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Casa Central President & CEO

Executive Opportunity: Details

Location: Chicago, IL

Position: Casa Central President & CEO

Description:

Founded in Chicago in 1954, Casa Central delivers evidenced based, award winning programming in response to the needs of the Hispanic community. Through comprehensive, family-centered programming, Casa Central is the conduit by which thousands of individuals build hope for the future while equipping themselves to achieve a sustainable, higher quality of life to the benefit of self, family, community and society. Since its founding over 60 years ago, Casa Central has evolved to an acclaimed model agency with over 550 staff members and a $18 million dollar operating budget, ranking them as the largest, inclusive Hispanic social service agency in the Midwest.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO acts as the Chief Executive Officer and will be the direct Executive representative of the Board of Directors in the management of the corporation, as well as direct the programs and activities of the organization. The President & CEO supervises and participates in fundraising and other activities pertinent to the financial viability of Casa Central; presents formally and informally to funders, public officials and others whose engagement in the organization is important to its success; in close coordination with the Board, directs, manages and evaluates the ongoing financial and operational priorities of Casa Central; supervises the development and implementation of plans and programs by monitoring performance and evaluation tools and standards used to determine effectiveness;  approves and prepares reports submitted to the state, federal and other regulatory agencies; and oversees staff, sets performance expectations and enhances the positive culture of the organization.

We seek a proven human services leader who has been a catalyst in fulfilling an agency's vision.  This entrepreneurial individual would bring leadership characterized by an ability to garner broad community support, increase visibility of the organization, and carry forward major new projects and programs. 

We seek a leader who communicates the agency's mission with enthusiasm.  The ability to relate to a wide variety of constituents including elected officials, municipal, state and federal bureaucracies, businesses, civic groups, donors, neighbors and regulators and advocates is essential.  The ability to conceptualize, develop and nurture partnership and collaboration with other organizations is critical. Given the unique and diverse revenue streams at the organization, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of successfully negotiating large, complex, agreements in both the public and private sectors.

Specific experience in social service management is preferred but not required.  At minimum an affinity for the creation and delivery of human services to individuals, families and children must be evident through previous experiences.  A proven ability to hire, coach, and lead employees in multiple locations as an effective team of closely coordinated, highly professional, self-accountable staff members is a must.

Of critical importance is the candidate’s ability to transform ideas into specific, goal-driven program outcomes.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in operations and business management.  Direct fundraising experience is required.  Experience making strategic decisions in program design, development, and management in pursuit of board goals is expected.  An understanding of the role of faith in the mission of Casa Central is important.

A master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university is required.  Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional or trade association’s related to human services would be a plus.  Bilingual in English and Spanish is strongly preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. All interested applicants, please email us your cover letter and resume.

Contact: Cory R. King, Principal; Email Cory King

Position Guide: Casa Central President & CEO

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