Careers at UCP

Interested in working for UCP? See below for exciting opportunities across the United States.

President & Chief Executive Officer

St. Louis, Missouri

Since 1953, UCP Heartland has been providing service to the region. Founded by a group of parents, it is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing supportive programs for people living with a spectrum of disabilities. We serve individuals who have received diagnoses including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other Developmental DisabilitiesProviding service in more than five distinct locations across the state of Missouri, UCP Heartland is committed to providing hope, help and progress for people and families living with disabilities.

During a critical and defining time in the field of human services, UCP Heartland is seeking its next President & CEO.  The next director will have the opportunity to take the helm of an agency with an outstanding reputation, a solid financial footing, and a high-quality, committed staff.  The next leader, further, will help to lead the agency forward with vision and an organizational culture of caring during a time of ongoing changes in the regulatory and workforce environments.

The President & CEO of UCP Heartland will provide executive management of strategy and planning, program delivery, external collaboration, resource development (including fundraising), finance and budgeting, board relations and governmental affairs. He or she will manage and administer the agency’s $11.5 million budget, assets of $16 million, 7 locations, 250 staff, and the organization’s base of 204 volunteers. He or she will inspire and guide a team, think strategically about how to balance mission and sustainability, raise resources in support of the mission, promote best practices and serve as a service leader and advocate on behalf of services for people with physical, developmental and behavioral disabilities throughout the St. Louis area.

UCP Heartland seeks a proven, accomplished leader with at least ten years of demonstrated success in running a comparably sized organization. The next CEO will bring vision and a passion for helping people live their fullest and most independent lives possible. He or she will ideally possess knowledge of relevant services and funding mechanisms, including Medicaid and other sources of government and private funding.

A big picture thinker and ambitious leader, the next President & CEO must also be a knowledgeable manager with excellent administrative and operational skills and an understanding of best administrative practices.  He or she will have demonstrated expertise in finance and financial oversight and will be comfortable with technology and management information systems. Given the current emphasis on improving infrastructure, experience in project management will be beneficial.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended.

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at

For more information about UCP Heartland, please visit


Executive Director

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware Inc.

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc.  is seeking a committed and forward-thinking candidate for our Executive Director position.  This individual will oversee a local nonprofit with a budget of $1.5 million, and actively engage with our vital staff of 30 plus regular and numerous part time employees and our Board of Directors.  The Executive Director will work in a creative environment with internal and external stakeholders to nurture and develop high impact community-based programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and delays (from birth through adulthood) and their families.


  • Minimum of five years’ of progressively responsible nonprofit agency or program management and staff supervision in community based, inclusive services;
  • Demonstrated passionate desire and ability to engage families, individuals, community stakeholders, the Board of Directors, agency employees, funders and the community at large in embracing the vision of UCP “live without limits”;
  • Proven change agent and strategic planning leader for organizational and program development that is responsive to variable family/individual needs, funding and systems conversions and opportunities with various Federal, State and local agencies;
  • Strong financial management experience and the ability to understand the complexities associated specialized funding along with the ability to secure and manage fees for services, third party billings, grant funding and assigned donor acquisitions;
  • Awareness to nurture continued agency cultural and operational change;
  • Demonstrated ability to promote within the organization a commitment to the values of UCP and to legal and ethical behavior;
  • Excellent computer skills including Office products for agency and program operations;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Higher education degree in Human Service, Nonprofit Management, Social Work or related field preferred but can be waived in lieu of more than five years of experience

We offer a supportive environment and a competitive benefits package.

Cultural diversity is important to our agency; persons of color and/or diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA

If interested, please submit your resume, salary requirements and a two-paragraph response to the following question to

“What attracts you to this position, and how do you envision contributing to the mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc.?”

The position will remain open until it is filled.


Linda J. Royal

Acting Executive Director

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc.

700A River Road

Wilmington, DE 19809

302.764.2400 Ext. 29

302.983/3981 – Cell

302.764.6218 – Fax