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Executive Director Position Available at DECA

Are you a visionary leader with a passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals impacted by diabetes? The Diabetes Education & Camping Association (DECA),is seeking a dynamic and experienced Executive Director to lead our organization. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide strategic leadership and management to drive the execution of DECA’s mission and goals, uniting and advancing the diabetes camp community.

As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of DECA, including public relations, financial management, organizational efficiency, and office administration. You will serve as a national voice for DECA, engaging stakeholders across diverse platforms and building partnerships within the diabetes community. Additionally, you will lead, coach, and develop our staff and volunteer team, ensuring alignment with our strategic vision and goals.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of professional experience in a sector that partners with those impacted by a health condition or related field, with leadership experience preferred. Experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and program development is essential, along with a strong understanding of the complexities of diabetes education and camping. If you are a strategic thinker, excellent communicator, and passionate advocate for improving the lives of individuals with diabetes, we encourage you to apply.

DECA offers a collaborative and supportive work environment, competitive salary, and opportunities for professional growth and development. If you are ready to lead an organization dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the diabetes community, we invite you to apply for the Executive Director position today.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position to  HR@DiabetesCamps.Org. This posting will remain open until May 31st and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. We look forward to welcoming a visionary leader to our team at DECA!

Download DECA Executive Director Job Description


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DECA unites the worldwide diabetes camping community through leadership and education. We understand the role of camp leadership and how critical it is for organizational success.

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