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Community Options Inc.
Princeton, New Jersey

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About Community Options:

Since 1989, Community Options has strengthened the lives of persons with developmental disabilities through the provision of support services to them and their families and communities.  Today, with over 6,000 employees and a budget of $220 million, Community Options supports more than 3,100 people each year providing supports to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injury challenges in 11 states. 

Mission – Community Options develops housing and employment for persons with disabilities

 

Programs: 

Community Options offers a wide range of services for children, families and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

  • Transition-Aged Youth Group Homes: around-the-clock support and life skills training for young adults aged 18 to 24 with intellectual and developmental disabilities - and often with co-occurring mental health challenges - who require specialized care and treatment with a focus on helping them prepare for independent community living.
  • Adult Group Homes: 500 homes that offer 24-hour support and individual growth opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in 11 states.
  • Supported Living: A support system for adults with developmental disabilities that provides opportunities to create their own living situation based on their needs and goals.
  • Employment and Day Inclusion: Supported employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in real jobs paying minimum wage or better; entrepreneurial businesses and Meaningful Day opportunities to join in activities and pursue dreams that enrich their lives, leading to increased independence and community involvement.

       

Responsibilities:

The VP reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is the executive designated full responsibility for the functioning, growth and development of fund raising and event operations.  The position oversees the budgets and regional team managing an annual racing event nationwide and other events.  The VP works collaboratively with all other agency departments.

 

Duties:

  • Oversee and ensure the high quality, prompt, efficient delivery and planning of an annual national multistate race using social media as well as other special events in accordance with our mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Participate in the overall management and leadership of the agency to achieve its mission in accordance with its values, as evidenced by participation in Senior Leadership Team and other meetings, relevant Board of Directors meetings, and other planning forums.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with existing and potential donors, government and foundation organizational development, and networks, key community personnel, and any other interested parties who interact with or may benefit people with disabilities supported by Community Options.
  • Exhibit fiscal responsibility by managing operations within budget guidelines and consistently working toward eliminating operating deficits.
  • Publicly and politically represent the agency and programs within designated authority.
  • Other special projects as assigned by the CEO.

 

Desired Traits:

The VP will be a visionary, forward-thinking leader with excellent management, planning, organizational and leadership skills.  Candidates should have outstanding and proven leadership qualities, as demonstrated by success in managing a complex, nationwide project preferably large scale.  The VP should have the capacity to cultivate and maximize community and corporate relationships.  Leveraging these relationships, this individual will have the ability to look both internally utilizing existing talent within the organization, as well as externally at the ever-changing landscape for potential growth opportunities.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build authentic relationships with staff and stakeholders will be valued.  The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated capacity for highly effective and transparent team leadership which supports a positive performance culture together with the ability to serve as a role model who champions performance initiatives.  The VP should have strong business acumen to make effective decisions.  

 

Excellent oral, social media, written communication and sales skills are essential as the VP will often represent Community Options to various constituencies.  The VP will be a collaborative problem solver with critical thinking skills, good judgment, and logical priority-setting skills.  The successful candidate will be a good listener who is accessible and who possesses the ability to adapt and respond effectively to change, while continuing to lead and mentor a team.  This individual needs to be a coalition-builder who can work on multiple levels with a wide variety of constituencies to implement programs and processes and facilitate change when required.  Valuing diversity, the VP will be able to develop strong rapport and have the ability to work with local committees, as well as with diverse staff.  This person will have an inclusive leadership style that endorses collaboration and open communication.  The VP will accomplish goals through motivation, the delegation of authority, and the use of systems that are designed for effective planning, evaluation and accountability.  A strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, a sense of compassion, and a sincere dedication to the mission and the people supported by Community Options will be strongly valued. 

 

Career Track for Position:

Candidates will have a minimum of three to five years of leadership experience in development, implementation of sales, national special event management, cold calling training, donor mining and relationship building. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership, planning and social media skills in creating and managing diverse teams of professionals and an understanding of remote management and oversight.  Experience with sales, as is the ability to assess trends in the marketplace.  The ability to apply sound judgment in complex decision-making situations is vital.  The VP will have a strong commitment for follow up and to roll up their sleeves to multitask and perform any function necessary to implement a successful operation.

 

EDUCATION:

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

 

COMPENSATION:   We offer excellent compensation and benefits with performance bonus.  

 

If interested, please click Apply Now or send resume to: Laura.Fisher@comop.org

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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