District 19 Community Services Board
COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
District 19 Community Services Board (D19CSB), which provides community-based services for individuals with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, or developmental disabilities, is seeking a dynamic, highly-qualified professional to serve as its Executive Director. D19 CSB has an operating budget of $20.2 million and employs 185 staff. The Executive Director is directly accountable and responsible to the D19 CSB Board of Directors and provides overall leadership and professional direction of its mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services and all administrative operations. The Executive Director is employed under an annually renewable contract with a 16 member Board of Directors, serves at the pleasure of the Board, and is evaluated annually by the Board.
Located in the South Central Virginia, District 19 Community Services Board is located 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. District 19 CSB covers over 1900 sq. miles of service area, including urban, suburban and rural areas. District 19 CSB serves Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry and Sussex. Our main location, where our Executive Director position is located, is in Old Town Petersburg. Old Towne Petersburg is a charismatic place that has drawn many to live in historic Petersburg and even more to visit to dine, shop, enjoy cultural events, observe its historic architecture, and visit its many historic sites. Old Towne is an inviting culinary and shopping destination, with almost all of its restaurants and shops in historic structures and ran by small business owners.
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. 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 D19 CSB, including experience at smaller similar or comparable organizations or smaller units in larger organizations is required. Extensive (e.g., more than 10 years) experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar to D19 CSB and are comparable in size (budget and staff) is preferred.
Ability to provide effective leadership, inspiring others by example to achieve the mission and vision of the CSB, supervise and elicit superior performance from senior managers and administrators, and maintain high levels of employee engagement within the CSB 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.
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.
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 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: Please visit our website at www.d19csb.com for additional background information on services provided by D19 CSB. The application and a complete job description are also available at this website. Applicants must submit a completed D19 CSB employment application, detailed resume, salary history, and cover letter outlining his or her interest in and qualifications for this position to Job Browsing (vscyberhosting3.com). If the application does not include a cover letter,