Jubilee Association of Maryland is a faith-based organization that seeks an inspirational and experienced Executive Director to provide strategic direction, focus and long-term vision for this organization that provides opportunities and support for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live in and enrich their community while fulfilling their personal, family, social and spiritual needs.
Founded 40 years ago, Jubilee Association of Maryland (Jubilee) began with one group home serving seven adults and has grown to serve 135 adults with developmental disabilities in over 70 locations throughout Montgomery County. Forty-five (45) individuals supported by Jubilee live in small group homes owned by the agency and 90 individuals live in various types of supported living arrangements, currently funded as Personal Support Services. Jubilee has been a leader in the State of Maryland in developing supported living services as an alternative to group homes. Jubilee was founded by the Hyattsville Mennonite Church and continues to be affiliated with the church. Jubilee is a member of the Mennonite Health Service (MHS) Alliance.
Jubilee’s philosophy and core values are grounded in an abiding belief that the created universe is good, all people are created in God’s image and all people are empowered. Our core values include:
These core values are lived out by board members, staff, individuals supported by Jubilee, and family members.
All those associated with Jubilee work together as a diverse faith-based community of persons dedicated to caring for, supporting the aspirations of, and improving the daily lives of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities as a moral and religious imperative.
Beyond basic assurances for health and safety, Jubilee is flexible in its approach to providing services; keeping abreast of state-of-the-art trends in the developmental disabilities field, and remaining open to new and innovative best practices that increase opportunities for individual choice and responsibility that enables more self-determination.
Jubilee builds partnerships with nonprofit, public and other faith-based organizations to provide the individuals it serves with personal choices regarding affordable housing, work opportunities, retirement opportunities, opportunities to practice their faith, and social and recreational activities.
Jubilee is governed by a 14 member Association Board and is served by a 20 member Foundation Board. Jubilee is supported primarily by state funding, Montgomery County funding and individual donations. It currently has a budget of approximately $12M. There are six positions that report directly to the Executive Director, and a staff of about 260 people. The current Executive Director, Tim Wiens, is retiring after 40 years of service. For more information about Jubilee, see www.jubileemd.org. For more information about Mennonite Health Services, see www.mhsonline.org.
The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board to ensure that the organization fulfills its mission, lives its values, and creates a strategic future for success. The Executive Director is the lead communicator and advocate for families and individuals, chief relationship manager for the organization, and the face and voice for Jubilee in the community. The Executive Director will initiate, nurture, and maintain relationships with community partners and coalitions, volunteers, legislators, funders and stakeholders, as well as with Board and staff.
Although the next Executive Director would not be required to be a member of Hyattsville Mennonite Church, s/he would be expected to interact with Church members and to attend periodically. While Hyattsville Mennonite Church reflects a wide range of views on theology and on social issues, the new Executive Director will be expected to be focused on justice in terms of those who have been marginalized. The next Executive Director will be expected to embrace Jubilee’s identity as a faith-based organization with Mennonite values, which include: peace with justice, working collaboratively and sharing power, respecting the individual while also keeping the needs of the community at the center, servant leadership, public engagement for the common good, and nurturing a culture of service.
Leadership Outlook and Near-Term Priorities
The next Executive Director will inherit a well-run and well respected organization which is on a solid financial footing, and a committed and involved staff. The Executive Director provides leadership both inside and outside the organization, continually increasing Jubilee’s mission impact. The next Executive Director will need to navigate the changes in funding services and billing for services in the state and county, and address the rising minimum wage in Montgomery County. Priorities include maintaining high quality person-centered services, attracting and maintaining committed and qualified staff, striving to meet the demand for services, and valuing diversity in the broadest sense.
Toward these ends, our near-term priorities for the next 12-18 months include:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the executive director will provide leadership to the organization and manage its day-to-day affairs. Primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Attributes
The ideal candidate for this position must have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to lead a Mennonite faith-based nonprofit organization with strong leadership, management, and communications skills. S/he must excel at balancing internal management with external impact and visibility, and must ensure that the organization is fiscally and programmatically sound. S/he will bring a variety of experience and attributes to Jubilee, including the following highly desirable professional and personal traits:
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Jubilee@Marcumllp.com - email applications are required). For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at firstname.lastname@example.org Jubilee anticipates advancing selection activities in March/April with new Executive beginning in May/June, 2019.
About Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group
On behalf of Jubilee Association of Maryland, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group is working with the Search Committee to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like Jubilee who are making a difference in our communities and our world.
Jubilee Association of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged.