Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children seeks an experienced and passionate President and Chief Executive Officer to build upon the organization’s state wide impact. The successful candidate will be the face of the organization and will bring strategies and the knowledge to improve and transform the lives of children through advocacy and research. Joan Benso will be retiring in December 2018 after 23 years as President and CEO. She has been an outstanding and fervent advocate for children’s issues across the state.
Founded in 1990, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) is the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child from birth to adulthood. Its mission is to be a strong, effective and trusted voice to improve the health, education and well-being of children and youth in the Commonwealth. As a statewide, independent, and non-partisan nonprofit, PPC’s vision is to make Pennsylvania one of the top 10 states to be a child and to raise a child. Currently, Pennsylvania is ranked 18th in the nation for child well-being.
PPC focuses on four issues areas to advance the well-being of children:
PPC advances its policy agendas through four main strategies including:
As Pennsylvania’s KIDS COUNT partner, PPC is widely considered the go-to organization for data on Pennsylvania’s children. PPC also has a long track record of building strong and diverse coalitions and elevating the voices of non-traditional supporters as champions for children. In addition, PPC has led or shared leadership for coalitions that have accomplished the following:
PPC is governed by a 25-member board of directors. The organization’s current budget is approximately $1.53 M. Current staffing includes 10 staff, with a Senior Leadership Team of 3 (which includes the VP of Public Policy and the KIDS COUNT/Research Director).
Leadership Outlook and Near-Term Organizational Priorities
In the next few years, PPC will:
Using data and research evidence, PPC will continue to serve as a coalition leader and convener; use an array of communications strategies to increase engagement and understanding; and partner with bi-partisan policymakers in Harrisburg and Washington, DC to advance public policies and financing to support the comprehensive needs of at-risk Pennsylvania children.
The President and CEO must embrace and be passionate about PPC’s mission. S/he must be bi-partisan and be a vocal advocate for the well-being of children across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The President and CEO will demonstrate integrity and strategic leadership.
The President and CEO is responsible for providing both strategic and hands-on leadership and ensuring PPC’s long-term viability and impact.
Experience and Attributes
A strong candidate will be an experienced leader and advocate, passionately committed to improving the health, education, and well-being of children and youth in Pennsylvania. Strong candidates will also bring a variety of experiences and attributes to PPC, including:
To apply, e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: PPC@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required and only complete applications will be considered). For other inquiries, contact Dave Erickson-Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is an equal opportunity employer. Resume reviews begin immediately.