Current Posting Expires: 7/31/2015
Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements:
The Executive Director (ED) of Autism Tennessee functions as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. As such, the ED is responsible for all aspects of daily operations, the strategic implementation of new programs and policies, and the oversight of all financial, programmatic, strategic, administrative, and public affairs activities of Autism Tennessee.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the Board and staff in strategic planning efforts to further the mission of Autism Tennessee
- Ensure sound fiscal management through the adherence of ethical & legal standards and nonprofit accounting principles
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including families, community organizations, media partners, donors, state agencies, universities, etc.
- Monitor legislation and regulations that might impact the autism community, directing the Board and community members on recommended actions, and advocating with appropriate decision makers
- Represent Autism Tennessee in the community and participate in advocacy councils and task forces as requested
- Serve as the chief spokesperson for Autism Tennessee in all public matters, including radio, television, and print media interviews
- Manage all financial activities of a $250,000 organization including budget drafting, bookkeeping, and accounts payable and receivable
- Provide assistance to the Board in recruiting and training new Board members, and provide timely information to the Board needed to make decisions regarding policies and programs
- Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all Autism Tennessee programs, including increasing number and effectiveness of services offered
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient office operations
- Expand and maintain funding through grant applications and other fundraising activities
- Design and deliver all publications and communications to appropriate markets, including press releases, newsletters, marketing collateral, and website updates
- Recruit, hire, train, and supervise employees to create a productive work environment
- Recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers to ensure positive and professional representation of the organization
- Offer caring and compassionate support to families living with autism
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, advanced degree preferred.
- At least 5 years related experience in a nonprofit setting – including supervisory experience
- Competence in planning and organizing work and developing and implementing business plans and strategies
- Sound judgement and the ability to utilize sound reasoning to analyze situations, resolve problems, and reach decisions.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Excellent public speaking skills
- Willingness to travel as necessary, within state
- Successful grant writing experience
- A demonstrated strong commitment to the autism and/ or disability community
Reports to: Board of Directors
Salary: Negotiable with experience
Job Type: Full-time
- Executive Director/CEO
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