To advance Heritage's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Provide overall management of the Area Agency on Aging including community planning, legislative advocacy and funding for all aging and disability services in a seven county area. Develop programs, services and funding to meet identified service needs for older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Represent those above on community planning committees and agency boards of directors.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors and participate in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
Oversee and direct the preparation of the Agency's annual budget in cooperation with the Fiscal Director and Board of Directors/Finance Committee.
Develop culture of teamwork and transparent communication within the Agency and provide leadership in carrying out the agency's mission and daily functions.
Represent Heritage on or facilitate various committees, boards, events, and meetings at local, state and national levels.
Develop and maintain strategic partnerships on behalf of Heritage and the Board of Directors.
Evaluate and interpret the implications of public policy and governmental rules and regulations.
Be responsible for the agency, individual employee's and partner provider's compliance with policies, procedures, mandates, rules, and regulations.
Communicate and advocate for the needs of individual employees, programs, and the agency.
Supervise the performance of assigned staff and provide for their continued professional growth
Provide ongoing legislative and policy making advocacy at the state and national level and recruit and support a system of grassroots advocates.
Coordinate and administer the multi-year Area Plan according to the Older Americans Act and the Iowa Administrative Code in cooperation with Agency staff and partner providers.
Identify resource development for Agency development and initiatives to leverage innovative approaches that diversifies funding and program initiatives.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
Provide outstanding service to our customers (agency staff, subcontractors, volunteers, clients, and others) over the phone and in person.
Demonstrate consistent and regular attendance at work.
Be a self-motivated, energetic, and creative individual with strong leadership and organizational qualities, professional appearance, positive attitude, and a commitment to detail and accuracy.
Demonstrate a high degree of independent judgment, initiative, organization, problem-solving skills, and conflict resolution skills.
Be able to supervise and mentor staff.
Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
Possess a working knowledge of governmental funding, program management, and human service programs and be able to interpret governmental rules and regulations.
Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the aging network, community resources, programs, referral procedures, eligibility requirements, caregiving issues and techniques, and other aging issues.
Be able to effectively utilize technology and computers including, but not limited to, office equipment, word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, driving/travel, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
Completion of a bachelor degree with minimum of 10 years' experience in nonprofit management network, or other human services field, or
Completion of a master's degree with a minimum of 5 years' experience in nonprofit management, or other human services field.
Experience working in a non-profit setting and supervising staff.
Knowledge in Fundraising and Development.
Understanding of Federal and State grants and reporting.
Experience in collaborating with the community to identify new opportunities and advocating with elected officials.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Valid Driver's License and transportation.
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