JOB TITLE: President & CEO

Tammy Lynn Center empowers individuals of all abilities to life their fullest life. Currently celebrating our 50th year of operation, we have an outstanding opportunity for a passionate and energetic individual to fulfil and build upon the following responsibilities:

Primary Position Objectives

  • Provide thought leadership, establishing and executing a bold vision for the agency.
  • Protect and enhance the agency’s reputation and actively build community awareness.
  • Accountable for ensuring that regulatory, state and federal policies and requirements are met.

Reports to:
Board of Directors, Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Direct Reports: 
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Program Officer, Director of Residential Service, Director of Development, Executive Assistant


  • Provide leadership in concert with the Board of Directors, the staff, funding agencies and other stakeholders to accomplish the strategic plan of the organization.
  • Cultivate organizational strengths and resources to sustain existing programs and explore opportunities for even broader community impact.
  • Implement and interpret policies and procedures adopted by the Board.
  • In consultation with technical and professional staff, evaluate existing programs and initiate changes directed toward improvement of programs.
  • Responsible for developing annual plan and budget for the Center, including establishing program and fiscal priorities.
  • Uses good judgment in delegating responsibilities, processing information, and recognizing innovative opportunities.
  • Direct administrative and management activities concerning fiscal, personnel and general business activities of the Center and establishes necessary procedure and controls.

Board Interaction and Relationship Development

  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, develop and implement strategic plans, policies, procedures and priorities.
  • In conjunction with the Chair of the Board of Directors, plan and moderate board meetings.
  • Provide the Executive Committee of the board monthly executive reports.
  • Assist in the recruitment, orientation and training of new board members.
  • Advise and/or makes recommendations to the Board regarding all facets of operations and plans; adequacy of facilities, equipment and supplies necessary to operate the Center.

Development, Fund Raising and Community Engagement

  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Development team and the programming staff, identify, investigate and actively cultivate funding resources.
  • Plays a meaningful role in all aspects of donor relations for an assigned portfolio of major donors.
  • Represents the Center at meetings with local and state civic organizations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with public agency personnel, city, county and state officials.


  • An individual of strong character and unquestioned integrity with the ability to build effective relationships with staff, major donors and program participants.
  • An effective team-builder and motivator who creates supportive work environment.
  • Ability to express ideas and interpret policies and procedures clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, and to speak effectively before large groups.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles, methods and techniques or efficient administration, including public relations, budgeting, accounting, office management, program planning and evaluation of fiscal and program operations is preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state provisions, regulations and objectives pertaining to special education programs, residential programs, developmental day care programs and early childhood intervention programs is preferred.
  • A demonstrated passion for the mission of TLC and the individuals they seek to serve is preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in special education, psychology, social work, public administration, business administration or a related field. Master’s degree highly desirable.
  • Fifteen years’ experience in a community, business or governmental program serving at-risk populations, including a minimum five years of senior level administration experience.
  • Experience in managing or working with a non-profit organization highly desirable.
  • Experience increasing philanthropic support preferred.

Hours/Days of Work (FSLA Designation: Exempt)

  • Standard hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be willing and able to work before and after business hours, as well as weekends, to meet the needs of families served, management responsibilities, Board and committee meetings and other meetings with local, state and vendor groups.

This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope.  The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties assigned by the board of directors.

Individuals interested in this opportunity should forward a cover letter and CV to

Tammy Lynn Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.