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Executive Director, Turning Points for Children

Public Health Management Corporation
Philadelphia, PA

For 175 years, Turning Points for Children (TPFC) has proudly served the youth and families of Philadelphia, providing an array of health and social services aimed at keeping families together and helping them succeed. With over 650 staff members at six sites, TPFC’s work is built on the foundations of wellness, safety, diversity, and collaboration, providing direct resources and care to more than 17,000 clients across the region. Since 2013, TPFC has been a subsidiary of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), one of the largest non-profit public health institutes in the country, serving 350,000 clients in the Philadelphia region.

TPFC is a $60M organization responsible for four of the ten Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) that are part of the Philadelphia DHS’s Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. It runs The Bridge and Villa, an outpatient treatment, a licensed private school, and academic, vocational, and life skills education for out-of-school youth and justice-involved youth. TPFC also runs a range of programs and services related to foster care and adoption, working closely with biological and foster families, DHS, caregivers, the courts, and other agencies to address challenges around removing a child from the home, reunifying the child with the biological family, or finding another permanent family relationship for the child.

TPFC is seeking a visionary Executive Director to lead the administration, programs, operations, and fiscal management of the agency. Reporting to PHMC’s Chief Educational Services Officer Sara Molina-Robinson, the Executive Director works with a Board of Directors that provides connections to the community and a dynamic leadership team with decades of experience in core mission areas. The Executive Director will:

  • Lead strategic development and entrepreneurial growth, especially in non-CUA programs.
  • Work with the TPFC Board and PHMC’s Strategy and Development team to develop a new strategic plan.
  • Work with other PHMC leaders to develop and integrate innovative social service programs across the organization.
  • Represent PHMC at local and regional public health, social service, and other community events, maintaining and promoting TPFC’s positive image in the community.

Ideal candidates are dynamic, inspiring leaders with a track record of building effective relationships with legislators, administrators, community leaders, and external funders. They have experience running and overseeing large public health, social services, child welfare, or similar organizations or programs and navigating complex systems to achieve results. They are analytical and insightful, identifying and addressing organizational gaps to avoid risk. They are entrepreneurial and creative, recognizing growth opportunities and taking on responsible risks to advance an organization’s mission. Specific background and skills include:

  • Master’s degree required, preferably in Social Work, Public Health, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of executive leadership experience in relevant non-profit or business sectors, including overseeing significant budgets and numbers of employees.
  • A record of organizational growth through innovation, partnership development, and fundraising.
  • Experience working with state and local government elected and administrative leaders, preferably in Philadelphia or a similar metropolitan area.
  • Evidence of positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders who are racially and ethnically diverse; demonstrable commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
  • A passion for TPFC’s programs and services and proven dedication to serving its constituents.

DRiWaterstone Human Capital is leading this search for PHMC/Turning Points for Children. To learn more or apply, please visit