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       Executive Director Job Description



1. Program Development

     Optimize contractual programs and positions to build capacity and deliver quality dispute resolution services across New York

     Build relationships with government agencies and other stakeholders

     Identify potential dispute resolution program needs and opportunities

     Anticipate new developments in DR programs


2. Operations

     Manage NYSDRA finances and budget

     Provide oversight and technical support for contract program fiscal management

     Build organizational capacity and shared responsibility for financial oversight

     Mentor and supervise staff

     Supervise effective delivery and administration of NYSDRA contract programs

     Maintain operational procedures

     Build partnerships with program liaisons with state agencies; ensure delivery of contractual requirements, negotiate contract renewals


3. Membership

    Build collaborative relationships with CDRC’s as organizational members and dispute resolution service providers

     Increase NYSDRA individual membership

     Improve member benefits to organizational and individual members


4. Outreach & Advocacy

     Provide leadership for statewide advocacy efforts for funding

     Meet with elected officials and other key governmental officials

     Promote NYSDRA contract programs

     Supervise development of NYSDRA website, social media platforms and outreach materials

     Develop and implement marketing and public awareness initiatives


5. Board of Directors

     Maintain clear and productive communications with the Board

     Ensure all Board governance and oversight responsibilities are met

     Coordinate audit and implement recommendations

     Assist with Board recruitment and professional development

     Provide support for Board committees

     Engage Board in strategic planning


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2018 Annual NYSDRA Conference

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