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Written by Administrator | 16 June 2010

    BIG NEWS...
    TransitionGuides has transitioned! 

      
    

 


As of January 2, 2014, we have joined Raffa PC

 This change allows us to continue to offer and further develop our search, sustainability, succession, and transition services and to offer a broader range of services. Our team, our work, and our commitment to outstanding service remain the same. For more information contact Karen Schuler regarding CEO and Senior Executive Search (kschuler@raffa.com) and Tom Adams regarding Sustainability, Succession & Transition Planning Services (tadams@raffa.com) For now you can continue to access the TransitionGuides website at www.transitionguides.com.

Please visit the Raffa website at www.raffa.com  to learn about the comprehensive services and benefits offered to the nonprofit community.

From the practical back office solutions that keep organizations compliant, effective and efficient to the deeper strategies that create sustainability, Raffa provides the financial and management expertise as well as accounting, consulting, and technology services that help organizations deliver on their promise to the community. Experience the Raffa culture of corporate citizenship and community commitment, and learn how passion for professional excellence and for making a difference merge for the better good.
While you are there, sign up for the Raffa newsletter to receive our timely articles and learn about the firm’s free Learning Community events.

 From the practical back office solutions that keep organizations compliant, effective and efficient to the deeper strategies that create sustainability, Raffa provides the financial and management expertise as well as accounting, consulting, and technology services that help organizations deliver on their promise to the community. Experience the Raffa culture of corporate citizenship and community commitment, and learn how passion for professional excellence and for making a difference merge for the better good.  

While you are there, sign up for the Raffa newsletter to receive our timely articles and learn about the firm’s free Learning Community events.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 10:07

Nonprofit Executive Searches

 

TransitionGuides is current conducting executive searches for the following positions:


 

Action in Community Through Service - acts
Executive Director

Location: Dumfries, VA

Action in Community Through Service of Prince William (ACTS) seeks a passionate, experienced, and innovative Executive Director to build upon and expand ACTS’ long history of providing critical services to individuals and families.  Based in Dumfries, VA, ACTS provides food, short term and long term shelter, and crisis services for victims of domestic violence as well as suicide prevention.

ACTS is a private, non-profit serving the Greater Prince William Area.  ACTS was founded in 1969 by 13 local churches who decided that there was an ongoing need for services provided by an umbrella organization. Building on its legacy of helping individuals and families, ACTS is governed by an 18–member board, with its day-to-day operations managed by the Executive Director. CLICK HERE to read more.
    

 

The Arc Prince George's County - Executive Directorarcpg

Location: Largo, MD

The Arc Prince George’s County (The Arc) seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial, visionary Executive Director, with shared values for the principles that guide its work and a commitment to build on its successful history of serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.

The Arc was founded in 1952 by a group of parents of children with developmental disabilities. Today, it is a $26 million organization with close to 600 staff members, including a senior management team of nine individuals. The Arc serves 2,200 individuals and families per year. The agency is a membership organization with nearly 700 members and a 16-member volunteer Board of Directors. For more information, visit our website at:  www.thearcofpgc.org.

The Arc’s mission is to offer a lifetime of support, understanding, and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. CLICK HERE to read more.

 

 

The Center for Urban Families - cfuf
Director of Programs

Location: Baltimore, MD 

The Center for Urban Families (CFUF) seeks a highly experienced Director of Programs to manage, expand, and replicate the organization’s programs and ensure that the advancement of the four core program areas and national impact fulfill the goals outlined in CFUF’s Family Stability and Economic Success (FSES) Model. The position offers an exciting opportunity to expand the organization’s FSES model and deepen the organization’s standing as a national leader on issues related to family strengthening and workforce development.

Founded in 1999, CFUF strengthens urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success. As a pioneer in responsible fatherhood, family strengthening, and workforce development, CFUF’s programs seek to help clients fully exit poverty and sustain themselves and their families. CLICK HERE to read more.

 

 

CHI Centers, Inc - chic
Chief Executive Officer

Location: Silver Spring, MD

CHI Centers Inc. is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial Executive Director to build on their successful history of serving individuals with developmental disabilities for more than 60 years.  CHI Centers provides a diverse level of services to more than 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities on an annual basis whose diagnoses include: cerebral palsy, physical disabilities, medically fragile, behaviorally challenged, intellectually challenged, and multiple disabilities.  CHI Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 16-member board of directors. The organization’s current budget is $17 million. The staff is comprised of 735 employees, including a senior leadership team of 10.  For more information, please visit: www.chicenters.org.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO works in partnership with the Board to set the strategic vision for the organization and translates that vision into quarterly, monthly, and daily actions to advance the organization’s mission impact.  He/she will bring a passion for providing outstanding services to individuals with developmental disabilities, and will work with their families, state and county government agencies, community partners and other stakeholders to continue to make a difference. CLICK HERE to read more.
 

 

Green Door - Controllergreen

Location: Washington, DC

Green Door is seeking an experienced Controller to advance and lead the organization’s day-to-day financial operations.  The new Controller will serve as a leading member of the finance team, supporting Green Door’s mission to prepare women and men with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses to work and live independently in the District of Columbia.

Green Door is recognized nationally as one of the most successful community-based mental health centers, helping over 1,900 men and women living with severe and persistent mental illness to lead independent and productive lives. Green Door is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a 21-member board of directors. CLICK HERE to read more.
 

 

Housing Authority of Washington County - hawc

Executive Director

Location: Hagerstown, MD 

The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) is seeking a highly qualified leader to continue the organization’s 35 year track record of excellence, create new affordable housing, provide additional services to existing residents, and insure that HAWC housing developments and residents contribute to the overall health of the community..

HAWC’s mission is to provide affordable housing solutions that protect children, seniors and persons with disabilities, while helping people help themselves.  HAWC provides quality subsidized affordable housing to Washington County (MD) residents through senior housing properties, scattered site single family homes, a rent-to-own program, and Section 8 housing vouchers.  Governed by a seven-person Board of Commissioners, HAWC is an independent arm of Washington County Government. CLICK HERE to read more.
 

  

Parks & People - President and CEOpp

Location: Baltimore, MD

Parks & People Foundation (Parks & People) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial professional to serve as its next President and Chief Executive (CEO). The volunteers and staff of Parks & People work to improve the environmental, physical and social health of Baltimore by creating a healthy environment and vibrant public recreation and parks system. The work happens through a unique collection of partnerships. Parks & People is creating real and sustainable change in Baltimore neighborhoods. Program areas include greening and watershed restoration programs, parks, youth sports, environmental education, and nature programs, after school programs, summer camps and research initiatives. Parks & People is governed by a 26 member board of directors and the organization’s operating budget is $6.1M with assets of $23.5M. There are 517 staff.  For more information, please visit:  www.parksandpeople.org.

The incoming CEO will inherit an organization with a strong track record of service, leadership excellence and collaboration, an excellent senior management team, a strong and dedicated board of directors and a unique business model. CLICK HERE to read more.
 


 

Partnership for Quality Medical Donations -pqmd

Executive Director

Location: Westminster, MD

The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead and grow the organization   PQMD is a highly respected global alliance of 32 corporations and non-profit organizations championing of high standards in medical supply and service donation.  PQMD seeks to enhance access to healthcare in underserved communities and in areas affected by disaster.  PQMD staff and operations are located in Westminster, MD.  PQMD’s membership shares a commitment to advance effective and appropriate medical donations.  It raises medical donation standards, promotes effective donation practices and informs policy makers and non-member organizations on the donation process.  

The PQMD Executive Director (ED) is accountable to the Board of Directors for the overall leadership and management of the organization in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.  The responsibilities include:  providing leadership...CLICK HERE to read more.

 

 

ServiceSource - Housing Director, ssnc
Florida Regional Office

Location: Clearwater, FL

ServiceSource is seeking a seasoned, innovative Housing Director (Director) to lead its housing programs for adults with disabilities. Based in the Clearwater, FL Regional Office, the Director will lead a full-time staff of six. Reporting to the Regional Executive Director, s/he will provide leadership to the housing program in Florida and North Carolina, manage its day-to-day affairs, and serve as the face of the Housing program for ServiceSource nationally.

ServiceSource’s Florida Regional Office offers a variety of rehabilitation and employment services for people with disabilities throughout the state of Florida. Programs include the housing program, vocational evaluation and training, benefits planning, and opportunities for self-employment. This individual will succeed the incumbent Housing Director who is retiring after 16 years of service to the organization. CLICK HERE to read more.
 

 

The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation -shalem

Executive Director

Location: Washington DC

The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation seeks a deeply contemplative, seasoned, and visionary leader to serve as their next Executive Director. Shalem’s mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership. It is an organization dedicated to developing and supporting contemplative leaders and building a continuing awareness of the importance of contemplative practice in our daily lives. Shalem offers a wide variety of programs and resources for clergy, spiritual directors, lay leaders and individuals who desire to open themselves more fully to God in their daily lives and work.

Shalem is based in the diverse and rapidly expanding Brookland neighborhood in northeast Washington, DC. The organization is governed by an 18-member board of directors and is guided by a 12-person staff, including the Executive Director. In addition, Shalem programs are led by 37 adjunct staff members whose level of involvement with Shalem varies each year.  The organization’s current operating budget is $1M.  Shalem programs are uniquely experiential... CLICK HERE to read more.
 

 

Vital Healthcare Capital - vcap

Business Development Director

Location: New York, NY

Vital Healthcare Capital (V-Cap) is an emerging national community development financial institution supporting quality healthcare and good healthcare jobs in disadvantaged communities.  Based in New York City, V-Cap is poised to launch its operations at the beginning of 2014, and to grow to a $100 million loan fund over 5 years.  The Business Development Director (BDD) will be central to the organization’s success and growth.  This position represents a rare opportunity for a skilled credit professional to use his/her creativity, skills and experience to identify, source and develop innovative transactions, resulting in a high impact in this sector of major impact on the health, jobs, and well- being of disadvantaged communities in the U.S.

The Business Development Director will be responsible for building the pipeline for V-Cap products and services, including direct and brokered lending programs, working with potential borrowers to prepare financeable transactions, and developing relationships with potential borrowers and referral sources. CLICK HERE to read more.
 

 

VOICES for Utah Children - uc

President/CEO

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

VOICES for Utah Children (VOICES) is seeking a seasoned, visionary, and energetic leader with keen political instincts to lead this premier child advocacy organization that works to ensure the well-being of children and families in Utah through research, public awareness and advocacy.

Founded in 1985, VOICES for Utah Children is the only organization that documents the conditions of children in each of the state’s 29 counties, and advocates to improve those conditions. Their vision is that all children in Utah will be healthy and safe, ready for school, and economically secure in order to reach their potential, regardless of their race, ethnicity or zip code. They provide information, and communicate and collaborate with community partners to ensure every child in Utah has the opportunity to become responsible, productive adults. VOICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is governed by a 12-member volunteer board of trustees. CLICK HERE to read more.


 

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - wc
Chief Financial Officer

Location: Washington, DC

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (The Center) seeks an experienced Chief Financial Officer to lead the organization’s financial management services and operations.  The new CFO will serve as the financial advisor to management, supporting the Wilson Center’s mission as the leading institution for in-depth research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress and the broader policy community on global issues.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Center is the national memorial to President Wilson. The Center addresses issues through 14 program areas, hosts events throughout the year, and awards fellowships to nearly 160 scholars. The Center is governed by its own presidentially appointed board of trustees.  The Center’s annual operating budget is $26M, including a Federal appropriation of approximately $10M, private funding (grants and donations) of nearly $15M, and endowment payouts of a little over $1M. The Center employs a staff of 150 employees, including roughly 52 federal employees.  For additional information, please visit the Center’s website at www.wilsoncenter.org.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the CFO serves as the financial advisor to management, examining and reporting on financial work progress and program accomplishments.  The CFO leads the Center’s customer service-oriented finance department that supports programs and offices with separate budgets and funding/reporting cycles. CLICK HERE to read more.

 

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