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Executive Director Posted on March 6, 2020

Community Resources for Independent Livig (CRIL)
Hayward, CA
Position Summary for Executive Director

Status: Exempt
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: $85,000 - $95,000 /yr. DOE. + Full paid medical & dental, 11 paid holidays, paid vacation & sick leave, 401k (non matched)
Location: Hayward, CA

Description: CRIL is seeking an experienced nonprofit or public sector senior level manager with experience in or a demonstrated understanding of the Independent Living philosophy. He or she should have a proven track record of attracting and sustaining public and private funding, strong communication skills, and political astuteness. The incoming Executive Director will bring enthusiasm, a positive attitude, strategic thinking, compassion, persuasion, and a sense of humor to their work. People with disabilities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability desired. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

About Community Resources for Independent Livig (CRIL)

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) was founded upon the principles of the Independent Living philosophy, an offshoot of the civil rights movement dedicated to freeing persons with disabilities from control by professionals. CRIL is a peer-based disability resource agency that provides advocacy and resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible. CRIL envisions a fully accepting and accessible society. CRIL is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

Community Collaboration/Relations (20-25% of job responsibilities)
• Provides a visible presence for CRIL in the community.
• Identifies and manages the resources necessary to accomplish the goals of CRIL.
• Develops relationships and collaborations with appropriate community and government agencies to build a strong awareness of community needs and the agency's role in serving those needs.
• Advocates for systems and policy changes that affect people with disabilities.

Fund and Donor Development (10-15% of job responsibilities)
• Works with the Board to develop and implement a 3- to 5-year Strategic Plan and an annual fund development plan, including government, major donor, and foundation support.
• Works with Board of Directors and development staff to identify and secure necessary financial resources from public and private sources.
• Responsible for government and foundation funding proposals and reports.
• Advocates for systems and policy changes that affect people with disabilities.

Agency Administration and Professional Development of Staff (30-25%)
• Ensures fiduciary responsibility, sound financial management and financial accountability for all contributions, income and agency assets.
• Recruits, builds, and retains a strong staff with a broad range of skills and diversity consistent with community members served.
• Creates an annual professional development plan designed to develop skills critical to CRIL's success.
• Responsible for financial oversight and seeing that all funds are disbursed in accordance with contract requirements and donor designations.
• Ensures compliance with personnel policies established by the Board of Directors and with all local, federal and state labor regulations.
• Ensures that there are current job descriptions and that regular performance evaluations are completed
• Negotiates all agency contracts and grants.
• Facilities organization's management team.
• Other duties as assigned.

Partnership with the Board of Directors (10-15%)
• Is an active participant in Board and Board committee meetings.
• Reports regularly to the Board of Directors regarding organizational objectives, financial status of the organization and other issues relevant to the Board of Directors.
• Provides the Board of Directors with adequate information to assist members in reaching decisions and in formulating necessary policies.
• Assists the Board of Directors in their roles and responsibilities by providing support, education and leadership.
• Supervises the implementation of Board of Director's policies.

Planning, Program Delivery and Evaluation (15-20%)
• Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of the issues and stakeholders surrounding the issues of people with disabilities and the independent living movement.
• Develops a process for planning, implementing, and evaluating short and long-range strategy and goals for the agency.
• Oversees, manages and implements the development of CRIL's programs, services and resources.
• Manages programs and services consistent with the mission, values and goals of the agency.

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor's Degree OR at least 4 years of Disability services and/or Independent Living work experience
• 3-5 years senior management experience in the nonprofit or public sector, including experience working and partnering with a Board of Directors.

Qualification Requirements

• Ability to attract, develop and retain staff/volunteers as well as maintain a high level of performance and effectively utilize their talents.
• Lived experience of disability and/or knowledge of or experience with the independent living philosophy and movement.
• The ability to effectively represent CRIL and its programs and consumers among the varied stakeholders.
• Financial and/or business management with a budget of $500,000 or greater, including budgeting, oversight, compliance, and reporting abilities.
• Grant-writing and fund-raising experience with a proven track record in developing and maintaining government, foundation, corporate, and individual donor support.
• Ability to work some nights and weekends to support Board of Directors and community events as needed.
• Familiarity with computer technology, Internet, Cloud storage, Social Media, MS Office applications and website updates/website content management.
• Strong communication skills - including speaking, writing, meeting facilitation, and consensus building (may be through an interpreter or assistant).
• Experience and ability to interact with CRIL stakeholders and community members from diverse cultural, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds.
• Experience in community collaboration and networking.
• Ability to travel statewide for occasional meetings, including IL association meetings.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree OR at least 7 years of Disability services and/or Independent Living work experience.
• Public relations and marketing experience.
• Knowledge of the CRIL service community and stakeholders.
• Bilingual in Spanish, other Alameda County threshold languages, or in ASL.

Other Information

Start Date: Spring 2020

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2020

CRIL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

How to Apply

Confidential Application Process: E-mail cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications/experience and a current resume or c.v. (Word document only), with “CRIL ED Search” in the subject field. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Note: final candidate must provide a recent credit report and background check. Please note: Though candidates from out of state are encouraged to apply, there are NO funds available for relocation or housing assistance.


This job posting was added on March 6, 2020