Executive Director

POSTION:Executive Director
SALARY RANGE: $45,000 - $65,000
REPORTS TO: Board President
LOCATION:1100 UCP Parkway
Northport, AL 35476

AUTHORITY: The Executive Director is the chief executive officer and has supervisory authority over all employees of UCP of West Alabama, Inc. Direct supervisory authority may be delegated to department supervisors as needed.

PURPOSE: Provides direction and leadership in the development, enhancement and provision of services to meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities living in the UCPWA service area. Provides administrative and managerial oversight to the daily operations of the agency as approved by the Board of Directors and within required standards of local, state, and federal guidelines. This position requires a high level of independence and leadership.

•Works closely with UCPWA Board of Directors and other agency management staff
•Ensures that all staff adhere to mission statement and follow agency policies and procedures
•Demonstrates strong organizational, time management, and leadership skills
•Has the ability to multi-task effectively
•Works well with others and fosters teamwork within the agency staff
•Maintains adequate insurance for all agency, staff and board needs
•Attends required training and certifications within agency-required timeframes
•Has excellent oral and written communication skills
•Possesses excellent computer skills
•Maintains professional appearance and phone etiquette
•Represents the agency at various public events
•Has the ability to lift at least fifty (50) pounds
•Moderate travel required for this position

•Works with and provides leadership to the Board of Directors and staff to develop operational, intermediate and long-range plans in the development of all agency functions: board, fiscal, program, and fund development.
•Monitors and manages all aspects of programming, grants, and budgets for the organization and implements procedures and practices to assure fiscal and program accountability within the guidelines of local, state, and federal policies and procedures.
•Assists the board in the development of programmatic manuals and guidelines.
•Provides periodic reviews of staff performance and implements appropriate personnel actions (consults board chair and/or personnel team prior to HR actions that might put the agency's liability at risk).
•Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding agency organizational structure including staffing levels.
•Develop and maintain inventories of all facility assets and property.
•Maintains records of the organization including internal employee records, outside audits and reviews, financial records, contracts, etc.
•Participates in professional associations, nationally, statewide and locally.
•Executes contracts with various vendors and staff with the approval of the Board of Directors.
•Works with community organizations to promulgate effective services, maintain and enhance the quality of services and to encourage community interest and support of the organization.
•Promotes and encourages the participation of volunteers in the organization, its programs and services.
•Works with the Program Director, Development Director, and board members in fundraising and revenue generating efforts.
•Provides direct supervision to management staff and others as outlined in the agency organizational chart.
•Has fiduciary responsibilities for the agency.
•Develops an annual budget and submits to the Finance Committee to review and approve.
•Prepares grants and reviews grant applications and provides reports as appropriate.
•Leads the agency Management Team and serves on other agency teams as necessary.
•Serves on all board committees in an ex-officio capacity.
•Performs such other duties as assigned by the Board President

The above are representative of the level and kind of duties and responsibilities which are assigned to the executive director position. The incumbent may be asked to perform either temporarily or permanently other duties which are similar or related.

•Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in human sciences or business administration fields.
•Required minimum five years working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community settings.
•Extensive knowledge of Community Standards and Behavioral Services Guidelines used by the Alabama Department of Mental Health for certification of service agencies.
•Certification or licensing as may be required by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
•Valid Alabama Driver's license and proof of insurance coverage.
•Drug screening, TB skin test and criminal background check.


•More than five years of experience working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community settings, with preference for non-profit experience.
•Master's degree or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in one of the following: Public Health , Health Care Administration, Public Administration, Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, Business Administration, Nursing or other Human ServicesField.
•Understands and supports the mission of UCPWA