Executive Director

Posted: 03/08/2022

This is working at EPI – connecting people, creating opportunities, and nurturing growth.

Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) is a FIVE-TIME recipient of the Employer of Choice designation. Employees nominate organizations in the Cedar Valley for this honor.


Join us! We have a full-time opportunity for an individual looking to make a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities.


Working for EPI has its benefits. Many benefits.

Full benefits are offered for full-time positions (30+ hours/week

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans (even pet insurance!)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal time offered)
  • 401(k)* employer match up to 6% (also available to part-time employees) and flex spending plan
  • Employee Assistance Program with access to free counseling, legal, financial and elder care consultation
  • Paid training
  • Immediate employee discounts (vehicle repair, gym memberships, and more!)


This is what you'll get to do. Real career. Real purpose.

  • Directs day to day operations and oversees administration, coordination and implementation of organizational policies, procedures, and services.
  • Determines appropriate space management plans, which help build an efficient and harmonious work place.
  • Develops and utilizes long- and short-range planning processes.
  • Assesses community needs for programs and services related to EPI’s mission.
  • Assures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Works closely with affiliate organizations providing direction and support.
  • Ensures a mission-driven culture that supports positivity, productivity, and collaboration that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and high-caliber staff.
  • Ensures EPI’s goals and strategic business plan serves as the basis for sound financial management that promotes good stewardship throughout the agency.
  • Assures the organization has in place sound risk management policies, including adequate insurance coverage.
  • Promotes EPI in the community by building public awareness, forming collaborative relationships and advocating for needed changes in public policy at the local and state levels.
  • Represents the organization in interactions with individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and elected officials.
  • Actively participates in public policy efforts on a state and national level.
  • Works in partnership with the EPI Board of Directors to develop a clear vision for the organization.
  • Keeps the board informed on issues, needs and operations of EPI.
  • Provides leadership, direction and management of direct reports and agency staff as a whole. Responsible for hiring, performance management, training, and coaching of assigned staff.
  • Manages work time to meet the needs of internal and external customers, stakeholders, individuals receiving services and regulatory bodies.


As our Executive Director, you will experience personal GROWTH opportunities through career advancement and CONNECT to a community that leads a greater PURPOSE.


Here's what we're looking for. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

  • Effective communicator, with strong oral, written and public speaking skills, including developed negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge professional relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders that supports the agency’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to influence others and drive change; “hands-on” leader who promotes collaboration through example.
  • Proven cultivator and manager of high performing teams.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state regulatory compliance issues regarding disability services and employment law.
  • Strong identification to EPI’s mission and values and commitment to the people served and services provided.
  • Demonstrated ability to address opportunities and challenges creatively, innovatively, and resourcefully.
  • Effective fundraiser, working well with staff, donors and board members to secure adequate income and strong personal commitments from those who have an interest in the organization.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with financial management, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Acumen or strong interest in public policy work on a state and federal level.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced MS Excel skills.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive management experience in nonprofit administration, preferably in the human services field.
  • Experience in community services, including management, outcomes oversight, and financial management.
  • Experience with financial management including budget development, active management of revenues and expenses including making necessary adjustments to within the established fiscal year.
  • Cultivation of external stakeholder relationships including fundraising and development.
  • Accomplished communicator capable of speaking publicly to a variety of group sizes, making critical points and building consensus and support.
  • Experience leading and managing non-profit, complex organizations and/or departments.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and a criminal history check.


Post job offer drug screen required. 

EPI is an equal opportunity employer.

Real Career!  Real Purpose!

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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