Steven John & Associates Retained by Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities to Find New Leader

October 3, 2022 – Executive search firm Steven John & Associates has been chosen by the Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) in San Mateo, CA to find a new executive director. Steve John and Jason Snyder are leading the assignment.

The executive director acts as the CEO of the organization and is responsible for the overall management and direction of CID. The executive director works under the general oversight of the board of directors. Specific duties of the role include the planning, vision, and leadership for all aspects of CID, such as programs and services, finance, resource development, human resources, communications, strategic focus, and board development. The organization wants an executive director who has a positive team approach to management, integrity, is mission-driven, and cares about their work. CID has an annual operating budget of about $2 million and a staff of 20 employees.

Steven John & Associates is looking for candidates with five or more years of senior non-profit management experience. They should have experience working with persons with disabilities and an understanding of the disability social justice and/or independent living movements.


  • Experience working with and reporting to a board of directors.
  • Supervisory and personnel management experience.
  • Strong ability to execute operational goals.
  • Fundraising skills and experience.
  • Experience running a successful capital campaign.
  • Strong public speaking and advocacy skills.

The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities is a private, non-profit corporation. Incorporated in 1979, CID is a consumer-driven, community-based, services and advocacy organization serving San Mateo County and beyond. By federal mandate, the majority of CID’s staff, management, and board of directors consists of people with disabilities. Annually, CID provides direct and indirect services to more than 2,000 individuals with disabilities.

Boutique Recruiters

Steven John & Associates is a boutique executive search and talent advisory firm focused on senior in-house legal leaders and their organizations. The firm partners with client organizations to attract, retain, and develop chief legal officers, general counsel, chief compliance officers, divisional general counsel, and other senior subject matter experts within corporate legal departments. Steven John & Associates specializes in roles within the legal profession rather than on a single industry vertical. Its clients are diverse and include private and public companies, large non-profits, private philanthropies, and academic institutions. The organizations that the firm works with have offices throughout the U.S., and its typical searches are national in scope.

After several years with both a leading attorney search consultancy as well as one of the world’s leading executive search firms, Mr. John launched Steven John & Associates to serve organizations in need of expert legal talent. He brings a wealth of experience in the recruitment of attorneys from a wide range of disciplines. That experience reflects a broad range of industries and includes both private and public companies as well as academic and not-for-profit institutions. In addition to his general counsel search practice, Mr. John has developed particular expertise in the recruitment of attorneys in real estate, intellectual property, higher education law, social justice, and regulatory compliance in a number of highly regulated industries.

Mr. Snyder joined Steven John & Associates in 2016 and serves as the firm’s managing director of operations. He leads the firm’s key operational functions including research, marketing, and finance. In addition to his operational role, Mr. Snyder is actively involved in all search execution strategies, working closely with our firm’s clients and candidates.

Steven John & Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of Conchita Lozano-Batista as the new general counsel of Earthjustice. She succeeded Kelley McKenzie, who retired after nearly six years as general counsel. Ms. Lozano-Batista was previously chair of the Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Group, which assists the city and county of San Francisco and its labor standards enforcement office in evaluating industries engaged in the manufacture and sale of goods. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lozano-Batista was a lawyer at Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, a California law firm, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Related: Steven John & Associates Recruits Deputy General Counsel and Global Head of Commercial Legal for Snap 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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