Executive Director (part-time)
- Experience Level
Position: Executive Director (Part-Time)
Reports to: AAC Board Chair and AAC Board of Directors
Location: Atlanta, GA
About Atlanta Autism Consortium
Connecting Atlanta Autism Communities: Doing Together What No One Organization Can Do on Its Own.
The Atlanta Autism Consortium, Inc. (AAC) is a Georgia Non-Profit, tax-exempt, Corporation under Section 501 (c) (3) of the internal Revenue Code. The AAC is dedicated to connecting individuals and organizations around autism, sharing diverse perspectives and developing effective partnerships.
The AAC brings the spectrum of perspectives and interests concerning autism together in a safe and constructive environment. We aim to foster better understanding and cultivate multifaceted collaborations among the wide variety of autism community stakeholders in the greater Atlanta area, including researchers, clinicians, educators, advocates, families and individuals with autism. The whole of Atlanta’s autism efforts is greater than the sum of its constituent parts, thanks to the efforts of the AAC.
We strive to sustain a vibrant consortium that fosters an active and effective Atlanta autism community, through our values:
- Collaboration: To accomplish more together;
- Diversity: To welcome constructive perspectives in a safe forum;
- Knowledge: To grow our collective understanding of autism in its fullness;
- Impact: To sustain positive contributions to all concerned.
About the Position
The Executive Director (part-time, approximately 20 hours per week) will continue to strengthen and develop the organization, our services and outreach into the community while providing for the growth of the organization and membership. The Executive Director works closely with, and reports to, an active Board Chair and the Board of Directors. The ED directs and administers all programs and operations in conjunction with Board committee leadership. The ED will also recruit for and supervise a part-time volunteer staff of one (a research and operations associate) in addition to engaging the Board of Directors to accomplish and realize the goals laid out in the AAC strategic plan. Together with the Board Chair, the ED serves as a spokesperson for AAC and represents AAC in the greater Atlanta community. This position is ideally suited for a person who is excited to lead and solidify a services-based organization and who is interested in having a measurable impact on the Atlanta autism community.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Strategic Planning – implements the organization’s goals outlined in the Strategic Plan and develops annual action plans and benchmarks in conjunction with the Board.
- Fundraising and Fiscal Management – together with, and leading the Board, develops, manages, and implements the fundraising and financial strategies of the organization; develops an annual budget for approval by the Board; oversees the management of all funds consistent with the organization’s accounting system. Trains board members on effective fundraising strategies and engages and partners with the Board in raising funds. Effectively researches, writes, submits, and manages grants and other funding proposals to support the financial stability of the organization. Manages and grows the membership outreach and tracking of dues.
- Board/Staff/Volunteer Leadership and Management – engages, motivates, develops, grows the Board of Directors and volunteer leadership team; hires, supervises and evaluates staff at the point when organization is ready to do so; coordinates work with the Board committee leadership, volunteers and partner organizations.
- Develops and ensures effective systems for operation and infrastructure of the organization to track progress and scaling of the organization. Regularly evaluates program components and services to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents. Leverages successes for increased funding and develops collaborative partnerships to connect successes to services. Systems and infrastructure includes, but isn’t limited to: IT systems, online and web management, fundraising, Board systems, etc.
- Program Development and Events Management – develops, implements and supervises programs, events, and services that are consistent with the organization’s mission and Strategic Plan and that meet the needs of members and the greater autism community. Includes: monthly educational programming, Special Interest Groups, and yearly Research Symposium.
- Community Relations, Collaborations, and Communications – develops effective working relationships and collaborative partnerships with the community (both within the autism community and larger Atlanta community) to significantly support and promote autism services, support, education, and research. Develops communication platforms via social media, e-newsletters, website, and other communication vehicles to promote AAC vision, mission, programs, and services.
- Advocacy – Along with the Board Chair and through management of Special Interest Groups, serves as the representative for AAC in the community; articulates and communicates the value of AAC’s services and advocates for the needs of the autism community.
- Conducts all business at the highest standard of integrity ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical.
- Other duties as needed or required.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, management, non-profit administration, human services or other relevant field or equivalent years of education/experience. At least 5 years management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
- Experience in and/or knowledge of the Atlanta autism community preferred, but not required.
- Demonstrated experience and ability to positively motivate, engage and develop a board of directors, staff and volunteers and build consensus to move the organization forward.
- Proven record as a successful fundraiser.
- Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.
- Visionary and innovative thinker.
- Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors, Special Interest Groups, and staff.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, social media, web communications and platforms. Familiarity with fundraising, membership, and accounting systems preferred.
Environment and Working Conditions
Normal inside working environment with non-traditional or work from home office arrangements and flexible hours arrangements. Ability to attend events during the evenings and weekends as required. Ability to sit at a computer for several hours a day. Must have access to transportation and be able to attend off-site meetings and events.
PT hours (approximately/up to 20 hours per week) with a flexible work environment (work from home in the greater Atlanta, GA area) and flexible hours arrangements. As this is a part-time, 1099 position, there are no health/dental/401K or other benefits offered. There is no relocation assistance available for this position.
Salary is up to $2,000/month depending on experience. Incumbent will be paid as a consultant and will receive a 1099 form at the end of each year.
How to Apply
Community Impact Solutions is heading the search for the Executive Director. Please forward a cover letter and resume to AACExecDir@yahoo.com with the title: AAC Executive Director in the subject line. Please include where you heard about the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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