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Share Our Selves - Chief Executive Officer

Newport Beach, CA

Job Description

Share Ourselves (SOS) has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment of a dynamic, innovative and accomplished leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is an exciting opportunity to join a nationally recognized nonprofit organization providing high quality comprehensive safety net services to the homeless and low-income populations in Southern and Central Orange County, California.

SOS was founded in 1970 as a social services agency. Their mission is to provide care and assistance to those in need and act as advocates for systematic change. The mission was expanded in 1984 to include medical care with the opening of a free medical clinic. In 2012, SOS received designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Currently, SOS has multiple clinic sites providing a mix of medical, dental, behavioral health, and social services. SOS has over 180 employees, 1500-2000 volunteers and an annual budget of $23 million.
The CEO is responsible for the overall leadership, operations, and performance of SOS. This individual will ensure and protect the on-going social justice mission and culture of the organization. He/she will further build the infrastructure and operations of SOS to align with the explosive growth of the organization. The CEO will succeed Karen McGlinn who was on the founding board and has provided outstanding leadership as Executive Director/CEO since 1993.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of executive level management experience in a community clinic, hospital, medical group, managed care, or other healthcare or not-for-profit organization. Knowledge of FQHC operations, funding streams, regulations, and compliance is highly desired. Strong financial and operations skills are critical, as is the ability to anticipate the future, diversify revenue sources, and position SOS for the on-going changes in healthcare. The individual must be able to build long-term relationships, both internally and externally with a wide range of local, regional, state, and national partners. A Master’s degree in health care administration, finance, social service administration, clinical administration, or public administration is highly desirable.

For more information, nominations or expressions of interest, please contact Molly Gauss at or Steve Yamada at

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