Executive Director

Opportunity Overview:
The Executive Director will provide leadership and vision, articulate and promote the organization’s mission, develop sufficient resources for the financial health of the agency, and position the agency to meet the needs of parents, clients and community.

What Is Required:

  • College degree, preferably a Masters in Business Administration, Social Work, Psychology or related field and five years of senior management experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in the same fields with seven years of senior management experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience and skill working with a Board of Directors
  • Demonstrates a passion for, and commitment to, Parent Network’s mission
  • Integrity, transparent leadership and adherence to ethical and professional standards
  • Strong leadership, communication, fundraising and decision-making skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to encourage teamwork and a collaborative approach within the organization and within the community

What You Will Do
As Executive Director you will:

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of agency strategic direction, and assesses the environment for current trends and opportunities
  • Utilize best practices in fiscal oversight and operations
  • Attend, plan and execute Board meetings in collaboration with the Board Chairperson
  • Provide oversight of Parent Network’s fundraising and marketing efforts
  • Serve as Parent Network’s primary spokesperson and ‘face’ of the organization
  • Develop constructive relationships with community leaders including elected officials, civic and private organizations and other agency Executives
  • Develop, execute and evaluate collaborative initiatives
  • Advocate for policies that improve the lives of the people we serve
  • Review and recommend the creation of new programs, or restructuring and elimination of existing programs
  • Ensure the recruitment and training of a strong workforce committed to the agency mission
  • Model and practice sensitivity, fair treatment and acceptance of diversity in all interactions

The information contained in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of this position.

The salary for this position will be up to $87,000 depending on relevant experience. Parent Network also offers a competitive benefits package. The anticipated start date is June 2022.

Please send a letter of interest highlighting key qualifications and resume to careers@parentnetworkwny.org by February 8, 2022. Inquiries should not be sent to Parent Network staff or Board members.

We will contact you regarding next steps.

Family Support Specialist

A Family Support Specialist helps families of individuals with disabilities by educating, connecting and empowering families in various ways; providing ongoing support to meet the needs of a family as appropriate. This includes support and information to families and professionals with concerns about a specific disability, special education, behavior or community resources. Information is provided via phone, email, or in person, and primarily by providing individualized information based on the contact’s needs.

Part of the Family Support Specialist position is to plan, manage and run fun-family oriented events throughout the year for members of Parent Network of WNY’s Family Support and Advocacy Program.

It is essential that the candidate be able to work well with people, is a good listener, and has comprehensive knowledge of special education and community based services, while being able to effectively collaborate with schools and organizations throughout WNY. It is preferred that the candidate be the parent of an individual with special needs or be the primary recipient of services themselves.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to info@parentnetworkwny.org.

Job Type: Full-time

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers play an important part in the success of Parent Network of WNY. The Parent Network is grateful for the many volunteers and interns who have helped us achieve our mission over the years by donating their time and talents.

Want to make a difference? Have a few spare hours?

Would you like to help with workshops and other events, assist the marketing department with developing flyers, prepare mailings or offer your talents to Parent Network of WNY?

To get involved, please call us at 716-332-4170 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org

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1021 Broadway Street
Buffalo, NY 14212

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Family Support Lines:
English – 716-332-4170
Espanol – 716-449-6394