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The Rome Group:

Executive Director

Executive Director

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Community Link


The Executive Director embraces the agency’s vision and core values and provides leadership to accomplish the mission of Community Link.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and general operations of Community Link and achieving the overall goals of the strategic plan as approved by the Board. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for leading COMMUNITY LINK in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s  mission   as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of COMMUNITY LINK, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support COMMUNITY LINK’s mission.

3) Organization Mission and StrategyWorks with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of COMMUNITY LINK’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that COMMUNITY LINK can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of COMMUNITY LINK’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible for providing development and coaching of direct reports that ensures an effective team achieves organizational goals.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  • Participates, collaborates and engages with other agencies to develop strategies that enhance programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities including advocacy at a state level as well as to stay abreast of changes from a state and federal level.


Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of approximately 150 employees in the areas of Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Production, Community Living Programs, Adult Day Programs and Infant Programs.   Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units.   Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or any other appropriate area; Master’s preferred.  Five or more years of related administrative experience in a successful social service agency or not-for-profit preferred.  This includes the supervision of staff; budget preparation and maintenance; public relations and funding development; program development, implementation, quality assurance and best practices.


  • Budget Management– budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
    Administrative-Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Leadership-Ability to convey a vision of COMMUNITY LINK’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors; ability to engage and motivate volunteers, donor groups, staff, board to fulfill Community Link’s mission
  • Funding Development-Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Communication-Strong public speaking ability; able to communicate well, verbally and in written format, with various stakeholders
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with dignity and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions.


  • LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general financial information, legal documents, technical procedures, articles of publication or governmental regulations. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or the Boards of Directors.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  •  REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and climb stairs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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Visit our website at and complete an online application.  A completed application will be required of all applicants.


Who is the Rome Group?

Over the years, The Rome Group has worked with hundreds of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.