Chief Executive Officer

VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors
January 10, 2020
Hamden, CT
Job Type
9 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Contact Name (not public)
Helen Hadley


VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors is assisting our client, The Children’s Center of Hamden (TCCOH), located in Hamden, Connecticut, in the recruitment of a Chief Executive Officer.

TCCOH is a distinguished, private, nonprofit child-care agency whose mission is to provide support and educate children who struggle with learning disabilities, substance abuse, and behavioral, emotional or psychiatric challenges.

The CEO is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the Agency’s operation, including programmatic, clinical, administrative, financial, marketing/public relations, human resources, fundraising/ development, risk management, legal compliance and physical plant management.

The CEO helps the Board articulate the vision and mission for the Agency and develop a strategic plan. S/he recommends policy to the Board and implements approved policies. S/he develops and submits an annual budget and monitors the organization’s fiscal operation, ensuring that an independent audit is done annually. S/he ensures the Agency is in compliance with regulatory requirements. S/he oversees employee relations and ensures the organization’s adherence to employment laws. S/he oversees the marketing, fundraising and development activities. S/he oversees the ongoing maintenance and repair of the physical plant and vehicles.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for representing the Agency in the community, to the legislature, and to various commissions and organizations. The CEO monitors external factors affecting the Agency and makes recommendations as needed. The CEO is responsible for developing and maintaining good working relationships with referral sources, funding sources, and organizations involved in the delivery of and/or influencing services to children. The CEO hires and supervises the CFO, COO, and the Director of Development and Community Engagement.

The CEO formulates long and short-term goals for the Agency along with the Board of Directors. The CEO works with the COO and CFO in ensuring that the internal functioning of the Agency complies with stated policies, procedures, and licensing requirements.

The CEO works with the management team on program development, implementation and evaluation, quality assurance, and improvement monitoring. S/he provides timely and accurate reporting of data as required both internally and externally as required.


Master’s Degree in Administration, Psychology or Social Work. License preferred. A valid Connecticut State driver’s license is required. Administrative/management experience of ten years required. Nonprofit business management knowledge and experience preferred, including program development, financial management, marketing/public relations, strategic planning, employee relations, and employment law, fundraising/development, board development, risk management, and legal compliance and physical plant management. Knowledge of behavioral health systems and clinical care for youth and families. Knowledge of how nonprofit organizations operate.

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