Executive Director

POSITION:

Executive Director

INSTITUTION:

The Independence Fund’s mission is to support our injured and wounded veterans with the tools to achieve their independence and freedoms they have fought so hard to preserve. This mission is accomplished through two programs: The Mobility Program and The Caregiver Program. The Independence Fund’s Mobility Program provides disabled veterans the chance to get back outside so they can enjoy the outdoors through a variety of devices that include all terrain wheelchairs and adaptive bicycles. The Caregiver Program supports the heroes behind our nation’s heroes by providing national caregiver retreats. Focusing on small groups and time for pampering services, peer to peer support and respite, the caregiver is given a break from the stressful 24/7 role of military caregiving.

To date, The Independence Fund has assisted more than 2,463 veterans and caregivers, and has provided 1,613 all-terrain chairs to wounded veterans.

For additional information, visit The Independence Fund at http://independencefund.org.

REPORTS/RELATIONSHIPS:

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.  Reporting directly to the Executive Director are the Care Director, Development Director, Program Director, and Office Manager.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

  •          Lead the organization in accordance with bylaws, policies, and procedures.
  •          Provide leadership and supervision to the entire staff; delegate day to day operational responsibilities, as appropriate, to leadership team members.
  •          Participate on the organization’s Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and Board Committees.
  •          Lead the ongoing preparation, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the organization’s strategic plan and its measurable outcomes.
  •          Guide the fiscal, fund development, service delivery, staff development, and volunteer plans and activities; oversee the preparation of, and recommend, the              annual budget to the Board of Directors.
  •          Serve as the organization’s lead fundraiser for annual and capital giving.
  •          Engage with community partners, governmental agencies, media, funders, and other interested parties to further the mission of the organization; serve as the          “face” of the organization, both locally and nationally.
  •          Perform other duties as required or assigned by the Board.

REQUIREMENTS:

  •          Passion for, and knowledge of, issues related to veterans and caregivers; able to “speak the language” and demonstrate compassion for clients and staff.
  •          Inclusive leadership style that values input from staff, board members, and partners.
  •          Sound fiscal practices, effective supervision, and non-profit management, with an emphasis on strong fundraising leadership.
  •          Outstanding communicator who is able to articulate the organization’s mission and vision; inspire and influence others to support that mission and vision;              and effectively communicate with diverse audiences using multiple mediums.
  •          Strategic visionary with the ability to be the out-front leader who looks at the big picture regarding partnership with other organizations.
  •          Able to develop, implement, and evaluate strategic plans, operational procedures, and measurable outcomes.
  •          Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  •          Minimum five years of applicable leadership and management experience.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, including a competitive base salary and benefits.

For additional information contact

ExecDirector@colemanlew.com

704.377.0362