San Francisco, CA

Search Completed – April 2020: Chief Program Officer

m/Oppenheim Executive Search is assisting Episcopal Community Services (ECS) in the search for strategic, systems-focused, solutions-oriented Chief Program Officer. As part of the process, we are reaching out to the community for suggestions and nominations.

ECS is the largest provider of housing and services for adults experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Under the leadership of a Executive Director who is laser-focused on ending homelessness, the organization has expanded programs and service offerings, nearly doubling ECS’s $46M budget in less than three years. The organization has an ambitious strategy that will move ECS to more deliberate, systematic, and evidence-based footing in identifying the needs of those who are unhoused in San Francisco, preventing homelessness, and expanding its reach by developing new partnerships with the justice and healthcare systems. In FY 2019, ECS served more than 13,000 individuals (single adults and family members) through an array of programs using harm reduction, housing first, and culturally sensitive “meet people where they are” models.

The Chief Program Officer reports to and works closely with the Executive Director, ensuring programs align to the mission and that ECS has the capacity to successfully fulfill its obligations, and develops new programs that holistically address client needs. The CPO will provide leadership and guidance to the Program Directors to ensure they have the infrastructure, tools, and support in order to achieve goals and report on outcomes. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the CPO will implement best practices, and will focus the programs team on delivering excellent and impactful programs and services as ECS continues to evolve. The CPO will contribute to change management and successful execution of the strategic plan. The complete position description can be found here.

We’d appreciate any suggestions and sharing this with your network.

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