Executive Director, Non-Profit Disability Services Organization

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The Arc of the Piedmont seeks qualified candidates for the
position of Executive Director. The Arc of the Piedmont is a
501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, fully licensed as a
provider of residential, in-home and adult day activity services
with an annual budget of $5 million and approximately 150 staff.
Based out of Charlottesville, VA., our service area includes
Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa and Greene counties. The Executive
Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and operates
within the policies established by the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage, supervise and innovate agency programs and services
designed, through person centered planning, to meet the life-span
needs of individuals with developmental and intellectual

  • Provide sound fiscal management and oversight of the

  • Provide, with the input of the Board of Directors, sound strategic
planning for the organization. This encompasses analysis, planning
and implementation as it pertains to fiscal goals, agency
programmatic goals, organizational development, organizational
structure, procedures and policies.

  • Foster through management and philosophy the education and
referral services for individuals and families impacted by
developmental and intellectual disabilities.

  • Provide leadership in broadening public awareness and
understanding of developmental and intellectual disabilities
through the representation and promotion of The Arc as a key player
in the human services community. Foster and build strong
partnerships with community providers and non-profits.

  • Advocate on behalf of all individuals with intellectual and
developmental disabilities on the local, statewide and national
levels. Organize and develop efforts and partnerships to increase
awareness of the needs of the population the agency serves, as well
as our programs.

  • Assume an active role in fundraising and development, to include
the exploration and leveraging of grant opportunities and donor

  • Promote the recognition of the rights of people with disabilities
in the community.

Financial Management and Planning: Prepare and present operating
and capital budgets to the Board to ensure the financial integrity
of the organization. Establish, maintain and upgrade sound fiscal
practices and controls. Prepare or supervise the preparation of
periodic program reports on operational effectiveness. Develop and
implement strategies and programs for securing financial support
from available community sources, including funding agencies,
businesses and individuals, grant opportunities, etc.

Program Planning and Administration: Coordinate with key staff to
plan, develop and execute quality programs and services that meet
the needs of the individuals that The Arc supports in accordance
with applicable statutes and regulations, and always in keeping
with the most current philosophies and practices of person centered
planning. Safeguard the health, safety and personal dignity of
supported individuals and staff. Recommend to the Board of
Directors the upgrading or expansion of programs and facilities as
needed. Develop working relationships with other agencies and
professionals to improve the quality of life of individuals with
disabilities, as well as to ensure as much as possible The Arc's
continued role in the human services community.

Personnel Administration: Supervise senior management to include
thorough and standardized Performance Evaluations and annual
Performance Planning. Provide hands on assistance as required to
promote quality service. Fully understand and administer the
policies and procedures of The Arc in a uniform and equitable
manner to all staff, and establish effective working relationships
with them. In cooperation with the Human Resources Director (and
any relevant supervisors), and subject to review by the Board of
Directors, determine salaries, hire and terminate staff in
accordance with policy, as well as program and budget need.

Fundraising: Serves as primary agent in charge of facilitating a
comprehensive plan for fundraising and donor cultivation/relations.
In cooperation with the Director of Development develop goal
oriented public and targeted outreach campaigns towards the end of
conveying an understanding of, and an interest in, agency programs.
Cultivate relationships with key community members, as well as the
Board of Directors, to successfully secure financial
support/donations. Conduct, also in cooperation with the Director
of Development, strategies and goals to further develop the
membership base of the agency. Represent the agency at public
relations, fundraising and networking events.

Advocacy, Prevention and Public Education: Advocate on behalf of
all individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities,
at the individual and group level. Develop and implement awareness
and prevention activities in the community. Publish an Annual
Report for public distribution. Develop strong working
relationships with appropriate community human services groups and
interested parties. Such contacts may include meetings,
correspondence and service on advisory panels and committees.

Relationship to the Board of Directors: The Executive Director
serves under the Board of Directors. The Executive Director
provides leadership to the Board in long-range planning, in
effective policy-making, in the general oversight and support of
the organization, and in working with committees.

A Master's Degree in a Human Services field is strongly
preferred, or a combination of education and directly related work

Minimum of 5 years of management experience, preferably at the
executive level in the non-profit sector.

Very strong working knowledge of governmental and regulatory
agencies as they pertain to compliance and funding, as well as
thorough familiarity with legislative processes and initiatives
affecting the mission of the organization and the people we

Demonstrated leadership in the areas of organizational management,
Community collaboration and Board relationships.

Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and maintain service

Strong experience in fundraising, development and donor relations.
Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills.

Exceptionally strong oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to supervise the preparation and
implementation of an annual operating and capital budget.

Demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain sound fiscal

The position of Executive Director is a full-time, exempt,
permanent position within the organization and, as such, is subject
to the same policies and procedures governing all Arc

Please send cover lettter and resume to:
Executive Director Search Committee, c/o: Human Resources

The Arc of the Piedmont

509 Park Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

Fax: 434-977-7864

e-mail: evanderloo@thearcofthepiedmont.org

The Arc is a EEO/D/V/M/F employer