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The Corporation of Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD)
is a $24 million non-profit organization providing services and programs to improve the lives of the low-income residents in Appalachian Ohio. COAD is seeking to hire a dynamic Executive Director (ED) with a minimum of 5 to 10 years of senior management experience to build a goal-oriented infrastructure, strong communication systems and a positive working relationship amongst 51 Board of Directors from 17 Community Action agencies, and over 65 COAD employees. Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Social Services, and/or related field; Master’s degree or equivalent experience and relevant certifications/licenses, a plus. Must have strong people skills with proven success working with Board of Directors cultivating membership relationships; a proven track record of effectively leading strong legislative advocacy at all levels and public relations work. Excellent organizational management skills to develop high performance teams in a culturally inclusive environment to achieve quality projects with outcomes-based data. Expertise required for oversight and management of finance department functions, fundraising, and economic development for Appalachian counties in Ohio. Must be a strong communicator, action oriented, team builder, with an innovative approach to business planning. Requirements: Applicant chosen will be required to establish residency in the region within 1 year of being hired. A clean background check, drug test, and an insurable driver’s license for local and out of town travel is required. A competitive salary with benefits are offered commensurate with experience and qualifications. Visit www.coadinc.org to view Job Description. EEOE,DFWP.

Submit Vitae or Resume by October 28, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Must include cover letter with 3 references and salary requirements.

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(Advertised 9/24 – 10/28/19)
Position: Executive Director (ED)
Supervisor: COAD Board of Directors

Job Summary:
The Executive Director of COAD will have the primary responsibility to develop positive relationships, communication systems and a goal-oriented infrastructure amongst COAD staff, 51 Board of Directors from 17 Community Action agencies. Job responsibilities include planning, finances, and advocacy with legislators at all levels, program development and evaluation, and human resources. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the ED will develop overall strategy; assure compliance of fiduciary responsibilities for the agency funding sources. Management of the COAD programs to enhance the effectiveness of COAD in the areas of; early care and education, senior programs, energy conservation and utility programs and all other programs. Must provide leadership and management skills to assure that COAD is well respected, and a vital part of the community by representation on community Boards and community events that will establish strong collaborations with stakeholders and the state and federal funding providers. The ED must ensure the agency is self-sufficient and is financially stable.

The ED ESSENTIAL FUNCTONS: (Overview of ED responsibilities and job functions)

  1. Ensures that the agency has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission, consistent and has timely progress.
  2. Provides evident leadership in developing program and organizational plans with the Board of directors and staff.
  3. Develops and implements a system that meets or exceeds program goals in quantity and quality.
  4. Demonstrates through an evaluation system how goals and objectives have been met.
  5. Demonstrates quality of analysis and judgment in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  6. Demonstrated creativity, initiative and innovation in creating new programs through new grants, state or local collaborations.
  7. Maintains and utilizes working knowledge of significant developments and trends that affect the service community.

Financial Planning and Management:

  1. Assures required control and accounting of all funds, including developing and maintaining sound financial practices that are followed by the management staff.
  2. Establishes working relationship with the staff, Finance Committee and the board in preparing a budget; assures that the organization operates with the budget guidelines.
  3. Researches funding sources and writes funding proposals to increase the funds of the Agency.
  4. Oversees development of fundraising plans and participate in fundraising activities as appropriate.
  5. Consistently provides the Board of Directors timely board packets with department reports within 3 to 5 days of monthly board and committee meetings.
  6. Consistently provides the Board of Directors finance reports that clearly state the stability of the organization on a month to month basis.
  7. Provides timely information and resolutions to the board as changes occur in funding and regulations.
  8. Audits /Reviews; Oversight and review with the Finance Director and staff, assures the Agency receives compliant financial annual audits and state/federal program reviews, as applicable.
  9. Approve expenditures within the authority of the Board of Directors.
  10. Regularly monitors cash flow of the Agency; resolves issues with the Fiscal Director as they occur.


  1. Leading, implementing and managing processes of a strategic advocacy plan.
  2. Proposing and advocating initiatives for the organization.
  3. Development of a network of contacts for public relations.
  4. Provide strong communication promotional and advocacy work that persuades legislators in favor of the clients COAD serves, the low-income families and children.
  5. Knowledgeable, and stays abreast of active legislation, and strong communications skills to prepare press releases, informational literature , representation at news conferences or other forms of media.
  6. Responds in a timely manner to regulatory inquiries, and public hearings, if applicable.
  7. Schedules and facilitates meetings with legislators of all levels of government that are in the best interest of COAD and the community it serves.

Human Resource Planning and Management:

  1. Ensures an inclusive cultural awareness environment within the agency/departments and required staffingfor effective program management.
  2. Provides a Wage Study and Salary Comparison reviews with management, and recommends adjustments to salaries according to the current budget(s).
  3. Assures communication systems are in place throughout the organization between the general public, customers, the Board , and staff.
  4. Assures clear expectations are communicated across the organization in order to meet goals and expectations.
  5. Assure Personnel Policies and Procedures are current and management applies them equitably across the organization.
  6. Develops and supports a training and reward program across the organization with input from management, and within the budget allowance.
  7. Leads by example in completing the Director’s staff annual performance reviews, and requires all management staff to do the same.

Community Relations:

  1. Communicates effectively with funding sources to keep them informed of the Agency’s work and to identify changes in the community needs.
  2. Serves as an effective spokes person for the Agency; represents the programs and points of view of the organization to agencies, and the general public.
  3. Establishes sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations

Risk Management:

  1. Identifies and evaluates the risks to the Agency regarding management, clients, students, patients, staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensures the Agency carries appropriate insurance coverage. Ensure the Board of Directors and Management; understand terms and conditions and limitations on the insurance coverage.
  3. Identifies and evaluates the risks to the Agency regarding property, finances, goodwill, and image of the Agency. Implements measures to control risks found.


  • ED will have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete experience and other qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Services, and /or related field; MBA or equivalent experience, relevant certifications and licenses, a plus.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of senior management experience; and a proven track record of effectively leading with a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to develop operational strategies, strong advocacy experience and public relations work.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a large budget from various funding sources.
  • Proven success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Ability to travel extensively within the region as required must possess a valid and insurable Ohio driver’s license, reliable transportation and a minimum of vehicle liability insurance required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong communicator and team player with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills; Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning ; Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people; passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

I have read the Executive Director Job Description and accept the responsibilities outlined. I understand this is not inclusive of all the duties and the Executive Directors usually works in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non standard workplaces. The Executive Directors works a standard work week, but additionally will often work evening, weekends, to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the organization at public events.

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COAD Posting for Accounts Payable Associate

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) has the following full-time positions available:

Accounts Payable

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development has an opening for a full-time Accounts Payable Associate. The successful candidate must demonstrate high quality accounting skills and professionalism in a fast-paced office. Must be able to thrive in a detail-driven work environment, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and assist co-workers.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate experience in non-profit accounting, allocating costs and grant and payroll reporting requirements. A key element would be a candidate skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and accounting software.  The individual should also have exceptional organizational and communication skills.  

Preference will be given to applicants with formal education in Accounting and experience working in a non-profit environment. We offer a complete benefits package.  Applicants must submit a cover letter and typed resume with 3 business references by email to:

Archie Spangler
Human Resources Manager
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Resumes will be accepted 10/31/2019.

Senior Division
Career Opportunity

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, COAD, has the following full-time position available in the Athens, Ohio office:

Senior Programs Division Director

The Senior Programs Division Director candidate should have experience in analyzing and organizing office operations and procedures such as bookkeeping, preparation of timesheets, personnel, information management, filing systems, requisition of supplies, and other clerical services. This position is responsible for all division program operations, including individual program policies, preparation of continuing funding requests, records maintenance and report preparation. A strong candidate should have experience in recruiting, directing, and supervising staff. Preparing and monitoring division program budgets is a requirement along with finding new sources of funding. A strong candidate will have experience in providing leadership and the ability to show a positive public image in promoting programs. The position requires travel and the ability to attend meetings, conferences and training sessions related to the duties of this position and the skill to disseminate acquired information to appropriate individuals inside and outside the corporation.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in sociology, social work, political science or a related field. Years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree. Prior experience as a supervisor and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

A valuable candidate will have solid customer service skills, strong organizational and communication skills and be able to prioritize multiple tasks; this position requires daily outreach in a 13 county region. Candidates with knowledge and experience in Ohio’s Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs will be preferred. Valid Ohio drivers’ license and vehicle insurance required as well as the ability to pass a background and drug screening.

Resumes with cover letters will be accepted until position is filled.

Submit by email to:
Human Resources Manager
Archie Spangler
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COAD is a non-profit, Equal Opportunity Employer/Provider of Services