Executive Director of the Turning Point Center of Addison County

Website Turning Point Center of Addison County

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the long-term viability of the Turning Point Center of Addison County through fundraising, building community relations, and ensuring the Center adheres to its Mission Statement. The Executive Director is the public face of the Turning Point Center and is accountable to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is also responsible for working with the Board of Directors in developing a comprehensive budget and securing adequate funding to support the many activities of the Turning Point Center. This position is 40 hours per week and may require some travel for meetings and events.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Development, Planning, and Management

In collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff, identify funding sources and develop fund-raising plans that will provide the funds necessary for the realization of the organization’s mission.
Takes responsibility for grant writing, managing, and reporting of the grants. Ensures each grant requirement is met on time.
With the Board of Directors, develop a comprehensive budget.
Manage the budget and maintenance expenses within the budget, with any excess to be approved by the Board President.
Monitor monthly cash flow through ensuring that sound cash controls, bookkeeping, and accounting procedures are followed.
Maintain accurate documentation of the finances to ensure timely reporting and be able to meet grant requirements and opportunities.
Track donations, provide reports to donors and write and mail thank you correspondence that includes tax deduction information.
Submit quarterly or if requested monthly, reports to the Board of Directors to include:
Approved financial reports of the budget with the actual monthly expenditures. One week prior to the board meeting, will submit the report to the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for his/her approval. One day before the board meeting, e-mail approved reports to the Board.
All operational activities and progress on an annual work plan as described below


Engage with all aspects of the center’s guests, staff, and volunteers.
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funding sources, politicians, the VT. Association of Recovery Center Directors, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
Act as the representative of the organization through correspondence and public appearances
Foster effective teamwork and empower others.
Attend important monthly meetings to include the VT State Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery meetings, Addison County Substance Use Committee meetings, Vermont Recovery Network meetings, and other relevant meetings.
Minutes of attended meetings will be submitted to the board.

Operational Planning, Management, and Supervision

Participate with the Board of Directors and TPC staff in developing a vision and annual strategic plan to guide the organization.
With the staff create and implement an annual work plan to achieve the goals and objectives set in the strategic plan. This plan is to include a timeline, plan of activities benchmarks, indicators of success, and required resources. A quarterly progress report on the work plan will be written to the Board of Directors.
Work with the Board of Directors to implement and maintain the Turning Point Center’s Policies and Procedures
Hires center staff with the approval of the Board of Directors. Develop job descriptions that will be approved by the board.
Supervises the center staff to ensure that the Turning Point Center is responding to the needs of those it serves.
Conducts evaluations of the center staff and reports to the board. The first evaluation will be done in 6 months and annually thereafter.
Manages and oversees special events. Work with committees comprised of staff and volunteers. Provide general event planning oversight to ensure success.
Responsible for oversight and coordination of 54 Creek Rd building including tenant relations, which may include coordinating sub-contractors, including building maintenance; continuous upkeep and repairs; contact tenants about building issues; annual renewals and inspections scheduled as needed; documentation of all building-related issues
Oversees the development of the Center’s marketing materials including the website, FB page, print (fliers, posters, newspaper, etc.)
ED will be supervised and evaluated annually or quarterly as determined by the President of the Board of Directors. Evaluations will be based on activities outlined in this job description and achievement of his/her annual work plan.
ED required to attend Professional Development education of at least 16 hours per year.


Prefer Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working in social services or equivalent
Desirable to be a person in recovery and understand the diversity within the recovery community
Knowledge of and experience in fundraising, grant writing, and financial management.
Experience working with various funding organizations including state and federal government, private foundations, and individual donors
Ability to oversee the collection and analysis of data, conduction of surveys and questionnaires
Ability to supervise personnel in a fair and compassionate manner
Ability to implement and oversee an operations plan while fostering cooperation
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and QuickBooks. Also adept at various social media outlets
Experience working with the media
Familiarity with social service agencies that serve the Addison County area desirable
In addition to submitting a resume, please submit a sample of writing that highlights skills and capacity relevant to this position’s expectations described above.

Salary: $45 – 55K/year.

To apply for this job email your details to rdonnis@gmavt.net