Developmental Disabilities Ministry, Inc.
Peachtree Corners, GA
WHO WE ARE
DDM is a nonprofit, charitable corporation serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. DDM owns and/or operates 19 homes in Georgia. DDM is supported by churches, endowments, memorials, foundations, and individual contributions. Services are provided to persons with developmental disabilities regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or ability to pay for services.
At DDM, our mission is to empower persons with IDD to achieve their highest level of social, physical, emotional and spiritual maturity. DDM is proud of its Christian heritage and its faith-based conviction to serve on the basis of need. DDM is seeking a leader who can creatively build upon its heritage and history of service in order to successfully continue serving persons in need.
The President/CEO is responsible to the Board of Trustees (BOT) for the effective management and successful administration of all DDM operations.
Essential Responsibilities of the President/CEO:
- I. Vision, Mission, and Strategies
- Works with the BOT and staff to develop a clear vision for the organization.
- Works with staff in translating the organizations’ missions into realistic strategies.
- Ensures an organizational strategic planning process with active engagement of DDM’s stakeholders, BOT, and staff.
- Administers an operating planning process for the organization, including tactics and performance milestones.
- II. Corporate and Operations Management
- Selects and directs senior staff, and promotes an organizational culture that fosters collaboration, open communication, and teamwork.
- Develops, motivates and directs staff to manage and administer the programs and services of DDM in support of the strategic plan, operational goals and budget by promoting a performance-driven culture.
- Assures appropriate systems to facilitate effective operations of the organization, including financial management systems and controls, human resource policies and systems, safety and efficiency of the work place, appropriate use of technology and technological systems, including disaster recovery. Demonstrates substantive knowledge regarding the organization’s programs and services.
- Assures all services and supports provided remain in continual compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and policies.
- Ensures corporate compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.
- III. Business Development, Advocacy, Fund Raising and Resource Development
- Demonstrates a clear understanding of the current and future financial resources and expenditures needed to realize the organization’s strategic plan.
- Develops and maintains positive and productive working relationships with all current and future funding sources to include the Dept. of Community Health and Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
- Creates innovative partnerships with businesses, government and other organizations that contribute to DDM’s resources.
- Guides revenue-generating activities to assure adequate income to the organization.
- IV. Fiscal Management
- Demonstrates knowledge in financial planning and budgeting, understanding the role of each in the organization’s overall financial picture.
- Establishes a system linking strategic and operational planning with the organization’s budget process.
- Assures financial reports are presented to staff as appropriate and the BOT on a regular basis for approval.
- Utilizes a clear and accurate accounting system that allows the BOT to monitor the finances and operations in relationship to the approved budget, and enables the BOT to make informed financial decisions.
- Provides budget variance reports to the BOT in accordance with financial policy.
- Negotiates, and executes all contracts with funders, vendors, and consultants.
- V. CEO/Board Relationship
- Serves as an agent of the BOT, functioning within the established framework.
- Keeps the BOT informed on matters requiring attention by the BOT.
- Utilizes delegated authority to effectively manage the organization and executes policies, plans, and priorities established by the BOT.
- Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s in relevant field is a plus).
- Minimum of 4-7 years of executive leadership; organizational development within a nonprofit organization or business with relevant professional/industry experience.
- Current experience working in an organization serving persons with IDD.
- Knowledge of funding requirements and licensing and regulatory environment for IDD services.
- A proven ability to foster a healthy organizational culture by supporting, inspiring and motivating the leadership team to set and achieve strategic objectives.
- Is visionary, trustworthy, diplomatic and innovative in driving a performance based culture; effective conflict resolution skills.
- Experienced in developing high-performance teams to take the organization to the next stage of growth and development.
- Demonstrated track record of success and proven management and financial business acumen within an organization of similar or larger scale and complexity.
- Experienced overseeing sound financial practices, ensuring appropriate and compliant checks and balances are in place.
- The ability to raise the visibility of the organization through successful marketing campaigns designed to breathe new life into the organization and grow the business. Ability to identify, steward and solicit external constituencies to attract and expand fundraising, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities.
- Knowledge of best practices in the IDD field
- Experience with fundraising and community relations
- Outstanding interpersonal skills with residents, families of residents, employees and volunteers, with a team-oriented management style
- Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining budgets
- Clean background check
- Ability to travel throughout Georgia
WHAT WE OFFER
- Opportunity to lead DDM in an exciting time of change and growth
- Dedicated staff
- Competitive salary and benefits
- A performance-based bonus plan
- Opportunities for training
- This is an exempt, full-time position
To apply, submit a confidential cover letter and resume, including a detailed work history to: DDMSearchCommittee@gmail.com