Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
May 22, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Reporting to and collaborating with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director executes the strategic vision and mission and provides primary leadership for the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization with a focus on diversified revenue generation; relationship-building with both internal and external constituencies; and advocacy for CRCC, its mission, and its certificants.
The Executive Director will be a proven leader who has worked through a significant organization-wide strategic planning and visioning process and has identified and executed both short and long-term objectives. This individual will bring leadership characterized by an ability to identify viable growth opportunities; increase visibility of the organization; and execute major new projects and services.
The Executive Director must be able to communicate the organization’s mission with enthusiasm. The ability to relate to a wide variety of stakeholders including certificants; rehabilitation, certification, and business partners; governmental agencies; legislative bodies; and business and civic groups is essential.
Given the climate of significant change and growth in the field, this leader must have demonstrated ability to build and grow an organization – diversifying revenue streams; considering innovative business models; and making critical and timely financial decisions while assessing risk and reward.
The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the board, staff, and other stakeholders to develop a strategy that positions CRCC as a leader in rehabilitation counseling, allowing the organization to take advantage of opportunities while recognizing the challenges and threats it – and the community – faces. As further growth is planned and executed, the Executive Director must guide the organization and ensure that standards are upheld.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate overall business acumen, including sound financial judgment; demonstrated skills in operations, business management, financial planning, and budgeting; and the ability to build systems and infrastructure to support a growing organization.
Experience and Education
• Record of strategic, entrepreneurial, and visionary leadership applicable to certification, rehabilitation counseling, and CRCC’s mission • Proven ability to hire, coach, and lead employees as an effective team of closely coordinated, professional, and self-accountable staff members • Past success working with a Board of Directors and the ability to attract, recruit, and cultivate new as well as existing board members • Proven ability to work collaboratively with volunteer leaders, related professional organizations, and stakeholder groups • Experience developing and/or operationalizing strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth • Strategic orientation to non-profit business development and board governance • Stature, presence, and experience to provide leadership in support of CRCC’s volunteers as well as day-to-day leadership for the staff • Proven ability to manage multiple complex projects/priorities within demanding timetables; resiliency in adapting to and championing change in strategic and programmatic direction • Demonstrated skills in business management with a minimum of 8-10 years of increasingly complex experience • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills • Strong financial management skills, including financial planning, budgeting, financial performance analysis, investment and cash flow management • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required and a master’s is preferred
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package will be provided.
About Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) is the world's largest rehabilitation counseling organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. CRCC sets the standard for competent delivery of quality rehabilitation counseling services through its nationally accredited and internationally recognized Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification program.
Incorporated in 1974, CRCC is the world’s largest rehabilitation counseling organization with nearly 16,000 current CRCs. The CRC certification program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
CRCC was created by the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) and the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA) to enhance the quality of services for people with disabilities by establishing standards for the rehabilitation counseling profession.
ARCA and NRCA created the Joint Committee on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, chartered as a nonprofit organization in 1973, which was renamed the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) in 1974.
CRCC is a 501(c) (6) organization with a current budget of approximately $2M. There are 11 employees on CRCC’s team.