Executive Director

Posting Date: 11/08/2019
Job Category: Executive Director
Organization: The Arc Community Advocates
City Position is located: Kalamazoo
Position Description (include how to apply):

The Arc Community Advocates is seeking a dynamic, motivated, inspirational andcompassionate individual to serve as its next Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors and sharing the the Board’s commitment to the Agency’s core mission, the ExecutiveDirector will be responsible to oversee daily agency operations, monitor strategic direction of theorganization, identify funders, expand fundraising and provide overall leadership and support tothe skilled staff of The Arc Community Advocates. The position of Executive Director is a critical, visible position requiring strong management experience, business and financial acumen, demonstrated fundraising ability, and a successful track record of working with government and nonprofit organizations providing educational and social services.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills are critical to being successful in this position. The Executive Director must be comfortable and tactful in communicating with the individuals who receive services from The Arc Community Advocates and the families as well as foundation executives, local business leaders, elected officials,public agency administrators, school district leaders, and the community. The selected candidate must be able to work closely with the Board and staff in a transparent and honest fashion that promotes inclusiveness, cooperation and teamwork. Experience and knowledge of the unique issues that affect individuals with I/DD and their families and caregivers is strongly preferred.

To Apply: Inquiries and resumes with a cover letter, in PDF format, along with contact information for at least two (2) professional references, may be directed to Board Chair, Kelley Howard at chair@communityadvocates.org. Please include the words, “Arc ED Application” with your name in the subject line.

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