Executive Director


The Executive Director is responsible for the administration and the effective and efficient operation of the Center as directed by the DeForest Area Joint Community and Senior Center Commission.

Organization: DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

Location: DeForest, WI

Date Posted: Sunday, January 1, 2023

Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Duties and Responsibilities:

The qualified candidate will have experience executing the key responsibilities of this position:

  • Executive/fiscal/human resource and facility management of a non-profit or similar organization which provides services to seniors and other community members.
  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory rules and statutes governing the conduct of non-profit and/or government entities.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks and typical office software and hardware.
  • Proficiency in conducting meetings, recording decisions and outcomes, and maintaining records.

For a detailed description of responsibilities and duties, see the Position Description document at the bottom of the posting.

Desirable Training and Experience:
  •  General Knowledge and Experience
  • Courteous interface with internal and external customers (the face of the organization)
  • Respectful leadership to effect desired results
  • Clear, succinct, and compelling communications, oral and written, as well as observation of confidentiality
  • Strong organization and prioritization capabilities
  • Flexible adaptability to accommodate diversity, rapid pace of change, and frequent interruptions
  • Strong work ethic demonstrating honesty, integrity, and trust
  • Previous experience with senior services, intergenerational programs, and related community resources
  • Previous influential relationships with service providers, businesses, government entities, non-profits, and other organizations which address aging and other community social issues
  •  Executive Management
  • Professional and accommodating conduct; consistent adherence to laws, regulations, policies, procedures, best practices, and rules of operation
  • Judicious and timely decisions, appropriately seeking advice from contributors and counsel
  • Direction of office staff and environment to proactively advance mission/vision/values
  • Understanding of accounting principles and financial statements
  • Presentation of soft or technical information, targeted to various audience interests
  • Initiation and oversight of projects to maintain the organization’s building and grounds
  • Initiation and oversight of programs to serve the needs of the aging and other community members
  • Accountability for operational and strategic reporting to any and all stakeholders
  • Ongoing self-development, to maintain currency and relevancy
  • Fiscal Management
  • Accountability for the budget and finances of both the Center and the Club
    • Working knowledge of accounting, audit, bookkeeping, budget, financial, and tax principles and processes
    •  Working knowledge for producing timely statements and reports related to the aforementioned principles and processes
    •    Ability to write persuasive grants and solicit other charitable funds
  • Technical Management
  • Intimate knowledge of office software (i.e., MS Office, Adobe, QuickBooks) and hardware (i.e., copiers, printers, PCs)
  • Effective conduct of meetings, committees, and task forces in compliance with Open Meeting/Records Laws, accurately capturing decisions and other outcomes
  • Strict adherence to records retention/destruction policies and procedures, according to best practices, organizational directives, and law
  • Tenacious pursuit of process and procedural improvements
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Staff training and development
  • Professional interfaces with staff, committees, task forces, the Commission, the Board, contributing municipalities, and community members, as well as tax preparers, auditors, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and other organizations
  • Expectation management for staff and stakeholders

Other Requirements

This is a salaried position which may involve working more than 40 hours per week, as well as occasional daily or overnight travel.

Conditions of Employment:

  •  Positive completion of background check
  •  Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination or acceptable waiver

Applicants should possess:

  •  A bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 5 years of related business experience, or a combination of education and experience which equips the applicant with an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Knowledge of or experience with aging issues, senior services, intergenerational programs, principles of diversity, and related community resources
  • Knowledge of business practices, executive management, government entities, and non-profits
  • A valid Wisconsin driver’s license, proof of suitable vehicle insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle


The position of Executive Director is a full-time salaried position.  The pay range is based on experience, knowledge and ability of the individual selected for this position.  Health and Dental insurance, sick leave, vacation, and retirement are included with the position.

More Information:

Any questions about the position or application process should be sent to the contact provided.  Qualified candidates should send the following to the address or e-mail below by January 31, 2023:

  1.   Letter of Interest
  2.   Current Resume
  3.   Job Application

Abby Lowery

Commission Board President

Abigail Lowery lowerya@vi.deforest.wi.us

DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

505 N. Main Street

DeForest, WI 53532


Read the full article at: https://www.deforestcenter.org/index.asp?SEC=FAC26A76-3DFE-4153-9253-7E81CD3376E3&DE=3510DE63-D6DE-43FB-813F-E6A9C3529111