Posted — 07.21.22

Senior Director, Adult Services

Ridgely, MD

Senior Director for Adult Services

The Benedictine School is partnering with Dragonfly Central Inc. (DCI) to find a compassionate Senior Director for Adult Services to oversee the daily operations of the school’s Adult Services program, part of a larger organization serving people with developmental disabilities, autism, and severe and multiple challenges.

The Organization

Benedictine is a fully approved, non-sectarian service provider caring for individuals with special needs without regard to racial, ethnic, or religious background, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The mission of the Benedictine School is helping children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential. Since 1982, Benedictine’s Adult Services program has supported community living, employment and community engagement for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Licensed/Approved by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) under the Community Pathways, Family Supports and Community Supports Waivers, Benedictine is proud to carry on a tradition of excellence based on the belief in the dignity of all people. Benedictine employs a staff of 400 and has a budget of $24M For more information, please visit

The Position

The Senior Director for Adult Services will provide leadership to all aspects of the Adult Services Program in Maryland. The Senior Director is responsible for the management and fiscal sustainability of the Program to ensure current and future success for residential and meaningful day services for adults with developmental disabilities supported by Benedictine. Adult day services include day habitation, residential, community living, and workforce development programs. The Senior Director for Adult Services is a member of the executive leadership team along with the directors of Finance, HR, Operations, Foundation, and Education, and has 7 direct reports.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Director for Adult Services will provide leadership to all aspects of Benedictine’s residential and day services for adults. The Senior Director is also responsible for the budget of Adult Services programs, and will maintain contracts with the various state agencies. Other responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of program implementation and development of new programs to include expansion into new waiver services.
  • Oversight of development and implementation of quality assurance systems for evaluating programs.
  • Oversight and development of administrative policies and procedures.
  • Oversight to ensure all facilities meet licensing requirements from the various state regulatory agencies.
  • Partner with executive leadership to develop and promote legislative advocacy efforts for Adult Services.
  • Effectively collaborate with executive leadership including Finance, HR, Operations, Education and Foundation Directors.
  • Assist in the development of the strategic plan for the organization.
  • Support with fundraising efforts for Benedictine.
  • Assist in the development of community partnership opportunities.

The base salary for this position will be in the low $100K’s, and comprehensive benefits including health insurance, life insurance, and a 403b savings plan.

Experience and Attributes

The following are the expected qualifications for the Senior Director for Adult Services:

  • 7+ years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience.
  • Out of the box thinking to reinvent day services, and experience expanding community partnership opportunities.
  • Extensive experience in program and fiscal management, especially providing services to persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Experience developing new programs and oversee implementation.
  • Familiarity with state regulatory agencies and their requirements for DD community services.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with private and public institutions, employees, supported individuals and their families.
  • Proven organizational skills and work habits that are results oriented.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Experience with individual donors, foundation and government grants a strong plus.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience ensuring that all facilities meet licensing requirements from the various state regulatory agencies.
  • Experience with developing community partnership opportunities a plus.
  • Effective collaboration skills internally and externally.

Other Requirements:

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check through CJJIS.
  • Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
  • Must have functional range of motion arms, hands and fingers.

Application Process

To apply, please send a cover letter that details how your experience fits the requirements of the Senior Director for Adult Services position, and a chronological resume to [email protected] . For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at [email protected]. Resume reviews begin immediately.

Benedictine is an equal opportunity employer.