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This venue was created to help those members and others in the disabilities field who are seeking candidates for their specific management career opportunities as well as for candidates who are looking to connect with agencies to further their own career paths.  Both types of information are posted in this section.

ANCOR offers this forum purely as an informational resource. We do not endorse any posting for employment availability or any candidate. ANCOR reserves the right to edit or abbreviate any postings submitted.

Postings will remain for 60 days. Please let us know if the position is filled or employment is obtained prior to that deadline.

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Post date: May 16, 2017
Operational Director - Washington County, Minnesota

Dungarvin Minnesota
Mendota Heights, MN

Now hiring in metro area.

Utilize your Leadership skills in the Social Services field! Make a difference in your community by helping others! This position serves as a strategic business partner in coordinating the organization’s services and resources to maximize the benefit to each person served, facility, and program. Provides leadership and oversight to Program Director, assisting them in developing and maintaining programs that maximize benefits to individuals we serve. In-charge of developing and maintaining close relationships with the people we serve and their families, guardians, and related funding agencies. Responsible for developing program service budgets and effectively managing expenses, ensuring that services/supports provided to individuals are of the highest quality. This current position will have a caseload primarily in Washington County Residential.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, a master’s degree is preferred with experience in residential facilities for individuals with disabilities
  • 2-4 years of middle to senior management experience
  • Sound decision-making, communication, financial management, customer relation, quality assurance skills
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Requires Vehicle with positive driving record
  • Must be willing to travel to any assigned area
  • Must be responsible, professional, & flexible

Please apply online at
Requisition #17-0193

Post date: May 16, 2017
Mental Health Program Director - Duluth, Minnesota

Dungarvin Minnesota
Mendota Heights, MN



Utilize your Leadership skills in the Mental Health field! Make a difference in your community by helping others! The Mental Health Program Director is responsible for coordination and management of programs that specialize in supporting people with challenging behaviors and mental health diagnoses.


  • Experience working with people with mental health diagnoses and with effective Crisis Intervention and Treatment Plans
  • 4 year degree is required in a Behavioral Science Field
  • 3 years of supervising programs that oversee services for people with behavioral and serious persistent mental health needs or related conditions


  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Regular wage increases
  • PTO

Please apply online at
Requisition #17-0194

Post date: May 10, 2017
Executive Director - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Sunrise Community
Tuscaloosa, AL




  • Provides support and assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to live valued lives in the community
  • Ensures proper oversight, training and supervision of managers and staff
  • Ensures implementation of therapy, training and behavior programs and data collection required by the individuals’ plans
  • Ensures the homes and programs offer choice, and creative activities within a positive innovative environment
  • Ensures all areas and services operate in an efficient, cost effective manner following the budgeted guidelines
  • Monitors and ensures ongoing compliance with agency directives, licensing standards, and policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must Successfully complete the required pre-employment Background and Drug Screenings
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License which meets company standards for approved driver status
  • Must possess basic computer skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service discipline or a business-related field (Master's degree preferred)
  • Minimum four years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum two years of experience working in the human service field


Kristian Vargas

Interested candidates may submit Resume by:


Apply in person at: 3079 Palisades Court, Tuscaloosa AL


May 30, 2017

Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace


Post date: May 10, 2017
Registered Nurse - South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Community Connections, Inc.
South Yarmouth, MA


Registered Nurse


Full time (40 hours). Oversee all health care services to consumers, providing direct care and in-service training in relevant medical and health care issues, and coordinating medical services with each consumer’s primary physician or medical clinic.


South Yarmouth Day Center


Currently registered with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. At least one year’s experience in a community health setting and training program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Demonstrated working knowledge of medications utilized for seizure disorders and behavior problems. Acceptable criminal background check required. Active knowledge of local medical resources preferred.


11 paid Holidays per year; Vacation, Sick and Personal Time benefits prorated based on scheduled work hours; eligible for Disability and Term Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account and voluntary 403B Retirement Plan.

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Karyn Rodrigues, Service Director
127 Whites Path
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Fax (508) 394-2105

Post date: May 9, 2017
Executive Director - Knoxville, Tennessee

Sunrise Community
Knoxville, TN


Exempt Full-time


As soon as possible


  • Provides support and assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to live valued lives in the community
  • Ensures proper oversight, training and supervision of managers and staff
  • Ensures implementation of therapy, training and behavior programs and data collection required by the individuals’ plans
  • Ensures the homes and programs offer choice, and creative activities within a positive innovative environment
  • Ensures all areas and services operate in an efficient, cost effective manner following the budgeted guidelines
  • Monitors and ensures ongoing compliance with agency directives, licensing standards, and policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must successfully complete the required pre-employment Background and Drug Screenings
  • Must Possess a valid Driver’s License which meets company standards for approved driver status
  • Must possess computer skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services discipline or a business-related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Minimum four years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum two years of experience working the human service field (experience in the field of ID/DD preferred)

Interested candidates may submit Resume by:


Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace

Post date: May 8, 2017
Executive Director - Salem, Oregon

Oregon Resource Association
Salem, OR

The Oregon Resource Association (ORA) is a statewide trade association of non-profits providing services to persons with disabilities, is seeking an Executive Director. The position is based in Salem, Oregon.

The Executive Director will work in an environment with multiple stakeholder leaders (State, Federal, Regional and Local) and with other industry professionals involved in different but related aspects of industry partnerships on behalf of Oregonians with disabilities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work with member agencies, State officials, legislators, and other allied partners to advance leadership of the Association; proactively shape the future of the human services delivery system (especially IDD); build resources, tools and methods to enable members to achieve success; and ensure the long-term viability of the Association.  Demonstrated leadership, public policy/advocacy, public speaking, written communication, collaboration, and relationship building skill are essential.


Work is performed both in the office environment and across the state of Oregon.


  • BA/BS, or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job
  • Minimum 5 years’ previous experience in a health/human services agency or trade association
  • Expertise working with a Board of Directors
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal management, including budget preparation, expenditure control, and record keeping
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals and groups regarding complex or sensitive issues or regulations
  • Proven managerial and HR experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Solid administrative background which can include working with for-profit as well non-profit organizations

A resume with chronological work, salary and benefit compensation history is required.

Salary range $90k - $125k depending on experience plus a generous benefit package.

Please submit your resume’s to

Post date: April 27, 2017
Vice President for Strategic Transformation and Programs - Loch Sheldrake, New York

New Hope Community
Loch Sheldrake, NY


Vice President for Strategic Transformation and Programs

New Hope Community is a place to learn, where life skills can be immersed with support professionals that create environments of innovation.  A place where strengths, talents, personal direction and accomplishments can be discovered.


New Hope Community is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in residentially based settings. Located on a sprawling campus in Loch Sheldrake, NY (Sullivan County), New Hope Community is home to over 240 individuals between its campus and off-site residences. Opportunities for individuals and day program members include art classes, music and performance classes in a state-of-the-art theater, riding programs at on-site horse stables, a greenhouse and more. For over 40 years, New Hope Community’s commitment to investing in its facilities and programs has made it a premier point of support for the population it serves.

Recognized for these premier services, in September 2015, New Hope Community was awarded the coveted Person-Centered Excellence National Accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), the preeminent leader in defining, measuring and improving the quality of life for all people. Organizations that are awarded accreditation by CQL meet a stringent set of criteria and demonstrate an on-going commitment to person-centered excellence. This accreditation confirms New Hope Community’s vision of being accountable to individuals and their families, utilizing innovative and best practices with positive energy.

Programs and Services

New Hope Community’s residential program provides a wide array of living options, ranging from a campus setting to integrated housing in traditional neighborhoods in the community. The housing staff provides individualized service delivery, including personal care, clinical support, recreational activities, and social development. Over 240 people currently call New Hope Community home, with services continuing to expand each year.

In addition to housing, New Hope Community provides a variety of other programs and services. The day programs include on-campus classes in technology, fine arts, athletics, gardening and horseback riding, as well as the Without Walls program, which promotes educational experience within the greater Sullivan County and Hudson Valley community. These services are designed to be accessible to all participants, including those with dual diagnoses or challenging behaviors and the elderly or medically frail. The Supported Employment program is designed to help people become productive, employable citizens in the local community. It provides the skills necessary to retain employment, as well as assisting people with disabilities in gaining acceptance in society. Beyond enrichment, New Hope Community also provides Health Services, Clinical Services, Family Support, and Service Coordination, all of which come together to form a holistic approach to the care and happiness of its clients.

New Hope Community operates with a budget in excess of $35M and 650 FTE’s. To learn more please visit


New Hope Community is located in the Catskills, a large region in the southeastern portion of New York State. Situated approximately 100 miles north-northwest of NYC and 40 miles southwest of Albany, the Catskills occupy much or all of Greene, Delaware, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The area boasts major downhill ski and snowboard areas, numerous hiking trails, and options for kayaking, rafting and fly fishing, as well as many cultural and musical events, often located at the world renowned Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The community has long been attractive to those seeking to indulge their love of the outdoors while still being an easy drive or train journey from New York City. Sullivan County is also experiencing a resurgence of economic development. For example, minutes from New Hope Community, Adelaar, with its 5 star world class casino, hotel and spa, fine dining, retail, golf and indoor water park, will cater to the family when it opens in 2018.


The Vice President for Strategic Transformation and Programs is a new position created to lead and direct continual strategic and programmatic development across the organization.

With the complexities of delivering health and other residentially based services, coupled with changing state mandates, organizations need to be innovative in order to better serve the individuals.  Working closely with the CEO, other members of the management team, the Board of Directors and the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Directors, the VP for Strategic Transformation and Programs will be tasked with spearheading an ongoing process to ensure that New Hope Community is poised to recognize and seize strategic opportunities to help New Hope Community continue to excel both in the delivery of services and in the creation of alternative income sources. Simultaneously, the organization needs to be prepared for anticipated and non-anticipated challenges.

Collaboration and partnerships are integral components of successful organizations. The Vice President will be a visible leader in the community representing New Hope Community in front of state funding agencies, foundations, elected leaders, media, and other nonprofit agencies. Innovation often requires partnerships, and so the Vice President will identify and leverage external resources to drive organizational, programmatic and financial development through collaboration. To support collaborations and other external responsibilities, a Marketing and Communications team reports into this position.

Residential services encompasses one of the largest program areas at New Hope Community with a staff of approximately 500 FTEs. The Vice President of Strategic Transformation and Programs, will be responsible for ensuring superior standards of support and service delivery; progressive service growth and sound business expansion; a positive reputation with stakeholder groups and ethical conduct throughout the organization.

  • Success for the Vice President will result in a variety of outcomes for New Hope Community, including but not limited to:
  • Successfully leading the implementation of the 2017 strategic plan across the organization;
  • Initiating new program models that better serve the individuals;
  • Instituting a culture of innovation with board and management;
  • Developing new programs that not only lead to income diversification but also innovation within the program areas;
  • Establishing the organization as a thought leader in the I/DD sector;
  • Being well represented and recognized at forums, discussions, etc., where decisions are made at county and state levels;
  • Strengthening the organization’s recognition by individuals, corporations, and funders within and beyond the region;
  • Further developing New Hope Community’s reputation as being the employer of choice in the region; and
  • Ensuring the quality and expansion of existing residential programs.

This position reports directly to the CEO and is a member of the management team along with the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Operations, and Vice President of Philanthropy.



  • Drive the creation and implementation of strategic plans through engagement of management, staff, board members and many external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the approved strategic plan is periodically refreshed in coordination with the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Lead the efforts to strategically integrate all new state mandates and new business developments into the New Hope Community operating framework, including the assurance that the service delivery infrastructure can support future needs.


  • Create an organizational environment that reflects an absolute commitment to innovation and the continuing pursuit of quality improvement.
  • Provide leadership in developing new, diverse and sustainable revenue streams to provide the most reasonably secure operating platform for the New Hope Community of tomorrow.
  • Ensure New Hope Community is well positioned to capitalize on opportunities as well as being protected against the challenges within today’s ever-changing human services delivery model.

Communications and Community Relations

  • Ensure an effective communication program is developed and maintained to promote positive relationships with stakeholder groups (individuals supported, families, funders, state agencies, business partners, donors and the public at-large).
  • As a face of the organization, continually seek and cultivate relationships on behalf of New Hope Community that will enable programmatic expansion and innovation.
  • Work with leaders within all areas of government on systemic changes relevant to the sector.
  • Develop and leverage an ongoing marketing/communications, public relations and branding strategy.
  • Seek new opportunities for service growth both in the public and private sectors, strategic alliances and business opportunities to support the mission and vision of the organization.


  • Directly supervise all residential, day programs, leisure and supported work programs and ensure the pursuit of best practices to optimize service delivery.
  • Build depth in the managerial and professional leadership structure to ensure ongoing stability throughout the department.
  • Motivate, evaluate and inspire staff by creating a collaborative, transparent and inclusive culture that allows for an open dialogue to address both the challenges and goals facing New Hope Community.



  • A well regarded professional who has a demonstrated background in this human services sector and who is known to be, and can demonstrate high strategic and entrepreneurially thinking supported by precision execution of all plans.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership role(s) managing complex organization(s) in this highly regulated human services sector.
  • An understanding and interest in working with a rural-based service provider.
  • Financial acumen, business, management and forecasting skills – ability to link strategic and operational goals to fiscal realities and program priorities.
  • Reputation as a team builder with demonstrated success leading, motivating and collaborating with a large group of professional and direct service staff.
  • Ability to articulate New Hope Community’s message to a broad range of constituents and the general public.


  • Passion and dedication to New Hope Community’s mission.
  • Inspirational leadership skills which are built upon an appropriate level of “humility” in leading the areas of responsibility.
  • Unquestioned integrity and values.
  • Commitment to change/improvement – creating a culture that always looks to improve.
  • Sound judgment/decision making in order to deal with the complexities and uncertainties in this nonprofit’s marketplace.
  • Intellectual/emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Prudent risk taker/results oriented.
  • Flexible/responsive to feedback.
  • Innovative/entrepreneurial/creative/high energy.


David Hinsley Cheng, Managing Partner
Kelsey Mooney, Senior Associate
Elise Riffel, Junior Associate

DRG – Executive Search
275 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-983-1600


Please submit a resume and cover letter.

Post date: April 26, 2017
Regional Director - Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Keystone Human Services
Harrisburg, PA

Keystone Human Services has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Director in our Downingtown, PA office location.

Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, this position is responsible to oversee operations for assigned regional office. The Regional Director provides strong leadership in areas including planning, budgeting, new business development and quality assurance and improvement. The position assures operations and services are compatible with and in support of the vision, mission, strategic initiatives and policies of Keystone Human Services.

A Bachelor’s degree in human services, business or related field; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 7 years’ experience in human services including 5 years of executive/senior level experience. Supervisory and demonstrated management skills required. Must have proven interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to successfully work in a diverse workforce utilizing the talents and abilities of all employees to effectively build and direct a results-driven team.

Must have a valid driver’s license and daily access to a privately maintained vehicle.

For consideration, please apply using the link below.

Job Req is Downingtown, PA – 5340BR

Post date: April 24, 2017
Director of DD Services - Lehigh Valley Region, Pennsylvania

Step By Step, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA

Candidate must have exceptional management and leadership skills, have a strong belief in Person-Centered planning, community integration, and must have budgeting & billing knowledge and experience. Experience with Community Homes, LifeSharing, Home & Community Habilitation and/or ICF/IDD services necessary. Must be proficient using Microsoft Office software, and working with databases. Master’s Degree in related field required.

Send cover letter and résumé to:

Step By Step, Inc.
623 West Union Boulevard
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Attn: Recruitment/ Development Coordinator

or fax (610) 867-9217 or email EEOC

Step By Step, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation devoted to providing community support services to children and adults in Pennsylvania with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and autism. 

Established in 1977, today Step By Step, Inc. provides services to over 2,000 clients in multiple Pennsylvania counties. They include: the Northeast Region (Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, Luzerne, Wyoming, Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties), the Lehigh Valley Region (Northampton and Lehigh counties), the Southeast Region (Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware counties), and the Western Region (Allegheny, Fayette and Washington counties).

Throughout its history, Step By Step, Inc. has maintained a progressive view of the potential of individuals with disabilities. A pioneer in the development of community group homes in the late 1970s, Step by Step, Inc. has provided safe, supervised, home-like settings for countless individuals. The homes are designed for each individual to experience and learn skills necessary for living independently within a community setting.

Today, Step By Step, Inc., fulfills its mission by providing an array of services which recognizes and responsively supports independent living allowing people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and autism to remain in their own homes with family members, or to live independently.

Post date: April 20, 2017
Director of Day Services - Spartanburg, South Carolina

The Charles Lea Center
Spartanburg, SC

It has often been said that families have chosen to live in Spartanburg County due to the services and care offered at the Charles Lea Center. That is a testament to the outpouring of community support the CLC has enjoyed since it opened in 1971. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in society and have an active and vibrant life based on their interests and abilities. To that end, we are committed to being flexible to accommodate the changing needs and expectations of the individuals we support.

Our approach is simple. We help each person make choices about how they want to live. We do this by providing supports to people where they live, work and play. Our supports are based on the principles of person centered thinking where the individual and/or their family/caregiver direct the services they want and need.


This position will provide oversight and leadership to the various areas of Focus of Day Services programs. This includes ensuring that each area provides services that are person-centered and consistent with the mission and values of the Charles Lea Center.



  1. Provides support to Focus Leadership Team to develop, prioritize and meet established goals and to meet all State and Federal guidelines
  2. Develops a system for tracking and monitoring discharges/admissions and nsures the timely admission of new referrals
  3. Provides oversight for Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Individual Rehab Supports program
  4. Participates in the planning of the annual departmental budget and provides oversight for budgetary needs throughout the year; including managing overtime and reviewing/approving billing logs
  5. Collaborates with Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator to ensure that activity programs are developed that promote community inclusion and person-centered practices.
  6. Ensures adherence to the protocol for follow up of Critical Incident Reports and Abuse Reports
  7. Encourages a culture of team work at all levels within and outside of the department.
  8. Ensures that there is a system in place for communicating with families and stakeholders to increase awareness of departmental changes, updates and activities.
  9. Provides input to Sr. Director Community Supports regarding program design and implementation identifying opportunities to improve the program and increase effectiveness in engaging Individuals in meaningful activities
  10. Ensures that services are coordinated through a team process that is responsive to the needs of Individuals supported

Training and Development

  1. Ensures that departmental personnel have received the required training as well as any other training opportunities needed for quality service provision
  2. Ensures that Focus Leadership personnel are aware of and trained on changes to services as well as State and Federal systematic changes
  3. Ensures that Focus Leadership are afforded opportunities for professional development
  4. Provides support for hiring/training/coaching/separating Focus Leadership Team personnel as needed


  1. Participates on various committees and work groups to evaluate and improve service provision
  2. Represents the Charles Lea Center in a positive and professional manner at various functions
  3. Works effectively with others within and outside of the Charles Lea Center


Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with 4 years of supervisory experience (2 of which must be in Human Services).

Knowledge and background in Day habilitation/activity programs with a strong focus on individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injury preferred.

Experience with curriculum development or implementation preferred.

To apply or for more information: Catherine.Rogerson@CharlesLea.Org