Founded as a non-profit in 2014, the mission of Griffin’s Place is to create opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities to engage, explore, engage with the community.
We strive to:
- Offer unique experiences to identify, promote and build the capacity for all individuals to actively participate in every aspect of life in the community.
- Leverage existing resources and programs to serve people of all abilities, including those who have disabilities.
- Connect people to opportunities that strengthen their connection to the community, and allow persons with disability to make transitions to productive adult living.
We envision a community that:
- Encourages everyone to contribute their unique talents and abilities towards a shared experience.
- Supports the right and promote the abilities of everyone to successfully participate in activities, events and environments.
- Provides opportunities to join together in service to one another.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Griffin’s Place staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The ED will initially develop deep knowledge of the current status of transition programs and adult services in the State of Oregon. The ED will be responsible for developing and supporting the core elements, the mission, goals and operations, and business plan for Griffin’s Place as we are a new organization.
Leadership and Management
- Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the goals.
- Actively engage and energize Griffin’s Place volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
- Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local operations.
- Lead, coach, and develop, Griffin’s Place team.
- Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Fundraising & Communications
- Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and grow to other regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt.
- Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a larger community.
- Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
Planning & New Business
- Help with expansion and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into new markets.
- Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders and political and community leaders at each expansion site.
- Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to Griffin’s Place mission. The best candidate should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Advanced degree, ideally a masters’ degree, with at least 5 years of management experience; track record of effectively leading a regional outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed operational strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and client-centered program evaluation.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to lead and coach staff, manage, and develop teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
- Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships would be helpful.
- Passion for supporting and developing programs for enhancing the lives of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).
- Grant writing experience and follow up activities for funded grants.
- Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to us at one of the following:
PO Box 1359
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. Griffin’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
The Activities Director (AD) will be primarily responsible for organizing Griffin’s Place (“GP”) activities. These activities will be focused on specific life skills and social opportunities for transition aged and adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The AD will be given some initial direction by the Board of Directors or others on activities to develop but will then be expected to develop the details for the activity and ideas to start with but will then be expected to maintain all the details for the event or activity. The AP will also need to be able to articulate GP’s mission and programs to potential community partners. GP activities will happen in Washington County, Oregon with most of them focused in the Hillsboro and Beaverton area.
This will be a part time position, likely 20 to 30 hours a week with much of the work being performed on your own schedule (although there will be timelines) and within the work environment of your choosing.
• Responsible for scheduling, planning, organizing, developing and directing events/activities;
• Identify, coordinate and supervise volunteers (with assistance from specialists as needed);
• Identify and secures locations, instructors and resources to host activities given a budget;
• Maintain a calendar of upcoming events including updating website activities calendar and social media;
• Manage intake and feedback from participants; and
• Help identify customer base and promote activities.
The AD will be thoroughly committed to the Griffin’s Place mission. The best candidate should have concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications including:
• Proven organizational skill set;
• Detail oriented;
• Strong communication skills;
• Time management skills, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are a must;
• Previous experience with individuals with Intellectual and/ or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) would be a plus;
• Experience in a social and/or recreational program working with individuals aged 14 and up is a plus;
• Volunteer coordination experience is a plus; and
• Fundraising/ nonprofit experience is a plus.
This position will be $18-$20/ hour depending on experience.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and references to:
PO Box 1359
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Applications are due by August 1, 2015. Interviews will begin in August.
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. The AD must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and pass a background check. In addition, the AD will need to have home access to a computer, internet and a phone. Griffin’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.