District 19 Community Services Board

Executive Director

 

District 19 Community Services Board, a provider of community-based services for individuals with mental illnesses, developmental, or substance use disorders, is seeking a dynamic, highly qualified and established leader to become its Executive Director. Located in the South Central Virginia, District 19 Community Services Board is situated in an area rich with history and full of vibrant culture. The area is close to several colleges and universities and is convenient to many local and state parks and trails as well as metropolitan areas. The Executive Director is directly accountable and responsible for the overall success of the entire District 19 Community Services Board operation to include budgeting, strategic planning, program evaluation, contracting, financial management, human resources, employee benefits, risk management, data and technology systems, training, EEO management, licensure, accreditation, and all clinical and supportive services. The Executive Director is employed under an annually renewable contract with a 16-member Board of Directors and is evaluated annually by the Board. The Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of the management of over 250 staff throughout the following localities:  Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex, with an annual budget of $17.2 million. District 19 Community Services Board has a reputation for providing exceptional person-centered services.

Qualifications

Applicants must have demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in the following areas:

  1. Education: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or another human services-related field or in business, public, hospital, or healthcare administration or another management-related field is required and comparable related experience may substitute for education; a graduate degree in one of these fields is preferred.
  2. Board of Directors Experience: Some (e.g., two-five years) experience in reporting directly to a board of directors or other governing body structure that has policy, operational, and fiduciary responsibilities or to the person who reports to the board of directors is required, and considerable (e.g., six-10 years) experience in reporting directly to a board of directors composed of citizen members that has policy, operational, and fiduciary responsibilities and hires its executive director who serves at the pleasure of the boards is preferred.
  3. Leadership: Considerable (e.g., six-10 years) experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar or comparable to District 19 Community Services Board, including experience at smaller similar or comparable organizations or smaller units in larger organizations is required, and extensive (e.g., more than 10 years) experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar to District 19 Community Services Board and are comparable in size (budget and employees) is preferred.

    Ability to provide effective leadership, inspiring others by example to achieve the mission and vision of the organization, supervise and elicit superior performance from senior managers and administrators, and maintain high levels of employee engagement within the agency is required. Ability to respond to changing circumstances, manage organizational and financial risk, and adapt during periods of transition and uncertainty is required.
  4. Service Delivery: Some demonstrated knowledge of mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder programs and services is required, and considerable demonstrated knowledge of these services and ability to provide clinical or programmatic oversight of these services is preferred. Some demonstrated knowledge of the concepts of and experience in applying the concepts of recovery, self-determination, or person-centered planning as they relate to mental health, developmental, or substance use disorder services and the provision of services to individuals with co-occurring disorders is preferred. This experience could include nursing home management, or managed care organizations.
  5. Management and Administration: Considerable demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of human services administration, business administration, or government program administration and of human resources management and financial management, including budgeting, resource allocation, contract management, monitoring, and auditing is required.

    Skill in formulating policies, developing and administering budgets, negotiating and administering contracts, formulating program plans with goals and objectives, preparing and presenting reports and budget requests, and conducting effective community and public relations is required. Demonstrated skill in seeking grants and other alternate funding sources is preferred.
  6. Constituent Relationships: Some (e.g., two-five years) experience in working with a broad range of constituents including individuals, family members, and advocacy groups in the mental health, developmental, or substance use disorder services areas or a similar or related human services field is required.
  7. Collaborative Relationships: Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative and supportive relationships with federal, state and local government officials, individuals receiving services and family members, and advocacy groups is required. Demonstrated ability to build collaborative and supportive relationships with other public and private providers and advocacy groups is preferred. Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively and concisely, orally, in writing, and electronically, with a broad range of individuals, groups, and organizations is required.
  8. Laws and Regulations: Demonstrated ability to interpret, communicate and administer current federal and state laws, regulations, and policies that apply to mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services is required.
  9. Planning, Evaluation, and Human Rights: Some demonstrated knowledge of planning, evaluation, and quality improvement methodologies and human rights requirements and issues is required, and considerable demonstrated knowledge is preferred. Ability to plan and implement services and related procedures and evaluate their effectiveness is required.

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a completed District 19 Community Services Board employment application, detailed resume, salary history, and cover letter outlining his or her interest in and qualifications for this position. If the application does not include a cover letter, detailed resume, and salary history, it is not complete and will not be accepted. Applications are available at https://www.vscyberhosting3.com/d19. Return applications to the attention of:

 

Katrina Parker
District 19 Community Services Board
20 West Bank Street, Suite 7
Petersburg, VA 23803

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kparker@d19csb.com

The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. District 19 Community Services Board provides an attractive benefits package, including participation in the Virginia Retirement System. It is Preferred that The Executive Director shall maintain a fixed, permanent, and primary residence within the area served by the District 19 Community Services Board during his or her tenure. District 19 CSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace committed to workforce diversity.

Further inquiries should be addressed to Katrina Parker, Human Resources Supervisor at kparker@d19csb.com or (804) 862-8002 ext 3092.