President/CEO, disAbility Solutions for Independent Living, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL)

disability Solutions for Independent Living is located in Daytona Beach, Florida and is a midsize, not-for-profit organization authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, for the purpose of providing services in Volusia and Flagler Counties to individuals with disabilities regardless of age or the type of disability. The CEO is a salaried and full time position and is responsible for the following duties. 


  • Ideal candidates must possess strength in thinking, program and finance administration, and knowledge of disabilities and the Independent Living Philosophy.
  • The candidate must demonstrate the ability to forge strong relationships with the members of the board, the public and community partners.
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the agency as appropriate.
  • Prepare and submit timely reports, recommendations, and updates.
  • Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solves problems quickly, and communicates clearly.
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to manage time effectively and handle both internal and external conflicts.

Program/Operational Management

  • Monitor compliance with grants, contracts, regulations and the Statewide Plan for Independent Living including the preparation of performance reports and the maintenance of appropriate records.
  • Organize the development, implementation, and monitoring of all programs and services.
  • Research and promote program expansion through grant proposals from government, foundation and other private entities.
  • Maintain pertinent legal documents, policies and procedures, bylaws, financial statements, federal reports, minutes of the board meetings and other documents to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws.
  • Coordinate and staff board meetings and public forums, trainings for the community, community events, etc.
  • Assure that all meetings comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act to assure they are held in accessible locations, and reasonable accommodations are available to people with disabilities including materials in alternative formats and alternative modes of communication.
  • Conduct board member recruitment activities in collaboration with the Board Members to ensure diverse membership related to characteristics such as diversity of people with disabilities, geographic location, ethnic diversity, and members from diverse cultures.
  • Experience in overseeing quality assurance throughout the agency, establishing goals, objectives and timelines.

Finance and Resource Management

  • Experience in fundraising, grant writing and donor development.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer to prepare a proposed comprehensive budget and ensure adequate budgetary updates are developed annually or more frequently when required, and presented to the Board for review and approval.
  • Administer DSIL funds according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly financial activity.
    Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of DSIL.
  • Research funding sources to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
  • Oversee the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments.

Community Relations and Advocacy

  • Maximize the cooperation, coordination, and working relationships with the Centers for Independent Living, community groups, donors, and other Independent Living Organizations or disability entities to help achieve the goals of DSIL.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of DSIL and CIL’s to identify changes in the IL community.
  • Represent DSIL at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.
    Assist Board Members, staff and others in systems advocacy, community education, and outreach activities.
  • Provide information and referral services to person who contacts DSIL office.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate communication and public relations tools and efforts, including maintaining the website and publishing the annual report of DSIL.
  • Working experience with all disability rights laws and how to apply them with day to day operations of a consumer driven leadership.

Human Resources

  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and service delivery.
  • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right skills to help further DSIL’s mission.
  • Ensure all staff receives appropriate training.
  • Ensure all Board Members, staff and volunteers that have access to identifying information of consumers pass a Level II Background Screening and are registered within the VR Clearinghouse.
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.
  • More than 2 years supervisory experience for four or more employees.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Capacity to organize and prioritize multiple projects, while meeting deadlines.
  • Must have exceptional writing and verbal skills, including grant writing and public speaking.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Independent Living movement and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes and regulations affecting people with disabilities and required of the agency.
  • Working knowledge to update web sites.
  • Working knowledge of data and financial management software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google, QuickBooks, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Related Bachelor’s degree preferred or related working experience
  • 5+ years working in nonprofits
  • Experience in initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and services
  • Experience in networking and working with diverse populations
  • Detailed oriented, organized with strong follow-up skills to work with elected officials and nonprofit agencies
  • Ability to travel for meetings and conferences, with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Must be flexible with the daily work schedule, including occasional evening hours an overnight travel

Compensation: Salary is dependent on experience. Salary and benefits are open to negotiation.

Contact Information: Please email a cover letter and resume to

Closing Date: Deadline for submission is March 31, 2018

Please Note: This announcement is intended to indicate the kind of tasks required of the position. It does not limit or exclude other tasks not mentioned.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.