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Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA)

Seeking President/CEO


Opportunity:  The role of President/CEO of the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) is available following the recent appointment of Jeff Davis, most recently in this role, to the Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. A past incumbent was recently appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid. These appointments speak volumes to the reputation and impact of OPRA to Ohio’s intellectual and developmental disabilities services and supports.  The next President/CEO will step into an organization that is nationally recognized among its peers, held in high regard with Ohio and federal legislators, and experiencing membership growth.  With the support of a highly skilled and tenured staff and Board of Directors, this individual will have the opportunity to advance OPRA’s mission to support and provide advocacy for community-based service providers to ensure the availability of programs, services and funding adequate to support and assist individuals with developmental disabilities.


Quick facts:  As a statewide association of service providers formed more than 40 years ago, OPRA is a leader in efforts to collaboratively build a statewide service system that meets the needs of its ultimate customers: Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Currently, OPRA’s membership consists of more than 170 organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, providing services to more than 40,000 Ohioans with developmental disabilities.  OPRA supports its members through advocacy and representation with governmental bodies, timely news and information, offerings of resources and tools, and vast networking opportunities. Please visit www.opra.org for more details.


Successful candidate:  With the support of a professional and engaged Board of Directors, the successful candidate will inherit the helm of an effective, efficient and impactful organization with highly regarded and tenured staff as well as an outstanding reputation with its stakeholders and across the national network of IDD state associations.  The ideal candidate will bring a successful record of administrative management, Ohio legislative and/or public policy experience, and preferably, a strong knowledge of and experience in the intellectual and developmental disabilities service field. The successful candidate will bring the ability to develop partnerships, build teams and manage conflict.  Experience in nonprofit management with accountability to a Board of Directors is preferred.  Trade association management experience is a plus.  Required competencies include excellent communications and public speaking skills. 


Applications:  Resumes and cover letters are encouraged on or before close of business, Thursday, February 28, 2019. Preference will be given to candidates who include a resume and cover letter explaining their qualifications and personal and professional interest in this career opportunity, and three professional references with contact details.  Confidentiality is assured to all parties; no listed references will be contacted without prior approval by the applicant.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Post Office Box 54556

Cincinnati, Ohio 45254-0556