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Executive Director Online Employment Application

Purpose of Position

Directly accountable to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the Chief Administrative Officer of thecorporation. The Executive Director plans and administrates the organization and its programs in accordance with stated purposes and in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations while optimizing results in relation to resources. The Executive Director will treat all individuals with dignity and respect, make necessary referrals for clients, and exemplify the South Central Community Action Program, Inc. (SCCAP) commitment to empowering people to reach their potential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates key staff: development consultants, Head Start Director, Fiscal Controller, Director of Operations, Director of Communications and Development, Thriving Connections Coordinator, Growing Opportunities Manager, Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager, Human Resources Manager, and other Directors as relevant, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Overall responsible for approving all hiring, promotion, transfer, and discharge of an employee.
  • Responsible to SCCAP’s Governing Board to carry out the day to day operations and the work of the organization. Ensure the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Officers are kept fully informed on the conditions and operations as well as procedural changes.
  • Directs, designates, and implements all programmatic and administrative aspects of the agency. Oversees and is ultimately responsible for the daily activities of the agency; assures legal responsibilities of the agency.
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of social policy as relevant to agency activities and development goals. Represents and educates about organizations position with community, legislative, and government stakeholders.
  • Interprets and ensures the implementation of adopted policies; provides policy recommendation to the Board of Directors.
  • Oversees, prepares, plans, and pursues all appropriate grant possibilities consistent with the SCCAP scope and vision/mission established by the board.
  • Serves as Chief Executive Officer of the organization; assures planning function and development directions; oversees personnel functions of agency.
  • Coordinates and develops resources for agency programs.
  • Responsible for assuring fiscal stability of agency.
  • Secures an operable program evaluation system.
  • Oversees all publications of the agency.
  • Represents the corporation to the community; serves as a general spokesperson to the community, builds and maintains relationship with appropriate community stakeholders.
  • Attends and or conducts various meetings, workshops, training sessions, and conferences and serves on numerous committees; interacts with other coordinators, staff, volunteers, and clients; acts as information source, problem solver, and provides suggestions.
  • Responsible for random audits of all files, claims, paperwork of the agency; to ensure complete compliance with all Federal, State and Agency regulations and guidelines.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Bachelors Degree in one of the following; Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Non-profit Management or related field plus a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Skilled in the use of computers for email, creation, and manipulation of databases, and Microsoft Office.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification within 60 days of hiring. (SCCAP will provide the training).
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally to attend to daily work demands, meetings, workshops, and conferences.

Minimum Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use departmental equipment, tools, and materials.
  • Ability to exert physical effort in light to moderate work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; ability to climb and balance; tasks require visual perception and discrimination.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Ability to assign, review, plan, and coordinate the work of employees.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain a positive and dynamic agency culture and vision.
  • Ability to assess employees’ job performance and prepare performance assessments.
  • Ability to provide instruction and training and to respond to employee problems and concerns.
  • Ability to recommend/approve the selection, promotion, or transfer of an employee.
  • Ability to document, recommend, and carry out the coaching and counseling of an employee’s job performance.

Mathematical Ability

  • Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio, and proportion; ability to measure data and use/utilizes descriptive statistics and statistical theory.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

  • Ability to comprehend and correctly use a variety of informational documents including time sheets, contracts, proposals, job applications, and other reports and records.
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of reference books and manuals including legislative updates, surveys, federal regulations, MIS, PIR, personnel policies, etc.
  • Ability to prepare reports to the Board, statistical/financial reports, press releases, memorandum, correspondence, and other job related documents using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively with Board of Directors, staff, consultants, State officials, elected officials, colleagues, and the general public verbally and in writing; while conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.
  • Ability to respond competently and positively to the culture, traditions, lifestyles, language, and values of each individual, family, and community.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential employment, client, and business information.
  • Ability to accurately record and deliver information, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality of restricted information.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and principles of rational systems in the performance of tasks.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, to respond immediately to crisis situations, and to balance priorities within and between offices/departments.
  • Ability to maintain personal composure, tactfully handle difficult situations, and interpret questions correctly; ability to behave in a friendly, understanding, helpful, and professional manner with clients and staff.
  • Ability to maintain complete, organized, and accurate files for all assigned tasks and program areas, ensuring that the files are in compliance with all Federal, State, and Agency guidelines and requirements.
  • Ability to counsel, supervise, and mediate and to persuade, convince, and influence others.
  • Ability to advise and interpret the application of policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations. The ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others, the understanding of the well-established policies, procedures and standards.

Environmental Adaptability

  • Ability to work effectively in an office environment.
  • Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Ability to protect self and others when dealing with aggravated, irate, upset, unstable, violent, and intoxicated persons/clients

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The Executive Director may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the Board of Directors or its Executive Committee. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modifications in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

The employee has read the above job description and understands the duties and requirements expected of them. The employee will ask for clarification of those areas that they did not clearly understand. The employee also understands that if he/she continues to have questions or new questions arise, they are immediately to discuss these questions with their immediate supervisor.

Complete an Executive Director Employment Application

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Step 1: Position Information

Step 1: Position Information

Position applying for*

Date available to start work (mm/dd/yyyy)*

Full-Time Part-Time

Number of hours available per week

Where did you learn about this position

Step 2: Personal Data

Step 2: Personal Data

Full Name (First Middle Initial Last)*

Street Address*


City*


State*


Zip*


Daytime phone at which you can be reached*


Evening phone at which you can be reached*


Best time to contact you


What is your desired salary range?


Are you 18 years or older?
Yes No

(Only answer if applying for a Bus Driver Position) Are you 21 years or older?
Yes No

Step 3: Employment Questions

Step 3: Employment Questions

1. Have you ever applied for a job with SCCAP in the past?
Yes No
If yes, please give the date of application and the position for which you applied. State your name at that time, if different from present name.


2. Have you ever been employed by SCCAP in the past?
Yes No
If yes, please give dates of employment, position held, and your name while employed if different from present name.


3. If hired, will you be able to work during the normal days and hours required for the position(s) for which you are applying?
Yes No
If no, please explain:


4. Do you have any commitments to another employer that might affect your availability for employment with SCCAP?
Yes No
If yes, please explain:


5. Are you on a layoff and subject to recall at another employer?
Yes No

6. If hired, can you furnish proof that you are 18 years of age, or if under 18, do you have a work permit?
Yes No
If no, please explain:


7. If hired, can you furnish proof that you are eligible to work in the United States? (If unsure of the documents needed to prove eligibility to work in the United States, we will be happy to explain the legal requirements.)
Yes No
If no, please explain:


8. Do you now, or will you in the future, require SCCAP to sponsor an employment visa for your continued employment?
Yes No

9. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? This does not include minor traffic violations.
Yes No
If yes, please explain: Note: a yes answer does not automatically disqualify you from employment since the nature of the offense, date, and type of job for which you are applying for will be considered.


10. Are you charged with an unresolved criminal charge (have you been charged with a crime that has not yet resulted in a plea of guilty, court trial, or dropping of the charge)?
Yes No
If yes, please explain: Note: a yes answer will not automatically disqualify you from employment.


11. Can you travel if a job requires it?
Yes No

12. Why did you apply for a position here at South Central Community Action Program, Inc.?


13. Why do you think you would make a valuable employee to South Central Community Action Program, Inc.?





Step 4: Educational Information

Step 4: Educational Information

Schools Attended
Name of School and Location
Did you graduate? Yes or No
Degree/Diploma/Certificate
Major Course of Study
High School




Technical Vocational Business or Military Training




College or University




Graduate School




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Additional Job-Related seminars, short courses, workshops, or other educational experiences:


Job-Related certificates, licenses, equipment qualified to operate, computer hardware and software operated, and other Job-Related special skills and abilities:


Please add any additional information (except that which identifies your race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability or other non-job-related personal information) that you think may be relevant to a decision to hire you.


Have you ever been discharged, permitted to resign rather than be discharged, or asked to resign from any position?
Yes No
If yes, please state the employer, and the reason for the discharge or resignation.



Step 5: Employment History

Step 5: Employment History


Present and Former Employers
List Present or Most Recent Employer First

Company Name


Company Address (Street Address, City, State Zip)


Telephone Number


Starting/Present Job Position


Supervisor's Name


Reason for Leaving
Discharged Voluntary Resignation Involuntary Resignation

Dates Employed
From (mm/yyyy) To (mm/yyyy)

Hourly Rate/Salary
Starting Final

May we contact this employer
Yes No

Work Performed

Company Name


Company Address (Street Address, City, State Zip)


Telephone Number


Starting/Present Job Position


Supervisor's Name


Reason for Leaving
Discharged Voluntary Resignation Involuntary Resignation

Dates Employed
From (mm/yyyy) To (mm/yyyy)

Hourly Rate/Salary
Starting Final

May we contact this employer
Yes No

Work Performed

Company Name


Company Address (Street Address, City, State Zip)


Telephone Number


Starting/Present Job Position


Supervisor's Name


Reason for Leaving
Discharged Voluntary Resignation Involuntary Resignation

Dates Employed
From (mm/yyyy) To (mm/yyyy)

Hourly Rate/Salary
Starting Final

May we contact this employer
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Work Performed



References—List Three Business Related Individuals (Please no family members)
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Phone Number
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OTHER JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE: Some people gain job-related experiences in positions other than as an employer. For instance, an accountant may gain experience as a treasurer of a civic or school organization, or a manager may gain experience while working on civic projects, in school organizations, or in PTA activities. Please list and describe any paid or unpaid activities, honors, experience, or training that might aid you in performing the job(s) for which you have applied, and have not listed previously in this application. (You may omit any activities, honors, memberships, or other items that tend to identify your race, sex, national origin, age, disability or other personal traits that you prefer not to disclose.)



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Step 7: Authorization

Step 7: Authorization


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND INITIAL (FIRST AND LAST INITIAL) EACH PARAGRAPH BEFORE SIGNING

 By checking, I promise that the information provided in this employment application (and accompanying resume, if any) is true and complete, and I understand that any false information, misrepresentation, or material omissions may disqualify me from further consideration for employment, and may be justification for my dismissal from employment by SCCAP if discovered at a later date. I agree to immediately notify SCCAP if I should be convicted of a felony, or any crime involving dishonesty or a breach of trust while my job application is pending or during my period of employment, if hired.

 I authorize any person, school, current employer (except as previously noted), past employers, government or investigative agencies, and other organizations that may be named in this application form (and accompanying resume, if any) to provide the company with relevant information and opinion that may be useful to SCCAP in making a hiring decision, and I release such persons and organizations from any legal liability in making such statements.

 I understand that an employer that discloses information about a current or former employee is immune from civil liability for the disclosure and the consequences proximately caused by the disclosure unless it is proven by a preponderance of the evidence that the information disclosed was known to be false at the time the disclosure was made. (Ind. Code 22-5-3-1-b)

 I authorize SCCAP to obtain the following information in connection with my application for employment, or, if hired, at any time during my employment: criminal and/or motor vehicle records, employment records, or educational records. I acknowledge that SCCAP has informed me that it may make use of this information in evaluating my application for employment, and in SCCAP decisions regarding hiring, compensation, promotion, reassignment, retention, and other terms of my employment at SCCAP. I authorize SCCAP to make use of the above-referenced information and waive any claim against SCCAP for using such information in good faith.

 I understand that if employed and my employment is terminated by SCCAP for dishonesty, breech of trust, or any criminal acts, the authorities may be notified and I may be criminally prosecuted.

 I understand that this application does not, by itself, create a contract of employment. I understand and agree that, if hired, my employment is no definite period of time, and may, regardless of the date of payment of my wages or salary, be terminated at any time.

Applicant Electronic Signature


Date (mm/dd/yyyy)