Chief Executive Officer
The Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, PA, is seeking an experienced nonprofit executive leader to build on its 20 year history of success in increasing access to health, social and educational services for low-income families in Chester County, PA (population 500,000).
The chief executive officer (CEO) reports to the board of directors, and is responsible for articulating the MCHC vision, developing the organization’s strategic direction, establishing fundraising goals and priorities, managing and supporting the staff and leading the organization’s advocacy efforts. The CEO is the primary voice to the public, and MCHC’s chief funder and relationship manager. The CEO will lead the organization’s management team and ensure that program objectives are achieved in a financially sound manner.
The Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County is in a strong fiscal and organizational position and is poised to continue its successful work in Chester County, PA. The CEO will demonstrate strong personal and strategic leadership and integrity while communicating the vision. S/he will have a proven track record of implementing a strategy to assess and meet current community needs and identify evolving needs; as well as evaluating progress and quality. Essential to this role will be the development and maintenance of relationships with community members, nonprofit leaders, stakeholders, donors, local businesses, staff, and board members. The incoming CEO will succeed the founding Executive Director, Pam Bryer, who is retiring in 2012.
Reporting to the board of governors, the director/CEO will:
- Provide visionary and strategic leadership and translate that vision into measurable strategies and concrete actions that advance the mission;
- Lead the financial and administrative functions to preserve MCHC’s status as a well-managed, fiscally sound, and highly respected organization. Continuously assess availability of adequate resources to meet current community needs;
- Provide fund raising and resource development leadership for the organization, and increase the organization’s profile, sustainable funding base, impact and brand;
- Manage staff performance to further develop and build skills. Collaboratively manage the staff team and assist staff in implementing strategic objectives and meeting goals;
- Maintain and support a collaborative senior leadership team;
- Develop and maintain professional relationships and serve as a spokesperson for the organization for purposes of fundraising, expanding visibility, and advocacy;
- Develop direction and policy for MCHC’s advocacy efforts and represent MCHC in Harrisburgand on Capitol Hill;
- Work collaboratively with other organizations to realize joint goals;
- Further develop processes for quality assessment and evaluation of program achievements;
- Develop and maintain professional community-wide relationships and serve as a spokesperson for the organization:
- Support the board of directors in its governance role, foster its ongoing development, and keepit informed about internal conditions and external developments; and
- Participate in local, regional and statewide professional organizations.
The near-term priorities for the first 12-18 months of the new executive’s tenure include (not necessarily in priority order):
- Quickly understand the business model and approach of MCHC, learn the structure of the organization, including an understanding of programs and the needs of clients;
- Establish an external presence and become the face of MCHC to the community;
- Establish strong working relationships with the board of directors, staff, funders, and partners;
- Further develop the staff team, mobilize and nurture individual talent, and support and provide opportunities for professional development;
- Ensure the objectives of the 2012 strategic plan remain on task;
- Oversee and manage the budget and financial projections for FY2013;
- Engage the board of directors and its committees in the stewardship of our financial, operational and development initiatives; and •
- Understand the policy and advocacy work of MCHC at the local, state and national level.
Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will reflect MCHC’s core values and demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the community and become an engaged, inspiring, inclusive, innovative, ethical and visionary leader who is driven to share our commitment to fully engaging the community to address local issues. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the MCHC, including:
- Seven or more years senior level organizational management experience in a nonprofit organization;
- An inspiring and inclusive leadership style with a successful track record of collaboratively managing, building and supporting staff, with experience with racially and culturally diverse staff and constituencies;
- Successful track record in fund development with significant experience in working with funders, foundations, and government grants;
- The ability to think strategically and critically, interpret data, synthesize complex issues and information, proactively identify new opportunities, and manage change;
- Experience working with a board of directors and developing engaged and effective governance;
- A people person with exceptional interpersonal skills and communication skills, ability to interact with diverse audiences with an executive presence;
- Experience with nonprofit fiscal management, budgeting, and operations;
- Commitment to and skill with community involvement and engagement, and collaboration with other organizations and partners; •
- Ability to see the “big picture’ while managing the small details;
- Strong written and oral communication skills and proven track record of using positive communication skills to build strong internal and external relationships;
- Use of basic computer technology and familiarity with social networking;
- A background in public health or health care;
- Master’s degree or higher preferred; and
- Knowledge of Chester County or the Greater Philadelphia environment, people, culture, issues and relationships.
MCHC offers a comprehensive salary package and excellent benefits. Relocation assistance is not available.
To apply, send vitae/resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: MCHC@TransitionGuides.com (E-mail applications are required).
Other inquiries contact:
1751 Elton Rd, Suite 204
Silver Spring, MD 20903
The Maternal Child and Health Consortium of Chester County is an equal opportunity employer.