CQL President and CEO Position Description
The President and Chief Executive Officer is a dynamic leader with knowledge/experience in the evolving world of long-term human services and the changing needs of individuals with disabilities, people with mental illness, people with substance use disorder and older adults. The President and CEO leads the strategic vision and direction of the organization.
- Facilitate the development and communication of a vision and mission for CQL
- Provide the leadership that enables the organization to reach its vision and accomplish its mission
- Communicate to representatives of the public sector, private providers, people with disabilities and people with mental illness and substance use disorders, older adults and families, the values and principles of CQL, its approach to personally defined quality of life, the contributions of the Personal Outcome Measures® and Person-centered Excellence
- Develop and manage an organizational structure and design that enables all staff to exercise personal responsibility, as individuals and as team members, in contributing to the achievement of CQL goals
- Provide leadership and management that enable senior staff to optimize performance and attain individual, team and organizational goals
- Manage the long-range and current operations of CQL according to program performance and financial performance criteria established by the Board of Directors
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
- Commitment to the vision, values and mission of CQL
- Strong leadership – a passionate innovator, communicator, networker and builder
- Understanding of and leadership in the new landscape driving long-term care services and supports
The President and CEO will:
- Develop trusting relationships with stakeholders
- Develop and oversee the execution of operational and strategic plans
- Work with a multi-disciplined staff and Board of Directors
- Guide efforts to develop new sources of revenue
- Maintain and extend our leadership and innovation in person-centered excellence
- Master's Degree in social science, business, marketing, a mental health discipline, public administration or other area specifically related to humans services AND ten years of progressively responsible administrative, management or supervisory experience in a disability, mental health, aging and/or other human services setting
- Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration
- Demonstrated successful leadership with both community and national impact organizations
- Demonstrated successful leadership in:
. revenue raising efforts
. management and involvement of professional staff
. program planning, development, implementation and evaluation
. non-profit Board of Directors interaction and collaboration, and
. budgetary/financial management
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to professionally interact with widespread constituencies, including boards, providers and community stakeholders
- Demonstrated capability for conducting research and for writing papers, monographs, manuals and other publications
CQL staff work with organizations and agencies in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zeeland and staff are located throughout the US and Canada. Relocation will not be required of candidates.
Send a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to the following: CQLSearch@thecouncil.org
E-mail applications are required – no phone calls please.
All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and reviewed only by the CQL Search Committee.
The application period closes on July 30, 2012.
CQL is an equal opportunity employer.