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Position
Chief Executive Officer
Type
Full-time
Organization
Caracole
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Job Summary

Caracole seeks a visionary, values-driven leader to oversee the growth and continued evolution of the organization’s work as a relentless force for health equity. The incoming CEO will be a thought partner to a committed Board of Directors and leader to an experienced, long-tenured staff that share an unwavering commitment to Caracole’s mission to positively change lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through prevention, housing, and care.

Job Description

Caracole is a leading nonprofit dedicated to positively changing the lives of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in the Greater Cincinnati region. Founded in 1987, Caracole has been at the forefront of providing comprehensive support, education, and advocacy for those impacted by HIV/AIDS—ensuring access to quality healthcare, stable housing, and the resources necessary to live a healthy life.

Caracole’s core work includes:

  • Prevention. Caracole advances prevention through free and confidential HIV testing, access to PrEP (an extremely effective preventative medication), harm reduction tools (such as safer-use supplies), and sexual health education.
  • Housing. Caracole offers permanent supportive housing, short-term assistance (such as rent support), and education—all to help prevent homelessness and stabilize people living with HIV.
  • Care. Importantly, Caracole provides individuals living with HIV access to personalized case management and pharmacy services.

The essence of Caracole is that together, we can serve as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change, helping people live well—and thrive—with HIV. Together, we are more than an organization; we are a community of hope, resilience, and unwavering support.

The Opportunity

Caracole seeks a visionary, values-driven leader to oversee the growth and continued evolution of the organization’s work as a relentless force for health equity. The incoming CEO will be a thought partner to a committed Board of Directors and leader to an experienced, long-tenured staff that share an unwavering commitment to Caracole’s mission to positively change lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through prevention, housing, and care.

This is a time of extraordinary change in HIV/AIDS prevention and care and Caracole has long been recognized as a leader and innovator in the field. With a nimble, client-centered approach, Caracole has maintained their commitment to the principle of housing first, while responding to emerging and evolving community needs. The incoming CEO will embrace the tradition of revolution in HIV/AIDS services and bring a commitment to working joyfully with communities to address urgent needs through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The incoming CEO of Caracole will be an experienced nonprofit leader with proven experience building relationships with diverse communities and navigating complex institutions. The leader will bring deep management experience and a commitment to working collaboratively to build operational capacity among, and strong working relationships with, the staff.

The ideal candidate will thrive in collaborative and visionary roles and bring the expertise to create the operational infrastructure and community support to achieve ambitious goals. Building on the organization’s signature programs, and in collaboration with Caracole’s exceptional board and staff, the new CEO will set a course to expand the organization’s impact, prioritizing racial and health equity through client-centered housing support, case management, prevention, and treatment.

About the Position

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides strategic leadership and day-to-day management of Caracole, reporting to the organization’s Board of Directors. The CEO will

  • provide vision and articulate a strategy for Caracole’s future; strengthen the organization’s position as a leader and innovator in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • collaborate with local and regional leaders to identify pathways for continued growth of Caracole’s reach through innovative programs and partnerships.
  • demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of the organization’s mission and provide strong leadership to staff and volunteers; understand and implement best practices of nonprofit board governance.

Key Position Functions

  • Leadership and Management
  • Governance
  • Vision and Strategy
  • Advocacy and Community Relations
  • Communications and Resource Development
  • Financial Management

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, social work, public health or related field, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Six or more years’ experience in progressive leadership in a nonprofit organization.
  • Proven experience in project management and program development.
  • Experience developing positive relationships with local governments and community groups.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrated leadership in nonprofit financial management and budgeting.
  • Understanding of and compassion for individuals living with chronic disease.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Caracole’s mission and personal values that align with Caracole’s core values: unconditional inclusivity, relentless advocacy, practical innovation, absolute accountability, and radical optimism.

Compensation:

The expected salary range for this position is $180,000-$200,000, commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; basic life insurance; a 401(k) with 3% employer match; 11 paid holidays per year and generous PTO package.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Caracole is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Caracole hires and employs without regard to actual or perceived age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, natural hair or hair types associated with race, ancestry, marital or familiar status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, chest or breastfeeding, military or veteran status, HIV status, religion, or disability.

Caracole makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law. Caracole is a recovery friendly employer.

Application Process

Benefactor Group is pleased to be assisting Caracole with this executive search. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications are considered highly confidential. To be considered for this position, please send a resume and formal cover letter in PDF format to:

Benefactor Group Recruitment Team

HR@benefactorgroup.com

http://www.benefactorgroup.com

To learn more about Caracole, please visit https://caracole.org/

You may view the full position profile here: https://bit.ly/CaracoleCEOProfile.

Please do not contact Caracole staff or Board with questions or interest in the role. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Benefactor Group.

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