Retrieving Freedom, Inc. (“RFI” or
“Retrieving Freedom”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that
changes the lives of Veterans with disabilities and children with
Autism through the placement of exceptionally well-trained service
dogs at no cost to the recipient! RFI is a growing
organization in need of a dynamic and engaging leader to help steer
its future growth and success by building on its core principles.
Retrieving Freedom has a national client base connected via
one of two facilities in Sedalia, MO or Waverly, IA.
In general, the CEO is responsible for
the overall organization leadership, active management and
execution of its strategic plan including resource development,
operations, and finance initiatives. The CEO is responsible
for all aspects of Retrieving Freedom and will implement the
policies and resolutions of the Board of Directors. The CEO will
work collaboratively with the Board in setting the vision and
culture for Retrieving Freedom.
Essential Duties and
Implements all policies and directives of the Board.
Ensures that a strategic plan is developed and
Ensures that RFI is financially viable and operates according
to the best financial practices.
Develop and lead a highly effective team of directors and
managers creating a strong cohesive team environment that enables
individual career growth and high functionality.
Works cooperatively with staff and ensures that they are
integrated into, and have active involvement in, RFI activities and
Leads prospect outreach and donor communication in accordance
with the developed RD Plan.
Manages the relationship with communities in which we are
located as well as supporting organizations and businesses to
ensure strong support for RFI.
Ensures that RFI is in compliance with all Federal, state, and
Ensures that high quality services are provided.
Knowledge, Skills, and
Knowledge of the principles and practices of leading a
Knowledge of and experience with financial, quality
improvement, human resources, and strategic planning
Ability to motivate individuals and groups to work together at
an elevated level to achieve RFI goals.
Ability to effectively communicate in a positive manner with
diverse groups and individuals including public speaking.
Ability to organize resources to meet targets and achieve
- Must be able to sit for a majority of work tasks.
- Must be able to lift 25 pounds occasionally.
- Intermittent standing and walking.
- Occasional lifting and bending.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in business administration or equivalent,
Minimum of ten years’ experience in a leadership position in
organizations that provide services to the public.
Experience working with individual constituents, recipients and
All accreditations required to keep RFI in good standing within
the industries we serve
This position is primarily stationed
in a controlled-temperature environment. The position may
require occasional and limited exposure to natural weather
elements. The position will have frequent contact with dogs.
Travel requirements can be as high as 50% of your time in any
$90,000.00 per year
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Paid time off
to Friday (occasional weekends, as needed)
Supplemental pay types:
edalia, MO 65301: Reliably
commute or plan to relocate before starting work
Senior leadership: 10 years (Required)
primary location, but oversight and travel between facilities