Evergreen Life Services

Executive Director I NORTHWEST LOUISIANA

Location

North Central Louisiana Division

Type

Full Time

Evergreen Life Services
Job Description
 
This position will be located in Bossier City, LA (NWLA). 


Position Description: Executive Director I
Reports To: State Director
FLSA: Exempt
Created: January 6, 2014 
Updated: April 6, 2021
 
Job Summary

Responsible for the overall operation of all programs and services in the assigned region. Acts in accordance with the policies and directives of the Board of Directors and under the general direction of the Executive Vice President of Operations, with specific supervision of the State Director.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
  • Oversee the daily operation of the division through supervision of home managers and other program supervisors/managers.
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures which assure that the best interest of individuals served, staff, and facilities are served at all times.
  • Provide financial information needed for preparation of annual budget and ensure that division operates within that budget.
  • Review monthly financial statements and take appropriate action to address any budget variances.
  • Maintain all records, funds, and statistics.
  • Meets with licensing and other authorized inspection groups.
  • Authorize purchases of supplies and equipment within established guidelines.
  • Review oral and written reports of events and acts through verbal or written instructions on those matters which require a decision.
  • Ensure that all facilities are in compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Review all case histories of referrals and makes appropriate recommendations in collaboration with support teams where applicable.
  • Conduct interviews of both potential individuals served and staff.
  • Counsel with individuals served and staff on current problems and program execution.
  • Promote favorable public relations.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with relatives, contributors, volunteers, and board members.
  • Coordinate with officials of state agencies when required.
  • Supervise and evaluate administrative staff and key staff personnel.
  • Represent the organization to parents and agencies and at civic functions, political forums, and other functions associated with matters pertinent to the field of developmental disabilities.
  • Maintain a working relationship with the Finance and Human Resources department and provide requested information when asked.
 
Qualifications/Experience/Job Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Counseling, or a directly related field. Master’s degree preferred. 
·         Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Previous experience as program administrator in a health care field preferred
·         Knowledge of administrative procedures, Human Resources Management, and financial aptitude that will insure a fiscally sound division.
·         Working knowledge of Windows 7, Office 2010 applications. Aptitude to learn other software programs as required for this position. 
 
Physical Requirements

  • Constantly moves about to coordinate work
  • Regularly works in fast pace environment with multiple task deadlines
  • Regularly moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds 
  • Occasionally exposed to viruses and infectious conditions
  • Constantly alert and observant during working hours
 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or a medical condition to perform the essential functions.
 

Special Requirements

  • Ability to write and edit effectively; ability to communicate the written and spoken work with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary
  • Possess good organizational skills, able to meet deadlines, self-starter and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet the public in a manner that reflects creditably upon the organization and must have the ability to deal with individuals served and staff in a manner that is conducive to harmony and their best efforts
  • Must be adaptable and have the ability to make decisions           
  • Must have understanding, patience and tact in dealing with individuals served, their families or advocates and other agencies involved in providing supports for individuals served
 
Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Will not supervise
Employment Variables 
 
Must have a good driving record which meets the minimum requirements for Evergreen and reliable transportation. Must pass drug screen and criminal background check. Must be able to work some evenings when required. 
 
Working Environment

General office environment. 

Company Website: evergreenls.org

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