The House of the Good Shepherd

Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details





The House of the Good Shepherd

Utica, NY

Chief Executive Officer

A premier organization in the Upstate New York region serving children and families, The House of the Good Shepherd (The House), which is celebrating its 145-year old history, continues its historical commitment to address the needs of children, their families and the community. The House serves approximately 425 children each day through a variety of services accredited by Joint Commission from residential treatment and special education to foster boarding home care and in-home support services. The House is a regional provider serving children from communities within a 100-mile area of Utica.

The next Chief Executive Officer will have the opportunity to build upon these successes and challenges to advance an ambitious strategic plan. The Executive will be charged with carrying out strategic activities that seek to grow the scope of programming impact as well as, potentially, the geographic footprint of The House. All of these activities will be done in partnership with a professional, dedicated Board and a strong senior leadership team.

We seek a proven human services leader who has been a catalyst in fulfilling an agency's vision. We seek a leader who communicates the agency's mission with enthusiasm. The ability to relate to a wide variety of constituents including elected officials, municipal, state and federal bureaucracies, businesses, civic groups, donors, neighbors and regulators and advocates is essential. Understanding and experience within a managed-care environment is highly preferred. Given the unique and diverse revenue streams at the organization, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of successfully negotiating large, complex, contractual agreements in both the public and private sectors.

Specific experience in social service management is preferred but not required. At minimum an affinity for the creation and delivery of human services to children and families must be evident through previous experiences. A proven ability to hire, coach, and lead employees in multiple locations as an effective team of closely coordinated, highly professional, self-accountable staff members is a must.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional or trade associations related to human services would be a plus.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please click on the Apply Now link below; then select Chief Executive Officer, The House of the Good Shepherd.

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