Methodist Children’s Home Society
Methodist Children's Home Society (MCHS) is a licensed private, non-sectarian, 501(c)3, family services agency. MCHS responds to the needs of abused and neglected children by providing an array of housing, educational, clinical and therapeutic services for children and young adults throughout Southeastern Michigan. MCHS has a staff of 135 professionals and an annual budget of approximately $8M.
Reporting to the Board of Directors of MCHS, the Executive Director (ED) has overall responsibility for the implementation of policies, programs and operations of the organization. The ED is responsible for an organizational culture that values professional training and development, the promulgation of innovative problem-solving and adaptability in managing through a changing and complex external child welfare and healthcare environment.
We seek an experienced professional with a proven track record of accomplishment leading mission-driven organizations, facing multiple challenges, successfully leading change in an organization and managing highly qualified human service providers. This person must be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to serving high-risk children in need with supported community based services.
Proven leadership ability to bring passion, vision, direction, business acumen and inspiration to an organization is required. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional leadership qualities highlighted by a history of being a dynamic communicator of ideas and by maintaining a presence in human service and philanthropic communities. We seek in this person a big-picture thinker with flexibility and versatility. Success in advocating for the organization at the State, local, and philanthropic levels will also be a strong consideration for the ideal candidate.
This individual should be a strategic thinker and a problem-solver. She or he must be able to demonstrate effective management approaches in building consensus, visioning solutions to problems and acting with decisiveness. A commitment to best practices in professional and management development should be a distinguishing factor in the candidate’s career. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate an understanding and ability to work with a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders including members, donors, families, community groups, political leaders and others with diverse needs and interests.
A Master’s Degree is required. Additional training, continuing education and professional development of a nature that would increase the individuals understanding of the issues confronting high-risk children is advantageous.
Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please send a letter of introduction and a current resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit the Methodist Children’s Home Society website at: www.mchsmi.org