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President/Chief Executive Officer

Company: Delta Projects, Inc.
Location: Dedham, MA

President/Chief Executive Officer

Delta Projects, Inc., a recognized leader in providing residential support to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking an experienced executive to serve as President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, the President/CEO will lead Delta Projects, Inc. to continue meeting its important mission:  While recognizing and respecting individual preferences and aspirations, Delta fosters the achievement of safe, healthy and self-determined lifestyles for all individuals, regardless of disability or behavioral health need.  

The Organization

Delta Projects Inc. (Delta) began in 1976 as a 6-person overnight respite service for children with developmental disabilities and their families. Since that time, Delta’s focus has been to support some of the most challenging individuals in the Massachusetts intellectual disabilities community, including those with histories of forensic/criminal justice involvement, trauma, sex offender registration, dual diagnoses and a variety of other risk behaviors.  Delta historically maintains a core value of zero-rejection of referrals. It is primarily funded by the MA Department of Developmental Services for the provision of adult long-term residential services. The long-term residential service includes two HUD properties which are incorporated as subsidiaries of Delta Projects, Inc.  Delta’s direct support workforce is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union.

Delta provides 24-hour residential and clinical supports for approximately 140 individuals at 40 homes throughout 19 communities in Greater Boston and Southeastern MA (Abington, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Mansfield, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Taunton, Weymouth, and Wrentham).  Additional services include:

  • Clinical services are provided by a team of masters-level behavioral clinicians, a licensed psychologist, registered nurses and contracted support from PhD-level therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, and sexuality educators.  Emphasizing the Positive Behavioral Supports philosophy, services include one-on-one, couples, and group therapy and/or counseling sessions, as well as training for staff, family members and other stakeholders.
  • Emergency respite services are available to DDS Southeast Region eligible adults in need of stabilization and transition to permanent living situations;
  • Community-Based Day Supports (CBDS) focus on employment readiness, volunteerism, and community-based enrichment.  Delta opened a custom renovated site in 2016 for this service.
  • Intensive Flexible Family Supports (IFFS), a case management service, helps families in severe stress to integrate an array of available community resources and potentially avoid out-of-home placements for at-risk children.

Delta has an annual budget of more than $20 million and 325 employees.  Please see www.deltaprojects.org.

The Position

The President /CEO leads Delta Projects Inc. to meet its vision to be a distinguished provider that:

  • Supports individuals and their families to enjoy preferred and self-directed lifestyles,
  • Recognizes, values and reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of individuals, and
  • Vigorously promotes human and civil rights. 

The President/CEO provides leadership by working with the Board of Directors and the executive management team to establish and implement effective long-range goals, strategies, plans, procedures and policies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Services: ensures delivery of high quality services and anticipates and responds to emerging best practice.  Spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  • Financial: oversees the financial status of the organization including the development of long and short-range strategic business plans.  Monitors the budget and ensures sound financial controls are in place.  Sets financial priorities to ensure the organization operates to support the needs of the program and staff.
  • Internal leadership: motivates and leads a high-performance management team. Facilitates cross-departmental collaboration, accountability, strong internal communications, and a consistent, positive, multicultural work environment.
  • Community leadership:  represents Delta publicly.  Executes comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies. Creates a strategy for the participation of individual donors, foundations, government agencies and corporations. 

Competencies/Experience

  • Education and experience that has prepared the candidate to lead a $20 million plus organization focused on support of adults with intellectual and behavioral issues;
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems;
  • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;
  • Coalition building skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions;
  • Professional presentation and communication skills. Experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser;
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff and successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team;
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, regulations and policies as they relate to administrative and financial management of nonprofit organizations;
  • Knowledge of the state purchase of service systems (inclusive of RFRs, audit preparation, UFRs, billing, contracting, etc.) is desirable.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at segmont@egmontassociates.com.