WittKieffer has been retained by Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio (LSS), located in Worthington, OH, to identify the organization's next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is a unique opportunity to lead and set the strategic direction for one of the most well respected and impactful faith-based nonprofit organizations serving central Ohio.
Founded in 1912, LSS serves thousands of people in need each day in 27 Ohio counties by responding to four core societal needs of food, shelter, safety, and healing. LSS offers food through an expansive set of fixed and mobile food pantries; emergency shelters for those experiencing homelessness; a domestic violence shelter and services for victims of domestic violence; senior living in several sets of independent and assisted living facilities; health care services via its SNF and homecare program; a number of HUD affordable housing communities; and other services that uplift people and strengthen communities.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO will continue to both sustain and look for new and complementary growth opportunities for LSS. The CEO will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and vision for LSS. The CEO will serve as the face of LSS and an important voice in advocating not only for LSS but also for those who are underserved and at-risk. The CEO will also be responsible for integrating all of the services and programs into a comprehensive holistic ecosystem resulting in a greater collective community impact on moving people out of poverty. This includes working collaboratively with like-minded organizations while also developing new and expanded complementary programs internally.
Candidates should be mission-driven, visionary leaders able to turn strategy into action. Candidates should have a minimum of ten years progressive leadership in complex, matrixed organizations with at least four years in executive leadership. Candidates should have a strong track record working successfully with a board of directors and developing and articulating organizational strategy and vision. Candidates should be viewed as a skilled communicator and collaborator with experience providing leadership in organizations with multiple, diverse constituencies.
Interested parties should direct all nominations and resumes to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. For additional questions, please contact the consultants supporting this search, Julie Rosen, Diane Tanking, and Keshia Harris, through the office of Keshia Harris preferably via email at email@example.com.