Chief Executive Officer
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Website: Benefits Data Trust
As it enters an exciting phase of continued growth and impact, Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is seeking nominations and applications for its next Chief Executive Officer. BDT helps people live healthier, more independent lives by creating smarter ways to access essential benefits and services. BDT uses data, targeted outreach, policy change, technology, and direct service to proactively connect people to essential benefits and services while treating them with dignity and respect. BDT envisions lower healthcare costs, more efficient government, and people who are healthy, economically mobile, and thriving. Through its innovative Service Delivery Model, BDT improves people’s lives, enabling them to collectively receive benefits worth over $145 million each year, and opening new pathways to economic mobility. BDT partners with government, healthcare, philanthropy, community-based organizations, and others to re-engineer systems to bring about permanent change.
Founded in Philadelphia in 2005, BDT currently provides enrollment assistance to individuals in Colorado, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, and provides policy assistance to states nationwide. BDT uses private-sector strategies to reduce poverty by using data, targeted outreach, policy change, and new technologies to proactively connect people to benefits and services. BDT has submitted over 800,000 applications and secured over $7 billion in benefits and services that help individuals and families reach financial stability. BDT currently employs 170 FTE with a 2019 operating budget of approximately $15 million.
Under the longtime leadership of Ginger Zielinskie, BDT’s President & Chief Executive Officer, the organization has established itself as a leader in benefits access with a proven impact model. BDT is now at a critical juncture in its growth and is poised to welcome a new CEO who will usher in an exciting new era in the context of rapid market evolution and staggering opportunity for impact.
Leading in partnership with a highly experienced leadership team, the new CEO will have the opportunity to: advance BDT’s vision to transform how people access public benefits and services; evolve strategy that is driven by BDT’s mission; strengthen internal organizational infrastructure; champion BDT through being an external ambassador and storyteller; strengthen board development and governance; leverage relationships with funders and partners to increase and diversify BDT’s funding base; and, promote a strong, resilient, values-based organizational culture.
The new CEO will be a sophisticated executive leader with a minimum of fifteen years of progressive strategic leadership in a high-impact, best-in-class organization, ideally in a social-sector or cross-sector context; who brings demonstrated passion for BDT’s mission and commitment to helping individuals meet their basic needs, improve health, and increase economic mobility. S/he/they will have the strategic ability to articulate organizational vision internally and externally, apply design thinking toward strategy development, and operationalize a multi-dimensional strategy. The new CEO will bring a demonstrated successful track record of partnership building with government, the private sector, community-based organizations, and philanthropic organizations. Finally, s/h/they will be disciplined, focused, humble servant leader who is proactive about creating new ways to tackle big, entrenched problems.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to:
BDT-CEO@nonprofitprofessionals.com. Benefits Data Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.