Posted 4.1.2021

Position Summary

The AAA Executive Director effectively manages the mandated functions of the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to be a visible advocate and develop a coordinated, continuum of services for people age 60 and over. The Executive Director of AAA serves between the federal and state offices on aging, the local umbrella organization (United Way of Tarrant County) and local service providers. The AAA Executive Director also serves as a member of the United Way of Tarrant County Executive Team, contributing to and overseeing the work of the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct and oversee the AAA staff and management team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all administrative function of the Area Agency on Aging, including supervising and evaluating staff, developing administrative budget, allocating funds through contracts with subcontractors, the annual audit of federal funds, the annual on-site audit by the state agency on aging, community and professional education, community awareness and advocacy for aging issues
  • Develops volunteer leadership and provides professional staffing to volunteer Advisory Council and committees, including those dealing with allocations, advocacy, public relations, and oversight of direct services
  • Provides consultation and support to subcontractors and others in the community
  • Provides leadership and participates in various community coalitions to advocate for aging issues: provides testimony at public hearings; comments on issues of concern to older people
  • Manages United Way’s Health Council’s program partners and impact allocation process
  • Provides periodic reports to United Way’s Community Investment Cabinet, Public Policy Committee and the United Way of Tarrant County board
  • Coordinates with United Way’s planning efforts for aging services throughout the County, particularly in the northeast and Arlington
  • Coordinates with Finance Department on accounting procedures and annual audit of federal and state funds
  • Notifies Marketing Department of all contacts with the media
  • Performs other duties related to the general administration and program operations as assigned
  • Oversees the timely preparation of compelling grant proposals in pursuit of local foundation, state and federal awards
  • Oversees accurate management of funding agreement requirements
  • Maintains knowledge of federal and state legislative initiatives impacting older adults in order to identify opportunities for AAA to advocate for specific policies.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States (No Sponsorship)
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the Area Agency on Aging and the operations of the agency (this could be tricky if you don’t come from the AAA world)
  • Ability to organize and manage numerous projects with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to manage programs in a volunteer intensive environment with older adults
  • Project orientation: ability to adhere to schedules, meets deadlines, work well under pressure, be adaptable to project changes and manage multiple projects
  • Experience developing and implementing health education and outreach programs
  • Experience in computerized reporting and governmental reporting systems
  • Strong project management skills managing complex projects resulting in measurable successes
  • High degree of accuracy in all work and documentation
  • Capacity to work independently and interdependently
  • Significant knowledge about health insurance, health coverage operations, and federal healthcare reform
  • Comfortable and effective at working with culturally diverse groups of individuals
  • High degree of accuracy in all work and documentation

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of experience directly managing multiple levels of staff, reviews, grievances, and performance within a AAA or similar environment required. Bachelor’s Degree may be substituted in lieu of two years of experience. Master’s Degree in human services administration, business administration, social work or related field preferred.

Additional requirements related to the job:

  • Must have a Texas driver’s license, proper vehicle insurance and use of vehicle to travel in the community for meetings

Personal Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent leadership, team building, interpersonal and time management skills
  • A high energy, results-oriented leader and must be a self-starter with little supervision required
  • An individual with the utmost professional and personal integrity
  • Outstanding collaboration skills through effective communication
  • Business savvy with the ability to engage, influence, access risk, issues and priorities
  • Personal values consistent with United Way mission

Work Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 8-5PM (flexible hours)
  • May require some evenings, weekends for special events

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Normal office conditions prevail. Although remote work is permitted for this position, the individual must reside in North Texas, preferably in Tarrant County, and have the ability to work as needed from UWTC offices or other locations on a daily basis.

About United Way of Tarrant County

For more than 95 years United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in the communities we serve. As a nonprofit leader, we partner with companies, organizations, schools, religious institutions and city/state and local governments to fulfill our mission of providing leadership and harnessing resources to solve Tarrant County’s toughest social issues. We also serve as the regional grantee for Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

United Way of Tarrant County and AAA employ approximately 70 people dedicated to our mission. Through their efforts, our Campaign and the generosity of individual donors and foundations, we provide resources and funding to more than 40 partner agencies that focus on education, financial stability and health and wellbeing.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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United Way of Tarrant County, North Main Street, Fort Worth, TX, USA