Executive Director

Job title: Executive Director
Organization: Ken Anderson Alliance
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

About Ken Anderson Alliance – Overview:
Ken Anderson Alliance (“KAA”) is a nonprofit based in Cincinnati, OH. We create live, work, play opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, including integrated community-based, supportive housing, real paid employment, and small group social experiences in the community. We are on an aggressive growth plan. Our PLAY program launched November 2017 and currently serves 175 adults with 21 outings per month. We’re actively working to develop the WORK program so it is up and running by year’s end. Our Strategic Plan calls for us to open our LIVE residential neighborhood in mid-2022.

Job Description – General:
Ken Anderson Alliance is engaging in a Board search committee to find a visionary leader who will continue the work of KAA as the Executive Director. The candidate for this position will be an experienced professional advocate for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. The Executive Director will answer to and execute the vision and the mission of the Board of Directors. Additionally, s/he will have a demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with adults with disabilities and their families, other disability providers, associations, funders, and political leaders. The ED ensures fiscal responsibility, oversees fundraising efforts led by the development team, compliance with internal policies, insures strong internal and external communications and positive public relations with a key focus on growing awareness for the mission of KAA. The Executive Director will ensure that the highest quality of services to adults with disabilities are being provided and that compliance with appropriate regulatory governing agencies is meeting or exceeding standards respectively.

Knowledge and Experience:
Experience with the following is desired:

  • Working with not-for-profit boards
  • Ability to translate current and emerging organizational priorities into achievable targets
  • In-depth knowledge of leadership in the nonprofit sector
  • Working with complex, rapidly changing regulatory and funding environments
  • Serving as senior management of a human service organization
  • Overseeing Marketing and/or fundraising
  • Working with and understanding communities designed for individuals with developmental disabilities on a local and national level
  • Budget development and monitoring
  • Dealing with uncertainty or ambiguity, and managing in a challenging climate of change
  • Commitment to person-centered principles and leadership
  • Understanding of Ohio developmental disabilities sector and an understanding of Medicaid and state and federal policies
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and coordinate community and civic groups, businesses and individuals to work together to benefit Ken Anderson Alliance and its mission
  • A passion for and commitment to the mission and values of the organization; experience working with adults with disabilities and/or disability service organizations plus either a Bachelor’s Degree and eight plus years of management experience or a Masters degree with six plus years of experience
  • Required to live in or relocate to Cincinnati

Job Responsibilities:

POLICY MANGEMENT: Assist the Board of Directors with development of policies and, in conjunction with the Development Director and Program Directors, develop procedures to implement policies. Assure internal compliance with Board approved policies.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: Oversee and lead the organization’s strategic planning efforts through local and/or systemic change processes with focus on fulfilling the organization’s mission.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Ability to design and execute live, work, and play opportunities for adults with disabilities.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Oversee the fiscal stability of the organization by working closely with the Finance Committee to develop and submit an annual budget and provide regular reports of the financial condition of the organization to the Board of Directors. Oversee the prioritization of expenditures within budget and effectively translate fiscal information into operational decision making. In conjunction with Development Director, monitor external sources for potential expansion of funding opportunities and identify and respond to concerns related to existing funding sources.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: Ensure effective and efficient personnel practices and procedures are utilized throughout the organization. Manage performance of department directors and other assigned staff positions.

PERSON CENTERED ORGANIZATION: Promote, support and utilize person centered principles and practices in every phase of the organization’s operation. Assist in developing, promoting and implementing opportunities for people supported, their families, staff and community. Provide for person centered organization sustainability.

GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS: Develop and maintain relationships with local, state and federal government representatives and entities and work to positively influence matters of policy and legislation pertaining to persons and families receiving or waiting for services. Maintain awareness of current or proposed legislation and regulations that may affect organization operations and services, reporting to the Board of Directors on as needed basis (or as appropriate).

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AND LIAISON: Serve as a community leader, coalition builder and primary spokesperson with visibility to community collaborators, media, advocacy groups and other interested external organizations. Assure marketing and development programs reflect the mission and policies set forth by the Board of Directors.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Oversee planning, development and implementation of programs providing services and supports within policy set by the Board of Directors. Provide leadership to staff to ensure provision of quality services for people and families supported through the organizations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS INVOLVEMENT: Attend all regularly scheduled and special meetings of the Board of Directors and established committees of the Board. Collaborate with the Board leadership in setting agendas and facilitating meetings. Regularly communicate pertinent information to the Board of Directors in writing and electronically as needed to include verbal follow-up as needed. Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

Salary: Competitive with similar positions in Cincinnati and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: Submit resume to kenandersonalliance@gmail.com.