Raffa Executive Search is current conducting executive searches for the following positions:
Westchester Institute for Human Development -
President & CEO
Location: Valhalla, New York
Westchester Institute for Human Development seeks a recognized or emerging national leader in a disability-related field with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and vulnerable children. This visionary leader will work with an engaged board of directors, an established senior management team, a dedicated staff and an array of successful programs to create an innovative and expanded future for the organization.
Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a leader in the areas of disability and human development. The Institute addresses the needs of the community through professional education programs, direct services, technical assistance, research, and dissemination of information. WIHD is governed by... CLICK HERE to read more
Bridges to Independence -
Location: Northern Virginia
Bridges to Independence (b2i) seeks a passionate, visionary, and entrepreneurial leader who will expand the organization’s work, ensuring that b2i continues to be a leading provider of services for homeless women and families in Northern Virginia. B2i boasts a new brand, recently sold prime real estate, and will be moving into new office space in the next two years. The organization is primed for growth! The current Executive Director is retiring in December 2015.
Bridges to Independence (b2i) was founded in 1985 as the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless. Adopted in 2015, the name Bridges to Independence reflects the organization’s evolving mission and services. B2i offers a continuum of support for all family members, helping them attain stability and move forward into self sufficiency. With an operating budget of close to $1.7M, the organization employs a dedicated staff of 8 full time...CLICK HERE to read more.
The Benedictine School - School
Residential Program Administrator
Location: Ridgely, MD
The Benedictine School seeks a compassionate Residential Program Administrator to oversee the daily operations of the school’s residential program, part of a larger organization serving people with developmental disabilities, autism, and severe and multiple challenges. The Benedictine School is a year round co-ed day and residential school for individuals ages 5-21 with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and autism. The mission of the Benedictine School is helping children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential. The Residential Program at the Benedictine School is a comprehensive program which provides a home away from home and recreation for students in a safe, orderly and loving environment as they strive to help students become independent adults. The residential program works hand-in-hand with the instructional program. The School Residential Program is certified by the Department of Human Resources. The School Residential Administrator reports directly to the Education Director. Positions that report directly to the School Residential Program Administrator include 3 Residential Coordinators and a Program Assistant. There are approximately 100 staff in the School Residential Program. For more information, please visit http://www.benschool.org
The School Residential Program Administrator provides direction and leadership for the school residential program supporting children with intellectual disabilities...CLICK HERE to read more.
Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers -
Chief Executive Officer
Location: Washington, DC
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum) seeks a passionate, dynamic and visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this organization as we achieve our bold new vision of being THE network for Philanthropy in America. The next Chief Executive Officer will have the opportunity to grow this already influential network and create a deeper impact for the philanthropic sector.
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum) is a national network that facilitates effective philanthropy to strengthen communities and improve lives throughout the United States. The Forum represents more than 5,500 participating organizations; it is the largest network serving philanthropy in America and is currently comprised of 33 regional associations of grantmakers.
This is a pivotal moment in time for the Forum and we intend to grow in several ways, capitalizing on what we’ve already learned and built. Our role as a navigator, broker and connector will reach further as we identify ways to include more philanthropy-serving organizations as part of our network. The Forum is governed by a 13-member board of directors...CLICK HERE to read more.
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Human Resources Director
Location: Washington, DC
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School seeks a proactive, experienced, bi-lingual, certified human resources leader to play a critical role in the development and growth of the pre-eminent adult immigrant education resource in the Washington, DC area. (In 2015 the school ranked #12 among Best Places to Work in Washington, DC.)
Founded in 1998, the Carlos Rosario School is a nationally recognized, accredited, and award-winning charter school serving adult immigrants in the Washington, DC area who seek education, resources and support to transform their lives, their families, and their communities. On two campuses in the District, and with a faculty, staff and administration of 220 dedicated professionals, the school currently serves 2,500 adults learners hailing from 90 countries. CLICK HERE to read more...
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Chief Executive Officer
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) seeks a passionate, dynamic and visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this organization that makes a positive difference for people with Multiple Sclerosis, their families and health care partners. The next CEO will have the opportunity to grow this already influential organization and create a deeper and broader impact for the people MSAA serves. As the face and spokesperson of MSAA, the CEO’s ability to raise funds and advocate are paramount to success.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. Founded in 1970, MSAA is passionate about its work and the difference it makes in the lives of people who have MS. MSAA offers many programs and services to assist individuals with MS. The organization’s budget is...CLICK HERE to read more.
Great Smoky Mountains Association
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) seeks an energetic executive to lead this 62 year old nonprofit that supports the perpetual preservation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the national park system by promoting greater public understanding and appreciation through education, interpretation, and research. The executive is responsible for overall management of an organization that generated over $8M in revenue in 2014 from retail sales, wholesale sales, membership dues and donations, and employs 80 total staff (30 full-time and 50 part-time, seasonal). Since its inception in 1953, Great Smoky Mountains Association has supported the preservation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, providing more than $34 million to the park during its 62-year history. See more information at www.smokiesinformation.org.
The Executive Director provides leadership both internal and external to the organization, continually increasing Great Smoky Mountains Association’s mission impact. Toward these ends, the near-term organization priorities for the next 12-18 months include maintaining financial sustainability and growth; continuing the positive relationship with and expanding resources for the National Park Service; increasing individual Association memberships; ensuring maximum...CLICK HERE to read more.
The Alliance for International Educational
and Cultural Exchange - Executive Director
Location: Washington, DC
The Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange (the Alliance) seeks a dynamic and politically savvy Executive Director, who is a passionate advocate for educational and cultural exchange. The Alliance’s next leader needs to be a seasoned professional who is effective on Capitol Hill and is able to work with senior State Department officials, while leading a small but talented staff. As the voice of international exchange, the Alliance promotes the growth and impact of exchange programs and the effectiveness of its members by engaging in advocacy, providing member development opportunities, and building public awareness of the power of exchange.
Founded in 1993, the Alliance engages in formulating policy recommendations supporting members’ common interests; advocating on behalf of Alliance interests; and serving as convener and thought leader
of the international exchange community in the United States. The Alliance holds an annual meeting with more than 170 attendees. The Alliance seeks to strengthen its presence and support...CLICK HERE to read more.
Amazon Conservation Team -
Location: Arlington, VA
Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising professional with a strong and proven track record to play a central role in the senior management team of one of the leading environmental organizations working to preserve South American rainforests. The Development Officer (DO) will be responsible for planning and implementing all of ACT’s development/fundraising activities. S/he will direct the efforts of a development team and coordinate on both strategic and operational levels with other ACT departments. This position is based in Arlington, VA (Washington, DC area).
Founded in 1996, ACT is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving South American rainforests. ACT’s vision is that the vast, life-sustaining rainforests of the Amazon basin are forever preserved and protected. ACT is supported by private foundations, individuals, and government grants, and has an operating budget of close to $4M. Ten (10) staff members are employed at the ACT headquarters and close to 50 staff are employed in... CLICK HERE to read more.
Rebuilding Together -
President & Chief Executive Officer
Location: Washington, DC
Rebuilding Together is seeking a charismatic, decisive and strategic President and CEO to lead the organization and expand on the organization’s 25 year history of providing necessary and strategic home repairs to low-income people in 166 communities throughout the United States. The President and CEO works with the Board to establish and implement short- and long range strategic goals for the organization and is the key liaison to Rebuilding Together’s affiliates.
Rebuilding Together is motivated by the belief that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. Through partnerships with corporations, local small businesses, home repair professionals and dedicated volunteers, Rebuilding Together enables low-income homeowners to stay in their homes by completing critical home repairs...CLICK HERE to read more.