Sheltered Workshop Executive Director

Direct and coordinate sheltered workshop activities.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $97,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sheltered Workshop Executive Directors do?

Directs and coordinates sheltered workshop activities of nonprofit organization to train or improve vocational skills of handicapped individuals for gainful employment through productive work: Reviews evaluation made on individual to ascertain type of work recommended and limitations due to specific handicap. Assigns individual to specific tasks, such as cleaning, sorting, assembling, or repairing products or components, and demonstrates methods and procedures for performing work. Observes worker to ensure that work is performed according to prescribed methods and meets established standards. Explains and redemonstrates tasks to resolve work related problems or difficulties. Assigns individual to simpler tasks when worker cannot perform assigned duties. Evaluates individual’s work performance and makes reassignments to different tasks within shop to improve vocational skills. Endeavors to place individual in gainful employment after acquisition of marketable skills. May train handicapped individuals under contract with state agency. May pay workers under contract and license of state agency or by piecework according to contract. May solicit industrial establishment for subcontract work on products or components and be designated Executive Director, Contract Shop.

Should I be a Sheltered Workshop Executive Director?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Executive Director, Contract Shop, Executive Director, Sheltered Workshop

    How to Become a
    Sheltered Workshop Executive Director

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