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CEO (Life's WORC)

Company : Life's WORC
Location : Garden City, NY

Life's WORC Background

Life’s WORC is a not-for-profit agency that has been providing quality support services to the special needs community for over 50 years. The agency’s Founder, Victoria Yunis Schneps, and her late husband created the model of care that took people with intellectual challenges from institutions and placed them in family like homes in community-based settings. From its first home opened in Little Neck, Queens, Life’s WORC has expanded to manage 45 homes, multiple non-residential programs and a Family Center For Achievement across Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Queens and Manhattan serving over 2,000 families and individuals with developmental disabilities, intellectual challenges and autism. The agency provides in-home support, skills development, behavioral intervention, social/recreational programs and vocational training opportunities. 


Life’s WORC is looking for a strategic and mission-oriented Chief Executive Officer who will provide ongoing strategic direction for Life’s WORC in service of its mission, leading the organization and its staff into its next chapter. The CEO will be responsible for achieving the organization’s mission, while spearheading growth and innovation that maximizes impact, all to ensure that Life’s WORC delivers the highest quality services to the people the organization supports and their families. The CEO will prioritize and infuse values, culture, and practices that foster an environment that demonstrates visible change built on a foundation of mutual respect and accountability.

The CEO will work in collaboration with and report to the Board of Directors, will directly supervise the leadership team of five, and lead a staff of 1,000 across all programs. The CEO will be a visible and accessible leader, fostering a best-in-class leadership team that supports an organizational culture which is collaborative, inclusive, and person-centered.

The successful candidate will have experience leading and building effective teams in large, complex organizations, they will be a strategic thinker with financial and business acumen, an excellent communicator and network builder, with the ability to drive results and make key decisions while balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Role Priorities

  • Promote excellence and innovation across all levels of the organization and programs, in support of the well-being of the people Life’s WORC supports and their families
  • Develop and communicate a shared vision for the organization
  • Grow and nurture a best-in-class leadership team
  • Build and support an organizational culture that fosters respect, accountability, and teamwork
  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communication with staff throughout the organization
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors
  • Ensure the short- and long-term financial health of the organization, including identifying and spearheading strategic growth initiatives that advance the organization’s mission
  • Advocate on behalf of Life’s WORC with funders, associations, and legislative leaders to advance practices and funding that support I/DD community

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At Life’s WORC we promote a culture that embraces our uniqueness and maintains mutual respect and appreciation for each other. Our organization exemplifies our values, which are ingrained with diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all that we do. 

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