Open Positions

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:


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