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Deputy Director
Post Date: 03/15/20   Company: Residential Options of Florida, Inc.

Job Description:

Employer Information

Company Name:  Residential Options of Florida, Inc. (ROOF)

Company Web Site:   

About Our Organization:  The mission of ROOF is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to obtain and maintain affordable and inclusive housing of their choice. As a statewide organization, our vision is that every community in Florida will have an abundance of housing choices that meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ROOF currently operates six supported living homes in Southwest Florida and planning is underway for additional homes. As we grow, we are looking for talented professionals who share our love for working in nonprofits and who aspire to make a difference in the world. The ideal candidate has experience in the nonprofit sector, specifically in the areas of fundraising and nonprofit management. Experience in affordable housing and working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred.

Job Location:  Work will be performed primarily at the ROOF office. Meetings will be required at client offices and other locations throughout the Southwest Florida community. Some travel outside of Southwest Florida is required.

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Classification: Exempt under the Fair Standards Labor Act

Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000 per year

Reports toExecutive Director

Supervisory Responsibility: Directly supervises one employee, with the expectation that over time that number will increase to up to ten employees.

Purpose:  The Deputy Director is a senior manager and coordinates with the Executive Director to manage the day-to-day affairs of the corporation. The Deputy Director is responsible for providing support to the Board of Directors, managing the programs and operations of the organization, and managing the staff and volunteers. The Deputy Director works in partnership with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and the Committees of the Board to develop and guide the program services and the growth of the organization. Primary responsibilities at this stage of the organization’s growth are oversight of program operations and ensuring sufficient revenue generation to fund programs and administrative operations. The successful Deputy Director will be considered for succession into the Executive Director position.


Functional Responsibilities:

Board of Directors:

  • Identify key issues for Board action.
  • Work with Executive Director and Board Chair to develop agenda for Board meetings.
  • Work with Executive Director and Board Chair to provide oversight in the administration of Board meetings and follow up actions.
  • Ensure materials that facilitate Board analysis of issues and decision making are provided to the Board.
  • Keep the Board fully informed on the organization’s condition.
  • Assist the Board and the Executive Committee in carrying out their governance responsibilities, including those related to orienting new Board members and identification of new Board and Committee members.
  • In cooperation with the Executive Director, Board Chair and Executive Committee, assist the Board in the maintenance of an effective Board committee structure.
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a strategic plan to ensure ROOF’s mission and vision are achieved.


  • Devote a significant amount of time to fundraising efforts, including supporting the Board’s involvement in fundraising.
  • Adhere to all fundraising policies and procedures; ensure others involved in fundraising on behalf of ROOF are educated on and adhere to the fundraising policies and procedures.
  • Proactively cultivate and solicit donors and sponsors.
  • Develop and maintain a case for support, and communicate internally and externally, in cooperation with the Board, a clear understanding of current and future financial resources needed to realize the goals of the organization.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with local and national foundations.
  • Communicate with donors, sponsors, foundations, government funders, and volunteers about the impact of their support.

External Relations, Public Speaking & Strategic Partnerships:

  • Serve as a spokesperson for ROOF.
  • Represent ROOF by participating in key associations and organizations and serving on committees and advisory groups.
  • Present public speaking engagements in the community to enhance public awareness and understanding of ROOF.
  • Establish effective public relations dialogue with media, the business community,the community at large, and state and local legislators.
  • Network to build interest in ROOF, and develop and maintain strategic partnerships.

Leadership and Management of Programs, Operations and Finance:

  • Develop an annual operational plan tied to the achievement of the long-range goals to include: a description of how ROOF will achieve its mission during the year, operational goals, implementation activities, performance measures, and the annual financial budget
  • Provide monthly reports to the Board regarding progress on meeting ROOF’s annual and long-range plan and goals
  • Ensure that the financial affairs of ROOF are conducted in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, funder requirements, and the policies and guidelines established by the Board
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Provide monthly internal financial statements, analyze trends and engage the Board in strategic discussions about financial stability and sustainability
  • Oversee the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the mission
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's stakeholders (clients, staff, volunteers, donors), property, finances, goodwill, and image, and implement measures to manage and mitigate risks
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on the development of an overall plan for financial resources, including financial planning and assisting in the preparation of financial funding applications and grants
  • Maintain effective relationships with local, state and federal financial sources
  • As financial resources increase over time, recruit and develop a team of leaders to manage critical business functions

Staff Supervision and Management:

  • Select, develop, and maintain staff and a staffing structure that supports ROOF’s programs and services, and the accomplishment of the major goals identified in ROOF’s long range/strategic plan.
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
  • Ensure performance evaluations of staff are conducted at least annually
  • Ensure a professional development plan is in place for each staff member and provide mentoring support where appropriate.
  • Ensure appropriate personnel policies and procedures are developed and maintained with an annual review for updates to assure the policies and procedures remain current.

ROOF Values and Culture:

  • Embrace and promote the guiding principles of the organization, such as inclusion.
  • Create a culture of teamwork, individual responsibility, transparency, and communication throughout the organization.
  • Ensure that all clients, visitors, volunteers and employees are treated with caring, kindness, respect and dignity.
  • Lead the team to adhere to ROOF policies, code of conduct and attendance rules.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all client information.
  • Embrace and promote ROOF’s philosophy on performance and quality improvement.

Professional and Personal Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Management experience required; 5+ years in a senior management position is preferred.
  • Professional fundraising experience is required; 5+ years in fundraising preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with affordable housing programs is preferred.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications; fluent English and excellent grammar (verbal and written) is required.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proven leadership in fiscal, facilities, and staff management.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to lead, motivate, and direct staff to take ROOF to the next level.
  • Ability to effectively present the ROOF mission, programs and services to community groups, donors, etc
  • Skilled at balancing and channeling the expectations and needs of multiple constituencies including staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors, partners, clients and their families
  • Demonstrated to have an open and inclusive leadership style
  • Sound judgment and consensus building skills
  • Ability to relate to people in all walks of life
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt easily to changing situations and priorities
  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflicts and listen
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and business applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, with the ability to learn new applications quickly.

 Personal Characteristics:

  • Highly regarded individual with credibility, known for leadership skills.
  • Honesty and unquestionable integrity.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Personal belief in the guiding principles of the organization.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

Work Environment: Position requires working in numerous locations which include varied temperature, noise level, and other factors that may affect a person’s working conditions while performing the job.

Physical Demands: Bending, sitting, and standing for long periods of time. May require lifting objects weighing up to 20 lbs. as needed. Driving required regularly.

Additional Qualifications: Valid driver’s license, background check, and drug-testing


To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, writing samples, and three references to