Child Focus, Inc. - The Yunker Group
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Child Focus, Inc.

Seeking Chief Executive Officer

Due to retirement

Opportunity: To succeed a 40-year ED/CEO in leading this complex, multi-disciplined social services agency providing a spectrum of essential community-based programs from multiple sites throughout 17 southern Ohio counties. Services of Child Focus, Inc. (CFI) span early learning, mental health, foster care, training/educational opportunities and much more.

Quick facts:  Founded in 1977 in Ohio’s Clermont County, Child Focus has grown from five staff on a budget of $198,000 to today’s $18 million budget with 320 employees, 1,137 volunteers, and 35 foster families serving over 14,000 children, families and adults. Please visit –

“Child Focus has demonstrated a strong commitment to identifying needs in the communities it serves and has invested in the expansion of service to meet those needs. Child Focus has built strong partnerships with area schools . . . has increased the access to quality mental health services for thousands of youth in the area.” – Recent independent evaluation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Successful candidate: The successful candidate will be a proven and authentic leader prepared to step into a collegial, family atmosphere of trusted and knowledgeable professionals with an engaged Board of Directors. While change is inevitable the next CEO will inherit solid programs, established multiple funding streams, collaborative partnerships and strong community support. This individual will bring documented leadership experience in the social services with exemplary skills to manage and grow the business of strengthening the quality of life for children, families and adults. As the new face of Child Focus with strong interpersonal and communications skills, s/he will be able to show successes in building and sustaining meaningful relationships with staff, partners, donors, schools, and other community leaders. The management team pledges a shared vision and expects a tough, compassionate leader and coach with vision and creativity.

“As a Head Start grantee, Child Focus is committed to the most vulnerable children and families. The leadership team is recognized throughout Southwest Ohio as flexible and innovative in its approach to providing high quality early childhood education and parent engagement services. As a planning initiative, Success by 6 works with many direct service providers, and I can say unequivocally, that Child Focus is among the very best in the field.”- Chris Humphrey, Director, Success By 6, UWGC.

Applications: Confidential applications are due by COB Friday, 15 February 2019. Please send a personal cover letter describing how your training, familiarity/knowledge of the spectrum of disciplines of Child Focus and successes in your career to date qualify you for this role. Complete resume with academic, practical, and nonprofit management experience expected. All submissions will be acknowledged with confidentiality assured to all parties. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Child Focus, Inc. is committed to diversity and inclusion.

By electronic mail (preferred)

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The Yunker Group, Inc.

CEO Search – CFI

Post Office Box 54556

Cincinnati, Ohio 45254-0556