The Double H Ranch, located in New York’s Adirondack Park, is a demonstration of the commitment and generosity of philanthropist Charles R. Wood and actor Paul Newman. Double H Ranch provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Its purpose is to enrich their lives and provide camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe, and medically sound. Since the Ranch officially opened its doors on July 4, 1993, it has served over 80,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses from around the world. It was the second Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in what has become a worldwide network of not-for-profit recreational and therapeutic experiences for children with serious illnesses.
The Double H Ranch has partnered with Lindauer Global in its search for a Chief Executive Officer. The search is being launched in response to CEO Max Yurenda’s decision to retire from his position in March 2023, after 30 highly successful years leading the institution.
As the key leader of the Double H Ranch, the CEO will be responsible for leading the administration, programming, and strategic plan of the camp. Working in concert with an experienced full-time staff and a 30-member Board of Directors, the CEO will be an inspiring leader who embodies the Camp’s core values: celebrating community, belief in giving, safe fun, and being a kid. The CEO will be the face of the Double H Ranch, engaged in not only the daily activities of camp but also traveling outside the state of New York, representing the Ranch at various events, speak with donors and supporters. Love and compassion for families and children are necessary for the CEO.
The ideal candidate will have significant leadership experience in a related setting. A successful history in hands-on leadership and fundraising is essential, as is experience developing organizational collaborations and partnerships and fostering community relations locally and regionally.