Prepare, Pivot & Thrive - Succession, Strategy, Sustainability & Search

Westchester Institute for Human Development - President & CEO



Location: Valhalla, NY

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 a 9- member board of directors and appoints a 24-member advisory committee comprised of individuals with disabilities, family members, and others. The organization's current budget is $20M, and the organization has over 240 full and part-time faculty and staff. Current staff leadership includes an interim CEO and a Vice President for Finance and Administration. For more information, see

Reporting to the board of directors, the Chief Executive Officer provides direction and leadership for the organization's mission and vision, represents and speaks for the organization, and will oversee the day-to-day operations. The next executive will inherit an organization that is highly respected by its stakeholders at local, state and national levels. The individual in this position also serves as the Director of the Center on Disability and Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College (NYMC). The Chief Executive Officer's responsibilities include establishing and implementing the organization's vision and strategy; serving as WIHD's chief public spokesperson and relationship builder; implementing strong financial management and reporting systems, and ensuring that all regulatory and reporting requirements are met; providing direction, guidance and support to staff; and others listed in the full position profile which can be seen by clicking here.

Ideal candidates for this position will have a thorough understanding of the services, supports, professional education, and research in the disabilities field, share our commitment to WIHD's mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to WIHD, including experience providing strategic vision and thought leadership; proven networking ability, exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills; outstanding written and oral communication abilities; a history of progressively increasing responsibility and senior level management in complex organizations; a commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities and vulnerable children; a Ph.D., M.D. (or equivalent); demonstrated academic productivity and qualifications for an academic appointment at NYMC; knowledge of federal funding, grants administration and resource development for supporting programs for children and adults with disabilities; and others.

To apply, e-mail resume/CV, cover letter & salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at

WIHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications should be submitted by no later than November 30th, but will be reviewed as they are submitted.



We Wrote the Books on Nonprofit Leadership Transition



The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide: Proven Paths for Leaders and Organizations      
by Tom Adams

Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO        
by Don Tebbe
Click Here for More Information
Chief Executive Transitions:
How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO
by Don Tebbe