Executive Director

Executive Director

Resources for Independence Central Valley

Executive Director position open for Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV). RICV is located in Fresno, CA and provides independent living services for five counties in Central California. It has numerous funding sources including grants and fee-for-service programs. Excellent salary and benefits for the Central California area.


Resume and cover letter should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is not a cut-off date for applications. The Board will make an offer when a suitable applicant is found. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




POSITION: Executive Director

SALARY: Full-time exempt position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation leave.


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Resources for Independence Central Valley [RICV]. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.


In program development and administration, the Executive Director will plan, develop, implement and administer the programs and services of RICV within the policies and goals set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is the primary representative of the agency to all constituencies and conveys the philosophy, principles and direction of the Independent Living Movement.



• Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in human services, management, or related field (additional education preferred); and

• Five years’ experience with an Independent Living Center or related organization, with at least two years in an upper level administrative/management position; or, comparable combination of education and experience.

• Strong leadership and organizational background.

• Working knowledge of non-profit agency structure/operations.



• Understanding of and commitment to Independent Living philosophy and values.

• Experience working with and advocating for people with disabilities.

• Demonstrated interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.

• Experience with human services program planning and implementation.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of management, administration, fiscal and budgetary operations of non-profit organizations.




1. Develop a long-range strategy for the organization to achieves its mission, and ensure consistent and timely progress of its goals.

2. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3. Handle all hiring, disciplinary action including termination of all staff.

4. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

5. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

6. Oversee maintenance of official records and documents of the organization, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

7. Ensure compliance with all awarded contracts, grants and relevant labor, business and non-profit laws and regulations.

8. Ensure stability of the organization by developing and maintaining sound financial practices and making sure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

9. Increase, develop and diversify organizational budget and explore new programs and services that benefit the organization and its consumers.

10. Develop sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

11. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public and serve as the spokesperson for the organization.



• Other duties as assigned.



RICV is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of our community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.