Since 1953, UCP Heartland has been providing service to the region. Founded by a group of parents, it is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing supportive programs for people living with a spectrum of disabilities. We serve individuals who have received diagnoses including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other Developmental Disabilities. Providing service in more than five distinct locations across the state of Missouri, UCP Heartland is committed to providing hope, help and progress for people and families living with disabilities.
During a critical and defining time in the field of human services, UCP Heartland is seeking its next President & CEO. The next director will have the opportunity to take the helm of an agency with an outstanding reputation, a solid financial footing, and a high-quality, committed staff. The next leader, further, will help to lead the agency forward with vision and an organizational culture of caring during a time of ongoing changes in the regulatory and workforce environments.
The President & CEO of UCP Heartland will provide executive management of strategy and planning, program delivery, external collaboration, resource development (including fundraising), finance and budgeting, board relations and governmental affairs. He or she will manage and administer the agency’s $11.5 million budget, assets of $16 million, 7 locations, 250 staff, and the organization’s base of 204 volunteers. He or she will inspire and guide a team, think strategically about how to balance mission and sustainability, raise resources in support of the mission, promote best practices and serve as a service leader and advocate on behalf of services for people with physical, developmental and behavioral disabilities throughout the St. Louis area.
UCP Heartland seeks a proven, accomplished leader with at least ten years of demonstrated success in running a comparably sized organization. The next CEO will bring vision and a passion for helping people live their fullest and most independent lives possible. He or she will ideally possess knowledge of relevant services and funding mechanisms, including Medicaid and other sources of government and private funding.
A big picture thinker and ambitious leader, the next President & CEO must also be a knowledgeable manager with excellent administrative and operational skills and an understanding of best administrative practices. He or she will have demonstrated expertise in finance and financial oversight and will be comfortable with technology and management information systems. Given the current emphasis on improving infrastructure, experience in project management will be beneficial.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended.