Community Gatepath

Redwood Shores, CA

Chief Executive Officer

Community Gatepath in Redwood Shores, California is experiencing dynamic growth and change resulting from M&A, organic growth, program changes and new services, and seeks a Chief Executive Officer who is capable of scaling and aligning resources in support of Gatepath’s key strategic and operational objectives. For additional information, see the complete Position Description.

Community Gatepath has been “Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities” for over 90 years by creating opportunities of greater independence for children, youth and adults with special needs and disabilities. Through education and support services, Gatepath empowers individuals and families to dream big, work hard and challenge themselves to be the best they can be. Although Gatepath has a long history of service, it continually strives to evolve from a First Class organization to a World Class organization.

Community Gatepath is a service provider, business partner, network of support and a source of education for family members, care providers, professionals and students reaching over 8,000 annually. Their scope of services and operations are expected to expand rapidly over the next few years as the services and treatment landscape for people living with disabilities is shifting quickly. Gatepath serves families and individuals experiencing a wide range of developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In recent years, the incidence of ASD has dramatically increased and Gatepath is addressing these needs via innovative new programs and therapeutic modalities. Community Gatepath continues to adjust to these new realities and is currently exploring new partnerships and opportunities that will strengthen its capacity in supporting those they serve to live a life full of possibilities.

Community Gatepath is a staff-led organization of 165 professionals headquartered in Redwood Shores and with facilities throughout San Mateo County. The organization is guided by a Board of 20 and receives substantial support from the Hillsborough Auxiliary, which has raised funds for the organization and added its voice to Community Gatepath’s advocacy for over 60 years. The operating budget for the year ending in June 2014 is $12.4M. Strategically, Gatepath is implementing initiatives to transform its revenue mix currently at 60% government/40% private to 40%/60% respectively, to mitigate against shifting current and future government funding policies.

We are seeking a leader with a experience in and an appetite for implementing rapid growth strategies that include mergers, organic growth, focused programmatic changes and new services; experience in scaling an organization with the ability to build and align essential resources including fundraising support, technology infrastructure, and talent acquisition; and a track record in attracting financial support from individuals, government sources, foundations and businesses.

Visit For more information or to apply, email Lisa Grossman or Mark Oppenheim at info [at] moppenheim [dot] com.

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