Chief ExecutiveOfficer

South Bend, Indiana

If you are excited about being part of a growing agency and embrace the idea of leading our mission within the community, then this opportunity may be for you!

Who We Are

Corvilla provides life-enhancing services to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while encouraging respect and dignity in the communities in which we live. Originally founded in 1959 by a group of parents in need of respite care for their children with disabilities, Corvilla has grown to include residential services, day services, employment services, and supported living services.


Position Purpose:

This position serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Corvilla, Inc.  The CEO is responsible for the overall management of the organization and its program operation, incorporating Corvilla’s mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures.  The CEO oversees the development of the operating and capital budgets for Board approval and assures that the programs and services comply with state, federal and local regulations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be a constant champion and advocate for our clients, making sure that the entire organization always puts the needs of our clients first; ensure that the well-being of our clients is our number one priority

  • Plan, actively manage, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization to ensure successful long-term operations and financial sustainability

  • Assure that the organization makes consistent and timely progress in achieving its mission and strategic plan

  • Establish goals, objectives, and operational plans in collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, and other leaders

  • Drive development and fundraising in collaboration with the Development Director, leveraging the Board as needed

  • Oversee all risk management and compliance activities, processes, and policies; ensure that Corvilla is always in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards

  • Actively engage in complex fiscal management through hands-on budgetary development and oversight; routinely report performance and financial activities to the Board

  • Manage crises and emergencies in a professional and effective manner

  • Keep current with industry specific trends, best practices, and new developments

  • Oversee and report on the organization’s results for Board of Directors

  • Communicate effectively with the Board by providing members with all information necessary to continually function properly and make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner

  • Provide thoughtful executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission

  • Actively foster a positive organizational culture that encourages collaboration and trust, while recognizing positive contributions; strive to ensure Corvilla is an employer of choice in the region.

  • Effectively represent the organization and promote a positive organizational image to ensure adequate community representation

  • Liaison with state agencies to advocate for positive legislative initiatives


Reports To:  Board of Directors


Preferred Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with at least five years of prior executive experience as a successful leader of a nonprofit organization

  • A proven track record of growing organizational capacity and programmatic impact

  • A strong passion for the mission and programs of Corvilla, more specifically a passion for working with people with disabilities.

  • Proven abilities and experience in fiscal management and preparing and securing Board approval for a complex budget

  • Passion for creative program creation and organizational funding growth

  • Ability to review current organizational programs/structures and make recommendations that empower programmatic refinements

  • Capacity to excel at influencing and leading an organization towards positive growth

  • Capable of designing and directing strategies that enhance and support organizational operations

  • Knowledge of how to foster an environment of accountability, healthy work relationships and partnerships, and inclusivity among organizational staff in order to maintain a positive and collaborative work environment

  • Experience in creating and establishing clear, measurable organizational goals

  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to work well with media, staff, and the community

  • Ability to represent Corvilla positively in the community and develop high-level relationships that further our mission.



Submit resume and cover letter along with 3 references (2 professional) below.

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience