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Senior Director of Meaningful Day & Employment
Ardmore seeks an experienced professional to lead and inspire managers, coordinators, and direct support professionals in the daily operations of a community-based Meaningful Day & Employment service.
Ardmore, Inc., founded in 1963, is a person-first oriented, nonprofit service and advocacy organization whose primary goal is to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the communities they choose to be a part of. We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued members of our communities, so, we aim to provide the highest quality community-based, person-centered services to those we support so that they can live the lives they choose for themselves.
Ardmore provides an array of services that support people with IDD to live, work and thrive in their chosen communities. We provide services and support that create pathways to active community engagement that gives people opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways while developing new skills, exploring new interests, and building friendships and relationships. Full community inclusion and integration is the goal. Our services promote increased social connections and opportunities while encouraging autonomy in decision-making.
Ardmore’s mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ardmore’s services are driven by the unique desires of the men and women we support to:
For more information about Ardmore, see ArdmoreEnterprises.org .
The Senior Director of Meaningful Day & Employment is responsible for the oversight of all services provided through community development and employment. The primary focus is to increase employment outcomes and community engagement of people with disabilities as an Employment First organization and uses the principles of Customized Employment. This leadership position will be an active part of organizational change moving from a center-based service to fully community based and aligning all services and practices with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration Transformation initiative. This position requires a strong commitment to the principles of self-determination through the practical application of Person-Centered Thinking and Planning. This position will provide daily support to all department staff and direct supervision to Program Managers and PCP Specialists.
The Senior Director of Meaningful Day & Employment reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position develops, implements, and manages a comprehensive set of support services for approximately 120 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Senior Director of Meaningful Day & Employment will be responsible for developing and administering programs, supervising staff and transitioning the program from traditional day habilitation services to community-based, meaningful day services. including paid community employment, customized employment, business ownership, or a mix of community, employment, volunteerism, and activities.
The Senior Director is responsible for creating an atmosphere that provides quality services and clear expectations for all employees related to Ardmore’s mission. The Senior Director implements the philosophy, policy, procedures, systems, and strategic goals set by the CEO while maximizing the highest level of customer service to the community, families, persons receiving services, and external organizations.
Other key responsibilities include to:
Experience and Attributes
The Director will be a strategic thinker who operates in a collaborative manner and is highly organized. Attention to detail and the ability to learn systems and technology quickly is beneficial. The following are the expected qualifications for the Senior Director of Meaningful Day & Employment:
Additional requirements include providing proof of US citizenship or legal immigration status, an acceptable criminal background check, able to pass a drug screening (random and scheduled), and being fully vaccinated for COVID. The base salary range for this position is $95K - $110K.
Send a cover letter that details your fit with the position’s requirements along with a chronological resume to Ardmore@dragonflycentral.org. Ardmore is partnering with Dragonfly Central, Inc. to find the Senior Director of Meaningful Day & Employment. For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at Ginna@dragonflycentral.org.
Ardmore is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law
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