POSITION: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board Chairman
LOCATION: Windham, NY
TO APPLY: Send brief cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Ian Bazzoli at email@example.com
Founded in 1984, the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) empowers lives through adaptive sports opportunities for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities and chronic illnesses. ASF students have disabilities ranging from relatively mild learning disabilities to more severe disabilities such as congenital and inherited disorders, amputation, traumatic brain injury, and autism spectrum disorder, and are aged five and older. Our extensive veterans program works with U.S. troops who’ve suffered injuries ranging from amputation, shrapnel wounds, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries to post traumatic stress and other combat related injuries. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains in Windham, NY, ASF works to promote physical, cognitive, and emotional fitness by offering winter programs for recreational skiing and snowboarding, Nordic cross country and biathlon, and personal fitness and wellness. We offer summer programs that include paddling, stand up paddle boarding, para-rowing, and other water sports, road cycling and mountain biking, golf, hiking, and fitness training.
The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the ASF staff, programs, fundraising and finances. In addition to leading and managing the staff, the ED will work hand-in-hand with board and volunteer committees focused on fundraising, finance and governance, ensuring committee members have the support and information necessary to function well and that activities support the overall strategic direction of the organization. The ideal candidate will have the vision and creativity to expand the reach of the organization, allowing additional participants to benefit from this top-notch program. In addition s/he will have experience in nonprofit, fiscal and volunteer management. Other key skill requirements are strong fundraising, communications, and multi-tasking skills. Experience in the adaptive sport industry or snow sports industry is desirable but not essential.
Leadership & Management
= Build on ASF’s history of first class and state of the art programming, expanding offerings and audiences served while maintaining the organization’s leadership position in adaptive sports.
= Develop, maintain and support a strong board of trustees; serve as an ex-officio member of each board committee and seek and build board involvement with strategic direction and planning.
= Lead, coach, develop and retain the ASF’s key management team, ensuring they have opportunities for growth while fulfilling their job responsibilities at the highest level.
= Provide leadership to group of 200+ program volunteers
= Be responsible for overall risk management in areas of programing, facilities and human resources.
Desirable Qualities & Qualifications: