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Executive Director (The Arc of Tennessee)

Company : The Arc of Tennessee
Location : Nashville, TN

The Arc of Tennessee

JOB TITLE:  Executive Director                                                 STATUS:  Exempt

SUPERVISOR:  The President of the Board of Directors               DATE:  05/2023



The Executive Director is responsible for assuring that all services provided by The Arc of Tennessee meet the standards established by the Governing Board and that they are delivered within the approved budget.  The Executive Director manages all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the organization, serves as chief representative on legislative issues, and functions as the liaison between the staff and Governing Board of The Arc of Tennessee.


  1. Master’s degree in human services, public administration, business administration or related field preferred.  May substitute experience for education.  Minimum Bachelors’ degree required.
  2. Experience in organizational management functions including planning, budgeting, fiscal control, and supervision.
  3. Ability to understand characteristics of families and persons with developmental disabilities, service needs and programming.
  4. Ability to understand program evaluation.
  5. Ability to understand applicable rules, regulations, standard business practices, funding sources and contract development and management.
  6. Demonstrated skills in working with volunteers, agency professionals and elected officials.
  7. Demonstrated leadership in coalition building
  8. Knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and the disability field in general.
  9. Demonstrated skills in legislative and policy advocacy and working with elected and government officials.
  10. Computer literate.



  1. Advocates for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
  2. Leads the development and implementation of The Arc’s mission and its programs while maintaining compliance with fiscal, legal, and the organization’s policies.
  3. Provides information, support and resources to volunteer leadership necessary to ensure fulfillment of their financial and volunteer responsibilities to The Arc.
  4. Ensures fundraising activities promote opportunity for awareness and additional income.
  5. Establishes clear performance outcomes for the organization and aligns activities so that major goals and objectives of the organization are achieved in a timely manner.
  6. Ensures that appropriate programs and services are provided to The Arc’s Chapters consistent with priority needs and The Arc’s mission.
  7. Promotes excellence and creates a climate for motivation by role modeling behaviors that reflect trust, competence, vision, and inspiration.
  8. Establishes and maintains effective relationships and/or networks with professional and social service organizations, providers, governmental entities and other volunteer organizations.
  9. Builds and maintains positive relationships with the members, volunteers and staff of local chapters.
  10. Encourages innovation through involvement of others in planning or problem solving.
  11. Expands and upgrades knowledge and skills through on-the-job, program sponsored, or outside educational opportunities.
  12. Provides information and referral to individuals, families and chapters looking for services.
  13. Attends all board meetings and other meetings as requested.


  1. Develops and administers systems for data collection and reporting which support the organization’s mission; maintains appropriate data for measuring and reporting on progress against objectives and program milestones.
  2. Submits brief, periodic progress reports to the board and other reports as requested.
  3. Submits reports to all contracting agencies and other funding sources as required
  4. Ensures submission of invoices in a timely manner to collect monies to run the organization.
  5. Develops and maintains a yearly budget with the budget and finance committee.

Staff Supervision

  1. Supervise all employees working for The Arc of Tennessee using adopted personnel policies.
  2. Approves all staff recommended for employment with the organization.
  3. Plans, develops and prioritizes goals with a shared responsibility with staff utilizing each staff member’s abilities.
  4. Ensures job descriptions are created and reviewed periodically.
  5. Ensures performance planning sessions (goal setting) are conducted with each staff member working for The Arc.
  6. Provide day-to-day oversight of quality and quantity of work
  7. Coach and counsel for the purpose of professional development, problem resolution, or corrective action; and providing appropriate recognition when an individual exceeds job requirements.

Benefits:   The Arc Tennessee offers a generous benefits package to all its full-time employees.

How to Apply:  Apply via email including cover letter and resume to Ingrid Moody at

Applications due by:   June 1, 2023


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