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Executive Director - Recovery Community Organization

Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth
30040, Cumming
$70,000-$80,000 per year + Benefits
Closing date
Jun 11, 2022

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Executive / Senior Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
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Executive Director

Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth

The Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth (RCFF, incorporated 2016) is a registered 501©3 Recovery Community Organization in Forsyth County, GA. The Connection is an Addiction Recovery Support Center, operating as a d/b/a of RCFF. This position, Executive Director for RCFF, extends beyond the functions of The Connection and into all other RCFF initiatives. 

OUR MISSION is to empower wellness through recovery in Forsyth County via advocacy and peer-to-peer services. We believe everyone can recover. We believe sharing our stories of hope makes an impact in addressing the stigma associated with addiction. We believe that recovery is a chosen lifestyle and that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their pathway to recovery (faith-based, spiritual, skills-based, medication-assisted, counseling, all others). For our team of volunteers and recovery coaches, serving our community is not just “a job” but a passion. Many of us consider it a calling.  At The Connection, we strive to create a “home-like” environment where people can relax, have fun together in a non-judgmental way and feel safe expressing how they feel, regardless of where they are in their recovery. 

Executive Director Job Responsibilities:

The Executive Director reports directly to the Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth (RCFF) Board of Directors and is responsible for the operation of the RCFF including: oversight and accountability for all operations at the Center (The Connection); leading the organization’s management team; ensuring the consistent achievement of financial objectives for the nonprofit; being a steward of the organization’s culture; and delivering a high-quality service experience for the RCFF’s clientele and our employees.  In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is also responsible for the strategic direction of the organization. Most importantly, the Executive Director is the chief spokesperson for RCFF and is responsible for promoting a strong focus of advocacy and relationship-building within the local community.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Participates with the board in charting the course of the Addiction Recovery Support Center known as The Connection.
  • Recommends policy positions concerning administrative policies, and other policy matters.
  • Works with the board to conduct strategic planning sessions that identify opportunities to meet emerging trends, key opportunities, known and unknown challenges, and community interest/needs in support of the mission and vision.
  • Provides leadership development opportunities and empowers staff to achieve individual and organizational goals through the management, selection, development, coaching, and evaluation of staff and performance
  • Promotes a diverse work environment in alignment with the RCFF mission and vision.
  • Works with the financial officer to develop and implement consistent inventory and cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
  • Ensures compliance with public sector funding agencies.
  • Oversees and reports to the Board of Directors  the organization’s results  including timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, variances, and performance trends.
  • Coordinates with the financial officer to lead annual budget reviews, monthly and quarterly reviews, and periodic forecast updates with operational and senior/executive staff.
  • In collaboration with the leadership team, oversees business systems to ensure an effective and sustainable infrastructure Approves major program implementations related to cost and relevance to the mission of RCFF and The Connection.
  • Ensures that services and funding relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.
  • Promotes the integration of The Connection and other RCFF initiatives in the community by using effective communication and public relations skills. 
  • As the spokesperson for RCFF, communicates with staff and volunteers to improve service and to generate community involvement with The Connection.  
  • Cultivates and promotes strong, positive relationships with the community donors, sponsors, funders, potential supporters, and other stakeholders and finds pathways for future collaborative working relationships to meet goals.
  • Maintains the culture and a healthy, positive, and safe workplace at The Connection and other RCFF sites.

Qualifications / Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passion for, and working knowledge about, recovery and peer-support services.
  • Demonstrates leadership and management skills including the ability to lead in periods of ambiguity.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to take initiative and empower other team members to do the same.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform and respond in high-stress situations associated with fast growth and related fundraising responsibility at The Connection and all other sites.
  • Ability to handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and to make rapid decisions regarding administrative issues and resolve problems.
  • Ability to establish strong and appropriate supervisor relationships.
  • Ability to develop smooth and constructive relationships with executive colleagues, and outside agencies, organizations, and individuals.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule to meet various demands of executive management in the Center.
  • Ability to convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the Center.
  • Strong understanding of governance and experience reporting to or working closely with a Board of Directors.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Strong change management skills and experience managing during periods of organizational change and growth. 
  • Excellent conflict management and de-escalation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to promote a highly collaborative, team environment.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; 5 years experience in an equivalent or relevant field considered.
  • 5 or more years of management or supervisory experience.
  • 3 years of experience in Business Administration; role within a non-profit organization preferred.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Prolonged periods of standing while speaking and working events.
  • Must be able to lift to 15 pounds at times.
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