Executive Director 8/25/2016

Prader-Willi CA Foundation Los Angeles, CA

Company
Prader-Willi CA Foundation
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29283094
AJE Ref #
575981600
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLY
* Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (Mandatory; Master's degree in related field desirable)
* Strong verbal and written communicate skills
* Ability to communicate in a positive manner with parents and professionals
* Experience working with people who have developmental disabilities (Mandatory)
* Experience working with people with PWS (Desirable)
* Experience in human services and/or nonprofits
* Minimum 5years supervisory experience
* Strong leadership, organizational, and computer skills
* Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (Mandatory; Master's degree in related field desirable)
* Strong verbal and written communicate skills
* Ability to communicate in a positive manner with parents and professionals
* Experience working with people who have developmental disabilities (Mandatory)
* Experience working with people with PWS (Desirable)
* Experience in human services and/or nonprofits
* Minimum 5years supervisory experience
* Strong leadership, organizational, and computer skills

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Upholds the professional standard as a representative of PWCF. Supports a positive image of PWCF, the national Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA-USA), PWSA-USA chapters, the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO), and works cooperatively with all PWS organizations
* Through all operations will ensure that PWCF's mission, values, and goals are represented and observed
* Assists in the development of policies and procedures that ensure PWCF's goals, operations, personnel, financial performance and stability
* Interfaces with other professional organizations, researchers, and coalitions that support or promote the interest of persons with PWS and their families
* Represents PWCF through all forms of communication in its relationships with its members, national, and international affiliates, donors, community, government agencies, professionals and similar groups
* Maintains positive, open, and supportive working relationships and communication in all areas
* Observes rules of confidentiality, both on the job and in the community
* Demonstrates initiative, good judgment, and good decision making skills
* Monitors daily events within PWCF and informs the Board of Directors on all important factors influencing it
* Maintains working knowledge of Prader-Willi syndrome and significant developments and trends within the field
* Participates in the discussions of issues presented at all Board of Directors meetings but is not a voting member
* Participates in efforts to raise the public's awareness and understanding of PWS
* Participates in efforts to disseminate accurate information about PWS by distributing informational and educational materials and submitting articles or items of interest to the newsletter
* Oversees the development and programming of all PWS programs and services
* Oversees website maintenance
* Some travelrequired
* Represents PWCF with legislative efforts and advocacy
* Other dues and responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors

_SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES_

* Responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all paid staff, consultants, and volunteers
* Ensures that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place
* Maintains visibility and accessibility
* Works with Board of Directors and committee/program/activity chairpersons to recruit, coordinate and oversee volunteers for various activities and functions sponsored by PWCF

_FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT _

* Works with the Board of Directors to establish an annual Operating Budget for approval by the Board of Directors
* Monitors and reviews monthly expenses to ensure operation is within budget guidelines and that PWCF has adequate funds available to enable the organization to carry out its mission

* Works with the finance committee and treasurer to take the necessary actions to protect and enhance PWCF's investments
* Works with the Board of Directors to establish procedures and oversight in the development of professional fund raising and grant writing in order to improve overall fiscal stability
* Submits grant proposals to further broaden PWCF's financial resources
* Works with the Board of Directors to nurture and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

_MEMBER AND FAMILY SUPPORT_

* Acts as an advocate for persons with PWS and families in a variety of settings. Provides phone consultation to families, professionals, and persons with PWS. Makes referrals to community agencies, health professionals, and other support agencies as needed
* Assumes responsibility for assessment, planning, education, evaluation, and/or referral to appropriate agency for services needed by a family, provider, or person who has Prader-Willi syndrome
* Establishes protocol for identifying and supporting families of persons with PWS. Establishes procedures for securing and maintaining membership
* Collaborates with other professionals to educate, problem solve, and plan for quality services provided to persons who have PWS
* Participates in coalitions and/or committees that support the lifelong needs of persons with PWS
* Educates and informs legislators of the needs and concerns of people who have PWS and keeps membership informed of pertinent legislative issues of concern
* Responsible for ensuring the database is accurate and current in order to improve services to persons with PWS and those who support them, as well as for grant writing purposes
* Liaisons with committee chairpersons and event organizers to ensure that events, projects, programs are successfully executed

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1979 currently based in Los Angeles County, CA

SALARY:

Full time hours. Salary commensurate with experience, paid on semi-monthly basis

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:

Six (6) months

BENEFITS:

To be negotiated

EVALUATIONS:

Done on an annual basis and more frequently if needed by the Officers and Board of Directors.

EMAIL RESUME TO:

President@pwcf.org