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Full-time Director of Operations

at Athens Community Council on Aging in Athens

Job Overview and Requirements

Are you ready to bring your leadership talent and expertise to an innovative non-profit organization providing quality services to the largest growing segment of our population? Do you seek work that is challenging, meaningful, and fun? Does your best day at work include knowing that what you’ve done has made a measurable difference in someone’s life?

ACCA is looking for a Director of Operations to complete our leadership team and oversee the strategic growth and management of several of our core programs and services.

About Us: Founded in 1967, the Athens Community Council on Aging is a private, non-profit organization providing services to older adults and adults with disabilities in 26 counties of Northeast Georgia. Through innovative program and service delivery, ACCA provides opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to live and age well.

Our Story: Older adults are the fastest growing segment of our population in Northeast Georgia. Throughout ACCA’s history, we have offered vital services to older adults and adults with disabilities that meet the current and emerging needs of this population. ACCA must respond to the rapidly growing number of individuals in need of services while ensuring that the programs and services we provide remain innovative, relevant and meet the specific needs of older adults in Northeast Georgia.

We are seeking a passionate and experienced professional to provide executive leadership, strategic direction and management of a high performing team in support of the overall mission of the ACCA. This person will have an eye for innovation, and the ability to inspire and lead a team in the creation and development of new programs and services that address the changing needs of our community. Additionally, this person will ensure that ACCA’s existing programs provide relevant and efficient services that meet the current needs of the population served. With support from the leadership team and the President/CEO, this person will instill a strong organizational culture where employees are engaged, have a clear purpose and goals, and are recognized for their contribution to the overall success of the organization. Our hope is to add an amazing leader to our team who will partner with us to ensure that ACCA remains the premier provider of aging services in Georgia.

Reports To: President/CEO
Supervises: Center for Active Living Director, Meals on Wheels Coordinator, program staff, interns, volunteers


Essential Responsibilities:

Strategy, Vision, Leadership
• Contribute to the development of ACCA’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
• Represent the organization externally, as necessary.
• Participate in ACCA’s Development efforts and encourage a culture of generosity and gratitude with all staff, interns and volunteers.
• Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the President/CEO informed of all critical issues.

Team Development/Leadership
• Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the Center for Active Living, Meals on Wheels and Senior Hunger teams.
• Promote a culture of high performance teamwork and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
• Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
• Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.
• Raise the bar for excellence and celebrate progress.

Operations
• Ensure that program operations, staff, and facilities are in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations and within policies and regulations of both public and private funders.
• Lead the continuous quality improvement process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization, programs and employees.
• Oversee administration and compliance of grant contracts and formal agreements with partner organizations. As needed, prepare contract renewal proposals, competitive bids, and proposals.
• Identify best practices and implement internal system improvements.
• Coordinate an annual policy review for revisions of policies, procedures, and standards of performance for supervised program operations.
• Assist with the planning, development and evaluation of the ACCA operating budget. Monitor adherence to approved program budget by approving all expenditures in consultation with program staff and CEO.
• Responsible for on-going evaluation of program sustainability and innovative design. Assist with the development of new programming to meet current needs of customer, agency and the community. Research and prepare proposals for additional and new funding, as needed.


Our Hiring Process & Timeline:

• We will receive, and review resumes through February 16, 2018.
• We will begin scheduling interviews on February 19.
• In-person interviews will begin on February 21, 2018. If you are chosen for an in-person interview, we will ask for two work samples relevant to this position (ex: a process you created, writing sample or other relevant materials).
• Finalists will be invited to a second-round interview and we will make an offer shortly after.
• We would like to have the selected candidate start no later than mid-March or the beginning of April.

In all of its activities, hiring, and operations, ACCA complies with federal law, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. The Agency shall be committed to providing an inclusive environment for all clients, staff, vendors, suppliers, contractors, board members, visitors, and volunteers.

Essential Requirements:

• We stay busy but like to have fun! A great sense of humor is a must!
• Degree in Public Administration, Management, Non-Profit Administration, or related field and experience required.
• A minimum of five years non-profit experience with at least two years in a leadership role.
• Able to work some evenings and weekends.
• Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of employees, clients, volunteers and interns.
• Impeccable written and oral communication skills.
• Love of continuous learning.
• Valid Georgia Driver’s License required.

Benefits:
• Annual Leave
• Sick Leave
• 10 paid holidays
• Health, dental and vision insurance offered
• Company-paid life insurance
• Company-paid long-term disability
• 403(b) with agency match after 1 year of service

Applicants must fully complete an agency application form and submit a resume in order to receive consideration. Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia 30601. www.accaging.org.





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