President & CEO
Canton, MA | Summer 2021
Enable, Inc. is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to be the next President & CEO of this vital organization. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the new President & CEO will oversee a long established and highly effective human services agency.
About Enable, Inc.
Enable’s mission is to develop and manage innovative and responsive services that enhance the ability of individuals to lead a meaningful and independent life in the community.
Founded in 1978, Enable, Inc. is a non-profit agency which provides a variety of educational, social, rehabilitative, and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Enable creates a continuum of unique and innovative services that facilitate individual growth and family integration. These services, which are individually-centered, family-focused, and delivered in a developmental context, enable individuals to realize their potential. The organization is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association for After School Programs.
Enable established 9 values as representative of a system of core beliefs and has integrated this value system into the policies and operations of the entire organization. These values are respect, leadership, responsiveness to change, developmental approach, systems approach, family, community integration, empowerment and outreach. This value system applies to the quality of interaction between and among clients, staff, supervisors, and programs.
Diversity and Equity at Enable
At this time of historic health and social challenges, Enable seeks to reaffirm its community–oriented mission. Systemic and institutional inequities, especially in matters of race, remain major impediments to people and communities achieving their full potential. Enable believes that an organization that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion creates an environment that respects and values individual differences along varying dimensions. Through an approach that continually emphasizes that the individual, the family, and society are interconnected, and ever-mindful of their mission to deliver innovative and responsive services and programs, Enable seeks to enrich and strengthen their commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and advance equity as a core value within Enable.
Enable, Inc. operates five programs which provide a variety of educational, social, rehabilitative, and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults, enabling these individuals to realize their full potential in the community. Enable’s programs serve communities across the counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth, with each agency having specific service delivery areas within particular counties.
Established in 1978, Cole-Harrington is a comprehensive child care program for children aged two months to twelve years residing in Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties. Originally established as an educational child care center for toddlers and preschool children, Cole-Harrington now includes:
Cole-Harrington is committed to serving families and children from all cultural and economic backgrounds and holds contracts with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and local voucher management agencies to provide care for low income families, families who receive transitional assistance, and at-risk children involved with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCF). Cole-Harrington offers transportation to children funded by EEC and social services to all families.
Consultation Services for Children
Consultation Services for Children (CSC) offers Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation services to early education and care programs located in forty-seven Central MA, Metro Boston and Southeast towns. Established in 2010, CSC is one of six Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation programs in Massachusetts funded by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). CSC consultants form collaborative relationships with early childhood educators and families to support their capacity for preventing and addressing challenging behaviors within the classroom.
The Early Intervention program offers a developmental/therapeutic program for children from birth to age three who have an established disability or are at risk due to biological or environmental factors. Certified in 1989 by the Department of Public Health, Early Intervention provides comprehensive, developmental services that are family-centered and focus on each child and family’s individual strengths. Additionally, Early Intervention offers Toddler Time Playgroups for infants, toddlers and their families.
First Steps for Families and Children
The First Steps program services families with children from birth to age eighteen utilizing the principles and practices of social work, early childhood education, and rehabilitation in order to protect children and their families from abuse and neglect, to strengthen positive individual and family functioning, and to preserve the integrity and dignity of the family while addressing the developmental needs of the individual members. First Steps provides services through the Department of Children and Families Family Networks Program.
NETWORKS Supported Living Services
Networks Supported Living Services is designed to provide case management to individuals with disabilities allowing them to live independently, with control over one’s life. Individuals in Supported Living benefit from assistance to explore options and make informed decisions and are empowered to choose their own paths, including taking risks that promote growth and independence. Networks case managers can assist with housing, financial management, household management, personal healthcare, equipment needs, transportation, social and recreational activities, education or vocational needs, and personal care assistance programs. Networks provides services to individuals supported by the Department of Developmental Services and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, as well as home and community-based waiver programs.
About the Opportunity
The next President/CEO will be only the third in the more than 40-year history of Enable. After 41 years of extraordinary leadership and service (the last 3 years in the role of President/CEO), Enable’s highly respected President/CEO, Gail Brown, will be retiring in December 2021.
The President/CEO is responsible for Enable’s operations, functions and activities that provides a range of services to families, children, and adults through a number of different community-based programs. The President/CEO plays a key role in developing the strategic direction of the organization and executing its vision. This position requires someone with a high level of integrity who will take a holistic approach in managing the organization’s operations, lead and motivate others to problem solve effectively and efficiently, and represent the organization to the community, government and private funders and general public with a deep knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the various disciplines in Enable’s service delivery models.
The President/CEO reports to the Board of Directors and oversees approximately 185 staff. Enable has an annual operating budget of approximately $14 million and the President/CEO provides organizational leadership and management for a multi-faceted and complex organization. The President works closely with the Board leadership and senior staff on key issues impacting the organization and its consumers.
These include the engagement and understanding of state and local funding opportunities and regulatory directions, advocacy and communication initiatives, strategic collaborations to further organizational sustainability and impact, and increasing awareness of Enable’s service areas.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join an established and highly effective human services agency to support its well-respected reputation in the field and service to the regional community.
Leadership and Organizational Management
Communications & Marketing
Finance and Operations
Enable, Inc. considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.
Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to: EnableInc@developmentguild.com
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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL
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For more information about Enable, Inc., please visit www.enableinc.org
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