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Job Location: Portland, ME

Job #: 6234
Title: President/ Executive Director Non-Profit
Job Location: Portland, Maine - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $120,000.00 - $130,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Our Client, is a leading nonprofit organization exclusively serving people who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated leader to serve as its President & Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community, innovation, and organizational development, as well as an eagerness to foster relationships with the organizations various partners.

Established more than a century ago. is nationwide in vision rehabilitation, low vision services, and vocational training for people who are blind or visually impaired. The client is a 501(c)(3) corporation, is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services, and works in close collaboration with the State Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

With an annual budget approaching $3 million, They serve approximately 800 clients annually. Its focus is on the continuing availability of a full array of compensatory skills training for transition-age youth, working-age adults, and senior citizens who are visually impaired or blind. This includes community-based and residential vision rehabilitation and job-readiness services; adaptive technology and employment services; an innovative low vision clinic; resident services; and public education designed to open opportunities for competitive employment, independence, and community integration.


We are looking for a dynamic leader who embraces creative problem solving, pursues new opportunities, and is passionate about advancing the organization. The ED must be professionally motivated and charismatic, with strong interpersonal skills that inspire staff, clients, and other stakeholders. The ED must be an effective advocate and champion for innovative vision rehabilitation and the independence it provides. A personal commitment to the success of the organization and the ability to effectively communicate the organizations mission and also market its services is fundamentally important. Candidates for this position will ideally have demonstrable experience in:

  • Advocating for services that promote independence and community integration for people experiencing visual impairment and blindness;
  • Leading a mission-driven organization;
  • Overseeing programs and implementing a strategic plan within budget constraints;
  • Leading an aggressive fundraising and resource development campaign;
  • Fostering relationships with clients, donors, strategic partners, and the community;
  • Developing new alliances and partnerships throughout the community, state, and nation;
  • Conducting press conferences on key policy issues and organizational achievements, as well as being the primary contact for print, broadcast, and social media outlets;
  • Promoting a culture of respect and positive communication within and outside of the organization.

The Executive Director should have the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically commensurate with completion of a graduate degree (preferably with studies in Business, Public Administration, or a related field). Experience with the provision of vocational rehabilitation and low vision services for people who are visually impaired or blind is strongly preferred. The candidate must have strong writing and oral advocacy skills and be able to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders. The candidate should also have a successful record of accomplishment in organizational and fiscal management, as well as a demonstrated ability to work successfully within diverse public and private reimbursement sources including Medicare and the vocational rehabilitation system. This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, as well as a full benefit package.

University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree

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