Ballinger Leafblad is pleased to conduct the search for President & CEO at LeadingAge Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW LeadingAge Minnesota is the largest association of organizations serving Minnesota seniors. Together with 60,000 caregivers, its 1,400 members provide quality, compassionate care to 70,000 older adults every day in independent senior housing, assisted living, in-home care, adult day services and skilled nursing settings. LeadingAge Minnesota is the state chapter of LeadingAge, a national long-term care association headquartered in Washington, D.C. and the state affiliate of Argentum, a national association whose members specialize in assisted living.
Known for its vision and thought leadership, LeadingAge Minnesota serves as a catalyst, working alongside members, caregivers, advocates and consumers to collectively shape the future of aging services and ensure older adults live with dignity, meaning and purpose.
MISSION With its members, LeadingAge Minnesota is driven to transform and enhance the experience of aging.
Unwavering commitment to missions of service on behalf of our members and the seniors they serve.
Trustworthiness as evidenced by the highest standards of integrity.
Courageous thinking in creating opportunities and overcoming challenges.
Spirit of optimism in making a positive difference in the world around us.
Accountability to our communities and the people we serve.
Better together to achieve that which none of us can do alone.
STRATEGIES Build member capacity to perform with excellence by providing business intelligence tools, advocacy, educational resources and networking dedicated to helping members thrive.
Lead transformation and innovation of care delivery, including the funding and regulatory policies that support it, in order to further person-centered care and support.
Instill public trust and confidence – on the part of public officials, local communities and the people served.
PRIORITIES Advocacy – championing public policies to meet the evolving needs of older adults. Performance Excellence – creating environments and services of the highest quality. Operational Excellence – improving business intelligence, service delivery innovations and technology. Professional Development – delivering unmatched value in cutting-edge education to improve practices. Workforce and Leadership Development – elevating caregiving careers and growing a skilled and compassionate workforce.
ADVOCACY LeadingAge Minnesota advocates at both the state and federal level on behalf of aging services providers, their staff, and the people they serve.
At the Capitol – building public support, creating coalitions and informing lawmakers to ensure laws, regulations and reimbursement models support choice, independence, accessibility and quality of life for all older adults. Grassroots Engagement – creating a personal connection between constituents and their elected officials as they act on decisions that impact you and the people served. Technical Assistance – helping interpret complex regulations and reimbursement systems and implement in any member organization.
POSITION PROFILE PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER LeadingAge Minnesota is a vibrant, inclusive, member-driven organization with active and engaged board and staff members dedicated to serving a critical, changing sector. It is widely held as a leader in shaping and transforming its field. This position is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota with opportunities for statewide and national travel.
Summary The President and CEO is a committed, forward-looking executive who reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations, providing leadership in strategic planning, organizing, and directing the activities of LeadingAge Minnesota and its subsidiary organizations.
The President and CEO executes the goals and priorities of the Board of Directors, recommending and participating in the formulation of policies, practices and strategies. As chief staff officer of the Association, the President and CEO is accountable for the achievement of key performance metrics adopted by the Board. The President and CEO has a critical role as official spokesperson and ambassador of the Association, effectively advocating for the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
In close partnership with the Board of Directors, the President and CEO supports and provides input to the Board’s governance, composition and committee structure and practices. The President and CEO serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the LeadingAge Minnesota Board, the President and CEO of its subsidiaries, including LeadingAge Savings and Solutions and the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation, and serves as an officer of the MCCA Board of Directors.
Develops and implements short and long-range strategies and plans to manage the organization’s growth.
Directs and coordinates all organizational activities to reflect and achieve organizational strategic direction and priorities.
Communicates a clear vision for the future of the organization and continuously scans the environment for new opportunities to position members and the Association for success; evaluates current strategies in light of new developments and advises the Board on strategies that can further the organization’s mission and vision.
Serves as chief spokesperson and represents the organization with policymakers, state officials, aging network partners, and other external partners. Oversees the organization's Political Action Committee which builds and supports relationships with legislative champions for older adults.
Along with the Chair and Executive Committee, helps plan, organize, execute, and evaluate all meetings of the Board and committees.
In close partnership with the Board, supports and provides input to the Board’s governance practices, board and committee composition and structure.
Communicates regularly with Board and membership, informing them of activities, progress, challenges, and recommendations.
Along with the Board and Finance and Audit Committee, develops short- and long-term business and investment strategies, evaluates and updates membership dues model as necessary, partners in leading entrepreneurial activities.
Develops and oversees the implementation of annual and longer-term operating and capital budgets, revenue and expense projections of LeadingAge Minnesota and its subsidiaries.
Recruits, hires, manages, trains, coaches, develops, evaluates, and motivates top talent to carry out the work of the Association in accordance with the goals/objectives and available resources of the organization.
Creates and continuously fosters a positive work environment and culture within the organization; upholds and furthers the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Ensures the highest level of customer service for Association members and engages in regular, frequent and transparent communication with members via in-person visits, district meetings, conferences and signature events, phone and virtual meetings.
Establishes, nurtures, and manages strategic relationships with key external partners and stakeholders, including national affiliates and LeadingAge Minnesota’s partner in MCCA, the Minnesota Hospital Association, Argentum and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Management Responsibilities As CEO, the President directly or indirectly supervises all staff. Supervision of MCCA employees who work for both LeadingAge Minnesota and the Minnesota Hospital Association is a shared responsibility with the President and CEO of MHA.
This role directly supervises five employees in the senior management and executive office team. Direct reports are: Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer; Senior Vice President, Advocacy; Executive Vice President/Value First President & CEO; Executive Assistant; and Chief Financial Officer (Shared MCCA employee.). A total of 30 staff, including shared staff, work for the organization.
The President and CEO is a positive, collaborative leader who furthers a high-functioning, cohesive, service-oriented culture. This leader will share the organization's commitment to be a passionate and caring workplace that is innovative, transparent, collaborative and committed. A resilient style and approach is needed to provide consistent leadership during a time of great change in the field of aging services.
Knowledge and Skills
Significant experience in senior strategic leadership of an organization. This leader is an individual of stature and a highly regarded expert who is known for innovation, accomplishments and stakeholder relationships.
Experience in short and long-term strategic planning, execution and performance measurement in a nonprofit or related organization. Ability to lead evolutionary change in a complex organization.
Understanding of, and experience in aging services, human services and/or healthcare.
Background in aging advocacy or other areas of public relations and advocacy.
Knowledge and experience in government relations, knowledge of public relations principles, techniques, and practices.
Knowledge and experience with best practices in not-for-profit governance and membership organizations.
Business strategy acumen and experience in budget development, oversight and management.
Desired Leadership Characteristics
Visionary leadership which coalesces the organization around shared values, goals and objectives.
Excellent managerial abilities including hiring and selection, coaching and development, performance management, and evaluation.
Thought leadership and the ability to positively advance transformative ideas to broad groups of stakeholders.
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written; strong public speaking skills; experience as a media spokesperson.
High emotional intelligence and the ability to connect with and establish positive working relationships.
Ability to build consensus, establish common ground and build strategic partnerships with a variety of stakeholders with varying interests and opinions.
Tenacity and a demonstrated ability to influence others collaboratively; to encourage action, to inspire, to lead and improve performance.
Resilient and flexible interpersonal style and an ability to thrive in change and manage through high pressure situations.