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12 November 2012

KidsAbility - Seeking new Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Founded and supported by Rotarians since 1957, KidsAbility is an extraordinary example of groups working and succeeding together on behalf of children with special needs. Governed by an elected Board and operated by a professional staff of 180 alongside 500 volunteers, KidsAbility is an accredited agency serving 4,500 children with special needs such as Down syndrome, autism, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, dysfluency, language delays, and related disorders. With locations in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Fergus, Mount Forest and Cambridge, KidsAbility is a partner in the community and a partner with the children whose future it passionately supports.

As the incumbent CEO steps aside after 27 years, his legacy is a high performing, well run organization that has earned a reputation for caring, creativity and service. Your affinity for the cause and your organizational leadership will ensure that KidsAbility continues to reach out to those children who depend on it for a brighter future. Your operational savvy will maximize human and financial resources. Your collaborative management tenets will empower therapists, physicians, teachers, support staff and volunteers in their work with KidsAbility clients. And perhaps most important, your ability to forge mutually beneficial relationships with the community and healthcare stakeholders will allow KidsAbility to grow and meet the ever expanding demand for its services. Your passion and persuasiveness will allow you to become a visible champion of the organization’s mission.

Through your experience as an executive administrator and strategist preferably in healthcare or community services, you have demonstrated the ability to motivate and develop unionized teams and volunteers. You have also earned acclaim as an articulate and effective advocate within the community, with government and with donors. KidsAbility is about passion and partnership. You’ll bring both to the children of Southwestern Ontario.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Julia Robarts in Odgers Berndtson’s Toronto office at 416-366-1990 or submit your resume and related information online at www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11243