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Executive Director

Overland Park, KS
Company: Heart of America Professional Network, Inc ("HAPN").
Job Title: Executive Director
Job Classification: Exempt
Location: Overland Park, KS

Position Summary: The Executive Director is responsibility for the oversight of the agency and the programs, including training, directing, and supervision of staff; management and conservation of resources; arranging for the business of the organization and HAPN Board of Directors to be carried out; implementing and facilitating the programs; and performing the following duties personally or by delegation. Experience MUST include work in addiction counseling/treatment with preferred additional experience in mental health. Specific responsibilities may change from time to time as needs of the agency change or by direction of the Board.

This position is an exempt position. The Executive Director is expected to complete the work necessary to fulfill the obligations. This work may be done in the normal work week, the evening, or on the weekends and may be done in the agency office or elsewhere. The Executive Director is expected to arrange his/her own schedule, keeping the office and, as necessary, the Board advised.

  • Provides leadership to staff, boards, and committees in issues related to impairment.
  • Enters referrals into the system and monitors cooperation and progress by:
    • Following-up on referrals through the gathering of additional information as indicated;
    • Referring for evaluation and treatment; communicating with referral source as appropriate;
    • Obtaining releases of information to allow all relevant communication; entering participant into program via completion of Statement of Understanding if diagnosed problem exists; monitoring participant over the period of time in program as described in Statement of Understanding;
    • Providing written reports to employers; reviewing results of urine drug screens; reviewing twelve step attendance; reviewing attendance at monitoring meetings; providing on-going communication with treatment resources; reviewing reports from monitoring groups and leading monitoring groups as indicated.
  • Works with State Boards and Committees by:
    • Providing reports as needed, including a summary of cases to be reviewed; reporting referrals who do not cooperate or participants who are out of compliance with their agreement; closing cases as indicated; traveling as needed.
  • Develops and oversees the budget and keeps the Board apprised of the activities and needs of the agency.
  • Manages and conserves the resources of the organization including staff and fiscal resources. This includes:
    • Managing the cash flow through the billing and collection procedures and management of expenses;
    • Managing the organization within the bounds of the budget and works to expand the resources available to the agency;
    • Overseeing the financial management of the corporation, either directly or by delegation, including the hiring of reliable accountants and attorneys as needed;
  • Provides for the staff support of the HAPN Board by working with the president, other officers, and the committees to develop policies and procedures.
  • Manages the hiring, termination, and supervision of staff through day-to-day observation, direction, and collaboration, including training on specific procedures and development of policies to meet agency, program, and participant needs;
  • Provides staff evaluations on an as needed basis, but no less than annually;
  • Recommends pay increases to the Board, sees that payroll is met;
  • Maintains the personnel manual of HAPN and monitors the taking of personal, and/or vacation leave.
  • Sees to the logistics for the Board meetings and the Annual Meeting.
  • Acts, as per any agreements, as the Executive Director for contracting organizations with corresponding duties.
  • Remains current in knowledge of laws, rules and regulations, and agreements effecting the program such as practice acts, risk management laws, federal and state confidentiality requirements, and contracts with Associations and Boards.
  • Remains current in knowledge of professional assistance programs and related issues through reading, participation in professional associations, and attendance at workshops and other educational opportunities.
  • Provides literature, education, and information regarding programs by communicating with administrators and others about program participants;
  • Discusses and describes the activities of HAPN to individuals and/or groups by speaking at workshops and educational institutions about professional assistance programs and impairment among professionals; writing articles, papers and preparing handouts; and participating in research and educational activities at the state and national level.
  • Develops and oversees quality assurance activities through the writing and maintenance of policies and procedures, providing for surveys of participants, employers, and others pertinent to the programs provided. Obtains approval of Board for activities and provides them with results.
Education, Licenses and Certifications
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) – preferred, and/or Licensed Social Worker (LMSW).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services or Healthcare field – Advanced Degree Preferred
  • Experience MUST include work in addiction counseling/treatment; Additional experience in mental health is preferred.
  • Experience should include work in a health care environment or management of others.
  • 5+ years of professional business experience in non-profit preferred.
  • Ability to represent the organization at hearings and meetings and negotiate effectively on behalf of the agency.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and apply information from workshops and presentations, general business letters and publications, professional journals, legislation, and regulations relevant to the business of the agency; Ability to write reports, correspondence, and articles, to develop procedures and policies and to prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with multiple variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule forms.
  • Ability to develop budgets and work within them.
  • Ability to use computer with Windows OS and Microsoft Office software and willing to learn programs specific to this agency and keep the agency current.
  • Ability to function as the leader of a team, adapt to the office setting and personnel, and work effectively with the HAPN Board and committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee, collaborate with, and motivate staff and/or volunteers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to engage and communicate effectively with a wide range of target audiences; Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with staff, participants, and the community.
  • Empathy compassion and desire to help your fellow human beings.
  • Occasional lifting of 40-50 lbs. and pushing of 5-20 lbs.
  • Sitting, standing and walking approximately 80% of the time
  • A medium to high level of manual dexterity required
  • Bending and reaching approximately 20% of the time
  • Requires occasional travel, usually within the state for various board meetings, presentations, etcetera.
  • Requires use of personal vehicle throughout the region
  • Normal overtime/extended work hours
Additional Duties Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by the Board of Directors.
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