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Post date: January 2, 2019
Community Relations Officers – Mosaic

Mosaic
Waco, TX; San Antonio, TX; Bryan, TX; San Angelo, TX; Omaha, NE; Rockford, IL; Cromwell, CT; Forest City, IA

Mosaic is a faith-based nonprofit serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across 10 states. We partner with the people we serve to provide a meaningful life in a caring community, giving a voice to their needs. 

Our services are highly personalized and focused on community integration and relationship building. We also participate in international outreach and advocacy and partner with churches and civic organizations to fulfill our mission.

We believe the work we do is life-giving and life-changing.

Mosaic is seeking passionate community relations and donor development professionals who are interested in working to make a difference in the lives of others. The people Mosaic serves and their families desire and deserve independence; close ties to the community; new opportunities for employment, volunteer and social activities; and a healthy, active lifestyle.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing a comprehensive community relations and donor development plan.
  • Enhancing donor relationships for the organization in assigned community.
  • Collaborate with the National Supports office on grant proposals, funding applications, marketing materials and maintenance of contact lists.
  • Gaining measurable and sustainable financial support for Mosaic through fundraising, friend raising, public relations, marketing, special event and volunteer management.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, communications, or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a similar position.
  • Previous experience in fundraising preferred.

Previous experience with grant writing and volunteer management is helpful.

Leaders at Mosaic will:

  • Create and convey trust
  • Build collaborative relationships
  • Think and act strategically
  • Encourage innovation and change
  • Demonstrate open communication
  • Engage and develop others
  • Drive for results through others

If you’d like to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities enjoy a full life, apply today at mosaiccareers.org.

For a confidential discussion about this position or other career opportunities, please contact Jason Metz, Talent Sourcing Coordinator, at Jason.metz@mosaicinfo.org or 402-896-3884, x30020.

Post date: December 13, 2018
Executive Director – Evergreen Life Services

Evergreen Life Services
Baton Rouge/Hammond, LA Area

The mission of Evergreen Life Services is to serve, provide for and champion individuals with disabilities. Evergreen is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve nearly 1,100 individuals with disabilities in eight states.

This Executive Director provides strategic direction for Evergreen’s Southeast Louisiana Division located in Hammond/Baton Rouge, LA area. The Executive Director establishes the vision that is created through the cooperation of staff, volunteers, community leaders and Board members. This person is responsible for the development of relationships and resources to improve the lives of people served by Evergreen and administers, coordinates, and directs the operations for the Southeast Louisiana Division.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the division that includes off site supervision and management.  Provides a high profile presence among all staff providing services and on all off site programs.
  • Participate with the EVP of Operations and the CFO in the development of the yearly budget and manage operations within that budget.
  • Provide monthly operating reports that reflect the management of budget, census, staffing and community activities
  • Manage multiple program initiatives simultaneously, including the development of new programs and services.
  • Counsel with individuals served and staff on current problems and program execution.
  • Participate in Local, State and Federal activities in order to promote the services and funding of Evergreen Life Services.  This requires public relations activities in order to create relationships on a community level and on a political basis.
  • Supervise and evaluate administrative staff and key staff personnel.
  • Represent the organization to parents and agencies and at civic functions, political forums, and other functions associated with matters pertinent to the field of developmental;

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:

Visionary:

  • Establish division vision and implements it effectively in a continuously changing environment.
  • Actively seek new ideas and opportunities from untapped resources.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, in various settings, while consistently displaying clarity, confidence and passion. Provides purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Understand the dynamics of local and regional environments.
  • Develop strategies and programs for people with developmental disabilities and communicates results that are achieved.

Business Acumen:

  • Set clear and measurable goals for the division and consistently reviews progress.
  • Effectively manage human, financial, and information resources in an integrated and strategic framework.
  • Demonstrate understanding and use of budgetary skills.

Team Builder:

  • Ensure that the right people are in the right roles to advance the work of Evergreen.
  • Foster commitment, trust, and collaboration and provides clear expectations for staff and stakeholders.

Network Oriented:

  • Value the power of networks, strives to leverage the community presence of Evergreen, possess the ability to organize groups effectively, and champion constant growth of his/her resource network.      

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Counseling, or a directly related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Five years of relevant experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Previous experience as program administrator in a health care field preferred. Working knowledge of Windows and Office 2010 applications. Aptitude to learn other software programs as required including electronic health records, time and attendance, and mobile devices.

For more information, please contact Beth Ann Holmes.

bholmes@evergreenls.org

318-949-5507

Post date: December 11, 2018
Chief Executive Officer – Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Rockville, MD

Background
The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH) provides programs and services which enhance the independence, dignity, choice, and community inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and/or chronic mental disorders, regardless of faith or creed.

Since 1982, JFGH has grown to support and provide housing and related services for more than 200 individuals in over 70 sites throughout the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area through residential, transitioning youth and social programs.

At the core of JFGH’s programs is the commitment towards inclusion and housing for adults with disabilities. Support may include but is not limited to: assistance with personal needs, household chores, food shopping and preparation, recreational activities and assistance accessing medical providers within the community. This work is accomplished through the organization’s 29 group homes located in Maryland and Virginia. In addition to its group homes, JFGH also provides support to those consumers living independently.

One of JFGH’s newer programs is a one-year individualized program of activities and training designed to facilitate successful transition into the adult community. The MOST program (Meaningful Opportunities for Successful Transitions) serves as a portal for individuals and their families, through which they are introduced and integrated into a broad range of community resources. The aim is to enable program participants to achieve independence; whether towards furthering education, training in a career, job development, or general independent living.

JFGH is deeply committed to residents as well as their families. The Bruce K. Smith Sibling Network provides educational opportunities unique for siblings of adults with intellectual and other disabilities. The Network also assembles gatherings for non-resident siblings to network, social opportunities to enhance sibling relationships, and emotional support for non-resident siblings.

Headquartered in Rockville, JFGH has an annual operating budget of just over $15M and has a staff of 288. For more information, please visit www.JFGH.org

Position
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) serves as the chief professional officer of JFGH and reports to a committed and engaged Executive Committee/Board of Directors. The CEO has overall strategic and operational responsibility for JFGH's staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

JFGH seeks an entrepreneurial leader. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a highly-regarded and financially sound organization towards its next stage of growth.  Partnering with a dedicated board and staff, the CEO will be tasked with developing long-range goals and plans for strategic growth aligned with JFGH’s mission.

Operating within a highly regulated direct service industry, the CEO must ensure that JFGH is properly positioned to address any challenges along the horizon and well as to seize new opportunities in expanding programs and housing units throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia. 
JFGH benefits from having a diversified revenue stream. Working with multiple states funder’s, private donors, supporting organizations, and business partners, the CEO will ensure that the organization has the financial resources to maintain existing and develop new programs.

Overseeing numerous housing units, the CEO will be expected to develop a deep knowledge of housing and real estate.  The CEO will also be expected to develop deep knowledge of operations, government relations, and business plans. S/he will ensure that JFGH's fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization in order to ensure the highest possible quality of service to clients.

S/he is responsible for ensuring superior standards of support and ethical conduct throughout the organization as well as leading progressive service growth and sound business expansion, and maintaining a positive reputation with stakeholder groups.

Services provided by JFGH relies deeply upon a dedicated and highly motivated workforce providing vital services to its clients. The CEO must ensure that the organization is appropriately staffed and that staff is trained and professionally supported throughout their career path within the organization. The CEO must develop and incorporate professional staff development and as part of JFGH’s ongoing strategic initiatives.

Responsibilities
Strategic vision and leadership and governance:

  • Collaborate with the EC/BOD to refine and implement a strategic plan while ensuring that the lay leadership, budget, staff and priorities are aligned with JFGH's core mission.
  • Effectively mobilize board, staff, and other stakeholders towards creative thinking and action that leverages JFGH’s strengths towards growth.
  • Strengthen existing and develop new programs that expand scope of services to a broad range of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the EC/BOD including open communication concerning the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against established milestones and goals.
  • Monitor changes in both internal and external factors that impact the needs, regulatory requirements, and population that JFGH serves.
  • Provide information and guidance to the EC/BOD to enable it to function properly and make informed decisions.

Management:

  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all staff, and emphasize the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes.
  • Promote excellence in programing, financial management, administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Lead, coach, and develop a high-performance senior management team. Ensure effective systems to regularly evaluate staff and program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the lay leadership, funders, and other constituents.
  • Ensure implementation of all policies and procedures in compliance with agency, local, state and federal regulations.

Program development and oversight:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Programs Officer in the delivery of high quality existing and new programs.
  • Oversee emergency management and preparedness.
  • Oversee the operation of nearly 70 group homes, apartments and other residential arrangements, as well as Virginia and Maryland Most Programs, administrative offices, the Joy W. and S. Robert Cohen Building, the fleet of vehicles, etc.
  • Encourage collaborative programs in partnership with other organizations in the Jewish and general community which benefit JFGH and its clients.

Financial resource development and marketing:

  • Collaborate with the chief development officer to develop and implement a financial resource development plan that raises the funds necessary to achieve JFGH’s mission. Specific plans must address government and corporate funding, grants, individual donors, planned giving and other sources for funding.
  • Develop and cultivate strong professional relationships with current and potential major donors and other friends of JFGH.
  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will enhance revenue from donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
  • Participate in the appropriate local, regional and national groups and activities with relevance to JFGH’s mission and programs to promote recognition of JFGH.

Service to clients:

  • Engage and energize JFGH volunteers, EC/BOD members, committees, families, partnering organizations, and funders. The CEO must have a visible presence with clients and families and project an empathetic and open attitude.
  • Serve as an advocate for the needs of individuals with development disabilities and/or chronic mental disorders to the government and the community as appropriate.

Strengthening infrastructure and operations:

  • Ensure the delivery of high quality services while managing for current and future growth.
  • Oversee and ensure hiring of the most qualified and capable individuals for all staff positions; facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural environment of true inclusion.
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including collaborating with the chief financial officer to develop long and short range financial plans, develop and monitor the budget and ensure sound financial controls are in place; set appropriate financial priorities.

Advocacy and collaboration:

  • Advocate visibly and substantively on behalf of JFGH and individuals with disabilities.
  • Actively participate in community events and maintain personal communal connections to seek collaborative opportunities, serve as a role model and bring recognition to JFGH.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with local and state government leaders in order to promote the best interests of JFGH and its participants.

Supervisory responsibility:

  • This position manages the senior executive team and is responsible for the performance management and input regarding hiring of senior-level management.

Qualifications

Professional

  • At least 10 years of executive management experience leading a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff in a similar multi-layered, multi-site direct services environment.
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial mindset with proven experience growing organizations. Knowledge of housing and real estate development is helpful.
  • Prior nonprofit experience in the disability community, knowledge of trends and practices in the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities, is ideal.
  • Demonstrated ability in effecting organizational change through mobilization of board, staff, volunteers and other stakeholder.
  • Specific experience of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of development.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership roles managing complex organizations in a highly regulated environment.
  • A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and manage people and systems; keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills, which support and enable sound planning and decision making.
  • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding (including social media) and fiscal management experience with the ability to engage and build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (including high potential donors) and cultures, is a must. Understanding of governance best practices.
  • A record of emergency prevention, intervention and management on an ongoing basis. Emergencies may be related to buildings, weather, safety and security, etc.
  • Candidate will likely possess an advanced degree, ideally an MBA, MPA, MSW or similar

Personal

  • Exceptional interpersonal and coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Demonstrated passion for work on behalf of challenged groups.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills with the experience and proclivity to be an effective spokesperson for JFGH and its clients.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish beliefs and values.
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional associations, consortiums, publications, etc.

This position description is based upon material provided by the JFGH, an equal opportunity employer. 

David Hinsley Cheng, Partner Marlene Mlawski, Search Specialist

To apply to this position please visit www.DRGsearch.com

 

Post date: December 6, 2018
Chief Executive Officer - AABR

AABR
College Point, NY

AABR’s empowering educational services, clinical support, and innovative programming benefit more than 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities through over 30 related day habilitation programs and housing for 162 individuals in 22 group homes throughout New York City and one vacation home on the East End of Long Island in Mattituk. Headquartered in College Point in Queens, NY and with sites and group homes throughout New York City, AABR has an annual operating budget of $38M and the year 2017-2018 closes with a strong financial position. AABR has a staff of 630 of which roughly half are unionized. 

AABR’s next CEO will lead by ensuring superior standards of person-centered care and service delivery, progressive service growth and sound business expansion, a positive reputation with stakeholder groups, as well as ethical conduct throughout the organization. As part of Managed Care arriving in New York State in 2018, the CEO will ensure the organization’s continued transition into this service model.  

Qualified Candidates will have

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in a related highly regulated direct services field and a relevant master’s degree.
  • Experiences within a disabilities environment and within an organized labor setting are helpful.
  • Understanding of the human services sector and the impact of legislation on it; knowledge of federal, NY regulations preferred, but not required.
  • Commitment to change/improvement.

For more information, please visit http://www.aabr.org/

To apply to this position please visit www.DRGsearch.com

Post date: November 19, 2018
Director of State Partnerships and Special Projects – ANCOR

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
Alexandria, VA

ANCOR, the national trade association for disability service providers, is hiring a Director of State Partnerships and Special Projects in our Government Relations department to lead its state association relationships and guide ANCOR’s federal grant work.

ANCOR has over 1,400 members who are providers of disability services. In addition, ANCOR represents 55 state provider associations and is a leading source of information sharing and federal policy making for these associations and their State Association Executive (SAE) leadership. The Director is the key staff to oversee and support the collective discussions of the SAEs and their staff, including at three in person events throughout the year and on bi-monthly calls. The Director is also the initial point of contact for the SAEs on all issues related to their membership and addressing their membership needs, whether on policy or best practices. This portion of the role requires good relationship skills, keen organization and communication skills, as well as breadth of experience with membership, Medicaid, disability, LTSS, and related topics.

The Director is also responsible for ANCOR’s federal grant work which is currently focused on a federal grant with the Administration of Community Living, in partnership with other organizations, that provides information to the community and states on the business acumen required for community based disability organizations to partner with states on integrated and managed care contracts. As we enter the third year of this grant with the possibility of extension, we seek a Director who has strong project management skills, ideally but not required experience with managed care systems, and great presentation skills. 

Overall qualities of the role:

  • Previous work experience on Medicaid HCBS/ICF provided services
  • Recommended – but not required – previous work with membership association
  • Recommended – but not required - experience/knowledge of managed care
  • Works well autonomously as well as with others
  • Strong leadership
  • Good research skills and good initiative
  • Great writing/editing skills  
  • Strong organization skills and experience with events
  • Good presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel

ANCOR is headquartered in Alexandria, VA with some offices also in Washington, DC. The Director could work remotely from another state, but some travel would be required to D.C. as well as around the country for the grant portion of the role.

How to apply:

Please submit a resume with a brief paragraph of interest by email with the subject 'ANCOR Director Role' to Esme Grant Grewal, ANCOR VP of Government Relations, at egrant@ancor.org by November 30. We will be holding interviews on rolling basis and seeking to fill the role ASAP, so submitting materials before the deadline is highly recommended.