The South Carolina Autism Society’s Board of Directors will make a decision about hiring a permanent CEO at its upcoming Board mtg., on Jan. 25.  For questions, contact the CEO Search Committee Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Position: President & Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”)
Reports To: Board of Directors
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary: Negotiable with experience


The President & CEO is SCAS’s chief executive officer and executive director. As such, the President & CEO shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the SCAS. The
executive director is responsible for implementing new and maintaining current programs/activities, policies and Board directives. The executive director shall oversee all administrative, financial and public affairs activities of the SCAS.

Duties and Responsibilities:

a. Assist the Board in the organization of board and its committees. Provide assistance in recruiting new board and committee members;
b. Advise the Board and provide information concerning the agency’s programs and operations as well as other related agencies/services;
c. Maintain positive communications with the Board, support groups, regional representatives and SCAS members;
d. Provide the Board with timely, detailed information needed to make decisions concerning SCAS, its policies and programs;
e. Work with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan;
f. Provide quick responses to request for information and referrals;
g. Maintain membership and other pertinent records;
h. Recruit, hire and supervise all staff. This includes staff working in the central office as well as staff working outside the central office;
i. Ensure that all staff receives any and all needed training to perform their jobs in a timely fashion. Additionally, provide all staff with an overview of SCAS and its history; and
j. Perform periodical review of all employees.
k. Ensure that all personnel policies found in the SCAS Employee Handbook are followed. Additionally, maintain the Handbook to keep the policies current and in compliance with current local, state and federal laws;
l. Develop and implement office policies and procedures to ensure efficient office operations;
m. Oversee all planning, development, implementation, operations and evaluations of all SCAS programs;
n. Manage financial affairs, including budget drafting, bookkeeping, and accounts payable and receivable in conjunction with the treasurer and the president;
o. Expand and maintain funding through the United Way, through grant applications, and other direct fundraising activities;
p. Provide an independent auditor with all information necessary to conduct an annual review of the agency. Timely implement any corrective action for problems discovered through the audit;
q. Represent SCAS in its relationship with state agencies, and other related statewide organizations;
r. Serve as SCAS’ representative on the SC Developmental Disabilities Council;
s. Meet regularly, along with the chair and other SCAS members, with the DDSN administrator and the head of the Autism Division;
t. Develop and maintain relationships with the SC Department of Education;
u. Represent SCAS at the national level through ongoing contact with ASA and attendance at its meetings, sharing pertinent information with the membership;
v. Maintain current knowledge of relevant national legislation and policy changes related to autism and advocate with the appropriate decision makers;
w. Monitor legislation and regulations that may have an impact on individuals with autism and their families. Inform the Board and SCAS membership of the issues and recommended actions; and
x. Serve as the chief spokes-person for the agency.

Job Requirements

a. Excellent communication and organizational skills;
b. Excellent Public speaking skills;
c. Familiarity with computer applications;
d. Willingness to travel as necessary, within and out of state; and
e. Bachelor’s degree or experience preferred


The South Carolina Autism Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, and a registered charity in the state of South Carolina.  Almost 90% of total expenses go to program services. Click here for more information.


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