Mazzoni Center is seeking a new, permanent President & Executive Officer to unite, restore, and lead the organization to even greater success by centering the organization’s mission of meeting the unique health and wellness needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and serving and empowering the communities it serves. This position will require an experienced, passionate, and equity-centered leader with a combination of highly developed leadership abilities, a commitment to LGBTQ+ health and wellness, and a personal connection to the people and communities the organization serves.
The new President and Executive Officer will join Mazzoni Center at a critical juncture; one of both significant challenges and enormous potential for future growth and impact. Since the departure of the last permanent C.E.O. in 2018, Mazzoni Center has been led by an Interim Leadership Team (ILT) created when the Board of Directors instituted a three-person, shared leadership model to steward the organization. Prior to the naming of an ILT, Mazzoni Center experienced a series of leadership transitions – not entirely free of controversy – which elevated internal unrest, strained some relationships in the communities Mazzoni Center serves, and led to a higher-than-usual turnover of staff. The appointment of this ILT, all of whom were known to Mazzoni Center staff from their many years of service there, has helped stabilize the organization and bring a renewed sense of order. In this period, Mazzoni Center also finalized its first bargaining contract for staff. Still, the need for ongoing healing and leadership to shepherd the organization into its next phase remains high.
Despite its challenges, Mazzoni Center remains a vital community resource, providing life-changing health services and programs that would not otherwise be available to the LGBTQ+ community in Philadelphia. Mazzoni Center’s Trans Wellness Conference is the largest free trans-specific health conference in the world. Its community health efforts are navigating record numbers of individuals to PEP/PrEP and into ongoing care. Its Pediatric and Adolescent Comprehensive Transgender Services (PACTS) is the only community-based program of its kind in the Philadelphia area. In today’s climate, the need for culturally aware, inclusive, and affirming care has never been greater. Opportunities for growth and expansion abound for a united, vision-aligned, and strategically led Mazzoni Center.
The President & Executive Officer, in cooperation with the Executive Leadership Team, will be responsible for providing strategic vision and organizational management of Mazzoni Center programs, services, and community engagement. This person will drive strategic, operational, administrative, and financial decisions and will work with the Board of Directors, staff, donors, and community partners to accomplish the goals and objectives that will advance Mazzoni Center’s mission of “providing quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves.”
The President & Executive Officer will work with the Board of Directors, staff, and key stakeholders to create a strategic vision and plan to ensure the financial wellbeing of Mazzoni Center, improve the culture of the organization, and build upon/ensure adherence to agency-wide policies to instill consistency, accountability, and cross-departmental communication and collaboration. Among Mazzoni Center’s current strategic priorities are:
The new President and Executive Officer will be an experienced, dynamic, and transformational leader with a high level of emotional intelligence and professional maturity. This person will have proven skills in organizational growth and development, change management, fundraising, and strategic planning as well as a track record of developing, coaching, and training both new and seasoned leaders. They should have a transparent, inclusive, and engaging management style and be comfortable in a distributed leadership environment with shared decision making and fully empowered leaders.
Candidates for this position will have a demonstrated passion for Mazzoni Center’s work and mission and will share some of the identities and lived experience of the people and communities it serves. They will be empathetic, accessible, and people-centered and, at the same time, bring the professional skills and knowledge of organizational systems, processes, and policies to lead Mazzoni Center to new levels of growth and success. Successful candidates will have previous experience working with diverse teams and managing across a broad range of demographics and identities. Regardless of personal identity or professional background, an intersectional understanding of race, gender and sexual identity, socio-economic status, and ability in the LGBTQ+ community is required.
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Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to email@example.com. We are pleased to answer any questions or supply further information. Mazzoni Center is an equal opportunity employer; a diverse workforce and inclusive culture are core values. Kevin Chase Executive Search Group and Mazzoni Center welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. BIPOC, disabled, and/or LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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