STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way
Posted OnJuly 14, 2023
Experience Level10+ Years
Education LevelMaster's Degree
STAR Inc., Lighting the Way
STAR Inc., Lighting the Way, is seeking an Executive Director to replace the longtime incumbent. This position is responsible for the success of STAR, ensures STAR’s relevance to the community and champions the STAR mission and vision. The Executive Director charts the direction, drives results of the organization, manages the organization, stewards its resources, and provides accountability of STAR to its diverse constituents.
STAR is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), as well as providing support services to their families. STAR’s mission is to create opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice, and personal growth by providing support, services, and advocacy. STAR works to inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals.
STAR was established in 1952 by parents who believed that children with developmental disabilities were entitled to the same basic opportunities in their home community as other children and as an alternative to institutionalization. Today the organization has grown to include a full array of services for over seven hundred individuals with disabilities and their families, from birth to their senior years. STAR has an annual budget of $17,200,000 and employs 250 staff.
STAR offers an array of services including:
The New Executive Director for STAR will need to live within driving distance of Norwalk, CT. The city of Norwalk is located in Fairfield County on Long Island Sound and is approximately forty miles Northeast of New York City. Norwalk, with a population of just over 91,000, offers residents an urban suburban mix with many dining, shopping and recreational opportunities and highly regarded public and private schools. Norwalk is part of both the New York metropolitan area and the Bridgeport metropolitan area.
Master’s degree in human service administration or related degree and a minimum of five years of related experience with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including:
Ability to provide leadership to both Board of Directors and staff. Knowledge of funding sources, community resources, current best practices in the field, legislation and/or regulations pertinent to the agency.
The projected compensation for this position is $200,000.
Compensation is supplemented by a strong benefits package including 401(k), Dental insurance, Health insurance, Health savings account, Paid time off, Tuition reimbursement, and Vision insurance.
STAR is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. STAR employees and job applicants are evaluated on the basis of their performance on and qualifications for the job, not on their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, national origin, age, or any other factor prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
“Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer”
The search for the Executive Director is being conducted by The Moran Company.
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Graff at the Moran Company. Resume should include all professional experience, dates of employment (month and year), position/title, and organization names. APPLY NOW
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