We are currently hiring for the following positions:
- Direct Support Professional
Preferred Candidates will have high school diploma/ GED, at least 6 months experience working with Intellectual and physical disabilities. Requirments include a valid Virginia driver’s license, a positive driving record and proof of automobile insurance and use of your personal vehicle.
Position: Executive Director of A Grace Place
A Grace Place, a leading nonprofit organization serving Richmond and central Virginia for 50 years, seeks a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization by providing strategic direction, generating sustainable financial support, providing leadership and training for a capable staff, engaging families of individuals being served, and working in partnership with referral agencies and community organizations. A Grace Place provides high-quality person-centered care and programs to adults living with intellectual disabilities and similar conditions. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors through its Chair. The Executive Director leads a management team which consisting of three Programs Directors, a Compliance Director, Accountant, Development Consultant, Marketing Associate and Office Manager. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest with resume and salary history to: email@example.com.
Desired Capabilities and Background
The ideal candidate will have served in senior leadership positions in complex organizations, preferably nonprofits providing community-based programs engaged in the care of individuals living with intellectual disabilities or similar conditions. S/he will be experienced in interpreting and managing licensing and healthcare regulations and have a track record of success in generating financial support for nonprofit organizations. In addition to effective communications and superior interpersonal skills, the desired candidate will demonstrate a passion for serving those in need, possess the ability to inspire and motivate employees, and work well with public and community partners.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director
- Strategic Management
- Lead a process with the Board of Directors for prioritizing Strategic Plan initiatives and managing the organization according to the identified priorities, reporting results and managing change.
- Establish and maintain an effective organization and provide leadership to the Senior Management Team in operating person-centered programs, serving individuals, and managing daily operations.
- Provide oversight of the organization’s programs to ensure that individuals being served receive the highest quality of care and that program objectives are met in a timely manner with measurable results.
- Develop annual business and operational plans, with performance targets, that are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and annual budget.
- Fund Development and Strategic Communications
- Assume primary responsibility for all aspects of resource development, including its component fundraising categories – board, individual, corporate, foundations, grants, special events, etc. – pursuing diverse funding sources, setting annual targets and raising funds to meet the annual budget.
- Maintain positive relationships with key donors by communicating A Grace Place’s mission effectively, making presentations to potential donors and generating funds from multiple sources.
- Communicate the mission and priorities of A Grace Place effectively and consistently to key audiences, make presentations to potential donors, and generate funds to support the organization’s programs.
- Ensures that the Board is engaged and works collaboratively to optimize fund development efforts, including leveraging support from major donors.
- Organizational Leadership and Program Management
- Provide executive oversight of all internal functions, including but not limited to programs, fund development, human resources, and financial management.
- Ensure that the organization’s Quality Assurance and Risk Management programs are maintained and that accurate reports of program outcomes are measured and reported in a timely, effective manner to the Board and to all regulatory bodies.
- Oversee internal policies, procedures, and processes, and initiate changes as needed to maintain and enhance the organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
- Ensure that all AGP staff use best practices derived from evidence-based programs nationally.
- Community Engagement and Advocacy
- Enhance the visibility and awareness of A Grace Place, its programs, and services by engaging and influencing public officials, community leaders, referral agencies, and regulatory bodies.
- Organize and facilitate advocacy efforts, serving as the face of A Grace Place in the community and at public events.
- Retain public relations, social media and other communications resources needed to develop awareness of A Grace Place and the value it adds to its clients and the community.
- Make presentations to community organizations, foundations, corporations, legislators, and groups of donors, and promote AGP’s mission through speaking engagements at public venues.
- Board Governance:
- Work collaboratively with Board leadership to build the board, set strategic goals, establish policies, and enhance human and financial resources to assure the long-term sustainability of the organization.
- Support board leadership in establishing the focus, structure, and direction of the Board of Directors by participating in Board meetings and providing reports and other information in a timely manner.
- Ensure that all Board committees are staffed and supported to meet their annual plan objectives.
- Work with the Board Chair to establish the Executive Director’s annual performance objectives, to receive periodic feedback, and to receive an annual performance review.
Education and Experience Required
- An undergraduate degree in rehabilitation services, social services or a related field; Master’s degree and/or appropriate certifications preferred.
- 7 to 10 years of senior management experience, preferably in nonprofit organizations, with at least 5 being in executive leadership positions.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in a field requiring interpretation and management of complex licensing and healthcare regulations.
The Ideal Candidate Will Be:
- A strategic leader with both a long-term vision and the ability to build an effective organization.
- A strategic thinker and problem solver experienced in working with boards and staff to develop and implement strategic plans with clear priorities, timeframes, and measurable objectives.
- A successful fundraiser as demonstrated through direct nonprofit employment or board leadership.
- Demonstrated success in leading and supporting nonprofit fundraising efforts through the development of relationships with major donors, corporate and community leaders.
- An exceptional leader of people, builder of relationships, communicator and motivator.
- An experienced, collaborative leader and motivator with high integrity, trustworthiness, and humility who embodies A Grace Place’s Mission, Values, and organizational culture.
Please fill out the application below to be considered for a position. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 804-261-0205 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.