Community Involvement Programs
Job Purpose and Reporting Structure
The Vice President of Programs is responsible for providing leadership to assure the continued growth and success of an array of services and programs to help the people we serve live their greatest lives. The Vice President will be responsible for programmatic leadership, financial oversight and management of multi-program service areas for Community Involvement Programs. This leader will be responsible for maintaining excellence in services, building and maintaining relationships with non-profit, business and community (including government and philanthropic) leaders across the state and strengthening ties with partner organizations as it pertains to current and future services offered. He or she will also seek out new collaborations and partnerships. This position will work with the CEO in executing its strategic plan and will oversee the implementation of annual program operating objectives. The Vice President will also oversee the continued emphasis on quality, innovation and growth. The position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
- Understand the changing landscape in which CIP provides services.
- Think creatively about possibilities for further achieving the mission.
- Expand existing programs and services to meet current and future needs of individuals with disabilities or mental illness including potential clinical services,
- Assure the highest level of program and service quality.
- Continue to develop and improve evaluation and monitoring methods that provide meaningful inputs toward quality management.
- Provide overall operational leadership for assigned programs and services provided by CIP.
- Set and manage operational goals, objectives and outcomes.
- Assist the management team with planning and executing operational goals.
- Review and negotiate existing service contracts with county and state officials.
- Assure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met in the work of CIP.
- Ensure that all vulnerable adults are safe and treated with utmost respect.
- Actively engage in formulation of public policies that support the mission of CIP.
- Develop positive working relationships with political leaders and government administrations in order to further the goals of the organization.
- Continue CIP’s outstanding reputation with government representatives and other civic partners.
- Develop an annual budget for program services in collaboration with the CEO, CFO and Program Leadership
- Oversee the financial reviews of program operating results and report to CEO progress, action plans, and targeted program indicators.
- Comply with all board and external financial regulations and policies.
- Act with integrity regarding the financial resources of CIP.
- Recruit, select, develop and retain key program leaders in the organization.
- Develop program policies and practices that further the mission and vision of CIP.
- Provide coaching, training and development to grow staff skills and abilities.
- Continue to promote a work environment that values the contributions of all employees and offers flexibility and work-life balance.
- Maintain and enhance the CIP culture of commitment, quality, flexibility and caring.
- Other duties and special projects as assigned
- Serve as a representative of the agency to the people we serve, our community partners and external constituents. Must be able to serve as a positive role model for other employees.
- Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills/abilities.
- Must be willing to travel locally for work with limited overnight travel possible.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A Master’s Degree in rehabilitation, social work, special education, psychology, education, business, public relations, or a closely related field is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in the same fields and the minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience may also qualify as the educational requirement.
Skills & Experience
At least 10 years of professional experience overall, with five years of leadership experience supervising staff operating multiple human service programs. Strength and knowledge with mental health and home health clinical services desired. Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading a diverse work team, developing and organization-wide strategy for program excellence, experience developing and managing budgets, engaging community partners, and partnering with CEO. Experience with EOS systems desired.
The position requires that the person is proficient and professional in a number of areas. Position requires excellent time management skills, highly confidentiality, professional manner, data entry skills, and knowledge of disability, home health and mental health environmental issues.
Ability to provide tangible examples of reporting and program measurement and evaluation. Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work and has experience leading others to new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact.
Passionate about CIP’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission and values of CIP to external and internal stakeholders.
Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to document in neat, legible, accurate, and objective manner. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from program staff and leadership.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as basic math, which includes (at minimum) addition, subtraction, division, and calculating percentages. Knowledge and experience with multiple budget processes necessary.
Ability to read, write and perform math skills; ability to solve problems; ability to accept/follow through with direction and recognize professional boundaries. Ability to serve as a creative team member who can suggest and implement strategies to enhance the service; demonstrate patience, self-control and flexibility. Strong analytical thinking skills and the ability to think through and propose solutions to complex problems.
The incumbent of this position must have a valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation to be used as needed for work related functions. Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required. Approved Background check is required.
Must be able to use technology that is necessary to perform job responsibilities. Ability to use available technology effectively (including, but not limited to, voicemail, computer, printer, photocopier, fax and telephone, and various types of audio visual equipment).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at typical volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity. Position requires mild lifting that would be typical in an office setting.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis, which may include verbal and physical aggression by the people served and/or employees. Must recognize and take appropriate action if suspected abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult is present.
The employee in this position typically works in an office atmosphere. The employee will also be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during some agency events and when traveling on company business.
The employee in this position typically works Monday through Friday, day hours. Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends as required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above is not an all-encompassing statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements for this position.
Interested applicants can apply through Community Involvement Programs' website or by emailing Rita Wiersma, Chief Executive Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.