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Executive Director

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Island Senior Resources
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Freeland, WA
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Published 29 days ago

Comprehensive Position Profile

The Organization:

Since 1972, Island Senior Resources (ISR) has provided essential resources for seniors and adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers throughout Island County, helping them meet their needs, sustain independence, age in place, and thrive. ISR serves 10,000+ seniors, adults, and caregivers annually. Currently governed by a board of 14 with an annual budget of over $3.4M, 56 employees, and 450+ volunteers, ISR is the only nonprofit in Northwest Washington state to provide its clients such a breadth of services.   ISR envisions strong, caring communities where seniors, adults with disabilities, and those who care for them are valued, heard, seen, respected, treated with dignity, and supported to live their best life. 

ISR’s long-serving leader, Cheryn Weiser, is prepared to welcome and transition its next leader. As we celebrate Cheryn's 12 years of service, she leaves an organization poised for continued success. The new Executive Director (ED) will lead ISR's post-pandemic transition by continuing to provide resources that enhance the emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of seniors, adults with disabilities, and those who care for them.

Based on Whidbey Island, ISR owns two properties and has historically partnered with The City of Oak Harbor and Camano Island Senior Centers and a community church to provide nutrition (Meals on Wheels), medical transportation, information and assistance, adult day services, and senior activities. Caregivers receive help through online support groups (Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Parkinson's). ISR is highly respected in the community and known for innovative and relevant programs.

Island County, comprised of Whidbey and Camano Islands, is located northwest of Seattle with easy connections to Anacortes, Mukilteo, and Everett via the Washington State Ferries or by highway. Set in Puget Sound, Island County offers the best of Northwest living and recreation, a variety of public and private K-12 schools, and friendly communities with a forested and rural landscape.

 Find out more on ISR's website.

 The Position:

The Executive Director reports to and works in partnership with the board of directors to provide leadership and vision to advance the organization's strategic goals and direction. As a trusted partner, the ED collaborates to develop strategy and build infrastructure, acquire funding to support quality delivery of programs and services, and ensure effective internal/external promotion of the mission, vision, and branding.  The ED leads staff, supports the board, raises funds, engages the community, develops partnerships, leads government relations, and oversees facilities. The ED is diplomatic, calm, patient, compassionate, solution-focused, highly organized with strong business acumen, and a systems thinker with experience and skill translating complex social service processes and funding streams to deliver valuable and sustainable programs.  A passion for helping seniors and adults with disabilities is required. 

 The ED will have direct supervisory responsibility for a Leadership Team of seven (7).

Leadership Abilities:

Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, professional background, volunteer experience, and direct and transferable skills. ISR seeks candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated knowledge and skills in some, or all, of the following areas:

  • Experience serving as a CEO, Executive Director, or senior staff member in an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization or public agency/department of significant size.
  • Experience with and an understanding of human services, preferably for senior and/or disabled adult services. This includes working with federal and state programs, grants, contracts, and service providers.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising in the social sector and/or nonprofit services.

 Ability to:

  • Lead and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, allocate and prioritize resources, delegate, and balance the needs of multiple projects and stakeholders.
  • Convey a compelling strategic vision and know-how to implement it.
  • Ensure programs are consistent with the mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Be proactive with solid business, analytic, and negotiation skills.
  • Set clear and realistic expectations for employees and volunteers.
  • Effectively manage change in a dynamic, evolving community-based organization while assuring stakeholder engagement, efficient operations, and ample funding.
  • Understand complex financial models and contracts. With board ensure financial sustainability.
  • Ensure the organization complies with all contractual and regulatory obligations.
  • Communicate effectively through different media and with diverse audiences. Listen carefully and thoughtfully. Deliver inspiring and motivating presentations.
  • Work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Manage through influence and use interpersonal/emotional intelligence skills and political acumen in a respectful, collaborative, and diplomatic way.
  • Quickly build rapport and establish professional credibility in a new setting.
  • Keep perspective and have a good sense of humor.

Comprehensive Position Profile

The Organization:

Since 1972, Island Senior Resources (ISR) has provided essential resources for seniors and adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers throughout Island County, helping them…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    February 28, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    December 17, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Executive
Salary
USD $95,000 - USD $115,000
/ year

Benefits

Medical & Life Insurance, EAP, and PTO

Medical & Life Insurance, EAP, and PTO

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Freeland, WA
Associated Location
Freeland, WA, USA

How to Apply


To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter (in a single Word or PDF document) as soon as possible addressed to the Search Committee to: https://valtasgroup.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0s2so/


To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter (in a single Word or PDF document) as soon as possible addressed to the Search Committee to: https://valtasgroup.hire.trakstar…

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