Employment

Employment Opportunities

The chapters of The Arc of Florida are independently owned and operated, and as such, handle all employment inquiries themselves.  If you wish to seek employment with one of them, please feel free to use our chapter locator page and find the contact information for the closest chapter to you.

If you should have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 1.850.921.0460 or via email at info@arcflorida.org.

New Career Announcements:

Job Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

The Arc of Florida is an organization founded in 1957 with over 30 statewide Chapters serving people with diverse disabilities. Working with local, state and national partners, The Arc of Florida advocates for public policies and high quality supports for individuals with diverse disabilities to be fully included in all aspects of their community. As the most recognized, trusted and comprehensive resource for people with diverse disabilities, The Arc of Florida connects individuals, families, service providers and state leaders to ensure that all people have the same opportunities for education, work, recreation and lifelong services and live as valued members of the community.

Position Summary

The President, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, is the administrative agent to manage and direct the day to day activities of the corporation. The CEO is responsible to the Board of Directors for the implementation of policies and programs approved by the Board of Directors, the ultimate purpose of which is to improve the general welfare of all persons with diverse disabilities.  The CEO will represent the agency as its President, Chief Executive Officer in all dealings with other organizations, individuals, and the general public. The CEO shall act as the lead liaison to all Arc Florida affiliates, federal, state, and regional agencies that plan for, and/or budget, or make rules for supports and services for persons with diverse disabilities. The CEO is responsible for the day to day operations and performance of the organization and implementing the organization’s Strategic Plan.

To view the full position description, please click the following link: https://morancompany.com/current-searches-president-chief-executive-officer/

Please direct all questions regarding this position to The Moran Company at  (913) 766-1952 or www.morancompany.com


Job Title: Advocacy Liaison

Position Objective: To support the Vision of The Arc of Florida: As the most recognized, trusted and comprehensive resource for people with diverse disabilities, The Arc of Florida will connect individuals, families, service providers and state leaders to ensure that all people have the same opportunities for education, work, recreation and lifelong services and live as valued members of our community.

Position Supervised: Research VISTA

Responsible to: CEO

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Establish and implement Advocacy initiative to include develop0ment of policies, procedures and operational protocols.
  • Plan, organize and lead stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Provide Information and Referral services to families, self-advocates, and professionals.
  • Develop and implement a statewide Advocacy hotline.
  • Develop information and resource materials for dissemination through website and other modalities.
  • Organize and provide ongoing assistance and support to state self-advocate group.
  • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen connections with families and the Arc of Florida.
  • Develop and present training for Families, Individuals with I/DD, and Professionals.
  • Represent the Agency in community advisory boards, meetings, and collaborative partnerships as assigned.
  • Promote statewide advocacy services to affiliates and others.
  • Write and manage grants.
  • Manage budget provided for advocacy.
  • Support Arc Florida meetings at the direction of the CEO or designee.
  • Provide research support to include best practices and emerging trends. Supervise the VISTA position.
  • Monitor regulatory and public policy developments and inform Arc leadership and other stakeholders of details and expected impact.
  • Engage with policy makers and Executive branch decision makers as part of the public policy advocacy team for the Arc of Florida.
  • Assist Arc members and other stakeholders in being effective advocates with community and political leaders.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
  • Two years of experience working in the field of I/DD, or Parent/Caregiver for an individual with a developmental difference.
  • Excellent communications skills, presentation and training skills, grant management, budgeting and supervisory experience required.
  • Experience writing and managing federal grants.
  • Experience working with presentation, office and data base software required.
  • Knowledge of systems, services and supports throughout the lifespan of those with I/DD

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@arcflorida.org by February 5th, 2021.


Victory Living Programs

 Job Title:  Executive Director

Reports To:  Board of Directors

Job Summary:  The Executive Director provides general direction and staff support to execute the policies set forth by Victory Living Programs (VLP) Board of Directors.  The position is responsible for the organizational strategy, program development, contracts, financial performance, staffing, business systems, community image and general management of the organization.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Ensures that VLP’s operations and strategic plan fulfills the organization’s charitable purposes mission as approved by the Board of Directors. Develops and implements programs and initiatives related to the priority of issues targeted by the Board of Directors and community stakeholders.
  • Provides leadership in developing program and organizational plans with Board of Directors. Demonstrates quality analysis and judgment in program planning, implementation and evaluation. Plans the process to produce organizational goals and identify resources (grants, contracts, state funding, etc.)  Needed to accomplish goals.  Evaluates how well the goals and objectives have been met.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the organization has a strategy to achieve its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress. Maintains appropriate balance between administrative functions and programmatic activities. Disseminates information in a timely manner.  Maintains or facilitates corporate by-laws, meeting agendas, meeting minutes and project files.
  • Works closely with the Bookkeeper/Office Manager and the Board of Directors to prepare a budget. Operates VLP within set budget guidelines. Ensures sound financial performance of the organization through adequate control and accounting of all funds, including oversight of sound financial practices.  Supervises program and accounting administration and staff, preparation of organization for audits and appropriate programmatic and financial reporting to Board of Directors and other entities, including adherence to reporting requirements of grants and contracts. Ensures official records and documentation compliance and ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local reporting agencies.  Procures resources for maintenance of current strategies as well as for future goals.
  • Provides support and direction to the Board of Directors and committees of the Board. Works in conjunction with all Board officers and seeks Board input as appropriate. Provides full and timely information to the Board.  Works effectively with the Board as a whole.
  • Creates organizational systems for collecting, storing, and retrieving data that is required to achieve project outcomes. Gather, store, analyze and report on data collected in an organized, coherent format and/or supervise staff in this process.
  • Ensures positive community public relations. Serves as an advocate for VLP’s consumers to legislators, local government, the media, the community and other organizations.
  • Oversees all staff, contractors, and volunteers in executing their assignments.
  • Works with Angel’s Auxiliary to create and implement fundraising efforts
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of funding sources
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to promote consensus-building with diverse groups and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of issues pertinent to individuals with cognitive challenges or other developmental disabilities
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision
  • Must be proficient in office applications such as Word, Excel
  • Must be capable of compiling data and reports
  • Grant writing and management of grants.
  • Understand system development.
  • Understand policy and statute development in governmental systems as it relates to issues critical to VLP’s target population.
  • Understand the various components of social service sector.
  • Possess skill set necessary for effective integration of the health and human service delivery models.
  • Knowledge of advanced business skills, including, but not limited to: business plan development, marketing plan development, financial analyses and strategic planning.
  • Experience developing and operating within a budget (capital and operating).

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in an allied health profession, human services, health administration, education, business or related field of study is required.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing a non-profit, 5 years preferred.
  • Experience in nonprofit administration and financial management is also preferred.
  • Experience in working with community-based organizations/ systems, community assessments, local experience, knowledge of the community (or similar communities).
  • Experience in writing and managing grants preferred.

Licensure/ Certification

None required.

Office and Position Requirements

Work is in normal office conditions, though work in “the field” is also expected at times.  Travel throughout Broward County is required.  Occasional travel out-of-town is expected.

Please contact VLPExecResumes@gmail.com for further info or to apply.