President & Executive Director

July 20, 2017

The Iris Network, an innovative nonprofit organization exclusively serving people who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated leader to serve as its President & Executive Director. We are seeking a dynamic leader who embraces innovation, pursues new opportunities and is passionate about advancing the organization. The ideal candidate will be an effective advocate and champion for innovative vision rehabilitation and the independence it provides.  A personal commitment to the success of the organization and the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and market its services is fundamentally important. 

The primary areas of responsibility include: (a) planning, management, and growth of core programs; (b) development and implementation of new programs and policies; (c) fiscal management and growth; (d) personnel management and dynamic leadership; (e) developing and maintaining stakeholder and governmental relations; and (f) advancing the organization’s national reach as a leader in the field. 

The ideal candidate will have:  the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically commensurate with completion of a graduate degree (preferably with studies in Business, Public Administration, or a related field); strong writing and oral advocacy skills and be able to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders; a successful record of accomplishment in organizational and fiscal management, including a demonstrated ability to work successfully within diverse public and private reimbursement sources including Medicare and the vocational rehabilitation system.  Experience with the provision of vocational rehabilitation and low vision services for people who are visually impaired or blind is strongly preferred.  This position offers a full benefit package as well as a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

For more details and application instructions please visit:  www.theiris.org/executivesearch


The Iris Network provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


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