National Children’s Center in search for Chief Executive Officer

The National Children’s Center ( is seeking a strategic, entrepreneurial leader who can partner with the board, build internal and external relationships, and lead staff to achieve the Center’s vision.

Founded in 1958, the mission of the National Children’s Center, Inc. (NCC) is to provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NCC partners with the people that we serve, their families and others in the community, to work toward a clear vision for the future.  We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have every resource necessary to live, learn, work, grow and thrive in their community – which fully embraces them as valued and contributing members of society.

National Children’s Center, Inc. (NCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides comprehensive and innovative services for 450 infants, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the District of Columbia and Maryland.  Guiding values are growth, diversity, relationships, choice, dignity, quality, family, accountability, integrity and wellbeing, and the theme “just like you and me.”

The Position

The CEO has responsibility for ensuring a balanced budget and sustainable growth across NCC’s programs. Essential to this role will be the development of a strategic growth plan and collaborative relationships with local, regional and federal agencies, board members, community leaders, donors, families, and staff.

To Apply

E-mail cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to

For more information, contact Ginna Goodenow at or (202) 955-7244. Communications will be confidential. Resume review begins immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

View a full position announcement here