Palo Alto, CA

President & CEO

Avenidas in Palo Alto seeks an experienced executive to lead as President and CEO who will inspire a committed, professional staff and develop and implement strategies to ensure that older adults in Avenidas’ target population remain active and engaged.  As part of the search process we are reaching out to the community for suggestions and nominations.

Avenidas exists to create community and common bonds across cultures and age groups through a wide range of programs and services for 6,000+ active, independent seniors, those seniors who are frail, and their caregivers.  The pandemic has further highlighted ageism and the plight of isolation that older adults can experience. In response, Avenidas Without Walls is providing programs and resources so clients stay connected via Zoom to each other and to the organization.  In some instances client participation has increased during the pandemic.

Avenidas has a current operating budget of $4.8 million, a staff of 35 (FTE), and a 21-member board of directors.  As Avenidas plans for a future where staff and clients can once again safely interact in-person, the CEO will build on the lessons that have been learned to reset and reopen programs in Avenidas’ three locations and continue remote services. The CEO will begin a strategic planning process designed to meet the changing needs and demographics of the aging population.   In the longer term, success will be measured by program and financial sustainability relative to the needs of the community, quality client engagement, and increased awareness that Avenidas is vital to the care and quality of life for older adults in the community.  The complete position description may be found here.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Dennis Hanthorn at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.