CEO - Redwood
Location:   Northern KY
Salary:   based on experience
- Do you have a passion for serving adults and children with a range of disabilities to help them reach their highest potential?
- Are you excited to lead a talented and caring staff through these challenging and unprecedented times?
- Can you leverage Redwood’s reputation and success to identify new opportunities for growth and community impact?
- Do you enjoy being the face of an organization with community partners, donors, business leaders and public officials?
ABOUT REDWOOD: Founded in 1953, Redwood is a Northern Kentucky based agency that serves over 800 adults and children with developmental disabilities each year. With a staff of 160 the agency offers programs at its main facility in Fort Mitchell. There are other agencies serving people with disabilities, but none that provide the wide-range and scope of care that Redwood does. www.redwoodnky.org.
Mission: Redwood guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives, by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services.
Vision: Redwood envisions a world where people with disabilities are empowered to flourish, prosper, and achieve the quality of life they deserve.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
The CEO directs a Leadership Team and shapes organizational culture, establishes direction, and implements actions consistent with the agency’s mission and strategic plan. This is accomplished through the following essential responsibilities.
- Achieves and upholds Agency’s Mission, Vision and Values.
- Provides overall leadership of the agency, primarily through the Board of Trustees and the staff Leadership Team, to ensure that the organization executes the strategic plan and achieves its goals
- Provides effective communication and support to the Board President, Board and Board Committees.
- Serves as the face of Redwood with partner agencies, funders, public officials, donors, and families.
Strategic Planning and Execution:
- Participates with the Board of Trustees in the strategic planning process and ensures that the strategic goals are met.
- Conducts on-going internal and environmental scans of factors that may affect the agency’s business.
- Communicates mission and strategic goals to staff and key stakeholders.
Staff Management and Development
- Ensures the agency has and follows sound personnel policies and practices.
- Establishes a robust diversity and inclusion initiative.
- Ensures there is a current succession plan in place for the CEO position and a development program to cultivate employees for future leadership roles (Directors, Officers and CEO).
Stewardship of Financial, Facility and Intellectual Resources
- Meets Board’s established financial goals.
- With the finance team, produces and distributes financial information to staff, Board, and key external stakeholders.
- Maintains financial health; safeguards assets; makes prudent spending decisions; and develops and meets the annual budget.
- Ensures annual review of facility and technology needs, creating a plan to meet needs.
- Ensures that an annual Risk Assessment and a Risk Management Plan are completed.
Development and Fundraising
- Engages the Board in development activities.
- Supports the Chief Development Officer to retain current donors and identify and gain the support of new donors.
- Diversifies the funding sources to become less reliant on government reimbursement.
Interagency and Community Relations
- Serves as official spokesperson for Redwood, including in crisis situations.
- Actively engages with peer agencies and with the community at large.
- Focuses on increasing the visibility of Redwood throughout the service area.
Advocacy and Accreditation Compliance
- Ensures “perpetual compliance” with various standards.
- Achieves a clean audit.
- Tracks federal and state legislative activities and represents the agency in Frankfort to influence positive outcomes.
- Periodically assesses current mix of services, the market’s need for services and regional and national trends.
- Starts/ expands programs based on market needs and consistent with our mission.
- Ensures client outcome information is gathered, properly reported, and used for purposes of quality improvement.
THE KEY REQUIREMENTS:
- Demonstrated commitment to the mission of Redwood.
- At least 10 years of Senior leadership experience with full P&L responsibility for a multi-million-dollar budget.
- Experience engaging with a Board and leading a strategic planning process.
- Track record of promoting diversity and inclusion in hiring, in Board development, and in outreach to clients.
- Demonstrated success in fundraising, including individual donors, foundations, and grants.
- Robust network of business, philanthropic and community leaders in Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati a plus.
- Proven success building strong partnerships with other community agencies.
- Team leadership, including providing development and professional growth opportunities for all staff.
- Solid financial acumen.
- Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree in Social Work, Business, or a related field preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group settings.
- Relatable and comfortable with clients and families
- Innovative and inquisitive
- High energy and inspiring
- Steady during a crisis
- More doing, less talking
- Collaborative, but can make the tough decisions
- Good listener
- Embraces diversity
- Strong networker
- See the impact of your work every day
- Work with an experienced, passionate leadership team and staff
- Collaborate with an engaged and supportive Board
- Leverage Redwood’s success and financial strength to expand geographically and form new partnerships
COMPENSATION: Competitive base salary plus benefits package
For more information, please send a brief cover letter and resume to:
Debra Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Elkus at email@example.com