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ABOUT HOWARD CENTER
Started in 1865 as a program for the widows and orphans of the civil war, today Howard Center is a cornerstone in the community, offering an array of mental health, substance use, and developmental services with 1,600 staff members serving in over 50 different programs in 60 locations throughout Chittenden County and Vermont. With a mission focused on helping individuals, families and communities thrive, we offer accessible, compassionate, and lifesaving support and services. Our dedicated team of professionals continually strive to foster a healthy and inclusive community, embodying the core values that define Howard Center’s enduring legacy. The people we serve, and our staff are at the heart of everything we do.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Howard Center is a pivotal role, meticulously developed for a seasoned, collaborative leader eager to propel the mission of Howard Center further into the community. The CEO, under the guidance of the Board of Trustees, is the cohesive anchor for the operations, functions, and programs of the agency, aimed at the consistent achievement of the agency’s mission, vision and values. This role encompasses a robust partnership with the Board to carve out a strategic direction, including short-term and long-term objectives while formulating pertinent policies. The CEO is expected to exhibit exemplary leadership, fostering a spirit of collaboration among staff, agency stakeholders, donors, and community partners. The essence of this role lies in selecting, managing, and evaluating executive and key senior leadership team members, thus providing an overarching direction for agency operations and programs. Establishing fiscally responsible short-term and long-term goals aligning with the mission, vision, and values of the agency is a key aspect of this role with a budget of $134.5M. A wholehearted commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and belonging is essential, along with engaging the community in setting agency direction, priorities, and service needs identification. The CEO will also be instrumental in developing effective relationships with the legislature, state agencies, local community leaders, and other relevant local and statewide providers to promote the agency, its myriad of services, and a statewide community-based system of care. The successful candidate will navigate through challenges, capitalize on opportunities, and foster innovation to maintain financial viability, working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees on regular programmatic and financial reporting, and ensuring the agency meets requisite accreditation standards while maintaining certification and licensure.
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion & justice (EDIJ) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize EDIJ and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.