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Associate Executive Director

Resources for Children with Special Needs

A newly created role at RCSN, the Associate Executive Director (AED) provides strategic leadership as a member of RCSN's Management Team, leading RCSN's program development and resource development functions. In addition to fundraising oversight, the AED ensures staff have the support, resources, information, and training to carry out RCSN's programmatic responsibilities. The AED reports to the Executive Director, and, in the absence of the Executive Director, is vested with authority to direct all organizational activities.

Program Development and Management
• Manage RCSN’s overall program development, implementation, and reporting across its programmatic functions: technical assistance, training, community outreach and collaboration, and systems advocacy and policy analysis
• Coordinate key programs, including the federal and state Special Education Parent Training and Information Centers
• Ensure program timelines and budgets are met, team responsibilities are appropriately delegated, and data is used in decision making
• Identify opportunities and develop new services and products to grow revenue and respond to the diverse needs of RCSN’s constituent communities
• Develop grant budgets and reports in partnership with RCSN’s Finance team
• Supervise and develop RCSN program and resource development staff
• Represent RCSN with external partners and diverse constituents

Resource Development
• Write foundation grant proposals, renewal applications, and reports
• Track progress and ensure all grant and contract activities are carried out in compliance with budget and program objectives
• Draft and review reports for diverse audiences, including government and private foundation funders, individual donors, and organization partners
• With support from the Resource Development Coordinator, manage RCSN’s grants calendar to ensure that proposals, renewal applications, and reports are completed smoothly and on deadline
• Lead and enhance RCSN’s individual and corporate giving programs, including planned giving, annual campaigns, and new donor cultivation initiatives
• Ensure that external communications reflect the values, voice, and priorities of RCSN


• BA in education, management or related field; advanced degree (MSW, MPA, or similar) preferred
• 5+ years of progressive responsibility in an education, human services, and/or disability-related organization, including fundraising
• Entrepreneurial approach to program and service development
• Deep knowledge of federal, state, and NYC policy and practice policy relating to disability and education
• Track record of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local community organizations and members of the special needs community
• Leadership ability to integrate the principles of partnership and collaboration, self-determination, family-centered services, and cultural competence throughout the organization, its activities, and projects
• Experience managing contracts and grants
• Clear, concise, and warm verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to represent RCSN’s values, voice, and priorities in writing and speech
• Excellent project management skills in the context of a busy nonprofit organization
• Flexibility and comfort with ambiguity in response to shifting needs
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive), and mobile tools, with a track record of leveraging current and emerging technologies in the workplace
• Demonstrated commitment to RCSN’s mission of building positive outcomes for young New Yorkers with disabilities, parent leadership, and self-advocacy skills in youth

Send cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to, with subject line: Associate Executive Director. No phone calls, please. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

About Organization:
Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) empowers NYC families and youth with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to make informed decisions, effectively access and navigate systems and services, and advocate for themselves and other young people with disabilities and their families. RCSN supports educators, youth workers, and other professionals to partner with families, and to support and promote a family voice in the policy process.

As schools and other public systems become more complex, inequality of outcomes more pronounced, and public dollars more restricted, RCSN is reorganizing to focus on diversifying and growing our programs and funding to make the greatest difference for those who need us, to develop revenue-generating services and programs, and to cultivate the next generation of organizational leadership. Learn more on our website:

Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience. RCSN provides a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, and twenty days of paid vacation in addition to paid sick leave and national holidays.

As an equal opportunity employer, RCSN believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, RCSN's employment decisions and practices will not be influenced or affected by race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital status, veteran status, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law.



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