The Kentucky Commonwealth Council on DD is seeking qualified applicants for the Executive Director position. The Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities advocates on behalf of Kentuckians with developmental disabilities and their families. The mission of the Council is to create systemic change in Kentucky that empowers individuals to achieve full citizenship and inclusion in the community through education, capacity.
The Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities advocates on behalf of Kentuckians with developmental disabilities and their families. The mission of the Council is to create systemic change in Kentucky that empowers individuals to achieve full citizenship and inclusion in the community through education, capacity building, and advocacy.
The Executive Director must have broad knowledge in the field of developmental disabilities and extensive knowledge of the values, needs, and capabilities of persons with disabilities and their families. The Executive Director must demonstrate the capability to administer a complex systems change program, as well as the ability to provide proactive leadership on behalf of persons with disabilities and their families. Experience and effectiveness in organizational management and personnel supervision are required.
Within the limits of Council bylaws and policies based the provisions of State and Federal statutes and regulations, the Executive Director has the responsibility and authority for the following (not limited to) duties:
- Assisting the Council, its committees, subcommittees, and task forces in formulating public policy positions impacting persons with disabilities and their families
- Preparing recommended policies, budgets, program plans, and reports for Council review and approval;
- Establishing and maintaining effective and ongoing collaborative interagency planning and developing relationships with a wide range of agencies and constituencies
- Ensuring implementation of Council directives and policies in the most cost effective manner
- Assisting the Council and the Governor’s Office in maintaining representative Council membership in compliance with Federal and State law(s)
- Providing training options for Council members on the national Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, the role of the State Planning Councils, and relationships to other major units of the DD Act
- Arranging training opportunities for Council members through participation in community, state, and national conferences to gain information and competence in: public policy processes; legislative processes; administrative and fiscal planning processes; and state of the art services and best practices
- Directing the staff in meeting the State Plan’s Areas of Emphasis
- Conducting surveys and assessments to determine values and needs of people with disabilities and their families