Program/Executive Director Position

Lifeline Partnership, a non-profit organization established to nurture and support the spiritual and social growth of persons with developmental disabilities, seeks a caring, dynamic, and creative professional to serve as its Program/Executive Director.  The Program/Executive Director is the sole regular employee of the organization, reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for its day-to-day management.

Essential Duties:

  • Programming: Plan, coordinate and implement activities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities focusing on Building Community, Creating Independence and Fitness and Health. Programming may be held virtually, in-person at the Lifeline site or in-person at participants’ homes.

  • Administration: Manage and execute administrative duties for the organization including Communication, Finances, and Board of Directors engagement.

  • Fundraising: Partner with the Board to lead Lifeline’s fundraising by engaging donors, developing communication materials, and overseeing fundraising events and activities.

  • Strategic Planning: Partner with the Board to develop and execute Lifeline’s strategic plan and vision. Monitor trends and key changes in the developmental disability community (policies, legal and educational theory).


  • Engagement with the Washington D.C. area Disability Community: Connect with like-minded organizations, and network with appropriate D.C. government agencies, parents, guardians, caregivers, and group home staff.


  • Relationship with First Trinity Lutheran Church: Network and communicate with First Trinity staff, leadership, and congregation.


  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human or social services preferred.


  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faith-based organizations. Knowledge of Christian doctrine and educational theory.


  • Three (3) years of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and two (2) years of experience in program management for persons with developmental disabilities strongly preferred.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including social media expertise.


  • Networking skills, fundraising ability, and a public relations instinct.


  • Ability to initiate and take ownership of successful program execution.


  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.

To Apply

This 30-40 hour per week position includes regular weekend and evening events.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefit package and personal time off are included.  Interested applicants should email resume with cover letter including two professional references and one personal reference to: