Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
Children's Village
Yakima, WA
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Position Summary
Children’s Village (Yakima, WA) is in search of a dynamic, energetic, and visionary Chief Executive Officer to help propel the mission of the organization forward and further establish it as a vibrant community partner. The CEO opportunity with Children’s Village is an exciting challenge for an entrepreneurial and visionary leader to further establish and build the Village. What started as cooperation, then collaboration, now needs to be holistically integrated as the Village becomes an independent and substantial force in the region serving children with special health care needs and their families. The founding partners are looking to this leader to guide and implement a strategic planning process, serve as the chief external face of the Village as it establishes itself and its identity in the heart of greater Washington, and continue to serve families and children as if each were the only patient. The first CEO will bring a genuine commitment to the community coupled with experienced leadership and an executive level skill set. The ideal candidate will have effective relationship-building and interpersonal skills, prior experience in Board leadership and development, background in working with grant making entities, best practices in institutional management, and a strong financial acumen. The CEO also ensures engagement and prioritization with staff, community, donors, and Trustee Partners, as well as engaging community in support of Children’s Village and involvement in the creation of a fund development plan. Immersion in the Yakima community will be vital to the success of the CEO. Previous experience with start-up organizations would be ideal, as would experience in the healthcare industry. This position offers a competitive salary with robust benefits. Relocation assistance will be provided based on circumstances and will be a part of discussions with the final candidate. Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.
How to Apply
To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter and resume and complete the online application at ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE. No applications will be accepted via email. This search is being managed by Laura Weinman, Assistant Vice President, and Heather A. Eddy, President and CEO of Alford Executive Search. Questions may be addressed to Laura Weinman at Alford Executive Search, a division of KEES, is a retained search firm dedicated to building transformative teams and leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. Children’s Village provides over 30 different services to children with special health care needs and their families. There are medical specialty clinics, development evaluations, dental services, occupational and speech therapy, mental health counseling, nurse home visiting programs, education services, care resource coordinators and physical therapy. The list goes on. In partnership with parents and caregivers, the Children’s Village team celebrates where each child is today and works towards who they can become by providing a comprehensive model of care.