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Executive Director

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

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Leader. Strategic. Visionary. Innovator. Passionate.

If this describes you, read on for an opportunity to take the next step in your career!

Area Residential Care has served adults with intellectual disabilities for over fifty years. We are seeking an Executive Director to lead the agency as we continue to provide the multitude of services necessary to meet the needs of our constituents in innovative, person-centered ways. Compassion, leadership and belief in the mission of the agency are essential characteristics of the right person for this position.

What you will do:

  • Develop high quality programs and services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Lead and develop agency staff to ensure the highest quality of service.
  • Oversee the acquisition and maintenance of facilities and equipment.


  • Develop and maintain relationships to ensure adequate program funding.
  • Develop and monitor agency budgets.


  • Participate in and influence matters relating to legislation and standards.
  • Promote community understanding of support of individuals with disabilities.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate progressive leadership experience.

Why Area Residential Care? We are a private non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and supporting them to achieve their highest quality of life. We offer a range of benefits including health and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement savings plans, vision coverage, and paid time off. Area Residential Care serves approximately 185 persons with disabilities on an annual basis with a budget of $8,100,000. We have been continuously CARF accredited since 1999 and employ approximately 200 staff.

Dubuque, Iowa is a community of approximately 60,000 residents with a small-town heart. Located on the Mississippi River where Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois meet, Dubuque is a regional recreational and commercial hub for the surrounding area and serves as a regional medical center with two large hospitals and various medical facilities. It is home to three private universities, a community college, and several seminaries. Dubuque is a choice location for national and international leading companies such as Flexsteel Industries, A.Y. McDonald, Rite-Hite, and John Deere Dubuque Works.

For consideration submit a letter of application, current resume, and 3-5 professional references to: careers@arearesidentialcare.org, or mail to Area Residential Care, ATTN: Human Resources Director, 3355 Kennedy Circle, Dubuque, IA 52002.

Area Residential Care provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Job Details

ID 744529
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Care
Human and Social Services
Volunteer and Non-profit
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 5-10 Years
Education Bachelors

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