Regional Director of Engagement & Partnerships - The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Easton, MD

Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018


The Arc Central Chesapeake seeks a dynamic Regional Director of Engagement & Partnerships to build The Arc's brand, community engagement and awareness on the Eastern Shore. The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) was founded in 1961 to provide services and supports to people with I/DD in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties. We are committed to providing superior programs and services to those with I/DD who are of any age and in any stage of their lives. With a current staff of 425, The Arc is led by the CEO and an 8-person senior leadership team, governed by a 17-person Board of Directors, with a current budget of approximately $30M. For more information about our organization, see www.thearcccr.org.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement and the Chief of Staff, the Regional Director of Engagement & Partnerships (Regional Director) will build and implement a strategic engagement and partnership strategy aligned to The Arc's mission while being a brand ambassador for the organization on the Eastern Shore. S/he will increase awareness about the range of programs and services that The Arc offers to individuals of all ages and abilities, cultivate new philanthropic relationships to support sustainable growth in services, and develop new partnerships that expand opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. See the full list of roles and responsibilities at: https://www.raffa.com/nonprofitsearch/currentsearches/documents/arcrd.pdf

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to The Arc's mission, a deep connection to the Eastern Shore and an understanding of the current news and activities related to education, disabilities, housing and workforce development. S/he would possess 5+ years' experience in strategic partnership development, government relationship and/or community engagement; a track record in improving brand awareness resulting in growth and/or improved reputation for an organization; a zest for connecting and coordinating across multiple teams; skills to manage external relationships and liaise with diverse staff at different levels; excellent verbal and written communications, as well as strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to work independently, be flexible and productive in a fast paced environment, while managing a multi-dimensional workload. S/he would be a self-starter, inquisitive, with high emotional intelligence and must possess a valid driver's license and have access to vehicle. Proficiency in Microsoft Office; knowledge of E-Tapestry software or similar CRM database experience is preferred. Also preferred are deep roots in Maryland's Eastern Shore; including being a resident of Queen Anne, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester or Kent counties. Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree, with a master's degree and/or Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification highly preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience; The Arc offers a robust compensation package.

To apply, e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: ArcRD@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required and only complete applications will be considered). For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at ggoodenow@raffa.com.

The CCR is an equal opportunity employer. Resume reviews begin immediately; interviews begin in late January 2018.