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Program Director ( Albertina Kerr Centers)

Location : Oregon

Position Title:                  PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Salary:                               $92,000-95,000 annually

Exempt Status:                EXEMPT

Department:                    VARIES

Reports to:                     CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER



Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. We operate the only standalone subacute children’s crisis psychiatric facility in Oregon. We are one of Oregon’s largest providers supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Our work also provides leadership in statewide policy discussions related to disability and mental health care.


The Program Director directly supervises 3-5 managers and is responsible for designing, implementing, and administering programs to ensure the well-being and personal development of people we support. Ensures compliance with relevant regulations and agency policies. Supports colleagues in their professional development and holds team members accountable to meet individual goals and agency initiatives. This position will initially oversee a department of approximately 200 employees and over 20 residential group homes. They will lead in the development, implementation, and oversight of additional services and programs in the future, to include supported living, community support and employment services


Leadership & Staff Management

  • Manages day-to-day operations to foster a success-oriented environment with an emphasis on quality of care, client/family satisfaction, and profitability
  • Motivates and leads an accountable, high-performance management team; attracts, recruits, and retains required members of the management team
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the agency’s objectives and mission
  • Maintains open and continuous lines of communication, keeping leadership informed of all critical issues as they develop
  • Supports ongoing professional development plans for staff that includes specialized training, coaching, and professional development goals


    Program Management

  • Designs, implements, and administers the strategic and management activities to maintain varied and complex programs for clients served
  • Develops and implements programs and procedures to meet and maintain licensing for all services and programs overseen
  • Directs a comprehensive program of needs assessment, evaluation, and analysis
  • Represents the company with external constituents, including community, government, and private organizations; Engages in solicitation of community partnerships; Contributes to the company’s marketing and recruitment efforts
  • Serves as key liaison for the program and directs the resolution of inquiries, problems, complaints, or emergencies (on-call duties) affecting availability or quality of services; Responds to the most sensitive or complex inquiries or service complaints
  • Provides guidance and direction to program managers in all aspects of the financial and operational management of the program, including equipment purchases, repair and maintenance, and monitoring and controlling budgeted expenses


    Quality Assurance

  • Participates in Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement opportunities and initiatives
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws, rules, regulations, and accrediting standards
  • Safeguards that clients have current and appropriate ISP's or treatment plans in place, that their needs are met, and that they are being enabled to experience the highest level of independence and/or recovery possible


    Finance, Development & Other Operations

  • In collaboration with leadership team, prepares annual operating budget and amendments, agency cost allocation plans, and related funding request; monitors and documents all revenues and expenses
  • Manages the $5 million budget and all fiscal records for the program
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service or related field of study or additional relevant experience
  • Seven (7) years’ progressively responsible experience in a large, (I/DD) intellectual/developmental disabilities provider setting
  • Five (5) years’ staff supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of the philosophies and approaches used to provide optimal support options to people with developmental disabilities
  • Ability to pass an Oregon Department of Human Services background check



Nonprofit Professionals Now is proud to be working with Albertina Kerr on this key leadership position.

Complete applications must include a cover letter and resume. All applications are reviewed and considered.

Application Deadline:  November 2, 2022

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Albertina Kerr provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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