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President/CEO, Cardea Services

THE CLIENT

For more than 40 years, Cardea Services has strived to improve organizations’ abilities to deliver accessible, high quality, culturally proficient, and compassionate services to their clients. Cardea’s vision states:  We envision communities where all people, especially those who have been most underserved, have equitable access to quality health and human services.

Cardea Services is a national organization based in Oakland, California, with offices in Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas. Cardea has a 38-person staff and a budget approaching $5 million.  Cardea is funded primarily by public grants, including federal funds distributed by the states. Funding sources are about 65% federal dollars and about 25% fee for service and 10% from foundation or private sector grants. 

Cardea’s key service areas are Training, Organizational Development and Program Evaluation. The organization is committed to public health and health and human services.  Its areas of expertise include sexual and reproductive health, emerging public health issues, cultural proficiency, HIV testing and linkage to care, homeless youth, access to care and health disparities.

Cardea has a national reputation for excellence and unsurpassed client service.  One of its core strengths is cultural proficiency, reflected in the diversity of its staff and in its commitment to social justice and culturally proficient approaches.

THE POSITION

The President/CEO reports to the six-person Board of Directors and is a non-voting member of the Board.  S/he supervises the following direct reports: two Vice Presidents, each in charge of one of the organization’s additional offices, and, through them, four Project Directors. In Oakland s/he will supervise three Project Directors and the Controller with whom s/he will collaborate to ensure the continuing financial integrity of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Board Relations

  • Working with the Board of Directors in determining overarching goals as part of the 2017-2020 strategic plan. From this the President/CEO creates an Annual Operating Plan with appropriate resource allocations based on these agreed upon milestones.
  • Leading planning processes, evaluation and development of new business; engaging Board, staff, and external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Serving as a resource, catalyst and coach to the Board to enable them to achieve their full potential as a governing body.

Fund Development 

  • Leading the overall fund development strategy to maximize current opportunities, proactively sustain development efforts, and developing a strategy to address opportunities.
  • Working closely with the Board of Directors and Vice Presidents to identify, solicit and acquire new sources of funding from government sources and private foundations and to build long-term, sustainable sources of income for the organization, including fee for service revenue.
  • Cultivating relationships in the grant-making community, including foundations, corporations and government agencies.

Program Oversight

  • Overseeing the development and identification of new business opportunities and leading teams through the application/proposal processes
  • Integrating education, development, and new program initiatives and building an increased sense of active collaboration among teams in furthering Cardea’s mission.
  • Providing inspirational leadership and support to Cardea staff.

Finance/Administration

  • Developing the annual budget, ensuring proper fiscal accounting and controls, as well as legal and fiduciary compliance.
  • Ensuring that Cardea has the financial and human resources necessary to implement its strategic plan and operational goals.
  • Providing oversight of all human resources functions, including the hiring, development, motivation, evaluation and retention of senior staff.
  • Overseeing, strengthening and updating the organizational infrastructure as necessary to support and sustain Cardea’s growth.

Communications/Community Relations

  • Serving as Cardea’s liaison and spokesperson to the public, funders, constituents and allies , the media and other partners and key stakeholders
  • Building and nurturing collaborative initiatives with key organizations and stakeholders
  • Continuing to promote Cardea’s public presence, premier brand and identity as a leader in public health and in health and human services.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Cardea is seeking an experienced health and human services executive with at least 7-10 years of experience as a leader of a $5-10 million service provider or substantial consulting practice and a national reputation for exceptional leadership.  The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in a key area for Cardea, including public health, sexual and reproductive health, or health and human services for those who are underserved.  The successful candidate will also have strong credentials in one of the following functional areas:  training, organizational development, or program evaluation.

The President/CEO must have a demonstrated track record of securing public grant funding, fee for service revenue and support from the private sector.  The candidate must have shown an aptitude for managing the finances and bottom line of an organization of comparable size, including budgeting, financial analysis and fiscal integrity.  Experience working effectively with a Board of Directors is essential, and the support and supervision of staff are important management abilities.

A strong marketing focus with experience and skill in cultivating and maintaining robust relationships with funders, community partners and key stakeholders is critical for success. A willingness and ability to travel and work during the evenings and on weekends, as needed, is expected.

Strong communications and public speaking skills are expected of the new leader. An aptitude for producing, organizing, presenting and communicating information in a clear and concise manner is important.

An advanced degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Services Administration, Public Administration or a relevant field or the equivalent work experience is required.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will have a vision for Cardea’s future, solid professional networks and strong interpersonal skills. Cardea’s leader must demonstrate well developed decision-making and problem-solving abilities and a leadership style that embraces the collegial environment of the organization, which has many long-tenured and loyal employees.  The President/CEO must be able to think on her/his feet, resolve conflicts, foster a motivating and nurturing work environment and maintain an attitude of optimism and empathy.  A commitment to healthy work-life balance is a core cultural value of the organization.

Integrity and a personal and professional commitment to social justice and advancing human rights are essential for the successful leader. Equilibrium under pressure and a sense of humor are important.

COMPENSATION

Our client is offering a competitive compensation package for this position with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, short and long term disability, 401K, and generous paid time off (PTO).  Basic relocation expenses may be considered for the exceptional individual Cardea is seeking.

OPPORTUNITY

The internal culture of this organization is one of respect, transparency and teamwork. All of the elements are in place for the right leader to take this long-established and respected organization to a new level of growth and development.  Increases in responsibility and compensation will be directly related to this success.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Board of Directors, Tides

The Client

Tides is a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Tides works at the nexus of funders, changemakers, and policy to solve society’s toughest problems: equality and human rights; sustainable environment; healthy individuals and communities; and quality education.

Tides impact solutions include philanthropic giving and grant making, impact investing, fiscal sponsorship for social ventures, collaborative workspaces, and policy initiatives. Our extensive tools and know-how give our partners the freedom to hit the ground running and drive change faster than they can on their own.

In 2016, Tides granted over $225 million to nonprofits nationwide and in over 110 countries. In addition, Tides is currently home to over 140 social ventures operating in over 25 states. Tides San Francisco and New York collaborative spaces includes over 150,000 square feet of space, home to over 80 impact providers located in the Presidio.

For more information, please visit: https://www.tides.org/fileadmin/user/pdf/2015_Annual_Report_web.pdf

The Vision

Tides envisions a world of shared prosperity and social justice founded on equality and human rights; a sustainable environment; healthy individuals and communities; and quality education for all.

The Mission

Tides accelerates the pace of social change, working with innovative partners to solve society’s toughest problems.

The Approach

  • We cross boundaries and link sectors, communities, and cultures.
  • We act with empathy and respect.
  • We engage with those whose lives are affected.
  • We embrace risk.
  • We prioritize ideas that can scale.

Tides is comprised of six legal entities:

Charitable Giving, Grantmaking, & Advising

Tides designs and implements philanthropic programs to help donors, institutions, and corporations achieve meaningful results and streamline the process for both grantees and funders. Tides provides donor advised funds, collective action funds, and many other charitable giving vehicles that support donors in driving impact.

Social Ventures: Fiscal Sponsorship & Management Services

Tides provides sophisticated management services so leaders can focus on their missions. Backbone services and expertise are available in areas such as financial management, legal compliance, grants management, human resources, payroll, and benefits.

Collaborative Space

Tides’ multi-tenant centers in San Francisco and New York City offer high quality environments for social ventures, nonprofits, and innovators to work, learn, and grow together, amplifying their efforts to solve our world’s most complex social and environmental problems.

Social Impact Consulting

Tides offers highly customized expertise to meet each client’s needs in pursuit of social impact. Tides can assist in designing philanthropic giving programs, managing grant application processes, structuring charitable investments in innovative social ventures, and much more.

Impact Investing

Tides offers partners a robust set of socially responsible investment options such as socially screened funds, mission-related investments (MRIs), fossil fuel-free funds, and high-growth, venture-backed funds, making it easy for clients to align their investments with their impact goals.

Tides Innovation Lab

Tides Innovation Lab coordinates our efforts to experiment, iterate, and continually improve our own programs, share learning about the spectrum of Tides’ services and beyond, and shape the landscape for other organizations working for positive social change.

The Advocacy Fund

Tides’ Advocacy Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, provides a unique opportunity for organizations, initiatives, and grantmakers to lobby for a cause, give money to an advocacy group, or impact legislative activity to advance their missions.

Tides 2016 Financial Summary

Tides’ total revenue in 2016 was $394 million, of which 82% was distributed in grants or expended in programs. Overall, of the over $225 million that Tides has granted in 2016, 20% of total grants and 29% of dollars went beyond its borders, to a total of 106 countries. In addition, Tides is currently home to over 140 social ventures operating in over 25 states. Tides San Francisco and New York collaborative spaces includes over 150,000 square feet of space, home to over 80 impact providers.

Tides History

In 1976, Tides was founded by Drummond Pike, a visionary, social entrepreneur and one of the originators of the concept of donor-advised funds. Over the years the organization has evolved from a great idea into a multi-entity social enterprise. Drummond served as President and CEO from 1976 until 2010. Tides Foundation was started out of a need to facilitate the giving of philanthropists who were concerned with building a better future for individuals and communities all over the world. In the late ’70’s, Tides Foundation founded a Projects Program that nurtured new nonprofit activities and the program became legally incorporated as The Tides Center in 1996.

Through the 1980s, Tides grew slowly as it defined its role as a values-based infrastructure service for progressive nonprofit work. The 1990’s was a time of exponential growth for Tides. It opened the Thoreau Center for Sustainability – a twelve building complex in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park dedicated to nonprofits and social ventures concerned about social and environmental sustainability; and in 1999, it founded Groundspring.org to facilitate online giving to progressive groups.

To date, Tides has managed project and grant making activities totaling more than $3 billion. It has fiscally sponsored more than 800 projects, and helped launch a number of important organizations such as Conservation International, Environmental Working Group, the Garden Conservancy, The Story of Stuff, and the League of Young Voters Education Fund. Its growth is a testament to the joint commitment among its partners and staff to supporting positive social change.

When Tides moved into the 21st century, the organization did not adapt swiftly enough to the changing eco-system, increased competition or the drains on the organization’s business model.  Hence, 2005 – 2014, were challenging times for the organization. Between 2010 and 2014, the organization had four CEO’s beginning with the founder of thirty-five years leaving. A new CEO was hired in 2014 and is working to transform the organization into a thriving social enterprise that is truly leading with a 21st century vision, strategies, mindsets and tools that drive impact nationally and internationally.  This is an exciting time to be part of an organization’s revitalization.

Board of Directors

Tides Network currently has 13 Board Directors, with plans to expand the Board to 19 members over the next three years. This is an opportunity for engaged and committed candidates to play a board leadership role in defining strategic direction and evolution of a large social enterprise. The ideal candidate will help bring on talented new members and assist with board building and development.

Duties & Responsibilities of a Board Member

Tides Board members are the guardians of the organization’s mission and resources, bringing to the organization a variety of skills, knowledge, experience and perspectives. They are tasked with guiding the organization’s mission through policy development and oversight, serving as a resource on Board committees, participating as donors and fundraisers to the organization, and acting as ambassadors for Tides and the interests of its supporters.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Attendance at three Board meetings annually, typically one in San Francisco, one in New York, and one virtual.
  • Active participation on at least one Tides Network subsidiary Board. These include the Tides Foundation and The Tides Center. These Boards meet over the same two day period as the Tides Network Board. In addition, each Board member is expected to serve on at least one standing committee – currently, these include the Executive, Financial Capital, Audit, External Relations, and Human Capital, which typically meet two to three times per year by phone.
  • Contributing to Tides is an expectation of Board service. As a social enterprise there are multiple ways to contribute, board members are expected to make Tides a philanthropic priority with a meaningful personal gift, as well as diligent efforts to bring support to the organization from others within their circle of influence.  Give or get requirements for the new directors are expected to be in the $15,000 – $30,000 range.  Tides understands that each member is in a unique situation and works accordingly to set clear expectations.

After an orientation and the assignment of a mentor Board member, newly elected Directors serve an initial three-year term. Directors may then serve up to two (2) additional three-year terms.

Professional Requirements

Tides is seeking a diverse group of qualified and experienced professionals with a variety of skills, experience and perspectives to steward the continued growth and viability of the organization.  Financial acumen, Foundation leadership, and multi-stakeholder collaboration skills are desired.

The ideal candidate will be a family foundation executive, an entrepreneur, corporate executive, business owner, civic leader, public official or other professional of stature with strong links to a broad and expansive network.  We are particularly interested in broadening Tides’ geographic diversity with board members from the Mid-Western or Southern areas of the U.S.  Experience, as a Board Member with a not-for-profit institution and a track record of effective participation is a must.

Personal Characteristics

Candidates must have a compelling interest in the vision, mission and approach of Tides. The skills to meaningful contribute to an organization at times of change is a must.  Individuals who have worked within organizations or on boards during times of strategic transition will find this an exciting opportunity to lead in a meaningful way.

Openness to innovation and a willingness to embrace change is important. Belief in community and strengthening people’s ability to achieve their individual and collective goals is core to Tides’ mission.  Honesty and transparency are highly valued, and the humility to learn from others and continually improve performance are deep-seated cultural values that we are seeking in a successful candidate.

Finally, candidates should demonstrate innate leadership, management and interpersonal skills, patience and good humor, and must be able to participate in and sustain collaborative group efforts.  People of color and bi-cultural, bi-lingual candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Opportunity

This opportunity is a meaningful and rewarding leadership challenge with an organization that has been in the forefront of social change for nearly 40 years.  It is a chance to be part of building the future of a leading social enterprise that works with partners to create lasting social impact for a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

CONTACT

If you are interested in exploring a relationship with Tides, please submit a brief cover letter and résumé or biography as attachments via e-mail to:

Joseph A. McCormack, Managing Partner

McCormack+Kristel

Tel 323.549.9200

Email: search@mccormackkristel.com

Online: www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

McCormack+Kristel works only with Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Executive Director, PFLAG

THE CLIENT

The idea for PFLAG began in 1972 when Jeanne Manford marched with her son, Morty, in New York’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March, the precursor to today’s Pride parade. After many gay and lesbian people ran up to Jeanne during the parade and begged her to talk to their parents, she decided to begin a support group. The first formal meeting took place on March 26, 1973 at the Metropolitan-Duane Methodist Church in Greenwich Village (now the Church of the Village). Approximately 20 people attended.

In the next years, through word of mouth and community need, similar groups sprang up around the country, offering “safe havens” and mutual support for parents with gay and lesbian children. Following the 1979 National March for Gay and Lesbian Rights, representatives from these groups met for the first time in Washington, DC.

When “Dear Abby” mentioned PFLAG in one of her advice columns, PFLAG received more than 7,000 letters requesting information. In 1981, members decided to launch a national organization. The first PFLAG National office was established in Los Angeles under founding president–and PFLAG LA founder–Adele Starr.

Also in the 1980s, PFLAG became involved in opposing Anita Bryant’s anti-gay crusade and worked to end the U.S. military’s efforts to discharge lesbians—more than a decade before military issues came to the forefront of the LGBTQ movement. And by the late 1980s, PFLAG began to have notable success in organizing chapters in rural communities. In 1990, following a period of significant growth, PFLAG employed an Executive Director, expanded its staff, and moved to Washington, DC.

Today, PFLAG’s work includes five signature programs: PFLAG’s Chapter Network Support provides publications, online learning programs, advocacy support and media training to its network of more than 400 chapters across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Straight for Equality offers a variety of workshops, resources and tools to empower straight allies in the workplace to be more welcoming and inclusive.  The Safe Schools initiative provides support, resources, training, and model policy to create an environment of respect.  The 15-year old Scholarship Program supports qualified LGBTQ and allies who are graduating high school and whose activities are aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming.  Online Academy conducts free, monthly, webinars to move equality forward.

In addition to cultivating, resourcing, and serving the vast grassroots network of PFLAG chapters, PFLAG National has an active lobbying program, which in 2016 included more than 600 Congressional visits, more than 100 White House and administrative meetings, as well as comments on federal rules and regulations, and Congressional and White House events with speaking roles. As an influential part of the LGBTQ movement, PFLAG National frequently partners with LGBTQ-related organizations; participating in coalition meetings and actions, and signing-on to federal policy letters.

PFLAG National is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors and operates with 12-person staff and an annual budget of $3 million.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for setting PFLAG’s program priorities and operationalizing its strategic plan. The ED will be the lead fundraiser and primary spokesperson for the organization. The successful candidate will enhance programs to support PFLAG’s existing members and reach allies beyond its chapter network. Core responsibilities include:

Fundraising

  • Evaluate and enhance the organization’s current fundraising strategy with attention to direct mail, major gifts, planned giving and corporate fundraising;
  • Manage significant corporate and individual donor relationships;
  • Clarify and enhance PFLAG’s value proposition;
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to identify, solicit and acquire new sources of funding, to encourage board giving and to build long-term, sustainable sources of income for the organization;
  • Act as the organization’s primary spokesperson at events, with major donors, and with influencers in corporations and private foundations.

Strategy and Vision

  • Engage the Board, staff, and external stakeholders as appropriate to implement the organization’s strategic roadmap;
  • Analyze PFLAG’s programs through the lens of trends, competitive landscape, and core competencies;
  • Ensure existing and potential new programs to advance PFLAG’s mission, are measurable, financially sustainable, and adequately staffed;
  • Evaluate and engage peer organizations in collaboration to maximize impact;
  • Create strategies and build partnerships in support of the organization’s long-term sustainability.

Finance and Administration

  • Develop the annual budget, ensuring the allocation of resources in accordance with the strategic roadmap;
  • Oversee prudent fiscal management of the organization’s resources, establishing proper accounting and controls, and ensuring legal and fiduciary compliance;
  • Develop informative and accessible reports, including dashboards and other tools for detailing and anticipating financial positions, and tracking program outcomes;
  • Ensure that the organization has the financial and human resources necessary to support members and implement strategic and operational goals;
  • Motivate and support staff to advance the organization’s mission;
  • Oversee the updating and improving of organizational systems and structures to support and sustain growth;
  • Engage with LGBTQ movement leaders, social justice influencers and legislative leaders to advance PFLAG’s mission and values.

Board Relations

  • Engage the Board of Directors to achieve the goals of the new strategic roadmap;
  • Support the Board of Directors to evaluate and refine the organization’s by-laws;
  • Participate as an active member of the Board’s working committees and in the Board recruitment and training process;
  • Serve as a resource, catalyst and coach to the Board, providing the training resources necessary to enable them to achieve their full potential as a governing body.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PFLAG is seeking a seasoned executive with exceptional fund development skills. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of leading a decentralized organization such as a chapter-based association or federation. The new Executive Director will have experience developing programs and implementing organizational priorities. The successful candidate should have the following:

  • At least seven years of executive leadership experience, preferably with a national nonprofit organization;
  • A track record of success cultivating, stewarding and soliciting corporate, foundation and individual gifts;
  • Prior experience with nonprofit finance including, managing budgets, cash flow, P&Ls, and audits. Although not required, an understanding of accrual accounting is ideal;
  • An understanding of Board governance and experience managing a nonprofit Board;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to effectively engage a variety of audiences and represent the organization across all media;
  • Experience managing a distributed workforce inclusive of union staff;
  • Experience engaging volunteers and mobilizing grassroots movements;
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications strategies used to build brand awareness, increase organizational visibility and deliver effective messaging;
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in a related field, e.g. M.P.H., M.P.A., M.B.A., J.D., preferred.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Our client is seeking a servant leader with exceptional interpersonal skills. The candidate will be driven to raise funds and develop strategies to increase PFLAG’s impact and ensure the sustainability of its programs. The new Executive Director will believe that LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies are stronger together. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong desire to serve, to put the needs of others first, to develop teams to perform as highly as possible, and to build a better organization;
  • Knowledge of the history and public policy issues impacting LGBTQ individuals;
  • An understanding of gender identity and expression issues;
  • Belief in the societal benefits of diversity and inclusion;
  • A respect for the history of PFLAG and commitment to furthering its contributions to creating a more inclusive world;
  • Strong relationship-building skills including a track record of success in fostering collaboration and strengthening networks;
  • An approachable, collaborative and transparent leadership style;
  • A vision for PFLAG’s growth and sustainability, and a commitment to supporting a national grassroots movement of passionate volunteers;
  • Willingness to travel frequently.

COMPENSATION

Our client is offering a competitive compensation package for this position with a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid employee medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability; 403(b) with employer match; and four weeks’ vacation. Basic relocation expenses may be considered for the exceptional individual they are seeking.

OPPORTUNITY

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to leverage the power of a vast national grassroots network of passionate volunteers and fierce allies to advance equality for all. The successful candidate will focus priorities, refine programs, and build resources to lead this iconic organization to its next phase of growth and impact. At a critical time in history, PFLAG’s new Executive Director will lead a national movement working to ensure that all LGBTQ people are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves.

LOCATION

PFLAG National is headquartered in Washington, D.C. On-site supervision is a requirement of this position.

CONTACT

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

Michelle Kristel, Partner
Joseph A. McCormack, Managing Partner
McCormack+Kristel
1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-202
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Email search@mccormackkristel.com
Tel 323 549-9200
Fax 323 549-9222
Website 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Chief Executive Officer, Bailey House

THE CLIENT

Founded in 1983 by a coalition of compassionate community leaders responding to the AIDS crisis, Bailey House is a community-based organization with a 34-year history of providing housing and essential supportive services to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. With a demonstrated track record of success in improving the health, housing and independent living outcomes for people struggling with homelessness, substance use, mental illness and the health challenges that accompany chronic illnesses, Bailey House is a leader in its field.

Since its establishment, Bailey House has been on the forefront of creating innovative supportive housing and care coordination models for economically compromised people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic health conditions. Bailey House has made connecting clients to care a cornerstone of its services, resulting in an integration of health-related care with community support that empowers clients to make educated choices about their health and well-being. To achieve its mission of helping to transform the lives of people with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses through housing, health services and community, Bailey House’s goals in serving clients, regardless of HIV status, are closely aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and incorporate increasing access to care, improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities and inequities.

Bailey House’s strategic vision for wraparound care has resulted in over 30 programs serving roughly 4,000 New Yorkers each year, reaching thousands more through a variety of community outreach efforts. Programs fall into two portfolios – Community Services and Supportive Housing. The Community Services division includes a variety of programs designed to support clients in several areas, ranging from medical case management and care coordination to services and treatments administered through licensed behavioral health and substance use treatment clinics. The Supportive Housing division encompasses scatter-site and congregate permanent supportive housing, emergency housing and access to rental and placement assistance. All Bailey House services are based on the principles of harm reduction and trauma-informed care, which means that staff endeavor to meet people on their own terms. Every client engagement is approached through a compassionate lens with the understanding that everyone has potentially experienced trauma in their past.

Bailey House’s client population is incredibly diverse. Historically, target populations included HIV-positive men, women and youth, including LGBTQ homeless youth, low-income adults and families living with HIV/AIDS and formerly incarcerated individuals living with HIV/AIDS. As Bailey House has expanded both its housing models and community service programs, their client population has grown to include increasingly more people who are HIV-negative or whose status is unknown but are at risk for poor health outcomes due to chronic illness, mental illness and substance use. More than 60% of their clients are African American and about 30% are Latino. More than half are dually or triply diagnosed with a chronic illness (including but not limited to: HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and cancer) in addition to mental illness and/or substance use. Approximately 30% have a history of incarceration.

Many Bailey House clients come from neighborhoods with higher rates of poverty, HIV incidence and hospitalizations due to substance use and mental illness than overall rates for New York City. All Bailey House clients live below the poverty line.

THE POSITION

Reporting to a 13-person Board of Directors, Bailey House’s Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for managing an annual budget in excess of $18 million and leading the organization’s 110 staff. The CEO will partner with the Board to define the organization’s strategic goals, will build on its foundation of fiscal stability, and serve as the organization’s spokesperson.  Core responsibilities include:

Strategy and Vision

  • Engage the Board, staff, and external stakeholders as appropriate to define strategic options for driving the organization’s long-term sustainability;
  • Analyze and present strategic options to the Board; Refine and finalize the strategic plan; Build consensus necessary to adopt the plan;
  • Oversee the plan’s implementation, ensuring necessary funds, staff, and infrastructure are available to realize the plan’s goals;
  • Communicate the strategy, its outcomes, impact, and goals to the media and the organization’s staff, funders, constituents and partners.

Finance and Administration

  • Develop the annual budget, ensuring the allocation of resources in accordance with grants and contracts;
  • Bring an informed understanding of block grants, and Medicaid/MCO and value-based payments to oversight of the organization’s program development and fiscal management functions;
  • Evaluate the organization’s current model of outsourced financial operations;
  • Ensure proper fiscal accounting and controls, as well as legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Ensure that the organization has the financial and human resources necessary to meet grant and contract deliverables and implement strategic and operational goals;
  • Motivate and support staff to advance the organization’s mission;
  • Oversee and strengthen the organizational systems and structures to support and sustain growth.

Board Relations

  • Engage with the Board of Directors to develop a new strategic plan;
  • Support the Board of Directors to refine and update the organization’s by-laws;
  • Participate as an active member of the Board’s working committees and in the Board recruitment and training process;
  • Serve as a resource, catalyst and coach to the Board, providing the training resources necessary to enable them to achieve their full potential as a governing body.

 Fundraising

  • Guide the overall fundraising strategy including managing significant institutional and individual donor relationships;
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to identify, solicit and acquire new sources of funding, to encourage board giving and to build long-term, sustainable sources of income for the organization;
  • Act as the organization’s primary spokesperson with elected officials and influencers in government agencies and funding communities;
  • Understand the complex and rapidly changing funding streams in the healthcare and housing sectors to maximize current opportunities and anticipate emerging issues.

Program Oversight

  • Ensure existing and potential new programs advance Bailey House’s mission, are financially sustainable, adequately staffed, advance the organization’s commitment to value-based programming, and adhere to issue area best practices;
  • Oversee the organization’s advocacy and lobbying efforts, ensuring policy priorities are aligned with the organization’s mission and strategic collaborations are leveraged;
  • Maintain a prudent balance of resources between political work, and community outreach and education.

Communications/Community Relations

  • Serve as the organization’s liaison and spokesperson to the public, government funders, the media and other constituents and allies;
  • Build and nurture coalitions and collaborative initiatives with other healthcare, housing and social service agencies;
  • Promote Bailey House’s public presence, premier brand, and identity as a leader in providing programs and services for New York City’s most marginalized and at-risk residents.

Professional Requirements

Bailey House is seeking an entrepreneurial executive with healthcare and housing expertise. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the impact of healthcare reform on government and Medicaid funded programs, and the business acumen to assess strategies for leading Bailey House through a complex and competitive landscape. The CEO will understand the changing landscape of supportive housing developments in New York City and will draw on his/her knowledge of emerging financing models to expand the organization’s reach. The new CEO will be an accomplished public speaker who can effectively engage a variety of audiences and represent the organization across all media. The successful candidate should have the following:

  • At least 10 years of executive leadership experience, preferably with a healthcare, housing or social services agency;
  • Experience developing collaborative relationships, crafting MOU’s, negotiating strategic partnerships, and/or executing affiliation agreements;
  • Knowledge of public policy issues and best practices for nonprofits providing services for marginalized, at risk, and health compromised 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 NYC government, and local peer agencies;
  • Knowledge of supportive housing and community-based care coordination programming for mentally ill and/or chemically addicted, formerly incarcerated, food insecure, chronically ill individuals is preferred;
  • Experience leading staff who are interfacing with and advocating for highly compromised clients;
  • An understanding of the components required to successfully develop and manage integrated care and evidence-based programs and services;
  • A track record of success cultivating, stewarding and soliciting public and private funds;
  • Prior experience managing complex nonprofit budgets and P&L’s of $10 million or greater;
  • An understanding of Board governance, organizational development and nonprofit best practices;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills including public speaking and media experience;
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications strategies used to build brand awareness, increase organizational visibility and deliver effective messaging;
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in related a related field, i.e. M.P.H., M.P.A., M.B.A., J.D., or equivalent professional experience preferred.

Personal Characteristics

Our client is seeking a critical thinker with exceptional interpersonal skills. They will be driven to build partnerships and develop strategies to increase Bailey House’s impact and ensure the sustainability of its programs. The new CEO of Bailey House will believe that housing and healthcare are human rights. S/he will be committed to transforming the lives of people with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses through housing health services and community support. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strategic approach to leadership with a willingness to put aside personal biases to make decisions in best interest of the organization;
  • A strong desire to serve, to put the needs of others first, to develop teams to perform as highly as possible, and to build a better organization;
  • A passion for serving marginalized, at risk, and health compromised communities impacted by racial, economic, and LGBT justice issues;
  • A respect for the history of Bailey House and it’s role in the history of HIV/AIDS epidemic;
  • Strong relationship-building skills including a track record of success in fostering collaboration and strengthening networks;
  • An approachable, collaborative and transparent leadership style;
  • A vision for Bailey House’s growth and sustainability, and a commitment to serving the underserved.

Compensation

Our client is offering a competitive compensation package for this position commensurate with the accomplished leader they wish to attract. Bailey House’s comprehensive and flexible benefits program and generous vacation and paid leave policies reflect the organization’s belief that care is most effective when provided by staff who are afforded the policies and benefits to practice self-care.

Basic relocation expenses may be considered for the exceptional individual they are seeking.

Opportunity

For more than thirty years, Bailey House has been at the forefront of providing housing and essential services for health compromised communities. Their holistic approach, based on harm-reduction and trauma-informed care, has resulted in a track record of success in improving health outcomes for New York City’s most compromised residents. With model programs and services, and passionately dedicated board and staff, Bailey House is one of the country’s premier housing and healthcare organizations. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to build on Bailey House’s strong reputation and solid foundation to take this pioneering organization to its next phase of growth and impact.

Location

The Bailey House administrative offices are located on Park Avenue in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood. On-site supervision is a requirement of this position.

Contact

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

Michelle Kristel, Partner

Joseph A. McCormack, Managing Partner

McCormack+Kristel

1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-202

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Email search@mccormackkristel.com

Tel 323 549-9200

Fax 323 549-9222

Website www.mccormackkristel.com

 

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

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.