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Title: Executive Director  

Reports To: The Arc of Larimer County Board of Directors  

FLSA Status:  $75,000 – $95,000 DOE 

Date: October 31, 2021 

Interested parties should apply by emailing a cover letter addressed to Marilee Boylan and a resume to mboylan@arclc.org.  Please send your cover letter and resume as attachments.

 The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of Larimer County.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director is the principal policy advisor to the Board of Directors, providing highly responsible leadership, and performing managerial and supervisory work in planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the organization.   

 The following outlines the major roles and responsibilities of the Executive Director of The Arc of Larimer County in: Financial Management; Fundraising; Communications; Staff Relations; Systems Advocacy; and Program Development & Administration.  It is the expectation of the Board of Directors that the Executive Director will identify and perform other roles and responsibilities as needed, or as requested by the Board of Directors. This position is expected to work in the office daily, but during COVID working from home has been an option depending on business needs and county guidance. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Financial Management:  

  •  Develop and maintain sound financial practices and controls.  
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing a budget; ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.  
  • In conjunction with the Board, ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work. 
  • Maintain adequate insurance and ensure appropriate risk management practices to protect The Arc of Larimer County’s assets. 

 Fundraising: 

 Oversee and implement the fundraising strategy.  Maintain direct involvement in development efforts and provide oversight to staff engaged in development activities. 

  • Oversee the preparation and submission of grant applications and reports to foundations, corporations, and government agencies. 
  • Engage and lead the Board of Directors in fundraising activities, including corporate sponsorships, special events, and any other related activities. 
  • Ensure that all contributions and other support are acknowledged as appropriate; ensure that The Arc of Larimer County maintains accurate and complete records of financial contributions and other substantial support. 

 Marketing/Communication:  

  •  Fully inform the Board on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. The Executive Director is the conduit for information exchange between the Board and other staff. 
  • Oversee the online and physical publicizing of the activities of The Arc of Larimer County, its programs and goals.  
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.  
  • Represent the programs and point of view of The Arc of Larimer County to agencies, organizations, and the general public.  
  • Work closely with local, state, and federal public officials, representatives of community and statewide associations and groups, and the media to increase awareness and understanding of The Arc of Larimer County’s programs. 
  • Ensure effective communication with The Arc of Larimer County’s constituencies:  volunteers, staff, board, members, program participants, community groups, and the general public to achieve The Arc of Larimer County’s Mission and Vision. 

 Human Resources:  

  •  Ensure that sound human resource policies and practices are in place.  
  • Ensure that the recruitment, training, employment, and personnel-related decisions are accomplished in an efficient manner and follows the human resource policies and practices of The Arc Larimer County as well as compliance with state and federal law. 
  • Maintain and lead an effective management team. 
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and ensure that financial support for professional development is included in the annual operating budget.  
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse in inclusive staff of highly qualified, knowledgeable individuals who embrace the Core Values and Guiding Principles of The Arc of Larimer County. 

 Systems Advocacy: 

  •  Keep current on legislative issues and public policy that have a potential impact on people with developmental disabilities and their families.  
  • Participate in public meetings, policy briefings, strategy meetings, education sessions, etc. to maintain The Arc’s presence and position as a critical advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs).  
  • Collaborate and communicate with The Arc of Colorado and other Arc chapters in the State in order to capitalize on the power of a united front.   
  • Maintain a strong, collaborative relationship with The Arc’s national office in order to stay informed and assist in advocating at the national level for changes that will impact the people we serve.  

 Program Development and Administration:  

  •  Ensure that The Arc of Larimer County has a long-term strategic plan, which is implemented in a timely manner and monitored on an ongoing basis, so that The Arc of Larimer County makes consistent progress toward successfully achieving the goals of the plan.   
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.  
  • Promote active and broad participation of volunteers where appropriate in The Arc of Larimer County’s work.  
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.  
  • Promote and maintain effective relationships with public officials, agency administrators, public, private, and business organizations, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and any others involved in providing services and supports to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   
  • Lead, enable, and support staff in developing and implementing The Arc of Larimer County’s programs and evaluating these programs in accordance with the Vision and Mission of the organization. 
  • Serve as the primary liaison between The Arc of Larimer County and other Arc chapters, and the state and national organizations.   
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations; ensure that The Arc of Larimer County maintains official records and documents.  

 Qualifications:   

Education:  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, education, policy, psychology, business, education or other area related to the provision of services to people with disabilities. The person must be able to pass a criminal background check and a credit check. 

 Experience:  Minimum of five (5) years of experience in working in the field of advocacy, I/DDs, accommodations, working within American with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.   Minimum of three (three) years working in a management or supervisory role.  

 Knowledge/Skills:  Applicants must have knowledge of advocacy techniques, negotiations, mediation, and group dynamics.  Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills including but not limited to verbal, written, and listening skills.  Must have demonstrated skill and experience in dealing with sensitive family situations and working with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.  Must have demonstrated the ability to effectively work independently, be self-directed, manage time, and prioritize tasks.  Computer literacy and familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. 

 Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting individuals with I/DDs including policies and processes associated with securing and maintaining IEP and 504 plans.  Knowledge of I/DDs and programs, services, interventions, and best practices to support families with adults and/or children with I/DDs. 
  • Master’s degree in Non-profit Management, social work, counseling, education, policy, psychology or other area related to the provision of advocacy services to people with disabilities. 
  • Prior experience in working in the field of I/DD and/or advocacy 
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships and willingness to operate with a team approach 
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures 
  • Ability to convey a vision of The Arc of Larimer County’s’ strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors 

 Work Environment and Physical Demands with or without reasonable accommodation:  This job operates in a professional office environment.  It requires the routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.   

 Please Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.  Duties, responsibilities or qualifications may change at any time with or without notice. 

 The Arc of Larimer County’s benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, employer paid life insurance, 403b and a 403b employer match after 1,000 hours of continual employment. All regular full-time employees accrue PTO/sick leave benefits; accrual rates vary based on the position, hours worked, and years of service. The Arc of Larimer County has 10 paid holidays per year. 

 The Arc of Larimer County does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status.  Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons.