In July 2013, Seguin Services Inc. merged with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago (UCP Chicago) to become United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago or UCP Seguin. Growth has shaped the history of UCP Seguin as it has grown from $ 16 million in annual services over the past 30 years to now more than $ 47 million. At the same time, UCP Seguin is proud to have maintained its focus on smaller, more integrated facilities of no more than 4-6 people per facility and the need to find an individual way to meet each person’s needs.
The President and CEO of UCP Seguin will provide management, strategy and planning, program delivery, external collaboration, resource development (including fundraising), finance and budgeting, board relations and government affairs. He / she / she will manage the budget of $ 47 million, assets of $ 39 million, 74 residential groups, 10-day service sites, 500 employees, and the base of the organization of 269 volunteers. This leader will inspire and lead a team, think strategically about how to balance mission and sustainability, raise resources to support mission, promote best practices, be a serving leader and advocate for people with physical, developmental and behavioral disabilities during the entire time used Greater Chicago.
The candidate we are looking for will be a proven and effective leader who is passionate about improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and who has a good understanding of the service landscape for people with disabilities, including resource constraints and unmet needs. This entrepreneurial personality brings with it visionary leadership; the ability to receive broad internal and external support; exceptional success in creating strong, effective, and collaborative teams; solid business, financial and management acumen; the propensity to increase visibility and both government and philanthropic resources for the organization; and the strength to drive major new projects and initiatives.
With a strong focus on planning and management, the ideal candidate will show leadership by developing a compelling and inspired vision, mobilizing the company in its performance, and using strategic agility to accurately anticipate future consequences and trends.
Experience in cultivating a culture of collaboration, innovation, excellence and transparency at all levels of employees in a complex company is desirable. A proven track record of successful strategies for identifying, recruiting and retaining talent is essential. The ability to lead employees in multiple locations as an effective team of tightly coordinated, highly professional, and responsible people is a must, as is open-mindedness and a history of carefully picking up and looking at new and different ideas. The successful candidate will be someone who understands and values diversity both within staff and in the community.
The successful candidate will have a strong management sense in applying sound business principles. The preferred candidate understands the management of large companies and is familiar with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends affecting the company. Given the diversity of the company’s revenue streams, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful financial management as well as negotiating large, complex agreements. Experience with board governance, development, management and engagement is preferred.
As a strategic leader in fundraising and other revenue activities, the successful candidate has the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with funders, potential donors, and other sources of financial support. Experience or understanding of relational philanthropy involving individuals, foundations, and corporations is preferred; Personal experience in sourcing resources is an asset.
As a good listener, he / she / she will lead through influence, collaboration and innovation and will always use an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs in making decisions. The candidate will have a strong oral and written communication style and the ability to engage with a wide variety of voters including elected officials, local, state and federal bureaucracies, corporations, civic groups, funders, regulators and other advocates. You will engage with and support the organization’s customers and their families, parents, guardians, and all those who stand up for them. He / she / she has superior political skills and experience in effectively mastering complex political situations, anticipating challenges and planning his / her course of action accordingly.
A bachelor’s degree is required; a completed degree is preferred. Membership and leadership in local, state or national professional associations as well as further education and training are advantageous.
How to apply
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3gpHnmz (click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page).
Further information on UCP Seguin can be found at https://ucpseguin.org/.
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