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This venue was created to help those members and others in the disabilities field who are seeking candidates for their specific management career opportunities as well as for candidates who are looking to connect with agencies to further their own career paths.  Both types of information are posted in this section.

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Post date: June 29, 2017
Executive Director - Athens, Georgia

Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia, Inc.
Athens, GA


Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia, Inc. is a $3.5 M private nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in the Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties. Hope Haven believes in the uniqueness, worth, dignity, and right to self-determination of every individual. We strive to prepare, empower, and support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.


This position reports to the Board President and is accountable to the Board of Directors, applicable state and Medicaid departments, Regional Office, United Way, staff, constituents and constituent representatives. The Executive Director is principally responsible for the day-to-day operations of Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia including, but not limited to, financial management, standards compliance, human resource management, public relations and accreditation. A successful candidate will direct the activities of one hundred (+) full and part-time staff to ensure individuals who receive services from Hope Haven gain opportunities for increased community participation.


  • Directs the activities of all programming as specified by Medicaid Waiver manuals, DBHDD Provider Manuals, DCH, CARF, GVRA and contract with Regional Office of DBHDD.
  • Collaborates with Director of Finance and Board Treasurer to develop and manage Hope Haven’s annual budget ($3.5 M) and directs key financial decisions.
  • Develops positive working relationship with local and state level officials and serves as an advocate on legislative issues relevant to Hope Haven’s core functions.
  • Recruits and retains highly caring individuals to effectively manage the various programs offered by Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia.
  • Administers all phases of the agency’s professional and paraprofessional staff to ensure effective program development and implementation.
  • Prepares staff and volunteers for various accreditation inspections and ensures any feedback is handled in a prompt manner.
  • Provides sound leadership in administrative functions and other tasks in coordination with management team members.
  • Maintains relationships in the community and participate in civic organizations in order to communicate needs of the agency and its clients.
  • Works with local businesses and industries to foster success in work contracts and employment opportunities.
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Executive Director to plan and prepare for all Board of Directors meetings.
  • Attends all Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings as necessary.
  • Supports Board of Directors on all major fundraising initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Conforms to all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions required by Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia. Adheres to all professional standards required by the Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities (SPADD) and complies with the various federal, state and/or local laws that apply to and regulate their job responsibilities.


Master’s Degree in relevant field+ 7 years experience required; Doctorate-level degree + 10 years experience is preferred


Experience working with adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.


Commensurate with education and experience.

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to and include the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.

Post date: June 29, 2017
Chief Executive Officer - Celina, Ohio

Mercer Residential Services, Inc.
Celina, OH


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Executive Officer performs some or all of the following:


  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Chief Executive Officer and between the Chief Executive Officer and staff
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile

Operational planning and management

  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and Funders
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
  • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials
  • Be on call and available by telecommunications 24/7

Program planning and management

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects Human resources planning and management
  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission
  • Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
  • Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures Financial planning and management
  • Work with staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization
  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments Community relations/advocacy
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

Risk management

Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage


Is at least twenty-one years of age; valid social security number and forms of Identification; high school diploma or general education development certificate. degree from a certified university or college; five or more years of progressive management experience. One year of full-time paid work experience in the provision of services for individuals with developmental disabilities which included responsibility for: Personnel matters; Supervision of employees; Program services; and Financial management. Must not have a criminal record, which includes felonies or misdemeanors against persons that are in conflict with the requirements of the position or agency policy. Valid driver’s license; acceptable driving record.


MRSI's employee benefits are among the best in the human services industry for full-time employees in this area. MRSI offers competitive salary and benefits package, including health, life and dental insurance, short term disability, paid vacations and sick time, a 401(k) retirement plan, and monthly incentive bonuses.

Apply online:

Post date: June 28, 2017
Developmental Disability Services Director - Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont Care Partners
Montpelier, VT

Vermont Care Partners is hiring a new Developmental Disability Services Director to provide innovative leadership to our community-based non-profit provider network on developmental disabilities in the context of state health care, service delivery and payment reform.

Responsibilities include: research, analysis and advocacy on best practices, program trends, public policy, regulation, payment methodologies, health care integration and legislation at the state and federal levels. The Director develops, coordinates and supports training and public education; serves as a liaison to state government; and provides support to developmental disability program directors statewide.

Full time position with competitive compensation. Masters degree in human services, public policy or related field plus at least 2 years of experience required, preferably in program management, program and policy development or government relations. Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, analytical and teaming skills required.

Resumes and letters of interest are due July 17, 2017 and should be sent to:

Julie Tessler
802-223-1773 ext 401
137 Elm St
Montpelier, VT 05602-2821

Or emailed to Campos, Erin (

Post date: June 27, 2017
Vice President of Autism and Clinical Services - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Arc
St. Louis, MO

Our core values of respect, collaboration, and empowerment drive everything we do. 

Our mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support and advocacy. We work hard to provide the kind of individualized services that can really help make a difference to an adult... to a child... to a family. Services provided are designed to maximize choice and to support people, as they build quality lives within the St. Louis community.


The Vice President of Autism and Clinical Services is responsible for the overall management, direction and leadership of the St. Louis Arc’s autism, behavioral and clinical services. The VP is also responsible for the planning and execution of the approved operating budget and annual operating plan, consistent with the Mission, Vison, Values and Strategic Plan of the organization. The VP reports directly to the President/CEO of the St. Louis Arc.


  • Adherence to Arc Core Values
  • Provides leadership in agency-wide planning; establishing agency goals and direction, developing policy and meeting service demands for autism and behavioral services.
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of programs, services and approaches to care delivery, at the practice level that are reflective of the mission vision, values, philosophy, policies and strategic direction of the St. Louis Arc.
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge on applicable legislation, government policy and direction, as well as initiatives and changes which may affect Arc programs.
  • Initiates, supports and coordinates evaluation activities within autism services programs, which will assess the effectiveness of service programs.
  • Coordinates, develops and manages operating budget for assigned service areas.
  • Fosters positive and constructive interpersonal relationships with clients, families, Board of Directors, staff volunteers, visitors, funders, outside agencies, government officials and related professional associations.
  • Represents autism, behavioral and clinical services to the public and community.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Team, identifies and develops new programs and services required to meet community needs.
  • Provides supervision and coordination of all autism, behavioral and clinical staff.


  • Required Education: Master’s or PhD in a related field or equivalent experience. BCBA certification is an asset.  Relevant clinical experience and expertise is required.
  • Other Requirements: In depth knowledge of autism services. Proven experience in establishing and supporting cohesive, trusting and strength-based relationships with employees and external stakeholders. Proven experience as an effective, dynamic and inspiring leader. Demonstrated strong networking and community development capabilities. Excellent written, verbal and strong listening and communication skills. Strong policy development, organizational and change-management skills and strategic thinking ability.
  • Minimum Years of Experience: 10 years of progressive senior management responsibility with community, social services autism, and behavioral health related experience.

Eligible applicants may apply online at

Post date: June 26, 2017
Chief Executive Officer - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA

ACHIEVA seeks an exceptional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with a personal passion and professional commitment to serving children and adults with disabilities. The CEO will be a passionate advocate on behalf of people with disabilities and their families. S/he will be innovative, compassionate, a stellar communicator, and operate with high moral integrity. ACHIEVA’s current CEO, Marsha Blanco, will be retiring in December 2017 after 38 years in the role.


ACHIEVA supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families. It was founded in 1951 by a group of family members who wanted to end the isolation and segregation for both children and adults with disabilities, and ensure that they had the chance to live, work, attend school, worship and contribute in their communities. 65 years later, ACHIEVA continues to be nationally recognized for providing innovative and industry-changing programs and services. ACHIEVA is southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest provider of lifelong services and supports for people with disabilities and their families.

ACHIEVA envisions a community where disability is a distinction that makes no difference. The agency provides high quality, innovative home and community based services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, and their families. ACHIEVA provides early intervention services, vocational and employment services, residential and recreational services, advocacy, and family support. ACHIEVA also focuses on helping individuals and families with disabilities plan for their future with special needs trusts.

ACHIEVA advances its mission through five subsidiaries. Each subsidiary has a Board that reports to the ACHIEVA Board of Trustees. The subsidiaries are ACHIEVA Family Trust, ACHIEVA Support, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh (serving Allegheny and Beaver Counties), The Arc of Westmoreland (serving Westmoreland County), and ACHIEVA Resource.

ACHIEVA’s mission is advanced through the following services:

  • Advocacy and Family Supports: Highly trained advocates provide individual/family advocacy and systemic advocacy. They also support families so that they can effectively advocate for their loved ones. ACHIEVA’s advocates understand the need for information and support that all families need at some point in their lives.
  • Early Intervention: ACHIEVA has an experienced team of developmental, language, nutritional, speech, vision, hearing, physical and occupational therapists committed to a child’s development. Therapy is tailored to a child’s needs to help each child develop to their full potential.
  • Home Care: Home and community support for people of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Support is designed to build independence and ensure health and safety.
  • Recreation: Recreational activities, day camp and overnight weekend camp for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Residential: Residential living options for adults designed to provide safe, person-centered and inclusive community housing options. ACHIEVA has also developed a unique public/private partnership model, "A Home of My Own," which assists people with disabilities to move out of their family's homes and into homes of their own.
  • Special Needs Trusts: Trustee services for various types of special needs trusts. These trusts help families plan for a secure financial future.
  • Vocational: Services are designed to fit the individuals’ needs and specific employment goals.

Many of these are Medicaid-funded services.  Some services are funded through contributions, investments, special events, and grants.

ACHIEVA’s headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, PA, with 3 satellite offices in Monaca, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Erie, PA. ACHIEVA is governed by a 22-person Board of Trustees. The CEO reports to the ACHIEVA Board of Trustees which oversees ACHIEVA’s strategic priorities, evaluates subsidiaries’ effectiveness, and provides financial oversight of all subsidiaries. The CEO has four direct reports: Senior Vice President for ACHIEVA Support, Executive Vice President, President of the ARC of Greater Pittsburgh at ACHIEVA, and President of ACHIEVA Family Trust.

The annual budget of all 6 subsidiaries is approximately $45 million.


ACHIEVA’s groundbreaking work has resulted in the agency winning a number of notable awards. As an organization that prides itself on vision and foresight, ACHIEVA has accomplished many milestones over the years. 

  • Established in 1998, The ACHIEVA Family Trust was one of the first of its kind in the nation. It is the largest and one of the most respected corporate fiduciaries for special needs trusts in Pennsylvania. The Family Trust has more than 2000 beneficiaries, with more than $100 million in assets under management.
  • ACHIEVA’s policy and advocacy efforts are known and recognized across the state and nationally. ACHIEVA is a leader in getting groundbreaking legislation passed, aimed at advancing and protecting the rights of people with disabilities and their families. ACHIEVA’s advocacy services are also provided free of charge to families.
  • ACHIEVA is one of the few providers to support individuals from birth to well into their senior years.
  • ACHIEVA’s most recent successful $8M capital campaign exceeded its goal by almost $1M. The campaign had 4 innovative components: greening all ACHIEVA facilities, expanding the Family Trust, increasing the productivity in pallet manufacturing, and initiating the Home on My Own program.
  • ACHIEVA’s vocational transformation initiative has resulted in closing one of ACHIEVA’s five sheltered workshops, which led to more than 50 individuals being transitioned to community employment. 75 people are working with employment specialists and planning to be soon employed. People still in the workshops are participating in community activities and volunteering between 20% and 60% of the time with 65 community partner organizations. ACHIEVA has led the way in southwestern Pennsylvania in successfully merging with other social service agencies to synergistically provide more individuals and families with high quality support.


In late 2016, ACHIEVA completed a strategic plan that identified organizational priorities. The new CEO will work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the senior leadership team to advance the priorities laid out in the strategic plan, including, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring that ACHIEVA is making a meaningful difference in the lives of those served.
  • Continuing the transition to fully inclusive, person-centered vocational and day supports through ACHIEVA’s Vocational Transformation efforts.
  • Leading the disabilities community by being a strong voice in the development of policies that affect people with disabilities at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Influencing the outcomes of statewide managed care decisions as they impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Continuing growth and expansion efforts, including developing new lines of business and collaborative partnerships to ensure that ACHIEVA continues to provide high quality and innovative programs for people with disabilities and their families.
  • Leveraging technology in ways that advance administrative and programmatic functions.
  • Continuing to implement cutting edge approaches related to staff retention and recruitment and seeking ways to invest in professional development for staff at all levels.

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The CEO must embrace and be passionate about ACHIEVA’s mission. S/he must be a vocal advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism and their families. The CEO will demonstrate moral integrity and personal and strategic leadership.


ACHIEVA’s next CEO will:

  • Be the public voice of ACHIEVA and build upon the organization’s reputation as a respected and trusted leader in the disabilities field; lead and participate actively in efforts to elevate external stakeholders’ understanding of ACHIEVA’s impact on the lives of people with disabilities.
  • Advocate passionately with a dominant voice for the rights and support needs of people with disabilities and their families; keep abreast of policy decisions that impact people with disabilities, and ensure that ACHIEVA remains a leader in advocating for people with disabilities.
  • Foster an organizational culture that is innovative and forward thinking while still being compassionate and communicative.
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team to advance ACHIEVA’s strategic priorities in a manner that reflects organizational values and the needs of the communities ACHIEVA serves; ensure that the agency adapts swiftly, efficiently and effectively to changes in the external landscape.
  • Seek opportunities for growth and strengthen ACHIEVA’s business model by leveraging ACHIEVA’s programs, accomplishments, and stature in the field.
  • Provide strategic management and fiscal leadership that supports current programs and services, increases revenue, and ensures continued financial health.
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, the Board of Trustees, partners, and stakeholders, including governmental entities.
  • Assess existing partnerships and relationships, and cultivate and grow relationships with key external stakeholders.


Ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the community and serve as an engaged, inspiring, innovative, and visionary leader. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to ACHIEVA, including:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and compassion for individuals with disabilities and their families; must be empathetic and demonstrate stellar emotional intelligence; must lead with humility.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing large, innovative and cutting edge programs and practices; demonstrated “outside-the-box” thinking.
  • Must be knowledgeable about state and federal policies that impact ACHIEVA’s work; must have the ability to distill the interests and needs of persons with disabilities, and to interpret state policies to understand how they will affect programs on the ground.
  • Strong business acumen including strong financial management and contract negotiation skills. Must have experience managing budgets of at least $15-20M. Experience managing umbrella entities/organizations with subsidiaries a plus.
  • Strong fundraising record with an emphasis on experience with government grants and contracts, and foundation and corporate support. Demonstrated experience initiating and implementing private fundraising campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience developing long-term partnerships with the corporate sector and government agencies/officials.
  • Must be a masterful communicator and excellent listener with strong ability to build trust among a wide range of constituents.
  • Solid management skills. Must demonstrate an inclusive leadership and management style that encourages staff in ways that motivate them to perform at their best, and provides opportunities for professional advancement.
  • At least 15 years of senior leadership/management experience, with some of this experience being in the IDD field. Must demonstrate experience managing a highly experienced senior leadership team with decades of experience.                                                                                        


To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at Resume reviews begin immediately.

ACHIEVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.