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Chief Executive Officer

Caregiver Action Network
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 22, 2023

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Position Type
Advocacy, Education, Health, Other Fields, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation’s leading resource and advocate for millions of family caregivers, seeks a strategic, visionary and entrepreneurial chief executive officer (CEO) to drive advancement of its mission, strengthen its constituency engagement, and inspire and guide a team of dedicated staff committed to caring for those who care for others.

Established in 1993 as the non-profit National Family Caregivers Association, CAN envisions an America in which family caregivers feel supported, and not alone; caregivers who are better able to balance the demands of caring with their other responsibilities, have access to resources, understand their finances, and ultimately make better, informed decisions about their loved ones’ care. CAN is uniquely positioned to reach millions of family caregivers and also serve as a voice for caregivers on the national stage.

In its 30-year history, CAN’s impact has grown tremendously. Serving a broad spectrum of family caregivers, CAN deeply understands that each caregiver has unique needs – a parent helping a child with significant health requirements, a friend supporting a wounded veteran, or an adult child caring for a parent with the frailties of aging. Its extensive digital “toolbox,” offers guidance on numerous caregiving situations and provides tailored information by specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, or physical or mental health challenges. CAN also hosts online platforms that provide resources for those caring for loved ones with living with cancer or a rare disease. Access to individualized support is made possible through CAN’s call center, the Caregiver Help Desk, which provides free, confidential assistance by phone, live chat, or email. Its Corporate Leadership Council, representing some of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical, biotech, and health-consumer companies, partners with CAN to fuel needed programs and services.

Position Summary: Reporting to and working closely with CAN’s Board of Directors, the CEO develops, directs, and carries out strategies that ensure the organization’s financial and programmatic sustainability, including broadening the community of corporate partners and funders. As the face of the organization, the CEO serves as an authentic, articulate, and effective brand ambassador, interfacing with business leaders, policy makers, media, and others vital to advancing an aspirational agenda. The CEO inspires, empowers and leads a team of eight, fostering a work culture that values and appreciates the uniqueness of individuals, their capabilities, insights, ideas, and contributions.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years’ experience and a record of success leading organizations through growth; knowledge of nonprofit operations, finance, and board governance with strong business acumen; knowledge and/or relationships within the policy-making and advocacy environment; strategic and data-driven approach and operational mindset; problem solver committed to CQI; exceptional communicator experienced at cultivation and stewardship of relationships and making the case for support; and empathy, authenticity and passion for advancing CAN’s mission.  

This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.
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