Executive Director - ILADD, Inc.
- 25-Sep-2021 to 24-Oct-2021
- - ILADD, Inc.
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- will be specified in an employment contract as negotiated
- Full Time
- will be specified in an employment contract as negotiated
Reports to: ILADD, Inc. Board of Directors
ILADD, Inc. (Independent Living for Adults with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities) is an Indiana nonprofit corporation founded in 2019 to provide housing, enrichment/educational programs, and social options that enable adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities to live in homes of their own and enjoy fulfilling and meaningful lives in their communities. ILADD's initial project, Crossbridge Point, will be a safe, affordable community that embodies home, choice, and security for these adults. For more information, visit iladdinc.org and crossbridgepoint.org.
The Executive Director will be responsible for fulfillment of the strategic initiatives developed by the Board of Directors, along with the achievement of the goals, objectives, and strategies developed by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
Overview of Responsibilities:
- Leadership: Uses effective methods to guide and motivate individuals or groups toward goal achievement.
- Communication Skills: Communicates well verbally, electronically, and in writing to members of the Board of Directors, self-advocates, family members, donors, all levels of staff, professionals, and people and groups in the community and in government, acting at all times as the principal public relations officer.
- Judgment: Exercises sound judgment in administrative, policy, board, and staff issues.
- Creativity/Initiative: Demonstrates initiative and creativity in achieving goals and establishing courses of action.
- Planning & Organization: Establishes a course of action to accomplish or exceed specific goals through appropriate allocation of resources.
- Integrity & Trust: Acts and speaks ethically, accepts responsibility for own actions, gives credit to others for their accomplishments and observes organizational values.
- Compassion & Respect: Fully understands and acts in the best interests of adults with disabilities to ensure they are always served as whole human beings with the same needs and aspirations as individuals without disabilities, and to respect the concerns and desires of their families.
- Financial/Fiscal Skills: Has a strong financial background which includes a working knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping systems, tax and regulatory compliance, the grant process, and the preparation and review of financial statements.
- Teamwork: Works effectively with individuals or groups to accomplish organizational goals.
- Professional Knowledge/Continuing Education: Knowledge of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Keeps abreast of new programs and service ideas and the economic and political environments and their potential and actual impact on the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
A. General Administrative
- Clearly articulates mission, vision, goals, and plans of ILADD, Inc. to all stakeholders.
- Supervises and conducts the annual performance evaluations of all direct reports
- Conducts at least monthly management team meetings to assure all are fully informed and engaged on significant organizational issues. Assures that follow-up actions steps resulting from each meeting are accomplished.
- Attends and provides input into community specific management meetings.
- Assures that all general administrative responsibilities are accomplished effectively.
- Provides input and guidance to the Program Manager and Program Committee regarding direction setting, long-range planning, program design and program evaluation.
- Works closely with the Program Manager to ensure congruency between program design, philosophy, and service delivery.
- Oversees the development of plans, programs and reports required by governing bodies.
- Works closely with the Program Manager to assure program designs that meets local, state and federal laws, regulations, rules and ordinances.
- Oversees the development and ongoing updating of all program policies and procedures.
- Provides a monthly report to ILADD parents on issues of interest and concern.
- Works closely and collaboratively with the Finance Committee and Treasurer.
- Oversees the work of business office personnel.
- Oversees the accurate recording of cash flow and overall financial position of the organization as well as each cost center.
- Assures that a bi-monthly budget-to-actual report is generated for the Board of Directors.
- Assures that a monthly budget-to-actual report is generated for the Executive Committee and management team.
- Conducts monthly budget variance meetings with the management team to analyze and manage expenditures effectively.
- Assists the outside auditors, when requested, during the annual audit.
- Oversees purchasing, payroll and benefits programs.
- Provides input to the Finance Committee and Executive Committee regarding the maintenance of appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and cover the liability of the organization and its directors and officers.
- Oversees the annual review of all employee benefits and makes recommendations for changes to the Executive Committee.
- Provides input and works closely with the Finance Committee and Treasurer regarding preparation of ILADD's total budget and budget reports.
- Provides input for the updating and ongoing compliance with ILADD's internal control policies and internal control manual.
D. Board of Directors
- Keeps the Board of Directors fully informed in a timely manner on all significant issues relative to ILADD
- Keeps the President fully informed in a timely manner on all issues relative to ILADD
- Assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility for oversight and assuring the mission is fulfilled on an ongoing basis.
- Provides input to the Governance Committee and Board regarding Board governance policies and procedures.
- Attends as a member ex officio of all standing committees of the Board and regular Executive Committee and Board meetings.
- Supports and provides input to the Board, Officers, and committees in fulfilling their responsibilities.
- Provides the Board various recommendations, situations and possibilities to consider as it focuses on strategic and future planning for ILADD.
E. Human Resources
- Handles all matters regarding employment, retention, and dismissal of personnel.
- Oversees a comprehensive system of professional development.
- Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances.
- Oversees the identification and approval of individual professional development opportunities to match skills and experience of staff.
- Recommends to the Executive Committee changes in employee policies and oversees preparation and updates to the employee handbook.
- Oversees communication and assistance from legal counsel for employment matters as needed
- Oversees the physical operations of all ILADD facilities and properties.
- Develops and oversees a thorough maintenance and cleaning program for all ILADD facilities.
- Oversees bids and develops specifications for all contractual work.
- Oversees the work of all contractors to ensure compliance with contractual agreements, and budgetary restrictions, and all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances.
- Assures that the safety and security of all staff, and visitors is maintained to the greatest extent possible.
- Develops and oversees the ILADD and Crossbridge Point admissions process, including, but not limited to:
- Request and receipt of all necessary evaluations, records, and documents.
- Intake interview procedures.
- Communicating final decisions to appropriate individuals.
H. Development, Public Relations and Marketing
- Works closely and collaboratively with the Resource Development Committee.
- Oversees and provides input on development efforts to cultivate and effect generous support of ILADD.
- Represents ILADD to all its constituents including parents, donors, and the business community
- Is primary representative of ILADD in its relations with local, state, and federal government officials and agencies, as well as trade associations and other relevant organizations.
- Represents ILADD before the media as appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required
- Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status by completing Federal Form I-9 in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control act of 1986.
- Submit to a post-offer, pre-employment background check, criminal history check and drug screen.
- Completion of all appropriate immunizations on the Centers for Disease Control's 2021 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, along with the COVID-19 vaccine, is highly recommended.
- A passion for and commitment to the mission and values of the organization
- Six or more years of management experience working with adults with disabilities and/or disability service organizations with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or a master's degree with four or more years of management experience working with adults with disabilities and/or disability service organizations.
- An advanced degree in Education or Management is strongly preferred.
- Senior level experience managing a nonprofit organization is strongly preferred.
- Understanding of the Indiana intellectual or developmental disabilities sector and an understanding of Medicaid and related state and federal laws, regulations, rules and policies is a plus.
C. Language Ability
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental laws, regulations, rules and ordinances.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, parents, donors, media, and the general public.
D. Problem Solving Ability:
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
E. Computer Skills
- Word processing, spread sheets, presentation applications, internet software and e-mail. Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) or donor management systems (e.g. Network for Good) is preferred.
F. Working Conditions and Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to self-ambulate, sit, use hands to manipulate equipment, determine temperature, reach with hands and arms, balance, stop, hear or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- May be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (e.g., lightweight office equipment, boxes, etc.).
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