Executive Director - Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council, Warwick, RI

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017


The Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council believes that people with developmental disabilities should fully participate in community life. Men, women, and children should be able to enjoy family life. Children and adolescents should go to school. Adults should have the ability to choose to work. All should have decent homes, have friends, and live as independently as possible.

The Executive Director reports to the Chairperson and the Executive Committee of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council. The Executive Director is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all activities of the organization. These include Policy / Advocacy, Program Planning & Implementation, Program Administration, Staff Management & Supervision, and Fiscal Management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing professionally, effectively, and in a clear and articulate manner. This includes but is not limited to formulating and articulating in a convincing manner, the goals and objectives of the Council.
  • Broad based educational background; BA/BS, MA/MS, and/or comparable life experience.
  • Experience working in an executive capacity.
  • Knowledge/experience honoring and engaging the need for persons with disabilities to be in charge of their own lives. Demonstrated commitment to the principle(s) of Independent Living and self-directed decision-making (including but not limited to meaningful daily activities, employment, and community engagement)
  • Experience engaging persons with diverse life experiences and perspectives in decision-making and advocacy activities.
  • Ability to exercise leadership internally within the organization and externally on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills that provide the ability to clearly and accurately interpret government regulations, financial data, and operational needs, and develop viable solutions.
  • Ability to closely manage a budget. (The RIDDC, due to the state's small population, receives the ‘minimum allotment' from the federal government.)
  • Considerable knowledge of organizational management and experience with personnel supervision.
  • Demonstrated capacity to administer a multifaceted non-profit organization, including experience with grant writing, funds disbursement, and issuance.

For the full position description and more information about the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council, please visit our website (www.riddc.org). To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to edsearch@riddc.org by no later than 5:00 pm (EST) on October 2, 2017.