Chief Executive Officer

EFL Associates has been engaged to assist KidsTLC (www.kidstlc.org) in the recruitment efforts for a CEO. The mission of KidsTLC is “Transforming lives of children and families in our community.” With a staff of over 200 and operating budget of $16 million, KidsTLC is poised to continue to provide timely resources and services of the highest quality that lead to hope, healing and transformation.  

We are seeking candidates who possess the ability to develop, build and lead a strong team of enthusiastic and diverse professionals, with a tremendous ability to connect and motivate at all levels of an organization. A previous career history or volunteer background must demonstrate a passion for health, social services, and/or families and children.  Preferred candidates will possess executive leadership experience in a relevant business of similar or larger size/scope.

Please direct all questions or referrals to Kathryn Bradley at kbradley@eflassociates.com.

Director of Education

Our client, The Kansas City Zoo is seeking a Director of Education. The Zoo was founded in 1909 and over the years has evolved beyond a Zoo into an entertainment, research and education center for its geographic region; comprised of a 36-member Board of Directors made up of business, civic and community leaders; staff of approximately 190 FTE; over 250 volunteers; a 202-acre complex; a “Friends of the Zoo” membership base of 20,000; and a 102-year history and tradition in Greater Kansas City. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this key role will serve as an active member of the Zoo’s senior leadership team. The Director of Education will plan, coordinate and direct the overall implementation of the education strategic plan. Ideal candidates will possess a minimum of 10 years’ of teaching experience with formal & informal education programs. A background emanating from the zoo, aquarium, or museum industry is highly preferred. 

Please contact Jessica Galbraith, (jgalbraith@eflassociates.com) for more information on this outstanding opportunity.

Global Vice President of Finance

The Global Vice President of Finance (VP) will be the senior leader responsible for financial strategic planning, financial analysis, budgeting and reporting, risk management, investment portfolio management, currency exchange management and internal auditing. The VP should have the leadership, drive, financial expertise and partnering skills to take Children International’s financial planning and analysis practices to new heights. To enable the transformation, we are looking for an extraordinary thought leader, people leader, and a savvy business person, who is a passionate advocate for children and an ethical owner of the cause.


  • Lead the transformation of the Finance unit from an accounting and reporting function to a valued strategic partner that maximizes both fundraising and child impact and builds confidence and integrity around the world.
  • Provide financial leadership to the processes of integrated strategic planning, forecasting, revenue modeling, budgeting, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis and financial reporting.
  • Proactively assess financial performance and identify future considerations or strategies to engage leadership and the Board of Directors in long range planning and direction setting.
  • Communicate financial results and dashboards of performance with proactive clear analysis, insights, and perspectives of the organization’s financial performance to the Executive Team, Budget and Finance Committee, and Board.


  • 10 years of senior management experience in a senior finance role working with a budget of $100 million at a minimum. Experience in a global operation a plus.
  • MBA or CPA required. Experience working for a not for profit preferred but not required.
  • Experience streamlining and refining financial processes in global operations. Ability to create tools and processes to increase efficiencies, improve data integrity and strengthen auditable work practices worldwide.
  • Strong knowledge of business processes in strategic planning, financial modeling, budgeting, financial reporting, cost benefit analysis, financial portfolio management, currency exchange, global funds transfers, cost accounting and risk management.

For more information and complete position specifications, please contact Cynthia Hayward.


The President of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City reports to the Executive Committee and assists the Members, Board, Executive Committee, and various other committees, task forces and work groups in identifying emerging opportunities and challenges in the region and developing strategies for addressing issues identified as priorities by the Board. 

The successful candidate’s background must include experience building, managing and working on highly collaborative initiatives with diverse partners. Government relations/advocacy and/or a familiarity with local and state public policy is necessary, particularly in a business-related environment. To view the full specifications, please click on the link.

Please direct all questions or referrals to Kathryn Bradley at kbradley@eflassociates.com.

President & CEO

Our client, the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, seeks a President & CEO (CEO) to lead and grow the newly formed Oklahoma City Innovation District.  The Oklahoma City Innovation District represents a concentrated hub of the region’s innovation assets that offers the potential to spur economic growth and civic vitality where innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and placemaking intersect.  In this newly created position, the CEO will create, identify and lead strategies in which anchor institutions, firms, and civic leaders rally stakeholders to engage with their time, expertise, and resources to support the innovation district’s vision to create a dynamic, inclusive innovation hub.

Requirements include top level executive management experience; background in economic development, commercialization, urban development, mixed use real estate development; experience in a top leadership role reporting to a Board of Directors; a track record of success in fund raising and obtaining grants from state and federal governments, corporations, foundations and the private sector; and an undergraduate degree. Graduate level education is preferred.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Patti Broderick at pbroderick@eflassociates.com.


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