Executive Director Position- RIALA

Company Overview: The Rhode Island Assisted Living Association (RIALA), is a member led, non-profit trade association representing the assisted living industry.  RIALA’s role is to promote excellence in assisted living communities by advocating for legislation and programs, providing education, training, and raising consumer awareness. 

Position: Executive Director

Reports to: RIALA Board of Directors

Executive Director: The Executive Director shall be the chief staff officer of the association, responsible for overall strategic management, tactical administration and operations of the RIALA office and staff. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Confers with regulators, policy advisors and media to develop policies and positions.
  • Identify threats and opportunities to the assisted living industry. Develop and implement the strategic plan.
  • Report to, and work closely with the Board of Directors to make decisions on policy, fundraising and to promote the organization.
  • Maintain and develop new relationships, by effectively working with state, professional and civic organizations. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; advanced degree(s) preferred.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Rhode Island’s state political system and government regulations
  • Prior experience in association administration preferred
  • Knowledge of the assisted living industry preferred
  • Ability to work independently to lead and manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, analytical thinker with the ability to negotiate.
  • Strategic vision and system-level thinking. Views the RIALA members as partners and can manage more than one viewpoint on an issue.
  • High level thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s future to the staff, board, members, volunteers and supporters.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Excellent active listening skills.
  • Ability to process large volumes of new, quickly changing information and work with it immediately. 

 To apply e-mail [email protected] a cover letter outlining your skills, experience and why you would be a good fit for RIALA.  Please include your resume.