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Executive Director Posted on August 29, 2019

Orange County
Position Summary for Executive Director

Status: Exempt
Hours: Full Time
Salary: $90,000 - $120,000 DOE & Qualifications
Location: Orange County

Description: The executive director oversees daily operations and provides visionary leadership and competent management to meet current and long-term strategic goals of the organization.


The Dayle McIntosh Center, (DMC), is seeking a dynamic and insightful leader, grounded in the independent living movement, who will facilitate the stability and growth of the organization. Founded in 1977, the mission of the center is "access and independence by and for people with disabilities." Currently, DMC offers 12 programs and services with a staff of 32 persons, and an annual operating budget of more than $2.5 million. Each year, over 1,000 consumers participate in DMC programs. The Center is named in memory of one of its founders, who was the embodiment of the independent living philosophy.

The Dayle McIntosh Center is located in Orange County, California, south of Los Angeles. DMC has offices in Anaheim and Laguna Hills. The population of Orange County is 3.3 million residents.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

• Engage with the board of directors, the staff, and the disability community in developing and implementing a vision and strategic plan to guide the Center.

• Identify, assess and inform the board of internal and external issues that affect the organization, as well as, monthly fiscal and programmatic progress.

• Cultivate relationships with community leaders and stakeholders to promote systems change and advocacy on issues of importance to persons with disabilities.

• Act as the chief spokesperson to the press and the community on advocacy and policy issues.

• Ensure that the programs and services of the agency are consistent with the needs of consumers and the mission of the organization.

• Recruit, develop and sustain dedicated staff with the necessary skills that align with the agency's vision and values.

• Provide direct supervision to the management team.

• Develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the agency.

• Guide the acquisition of grants and donations and the implementation of special events.

• Pursue, secure and manage public funds and contracts and maintain compliance with funder requirements.

• Act as official agent for the agency including signing all notes, agreements and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the agency.

• Oversee the development of an annual budget, review monthly financial statements, approve budget revisions, and arrange for annual independent audit.

Required Education and Experience

B.A. in Social Sciences, Public Administration or Business Administration or related field and/or four years' experience in the nonprofit sector as a senior manager, experience providing services to people with disabilities, and knowledge of independent living philosophy

Qualification Requirements

• Thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements under which nonprofits operate.

• Strong organizational management skills with the ability to develop high-performance teams.

• Demonstration of strong communication skills including listening to others and responding in an effective manner; conveying ideas, thoughts, and facts in writing; developing business documents; and speaking in public.

• Experience leading an effective and comprehensive fund development strategy that includes multiple approaches.

• The ability to prevent, manage, and/or resolve conflict.

• Evidence of sound decision-making skills including solving problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.

• Flexible scheduling hours to attend functions outside of office hours.

Preferred Qualifications

• Personal experience with disabilities.

• Program development and management experience in an Independent Living Center or other disability-related, grass roots organization.

• Bilingual in American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, or Tagalog.

• Evidence of ongoing professional development such as active membership in professional associations, completion of continuing education courses, certification in related subject matter;

• Participation in other social justice movements.

Other Information

"The Dayle McIntosh Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the community. Persons with disabilities, women, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position."

How to Apply

Cover letters and resumes should be submitted electronically to Marcy Lovett, Board President at: edapplication@daylemc.org. Microsoft Word format is preferred.

Resumes will be accepted through September 30, 2019. Individuals requiring accommodations during the application process should communicate specific requirements when submitting their cover letters and resumes, or to the chair of the search committee during the interview and selection process.

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