Current Openings

Leadership Opportunity:  Executive Director


Founded in 2010, Accessible Resources for Independence (ARI) is a non-profit, federally designated Center for Independent Living, one of seven such organizations in Maryland.  Our current budget is over $650,000. Our mission is to maximize the independence of people with disabilities, so they enjoy self-directed, productive lives.  We do this by providing an array of consumer-directed services, including peer mentoring and support, information and referral, independent living skills training, advocacy, and transition assistance for both youth leaving high school and individuals moving from nursing facilities to homes of their own.

This is a unique opportunity to lead an exceptional, growing, non-profit organization with a critical mission to maximize the independence of people with disabilities in Anne Arundel and Howard Counties in Maryland. Nestled between Baltimore and Washington D.C., the quality of life here is family-friendly, rich in sports, entertainment, and cultural experiences.

The new leader will inherit a financially stable, mission-driven organization with a strong culture that actively practices its disability rights values of inclusion and equal access.


Closing / removal date: July 15, 2022


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for ARI’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission.  They will ensure proper administration of contracts, budgets, finances, personnel, operations, agency and contract goals, resource development, and marketing. They will carry out the policies and direction established by the Board of Directors and ensure that ARI complies with all the laws and requirements that govern Centers for Independent Living (CILs).


  • BA/BS in Social Sciences, Public Administration, or Business Administration or related field and five years’ experience in the nonprofit sector as a senior manager is required.  An advanced degree preferably in business administration is highly desirable.
  • Experience providing services to people with disabilities, and knowledge of and commitment to the independent living philosophy.  Personal experience with disability is preferred.
  • Program development and management experience in a Center for Independent Living or other disability-related, grassroots organization.
  • Thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements under which non-profit businesses operate.
  • Experience with government contracts, meeting multiple deadlines with specific data-based outcomes, and delivery of results through detailed reporting.
  • Persuasive and passionate communication ability, including strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with financial oversight and management.
  • Excellent organization skills and flexibility, with the ability to successfully multi-task, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines, often on short notice.
  • Experience in recruiting, training, and supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to coach staff and develop a high-performance, cohesive team.
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising efforts.


  • Leadership
  • Creatively Driving Programmatic Growth and Development
  • Revenue Strategy and Generation
  • People Leadership and Development
  • Financial Oversight and Legal Compliance
  • Advocacy for ARI Mission
  • Board of Directors Relations
  • Future Focus



  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have access to transportation and the ability to travel throughout Maryland.


  • 70% Cost sharing on Medical Insurance
  • Matching SIMPLE IRA Contributions up to 3%
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • 11 paid holidays
  • $70,000 – $80,000 based upon qualifications and experience

All resumes, cover letters, and evidence of minimum qualifications (as outlined in the job description), should be submitted to: ExecutiveSearch@arinow.org. Resumes will be accepted through July 15, 2022. Individuals requiring accommodations during the application process should communicate specific requirements when submitting their cover letters and resumes, and to the chair of the search committee during the interview and selection process.

Executive Director is expected to start October 1, 2022.

Accessible Resources for Independence is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the community. Persons with disabilities, women, veterans, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply for Employment

If you'd like to be considered for future job openings, please email your resume and cover letter to arinow@arinow.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Accessible Resources for Independence is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ARI does not discriminate in regards to race, creed, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual identity/orientation, national origin, or disability status.