NYSRA Seeks President/CEO


An exceptional opportunity exists for a successful executive to assume the leadership of a state-wide nonprofit trade association representing rehabilitation providers who advocate on behalf of individuals with differing abilities and the agencies who serve them. NYSRA's community providers offer a full spectrum of services to people throughout New York State, including individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health, deaf and hearing impaired, in addition to addictions, traumatic brain injuries and veteran services. Collectively, NYSRA's member agencies are instrumental in assisting individuals toward full integration into the community, including employment opportunities. NYSRA prides itself on its collective diversity through which member agencies foster person-centered planning, self-determination, consumer choice, empowerment, mainstreaming, and integration. These are the principles through which member agencies operate to provide options and opportunities for people with disabilities to live and successfully work in the community. NYSRA members have an added complement of research, technical support and training activities offered through our allied corporation, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute (RRTI). RRTI is dedicated to promoting knowledge exchange activities as a convener, catalyst and clearinghouse for the field, and is a vital resource in supporting and understanding the changes in the field.

THE OPPORTUNITY: Lead NYSRA as an important voice in shaping New York State law, policy and regulations that govern all disability spectrums for the rehabilitation community; Provide strategic and operational leadership to continue to position NYSRA as a leader in advocacy for community rehabilitation in developmental disabilities and behavioral health; Maintain effective relationships with key state agencies, the NYS Legislature and other associations and advocacy groups at a national and state level that represent the developmental disabilities and behavioral health community; Support member providers in their efforts to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of their services by promoting and sponsoring staff development activities, training programs, technical assistance, disseminating industry-related information and provide leadership to members in the implementation of healthcare reform strategies and the emergence of managed care; and Lead the Association in the development and implementation of a strategic plan to meet the strategic goals & objectives of the organization.


* Excellent track record in healthcare public policy settings; particularly with federal and state governmental entities, advocacy groups and managed care entities; * Experience with diverse constituencies and stakeholders focused on a common goal and mission; * Ability to lead members to fulfill their mission in a highly rapid and evolving environment around integrated care for people with disabilities in New York State; * A visionary with demonstrated leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills to influence a transformation agenda and new system under health care reform initiatives while preserving the integrity and quality of services for individuals with disabilities; * Demonstrated track record of collaborating with other associations, constituents and advocacy groups; * Understanding and appreciation of health care reform and experience in managed care preferred, to lead and assist member organizations through this critical period of reform initiatives and transformation; and * Understanding and experience in execution of educational and training needs for community rehabilitation agencies, through affiliate RRTI; * Minimum of 10 years in demonstrated leadership; Masters Degree preferred. NYSRA offers a competitive salary and benefit package that will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is located in Albany, NY. NYSRA/RRTI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V.

* Resumes and cover letter will be accepted until May 17, 2013 in the following manner:

o PREFERRED: Email to jackie at nycap.rr.com with Attention: NYSRA Search Committee in the Subject line, or o Mail to Negri Management Resources, LLC, 194 Washington Ave., Suite 415, Albany, N.Y. 12210, Attn: NYSRA Search Committee