The Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC), a founding leader in the independent living movement, is seeking an Executive Director (ED) with knowledge and experience in the disability services field. The successful candidate will excel at building strong relationships, providing strategic vision and leadership, and displaying superior fundraising and general management skills. S/he will build upon DCRC’s past successes, expand the reach and influence of programs and services and will broaden community and donor support for the organization and its programs.
The ED reports to the President of the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, funding requirements and financial objectives. The ED provides leadership to the Board in the areas of public policy, planning and program development. The ED is the organization’s chief fundraiser and spokesperson, and is responsible for cultivating partnerships with government, corporate and foundation leaders, individual donors, and local, state, and national advocacy groups and agencies.
The ED leads and directs DCRC staff and provides support and assistance to volunteers, including the Board of Directors and board committees. The ED will oversee a $1.7 million (approximate) annual operating budget.
The successful candidate will be an experienced entrepreneur, with a results-oriented approach to nonprofit management and a track record of leadership and financial success. S/he will have a good working knowledge of current, disability-related policies and issues. S/he will have the ability to develop relationships with, and win the confidence of, a range of stakeholders, including the consumers of DCRC’s services (i.e. members), disability leaders, foundation leaders, donors, government officials, volunteers, staff and other partners.
- Proven leadership in the nonprofit multi-service arena and the ability to accurately assess the needs of the disability community to create and implement agency strategic direction, policies and programming over multiple years.
- Strong strategic thinking skills which can enhance and refine DCRC’s strategic vision, priorities, goals and measures to meet consumers’ outcomes, engage staff and partners and deliver sustainable results.
- Demonstrated success in building and sustaining a comprehensive fundraising program, ideally with experience across a full range of donors and funding sources including individuals, corporations, foundations and government.
- Experience and proven ability to manage a sustainable business model and develop new resources and partnerships at scale, including public and private funding, contracts for services, and program partnerships.