Executive Director

Helping Hands Respite Care (HHRC) is a successful community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for families caring for children and adults with disabilities, chronic illness, or age-related conditions. Respite is defined as a “short break,” and HHRC offers family caregivers respite through our care programs. We pride ourselves on hiring and training quality care staff whom families can trust to keep a loved one interested, engaged and safe while family caregivers have a short break.

Executive Director – Helping Hands Respite Care

This position requires an excellent manager and problem-solver who understands what is needed to create an efficient administrative foundation for the organization. The Executive Director will be the face of and ambassador for our organization and will work closely with HHRC families, supporters, the Board of Directors, state and county agencies, government officials, and the public.

The Executive Director will provide leadership in administration, program development, and fundraising. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and the Director will work closely with the Board on all aspects of the organization. The Executive Director will ensure that staff are aligned with the agency’s mission and that all are working together to accomplish strategic objectives.


Specific Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Skills of Executive Director

The Executive Director will:

• Work in conjunction with the Board of Directors, establish a strategic plan for HHRC, and implement the steps required to ensure the organization’s success;
• Provide analysis, oversight and execution of both short-term and long-term strategic financial goals for the organization;
• Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization;
• Lead, motivate, and foster sound working relationships with all staff and work toward continually building positive employee engagement;
• Create and demonstrate a culture of honesty, transparency, and communication throughout the organization;
• Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders, including clients and families, donors and sponsors, Board members, and  government agencies;
• Oversee budgeting, cost management, financial projections, allocations, and operations;
• Serve as the primary public spokesperson for HHRC and its mission;
• Build and maintain strong relationships with the media and promote the services and branding of HHRC to a variety of constituencies, including community, state, and federal agencies.

Qualifications and Skills:

• Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Finance, Communications OR
• Bachelor’s degree in the specialties (enumerated in the previous bullet point) coupled with eight years of experience
• Previous experience in an upper management role
• Previous non-profit experience as an operating executive or board member
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve and to create an efficient administrative foundation
• Significant board development, fundraising, marketing, and fiscal management experience
• An interest and ability to work with the Benevon fundraising model
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
• Demonstrated ability to work with an under-served population

Compensation and Benefits:

Will be based upon regional standards for non-profit organizations as they pertain to our organization’s size and budget, and in consideration of relevant experience.

To Apply for Executive Director Position:
Via email, please submit your resume and a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee at: applications@helpinghandsrespite.care

HHRC is an equal opportunity employer.