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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 18, 2019                                                                                          Contact:  Ellen M. Ganley, Director of Development  508 762-9807 
Search Launched for WCAC Executive Director
Koya Leadership Partners leading quest for qualified candidates
Worcester, Massachusetts - The Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) Board of Directors has engaged the services of Koya Leadership Partners (KLP) to direct the search for the post of Executive Director being vacated by Jill Dagilis who is retiring effective the end of May 2019.  The Executive Director role is a full-time position based in Worcester, Massachusetts. Additional details and a candidate profile can be found here. (
WCAC is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the strategic implementation of WCAC's goals, resource development strategies, advocacy and communication efforts that will continue to increase their impact statewide and build their network of partners and friends to address important concerns affecting economic viability and family stability of Massachusetts families. 
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, this is a rare opportunity for a results-oriented and inspiring leader to take the helm of a vibrant organization and lead it into the future. The Executive Director of Worcester Community Action Council will assume responsibility for shaping and articulating its mission, vision and value to all constituencies in a manner that is fiscally responsible and consistent with the organization's values and strategic goals.
Board Chairperson Noreen Johnson Smith stated, "The board of directors is deeply grateful to Jill for her dedicated service to the community and for her commitment to the WCAC mission of alleviating poverty and helping all families move toward self-sufficiency.  Jill has provided outstanding leadership and trusted stewardship of public and private funds to support a wide range of programs in response to community needs.  The board of directors encourages all candidates to reach out to Koya Leadership Partners for more information on this exciting opportunity."
WCAC is a financially stable, well-regarded organization that galvanizes local support to help programs reach and sustain impact in Worcester, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. The organization strives to meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors by providing the tools and support they require to be self-sufficient through life-changing programs. The Executive Director will be instrumental in helping WCAC strengthen its position as a leader and convener in the sector and deepen relationships with its diverse community.
Koya Leadership Partners (KLP) is a national retained executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at mission-driven organizations and institutions of higher education across the country and around the world. All inquiries will be held confidentially and should be directed to Shavon Bell of KLP at 
About WCAC

Since 1965, the Worcester Community Action Council has served as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for central and southern Worcester County, with a mission of helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships and advocacy.

Serving the City of Worcester and 45 neighboring communities of Auburn, Blackstone, Boylston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holden, Holland, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Grafton, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Palmer, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield and Westborough.  
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