Description

Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Part Time

Pay Range: $21,600-$27,600
Organization's Mission: The Disabled Rights Action Committee (DRAC) is a small nonprofit that has operated in Salt Lake City Utah since 1991. The organization (1) works to establish equal rights for people with disabilities through enforcement of federal and state laws, and (2) operates a case management program through the Utah New Choices Waiver. DRAC advocates for legislative action and other measures to improve accessibility throughout the state, with an emphasis on fair housing, accessible transportation, and community-based care. Our case management program helps individuals with disabilities move from institutional settings into integrated community-based environments.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Position Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization and all aspects of the organization’s operations. This is currently a 25-hour per week part-time position, with the potential to become full-time as additional funding becomes available. The hours for the position are flexible, and some work can be completed from home. Our ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and talented individual who is committed to our mission and is interested in helping to grow our program.
Primary Responsibilities: Key responsibilities include 1) resource development and maintenance, 2) agency and program planning, 3) community engagement and public relations, 4) personnel management, and 5) fiscal management.

Resource Development and Maintenance:

1. Research and prepare grant proposals, reports, and other funding applications.
2. Develop and maintain a donor base for both monetary and non-monetary resources.
3. Work with the board of directors on fundraising events and activities.

Agency and Program Planning:

1. Meet weekly with board members and staff to discuss projects and priorities, inform others of relevant activities of the organization, and review expenditures.
2. Oversee and implement programs that carry out the organization’s mission; oversee organization and program compliance with established policies and procedures.
3. Develop, implement, and maintain tracking systems for volunteer and caseload files.
4. Develop and initiate strategic plans to establish agency goals; review program progress and compare to goals and objectives; prepare annual program reports.
5. Ensure that all necessary forms are filled with the appropriate agencies for necessary permits, memberships, licenses, etc.

Community Engagement and Public Relations:

1. Work with relevant local, state, and federal officials to achieve advocacy goals through conferences and meetings.
2. Serve as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, media representatives, and the general public.
3. Coordinate and engage with local nonprofits and businesses to achieve shared goals.

Personnel Management:

1. Oversee the day-to-day operations completed by our current team of four staff members.
2. Oversee the ongoing hiring and retention of competent and qualified staff members.
3. Oversee volunteer recruitment, training, screening, and supervision.
4. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions and fundraising; provide all information necessary for the Board of Directors to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Fiscal Management:

1. Provide fiscal oversight by overseeing an annual budget, operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining the organization in a positive financial position.
2. Coordinate and lead annual budget reviews; work with staff and accounting professionals to prepare and submit annual tax materials.
3. Work with staff to ensure that accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis; work with the treasurer to ensure that accurate financial reports are provided to the Board of Directors in advance of each monthly board meeting.
Desired Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in a relevant field (business, public administration, social work, political science, etc.)
• 1-3 years of related experience in the administration of a nonprofit or public service agency, including demonstrated experience in 1) resource development and maintenance, 2) agency and program planning, 3) community engagement and public relations, 4) personnel management, and 5) fiscal management
Benefits / Why Work With Us: We have a small but enthusiastic team, and we are growing as an organization. With your guidance and supervision, this job can grow to fit your ambitions for the future.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining relevant skills, experiences, and qualifications for the position to Karolyn Campbell at karolyn@disabledrightsutah.org. For accessibility requests or accommodations related to this application, please contact Emily Booth at emily@disabledrightsutah.org.
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Location: 231 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Information

Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Karolyn Campbell
Email: karolyn@disabledrightsutah.org
Phone: 801-685-8214