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Chief Executive Officer
Glade Run Lutheran Services
Zelienople, PA
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Position Summary
Glade Run Lutheran Services, a faith based not-for-profit agency serving the needs of individuals and families through a variety of treatment and learning opportunities, is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. The agency offers outpatient counseling for individual, family or group therapy, a full continuum of autism spectrum disorder services from diagnosis through adulthood, mental health services, and a variety of educational opportunities, including St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy, a licensed, private K-12 school dedicated to providing a positive, safe and nurturing learning community, with three Western PA locations. The Agency services more than 3,000 individuals each year with its dedicated staff. The Agency Board of Directors is seeking an innovative, collaborative and visionary leader with the gifts and energy to shepherd an exceptionally committed leadership team. The new CEO will preserve and enhance the unique vision, mission, culture and values of Glade Run and will expand its reach to assure continued success by serving an even wider audience. 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 mental health and education fields. Reporting to the Agency Board of Directors, the CEO will be a thought leader responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Glade Run, providing visionary leadership to advance Glade Run’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. The incumbent will be adept at change with the ability to articulate a vision and develop a strategic agenda and will maintain the high level of client satisfaction, donor relationships, employee engagement, commitment to quality, and dedication to the Christian mission upon which the Agency was founded. A minimum of five years experience in upper level management position related to mental health and/or education, or related fields is required. Master’s Degree, doctorate degree preferred, in Business Management, Social Services, Education or related field. With a keen appreciation for Glade Run’s Lutheran heritage, the CEO will embody commitment to the Christian calling to ministry on which Glade Run was originally founded.
How to Apply
Expressions of personal interest, and recommendations, held in strict confidence, may be directed to: Dan Deffet, Deffet Group, Inc., email: