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CEO Job Specification

Roundup River Ranch is governed by a 27-member Board of Directors, has a year-round staff of 35 (which increases to 80 during the summer) and a corps of volunteers that reaches over 1,200 during the summer months. The organization’s annual operating budget is $5 million, which comes from charitable gifts provided by individuals, corporations, and foundations. The organization is supported by an endowment of $6.3 million. Ruth B. Johnson, JD, the founding President/CEO of Roundup River Ranch, has led the organization for over 16 years. Under her leadership, it has grown substantially in terms of programs and impact. Ruth recently announced her intention to retire at the end of 2022 and the organization now seeks a leader to guide Roundup River Ranch through its next period of evolution.

The Role

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the Roundup River Ranch, the President & Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) will be a thoughtful leader who is future-focused, entrepreneurial, and capable of building upon the camp’s legacy. The CEO will be a convener of ideas and a curious, inspiring, and experienced leader who brings to the role a record of achievement reflective of Roundup River Ranch’s mission and commitment to excellence, sustainability, and growth. The CEO will be a thoughtful and strategic leader capable of guiding the organization, its leadership, and its talented team. They will lead Roundup River Ranch in all aspects of its growth, while working collaboratively with its staff to build and strengthen its programs for children.

Roundup River Ranch seeks a dynamic executive to lead the organization into a new phase of its history. Among the many exciting opportunities and responsibilities for the CEO are:

• Work with the Board and stakeholders to develop and execute a next-phase Strategic Plan that builds on the success of Roundup River Ranch and remains focused on excellence, sustainability, and growth.

• Build on the successful early stages of a $27 million Campaign (in process) to drive this initiative to a successful conclusion and implement the capital projects and initiatives funded by the Campaign.

• Leverage momentum from the Campaign and the success of Roundup River Ranch’s in-person and outreach programs to increase awareness of the organization, drive expanded engagement with donors, volunteers and the community, and enhance the impact of Roundup’s programs.

The CEO is responsible for leading, directing, managing, planning, and coordinating the overall business operation of Roundup River Ranch in order to achieve the mission and objectives of the organization in conjunction with ongoing strategic evaluation and analysis to ensure financial sustainability.

Read the full CEO Job Specification and responsibilities.

TO APPLY:  Interested applicants should email Michele Counter, Principal/DHR Global, directly at

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