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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.

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Post date: February 16, 2017
Regional Director - Augusta, Georgia

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia, Inc.
Atlanta, GA


United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia, Inc. ensures that individuals who have disabilities within our care live a “Life without Limits'! Founded by individuals who cared about the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, UCP of Georgia has, for over 50 years, improved the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families. UCP of Georgia provides services and programs for adults with disabilities addressing physical and health needs, encouraging their educational development and offering opportunities for true integration into the community. The organization has an annual budget of $22m and a staff of 600 employees who are committed to the mission of the organization. United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia is an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., a national organization recognized for quality services, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).


Would you like to work for a company that makes a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities every day? If so, United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia (UCP) is the place for you! 

At UCP our individuals with disabilities are our most valuable asset – we put them first! We are inspired, optimistic, committed, and believe that a life without limits is the most important aspect of anyone’s experience. Our successes solely depend on our employees who believe in leadership at every level, are committed to a good to great mindset, and most importantly FUN!  

We are looking for a Regional Director for the Augusta, GA area. 


The Regional Director (Augusta, GA and surrounding areas) will be responsible for overseeing the operations of UCP’s residential homes.  The Regional Director will provide leadership, guidance and management oversight to Home Managers in programmatic and operational areas. The Regional Director will serve as a subject matter expert in the areas of best practices in supporting individuals with disabilities and Federal/State/Organizational policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be a visionary and practical leader who possesses a passion for serving others and can attract, recruit and support similarly-minded staff.



  1. Provide leadership to direct and indirect reports in the areas of program development, operational effectiveness and efficiency, revenue generation, expense management, human resources and safety.
  2. Develop and implement strategies that will maximize synergies among program areas and result in outcomes that are consistent with expectations/desires of persons served and meet organizational strategic and operational targets.
  3. Act as a key member of UCP’s Residential Leadership Team. Provide strategic input and access to best practices in residential programming for adults with disabilities, particularly in the areas of supports, occupational and speech therapies and services for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities.


Team Management and Development:

  1. Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience and professional development needs of all staff.
  2. Implement a professional development program to address employee experience and skill gaps.
  3. Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all functional operations to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal-setting for all employees.
  4. Recruit, hire and oversee training and orientation of all staff members.

Program Operational Management:

  1. Using the existing quality enhancement framework, establish consistent, objective program performance standards of accountability.
  2. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal guidelines for service delivery, documentation and employment-related issues.  


Minimally qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Nursing or a closely related field. Additionally, previous supervisory experience is required. Please include your salary history and requirements in your letter of interest for the position. UCP offers a competitive salary & full benefits including health & dental benefits, a 403b retirement plan, company paid life insurance and vacation package. The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and pass drug and background checks. UCPGA is an EOE&DFWP employer.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s Degree and 5 years of experience working with adults with disabilities. Ideally, candidates will have no fewer than 3 years of experience in a supervisory capacity. An ideal candidate would be knowledgeable of budgeting and have significant education and experience in the design of person-centered practices and development and achievement of residentially-based programming.

Full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package to include but not limited to health & dental insurance, 403b retirement account, company paid life insurance and leave time.

Must have a valid driver’s license, experience working with Microsoft systems, pass drug test and background check. United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia is an equal employment opportunity and drug free workplace employer.

Please apply for the position via the company website using the Careers tab.

Post date: February 14, 2017
Operating Director: Northeast Region - Swedesboro, New Jersey

Bellwether Behavioral Health
Swedesboro, NJ

The Operating Director: Northeast Region–is responsible for daily oversight with direct authority for all operational effectiveness throughout the regional service lines. The individual will be responsible for clinical and service quality, revenue and census management, expense and cost control, and ongoing financial management for the service line in accordance with established service line metrics and Strategic Plan. In conjunction with Financial Analyst: assesses plans, develops and implements business/operational strategy to meet the service line goals. Partners with Finance, Human Resources, internal and external customers such as referring agencies, Bellwether Leadership team, and accreditation agencies to ensure effective, efficient and appropriate processes are developed and utilized to provide behavioral health services throughout the system. Accountabilities include operational management, fiscal management, employee management/development, quality care improvement, risk management, compliance, vendor relationships, active communication throughout the Bellwether Behavioral Health network. The position directly reports to the Chief Operating Officer.


Masters or advanced degree in Clinical Practice, Masters in Business Administration or Health Administration. Ten (10) years of progressive management in healthcare leadership experience in acute care, and/or service line business environments. Intricate knowledge of managing/leading in a diverse workforce; including driving clinical operational outcomes. Significant working knowledge of the full continuum of healthcare within the evolving healthcare market; including acute care issues and needs, post-acute care services. Experience in partnering providers for efficiency, quality and cost management to maintain services to Behavioral Health/IDD patient populations. Knowledge and experience with implementing/assessing models of service such as Patient Centered, Relationship-Based Care.


  • Provides overall and day to day leadership for the clinical and business aspects of the Northeast Regional service lines with specific focus on leading the continuum of care.
  • Establishes and directs a patient care and business model to include administrative and clinical procedures, clinical and operational policies and standards for quality assurance.
  • Serves as a key liaison with our partnering agencies, such as state divisions and referral sources, to ensure mission, vision, and values are consistent with the overall strategic plan.
  • Assists with developing and implementing approved budgets for regional operations and creates accountability for productivity, and quality standards.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators along with the Business analyst that measures the delivery of quality program services.
  • Recruits key staff (in conjunction with the COO and HR) necessary to operate all aspects of the service lines consistent with Bellwether’s strategic objectives.
  • Ensures collaboration among all members of the service lines. Holds clinical employees accountable for quality services, meeting standards, providing exceptional care and meeting all outcomes.
  • Leadership style promotes teamwork integrated interdisciplinary groups towards the achievement of goals. Mentors staff at all levels consistent with Bellwether’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Reviews, develops and assists in the implementation of policies and procedures will support the overall vision of the regional services, and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Leads the charge to ensure technology and data management play a key role in operational efficiency at meeting program expectations; accountable for clinical trending factors in ensuring the continuum of care is maintained at the highest level.


  • Supports, plans, direct and evaluates activities of program management to meet goals in the region.
  • Establishes and monitors budgets and ensures appropriate staffing, quality, safety and customer satisfaction. Develops and meets performance-based objectives to achieve goals.
  • Works collaboratively with all members of regional service lines to establish clear objectives are set and achieved through partnerships.
  • Evaluations are based on individual performance as well as the performance of the region.



  • Must possess the knowledge necessary to plan, direct, and implement all management functions of a private-equity backed for-profit IDD/behavioral health provider agency as necessary to achieve goals in order to provide care and services.
  • Knowledge of regulations and issues, particularly related to Medicaid Waiver services and IDD supports.
  • Expertise within all facets of the continuum of healthcare as it specifically pertains to acute and post-acute IDD/behavioral healthcare.


  • High-level experience and professional leadership skills in the areas of clinical and financial management, business administration, quality and human resources.
  • Able to be flexible while remaining focused and grounded in a fast-paced, multi-level regional model
  • Collaborates with direct reports and employees to manage and optimize clinical care for individual served


  • Must make independent judgments and decisions.
  • Has the ability to handle interpersonal challenges and work to an appropriate conclusion.
  • Portrays a high level of personal integrity.
  • Is capable of effectively communicating with partnerships, co-workers, Senior Leadership Team, Board Members, patients and the community.
  • Takes initiative in assigning tasks, delegating responsibilities and resolving problems while providing the highest possible quality care.
  • Inspires organizational and individual excellence.

Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send an email to with cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Please feel free to reach out with questions regarding this position, or others that may be available in the area. Applicant review will begin immediately.

Bellwether Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, state or local law.

Post date: February 14, 2017
Executive Director - Evans, Colorado

Evans, CO

Envision – Creative Support for People with Disabilities is looking for a dedicated and compassionate leader to join our team as the Executive Director. Envision is a non-profit community centered board (CCB) in Evans, Colorado serving Weld County. Envision has a long and rich history in Weld County of over 50 years.


Envision, Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities' mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Weld County.


Status: Full Time, Exempt

Wage: Competitive pay based on experience

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits, Paid Time Off and paid Holidays

The Executive Director is employed by the Board of Directors and has the sole authority and responsibility to carry out the mission and administrative policies of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and operation of all aspects of the organization and assures provision of quality services to people supported.  The Executive Director leads the strategic planning process with the Board of Directors and is responsible for the annual organization plans, goals, and strategies to achieve the mission of Envision. The Executive Director routinely exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of job duties.


Bachelors degree or higher in management, leadership, administration, human services or related field, plus five years experience in human services or related field, preferably in the field of developmental disabilities, and at least three of which are in administration.


  • Experience in senior management of a human service organization
  • Experience working with not-for-profit boards
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of leadership in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience working with complex, rapidly changing regulatory and funding environments
  • Experience with budget development and monitoring
  • Experience dealing with uncertainty or ambiguity, and managing in a challenging climate of change
  • Experience with and commitment to person-centered principles and leadership
  • Preferred experience in the Colorado intellectual and developmental disabilities sector and an understanding of Medicaid and Medicare policies
  • Preferred experience in interacting with individuals at a variety of state and local levels including government, state departments and community partners
  • Preferred experience working in a Community Center Board


POLICY MANGEMENT: Assist the Board of Directors with development of policies and, in conjunction with department directors, develop procedures to implement policies. Assure internal compliance with Board approved policies. 

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: Oversee and lead the organization’s strategic planning efforts through local and/or systemic change processes with focus on fulfilling the organization’s mission.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Oversee the fiscal stability of the organization by working closely with the Finance and Administration Director to develop and submit an annual budget and provide regular reports of the financial condition of the organization to the Board of Directors.  versee the prioritization of expenditures within budget and effectively translate fiscal information into operational decision making.  In conjunction with all department directors, monitor external sources for potential expansion of funding opportunities and identify and respond to concerns related to existing funding sources.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: Ensure effective and efficient personnel practices and procedures are utilized throughout the organization. Manage performance of department directors and other assigned staff positions. Regularly meet with staff to address personnel, program, operational and administrative practices. Conduct performance evaluations on direct reports per prescribed schedule.

PERSON CENTERED ORGANIZATION: Promote, support and utilize person centered principles and practices in every phase of the organization’s operation. Assist in developing, promoting and implementing opportunities for people supported, their families, staff and community partners/collaborators to gain knowledge and utilize person centered concepts. Provide for person centered organization sustainability.  

CONTRACT/REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: Maintain familiarity, knowledge and compliance of all contractual obligations and applicable regulations in roles of contractee and contractor and assure standards are met and required licenses and certifications are obtained. Has organization contractual signing authority.

GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS: Develop and maintain relationships with local, state and federal government representatives and entities and work to positively influence matters of policy and legislation pertaining to persons and families receiving or waiting for services. Maintain awareness of current or proposed legislation and regulations that may affect organization operations and services, reporting to the Board of Directors on as needed basis (or as appropriate).

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AND LIAISON: Build and expand community presence through participation and leadership in the Weld County community. Serve as a community leader, coalition builder and primary spokesperson with visibility to community collaborators, media, advocacy groups and other interested external organizations. Assure marketing and development programs reflect the mission and policies set forth by the Board of Directors.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Oversee planning, development and implementation of programs providing services and supports within policy set by the Board of Directors. Work with department directors to assure programs operate with appropriate staffing and within regulatory requirements. Provide leadership to staff to ensure provision of quality services for people and families supported through the organizations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS INVOLVEMENT: Attend all regularly scheduled and special meetings of the Board of Directors and established committees of the Board. Collaborate with the Board leadership in setting agendas and facilitating meetings. Regularly communicate pertinent information to the Board of Directors in writing and electronically as needed. Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.                                                      

To be considered for this position submit a cover letter and resume through our website at

Post date: February 7, 2017
Supervisor Registered Nurse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO


Works collaboratively with staff and host home providers to coordinate and manage the specialized needs of the participants served in Laradon's Alternative School/Day Treatment program and Adult Residential programs to ensure efficient and prompt health care services are provided.Balances training, guidance and oversight with direct participant care. Provides training, direction and oversight to staff and host home providers on delegated tasks.


  • Act as liaison with cooperating medical facilities, hospitals, psychiatrists, families and other external entities in regard to the medical needs of those served.
  • Monitor medication and health issues of participants served in Laradon’s Adult Residential Services (ARS) and Alternative School and consult with directors, program managers, host home providers (HHPs) and teachers/teacher’s assistants.
  • Consult with program managers, teachers and HHPs regarding specific needs of the participants as well as general medical issues.
  • Monitor medical documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and Laradon policies and procedures.
  • Delegate and oversee the administration of medications.
  • Review Medication Administration Records (MARs) for participants and physician orders and update as needed.
  • Develop and train staff and HHPs on medical protocols, health care plans and review and revise as needed.
  • Operate Laradon’s clinic on a daily basis (assess participants and staff and facilitate treatment).
  • Teach the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Division for Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Medication Administration Course and annual review class to Laradon employees and HHPs.
  • Conduct staff trainings and observations for delegated nursing tasks and maintain training records.
  • Provide trainings for employees on health and medical related issues.
  • Evaluate adult host home participants in the residence at a minimum on a quarterly basis.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Provide after hour, on-call support to HHPs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires on-going training and development in program specific area.
  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon.
  • Driver Improvement
  • Mistreatment, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (MANE)
  • Incident Reporting
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Medication Certification
  • Crisis Intervention training
  • 20 hours of on-the-job training


  • Current Registered Nurse License
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Five years’ experience in case management
  • Knowledge of and experience with developmental disabilities      
  • Valid Colorado driving license, good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.
  • Good customer service and people skills.


$36,869 to $76,462 annually


Post date: January 31, 2017
Psychologist Clinical Director - Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Baltimore, MD

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration in Baltimore, MD is seeking a Psychologist Clinical Director.

This position will provide clinical direction and leadership to Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) staff and provide guidance on clinical services provided to individuals who receive DDA funded services.

This position will develop and implement statewide policies and guidance for psychological and behavioral services rendered by community agencies; evaluate current services and make recommendations to improve the delivery of psychological and behavioral services; provide leadership in evaluating training curricula related to psychological and behavioral services; and, work with external stakeholders in developing policies, procedures, guidance, and training to improve the service delivery system.

The DDA provides funding for services to support over 24,000 individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities. These community based services are provided through a network of over 200 provider agencies throughout the state. The annual budget for community based services is approximately $1.1 billion.

Candidates must possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university (Doctorate degree preferred) and six (6) years of health or human services professional experience, including three (3) years at a supervisory or management level.  The successful candidate will have experience with psychological and behavioral supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Also, the successful candidate will have experience with Positive Behavior Support strategies and initiatives that facilitate least restrictive techniques. 

If interested, apply online at by no later than March 3, 2017.

Post date: January 31, 2017
Chief Financial Officer - Bloomington, Indiana

LIFEDesigns, Inc.
Bloomington, IN

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for providing vision and direction for the administrative office operations, including effective Information Technology and Fiscal services.  The CFO ensures that the agency has the capacity to achieve its mission through fiscal and IT services: LIFEDesigns partners with people of all ages and abilities to lead meaningful and active lives.

The CFO is responsible for following all fiscal and information technology policies and procedures of LIFEDesigns and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. The CFO is responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all customer and employee records and ensuring that the records are safe at all times. The CFO will be held accountable for knowing and understanding abuse/neglect policies and complying with all policies and procedures of the Abuse/Neglect Policy; keeping current on all updates to policies and procedures of the position, attending staff meetings, and providing input to the management team on issues related to the position.  

The CFO must have a Master’s in Business Administration, five (5) years of supervisory experience, and experience with financial statement preparation. Experience in establishing sound accounting policies, audit preparation, Medicaid cost reimbursement, and understanding of tax laws and implications for nonprofit are required.

LIFEDesigns has provided services for seniors and people with disabilities across South-Central Indiana for over 30 years. We offer a variety of holistic programs and services to meet the individual needs of each of our customers. We emphasize teamwork and promote ability and independence.

For more information or to apply, please visit our website at

Post date: January 30, 2017
Health Policy Analyst - Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration
Baltimore, MD

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration in Baltimore, MD is seeking a Health Policy Analyst II. 

This position is a high level analyst within DDA's Federal Programs Unit associated with Medicaid home and community-based services conducting advanced level of work evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing home and community-based services, systems, policies and programs.

As the DDA's Assistant Director of Federal Programs, this position is responsible for initiating, planning, designing and executing projects in home and community-based services and for the validity and reliability of findings, interpretations, conclusions, recommendations and final reports. This includes designing and amending the DDA’s home and community-based waiver programs and their implementation. 

This position may provide technical advice and guidance for various stakeholders and internal policy staff.

This position requires the ability to conduct research, review legislation, and update regulations while aligning business process and procedures in a context of increasing federal oversight. 

The successful applicant should have at least one year experience designing, implementing, managing, or providing home and community-based services or quality systems.  Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs. A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. If not using education substitution, candidate must have at least one year experience designing, implementing, managing, or providing home and community-based services or quality systems.

If interested, apply by no later than February 13, 2017 at

Post date: January 26, 2017
Director of Psychological Services - Western Maryland

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration
Hagerstown, MD

This high level leadership position, located in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration’s Western Maryland Regional office in Hagerstown, MD, provides policy and program direction related to psychological and behavior supports within DDA's Central and Western Regions for individuals with developmental disabilities where nearly 12,500 people receive services. This includes development, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of behavioral support services for individuals with behavior support needs.

  • This position will provide policy direction to Positive Behavior Support strategies and will work with external stakeholders in the development of policy and initiatives that facilitate the least restrictive technique to be used for people with developmental disabilities.
  • This position will focus on both transformation of the system as well as building increased capacity while complying with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. 
  • This position serves as contract monitor for a comprehensive behavioral, psychological, mobile crises and behavioral respite service contract within the Region.
  • This position serves as an expert witness for the Attorney General's Office for both State and Federal Court cases, including Administrative hearing.
  • This position provides consultation to the Regional Director, the Management Team, the Eligibility Team, regarding developmental disability eligibility and appeals. Monitor universe of behavior support services activity in the Region and provide technical assistance to effectively deploy behavior support services by communicating and problem solving behavior support services with appropriate practitioners.
  • This position provides technical assistance to the quality enhancement team by reviewing data and making recommendations.
  • Serves as a member of the Statewide Behavior Supports Committee (SBSC) and participates with implementing the work of the SBSC and provides technical assistance to standing committees in the Region.
  • Requires a Doctorate in Psychology acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists and five (5) years of experience rendering psychological services, including three years post-doctorate clinical experience and two years of supervisory experience. 
  • The incumbent must obtain a current Maryland license to practice as a Psychologist from the Board prior to appointment. 
  • The successful candidate will have experience with psychological and behavioral supports for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Experience with Positive Behavior Support strategies and initiatives that facilitate least restrictive techniques.

 If interested, apply online at by no later than February 24, 2017.

Post date: January 19, 2017
Southwest Virginia Regional Director - Blacksburg, Virginia

Bellwether Behavioral Health
Blacksburg, VA

Bellwether Behavioral Health is tremendously excited to be moving into the SW Virginia region, and is looking for an experienced, proven leader in the intellectual disabilities community to build our team in the area.

Reporting to the Virginia State Director, the Southwest Virginia Regional Director is responsible for the development of new group living settings for individuals with intellectual disabilities and challenging behavior in the greater Blacksburg area.

The Regional Director will provide executive leadership in the SW Virginia area in planning, budgeting, new business development and continuous quality improvement. The position assures operations and services are performed in keeping with the philosophy and policies of Bellwether Behavioral Health.

Bellwether is committed to providing the resources necessary to make this new venture a success -- and is excited to get the right person on board to lead the team!


  • A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in IDD services including at least 5 years of director level experience. 
  • Proven track record of management skills required.
  • Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills, and the ability to connect with individuals, families, employees and organization leadership.
  • Ability to successfully build a diverse workforce, recognizing the talents and abilities of all employees to effectively create a results-driven team.


To apply, please send an email to with cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Please feel free to reach out with questions regarding this position, or others that may be available in the area. Applicant review will begin immediately.

Bellwether Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, state or local law. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Post date: January 19, 2017
Executive Director - Baltimore, Maryland

The Arc Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

The Arc Baltimore is seeking an exceptional Executive Director who has a personal and professional passion and commitment to serving individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Baltimore, Maryland. The Executive Director must resonate with The Arc Baltimore’s mission and possess  a commitment to excellence in advancing the organization, providing sound fiscal management, and sustaining positive relationships with the Board of Directors, community partners, and  key constituencies.


Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore (The Arc) supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Founded in 1949, The Arc Baltimore began as a pioneer in programming through the establishment of a developmental program for young children.

Throughout the years, with several name changes and the development of direct service programs that are now our hallmark, The Arc provides programs and services to accommodate and assist individuals of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. As one of the nation’s largest and most respected organizations of its kind, The Arc Baltimore is an indispensable resource, providing employment and job training, day and residential services, family support and education, treatment foster care, respite care, public policy advocacy, and information and referrals.

Programs and services are based from 100+ owned and leased homes and eight major facilities. These allow individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community, to work in meaningful jobs, enjoy friendships and activity in the community, and to support their families in the challenges they face.  Our programs include:

  • Community Living Services: The Arc assists more than 280 people in homes and apartments across the Baltimore area, with the aim of helping people become full and active members of the communities of their choosing.
  • Day Services: Center-based support programs across Baltimore County and Baltimore City engage more than 500 participants in work or work readiness activities individually and in crews, volunteerism, community engagement, education, and wellness.
  • Family Services: The Outreach and Family Services Division offers a variety of support programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Supported Employment Services: The Arc connects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a wide variety of employment opportunities in the community. Each type of job is intended to allow the person to earn a paycheck and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.
  • Assistive Technology: The Arc’s Assistive Technology (AT) Services allows opportunities for people to enhance their lives through the use of technology with increased awareness, access, and support.
  • Hire our Workforce: Companies can partner with us and employ workers from The Arc Baltimore. Because each company’s personnel needs are different, our employment counselors work with employers to determine specific job requirements and then tailor our services to fulfill those expectations.
  • Quality Enhancement: The Arc Baltimore’s Quality Support Division offers a variety of services through nursing, psychology supports, and special opportunities that ensure that each individual lives a meaningful life.

The Arc Baltimore is governed by a 23-member board of directors. The organization’s current budget is approximately $50M, and The Arc Baltimore employees more than 800 full- and part-time staff at eight major facilities and 100+ owned and leased residential sites in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The Arc Baltimore is a Standards for Excellence and CARF accredited organization. For more information, see

The incoming Executive Director will succeed Stephen H. Morgan who will be retiring from The Arc Baltimore in June 2017 after over 44 years of exceptional leadership and service to the community. His successor will assume the leadership of a passionately-led, exceptionally well-managed, highly-regarded organization with experienced staff and strong leadership team.


The Executive Director reports to the board of directors, provides direction and leadership for the organization’s mission and vision, represents and speaks for the organization and its work, and oversees the implementation of the organization’s strategic and annual plans. The next executive will inherit an organization that is well-respected in the community and has committed staff, a strong leadership and senior management team, and a solid governing board. In addition to the Executive Director, the senior management team includes Deputy Executive Director, Chief Advancement Officer, Chief Financial Officer, 5 Assistant Executive Directors leading different service areas, Operations Executive and Human Resources Executive.

The Executive Director will direct the organization’s leadership team and ensure that services and programs are achieved in a financially sound manner. The Executive Director will demonstrate strong personal and strategic leadership and integrity. S/he will have a proven track record of implementing a strategy to assess and meet current community needs, identify evolving needs, and evaluate progress and quality.

The Executive Director will inherit a financially strong organization that has earned and enjoys a stellar reputation in the community.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:

  • Provide visionary and strategic leadership, and translate that vision into measurable strategies and concrete actions that advance the mission;
  • Assure that funding and resources are obtained to meet current organizational and community needs and are allocated properly so that appropriate, relevant services are provided;
  • Oversee and lead advocacy and public policy efforts;
  • Manage and participate in public relations aimed at advancing the interests of individuals with developmental disabilities and at increasing awareness of the mission and activities of The Arc Baltimore;
  • Ensure that all programs and services are properly licensed and certified as required by all applicable local, state and Federal laws and regulations;
  • Support the Board of Directors in its governance role, foster its ongoing development, and keep it informed and engaged;
  • Lead the administrative and financial functions, and oversee the formulation of all major policies;
  • Actively participate in public policy and other activities of The Arc Maryland and The Arc US including conventions and policy seminars;
  • Oversee services, ensure service quality and effectiveness are measured and evaluated, and monitor changes across multiple environments that may impact development of future services and programs;
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships and serve as a spokesperson for the organization for purposes of informing, fundraising, and working in partnerships;
  • Propose annual budget and budget modifications, as well as ensure timely and accurate reporting to board and funders;
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates top quality staff.

The near-term priorities for the first 12-18 months of the new executive’s tenure (not necessarily in priority order) are to:

  • Understand the business model and approach of The Arc Baltimore,learn the organization structure, culture, and operations including an understanding of services and the needs of individuals and families served;
  • Establish internal visibility and an external presence as the new face of The Arc Baltimore;
  • Establish strong working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, funders, community partners, federal, state, and local officials, and external stakeholders;
  • Understand the CMS Final Rule and the Employment First Initiative, their implications for The Arc, and oversee compliance with new requirements and various regulatory agencies in the developmental disabilities field;
  • Address employee retention issues and build staff morale;
  • Ensure organizational and financial sustainability by addressing budget issues and increasing funding/fiscal resources, and implementing the strategic plan;
  • Work with the leadership team to manage staffing while building a team environment; and
  • Balance the external and internal responsibilities of the Executive Director.


Ideal candidates for this position will reflect The Arc Baltimore’s core values and will demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the community and serve as an engaged, inspiring, innovative, and visionary leader. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to The Arc Baltimore, including:  

  • A strong passion for the mission of The Arc Baltimore, experience in and understanding of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and serving individuals and families;
  • Ten or more years’ executive (C-Suite) level nonprofit management experience in a similar environment;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and networking skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact with diverse audiences with an executive presence;
  • Business acumen and experience with administrative and fiscal management, budgeting, and operations;
  • Visionary, entrepreneurial spirit that engages stakeholders in addressing strategic issues and is open to innovative approaches; ability to navigate and implement impactful change;
  • An inspiring, empowering, and inclusive leadership style with a successful track record of collaboratively managing and supporting staff;
  • Strong understanding of the CMS Final Rule, Employment First Initiative, and state developmental disabilities agencies; understanding of Maryland State Developmental Disabilities Administration helpful;
  • Experience with state and federal funding, Medicaid, and private fundraising;
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors and developing engaged and effective governance;
  • Charismatic, trustworthy, compassionate, ethical, politically savvy leadership with a sense of humor; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree (or higher) in Business, Health Administration, Mental Health, Education, Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or related field preferred.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at Resume reviews begin immediately.

The Arc Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.