Executive Director

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo Seeks New Executive Director

The Ability Center is a Center for Independent Living whose mission is to advocate, educate, partner, and provide services supporting people with disabilities to thrive within their community. After twenty years, we are preparing for the succession of our executive director. Through a national search, we will identify candidates with experience in leadership positions, who embrace the independent living philosophy, and have a passion for serving the disability community.

The ideal candidate will have experience in Board Governance and work well within a mission-driven committee structure. The Ability Center embraces its role as the voice of the disability community, creating a platform for respect and change. Candidates should have a history of empowering individuals and challenging systemic barriers.

As a non-profit with $5.0 million in annual revenue, The Ability Center has a strong financial foundation through a relationship with our supporting organization. Other programs and development opportunities are funded by a variety of income sources. This balance creates long-term stability which allows the organization to continue existing programming while executing a strategic vision for a better future.

The executive will lead a staff of fifty dedicated employees who are passionate about their work. The organization provides five core independent living services plus additional services tied to home modifications, assistive technology, and assistance dogs. The Ability Center celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2020 and is excited about the possibilities that exist over the next hundred years. Our vision is to create the most disability-friendly community in the country by building partnerships which expand our community’s capacity for inclusion.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have at least 7 years of progressive management and leadership experience along with demonstrated innovative and strategic thinking. Candidates must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Previous public speaking and presentation experience is essential. Experience in and understanding of the following areas is required: financial management, budgeting, resource development, strategic planning, program development, administration, and personnel management. A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree in business or disability related field is preferred.

Application Process:

 The Ability Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities and qualified candidates with disabilities to apply. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive benefit package.

All interested candidates must submit a resume, along with a cover letter describing how your experience aligns with The Ability Center’s mission. Please submit materials to EDsearch@abilitycenter.org.

For more information on The Ability Center, please visit www.abilitycenter.org. Explore our history here.