July 29, 2014

Executive Director

Canine Companions for Independence

Delaware, Ohio

Executive officer

Field of Interest
Social services

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) seeks applications for the position of Executive Director, North Central Region (NCR). Since its founding in 1975, CCI has been the nation's premier leader in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure excellence in the quality of partnerships. CCI is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, for the quality and longevity of the matches made between dogs and people, and for its profound impact in supporting a life full of increased independence and loving companionship for those it serves.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with regional leadership, the NCR Executive Director will oversee the region's strategic, service, programmatic and financial operations. S/he will develop and implement regional fundraising and development programs aligned with national strategies; lead accomplished, diverse and talented staff; and serve as a key liaison to regional staff providing leadership, management and evaluative support in program and service delivery to enhance the organization's reach and impact. The Executive Director will play a prominent and critical role in expanding philanthropic support to the North Central Region and is the regional leader to develop and increase individual major gift fundraising. S/he will work to identify and source grant opportunities; oversee planning and coordination of successful fundraising events; cultivate, solicit and stewarding new donors; enhance relationships with current and prospective corporations, foundations and individual donors. In addition, they collaborate with the National Director of Advancement and regional board, leaders and staff to align regional funding goals with national strategies for long-term benefit. The successful candidate will also manage the regional office finances to ensure fiscal responsibility and planning for continued growth of sustainable revenue streams, programs and asset building including developing appropriate budgets, financial controls, reporting systems and compliance measures.


The NCR Executive Director will possess a minimum of eight to ten years of professional leadership and management expertise, and at least five years of professional fundraising and development experience in a mission-driven environment. S/he will have proven expertise in tactical planning, service delivery, program management and evaluation, relationship and coalition building, and revenue growth, with an emphasis on individual major gift development. S/he will also have experience with developing and completing a successful capital campaign. Ultimately, this role requires an accomplished professional who will take the lead in garnering corporate, foundation, community, grant and individual resources and who will serve as a passionate and articulate ambassador of CCI and its strategic priorities.


For more information and full job description please visit www.cci.org/careers

Date Posted
July 17, 2014

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