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Executive Director

Waypoint Wabash
Job Description
Position Summary:
    Responsible for overall operations of Waypoint. As part of operational management: sets and monitors quality standards; develops and maintains content of all programs; establishes and promotes growth of services in the provider community and with referral sources; supervises
delivery of client services by staff; guides strong fiscal performance of services; and ensures excellent service to clients and partners. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board President.

Education/Certification Requirements:
    Bachelor degree or higher desired.

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years management or related experience, preferably with a not-for-profitorganization is desired.
  • Experience working with people with Substance Use Disorder is desired.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establishes, integrates and monitors all services/programming with clients within thephilosophy, mission and purpose of Waypoint.
  • Establish and implement operational policies and procedures for a recovery home
  • Develop strong relationships with referral sources.
  • Develop and implement the appropriate volunteer program to assist in the operations of arecovery home.
  • Works with House Manager to identify, evaluate and approve new program participants.
  • Develop quality standards for the operations of the house.
    • Compile, review and analyze these standards, reporting to the Board on a regular basis.
    • Implement and manage and supervise all activities in accordance with State and National Standards.
  • Identify and evaluate possible grants for Waypoint related to the houses and services offered.
    • Apply for such grants when appropriate.
  • Provides and facilitates outreach and linkage efforts across the entire service area to all relevant and consumer self-help groups (A.A., N.A., Al Anon, etc.), industry referral sources, court and school referral programs and other community agencies in the in the treatment and prevention of substances use.
  • Actively manages all marketing activities for Waypoint
  • Develops an annual budget and financial reports.
    • Maintains direct accountability for development, monitoring and effective accomplishment of financial goals related to budget, performance expectations and appropriate management accountabilities.
  • Timely management and completion of all operational duties related to financials of the organization, working with the Board Treasurer as needed.
    • Deposit program fees and donations received.
    • Pay vendors.
    • Assign appropriate categories in QuickBooks.
    • Utilizes organization debit card appropriately, and maintains documentation of all purchases.
  • Makes decisions in an ethical, effective and sound manner.
  • Adheres to corporate compliance/risk management/safety standards
  • Displays an open-minded attitude
  • Establishes priorities; conceptualizes and organizes time and resources to accomplish the job.
  • Regularly work with clients, referral sources and community partners to evaluate service needs, adjusting services as appropriate and able.
  • Consistently anticipates the needs of customers and puts those needs first
  • Demonstrates commitment to service and contributes to creating a positive, caring environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including a demonstrated high proficiency and enthusiasm with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills with the ability to articulate a strategy to achieve a vision, ensuring alignment of organizational objectives to leveraged talent and resources.
  • Flexible to work a varying schedule as position may require early morning, late evening and/or weekend work.
  • Accountable and responsible to the Board of Directors; reports directly to the Board President.
  • Reports to the Board regularly on financial, and quality metrics for the organization. 
Community Relationships
  • Develop community partners to assist us in providing strong, stable services to clients.
  • Develops and oversees implementation of a Fund development plan.
    • Develop partners to assist in ongoing fundraising/fund development for the recovery house. 
    • Timely management and completion of all operational duties related to fundraising, working with the Board as needed.
      • Utilize Bloomerang - input data, create thank you notes, create and mail annual appeal and other letters, run reports for campaigns.
      • Document appropriate donations in QuickBooks.
  • Networks with community agencies/resources to promote a positive working relationship.
  • Responsible for hiring, training /education of all staff.
  • Assigns work evenly, holds employees accountable for results, appropriately administers praise or corrective action, complete annual performance review
  • Resolves conflicts positively and constructively administers fair and equitable personnel policies, creates a positive work environment and encourages, respects and values the contributions of all individuals.
  • Step into serve as House Manager if needed in the absence of such.

The Waypoint Executive Director position is a part time position (20-25 hours/week on average). This position’s flexible schedule will allow the right candidate to flex their schedule accordingly. On occasion, duties may occur after normal business hours/days. Compensation is negotiable and will be based on the candidates experience and qualifications as outlined in the attached job description.

Interested candidates may email a resume to the organization at
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