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Executive Director
Covenant House Missouri
St. Louis, MO
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Position Summary
Alford Executive Search, a division of KEES, has been exclusively retained by Covenant House Missouri (CHMO) in its search for its next Executive Director. Covenant House Missouri is an affiliate of Covenant House International, an organization located across North and Central America and which has helped over 1.5 million children and youth transform their lives. CHMO confronts youth homelessness, operates a Transitional Living Shelter and provides an array of supportive services to youth in crisis in the St. Louis area. Covenant House Missouri seeks a polished leader who will lead the charge to reshape the organization, bring proven change-management skills and guide the Board in redefining the vision going forward. As a coalescing leader, they will work with the Board and staff to develop strategy and design/fortify funding sources to ensure longevity and expansion of CHMO’s mission. The Executive Director will be a strong organizational leader who can provide fiscal guidance, empowerment and inspiration to a professional staff, and who has the ability to forge new relationships in the donor and wider community. The ability to move seamlessly from the day-to-day to strategic planning, and to engage staff and the Board in all efforts leading to success of the mission is an essential quality. More information about the role can be found by clicking the link below. This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits. Relocation assistance is negotiable. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. CHMO supports and fosters employment from under-represented communities. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from immigrant communities and communities of color, LGBTQ or other under-represented communities to apply. CHMO is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Program and employment policies of CHMO are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Specific requirements include: • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams. • Bachelor’s degree required. An advanced degree is highly preferred. • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with • a variety of funders, donors, volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations and other stakeholders. • Track record in financial management, stewardship, and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue. • Experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors, and a background in building a strong board focused on governance and fundraising. • Proven success in maintaining strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development. • Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success. • Background in youth service programs preferred. To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter and resume and complete the online application through the Opportunity Guide. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. No applications will be accepted via email. This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant of Alford Executive Search/KEES. Questions may be addressed to Sue Bultman 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. Opening with an initial drop-in center in New York City in 1972, Covenant House International is now a movement: the largest charity in the Americas dedicated to helping children and youth find safety, shelter and opportunity, reaching nearly 80,000 youth in 31 cities in six countries annually. In addition to food, shelter and clothing, Covenant House International network programs offer street outreach, medical care, education and job-readiness programs, workforce development, substance-abuse treatment and prevention, civil legal aid services, anti-trafficking programs, mother/child programs, supportive apartment programs, and life-skills training in accordance with the needs of the local communities in which it serves. Covenant House Missouri (CHMO) with a $3.6 million budget, reached over 7000 youth in the St. Louis area in FY 2017, including 500 young people through its street outreach program, crisis and transitional beds. In addition, CHMO provides mental health services and therapy, physical health care, workforce development and education to youth in the community through onsite services or other partnerships.
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