EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)

Job Description: 
The Executive Director is the public policy voice and key management leader of the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the operations, programs, and strategic plan of a multidisciplinary/multicultural organization. This includes oversight of public policy engagement activities, key business processes, organizational structure and management practices, communications, fundraising, and the development and deployment of staff. This position reports to the OCECD Governing Board.
In and out of state travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate should demonstrate multiple years of successful leadership experience in a non-profit or similar setting.
  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to effectively and compassionately assist parents of children with disabilities, to understand and relate to parents’ needs and concerns, and direct the organization from a parent perspective.
  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop working relationships with federal and state governmental entities and agencies, member organizations, non-member organizations with common interests, and other groups as would further the mission of OCECD.
  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to evaluate the financial, administrative and operational implications of proposed actions by individual areas and departments of the organization.
  • Candidate should demonstrate success with strategic planning and project management.
  • Candidate should demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to deliver effective speaking presentations to diverse groups.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidate who possesses management skills necessary for working in a complex nonprofit organization involving a significant number of people and organizations with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds relative to special education. This includes implementation of adopted personnel policies, multidisciplinary/multicultural team leadership, crisis action plan development, and grant writing and administration.
  • Candidate who possesses a strong understanding of federal and state special education rules and regulations.
  • Candidate who is the parent of a child with a disability or has a direct connection to a person with a disability.
  • Candidate possesses the ability to effectively manage and mentor a staff with diverse experience, in both near and distance settings, and with frequent multiple deadlines and tight time constraints.
  • Candidate should possess the ability to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups, both internally and externally.
  • Candidate possesses an understanding of IRS rules regarding nonprofit organizations, including audit requirements.


Salary:
Salary is negotiable. A comprehensive fringe package is offered.

Application Procedure:
Please complete an application online at www.escco.org.

Posting will be open until 5.31.19