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Executive Director (Liberty Corner Enterprises)

Company : Liberty Corner Enterprises
Location : Asheville, NC

If you are a nonprofit manager who is passionate about serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), Liberty Corner Enterprises, in the beautiful and eclectic community of Asheville, NC, invites you to consider the opportunity to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). Liberty Corner Enterprises is a nonprofit organization serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Asheville and is accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership. The ideal candidate is a compassionate leader who will embrace the organization’s Person-Centered practice and have demonstrable knowledge of the function, philosophy, and advocacy of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The next ED is a highly effective manager who is energized by the idea of creating a working culture that encourages work-life balance, nurtures staff development and promotes an environment for authentic engagement and continuous learning.

The ideal ED is a visionary - one who will effectively assess the history and mission of the organization, evaluate the needs of the community, and cast a long-term vision for the organization to support the needs of the community and the people served through Liberty Corner Enterprises. Calm yet swift in crisis – this professional is a highly effective problem solver who is keenly aware of the importance and implementation of sufficient policies, procedures, and protocols for a service organization like Liberty Corner Enterprises. The Board desires an ED with strong financial acumen who can effectively navigate changes in state and federal billing including Medicaid funding impacting intellectual and developmentally disabled services, legislation that will change the service delivery and funding of programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities while ensuring understanding and compliance across the organization of these changes.

About the Organization:
Liberty Corner Enterprises, founded in 1987, supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Western North Carolina by providing Employment, Residential, and Community services and support. Our vision is to see people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best lives, make informed choices, and achieve their dreams.

Through our residential support services, we work with individuals to locate and secure housing that meets their needs – providing an opportunity for these individuals to have a place to call “home,” something everyone should be afforded. Through our Supported Employment Services, we empower individuals by helping them locate meaningful and competitive employment in our community. This process includes plan and resume development, job search and application assistance, interview training and practice, on-the-job training, job sampling/shadowing, and long-term vocational support.

Funded mostly through Medicaid Waiver funding, Liberty Corner Enterprises currently holds contracts with Vaya Health LME/MCO and Partners LME/MCO. These contracts enable us to provide a wide array of Medicaid services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For over 20 years, Liberty Corner Enterprises has been using the concepts of the Council on Quality and Leadership’s Personal Outcome Measures (POM) tool to provide individualized support to our members. POM is a person-centered discovery process which allows us to explore the presence, importance, and achievement
of outcomes with individuals while also exploring the unique support that each person needs to help them achieve those outcomes. We also utilize Person Centered Thinking and a variety of evidence-based therapeutic strategies when interacting with our members. In fact, the voice of our members is incredibly valuable to us. We aim to empower the people we serve, supporting each person to advocate and make recommendations to us regarding organizational rules and policies – ensuring that our Person-Centered approach is carried out throughout the organization. We offer training to organizations and companies about how to implement person-centered practices in their work.

About the Position:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED of Liberty Corner Enterprises is responsible for overseeing financial sustainability, administration, programs, public policy, and advocacy, executing the organization’s strategic vision, and ensuring Board participation. Managing the organization’s $4+ million annual budget and overseeing a team of 80 FTE staff, the ED will execute Liberty Corner Enterprises’ mission – Life, Community, Everyone - while ensuring quality service delivery that aligns with the mission, values, and goals of the organization.

The next ED will work collaboratively with the Board and the Executive Leadership team comprised of a Finance Director, Quality Assurance Director, Human Resources Director, and Operations Director in implementing the strategic vision and direction of the organization. With an office located in downtown Asheville, NC, the ED will establish and expand connections within the organization’s service area. A natural collaborator, the next ED will maintain and build upon the organization’s long-standing community partners and expand partnerships and resources for the people served by Liberty Corner Enterprises.

The ED of Liberty Corner Enterprises will have knowledge of and demonstrate enthusiasm for utilizing person-centered thinking and personal outcomes measures in their interactions both internally and externally.

The next ED will ensure that the policies, procedures, methods, and actions of the organization embrace a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and communicate the worth and value of both staff and people served.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree with extensive nonprofit (10+ years inclusive of time in leadership roles) experience or equivalent experience is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred with at least 5+ years in a human services-related field or management-related field (Public Administration; Business Administration; Human Services; Social Work; Public Law, etc.). The ideal candidate has experience with the IDD population, staff leadership, fundraising, DEAI initiatives, and managing multiple funding streams including federal and state contracts.

The next ED must meet the NC definition of Qualified Professional (QP). To qualify as a QP, you must be a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a human service field and have 2 years of full-time, pre- or post-bachelor's degree accumulated supervised experience with the IDD population OR be a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field other than human services and have 4 years of full-time, pre- or post-bachelor's degree accumulated supervised experience with the IDD population.

Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the ED is $88,000 - $115,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Liberty Corner Enterprises offers a generous benefits package that includes employer-paid life insurance, optional employee-shared vision and dental insurance plans, and supplemental AFLAC benefits; as well as PTO and 11 paid holidays.

To apply, please visit: and click on the Executive Director – Liberty Corner Enterprises, NC title. To learn more about the selection process, visit, select “Client Openings” and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.”

All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the organization’s Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants should apply by April 19, 2023. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on May 23-24, 2023. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to Liberty Corner Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.

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