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Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Chief Executive Officer

Are you in an executive leadership role with your current organization?  Do you have experience working with a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitation services to people with disabilities, or do you have a strong passion for people with disabilities?  Do you have a solid track record in fund raising?  Do you want to join an amazing organization that has recently broken ground for a 100,000 square foot expansion?  If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you should consider this opportunity.

Our client has been serving northeast Indiana for over 71 years.  Our client is the only facility in northeast Indiana providing a full range of  therapeutic, rehabilitative, educational, wellness, athletic, and recreational programs for children and adults with physical disabilities. Our client is in the midst of a very exciting time as the organization is broadening its services  with the addition of a 100,000 square foot new state of the art multipurpose world-class athletic facility which will be a center of excellence for adaptive sports and Paralympic athletes.  Due to an upcoming retirement our client is seeking a CEO to maintain and grow its current programs and also lead the organization in its expansion which will be a crucial part of the organization's mission to empower people with disabilities not just in Northeast Indiana but across the country.  You will lead an excellent team of eight direct reports all of whom share the same passion for the organization's mission in a culture that fosters teamwork and mutual respect for all employees.  

Position Purpose:

The Chief Executive Officer is ultimately responsible for the overall administration and management of the organization including its programs, fund-raising, financial, and business operations.  Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, fund development, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, and public relations.  The CEO is directly accountable to the board of directors through its elected board chair.

Leadership Functions and Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Management and Administration        
  2. Serve as a member of the agency Leadership team.  Participate in and / or facilitate agency committees and meetings. Participate in the development and implementation of agency policies.  Lead program planning and goal development.  Complete required agency administrative functions and reports as required. Ensure and support decision making relevant to the organization's mission, vision and strategic plan. Attends and actively participates in all board meetings and board committees and assists in preparation of meeting agendas.
  3. Develop and facilitate an active strategic planning process
  4. Develop organizational goals and objectives consistent with the mission and vision of the organization
  5. Develop and administer operational policies and procedures.
  6. Oversee all programs, services, and activities to ensure that program objectives are met.
  7. Maintain an effective communication system with the Board, leadership team, intra and interdepartmentally. 
  8. Assure compliance with funding sources and regulatory agencies.
  9. Provide information for evaluation of the organization’s activities.


  1. Develop, recommend, and monitor annual and other budgets.
  2. Assure effective audit trails.
  3. Approve expenditures.
  4. Ensure proper fiscal record-keeping and reporting.
  5. Submit monthly financial statements to the board of directors.

 Fund Development

  1. Plan and execute annual fund and planned giving.
  2. Oversee all fundraising efforts
  3. Prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals.
  4. Work with the board of directors and other volunteers to raise funds from the community.


  1. Administer board – approved human resource policies.
  2. Assure proper (legal) hiring and termination procedures.
  3. Oversee and approve any and all disciplinary actions.
  4. Provide for adequate supervision and evaluation of all staff and volunteers.
  5. Manage compensation/benefit plans for agency.

 Board Relations

  1. Assist the board chair and committees of the board in planning the agenda and materials for board and committee meetings.
  2. Initiate and assist in developing operating policies and establishing priorities.
  3. Facilitate the orientation of new board members.
  4. Staff board committees as appropriate.

 Public Relations

  1. Serve as chief liaison with specific community groups.
  2. Assure appropriate representation of the organization by all employees.
  3. Coordinate representation of the organization's to legislative bodies and other groups.
  4. Collaborate with other like organizations/agencies to build partnerships/joint programming efforts.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience in the field of disability or rehabilitation is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in an administrative/supervision capacity required.
  • Proven track record of significant fundraising
  • Solid experience with diversification of revenue streams
  • Experience in management of a non-profit organization preferred
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting and fiscal management;
  • Strong strategic planning skills  with a track record of successfully implementing the strategic plan:  results driven
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and manage personnel and programs.
  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to work collaboratively with staff, a board of directors, donors and clients.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Pat McCombs



KB Search Team, LLC


(260) 490-5866

111 E. Ludwig Road


Suite 104


Fort wayne,IN 46825