BroadView Talent Partners Seeking New Leader for Communities in Schools

May 1, 2024 – BroadView Talent Partners was recently retained by Communities in Schools in OH to lead in its search a new executive director. Christie Angel, Johanna Vargas, Donna Young, and Elizabeth Keyser are leading the assignment. The executive director will serve as the primary leader and director for Communities In Schools, guiding the organization toward successfully realizing its philosophy, mission, and strategic objectives. Collaborating closely with the board of trustees, this individual will help set annual goals and objectives, ensuring they align with the broader strategic aims of the organization.

BroadView notes that this senior leader will be instrumental in implementing these strategic goals, steering the organization toward its envisioned future. Additionally, the executive director will oversee the overall administration and ensure the viability of Communities in Schools, managing day -to -day operations and leading the organization through growth and challenges. This role demands visionary leadership, strategic planning, and strong administrative acumen to propel the organization forward in its mission to support and enhance student educational opportunities.

Those applying should be experienced as a CEO or senior non-profit leader with a proven ability to envision and plan for the organization’s sustainable future. They need to have demonstrated visionary leadership, strategic thinking, operational prudence, and the capacity to set clear, actionable directions, aligning organizational efforts toward growth and success. Candidates must also have strong ability to build and maintain diverse relationships with government, education, corporate sectors, and community leaders.

A passionate advocate for youth success, candidates must be able to effectively represent the organization as a thought leader and the face of the organization across various community platforms. The search firm is looking for a  proven expert in fostering an inclusive culture, inspiring a diverse team, and committing to diversity and inclusion, ensuring staff feels valued, supported, and aligned with the organization’s vision. They should have demonstrated service leadership, operational excellence, and the ability to attract, retain, and develop talent.

In addition, candidates must have extensive experience in fiscal management, budgeting, and resource development, including navigating state and federal processes. They should possess sound business acumen to run the organization efficiently while exploring new funding opportunities and partnerships to support the organization’s mission.

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Founded in 2015, BroadView Talent Partners is a national executive search firm dedicated to placing leadership in affordable housing agencies, non-profit organizations, and associations, as well as middle market companies. The firm provides clients with a national network; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a record of long-tenured placements. Its specialties include executive search, talent acquisition, retention solutions, career management, executive coaching, and board development.

Tracy McMillan is managing partner and CEO of BroadView. He has over 25 years of experience providing executive search, retention solutions and leadership advisory services to clients. He has developed a strong focus within the affordable housing, non-profit and middle-market sectors, and established a track record of well-placed, long-tenured C-suite executives. Prior to starting BroadView Talent Partners (formerly HCGA Consulting Partners) in 2015, Mr. McMillan served as the vice president of global talent acquisition for the NBA. Previously, he spent five years as a managing director at Diversified Search Group.

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Ms. Angel is the leader of BroadView’s Midwest office. She has spent three decades engaging her community, building relationships, and advising leaders, all while transforming programs and organizations. Ms. Angel’s prior experience includes five years as president and CEO of YWCA Columbus. Some of Ms. Angel’s professional contributions involve working with a host of public officials and their administrations. Supporting the transition teams for Columbus mayor Andrew J. Ginther, former mayor Michael Coleman, and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, she as an advisor to city and state leaders.

Ms. Vargas, vice president and senior associates, has over 18 years of business experience including human resource services and consulting, as well as talent acquisition, coaching and training. Specializing in brand awareness and acquisition integration as well as organizational and business development, she is passionate about solving complex analytical problems, improving processes, and helping clients achieve their organizational goals.

Ms. Young manages BroadView Talent Partners’ administrative, organizational, search and candidate logistical support. She specializes in project management, customer relationships, marketing, social media, client/corporate communications, graphic design, and sales. Ms. Young was a founder/partner of Interrobang Design, a design firm based in NYC, with clients such as Random House, Tourneau, and Unilever.

Ms. Keyser is an associate and conducts formal and informal referencing and social media and reputation screens for finalist candidates in leadership positions in the non-profit, affordable housing, and mid-market sectors. She interviews multiple references, conducts research, and prepares reports. Ms. Keyer has 20 years of experience as a writer, editor, and content creator for websites, magazines, and newspapers, covering a range of topics and industries

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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