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The Children’s Inn at NIH (The Inn) is a private, nonprofit residence for children and families participating in pediatric research at the National Institutes of Heath Clinical Center. Since June 1990, The Inn has opened its doors to these families and has been in continuous operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The doors of the Inn never close. During the past 24 years, more than 12,700 seriously ill children and their families have made more than 50,000 visits to The Inn.

Woodmont House is a similarly focused transitional housing facility that can accommodate families that surpass the maximum length of stay at The Inn.  Between these two properties, “a place like home” is provided to children and families during their most vulnerable times.

The executive leadership team of the The Inn seeks an experienced and highly engaged Chief Programs and Services Officer (CPSO) to establish vision and develop and oversee the implementation of operating strategies that guide the daily management of resident services, family programs, facilities, volunteers and community outreach at The Children’s Inn and Woodmont House. The CPSO oversees administrative efficiency and makes certain that The Inn and Woodmont House program policies and procedures are correctly implemented. The CPSO ensures best practices in programs and services and that a home-like environment is maintained, in part by requiring high standards of operational quality. The CPSO is a member of the executive leadership team and follows the mission, goals and objectives of The Children’s Inn as set forth by the Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in social work, psychology, recreation therapy or other clinical discipline and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the health care or hospitality industry to include experience in executive level of management.  Experience supervising, coaching, developing and evaluating staff; effectively developing and monitoring budgets; and overseeing/managing a facility is required.  The CPSO must possess outstanding leadership, management, technical and organizational skills, with the capacity to oversee complex and diverse operations; must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and have the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; must have strong problem-solving and decision making skills; must thrive in a fast past environment and exemplify leadership and composure under pressure while maintaining high morale; and must be responsible, flexible, dependable and able to function autonomously.

The CPSO must have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to fundraising and its importance in nonprofit management and be willing to maintain a flexible schedule that ensures the ability to attend early morning, evening and weekend activities as required to support 24/7 and 365-day operations

Nonprofit HR has been engaged to lead this executive search.

To apply

Submit a resume and cover letter responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: execsearch@nonprofithr.com or mail to: Nonprofit HR, Attn: THE INN CPSO SEARCH, 1400 I Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or fax to:  202.785.2064. Electronic submissions preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled but interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately.  Please visit http://www.childrensinn.org for more information or contact Dennis Sawyers, Managing Director, Talent Acquisition at dsawyers@nonprofithr.com.

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