Chief Executive Officer – Position based in Maitland, FL

Sterling Search, Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Chief Executive Officer for Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida.

Emily, 8   Bone Marrow Transplant I wish to go to Hawaii             Jaeden, 13 Cystic Fibrosis I wish to have a custom BMX bike Gabe, 8 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome I wish to be a Park Ranger at Yosemite National Park


Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida (MAW-CNF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors. They serve 45 counties of the Central, Northern, and Space Coast Regions of Florida and have their main office in Maitland with a regional office in Jacksonville.  This year, they will grant more than 240 wishes to local children and believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides them in everything they do and why all of the fundraising which occurs in the chapter is for the wish children of Central & Northern Florida.

After a long tenure as the CEO of MAW-CNF Kathryn Vroman is retiring. The Board of Directors is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer who will build upon her track record of success and lead a team and program ready for even more growth in revenue and wishes.

MAW-CNF has a dedicated and impressive 26 member board of directors who are committed to a $9k “give-and-get” policy and the desire to introduce their network of relationships. With 20 staff members, a regional advisory committee in Jacksonville, and hundreds of volunteers, the CEO is the inspirational leader for many individuals.


We are seeking candidates offering the following qualifications:

  • Passion for granting a wish to every eligible child in Central and Northern Florida
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, imagination, vision, leadership, and integrity
  • A minimum of 7 years of senior management experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and management of staff, preferably with direct collaboration with the Board of Directors
  • A minimum of 5 years of fundraising with a demonstrated track record of gift acquisition with individuals and corporations in a professional capacity  



A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.

Sarah Agee 714-433-7040

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Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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