December 1, 2015 – Executive search firm Morris and Berger has been retained by Union Station Homeless Services to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Current CEO Rabbi Marvin Gross announced he is retiring next year. Mr. Gross has been at the helm of Union Station for 21 years, during which he led the agency through an unprecedented period of growth.
The board of directors has organized a search committee composed of former and current board members along with Morris and Berger to conduct a nationwide search.
“The firm will work with the committee to identify a candidate with a deep passion for our mission and strong leadership and fundraising capabilities,” said Terry Krupczak, vice chair of the board of directors and chair of the search committee.
Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest, most comprehensive social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income people. Its mission is to help men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. It offers outreach and intake, shelter, housing and employment programs to help people end their homelessness and achieve a life of dignity.
As the economy continues to strengthen, hiring in the non-profit sector has been gaining momentum. In the past decade employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. The non-profit sector has also become a magnet for corporate executives looking to switch careers.
Founded in 1984, Morris & Berger is a specialist executive search firm focused across the non-profit sector, including institutions of higher education, independent schools, foundations, human and social service agencies, and organizations geared toward the performing and visual arts. The firm has recruited CEO for a number of non-profits, including Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM), Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Hospice of Santa Barbara, National Math and Science Initiative, Portland State University Foundation, and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media