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HOLT INTERNATIONAL’S MISSION
Holt International is a Christian organization finding and supporting permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned, or at serious risk of separation. This work is an expression of God’s compassion for children. Holt is a global leader in providing services and advocating for the best interest of children, setting the highest ethical practices.
Holt International is seeking its new President and CEO who will provide dynamic leadership and direction enabling Holt to maintain its role as the world of international adoption and child welfare/family preservation continues in transition. H/She will do so through identifying, organizing, and mobilizing a wide variety of resources and stakeholders to create and implement programs and initiatives focused on the belief of Holt’s founder that “every child deserves a home…”.
The new President/CEO will have a passion for and commitment to Holt’s mission and possess the highest integrity both professionally and personally. H/She will provide leadership to the Board of Directors, staff, parents, and other key stakeholders to insure the best practices are followed in all areas including strategy/program development, organizational leadership, and resource development/fundraising. H/She will lead the effort to secure Holt’s leadership position in international adoption and child welfare/family preservation services through strengthening programs, relationships, and identifying new resource development (funding) sources.
-Provide leadership to develop programs and initiatives to secure and support Holt’s leadership role in the international adoption and child welfare arena.
-Establish resource development goals with the Board of Directors and develop strong and diversified fundraising strategies cultivating meaningful relationships with current and potential constituencies.
-Provide transformational leadership necessary to insure that Holt is positioned organizationally, both internally and externally, to execute strategies and policies consistent with and to further support its mission and objectives.
-Maintain the stability and reputation of Holt by complying with, and influencing the development of legal and accreditation requirements.
-Insure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations in all areas of operations by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements, advising management of needed actions.
-Promote positive agency image by ensuring an understanding of Holt and its programs and services among Holt’s constituency, related professional organizations, and the general
public; publicizing accomplishments of the agency; and adhering to professional codes of ethics.
-Maintain and develop staff that possesses the knowledge, skills, and the ability to achieve the goals and objectives of Holt around the world.
-Work closely with and report regularly to the Board of Directors to insure that programs and efforts are in undertaken to promote the health of Holt’s mission and purpose.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
The new President/CEO will have a discernable track record in an Executive leadership role and possess specific knowledge and experience in international adoption, child welfare services, and family preservation efforts. This individual will have measurable success in leading strategically and operationally, defining and implementing programs and initiatives in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
-Possess the passion, commitment, and spiritual qualities to promote and protect Holt’s mission, vision, and Christian ethos.
-Proven track record in organizational management of non-profits with substantial budgets, leading growth and the international arena.
-Strong leadership skills in team and consensus building, utilizing persuasion, problem solving/empowerment, delegation, and training skills with staff and colleagues.
-Successfully managed a highly focused staff of professionals involved in international adoption, family preservation, and/or child welfare services.
-Demonstrated success in leading development and implementation of comprehensive resource development program to promote sustained revenue growth.
-Undergraduate degree required, masters desirable, in a field such as social services, international studies, public administration, or related fields.
-Knowledge and experience in child welfare services is required with experience in international adoption highly desired.- International work experience highly desirable and at least 5 years experience in a leadership/management position.
-Must have analytical abilities, be able to identify problems, and develop and implement solutions.
-Politically aware of world issues and possess strong diplomacy and negotiating skills.
-Maintains effective relationships with the Board of Directors, a diverse constituency, colleagues in other agencies and professional organizations, officials and individuals in the United States and in other countries who impact homeless children.
-Communicates appropriately in cross-cultural environments, including communication/protocol with officials overseas.
-Possesses excellent speaking and writing skills.
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Ron Infinger Senior Consulting Associate
Keystone Executive Search