President & CEO, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri
Posted on October 26, 2016
President & CEO
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS), a not-for-profit social services agency that has been faithfully serving Missouri’s families and children since 1868, is seeking a President & CEO. LFCS is a statewide agency providing counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, foster care, child care, youth mentoring services and disaster relief – reaching out to more than 22,000 individuals and families annually. The Agency’s firm commitment to social justice and advocacy began in the early 1960s and continues to shape its work today. LFCS employs 200+ staff.
The Agency Board of Directors is seeking an innovative, collaborative and visionary leader with the gifts and energy to shepherd an exceptionally strong leadership team in the strategic diversification and growth of this dynamic social services agency. The new CEO will preserve and enhance the unique vision, mission, culture and values of LFCS and will expand its reach to assure continued success by serving an even wider, more diverse audience. Given LFCS’s history and relevance in Missouri, it will be important for the CEO to be actively engaged at all levels of the Agency and serve as a highly participative agent in the broader community.
The finalist will be a mission and values driven individual who clearly demonstrates a passion for excellence within the field of family and children’s services. Reporting to the Agency Board of Directors, the CEO will be a thought leader responsible for the strategic direction and operations of LFCS, providing visionary leadership to advance LFCS’s mission and objectives as well as promote growth of the Agency and strengthen annual giving to the Foundation. In addition, (s)he will provide operational leadership to ensure service, efficiency, and financial integrity, and have a deep understanding of and sincere approach to a servant leadership model. A minimum of 8-10 years of progressive administrative responsibility in a social service agency is required, as well as a Master’s degree in a behavior or treatment related area. With a keen appreciation for LFCS’s Lutheran heritage, the CEO will embody commitment to the Christian calling to ministry on which LFCS was originally founded.
This is a unique leadership opportunity to envision and implement the future direction of family and children’s services in the state and to continue the Agency’s mission and outstanding reputation for innovation in providing services. Visioning and a philosophy of embracing lifelong learning is central to the new leader’s success. A talented and seasoned staff and workforce will welcome this individual, as will a highly dedicated, talented and committed Board of Directors.
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