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Position Requirements


Position requirements include but are not limited to:

 Executive Competencies

• Strong strategic, analytical, judgment and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to discern and conceptualize present and future trends and communicate options and choices regarding the same to NYSDRA’s leadership.
• A successful track record for engaging, partnering and building alliances with a wide range of constituencies and influencers such as mediation centers and private practitioners as well as state and elected officials; strong relationship-building skills.
• Proactive advocate for the organization; working knowledge of NYS (and Federal) legislative / political process and environments.
• Evidence of creating strategic directives and turning them into successful tactical programs.
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, leveraging technology and social media savvy.
• Highly skilled leader able to lead in a fast-paced, pressured and changing environment.
• Ability to motivate others to be champions of NYSDRA’s initiatives and key goals.
• Professional presence and public speaking ability required.
• Manages the NYSDRA finances, including the preparation of an annual budget and long-range forecasts of needs in partnership with the Board Treasurer.

• Establishes and implements administrative policies and procedures for operations.

• Experience recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining a strong, diverse staff.
• Proven record of accountability in financial and people development.

 Education and Experience

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required, with an advanced degree and/or equivalent work experience preferred.
• Five (5) or more years of experience in progressively responsible leadership positions in community or not-for profit management areas. An understanding of leading a not-for-profit is critical. Five (5) years or more as the president or senior staff leader of a membership-based organization is strongly preferred.
• Experience in reporting to a Board of Directors and building consensus with diverse constituencies.
• Proven leadership in program and resource development, grant writing and development (fundraising).
• Demonstrated strong financial and operations acumen.

• Knowledge of and/or experience in dispute resolution is strongly preferred.
• Experience with public relations and marketing campaigns; expertise in dealing with local and regional media.


 For more information on the Executive Director search please explore the following links:

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2018 Annual NYSDRA Conference

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