Executive Director

Disability Rights & Resource Center - Rocky Mount, VA


JOB DESCRIPTION: **Re-listing - previous applicants need not apply. Deadline January 4, 2019

Responsible for the administration and overall functioning of all aspects of the Center, including fiscal, personnel and programmatic. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop Center policies and short/long range plans and is responsible for their implementation. The Executive Director will ensure compliance with all contractual obligations of the Center. The Executive Director represents the Center with State and Local policy makers and administrators.

  • Knowledge of independent living movement, philosophy and major disability rights issues
  • Experience working at a Center for Independent Living or grass roots disability advocacy organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work with advocacy organizations on all levels
  • A minimum of five years experience as a manager within a nonprofit organization advocating with people with disabilities
  • Strong communication skills and experience with both written and verbal language
  • Public relations experience
  • Experience and demonstrated success in fund raising, resource development and grant writing
  • Experience supervising employees
  • Experience/knowledge of budget development and fiscal management of a nonprofit with a budget of approximately $250,000 annually
  • Master’s Degree preferred (Experience can substitute for some education)
  • Personal experience with a disability preferred


  • Work together with and report to the Board of Directors on the development and implementation of Center policies and systems advocacy
  • Monitor all Center contractual obligations to ensure compliance
  • Oversee all aspects of personnel management; responsible for hiring and firing
  • Develop and monitor overall operating budget; assure fiscal responsibility
  • Supervise management staff of Center as well as other positions as appropriate
  • Implement and monitor resource development and fund raising activities; grant writing
  • Represent Center in the community and serve as liaison to local, state and national organizations
  • Develop and implement ongoing short and long-range programmatic planning processes for Center


Health Insurance

Vision Insurance

Dental Insurance

Life Insurance

Short Term Disability

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year


  • Non-profit management: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)