Do you get excited about removing barriers to success for people with disabilities? INARF's 74 member organizations serve more than 30,000 individuals across Indiana on a day to day basis with job opportunities, housing, training and development, community access, and other support services. Membership includes both nonprofit and for-profit disability services organizations ranging in size from small/local to large/multi-state operations. Disability services are serious business and INARF member organizations work together to deliver more effective services; advocate for policies and funding; recruit, train and develop staff, and identify business contracts that lead to employment opportunities.
The CEO promotes the mission of INARF by providing direct leadership to staff, board, and association members to meet the defined strategic, operational, financial, and public policy goals of the organization. The CEO must provide leadership to influence and negotiate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to positively impact the environment in which the members can meet their financial and service needs, primarily through public policy efforts.
The INARF CEO is also reponsible for overseeing the Ability Indiana Program, a preferential purchasing program that encourages state, county, and other units of government to purchase products and services from approved "State Use" vendors without competitive bidding to provide employment opportunities to people with disabilities.
The CEO serves as the public face of the organization to all stakeholders and constituents. The CEO must operate with the highest level of integrity, credibility, and professionalism at all times. INARF has a staff team of 13 and annual budget of $2 mil.
Ideal candidates will bring familiarity with disability services, government funding (fee for service, competitive bidding and performance-based contracting), collaborations, mergers, social enterprise, and P & L responsibility. Candidates will be well-rounded, experienced leaders with position(s) relevant to the work of INARF. Prefer established relationships with government, business, healthcare, and philanthropy. Candidates should bring most of the following skills/experience:
• Demonstrates a strong customer service orientation. • Familiarity with operations of a trade or membership association. • Understands the public policy process and the difference in roles and responsibilities of federal and state decision makers. Must be eligible to become a registered lobbyist. • Able to review and understand highly technical information (industry related) and interpret in a meaningful manner for stakeholders. • Proactive in anticipating changes in the operating environment and taking appropriate steps to address and respond to changes. • Demonstrates effective analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. • Able to analyze data and financial information, recognize trends, and make decisions. • Demonstrates strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills • Possesses effective supervisory and management skills. Can hold others accountable for performance. • Experience serving on a Board or reporting to a Board of Directors. • Required to travel approximately 30% of time, outside Indianapolis metro area, primarily within the State of Indiana, to meet with members, legislators, agency representatives, etc. May require overnight stays. Some travel out of state, e.g. to Washington, D.C. Will spend considerable time at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis during the legislative session.
Requires Bachelor's in relevant field; Masters or MBA preferred, substantial experience can be substituted. CAE helpful.
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