Reading Emergency Unit

30 Monroe Street

P.O. Box 268

Hillsdale, Michigan 49242


Fax 517.283.3145



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Executive Director -E.M.S.


Reading Emergency Unit, Inc.


Hillsdale County, Michigan 49242


Job details:




$60,000 - $80,000 a year


Job Type




FLSA Status: Salary exempt


Number of hires for this role




Full Job Description:


·       Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree (Mandatory)
  • Management Experience: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Leadership Experience: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Paramedic license (NREMT-P or State of Michigan) (Preferred)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - certified (Preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • EMS Instructor/Coordinator (Preferred)
  • Financial and administrative management experience
  • EMS/operation/Knowledge of billing requirements
  • Extensive computer knowledge
  • Understanding of and experience with capacity building
  • Grant writing experience
  • Responds promptly to all written and oral communications


Reports to: The Board of Directors


Summary: The Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit organization to provide emergency medical services and other special services, by performing duties or through subordinate management and supervisors. The Executive Director is responsible for overall management and direction of the organization in accordance with its vision, mission and direction from the board.


The Executive Director works under the direct oversight of READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. Board of Directors, and reports to the President of the organization.


Overview: The Executive Director provides oversight and overall management, planning, vision and leadership for all aspects of READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. including programs, finance, resource development, human resources, member services and communications.


The Executive Director assumes a participating role throughout the state representing
READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. and its membership in partnering with the local Medical Control Authority (MCA) activities, other state organizations i.e. Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS) and national associations, i.e. (American Ambulance Association) (AMA), foundations, non-governmental organizations and governmental organizations. The Executive Director works with the Board and sub-committees to establish vision, mission, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and general scope of programs.








1. Support and work with the Board of Directors:


  • The Executive Director will take direction from the Board of Directors and work with the Board to assure that READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. operates with a clear mission and short/ long-range strategic plans that are consistent with the mission.


  • Provides leadership in developing READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. as an effective, high quality organization representing the interests and advancement of all member providers and services. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with board members and representatives of other member- based organizations. The Executive Director will keep the Board informed about issues and events which impact or could impact Reading Emergency Unit, Inc.


  • Keep the Board of Directors fully informed on conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges for  READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. and the environment in which it operates so that the Board can carry out its governance, financial oversight and leadership role.


  • Develop with the Board, on a yearly basis, a work plan for the board to carry forward the strategic plans of READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC.
  • Provide for and coordination of Board meetings and communications.
  • Serve as staff member to all sub-committees unless otherwise directed.


2. Management of the Organization:


  • Directly supervise any applicable program management staff, develop a yearly work plan with staff which includes goals, objectives, inputs and outcomes, and timeline for the programs and services to be carried out by READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC.


  • Provide ongoing management to assure the organization stays within approved plans and budgets.


  • Develop contracts with outside vendors, professional organizations, and capacity builders to assure effective performance and advancement of the organization.


  • Represent the organization at professional meetings upon approval of the board and/or the President.


3. Manage Finance:


  • Develop annual budget and submit to board for approval.




  • Identify grant opportunities and develop proposals and produce required reporting to funding sources.
  • Oversee annual financial review of organization activities in coordination with key officers and the READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. board.
  • Monitor expenditures and income, plan for core budget self-sufficiency.
  • Work with READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. leadership to secure millage funding for READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC.


4. Coordinate Advocacy Efforts:


  • Work with lobbyist and Legislative sub-committees to develop advocacy strategy and submit to board for approval.
  • Build relationships with state and local government officials and staff along with lobbyists while maintaining compliance within all applicable laws, rules and statutes.
  • Develop relationships with local, state and national organizations involved in the healthcare, public safety and EMS sectors.


5. Public Presence:


  • Serve as lead spokesman and speaker for READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. alongside the President and assure the mission of the organization is properly presented both externally and internally.
  • Develop and maintain effective and ongoing relationships with media outlets to include the associations social media presence.
  • Develop relationships with other organizations and persons pertinent to the EMS sector, coordinate activities and co-sponsor events.


6. Other duties:


  • Attend and work at meetings and events of READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC., unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Manage and receive bids for READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. items as needed.
  • Work with and support READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. Chief Financial Officer and Finance Committee to ensure proper processes are in place to meet the organization’s fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Administer READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. administrative tasks in a timely and organized manner.
  • Supervise and administer READING EMERGENCY UNIT, INC. programs as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned by the board and/or the President.


7)  Salary:


·         . Competitive compensation package depending on qualifications and experience.


8) Schedule:


  • Monday through Thursday, evenings and weekends as needed.


Applications should be downloaded or submitted by clicking onto the “careers” tab. Either select the “download” button, print the application and submit  (with a resume) to the following fax number: (517) 283-3860 OR complete the online application form.


Resumes must be submitted to REU Human Resource Department in person or email @ by no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2021      


Directions for downloadable version
Please note:
Submission of downloadable application and supporting documents can be submitted via:

U.S. mail:
Reading Emergency Unit, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 268
30 Monroe Street
Hillsdale, Michigan 49242

Fax: 517.283.3860

REU Employment Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.6 MB

Online Submission


Upon submitting the online version, All signature pages and supporting documents MUST be submitted via email: OR fax: 517-283-3860. Thank you.

Online Employment Application


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Reading Emergency Unit considers applications for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, belief, military service, or any other protected class. Reading Emergency Unit IS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE.


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Authorization to Release Information

This section must be completed to be considered for employment


I hereby authorize Reading Emergency Unit to investigate my personnel history to verify and obtain information concerning my employment, education or criminal history, as well as my financial and/or credit records, and auto/driving records, with any individuals, companies, bureaus, private or governmental agencies, institutions or any other information source.


I hereby authorize any individuals, companies, bureaus, institutions or agencies to release such information as you require, including my prior disciplinary employment record, without any obligation to give me written notice of such disclosure. I also authorize yo to release any information requested by any of my prospective employers without any obligation to give me written notice of such disclosure. I hereby release you and them (all information sources) from any liability whatsoever as a result of any inquires or disclosures.

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