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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER of YAKIMA AND KITTIAS COUNTIES   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 25, 2022

DRC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY
The Executive Director guides the tone of the DRC and effectively articulates and implements its vision
and direction with an emphasis on equity: justice, gender, racial, and cultural equity. The Executive
Director leads fundraising efforts, including grant writing and contract creation, and builds and
maintains strategic and healthy partnerships—law enforcement, legislators, and other community
leaders, among others—that can assist the DRC in reaching its goals. The Executive Director is the
primary face of the DRC to the public and its primary spokesperson, advocating for state and local
programs.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of personnel,
volunteers, finances, development, and overall funding. The Executive Director directs program
development, managing development from inception to implementation. The Executive Director
cultivates a collaborative workplace and empowers staff to lead and coordinate program activities with
other community agencies.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors through the President of the Board, is an ex
officio member of the Board and works closely with the Board members to set the direction of the DRC.
COMPENSATION: The Executive Director will receive a salary commensurate with the responsibilities of
the job. Ranged between $80,000 and $95,000, the annual salary will be determined based on
experience and expertise. BENEFITS: The DRC offers a competitive benefits package.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Board Governance
1. Work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic plans for the DRC.
Financial Viability
1. Develop and execute financial plans necessary to implement the vision.
2. Maintain budget and fiscal records.
3. Direct overall reporting requirements of the agency, including overseeing paper and computer
files, ensuring timely reporting to funding sources, government agencies, and the DRC.
4. Review and approve contracts for services in accordance with DRC policies.
5. Write and submit grant applications and prepare grant reports.
Organizational Mission and Strategy
1. Articulate and implement the vision and direction of the DRC.
2. Demonstrate a commitment to the community and to the mission of the DRC.
3. Demonstrate an ability to promote a shared vision intended to address challenges and create
opportunities, especially in the areas of volunteer recruitment and retention, and fundraising.
4. Assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring goals and objectives for the DRC.
5. Maintains a relationship with statewide non-governmental organizations: Resolution
Washington and Washington Mediation Association.

Organizational Operations

1. Write and manage grants; manage program contracts with city, county, and state agencies.
2. Lead donor development with the Board.
3. Supervise personnel and volunteers.
4. Ensure the daily operations of the DRC are conducted in accordance with all DRC and
required state/federal policies.
5. Expand the DRC’s visibility in the community by effectively cultivating and maintaining
relationships with community groups, District Court, and Superior Court.
6. Oversee and participate in mediator training.
7. Perform outreach activities, including public speaking, media contacts, and general public
relations.
8. Occasionally co-mediate a case or observe a mediation.
9. Oversee and develop special projects, programs, and workshops.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Knowledge of: Non-profit management and organization; principles of supervision and training; strategic
planning; successful practices and systems supporting fundraising in the non-profit sector; conflict
resolution; mediation.
Skills in: Leadership and management, oral and written communication, team building and personnel
management, implementation of programs and working with community groups, working with diverse
socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, working with volunteers, developing and nurturing financial
support for a non-profit, and working with a diverse Board.
Ability to: Direct, supervise, and empower personnel and volunteers; inspire staff and work with them
collaboratively in making decisions and reaching goals; communicate effectively inside and outside the
DRC; cultivate relationships and trust with people who can help the DRC financially; make difficult
decisions when faced with competing demands and limited resources; develop and articulate realistic
yet ambitious goals for the DRC.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Specific, relevant experience, attitudes and commitments, and education; experience in
increasingly senior positions in the non-profit sector or comparable leadership positions in
another relevant field; a successful record of leadership with proven results.
2. Preference will be given to applicants with mediation training and Spanish/English bilingual or
multilingual capabilities.
3. Experience in writing grants and submitting successful proposals.
4. Experience with collaborative leadership and decision-making. Experience in conflict
management, with a focus on restorative justice and peacekeeping.

APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS

Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 13, 2022

STEP 1: Applications are accepted from April 13, 2022, through May 13, 2022. Candidates will receive
acknowledgment indicating their completed application has been received. Well-suited candidates
needing an extension, please contact Michelle at training@drcyakima.org.
STEP 2: Internal Board, staff, and search committee review of applications.
STEP 3: Candidates who have a possibility of a “strong organizational fit” with sufficient skills and
expertise will be invited to a phone interview. Phone interviews will be followed by in-person interviews
between May 16 and 20, 2022.
STEP 4: It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be announced in the last week of May 2022.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit the following:
1. Letter of Intent
2. Resume or vitae
3. Three (3) references complete with contact information; letters of reference are encouraged but not
required.
Questions? Please contact Michelle at 509-453-8949 or training@drcyakima.org.