Careers

Executive Director

Job Description

September 2017

 

The Arc of Virginia is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the full and effective operation of all activities and programs of the agency.  The Executive Director will be responsible for association-wide fiscal management, personnel management, state wide advocacy & grassroots strategies, management of the annual state convention, and collaboration with local chapters along with the National ARC.

Please see the Arc of Virginia website for additional information regarding the responsibilities and experience required for this position.

Our Mission:  The Arc of Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Our Vision:  People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued as classmates, coworkers, neighbors, citizens and friends.

 

Organizational Management

The Executive Director is accountable for the legal, safe, and effective operation of all activities and programs of the agency.  Responsibilities include association-wide fiscal management, personnel management, business compliance, long-range planning, program management and evaluation.

Philosophies – Considerable knowledge of the function and philosophy of services for the developmentally and intellectually disabled; sound knowledge of non-profit administration principles and management concepts; knowledge of human resource management and financial management, including budgeting, resource allocation, monitoring, and auditing; knowledge of program evaluation techniques; understanding of the non-profit service system and its relationship to various funding sources and constituency groups.

Skills in written and verbal communication, policy and program design and implementation, leadership, program evaluation, fiscal management, personnel management, problem-solving, decision-making, public relations, advocacy and analysis of technical data related to services delivered.

Ability to abstract, synthesize, and evaluate program and fiscal information; ability to administer Board policy and carry out association philosophy and goals; ability to effectively delegate responsibilities and monitor performance of skilled professionals.

Financial Responsibility – Understands financial targets and budget goals; Incorporates financial analysis into strategic decisions; Implements operating budget flexibility to address changing priorities; Creates sound business cases to support expenditures; Promotes conservation of organizational resources.

Oversees contract/grant development, reporting and management.

Relationship Building – Builds rapport up, down, and across the organization; Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives; Seeks win-win solutions to conflict; Develops network of professional contacts; Displays empathy and tolerates diverse viewpoints.

Managing People – Provides organizational leadership and staff supervision. Encourages team effort and staff training/development; provides clear expectations and prompt follow-through. Effectively evaluates employee performance; recognizes employee contributions and addresses performance issues in a timely and effective manner.

Advocacy

Manages all aspects of The Arc of Virginia State convention: planning event, registration, exhibitor sales, and marketing campaigns.

Collaborates with Board and Government Affairs chairperson to develop and implement an annual legislative agenda and legislative process.

Tracks and apprises constituents of pertinent legislation and necessary advocacy action.

Monitors all appropriate federal, state, and local laws that relate to The Arc of Virginia mission.

Coordinate Advocacy strategies with the Arc of the US and other state chapters.

Management of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Agreement:

  • Communication with Independent Reviewer, DOJ and State
  • Working with consultants and focus groups regarding implementation
  • Participate in the DOJ Settlement Agreement Workgroup

Implement Grassroots Advocacy strategies such as DD Advocacy Day, Action Alerts through email and social media

 

Additional job responsibilities can be assigned by the President of the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in a human services-related      field or management-related field.
  • Within the last five years, three or more years’ experience in working with a Board of Directors or other      governing body structure that has policy, operational, and fiduciary authority and responsibilities, or            one or more years working directly for a Board of Directors.
  • Within the last five years, one or more years’ experience in working with a broad range of constituents,      including persons served, family members, and advocacy groups;
  • Within the last five years, one or more years of management experience in the field of disability                  services, and;
  • Considerable knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in human services-related      field or management-related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience leading a            public or private organization;
  • Experience in working with a Board of Directors or other governing body structure that works with              policy, operational, and fiduciary authority and responsibilities;
  • Experience in working with a broad range of constituents, including persons served, family members,        and advocacy groups;
  • Must have general knowledge of intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Delegate responsibilities and monitor performance of skilled professionals.
  • Willingness to use personal means of dependable transportation in job capacity.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@thearcofva.org.  The Arc of Virginia is currently accepting applicants for this position through November 1st.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE OCTOBER 20 OR WHEN SOMEONE IS HIRED