Executive Director

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Job location
64 N. Main St., Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Disability Rights Center-NH
Street address: 
64 N. Main St., Suite 2
City: 
Concord
State: 
New Hampshire
ZIP: 
03301
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Executive Director
The Disability Rights Center of New Hampshire (DRC-NH) seeks an Executive Director to lead our dynamic advocacy organization as we continue our mission to identify and eliminate the barriers people with disabilities face in exercising their civil, legal and human rights. The Executive Director will lead the organization as we work towards an improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities, their families and our community as a whole.

High Priority Roles of the Executive Director
To serve as the primary public face of DRC-NH with the disability community, the media, public officials, and the community at large and to represent the organization in its various local, state, and federal networks. 
To effectively manage the valuable work of the DRC-NH by supporting and sustaining our advocacy staff and effectively overseeing our finances and organization.
To lead efforts to secure our current revenue sources and explore and pursue diverse, additional revenue sources including grants and an array of other sources. 
To lead the organization in setting priorities and in planning and pursuing creative strategies for addressing future challenges to our constituency and our organization. 
To collaborate with an array of partners including private law firms in efforts to advance disability rights and opportunities. To support an engaged Board of Directors in carrying out its responsibilities to the organization.

Requirements: 

A lawyer, or non-lawyer with an advanced degree in an area relevant to DRC’s mission who has worked with lawyers in a justice-oriented organization. Demonstrated commitment to DRC’s mission, our multi-faceted advocacy approach and our egalitarian and team oriented workplace. Demonstrated commitment to civil rights generally and specific experience working with persons with disabilities in ways that demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, autonomy, equal access and full participation in community life. Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate trust, respect, collegiality, inclusivity, flexibility, capacity to motivate, and skill in communicating with a range of audiences and stakeholders. Management experience with staff supervision, budget development, financial oversight, grant and contract compliance, and strategic and priority planning. Experience with and commitment to shaping and expanding organizational fund-raising capacities. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other community organizations and people. Experience working effectively with boards of directors and with community organizations and people.

To apply: 

Applications must include: (a) a letter expressing your interest in the position, your qualifications, and how you might contribute to the future of DRC-NH; (b) a current resume including the names and contact information of three references.
Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format and emailed to: Lynne Clay at [email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 16, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, September 16, 2016