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Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Center
Changing Lives One at a Time


The Board of Directors of the Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Center (“DMC”) in Garden Grove, California would like to invite qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director.

The mission of DMC is to advance the empowerment, equality, integration and full participation of people with disabilities in the community.  It is the largest Independent Living Center in California and the only Center located in Orange County.  Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of persons with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunity and self-respect.  DMC was named in memory of a young woman with a severe physical disability who worked to found the Center in 1977.

DMC is a non-residential not-for-profit organization with a 2.5 million dollar annual budget that promotes the full integration of persons with disabilities into the community.  Over 50% of DMC’s staff and board is composed of people with disabilities, and is a consumer controlled organization serving persons with all types of disabilities. 

DMC strives to enable persons with disabilities to succeed in every area they desire and to fulfill every dream. 

It is our goal to select a leader for DMC who will embrace the philosophy of Independent Living and represent DMC in the community, provide a high level of quality services to consumers and engage staff in a positive manner.

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please provide the required completed application, cover sheet, current resume, written responses and professional references.

Thank you very much for your interest in this exciting position.


Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Center

Changing Lives One at a Time


POSITION TITLE:  Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dayle McIntosh Center.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Board Governance:  Works with the Board of Directors to fulfill the mission of DMC.

  1. Responsible for leading DMC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  2. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability:  Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  1. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of DMC to include submission to the board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  2. Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  3. Responsible for keeping the board fully informed of the financial condition of the organization and all related factors.

Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with the board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. 

  1. Responsible for the implementation of DMC‘s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  2. Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that DMC can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  1. Responsible for the enhancement of DMC’s image in the community by being active and visible and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

Organization Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  1. Responsible for the effective administration of DMC operations.
  2. Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  3. Responsible for the development and implementation of ongoing internal and external surveys for quality assurance.
  4. Responsible for the execution of agreements and all other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  5. Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  6. Ensure official records are maintained in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  7. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the ILC field.

Fundraising:  Responsible for fundraising and developing the necessary resources to support the mission of DMC.

  1. Responsible for fundraising and developing resources to ensure that DMC can successfully fulfill its mission.
  2. Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing programs.

Planning and Relationships:

  1. Establish relationships with the funders, OC not-for-profit community and political community leaders to build partnerships.
  2. Work collaboratively with community businesses and organizations.


  1. Publicize the activities, programs and goals of DMC.
  2. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations and the general public.


  1. Mission driven and self-directed.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.  Advanced degree preferred.
  3. Minimum five years’ not-for-profit experience.
  4. Familiarity with disability laws and programs.
  5. Minimum 2 years’ experience with ILC, in board, staff or volunteer capacity.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and staff supervision.
  7. Strong public speaking skills with the ability to convey the vision of DMC’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors, and the community at large.
  8. Solid hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  9. Strong understanding and support of Independent Living philosophy and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people.
  10. Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  11. Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with multidisciplinary project skills.
  12. Demonstrated success working with a board of directors with the ability to manage existing board member relationships.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Normal office temperature controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust and fumes, scent free, non-smoking environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.  People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


1. Download an application packet at www.daylemc.org.  If unable to download the application packet, please contact Jan Hall at jhall@daylemc.org or via phone at 714/621-3300, x368.

2. Complete the application, provide a current resume, complete the coversheet/questionnaire and provide written responses regarding your qualifications for this position.

3. Submit the completed job application packet to jhall@daylemc.org or to Dayle McIntosh Center, 501 N. Brookhurst st Suit 102, Anaheim 92801 CA .




On a separate sheet of paper, please provide a thorough yet concise written explanation of how you may or may not meet each of the minimum and desired qualifications listed in the job description.  Please list your responses in the order they are listed in the job announcement.

In addition, to the above, please also provide concise answers to the questions provided below:

1. Describe your knowledge of, and experience with, the Independent Living Movement.  Please include your vision for the movement’s future.



2. What are your primary values?  How do they relate to the ideals of the Independent Living Movement?




3. Describe your management experience.


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