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Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California
Special Announcement from The Arc California Board of Director:
week The Arc California did not publish the MMM but instead made a
special announcement that our executive director Tony Anderson will be
moving on to a new job in the California developmental services system
to become the next executive director for the Valley Mountain Regional
Center (see more on this here).
As I stated in our announcement, "rest assured that The Arc California,
the state's oldest and largest parent and family run membership
association will carry on our tradition of unyielding advocacy for all
people with IDD." To that end the volunteer leadership met and we've
begun our transition process that so far includes the following initial
Longtime advocate and leader on local, state, and national level, Tim Hornbecker (Professional Biography)
will begin to transition into the role of Interim Executive Director to
lead the recruitment process and ensure The Arc California continues
with all its major initiatives.
formal transition plan will be created to continue with the MMM, Public
Policy Conference, Lanterman Coalition, Legislative Advocacy, and many
of the other major initiatives of The Arc California.
member leaders will be relied upon even more to represent our
association's positions and interests in the public policy environments
we operate in regularly.
we'll meet weekly for transition plan development and recruitment. We
hope to have a full job description and recruitment process announced by
next week but before that we'd like to reach out to our community and
learn more about how you feel about the current activities of The Arc CA: Survey Monkey. Also, if you'd like to submit your resume and a cover note to us now we will take them at: email@example.com.
President of The Arc California
Monday December 5, 2016
be participating in the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Quality Assessment Project Advisory Group from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at
DDS Headquarters, 1600 Ninth Street, Room 360, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The advisory group will get the new "National Core Indicator California
Adult Consumer Survey: Developmental Center Mover and Lanterman
Developmental Center Mover Report for FY 13/14 (M4/L4)" and discuss the
findings. Additional information regarding the Quality Assessment
Project can be found at http://www.dds.ca.gov/QA/index.cfm.
Sacramento several legislators will swear-in for the upcoming 2017-2018
legislative session. One of our policy champions, Senator Jim Beall
will have a public Swearing-in reception 2:30pm-4:00pm at Downtown &
Vine (1200 K Street #8, Sacramento, CA 95814). To RSVP please contact
Connie Sanders Emerson at Connie@sandersemerson.com. Check your representative's office for scheduled swearing-in events or receptions.
Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust will be hosting the 85th Annual
Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting at 5 pm on the West Steps of the
Capitol. The public is asked to bring nonperishable foods for the
Sacramento Food Bank. In keeping with tradition, a child with a
developmental disability will assist in the ceremonial "lighting" of the
Christmas tree (decorated by artists with developmental disabilities).
This year twins, Alex and Alan Rosales from the South Central Los
Angeles region will be the honored guests (they will be available, with
their parents, for media at 10:15 am on the West Steps).
Tuesday December 6, 2016
will be a public meeting "to address concerns over the result of the
recent presidential election and the potential impact on our system."
The meeting will be at 6 pm at the Westside Regional Center, 5901 Green
Valley Circle, 3rd Floor Danneker Boardroom, Culver City, CA 90230 For
more information please call (310) 258-4063. Click here for more information.
Anderson, The Arc CA Executive Director, will be attending The Arc
Ventura County's Annual Awards Luncheon at the Spanish Hills Country
Club in Camarillo. During the event The Arc Ventura will install its
officers and honor their participants and community partners. This year
the Hazel Kay Benefactor Award, "given in recognition and appreciation
of extraordinary efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals
with intellectual and developmental disabilities," will go to Mr.
Sacramento Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of SCDD will be meeting
from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 2033 Howe Avenue, Ste. 160, Sacramento,
CA 95825, 916-263-3085 (Click here for Sacramento RAC Agenda & Packet).
The meeting will cover a Special presentation by Christina Elliott,
MPS, Executive Director, CalABLE Board on the CalABLE Act and a
presentation by Dr. Tony Simon, PhD, and Kathy Angkustsiri, MD, of the
UCD Mind Institute, on 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, "a disorder caused by
the deletion of a small piece of chromosome 22."
Wednesday December 7, 2016
The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)
will be meeting from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Department of Social
Services, 744 P Street, Room 1031, Sacramento, CA 95814 (Teleconference:
1-800-369-3198, Passcode: 7652286). The committee meeting will include:
(1) Joint Implementation Panel to Increase Employment of People with
Disabilities in State Government Panel, (2) Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act Implementation, (3) Youth Leadership Forum Budget and
Living Options, a Sacramento region supported living services provider
will have their annual holiday party and celebrate the amazing
contributions and good work of their founder and statewide advocate and
parent Joan Schmidt. The Arc California sends our appreciation for this
trail blazer mom and community provider and wishes her the very best.
Thursday December 8, 2016
State Executive Directors of The Arc will be meeting from 10 am to 11
am to discuss a variety of national policy issues potentially impacting
people with developmental disabilities under the new administration and
new congress. Later in the day our national policy staff will hold a
conference call to inform the members throughout the network of the
national policy issue and possible state implications.
Executive Committee of The Arc California chaired by president Richard
Fitzmaurice will be meeting every Thursday for the remainder of the year
in preparation of a smooth leadership transition for our association.
Conference Planning Committee, co-chaired by Betsy Katz and Pat
Hornbecker will be meeting every week and will roll out the save the
date announcements and registration information for the 10th
Annual Public Policy Conference scheduled from March 26, 27, and 28,
2017. To view last year's conference visit our conference webpage: http://thearcca.org/55.html
Friday December 9, 2016
The Lanterman Coalition
will be meeting from 1 pm to 3 pm in Sacramento to continue it's work
on establishing a shared initiative to focus our advocacy across all
stakeholders in the developmental services system. Prior to the meeting,
the coalition will have a celebration lunch in recognition of the
outgoing chair, Tony Anderson. Last week the coalition accepted Tim
Hornbecker as the interim chair of the coalition.
THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION: Public Policy Reports
week kicks off with the swearing-in of legislators, a few press events
on policy priorities of the leadership, and the annual tree lighting.
Legislators will be holding a press conference on the Cash Bail System
(click here for more information on the Cash Bail System)
stating it disproportionately impacts people who are poor and is costly
to tax payers. Other legislators will be meeting publicly to "recommit
to protecting the California immigrant population. Many legislators will
swear-in in the capitol building and many others will have swearing-in
receptions which may be a good chance to welcome them into the next
session either by attending their events or sending them a message by
phone, email, social media whatever works for you. Here are the
resources again for their contacts:
DC - The Arc's employment program, The Arc@Work, is pleased to announce
it has received a $245,000, one-year grant from the Walmart Foundation.
This funding will be dedicated toward developing innovative programs
that place people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(I/DD) in competitive, integrated employment within their communities.
research indicates that 85% of people with I/DD are unemployed. The Arc
is working with the public and private sectors to change this reality
and offer an opportunity for people with I/DD to obtain meaningful
career opportunities alongside people without disabilities on an
unprecedented scale. New developments include a government directive to
hire 100,000 employees with disabilities as well as updated regulations
for federal contractors. As a result, the federal government and more
than 45,000 contractors that include many Fortune 500 companies are now
seeking employees with disabilities like never before. Unfortunately,
this current demand cannot be matched by existing workforce systems that
support the I/DD community. And without a strong, unified pipeline in
place, this population will not benefit from these new guidelines as
much as other disability groups.
far too long, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
have been relegated to the margins of the working world. Along with
private initiatives, new government regulations promise to dramatically
increase the number of people with disabilities placed alongside of
people without disabilities in integrated, competitive environments. The
support from the Walmart Foundation will allow The Arc to build a
system that will transform the existing pool of talented candidates with
disabilities into productive employees," said Peter Berns, CEO of The
Arc@Work is well-positioned to tackle this challenge, as it has the
expertise and resources to harness the current social, political, and
philanthropic energy behind workforce development efforts for people
with I/DD. For this particular project, The Arc@Work will utilize
existing infrastructure, as well as tap sixteen chapters of The Arc to
create an increased number of corporate hiring opportunities. Ultimately
this model will connect well-qualified job seekers with I/DD to local,
regional, and national employers. The chapters that will be involved
include UCP Seguin (IL); The Arc of the Midlands (SC); The Arc of
Spokane; The Arc of Anchorage (AK); The Arc of Montgomery County (MD);
The Arc of El Paso (TX); The Arc of Monroe County (NY); St. Louis Arc
(MO); The Arc of Chester County (PA); Berkshire County Arc (MA); Star,
Inc. (CT); The Arc of North Carolina (NC); The Arc Davidson County and
Greater Nashville (TN); VersAbility (VA); The Arc of Bristol County
(MA); and ADEC (IN), each of which will receive an average sub-grant
award of $10,000.
of these chapters currently offer high-quality employment services for
people with I/DD, such as job development, job coaching, as well as
skill-building opportunities like preparation for interviews and resume
development. Under their guidance, people with I/DD will receive support
to secure competitive employment in their communities. Additionally,
over the project period, the chapters of The Arc will strengthen their
capacity to place people with I/DD into integrated, community-based
employment by developing or deepening partnerships with local, regional,
and national employers during the project period. Local, regional, or
national employers will be able to improve their ability to successfully
employ people with I/DD as a result of their partnership with The Arc.
grant is an example of the Walmart Foundation's commitment to modeling
one of our core values - Respect for the Individual, "said Carol May,
Program Manager of the Walmart Foundation. "We desire to see communities
empower all individuals to reach their full potential."
Arc advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities (I/DD), including Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. The Arc has a
network of over 650 chapters across the country promoting and protecting
the human rights of people with I/DD and actively supporting their full
inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes
and without regard to diagnosis.
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing
to reach out to diverse communities," said Mary Gonzales from Chicago,
national board member for The Arc of the United States. She and fellow
board member, Kelley Piacenti from New Jersey, challenged local chapters
to send more families to The Arc national convention representing the
diversity throughout our country. A special breakfast was held and The
Arc of California and local chapters sent their representatives, along
with other minority advocacy organizations. They were asked about their
expectations, with a follow-up attendee survey as to whether those
expectations were met.
responding to those expectations and interests, The Arc of California
will be attending a meeting on January 12, 2017 in Los Angeles with
Fiesta Educativa (Irene Martinez, CEO) and the Exceptional Family Center
(Grace Huerta, CEO). Our key focus will be to develop a strategy to
address the inequity in services being provided folks who speak
something other than English (immigrants, refugees, etc.), with a
similar organization serving the Chinese community also invited,"
according to Mary Gonzales.
let me know if you would be interested in attending this meeting, or
hosting a similar strategy planning meeting in your area.
week we are highlighting the federal government's announcement for the
information campaign on the importance of healthcare coverage. As
mentioned previously the incoming administration and leadership in
congress has identified health coverage as an important and priority
policy arena and this could be a good opportunity to express to the new
leadership what you like and need in caring for the health of you and
week, Secretary Burwell announced the #CoverageMatters campaign to
collect stories from consumers across the country about how the
Affordable Care Act has benefited them and their families. With over 20
million people with coverage under expanded options, there are many
people who are thankful. Share (and encourage consumers to share) their
story via the hashtag.
#CoverageMatters campaign is for anyone to share how their health
coverage is stronger under the ACA. We want to hear from the 150 million
Americans with employer coverage who no longer have to worry about
lifetime or annual limits. We want to hear from the millions of
Americans we now benefit from coverage under Medicaid expansion. And we
want to hear from Americans who have benefited from protections
prohibiting discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions
and those who have taken advantage of no-cost preventive care, such as
annual wellness visits and contraceptive care. Maybe coverage means you
finally got that check-up you've been putting off. Maybe it means you
could breathe a little easier because your daughter and grandson are now
covered by Medicaid. Maybe it means your parents can save some money on
prescription drugs since the Affordable Care Act began closing the
Medicare Part D "donut hole." Or maybe it means you could finally take
that business idea and run with it, knowing that you weren't tied to a
job just to stay covered.
SAMPLE KICKOFF POSTS
There are millions of stories, but each one is unique. Tell us why #ACA #CoverageMatters.
Tell us why you're thankful for coverage using #CoverageMatters.
you worried about losing your Medicaid, Medicare, or HealthCare.gov
coverage? Tell your story. Tweet a video using #CoverageMatters
Peace of mind. Freedom. Security. There are a lot of ways to describe why #CoverageMatters. What's yours?
Finish this thought: #ACA #CoverageMatters to me because...
SAMPLE COVERAGE POSTS
Employer coverage: After the ACA passed, my employer dropped our annual limit and I breathed a sigh of relief. #CoverageMatters
Consumer protections: #CoverageMatters because millions of women like me can't be charged more...for being a woman!
Took a risk and started my own business. Thanks to tax credits through
the Marketplace, I was able to afford insurance #CoverageMatters
Medicaid: My state expanded Medicaid. Now more people have insurance and that's good for everyone. #CoverageMatters
national Disability Policy Seminar will be at the Renaissance Hotel,
Washington, DC. Every year we attend the conference to learn about
current national IDD public policy and visit our members of Congress
following the conference. To view last year's conference information click here.
March 26, 27, 28, 2017
Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference, Hosted by
The Arc and UCP California Collaboration at the Holiday Inn Capitol
Plaza Hotel, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Every year we sponsor
this IDD Public Policy conference to learn about current state policies
impacting our community and advocates visit their representatives in the
California Assembly and Senate. To watch last year's conference click here.
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
. . From a policy perspective, there are many unknowns for the new
administration. President-elect Trump has not provided detailed plans
for his priorities around health and human services (HHS), or long-term
services and supports (LTSS) at this time. Throughout his candidacy,
Trump proposed increases in certain types of spending, specifically
those around infrastructure development and military expenditures, that
would be offset from other areas. Proposals have included a 1% annual
reduction in domestic discretionary programs, which include the Older
Americans Act (OAA), the Social Services Block Grant, and other HHS
programs or a reduction in spending on programs that have not been
formally reauthorized and are instead kept funded through the annual
appropriations process. Until earlier this year, the OAA was an
unauthorized program that would meet this criteria for reduction. These
proposals are not firm, but should provide an indication of some of the
potential priorities and their impacts on HHS and LTSS programs.
we can extrapolate some ideas about potential actions regarding human
services, health care and LTSS from prior statements. During the
campaign the Trump team released its "Contract with America," which
included proposals for legislation, regulatory changes, and executive
actions that the Administration would undertake within the first 100
days of taking office.1 Among those proposals is legislation
that would, "Fully [repeal] Obamacare and [replace] it with Health
Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state
lines and [let] states manage Medicaid funds." This proposal has
similarities to the health care policy document "A Better Way" that
released by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan earlier in the year.2 . . .
By Carolyne Zinko, Karen de Sa, and Cynthia Dizikes
San Francisco Chronicle December 2, 2016
Francisco socialite Joy Venturini Bianchi has long been a striking
presence among the city's elite, soliciting donations and earning
accolades from fashion icons, philanthropists and politicians for the
cause she says propels her: helping people with developmental
disabilities. At a recent VIP fundraiser at Ghirardelli Square, Bianchi,
78, beamed in a silver-sequined dress and her signature oversized
eyeglasses as she received a state Senate resolution honoring her
"outstanding community service" and "high business ethics." Yet some
donors to Bianchi's 60-year-old charity have struggled with concerns
that their donations were misused, raising doubts they said were never
resolved. A Chronicle examination of the public financial records of
Helpers Community Inc. - known until 2015 as Helpers of the Mentally
Retarded - shows the $6 million charity indeed appears to have strayed
from its cause, pursuing questionable practices with scant oversight
from a small board that includes its director, Bianchi, and her longtime
friend. Over the last decade, filings to the Internal Revenue Service
reveal the nonprofit has done little charitable work while amassing
millions of dollars in assets and donations and generously compensating
Bianchi, as she travels to red-carpet galas from Beverly Hills to
Manhattan, appearing alongside celebrities such as Demi Moore, Gwyneth
Paltrow and Katy Perry.
mission statement defines its "most pressing and important goal" as
supporting quality residential care for the developmentally disabled.
But in the past 13 years, the charity has given nothing to residential
programs. And for a six-year period from 2003 to 2008, Helpers gave
nothing at all to any charitable cause, according to financial records.
Bianchi, meanwhile, has been paid far above the norm for directors of
charities. With base compensation of $193,828 in 2015, Bianchi earned
roughly $100,000 more than the CEOs of about two dozen similar San
Francisco nonprofits, according to a leading charity watchdog group.
Five accounting experts and a former bookkeeper for Helpers, who
reviewed 18 years of the charity's financial disclosures to the IRS at
The Chronicle's request, questioned Helpers' legitimacy as a nonprofit
and cautioned future donors about contributing.
absolutely appalling; it turns my stomach, actually," said La Salle
University Professor Laura Otten, who has advised the nonprofit industry
for 30 years. "In the nonprofit sector, we take money from people with a
promise. The farther we go away from the mission, the more eyebrows we
are going to raise." Based on The Chronicle's findings, the San
Francisco assessor's office is reviewing the property tax exemptions
Helpers receives as a charity. Bianchi and her board members defend
their organization, and dispute any notion they are mismanaging the
charity. They consider it "misleading" to characterize Helpers as
primarily a grant-making organization, saying their mission also
includes consultation and education. Bianchi's compensation is
commensurate with her duties, they said, and they believe it would take
three people to replace her. Bianchi works as many as 80 hours a week,
according to the board. . . .
Helpers granted nothing to any charitable organization until 2009, the
group's records show. Since then it has given about $405,000 - primarily
to purchase wheelchairs for people with developmental disabilities and
to fund Medical Missions for Children, a Massachusetts nonprofit that
finances surgeries to repair congenital facial defects in countries such
as Tanzania and Cambodia. Other funds have gone to a gardening program
for the developmentally disabled and a music program for rural children
in Washington state. Bianchi said Helpers has not given more to
charities because she has struggled to find suitable recipients. At some
residential centers for the developmentally disabled she has visited,
she said, she saw scenes that disturbed her, including one resident
spending all night sitting in a chair and others receiving too many
psychotropic drugs. "I went incognito for about four years traveling
throughout the U.S. trying to find facilities we could help," Bianchi
said. "It was very difficult to give money away." Asked why Helpers did
not give money to prominent residential programs for the developmentally
disabled in the Bay Area, such as those operated by The Arc San
Francisco, board members declined to comment. . . .
- A triumvirate of local nonprofits is combining forces to boost job
prospects for developmentally disabled adults. In Alameda and Contra
Costa counties, there are 8,000 to 10,000 adults 22 to 62 years old with
conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism and Down syndrome, said Will
Sanford, executive director of Futures Explored. His agency provides
life skills and work-related training to adults with developmental
disabilities. Statewide, the number is close to 90,000, and nationally,
it is 2 to 3 percent of the population, he said. But only about 10
percent have regular employment, a number that is pretty consistent
nationwide, he said.
a new venture between Futures Explored, East Bay Innovations and Contra
Costa ARC, seeks to improve on those numbers. The three organizations
serve about 2,000 clients, with 800 of them adults with intellectual and
developmental disabilities. The groups are working to boost prospects
for their clients by training workers, screening potential workers to
find a good fit with employers' needs and providing support once the
worker is hired. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is
enthusiastic about the contributions the half-dozen staffers sent her
way from East Bay Innovations have made. "It's a very busy office, but
we've had nothing but success with them," O'Malley said. She has people
with disabilities working as file clerks, in the truancy unit, in the
scanning division, in payroll, as assistants to branch heads and at the
front counter, helping the public, answering phones, delivering mail and
"a lot of ancillary responsibilities."
have a lot of different jobs, opportunities for people to make a
contribution and live independently," she said. The district attorney
has had interns rotating through three-month assignments and full-time
hires as well. "Not every person can fit into every job," O'Malley said.
Dealing with the public at courthouse windows, with the phones always
ringing, "can be very hectic," she said. However, workers from East Bay
Innovations are trained to support each other when they are working
together. They also have a "work coach who oftentimes is with them,
helping them process when stressful events happen." She told of how one
of her front-desk workers, Brianna, demonstrated an ability to keep her
composure when facing "a very agitated" customer who became increasingly
aggressive. "That's a time when Brianna needed to step away. She was
able to go into the break room and relax and compose herself," O'Malley
said. "My experience with our employees is, they go through a lot to get
here, do their job well and with pride," she said. They show "a
commitment to be a really great employee," on time and rarely absent,
very committed to giving opportunities to people who can do the job.
I'd really encourage employers to broaden their search," O'Malley said.
HireAble's three partners have placed clients in print shops, UPS docks,
as cashiers, dishwashers, porters, security guards and in retail.
"Historically, Safeway has been great," Sanford said, estimating that
intellectual and developmental disabilities workers may number as high
as 10 percent of its workforce, in food services, as janitors, landscape
workers and baggers. Amazon's Fremont warehouse has about 20 disabled
workers. "We're really looking at opportunities to build," Sanford said.
HireAble is targeting hospitals, medical services and long-term care
facilities as a growing area of employment where their clients would fit
in. "Hiring employees with IDD ( intellectual and developmental
disabilities) at the Children's Hospital shows our families that their
children with disabilities can grow up to be productive members of
society," said Susana Garcia, bilingual specialist and family faculty
host at the hospital. HireAble is funded by a three-year grant from the
Thomas J. Long Foundation. For more information, go to www.HireAble.org.
"We just encourage other businesses, don't close that door, because the
contributions made by these people is tremendous," O'Malley said.
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You shouldn't have to be personally affected by something to care about it.
Huffinton Post November 28, 2016
is an emergency plea to those upset about a pending Trump presidency.
I'd like to especially address intersectional feminists, radicals,
anarchists, socialists and others in the USA who are able-bodied and
drawn towards systems-level analysis and organizing for radical change.
People with disabilities and chronic illnesses will die under a Trump
presidency. Full stop. We will die because of him. This is an emergency
situation and we need emergency solidarity, immediately, from every
single one of you. Right now, many of us feel like you do not understand
the horror of this situation. Social justice activists, why is ableism
so often relegated to the periphery of your analysis? Many disabled
people feel right now that they desperately need you and can't find you.
Maybe it's the cultural lineage of eugenics and Social Darwinism which
has created an ableist norm, a veil of neutrality over what is actually a
system of domination. Maybe it has to do with an association between
disability awareness campaigns and a vague sense of apolitical softness
or even conservatism, as if caring about disability is not the job of
radicals, but the job of celebrity doctors, colored ribbon campaigns,
and concerned suburban moms. Or maybe it has something to do with a
sense of not being personally affected by disability.
shouldn't have to be personally affected by something to care about it,
but if helps, here's a reminder: Every single one of you could become
disabled or chronically ill at the drop of a hat, and you're going to be
living under Trump, too. [Trump's] oft-stated goal of virtually
dismantling Medicaid and Obamacare is perhaps the most brazen way in
which he will boot-stomp and kill disabled and sick folks. . . .
Arc of California posts job announcements in the Career Ladder section
every week because we would like to contribute to steering quality
candidates to professional positions that support people with
disabilities and we are trying to communicate to Direct Support
Professionals that there is a real "career ladder" in their chosen
Arc California, the state's oldest and largest membership association
for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their
families and community providers is seeking a new executive director.
This is our first notice of this recruitment and we are open to hear
from candidates and the community we serve about your skills that you
feel help our association advance full participation of our
constituents. Formal recruitment will begin next week but this week we
begin taking applicant letters and resumes. To submit for this position click here.
Legislative Director position is based in Sacramento and is part of the
team responsible for DRC's legislative activities in California. The
position reports to the Advocacy Director. The Legislative Director
provides overall direction to DRC's public policy activities with the
goal of increasing DRC's legislative presence. The position supervises
administrative direction, serves to assist the Agency Director and
Chief Operations Officer in the overall leadership activities of the
Agency, and to provide oversight and management to an assigned branch:
Social Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, or Administration.
The Assistant Directors oversee the development and implementation of
policies and procedures for branch programs in accordance with state and
federal regulations. Assistant Directors delegate responsibilities,
monitor assignments, ensure staff accountability and compliance, and
oversee information/communication functions. Assistant Directors direct
the supervision of other positions as assigned and encourage a
supportive work environment with open, honest, direct and respectful
communication. In the absence of the Agency Director, may assume
responsibility for the budget process, and the allocation of
infrastructure, information technology, and fiscal resources throughout
the Agency. Acts on behalf of the Agency Director or Chief Operations
Office in their absence as delegated.
ideal candidate will have a strong history of leadership in complex
behavioral health systems, quality assurance, budgetary and financial
management, grants administration, regulatory compliance, and working in
a collaborative labor-management setting. The candidate will have a
demonstrated track record of successful, strengths-based management,
possess excellent analytical and oral presentation skills, and the
ability to successfully communicate with a broad variety of
stakeholders. A demonstrated aptitude for data-driven quality management
is critical to success in this executive position.
Arc Maryland is seeking a new dynamic Executive Director to lead this
statewide organization, which is one of the largest grassroots
disability advocacy organizations in Maryland. The Arc structure
consists of ten local chapters located throughout Maryland providing
both direct services and advocacy and is affiliated with the national
organization. The Arc Maryland has been awarded Standard of Excellence
certification from the Maryland Nonprofits Association.
closely with the Director of Individual Philanthropy, the Manager is
accountable for planning and implementing sustainable fundraising
strategies and tactics for the individual giving program in conjunction
with The Arc's overall organizational objectives. S/he will identify,
cultivate, and solicit donors through a variety of philanthropic
channels including direct mail, online, acquisition, major donor and
federated giving. This position will require the ability to analyze data
to define program success and inform future strategy. She/he oversees
the implementation of a donor database for data entry and gift
processing. This position will communicate regularly with key donors,
including managing a portfolio of major gift prospects. S/he plays a key
role in the message creation and dissemination of all fundraising
materials. This position must be able to work in a collaborative team
environment as well as autonomously to meet fundraising goals.
Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) of the County of San Diego is
seeking online applications and resumes from highly qualified
individuals for the position of Director, Aging & Independence
Services (AIS) - Public Administrator/Public Guardian. Under the
administrative direction of the Director, Health & Human Services
Agency, this executive management position and will lead and direct the
planning and operations of Aging & Independence Services and the
Office of Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Public Conservator.
Duties include planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the
administrative and operational activities, and formulating and
administering Countywide policies. Salary: $140,000+ Depending on
position will share responsibility for reinvigorating and growing The
Arc's major gift and planned giving program with the Director,
Individual Philanthropy. The officer must have experience with
cultivation and closing planned and major gifts. S/he is responsible for
identifying, and managing relationships with planned giving and
high-capacity potential donors across the country. In addition, the
officer will be responsible for a portfolio of planned and major gift
donors. S/he possesses exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability
to interact effectively with donors and prospective donors. The officer
will have excellent organizational skills with particular attention to
systems, processes, and details, and possess the capacity to multi-task.
S/he will play a key role in the message creation and dissemination of
all planned giving materials. The officer must be able to work in a
collaborative team environment as well as autonomously to meet
fundraising goals. S/he will be required to travel throughout the United
States to meet with donors and prospective donors. This position is
based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director, Individual
the Association for People Supporting Employment First, is seeking a
dynamic manager and leader to become its next Executive Director. APSE, a
501(c)6 non-profit located in Rockville, MD, is a 3,000+ national and
international membership organization whose mission is to advance
employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities through
education and advocacy. APSE is a stable, 28-year old organization,
highly visible within its field and is healthy and growing. APSE has a
5-person staff and is governed by a 16 member Board of Directors. APSE
currently has an annual budget of approximately $1,400,000, generated
via membership dues and two national events, along with additional
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking qualified
candidates for the Council's Executive Director position. This is a
high-level position that is responsible for the operation of a federally
funded non-profit organization charged with implementing the federal
Developmental Disabilities Act in Florida. Candidates must possess
knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities, organizational
management, advocacy and public policy, personnel supervision, and
system planning, as well as a demonstrated capacity to manage a
non-profit organization with a multi-million dollar budget.
Assistant Director of Human Services position is focused on planning,
organizing, and overseeing department-wide operations and services;
ensuring operational compliance with state and federal laws and
regulations; seeking grant and other funding opportunities by promoting
departmental and county initiatives; and representing the Director in
the community including managing outreach campaigns to inform the public
of available services, attending community meetings, and actively
recruiting community members for advisory committees.
Executive Director, as the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for
the management and operation of all programs and services provided by
Contra Costa ARC, for implementing all policy decisions of the governing
Board, and for employing and supervising a staff whose dedication and
high morale creates a healthy working environment and produces quality
of service more than adequate to achieve Board objectives. S/he oversees
the administrative and fiduciary functions of the agency. S/he
represents the agency to the community, and builds strong relationships
with key stakeholders, agency staff, and the Board. S/he partners with
the Board in fundraising to support Contra Costa ARC programs. . .
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