5 years of successful executive leadership experience in an organization of comparable size and scope and/or progressive management experience, preferably in a non-profit;
  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and lead the organization to a shared vision in response to changing needs and opportunities;
  • Effective communication skills: public speaking, writing, meeting facilitation, and consensus building;
  • Successful fundraising and financial development experience, including grant writing/management, major gifts, individual giving, and events. Proven ability to identify and cultivate donors;
  • Financial and/or business management experience with a budget of similar size and revenue streams, including budget development and management as well as experience reviewing and interpreting financial information to support sound decision making;
  • Ability to attract, develop, and retain staff as well as maintain a high level of performance effectively utilizing their talents; Experience successfully managing and leading staff, including ongoing coaching, delegation, support and communication with managers;
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; the ability to develop operating and business plans and achieve stated objectives in a dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets and financial reports;
  • Outstanding presentation, writing, verbal and relationship-building skills; poise, gravitas, and the ability to lead through influence. Creates consensus-based support for strategies and decisions;
  • Tech savvy, with proficiency with MS Office and/or Google Suite. Skill with membership and donor databases is preferred;
  • Passion for the mission and ministry of Acres of Hope. Readiness to be on-site and represent Acres of Hope in the community on evenings and weekends;
  • Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: valid CDL, clean DMV report, fingerprint and child abuse clearance required.

Important Information:

  • Position is exempt under FLSA standards; must be available for nights/weekend activities and emergencies;
  • PFH benefits include dental, 401k employer sponsored plan, 7 paid holidays, 80 hours vacation and 40 hours of sick leave to accrue annually; medical benefits are negotiable;
  • PFH is a 501c3 nonprofit religious organization; acceptance of our statement of beliefs is required. See website for more information and full statement:

How to Apply:

Our Culture

All positions at Acres of Hope require mature Christians who are faithful in their Christian walk. We pray about every vacancy and trust God to show us the right applicant for the right position. While education and experience are vital, we also consider a person’s heart for service and whether or not he/she would fit into our culture.

Employee Benefits

Qualified positions receive paid sick leave, vacation leave, 401k plan, and a paid dental insurance plan. Qualification is based on the number of regularly scheduled hours per week for each position. For some benefits 32 hours per week is considered full time. Placer Family Housing does not offer a medical health insurance plan.

How to Apply

  • Email application and resume with cover letter to:
  • PFH application is required for consideration. Application is available online at:

Completed applications should be submitted:

Acres of Hope
Attention: Human Resources

By mail: PO Box 238, Auburn, CA 95604

By email:

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