Job Announcement: Chief Executive Officer
Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities (Quality Trust) is currently soliciting applications for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position to succeed Tina Campanella at the end of 2021. Tina has served in the top leadership role at Quality Trust since it began operations in 2002. She has been working closely with the Board of Directors over the past two years to plan for this transition in the top leadership role as part of our strategic planning. Committed to the Quality Trust mission and the people we support; Tina has indicated her willingness to continue to advance the mission of Quality Trust in a different role after the successful recruitment of a new CEO to ensure a smooth transition.
Quality Trust serves as an independent advocacy and monitoring organization in the District of Columbia. Initially created as part of a settlement agreement in long standing class action litigation, Quality Trust has grown into a multi-dimensional organization providing support and assistance to children and adults in the District of Columbia and beyond. Quality Trust is known for its commitment to supporting people with developmental disabilities to live the best life possible and provides national leadership around the promotion and exercise of individual rights through projects like the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making (www.supporteddecisionmaking.org
). We are seeking a visionary leader to work with the staff and Board of Directors to lead Quality Trust into the future.
The new CEO will work with a diverse volunteer board that represents the stakeholder groups Quality Trust supports including people with disabilities. Quality Trust also ensures that the full range of people with developmental disabilities have a strong voice in setting the priorities for its work. It works closely with the local self-advocacy organization (Project ACTION!) and serves as the fiscal agent for this group. Fulfilling its mission also requires working with a variety of government and community stakeholders. Quality Trust serves as a leader and independent advocate for innovation and policy change in DC. These activities are informed by our direct interactions with people and families as well as our partnerships with other advocacy and service organizations. The knowledge and ability to balance the interests of multiple stakeholders while keeping the interests and needs of people with disabilities at the forefront of all activities is essential.
Quality Trust has a dedicated, passionate, professional staff and an annual budget of over $2M. Quality Trust’s revenue comes from a variety of sources, including donations, and grants, contracts, and investments. The new CEO will need to ensure Quality Trust’s continued success with its core activities of advocacy and monitoring while developing new, high-quality, and accessible programs to address emerging needs. Resource and business development, through fundraising, grant writing, fee for service activities and other revenue generating activities will be critical to achieving this goal.
Quality Trust has a strong foundation and reputation thanks to its current leadership and years of successful advocacy. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right leader as Quality Trust continues to build on its traditions and commitment to supporting children and adults with disabilities. We encourage all qualified and interested applicants to apply and encourage others to share this announcement with qualified candidates that they may know.
The full job description is available at www.dcqualitytrust.org along with details for how to apply.
Applications must be received by the close of business on June 30, 2021.