President/Chief Executive Officer


Samaritan Daytop Village has grown into one of New York’s largest as well as a nationally-recognized comprehensive Health and Human Services agency with over 60 programs across 10 counties, New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and upstate and an operating budget of close to $200 million dollars. We offer a rich array of programs including treatment for substance use, behavioral health, transitional and supportive permanent housing, innovative services for veterans and programs for homeless individuals, women and children, youth, seniors and families.


REPORTS TO: Board of Directors



Samaritan Daytop Village’s Board of Directors is seeking a mission-focused, strategic, results-oriented leader to create an organizational environment that reflects an absolute commitment to our mission, to be “Where Good Lives”. The President/CEO is responsible for building on the vision and strategic direction to ensure that Samaritan Daytop Village remains a premier provider of comprehensive Health and Human Services. S/He will continue to develop an organizational culture that focuses on improving performance to meet the identified needs of the people we serve.  S/He is responsible for maintaining superior standards of care and service delivery, progressive service growth and sound business expansion, a positive reputation with stakeholder groups and ethical conduct throughout the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors with discretion and broad latitude, the CEO will be the senior executive responsible for ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation and research, and consistent quality of finance and administration, management, staff training and development, fundraising and resource seeking, communications, and operations systems. S/he will be able to balance visionary leadership with operational implementation and will be able to protect the sustainability of a financially viable organization long term. The CEO should be a leader who is outward facing and highly visible, working with government and elected officials, community partners, and prospective donors to raise the organization's visibility and funding opportunities, while at the same time honoring and enhancing the deep sense of compassion, mutual respect and commitment throughout Samaritan Daytop, the core values that serve as the well spring for all that we do.


QUALIFICATIONS:  The ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced degree in health or human services, public administration or its equivalent is preferred.

  • At  least fifteen plus years of progressive professional and management experience for a complex organization.

  • Significant and demonstrable experience in behavioral health.

  • Experience with real estate development, asset management, economic development and/or urban planning.

  • Effective, articulate and persuasive writing and communicative skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage conflict, build consensus, and facilitate problem solving and collaboration among various stakeholders.

  • An ability to act quickly and decisively to seize new opportunities and respond to imminent threats.

  • The interpersonal skills to challenge others with clear goals and responsibilities that result in achievement and ownership.

  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse team and to respect the unique needs, cultures, individuality, and diverse backgrounds of our senior leadership team, partners, and Board of Directors.

  • The skills to build on a culture that historically values human capital and support and develop talent within the growing organization.

  • The acumen to ensure efficient and effective operations through sound business and fiscal practices throughout the organization.

 The above is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all the job functions.        


How to apply:

Prepare and submit a letter of interest and a cv/resume to: Michelle A. DeMott, Chief of Staff/Executive Assistant to Search Committee

Subject line: President/CEO.  E-mail:

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.



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