The Moran Company Seeks New CEO for Protected Harbor

April 3, 2023 – The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for Protected Harbor, a Fort Meyers, FL-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing for people with disabilities.

The CEO will be expected to promote visionary leadership, community engagement, and donor development, under the direction of the board. Strategic planning, oversight of the executive director, risk management, executive-level decision making and execution, external relations, community housing and program development, fundraising, and capital campaign facilitation will be the leader’s primary responsibilities.

The Moran Company says the ideal candidate will be a seasoned manager (with a preference for experience in the provision of residential services for people with developmental disabilities) who has demonstrated success in fundraising. This person will genuinely share the vision of Protected Harbor. Given that Protected Harbor is dedicated to offering various opportunities for spiritual growth for its participants, the individual hired for this position is expected to be a transparent leader who has a real passion for Protected Harbor as a faith-based organization. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills, be a “self-starter” with a strong work ethic, have high energy, and be able to inspire/excite others about the vision for the future.

Key Attributes

  • Strong management skills to include program development and implementation.
  • An effective ambassador —a strong internal and external representative for the organization.
  • Strategic decision maker who can bring vision, direction, and a collaborative atmosphere to move the organization forward.
  • High-level senior leader who knows how to inspire, empower and galvanize both staff and volunteers.
  • To ensure that the focus of Protected Harbor as a faith-based organization reflecting Christian principles is maintained, the candidates for this position are expected to be mature adults with personal integrity, character, and a reputation consistent with this goal.
  • Strong sense of serving and caring for the needs of adults with disabilities; mature personal characteristics, such as perseverance, compassion, and a willingness to learn.
  • Effective in making presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Able to interact with donors/funding agencies and political leaders to advocate on behalf of the agency’s families and services.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budgeting, analysis, and reporting.
  • Fundraising skills and a track record of building a strong donor network.

Non-Profit Recruiters

The Moran Company, based in Leawood, KS, specializes in searches for non-profit leadership, including executive directors, fundraising/development directors, hospital foundation directors, and other senior executives.

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Bill Moran founded the search firm in 1996. He has worked on more than 60 non-profit searches over the past 12 years. He has spent another 10 years as senior fundraising staff and 12 years as a fundraising consultant serving more than 100 clients.

The Moran Company Seeks New Leader for No Barriers
The Moran Company has been enlisted to help find the next executive director for No Barriers in Fort Collins, CO. Senior search consultant Mike English is leading the assignment  The non-profit is poised for a post-COVID “re-boot” and is looking for a new executive director to lead the team into the future. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director is responsible for leading the organization’s administration, fundraising, marketing and strategic plan implementation. The search firm notes that other key duties include program oversight, community outreach, and board development. “Most importantly, the new executive director will lead the organization forward towards the vision of building an inclusive world for all where barriers don’t stand in the way of possibilities,” The Morgan Company said. “No Barriers will celebrate 20 years in 2023, and looks forward to the new executive director building on the strength of the organization.”

Mr. English joined The Moran Company in 2020. He previously served as inaugural executive director of Turn the Page KC, a reading proficiency organization for third graders, for whom he still consults. Before that, he was president and CEO of the Missouri Council on Economic Education, based at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The organization promotes and conducts economic and financial education in all Missouri schools. Mr. English was also a senior analyst for the Kauffman Foundation, which aspires “to eliminate barriers so that every person – regardless of their background – can take risks, achieve success and give back to their communities.” His earliest work experience involved managing the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, a non-profit dedicated to promoting civic and community engagement for young professionals.

Recently Competed Search

The Moran Company has recruited Elizabeth Moran as the new executive director of The Arc of Colorado in Denver, CO.  Ms. Moran comes to The Arc of Colorado with an extensive background in working in disability rights across the lifespan, including her most recent work as chief counsel at the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, where she provided substantive support and expertise to the commission specifically in the areas of guardianship, supported decision-making, capacity issues and abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Founded in 1954, the Arc of Colorado has 15 chapters including the state chapter and 14 local chapters serving designated geographic areas. Local chapters provide individual advocacy services for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities who live in their service areas. The non-profit has 3,700 members, with over 9,000 individuals and families served annually.

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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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