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Executive Director (The Arc California)

Company: The Arc California
Location: Sacramento, CA

Executive Director Posting

For more information on the Executive Director position, click here.


The Arc California is state’s oldest and largest membership association representing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and their service providers.  The Arc California is a state chapter of The Arc US and is one of 700 chapters in this national network.

Position Summary

The Executive Director serves as the head and most visible advocate of the leading organization in the state for addressing the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and service system through public policy and advocacy and special projects.  The Executive Director oversees the development and implementation of The Arc’s public policy strategic plan and serves as its principle lobbyist.  Specifically, s/he is responsible for financial management and reporting, fundraising, program development and implementation, public policy and advocacy, managing staff and board development, and communications.  


A successful candidate will be committed to the mission The Arc California and possess the following, expertise, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required. Master’s or Professional Degree preferred.
  • Experience advocating before members of the executive and legislative branch of government on the state and national level.
  • 5-10 years experience or knowledge of public policy impacting the I/DD community.
  • Experience in advocacy and community organizing
  • Proven financial management and fundraising skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to persuasively and effectively communicate public policy concepts and information to diverse audiences.
  • Proven leadership skills in leading stakeholder groups, committees, work groups, task forces, community groups, or other formal or informal groups.
  • Superior strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Proven success in fund raising for a non-profit, with experience fundraising from multiple donor channels.
  • Knowledge of the system of funding and delivery of human services, generally, and preferably of programs, services and supports for people with I/DD.
  • High standard of ethics and integrity and ability to qualify as a California lobbyist.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete work with minimal supervision, manage multiple tasks, set priorities and manage deadlines.

Link to full position description: ed-position