Company: Child & Family Services Inc.

Job description:

The Board of Directors of Child & Family Services, Inc. invites nominations and applications for their next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO reports to the Child & Family Services Board of Directors and will be responsible for driving agency vision and strategy, operating plans, fiscal management, and policies for Child & Family Services, Inc. In addition, the CEO directs operations to achieve defined goals and the activities of each unit and department within the agency to ensure achievement of objectives. The Chief Executive Officer exercises judgment in determining management direction for the Agency that will most effectively meet the needs of each constituency that the agency serves. The CEO also carries personal leadership responsibility to assure the interest of each program is served in a manner consistent with Child & Family’s policies, mission and 180+ year tradition of providing high quality health and social services to the communities that rely and depend on it.

Child & Family Services is one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Massachusetts. It began as the New Bedford Orphans’ Home in 1843 to help children left homeless and without families during the whaling era. Child & Family Services has grown to one of the largest Mental Health Providers in Southeastern Massachusetts. Over 20 different programs offer a variety of Mental Health, Emergency Services and Counseling Programs at over 11 sites throughout the state including locations in Cape Cod,  Fall River, New Bedford, Plymouth, Florence, Lawrence, Waltham, and Worcester, serving over 20,000 clients yearly. Child & Family Services is committed to achieving service excellence. It strives to accomplish this by making quality improvement an integral part of the agency’s functions. As part of CFS’ quality initiatives, the agency monitors its operations, and management processes and the clinical services it provides to consumers.

The Chief Executive Officer is a professional executive leader who provides leadership to the Board in the administration, development, and execution of programs and professional services in accordance with the mission of the agency. The CEO is responsible for partnering with, reporting to, and making recommendations to the Board on agency activities and community service needs. The CEO  is entrusted to manage the organization and safeguard its interests and assets in an ethical, fiduciary manner.

The successful candidate will be an innovative, dynamic, and experienced leader with a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Social Work, or other relevant field of study, a minimum of five to ten years of direct or similarly related successful executive leadership experience at a social impact organization. Prior director level or board experience and responsibility for budgetary preparation and fiscal management in an organization, preferably not-for-profit, is also expected as well as demonstrated experience as a leader in local, state, and national affairs related to child and family welfare.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Child and Family Services, Inc. in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations and application materials to:

Robert Caret, Vice President of Executive Search

Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant



Child and Family Services, Inc. values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages applicants from the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, AAPI, Hispanic, Latinx and Veteran communities to apply for employment. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, sex,( including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy) disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job type: Full Time

Fully remote: No

Salary range: Commensurate with Experience

Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts


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