Author: McCormack+Kristel

HomeArticles Posted by McCormack+Kristel

Vice President of HIV Programs, Metro Wellness & Community

THE CLIENT

Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in Florida’s Tampa Bay community.

Metro is one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBT community centers.  With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, the centers provide premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing.

Operating with an annual budget of over $21 million, 155 employees and offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa and New Port Richey, Metro strives to promote a healthy environment for all and to foster diversity within the community as a whole, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status.

THE POSITION

This position is responsible for the management and operations of HIV Programs, granted by multiple federal, state and private funders. Under the supervision of the Chief Operating & Programs Officer, this position provides administrative and program direction, which includes management, planning, development, implementation and monitoring of all aspects and services related to HIV Prevention, Linkage to Care and Medical Case Management Programming. With responsibility for 45 staff, including four direct reports, and a $3.1 million annual budget, the Vice President’s essential responsibilities include:

Leadership

  • Create an environment that promotes individual accountability, staff development and staff satisfaction with work environment;
  • Actively model and communicate Metro’s mission and vision and support a culture of empowerment, team development, open communication;
  • Model the philosophy of continuous performance improvement within Metro and ensure the continuous quality assurance/improvement needs of the programs are supported;
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, disciplining, training, managing and evaluating performance of program services and staff;
  • Actively participate in communication and team building activities.

Administration and Operations

  • Manage HIV medical case management, HIV and substance abuse prevention and linkage to care programs funded through the Ryan White program (Part A, B, D and General Revenue funds), CDC, SAMHSA/CSAP, Florida Department of Health, Florida Office of Minority Health and other pharmaceutical company and private funders;
  • Directly oversee the program department’s Director and provide programmatic and administrative leadership for each department;
  • Monitor the implementation of procedure and protocol manuals for program staff to ensure effective delivery of prevention and linkage to care services and minimum standards of care;
  • Accountable for each department’s performance and outcomes, including all quantitative and qualitative service delivery measures;
  • Develop, implement and revise program specific policies and procedures as needed;
  • Streamline processes and procedures for maximum efficacy and best service delivery;
  • Ensure program compliance with contracts, state and federal regulations and accreditation standards as are applicable;
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with grant funder’s requirements;
  • Ensure competency of staff within the scope of community health principles and specific practice acts.

Fundraising

  • Participate in grant development and writing as needed;
  • Direct and assist in the development of grant proposals and other program promotion activities to ensure the growth and viability of programs.

Communications and Outreach

  • Serve as an expert resource on HIV/AIDS to staff and other community agencies;
  • Collaborate with other community organizations to enhance services to people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Network within the community and keep current on local, state and national issues and activities related to HIV/AIDS funding, treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and relevant research;
  • Identify community needs related to existing and new services; implement program modifications or enhancements.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Metro is seeking a strategic leader to manage their rapidly expanding comprehensive HIV care and prevention programs. The ideal candidate will be adept at handling the administrative challenges of a growing multi-faceted non-profit healthcare organization with complex government funding streams. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of seven years’ professional experience, in positions of increased responsibility, in public health and/or community-based health care or social services organizations;
  • At least five years’ experience managing senior-level HIV Prevention and Medical Case Management staff;
  • Experience managing government funded programs including tracking and reporting grants from HHS, Ryan White, SAMHSA/CSAP, CDC and State Departments of Health;
  • Extensive knowledge of HIV prevention and harm reduction strategies, HIV supportive services including medical case management, and a strong understanding of integrated medical home models of care;
  • A Bachelor’s degree.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

We are seeking a seasoned healthcare professional with a passion for Metro’s work and its commitment to provide quality health and wellness services to the diverse people of the Tampa Bay area. The VP of HIV Programs will have:

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise good judgment with minimal supervision;
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service and working in a team environment;
  • High degree of professionalism and attention to detail;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop effective budgets, plans and goals; to evaluate and maintain standards of quality and safety; and to prepare and administer grant proposals;
  • Ability to think strategically to enhance programming, manage growth and ensure sustainability;
  • Knowledge of the history and issues facing LGBTQ, HIV-infected and affected, minority and high risk youth populations, and other underserved communities;
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences;
  • Critical thinking and recall ability for high level planning, analysis and problem solving;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership for staff and to develop and maintain a wide variety of internal and external working relationships;
  • Microsoft Office Suite and data systems proficiency, including Electronic Medical Records.

COMPENSATION 

Metro is proud of its supportive culture in which organizational leaders and policies foster care for Metro’s staff so that they can provide best in class care for Metro’s clients. In keeping with this prerogative, our client is offering a competitive salary for this position, along with a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include health, dental, life and LTD insurance as well as elective vision and short term disability plans.  Metro’s 403b retirement plan includes a 5% match in years 0-5, and a 7% match in year 10 and beyond. In addition to generous PTO and sick time policies, Metro offers tuition reimbursement, professional development, stipends toward gym membership or day care, discounts on pet insurance, discounts at the Metro thrift Store and reimbursement on Metro branded clothing.

OPPORTUNITY

This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative healthcare professional to integrate and expand Metro’s core prevention programs and case management services. With the imminent completion of the headquarters’ multi-million renovation and anticipated approval of its FQHC application, Metro is poised for continued growth and increased impact. The VP of HIV Programs will play an integral role in planning for the future of this pioneering and vital community resource.

LOCATION

Metro Wellness & Community provides services at centers in St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey and Clearwater. Additionally, Metro operates a Thrift Store and LGBT Welcome Center in St. Petersburg. The VP, HIV Programs will work out of the St. Petersburg Center and will travel regularly to the other locations.

St. Petersburg is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Home to some of the country’s finest beaches, world-class museums, and an array of entertainment and professional sporting events, the “Burg” is a vibrant city with something for everyone. A bourgeoning foodie scene combined with boutiques, bike shops, art galleries, breweries and coffee houses has attracted visitors and new residents alike. The city’s thriving business, entrepreneurial and arts sectors have sparked its growth and helped propel its economy.

The sunniest city in America, holding the record for 768 consecutive sunny days, is also a big, hip small-town. The St. Petersburg lifestyle, defined by sunshine, diversity and a dynamic arts scene, is enhanced by its location in a zero income tax state.

Although St. Petersburg’s population is little more than 260,000, this big small town is home to Florida’s largest LGBT Pride celebration. In recent years, more than 200,000 people have attended St. Pete Pride. The city employs a full-time LGBT liaison to the mayor’s office and police department, and in 2016 received a perfect score on HRC’s Municipal Quality Index.

Learn more about St. Petersburg       Learn more about St. Pete Clearwater

CONTACT

Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Joseph McCormack, Partner
Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner
McCormack + Kristel
1745 Broadway, 17th floor
New York, NY 10019
T: 212.531.5003
F: 212.203.9599
E: search@mccormackkristel.com
W: www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided will be verified prior to employment. 

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers.  People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Chief Program Officer

THE CLIENT

Founded in September of 1993, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is an independent public agency created by The City and County of Los Angeles as a Joint-Powers Authority. Its mission is to address homelessness in Los Angeles County.  LAHSA is committed to ending homelessness by providing leadership, advocacy, and management of program funding.  LAHSA strives to educate the public and the media on key issues related to homelessness.

LAHSA is governed by a 10-member policy-making Commission. The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles appoints five of the Commissioners with approval of the City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appoints five, one appointment from each Supervisorial District.

LAHSA provides funding and guidance for a vast network of local, non-profit agencies serving homeless people. LAHSA is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, with a staff of approximately 360+ and an annual budget of approximately $243,000,000, the Authority distributes approximately $225 million annually to about 100 provider agencies with nearly 300 contracts.  These programs are located throughout the City and County, and address a wide-range of issues related to homelessness, including: mental illness, substance abuse, job training, domestic violence, food, housing, case management, referrals, health concerns, clothing, benefits advocacy, and transportation. LAHSA operates its own Emergency Response program to address the urgent and immediate needs of the homeless.  The Measure H quarter-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2017 to address the growing problem of homelessness is projected to raise $355 million annually for 10 years.

LAHSA funded programs and agencies support the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) national “Continuum of Care” model to assist homeless individuals and families in their transition to independence.  To assure that the Continuum of Care system continues to address the changing needs and priorities of Los Angeles County, LAHSA works closely with service providers, advocates, coalitions, communities, businesses, governmental organizations, elected leaders, and research groups.

THE POSITION

This is a newly created position reporting to the Executive Director. The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will be responsible for a 250-person staff with the following direct reports: Director, Procurement & Performance Management; Director, Access & Engagement; Director, Policy & Systems; and Director, Data Management. The CPO will lead all programmatic operations and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as leader of LAHSA’s programmatic operations:
  • Responsible for deliverables for $225 million in City, County and Federal funding commitments
  • Responsible for deliverables optimizing the LA region’s homeless system performance
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Lead and manage LAHSA’s programmatic directors, who cover the following responsibilities:
    • LAHSA‐funded homeless service programs, including procurement, contract performance and homelessness data management
    • Policy and Systems,
    • Direct outreach – LAHSA’s countywide direct outreach services with more than 100 staff
  • Identify programmatic opportunities and priorities:
    • Coordinate program development, including working with the Policy and Planning team and Commission to identify areas of need and design new programs to work toward elimination of homelessness in Los Angeles
    • Analyze service performance on the program, community, and system level
    • Develop processes for using program outcomes data for driving future program development
    • Oversee the development of appropriate training and technical assistance to staff, program applicants and grantees and other appropriate audiences
    • Collaborate with Los Angeles Continuum of Care participants (including organizations funded and those not funded through LAHSA) to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles
    • Knowledge of HEARTH Act requirements, Homeless Families Solutions System and Coordinated Entry System
    • Develop external reporting tools to communicate the progress of LAHSA’s work and the work of its partner agencies to LAHSA’s Commission, its funders (from the city, county and federal level) and to the public
    • Incorporate program/policy work into procurement and contracting process
  • Develop external reporting tools to communicate the progress of LAHSA’s work and the work of its partner agencies to LAHSA’s Commission, its funders (from the city, county and federal level) and to the public
    • Incorporate program/policy work into procurement and contracting process
    • Increase key impact measurements
    • Develop curriculum, tools, and training that help build sustainable program delivery capacity
    • Implement integrated coordinated entry systems for all populations
    • Interact effectively with a wide range of constituents
    • Represent LAHSA at official functions and events in the community

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of LAHSA and be driven by the mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate who has proven experience in managing within a large, complex organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

The successful candidate will most likely have had management experience with a large public sector, or non‐profit organization. As noted, this is an organization driven by the values of its people, so experience in managing a “values‐driven” organization will be highly prized.

Additional requirements are:

  • Results Orientation – a proven track record of exceeding goals and a value‐added orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen including successful P&L management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, political savvy, and creative resourcefulness
  • Strategic Vision and Agility – ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
  • Capacity Building—ability to effectively build staff capacity, developing a top‐notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Large Scale Management – experience leading a large diverse team
  • Leadership and Organization – exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top‐ notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed
  • General Management—thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning
  • Excellent Communications Skills  –  thorough  understanding  of  the  importance  of  effective,  timely communications with multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of systems and programs that impact homeless persons and homeless program funding sources, regulations, requirements and procedures, a knowledge of the HEARTH Act (The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009) requirements, Homeless Families Solutions System and the Coordinated Entry System.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is seeking to dramatically accelerate its capacity and growth. LAHSA wants a mission‐focused, seasoned, strategic, and process‐minded leader with experience in complex organizations, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals.

The CPO must have the ability to enforce fair and equitable processes, decisions and determinations in compliance with Federal, state and local funding laws, rules, and regulations. S/he must be able to think creatively, strategically and collaboratively to solve complex problems.

This position requires an action oriented executive who enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; who is able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; who is not afraid to take charge of a situation; and who can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.

COMPENSATION

The CPO is employed “at will” by the LAHSA Commission.  This is not a City or County civil service appointment. The selected candidate will be compensated at a level dependent upon qualifications and experience and will receive a comprehensive benefit package.

OPPORTUNITY

Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared 23% over the past year despite increasing success in placing people in housing. The sharp rise, to nearly 58,000, suggests that the pathway into homelessness continues to outpace intensifying efforts that — through rent subsidies, new construction, outreach and support services — got more than 14,000 people permanently off the streets last year.  The startling jump in homelessness has affected every significant demographic group, including youth, families, veterans and the chronically homeless. Homeless officials and political leaders point to steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes as the underlying cause.

After months of planning, Measure H funding recommendations were approved by the Board of Supervisors, which unanimously approved a spending package to deploy $1 billion into local communities over the next three years. LAHSA will be the conduit and steward for much of these resources.  This is an opportunity to be on the forefront of addressing one of the most pressing human services need in our country today.  The successful candidate will have the satisfaction of building the programmatic infrastructure to address this need and participating in an effort of critical humanitarian importance.

LAHSA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2018

CONTACT

Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

Joseph McCormack, Partner

McCormack + Kristel

1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-202

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tel  323.549.9200

Fax 323.549.9222

Email search@mccormackkristel.com

Online www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided will be verified prior to employment.

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers.  People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Chief Financial Officer

THE CLIENT

Founded in September of 1993, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is an independent public agency created by The City and County of Los Angeles as a Joint-Powers Authority. Its mission is to address homelessness in Los Angeles County.  LAHSA is committed to ending homelessness by providing leadership, advocacy, and management of program funding.  LAHSA strives to educate the public and the media on key issues related to homelessness.

LAHSA is governed by a 10-member policy-making Commission. The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles appoints five of the Commissioners with approval of the City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appoints five, one appointment from each Supervisorial District.

LAHSA provides funding and guidance for a vast network of local, non-profit agencies serving homeless people. LAHSA is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, with a staff of approximately 360+ and an annual budget of approximately $243,000,000, the Authority distributes approximately $225 million annually to about 100 provider agencies with nearly 300 contracts.  These programs are located throughout the City and County, and address a wide-range of issues related to homelessness, including: mental illness, substance abuse, job training, domestic violence, food, housing, case management, referrals, health concerns, clothing, benefits advocacy, and transportation. LAHSA operates its own Emergency Response program to address the urgent and immediate needs of the homeless.  The Measure H quarter-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2017 to address the growing problem of homelessness is projected to raise $355 million annually for 10 years.

LAHSA funded programs and agencies support the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) national “Continuum of Care” model to assist homeless individuals and families in their transition to independence.  To assure that the Continuum of Care system continues to address the changing needs and priorities of Los Angeles County, LAHSA works closely with service providers, advocates, coalitions, communities, businesses, governmental organizations, elected leaders, and research groups.

THE POSITION

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the CFO serves as LAHSA’s Treasurer and Auditor‐ Controller, and is responsible for overseeing all fiscal activities and maintaining the overall integrity of fiscal data. With a staff of approximately 60, the CFO supervises the Director of Finance, and, through the Director, the Manager, Budget and Manager, Finance Administration.  The CFO directs all the internal fiscal operations of a complex governmental and multiple grants accounting system.  The CFO also provides monthly financial reports to the LAHSA Commission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Budget & Variance Reporting

  • Preparation and submission of LAHSA’s annual budget to Commission for approval.
  • Develop, negotiate and advocate for LAHSA’s budget with Commission and current and potential funders.
  • Monitor budget‐to‐actual expenditures globally and on a per‐grant basis.
  • Proactively inform management and the Commission monthly on budget progress and any need for revisions.

Treasury

  • Entrusted with authority for all funds on deposit.
  • Adherence to approved investment policy – excess funds in longer‐term instruments.
  • Ensures sufficient cash balances for cash flow needs.
  • Monitor/verify cash balances for each grant/source.
  • Reconcile cash balances monthly – investigate discrepancies, bring notice to Executive Director, and/or the Finance, Contracts and Grants Management Committee of the Commission.

Accounting

  • Appropriate management of financial data, correct and appropriately charged, will provide a tool for decision‐making by management.
  • Continual assessment of organization’s accounting system to ensure it is appropriately meeting the needs of LAHSA.
  • Prepare and present monthly financial statements – organization‐wide and on a per‐grant basis, to provide assurance and overview of financial operations.
  • Submit to the City and the County of Los Angeles complete written reports of LAHSA’s financial activities within 90 days after the fiscal year ends.
  • Ensure an independent CPA completes an annual audit of accounts and records.
  • Ensure compliance with Single Audit regulations.

Disbursement Officer

  • Review/approve all LAHSA Payments – ensure as appropriate and eligible, will be charged to correct sources, adequate justification/support provided.
  • Oversee preparation of checks – ensure appropriate approvals, supporting documentation, and appropriations of disbursements.
  • Ensure sub‐recipients are paid as per contractual requirements.

Fiscal Policy

  • Continual development, implementation and communication/training of fiscal policies, accounting procedures, automated accounting system, and cost allocation plan for LAHSA and sub‐recipients.
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place at LAHSA –accounting procedures, segregation of duties, security of fixed assets, etc.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the LAHSA Fiscal Manual as needed.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the Contractor’s Accounting Handbook as needed.

Auditor

  • Oversee the monitoring and compliance program to ensure sub‐recipient fiscal performance and reporting, through fiscal monitoring.
  • Ensure sub‐recipient compliance with grant requirements and accounting regulations: FASB, 2CFR Part 200, etc.
  • Ensure that any non‐compliance or control weaknesses identified by monitoring teams is provided to sub recipient and to LAHSA management for appropriate action.
  • Ensure LAHSA’s books and records are in order and in compliance with all funder’s requirements, and are open to inspection at any time.

Staffing/Organizational Structure

  • Manage fiscal departmental staff of approximately 60.
  • Assess the organizational structure of the agency’s fiscal department, including the functions and qualifications of all staff, to ensure LAHSA has the capacity to function effectively.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate must have the following experience:

  • Fund accounting and fiscal grants management of federal funds, including 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards)
  • General ledger management and maintenance.
  • Team‐based project management.
  • Grants and Community Development Block Grants.
  • Intermediate and advanced level of computer software programs specifically, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook) and the internet.
  • Direct experience with homeless services is not an absolute requirement, but familiarity with homeless funding regulations, requirements and procedures, including HUD Continuum of Care, Emergency Solutions would be a significant plus.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment where coordination and collaboration are critical to success, while exhibiting strong leadership skills and the willingness to take action as needed to achieve results. The candidate will have the ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures; communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; evaluate information against a set of standards; and observe and evaluate the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts. The ideal CFO will:

  • Build successful, collaborative relationships at all levels of LAHSA, as well as with contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Work well in a team‐based, project management oriented system.
  • Serve as a team leader with a collaborative, straightforward approach to monitoring and compliance.
  • Plan, organize and implement projects/tasks according to priority.
  • Review documents for completeness, accuracy, authorization and regulatory and procedural compliance.
  • Analyze compliance problems and recommend solutions.
  • Work well under pressure to meet inflexible deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing using correct standard rules of English.
  • Write and present clear and informative reports.
  • Maintain accurate records and files.
  • Work independently and exercise initiative and sound judgment.

COMPENSATION

The CFO is employed “at will” by the LAHSA Commission.  This is not a City or County civil service appointment. The selected candidate will be compensated at a level dependent upon qualifications and experience and will receive a comprehensive benefit package.

OPPORTUNITY

Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared 23% over the past year despite increasing success in placing people in housing. The sharp rise, to nearly 58,000, suggests that the pathway into homelessness continues to outpace intensifying efforts that — through rent subsidies, new construction, outreach and support services — got more than 14,000 people permanently off the streets last year.  The startling jump in homelessness has affected every significant demographic group, including youth, families, veterans and the chronically homeless. Homeless officials and political leaders point to steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes as the underlying cause.

After months of planning, Measure H funding recommendations were approved by the Board of Supervisors, which unanimously approved a spending package to deploy $1 billion into local communities over the next three years. LAHSA will be the conduit and steward for much of these resources.  This is an opportunity to be on the forefront of addressing one of most pressing human services need in our country today.  The successful candidate will have the satisfaction of building the financial infrastructure to address this need and participating in an effort of critical humanitarian importance.

LAHSA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2018

CONTACT

Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

Joseph McCormack, Partner

McCormack + Kristel

1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-202

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tel  323.549.9200

Fax 323.549.9222

Email search@mccormackkristel.com

Online www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided will be verified prior to employment.

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers.  People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

Alliance for Safety & Justice, Chief Operating Officer

THE CLIENT

The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), a project of Tides Center, is a new national organization that works with state-based partners to replace wasteful prison spending with new safety solutions rooted in prevention, rehabilitation and community health. ASJ brings capacity and expertise in alliance building, issue education, and policy advocacy to its state-based campaigns to advance policy reforms that will significantly reduce incarceration rates and racial disparities in the criminal justice system. ASJ also operates a new national organizing network, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, which elevates the voices and experiences of survivors in advancing justice reform. ASJ is committed to both reforming state justice systems to reduce incarceration and empowering the communities most harmed by crime and over-incarceration to increase community investments. ASJ was born out of the work of its sister organization of Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ), also project of Tides Center, a five-year-old justice reform organization that is the largest state-based advocacy organization in the country. Californians for Safety and Justice operates as the flagship model for the programs and strategies ASJ aims to grow in other states. Additionally, Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund, a project of The Advocacy Fund, is the 501 (c)4 arm of both ASJ and CSJ.

ASJ and CSJ each have a three-person advisory board. Combined, ASJ and CSJ operate with 40 staff and an annual budget of over $20MM. ASJ co-founders also lead CSJ.

THE POSITION

ASJ is a dynamic, fast-paced organization and an accelerated/mature start-up campaign environment with ambitious plans to rapidly increase its national reach and impact in the coming years. The organization seeks a nimble and highly experienced operations management professional for a new leadership position: Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to the President with roughly five direct reports, and working closely on a daily basis with the Vice President, the Chief Operating Officer will ensure the effective operational, financial and administrative systems toward the growth and development of ASJ and CSJ. This is the position that will operationalize and develop effective systems to implement the programmatic and campaign vision set by the President and Vice President. The position represents a fantastic opportunity to play a key leadership role in an emerging organization that aims to transform’s the nation’s approach to safety and justice and have a lasting impact in the largest incarceration states in the nation.

Serving as the organization’s internal leader, the Chief Operating Officer’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Oversight and enhancement of operations, budgeting and financial management, development, systems, internal communications, and staff training for ASJ and CSJ;
  • Building a strong day-to-day leadership presence and bridge state and national operations;
  • Developing and implementing an operational and financial growth plan for the organization that allows ASJ to scale-up to create advocacy operations in 15 states and a crime survivors’ network with national reach and a sustained CSJ;
  • Providing leadership and management to ensure proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems are in place to effectively grow the organization and to secure financial strength and operating efficiency;
  • Creating and leading management training for senior staff at ASJ/CSJ and starting to develop a unified management culture across the organizations;
  • Overseeing organization’s budget management, from reviewing budget reports to engaging in budget analysis and seeking efficiencies and effectiveness with expenditure decision-making;
  • Collaborating with the management team to develop and implement operations, systems and personnel plans to accommodate rapid growth objectives;
  • Attracting and recruiting a diverse and high-quality staff, while ensuring measures are in place to retain high performing teams;
  • Cultivating a cohesive work culture and fostering a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization;
  • Overseeing the operational stewardship of fundraising dollars, while supporting the President and Vice President in development initiatives as needed;
  • Integrating/harmonizing operations between ASJ HQ, CSJ and other state-run programs.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of seasoned executive leadership. This will include demonstrated success providing the direction, analysis and structures to realize strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be a confident leader energized by ambitious goals and driven to exceed expectations. Other requirements include:

  • Experience growing an organization and building infrastructure to support growth, change, sustainability and scalability;
  • Leading and building and managing a high-performance staff and managing the team in achieving strategic goals;
  • Strong finance and operations management experience;
  • Proficiency in technology communications and operations applications such as Salesforce, Action Network among others;
  • Bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree preferred;
  • Experience in leadership positions working with diverse staff and in communities directly impacted by crime violence and over-incarceration preferred;
  • A passion for advancing social justice, racial justice and criminal justice reform.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Our client is seeking a strategic leader with operational expertise to increase efficiencies and enhance the functionality of a rapid growth organization with staff working in offices across multiple sites. A commitment to entrepreneurialism, innovation and excellence are essential for success. The ideal candidate will understand campaigning and the rapid pace environment of campaigns as well as being motivated by the organization’s vision to win safety priorities and advance policies that help communities most harmed by crime and violence.

OPPORTUNITY

This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished executive to join a highly-respected organization that is poised for national impact. The successful candidate will be part of a distinguished team, serving an organization changing policies in the largest incarceration states and changing the lives of those impacted by violence. With operational oversight for a growing agency, the candidate will be integral in shaping the organization and defining its future.

LOCATION

ASJ has offices throughout California and in Washington, D.C. Ideally, the COO will work from the Oakland, CA office.

CONTACT

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter via e-mail to:

Soladé Rowe
President
WBB+McCormack
1399 Franklin Avenue, Suite 201
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone (516) 743-3000
Email: search@wbbmccormack.com
Michelle Kristel
Partner
WBB+McCormack
1745 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone (212) 519-8615
Email: search@wbbmccormack.com

 

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment and other information provided will be verified prior to employment. 

WBB+McCormack works only with equal opportunity employers.  We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, people living with HIV, women and LGBT persons to apply.

The Alliance for Safety and Justice, a project of Tides Center and the sister organization of another Tides Center project, Californians for Safety and Justice, as well as Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund, a 501(c)4 project of The Advocacy Fund, is an equal opportunity employer.  We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Out for Undergrad Announces Dr. Cindi Love New Executive Director

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Out for Undergrad (O4U) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindi Love as its new Executive Director effective January 2, 2018. McCormack+Kristal conducted the nationwide search for O4U, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to helping high-potential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) undergraduates achieve success in their careers.

O4U currently offers four undergraduate leadership conferences that serve as a pathway into major US-based corporations: (1) finance/ consulting/ accounting, (2) technology, (3) marketing, and (4) engineering. In 2017, Goldman Sachs, Twitter, PepsiCo and Stanford University were hosts of these four O4U conferences in cooperation with 130 other major corporate sponsors.

Michael Ruderman, Chair of the O4U Board, said “Our 14-year experience of helping promising LGBTQ undergraduates reach their full potential is the solid foundation upon which we want to take O4U to the next level of impact. We know that Dr. Love will take us there and be a wonderful mentor to our students and volunteers, who are at the heart and soul of our organization’s work. Very few CEOs have senior leadership experience in for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, higher education, and global LGBTQ and human rights advocacy. Dr. Love is the rare find who has all of these.”

Love said, “I am very excited to join the O4U Board and other volunteers in the next chapter of ground-breaking work on behalf of LGBTQ students and corporations who employ them. We have an opportunity to expand access to O4U’s unique leadership development program, and further enhance the current conference experiences. I’m so fortunate to share with O4U’s students and volunteers what I have learned as a partner to some of the most passionate, deeply committed, socially responsible entrepreneurs, executives, educators, advocates and philanthropists around the world.”

Love founded an INC 500 company (#73 in 1990) and was recognized as one of 50 of North American top entrepreneurs by the MIT/INC/YEO Birthing of Giants program that same year. Love founded and sold Integration Control System & Services to The TORO Company in 1996 and served as a TORO executive until 2000.

Since July 2014, Love has served as the Executive Director of ACPA—College Student Educators International in Washington, DC, member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and Working Group Advising the U.S. Secretary of State on Religion & Foreign Policy. Love was a panelist for President Obama’s 2015 Challenge for Faith-Based Partnerships and Communities and honored at the White House twice for human rights leadership. Love serves as one of 95 Content Experts for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks project and is former member of the United Nations Compass Coalition on LGBT Human Rights.

Love succeeds Brandon Fail as Executive Director. Ruderman said, “The O4U Board thanks Brandon Fail for his three years of leadership, during which the organization launched two new conferences, doubled its student attendee population, and dramatically increased corporate sponsorship.”

Contact Information:

Michael Ruderman
Chair of the O4U Board
185287@email4pr.com

Cindi Love
185287@email4pr.com
972-358-5907
@drcindilove

http://outforundergrad.org/

SOURCE Out for Undergrad

Related Links

http://outforundergrad.org

San Diego LGBT Community Center, Chief Executive Officer

THE CLIENT

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Center) is one of the oldest and largest LGBT community centers in the nation.  Functioning as the San Diego LGBT community’s anchor organization since 1972, The Center is led by a 13-member board of directors, employs over 55 paid staff and utilizes more than 1,200 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights.  The Center provides direct services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, Trans community members and their families, as well as those living with HIV. Last year, The Center provided more than 73,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.

In support of its social justice goals, in 2008, The Center established The Center Advocacy Project, a nonpartisan 501(c)4 whose mission is to secure equal civil and human rights for the LGBT and allied communities through public education and issue advocacy. The Center Advocacy Project is led by a four-member board of directors.

The Center serves the greater San Diego County lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their families, and those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.  The bulk of San Diego’s vibrant LGBT community lives in the City of San Diego urban core, while approximately 35% reside outside the City in eastern, northern and southern San Diego County. The Center’s programs and services are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of LGBT community members from all backgrounds and ages.  In fact, The San Diego LGBT community itself and the Center’s client population are incredibly and interestingly diverse. As a majority-minority region, San Diego is comprised of one of the nation’s largest immigrant and refugee populations, one of California’s largest Latino populations, and located upon the largest land-border crossing in the nation. The LGBT community includes individuals, couples and families who are also Latino, Black, African-American, Pan-Asian, Native American, mixed race and white; immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and naturalized and US born citizens; individuals who are documented, undocumented and under-documented; seniors, adults, youth, children and families; and those living with HIV. Fifty-percent of clients are people of color and 70% are very low or extremely low-income (below 250% of the federal poverty level).

Founded in 1972 by a group of visionary community leaders, the San Diego LGBT Community Center is dedicated to honoring the tremendous community diversity and struggling towards full inclusion, to building community and to the formation of strategic coalitions. As a community-based health, human services and advocacy organization with a 45-year history of success, finding new and innovative strategies for improving the health and wellness of all in the San Diego LGBT community is its central mission. The Center is often recognized locally and statewide for its dedication to professional and compassionate programs and service; and its programs and services include: mental health services; case management; HIV and HCV testing; an innovative HIV testing and PrEP campaign entitled #BeTheGeneration; an off-site LGBTQ youth center; a supportive housing program for homeless LGBT and HIV+ youth; a dedicated and expanding program for those aged 50 and better, including the provision of on-site services at a new LGBTQ senior housing site; an active voter and civic engagement program; an active Public Affairs and Outreach department and much more.

THE POSITION

Reporting to a 13-person Board of Directors, the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Chief Executive Officer is responsible for managing an annual budget in excess of $6 million and leading the organization’s 55 staff. The CEO and the Board of Directors partner to annually review and refine the organization’s long and short term strategic goals, build on its foundation of fiscal stability, and to ensure the long term sustainability of the organization.

Primary responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer include: 

Strategy and Vision

  • Engage the Board, staff, and community stakeholders in a process to help define strategic goals for the organization’s short and longer-term strategic plans;
  • Oversee the plan’s implementation, ensuring necessary funds, staff, and infrastructure are available to realize the plan’s goals;
  • Communicate the strategy, its goals, its ongoing progress, and outcomes to the organization’s Board, staff, funders, partners and community stakeholders.

Finance and Financial Management

  • Ensure that the organization has the financial and human resources necessary to achieve the strategic and operational goals;
  • Develop, with the CFO and C-suite team, the annual organizational budget for board review and approval, ensuring the appropriate allocation of resources and managing toward successful and realistic growth outcomes;
  • Bring an informed understanding of government grants and contracts and the appropriate compliance with fiscal and program management functions;
  • Ensure the continued fiscal accounting and controls that meet the standards of excellence and best practices, as well as contract, legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Ensure the continued organizational understanding of and attention to annual independent audit preparation and process (including the A-133 audit) and annual 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 990 tax filings;
  • Oversee and continually strengthen the organizational systems and structures that support and sustain strategic financial and programmatic goals.

Board Partnership and Support

  • Partner with the Board of Directors to develop a new strategic plan based upon staff and community input and ensure continual review of progress toward plan goals;
  • Support the Board of Directors efforts to execute their annual work plan including by-law review, policy and procedure review, execution of the annual independent audit and filing of the annual 990; board recruitment and ongoing training; board leadership succession planning; annual board fundraising goals and strategies; and the annual review/revision of progress toward the organizational strategic goals and metrics;
  • Participate as an active member of the Board’s working committees and in the Board training processes;
  • Engage with the Board of the Center Advocacy Project, The Center’s 501(c)4 affiliate;
  • Serve as a resource to both Boards, providing the expert briefing and training resources necessary to enable them to achieve their full potential as governing bodies.

Fundraising

  • Fully understand the complex funding streams (e.g., foundations, corporate, individual, government, etc.) and rapidly changing trends in the not-for-profit, health and human service, and LGBT sectors;
  • Direct the overall organizational fundraising strategies including assuming direct responsibility for significant institutional and individual donor relationships;
  • Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to identify, solicit and acquire new sources of funding;
  • Understand the constraints and opportunities presented by the different government funding streams;
  • Act as the organization’s primary spokesperson with elected officials, with government agency leaders and with the non-governmental funding communities.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Serve as a Center spokesperson for an intersectional LGBT community and the necessity of an aggressive diversity and inclusion strategy;
  • Bring a robust understanding of diversity including minimally: race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, disability status, medical status; but also considering factors that include: marital status, parental status, veteran status, etc.;
  • Oversee Center staff, volunteer and board recruitment, hiring, and retention ensuring appropriate demographic representation (matching San Diego data);
  • Ensure Center collaborations and partnerships reflect the above.

Program Oversight

  • Ensure existing and potential new programs advance the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s mission, are financially realistic and sustainable, are adequately staffed, advance the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, produce meaningful outcomes and adhere to programmatic standards of excellence and best practices;
  • Oversee the organization’s advocacy and outreach efforts, ensuring policy priorities are aligned with the organization’s mission and that strategic collaborations/partners are leveraged. 

Community Engagement

  • Ensure aggressive organizing and community engagement within the LGBT community and the social justice communities;
  • Ensure Center programs and services continue to seek LGBT and social justice community feedback and provide multiple, frequent engagement opportunities in volunteer programs, leadership development programs, programs and program advisory boards, the Community Leadership Council, and other potential engagement/feedback opportunities;
  • Continue to build and develop coalitions and collaborations with other healthcare and social service agencies, as well as other social justice organizations. Continue to develop partnerships and service networks with diverse and traditional youth, senior, family, HIV, and mental health providers.
  • Continue to advance and grow the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s civic engagement and voter education and mobilization project;

Communications

  • Serve as the organization’s spokesperson for the public, government funders, the media and other constituents and allies;
  • Oversee the organization’s traditional and social media strategies and plans;
  • Serve as the architect of the organization’s messages
  • Support and promote The Center’s brand and ensure brand consistency.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The Center is seeking a strategic and visionary leader who will leverage the talents of its skilled staff and build on a foundation of fiscal stability to broaden The Center’s reach and increase its impact. The ideal candidate will have program expertise to develop and enhance The Center’s services; fundraising skills to cultivate the resources necessary to maintain and expand The Center’s programs; and political acumen to forge community support, foster partnerships and build coalitions. The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong knowledge base regarding public policy issues and best practices for nonprofits providing services for marginalized, at risk, and HIV+ communities impacted by racial, economic, and LGBT justice issues;
  • Established relationships with public and private funders in the areas of health and human services; including, ideally, relationships with influencers in state and local government, and peer agencies;
  • Knowledge of mental health services, youth and senior services, supportive housing and HIV services;
  • Experience leading staff who are interfacing with and advocating for diverse groups of marginalized, at risk clients;
  • An understanding of the components required to successfully develop and manage evidence-based programs and services;
  • A track record of success cultivating and soliciting public and private funds;
  • Prior experience managing complex nonprofit budgets and P&L’s of $5 million or greater;
  • An understanding of Board governance, organizational development and nonprofit, both (c)3 and (c)4, best practices;
  • A graduate degree in a relevant discipline or comparable experience.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

The Center is seeking a skilled communicator and effective public speaker capable of engaging with groups and individuals across broadly diverse political and social spectrums. The new CEO will possess the well-developed active listening skills and high emotional intelligence required to mediate conflict; productively engage with community stakeholders, elected officials, police, and government agencies; and to find solutions to complex problems.

The CEO is the spokesperson and public face of the Center. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a highly visible role and will have the flexibility to attend evening and weekend events and community functions. They will be an adept coalition builder dedicated to serving the needs of a broadly diverse community. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strategic approach to leadership with an ability to move easily between the environments of donors and foundations and those of grassroots community supporters and partners;
  • A passion for serving marginalized, at risk, and HIV communities impacted by racial, economic, and LGBT justice issues;
  • Knowledge of the history and public policy issues impacting LGBT and HIV-affected communities;
  • Cultural competency on trans, nonbinary, genderqueer and intersex communities including the ability to advocate on issues impacting those across the spectrum;
  • A respect for the local and statewide history of the San Diego LGBT community and the role of the San Diego LGBT Community Center in that history;
  • Strong relationship-building skills including a track record of success in fostering collaboration and strengthening partnerships;
  • An approachable, collaborative and transparent leadership style;
  • An understanding of border/bi-national communities and immigrant populations, and sensitivity to the unique needs of San Diego’s Latinx community;
  • A deep commitment to the core values of intersectionality and demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration statuses, and physical abilities;
  • Some fluency in Spanish, bilingual preferred.

COMPENSATION

Our client is offering a competitive compensation package for this position with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, as well as flexible spending, supplemental insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan.

OPPORTUNITY

For 45 years, the San Diego LGBT Community Center has served as a place of refuge, a site for celebration, mourning and protest, and a provider of essential social services and enrichment programs to a broadly diverse community. The successful candidate will continue The Center’s tradition of meeting the needs of the community’s most marginalized and at-risk members and advocating for racial, social, gender and economic justice for all.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and entrepreneurial leader to strengthen and grow one of the country’s oldest and largest LBGT community centers. The new CEO will fortify the nexus of a geographically, culturally and socio-economically expansive city. At a critical historical moment, the CEO of the San Diego LGBT Community Center will increase the impact of and shape the future of a vital community resource.

LOCATION

The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s administrative offices are located in the Hillcrest community at 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103. San Diego location is a requirement of this position.

Deadline for Applications: January 1, 2018

CONTACT

Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Joseph McCormack, Managing Partner
Michelle Kristel, Partner
McCormack + Kristel
1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-202
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Tel  323.549.9200
Fax 323.549.9222
Email search@mccormackkristel.com
Online www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided will be verified prior to employment.

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers.  People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

McCormack + Kristel Recruits Leaders for Impact Organizations

Media Contact:  O’Bayley Communications – Tim O’Bayley 760/778-3525 • tim@obayley.net or McCormack & Kristel – Joseph McCormack 323/549-9200 • joe@mccormackkristel.com

McCormack + Kristel Recruits Leaders for Impact Organizations
Pioneering Executive Recruitment Firm Specializes in Placing Executives at Key LGBTQ Organizations Nationwide

PALM SPRINGS – October 3, 2017:  Continuing its 24-year record of successful executive placements, McCormack+Kristel recently recruited new chief executives for PFLAG National and New York’s Bailey House, and launched a CEO search for The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

PFLAG National recently appointed Dr. Jaime Grant as their new Executive Director. Founded in 1972, PFLAG has nearly 400 chapters and more than 200,000 members and is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Grant has a three-decade-long track record of leadership in the LGBTQ and feminist movements. She previously held the position of Policy Institute Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force and is the founding executive director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Most recently, she served as the founder and director of the Global Trans Research and Advocacy Project.

Said Jean Hodges, PFLAG President, “Our search for a new Executive Director for PFLAG National was handled efficiently, thoroughly, and with grace by McCormack+Kristel Partner Michelle Kristel. Her excellent communication, her extensive network of contacts which enabled a large pool of qualified applicants, her sensitivity to issues of diversity, and her skill and expertise in interviewing top candidates were all critical to keeping the process moving on a well-paced timeline. Best of all was the wonderful result in hiring exactly the right person for the job.”

John Oda, the Chair of the PFLAG Search Committee added, “McCormack+Kristel was the perfect firm for our Executive Director search. Their expertise and experience was noticeable and crucial from the start to the end.”

McCormack+Kristel also announced the successful completion of the Chief Executive Officer search for New York’s Bailey House. Established in 1983, Bailey House provides supportive housing for people living with HIV and AIDS and advocates on their behalf. In addition, the program connects individuals with medical care and other health and social services. Special housing units are set aside for LGBT homeless youths, with a number of units specifically for supporting transgender youth. Daniel Tietz, the new CEO, is presently Chief Special Services Officer at NYC Human Resources Administration. He was previously the Executive Director of ACRIA, the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, and the Deputy Executive Director of the New York Coalition for the Homeless. He is an RN by training and holds a JD degree from the New England School of Law. Bailey House Board Chair Matt Farber said, “Dan’s entrepreneurial spirit, unique combination of advocacy and nonprofit experience, and relentless approach to improving the lives of some of New York City’s most vulnerable citizens make him the perfect fit to lead Bailey House.”

The San Diego LGBT Community Center has recently retained McCormack+Kristel to assist with the search and selection process to recruit a successor for long-term Executive Director Dr. Delores Jacobs.

McCormack+Kristel brings 24 years of recruiting experience to this executive search. Founder and managing partner Joe McCormack says, “We were the first retained search firm to recruit leadership for the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities, and we are the first retained search firm to embrace the transgender community as a valuable source of talent for our clients. Being a pioneer is a core value for us, not only as a business practice, but as a commitment to social justice. We are honored to support The San Diego LGBT Community Center during this important leadership transition.”

Since its founding in 1993, McCormack+Kristel has completed more than 400 searches for CEOs, board members and C-suite executives for large and small nonprofit organizations across the country. Clients have included the ACLU, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Planned Parenthood, SAGE, the Tides Foundation, and many more.

 

 

# # #

 

For additional information, contact Joe McCormack, Managing Partner, McCormack+Kristel at Joe@mccormackkristel.com or (323) 549-9200.

New McCormack + Kristel Recruiting Partnership: Diversity Recruiter Adds New Nonprofit Expert to its Team

PALM SPRINGS – July 18, 2016: Joe McCormack, a pioneering and nationally recognized diversity recruiter in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, is announcing the formation of a new business partnership with Michelle Kristel, a former nonprofit executive and associate with the firm since 2013. The new partnership will be known as McCormack + Kristel, LLC, with offices in Palm Springs, CA and New York, NY.

Michelle Kristel is the former executive director of In The Life Media, producers of the acclaimed PBS series, In The Life. Currently, Michelle serves on the board of CenterLink, the national association of LGBT community centers; the advisory board of Quorum, an organization working to increase LGBT presence on corporate boards; and the steering committee of the Publishing Triangle, an association of authors, readers and publishing professionals.

“McCormack + Kristel will build upon our 23-year reputation for excellent service and continue to expand our national recruiting practice,” says Founder and Managing Partner Joe McCormack. “Michelle’s experience as a nonprofit leader is a great value-add for our clients. Because she has served in and managed many of the positions our clients seek to fill, Michelle has great instincts for finding talent and making successful placements.”

In 1993, in a series of firsts, McCormack & Associates, the first openly gay-owned retained search firm, was founded with the mission to recruit leadership for the nation’s burgeoning HIV/AIDS service organizations. The firm later expanded to serve LGBT movement organizations and is proud to have been the first retained search firm to embrace the transgender community as a source of talent for their clients. “Being a pioneer is a core value for us, not only as a business practice, but as a reflection of our commitment to social justice,” said McCormack.

Since its founding, the firm has completed more than 400 searches for CEO’s, board members and C-suite executives for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations across the country. Clients include amfAR, the ACLU, the California Endowment, Chicago House, Compassion & Choices, Los Angeles LGBT Center, National Minority AIDS Council, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Planned Parenthood, the Tides Foundation, the Weingart Foundation, and scores of other public health, human service and social justice organizations.

“I am thrilled to be in partnership with Joe McCormack,” said Kristel. “Great hires make all the difference for mission-driven organizations. Having the right players in the right positions is essential to advancing strategic goals, increasing program impact and engaging donors and constituents. Together, Joe and I will continue the firm’s tradition of advancing social justice by supporting our clients to strengthen their teams and enhance their capacity.”

McCormack + Kristel will continue its strategic venture with New York-based Wesley, Brown & Bartle, one of the nation’s leading minority-owned retained search firms. The two firms have partnered as WBB+McCormack to recruit leadership and C-suite executives for Amnesty International, AIDS United, the Chicago AIDS Foundation, the New York LGBT Community Center and other high profile clients