| Position Title: Executive Director – San Mateo Region Program/Dept: San Mateo County Programs & Services Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Classification: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt Salary Range: DOEE + Full Benefits Package |
Agency Description: Caminar is a nonprofit agency with over 50 years of experience providing community-based support services for people with disabilities. Caminar services are designed to enable adults and older adults with mental health, physical and developmental disabilities to live and work in their community in accordance with their ability and desire. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing opportunities to live in the community with dignity and independence. The agency employs approximately 400 of the most dedicated and professional staff serving the communities of San Mateo, San Francisco, Solano and Butte counties.
Position Description: The Regional Executive Director (RED) reports directly to the CEO and serves as a member of the agency’s Executive Management Team. The RED is accountable for providing leadership to the regional staff and for ensuring that regional programs: fulfill the mission of the agency; provide excellent quality of care consistent with the principles of social rehabilitation; and complies with all applicable funder and contractual obligations and requirements. The RED is required to provide timely information to the CEO on regional activities and changes in the mental health system, including funding opportunities and concerns. The RED is charged with mobilizing regional resources through direct action and appropriate delegation to staff, while serving as the primary liaison to the County mental health system and the community at large. The RED must perform all duties in a professional manner.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct reports include Director of Case Management, Medical Director, Director of Residential Programs, Director of Education and Training, and the Executive Assistant.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: •Assure the ongoing excellence of the quality of care in all regional programs and that they are provided in accordance with the principles of social rehabilitation, in full compliance with all funder and contractual requirements, and consistent with the organization’s values, philosophy, policies and procedures. •Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures of the state departments of mental health (DMH), social services (DSS/CCL), and rehabilitation (DOR), the County of San Mateo mental health department, and Caminar. •In conjunction with the CEO, serves as primary liaison to the County of San Mateo, BHRS; Negotiate the annual agency contract with the County, making every effort to assure adequate ongoing funding of services for clients and an adequate salary structure for regional staff; Develop and successfully manage an annual budget for regional operations. •Recruit, hire, supervise, and manage the performance of the positions that report directly to the RED; Ensure the recruitment, selection, hiring, supervision, evaluation, training and termination of all regional positions is in line with the organization’s values, philosophy, policies and procedures. •Ensure that all regional staff members receive training appropriate to their positions, and as required, so that the quality of services provided remains excellent. •Ensure that all regional services are relevant and sensitive with regard to the diversity of the clients we serve; ensure the provision of cultural competence training regularly to all staff and through a concerted effort to recruit and retain a multi-culturally diverse staff throughout the region. •Develop and maintain productive relationships with funding source representatives, attending liaison meetings as necessary. •Ensure that funding agencies receive accurate and timely client data and billing information which is fully compliant with funder requirements. •Meet regularly with regional leadership staff to provide consultation and direction in order to assure clinical and administrative excellence and consistency throughout the region and across the agency. •Represent and promote the agency in the local service community, the community at large, and in statewide venues, ensuring a positive and caring public image, as well as appropriate visibility, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. •Model respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationships with all individuals served and employed. •Develop and implement policies and procedures that affect the operation and direction of regional services, seeking CEO and EMT approval when appropriate. •Support CEO in planning for development of new services. This may include support of efforts in writing funding proposals and making presentations to funding agencies as necessary. Supervise the creation and implementation of new services. •Approve expenditures and monitor the monthly financial statements of all regional programs to assure that revenues are received in a timely manner and that expenses stay within budget. •Monitor ‘operating account’ of assigned services and programs to ensure that only appropriate expenditures are made and that the accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis. •Ensure all regional programs and services comply with the agency’s Health and Safety program. Serve as a member of the agency’s Health & Safety Committee. Ensure that the agency’s vehicles and real property in the region are properly maintained and that facilities and offices are attractive, clean, safe, and comfortable, and also that residential treatment programs blend in with the surrounding neighborhoods. •Ensure that all appropriate regional information is submitted to the corporate office accurately and in a timely manner. •Work closely with the agency human resources department on personnel issues affecting regional staff. •Attend BOD meetings and inform members of regional activities and changes in the local mental health system, including funding opportunities and concerns. •Periodically review, evaluate and modify programs to ensure that they meet the needs of funding organizations and the community at large. •Complete and submit accurate time sheets and absence reports to program management in a timely manner. •Promote within the agency and with the general public the philosophy and practice of social rehabilitation. •Drive own or agency vehicle to treatment facilities and liaison destinations, as required; documenting and reporting mileage according to agency procedures, so that services can be provided in a timely manner; comply with agency vehicle policy at all times. •Actively nurture and advance the cooperative, harmonious and teamwork oriented environment Caminar strives to promote within the workplace; Through daily efforts and presentation promote an atmosphere of dignity and respect in line with the organization’s mission, philosophy, policies and procedures. •Perform other related duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.