Chief Executive Officer

National Ability Center

Posted: 11/12/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Recreation/Sports

City: Park City

Postal code: 84060

State: Utah

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

The National Ability Center (NAC) empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation, and educational programs.

Position Details:

Job Description:

  • Lead the development of the strategic plan in coordination with the executive leadership team and Board of Director. 
  • Manage, monitor, and guide execution of the plan, making sure both long and short-term objectives are realized.
  • Proactively identify and address opportunities, risks, and challenges for the organization while unifying the team around common objectives.
  • As an advocate for awareness, education, and support for those with a disability, the CEO initiates, develops, cultivates, and expands community partnerships and government relations with a variety of constituents both locally and nationally.
  • Ensure organizational culture, core values, and a stellar reputation are maintained and strengthened internally and externally.
  • Provide oversight, direction, and support for revenue generation, capital campaigns, grants, and fundraising/development to support an operating budget of $7 million or more.
  • Initiate, develop, enhance, and advance major donor relationships. 
  • Monitor program strategy to ensure quality, including oversight for the development of program goals, objectives, and policies.
  • Provide oversight, direction, and support for public relations and the marketing strategy.
  • Evolve as a thought leader in the adaptive recreation industry by increasing visibility through interviews/speeches/presentations both locally and nationally.
  • Oversee preparation and management of budget and maintain fiscal viability for the organization.
  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources, including policies, procedures, benefits, regulations, training, and development.
  • Ensure thriving overall operations of the organization, including but not limited to: facilities, customer service, processes/procedures, and technology.
  • Effectively and regularly communicate with employees, volunteers, and participants, collaborating and incorporating feedback whenever feasible.
  • Provide support, leadership, and offer resources for professional development to the executive team.
  • Collaborate, educate, and update the board of directors regarding strategy, vision, and the direction of organization.
  • Maintain compliance with all non-profit organization rules and regulations.


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in management performance including personnel supervision, program planning, and financial management, preferably with a non-profit organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated success in fundraising/capital campaigns.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment where diversity is encouraged and embraced.
  • Expertise building and mentoring high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams.
  • Must be available to work evening, weekend and holidays as needed
  • Knowledge and experience working with persons with disabilities is preferred.
  • Experience in outdoor recreation, personally or professionally in a variety of programs the NAC delivers.
  • Willing to participate in relevant community and national events
  • Affiliations and connections with a variety of professional organizations is beneficial.


  • The National Ability Center is invested in both hard and soft benefits for our team.  We provide medical, employer contribution to HSA, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off and holidays and optional vision, short-term disability and other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook. 


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