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The Kennedy Center (President and Chief Executive Officer)

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

- A minimum of 1 year experience supervising staff providing supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

- Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in related field.

- Successful relationship builder with a track record of attracting new funding sources and/or the appetite to do so

- Masters Degree in relevant field a plus.

- Should have demonstrated success in leadership role(s) managing complex organization(s) in a highly regulated environment.

- Experience in non-profit management working with voluntary Boards is a plus.

- Understanding of human services sector and the impact of legislation on it; knowledge of federal, CT regulations preferred, but not required.

- Financial acumen, business, management and forecasting skills  ability to link strategic and operational goals to fiscal realities and program priorities.

- Knowledge of new technologies applicable to the human services sector a plus.

- Reputation as a team builder with demonstrated success leading, motivating and collaborating with a large group of professional and direct service staff.

- Ability to articulate The Kennedy Center's message to a broad range of constituents and the general public.

- Passion and dedication to The Kennedy Center's mission.

- Inspirational leadership skills.

- Politically savvy.

- Unquestioned integrity and values.

- Persistence/resilience  the realization that the work is not the priority of others and that the ability to keep going in the face of obstacles, delays and denials is essential.

- Commitment to change/improvement  creating a culture that always looks to improve.

- Sound judgment/decision making in order to deal with the complexities and uncertainties in the nonprofit marketplace.

- Intellectual/emotional intelligence.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Ability to be in contact with senior leadership 24/7 as needs and emergencies arise.

- Prudent risk taker/results oriented.

- Flexible/responsive to feedback.

- Innovative/entrepreneurial/creative/high energy.

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