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Executive Director for the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support

Company: Saint Joseph's University
Location: Philadelphia, PA


Saint Joseph's University invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director for the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

Established in October 2009, the Kinney Center primarily focuses on inspiring and preparing students to assume leadership positions in the field of autism using an applied behavior analytic model. In addition, the Center serves as a resource to families of children and adults who are newly diagnosed, school-aged or transitioning into adulthood. The Kinney Center has a strong regional presence and currently provides services to nearly 800 families. It has more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students administering its programs.

The Center is seeking an individual with at least five to ten years of experience in a supervisory capacity, a proven track record of leading a complex program, success in generating revenue sources, experience in working with donors and volunteers, a demonstrated track record for managing complex budgets, a strong business acumen, an entrepreneurial spirit and the capacity to build strategic relationships (internal and external) to the organization. An understanding and appreciation of the field of autism is a must.

The Executive Director is charged with fulfilling the four pillars of the Center: living the mission; fostering excellence in academics and service; creating a sustainable model ensuring Kinney's future impact; and maximizing the local, regional, and national impact of the Center. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Director will work in conjunction with a newly hired and distinguished Academic Director, spearhead the continued development and program growth of the Center, directly manage a team of 7 staff and indirectly supervise more than 100 Kinney SCHOLARS.

The Executive Director will have oversight of programs that are designed to positively impact the lives of individuals with autism through social skills classes, a recreation-based summer camp, a sports program, a college-age program, as well as a sibling group. This individual will have responsibility for ensuring that the Center offers evidence-based programs that reflect the best available practices and focuses primarily on training students to work with children and adults with autism. Additionally, the Executive Director will focus on enhancing fundraising efforts, driving financial sustainability, managing a complex budget, and maximizing strategic partnerships and community relations.

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph's University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men's and women's sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

For best consideration, please send nominations and application materials to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner

Tammarah Townes, Managing Associate

Mark Halligan, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP


For more information, please visit the Kinney Center's homepage located here:

Saint Joseph's University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, age of 40 or over, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military leave, veteran status, or any other status protected by law, in matters pertaining to employment.

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