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The National and Community Services Executive Director is responsible for directing the operations of national and community-based programs. This position is governed by state

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Special Job Requirements:

Limited in-state overnight travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Provides leadership in the operations of national and community-based units by assisting with determining program priorities, interpreting laws and regulations and developing operational goals and procedural guidelines, implementing and monitoring programs through staff meetings, and information dissemination, and reviewing and approving reports and proposals. Directs the activities of a large professional, clinical, protective service, service maintenance, and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors by approving hire recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations and evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving/disapproving a variety of actions/policies/procedures recommended by subordinates. Reviews and approves budget requests and justification from community-based program units, compiles submitted data, and writes and monitors overall budgets for community-based unit operations. Administers the operational funds for community-based units by developing contractual guidelines for accessing the funds, negotiating and writing contract agreements for community-based units, monitoring the use of the funds by reviewing expense reports and services data, making staff visits to check operational records, and assisting staff as needed. Compiles activity data from national and community-based units and writes and presents operation activity reports for monthly board meetings. Hears grievances of institutions’ staff which are not solved on institutional level and attempts to resolve problems by evaluating the facts and offering alternative solutions. Serves on various committees and boards to provide input and assist with departmental planning. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing the development, implementation, funding, and operation of community-based and institutional programs for youths. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of program planning and evaluation techniques. Knowledge of the state personnel, accounting, budget, and purchasing procedures. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers. Ability to monitor and evaluate youth services institution operations. Ability to analyze and interpret contracts, grants, programs, and financial data. Ability to represent the Division on various committees and boards. Ability to coordinate the activities of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, general business, sociology, or a related field; plus five years of progressively more responsible experience in administrative, financial, or human services operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

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