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Executive Director

The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) is seeking an outstanding, experienced Non-Profit Executive Director who is an effective leader with a passion for issues impacting families of children, youth and young adults with disabilities. The ideal candidate will champion equity and disability rights for all families, including those who are culturally, racially, economically and linguistically diverse. The Executive Director will build trusting relationships among families, staff, Board members, professional partners and community agencies. The Federation is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that annually supports more than 45,000 families and their children with special needs. There are approximately 50 employees, with 85% of the staff either a person with a disability, or the parent of a child with disabilities. An active group of hundreds of volunteers supports our work and engages in providing assistance and services. The Federation for Children with Special Needs has an annual budget of approximately $5 million. The Federation was the nation’s first nonprofit parent information and training center and co-sponsored the first Massachusetts comprehensive special education law passed in the United States which became a model for the development of the Federal Law that continues to this day.

Applicant must have at least 5 years’ experience leading a non-profit organization with demonstrated success. Have strong organizational ability while demonstrating collaborative and transparent problem solving and decision making skills. Knowledge of the grant writing process and excellent fundraising ability is a must.

Deadline for applications is: December 21, 2018; appointment on/about February 1, 2019; Starting date is as soon after appointment as possible. All qualified candidates are invited
to apply by emailing your letter of interest, resume, and a list of at least 3 references to:

Federation for Children with Special Needs Executive Director Search
Future Management Systems, Inc.
900 Cummings Center, 214U
Beverly, MA 01915
Email: beth@futuremsi.com