Executive Director, Developmental Disability Services

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time

PathPoint, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Barbara, supports people in living the life they choose. We partner with people with disabilities, people with mental health diagnoses, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships. PathPoint supports over 2,400 individuals annually in five counties of Central and Southern California.

PathPoint is seeking an Executive Director to oversee our Developmental Disability (DD) Services. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Executive Director provides person-centered leadership to five regional divisions with a combined staff of 300+ and a combined annual budget of $25 million. PathPoint’s DD divisions operate 13 licensed day services, and community integration, employment, and independent living programs in San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. The Executive Director ensures a quality experience for people supported by PathPoint and the staff providing that support, as well as the long-term sustainability of our services.

This position can be based in any of our service regions (SLO, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura or Los Angeles County) with an option for partial work from home. Please include a cover letter when applying. We want to hear your voice and why you are interested in this opportunity.

Our ideal candidate is:

  • A servant leader who practices the values of kindness, compassion, and empathy, and who inspires respect and trust
  • A problem solver who thrives on challenges and can offer creative solutions
  • A skilled diplomat who is collaborative and a great listener
  • A subject matter expert in services and supports for people with developmental disabilities
  • Devoted to and has demonstrated experience in valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Person-centered in all interactions and decisions
  • Sincerely committed to PathPoint’s mission

Key Responsibilities:

  • Quality: Ensures that the DD divisions are operating high-quality services that utilize the most effective strategies and maximize their impact. Meets all contract compliance requirements, particularly for Community Care Licensing, Regional Centers, Department of Developmental Services, and Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Ensures that PathPoint maintains its CARF accreditation.
  • Sustainability: Ensures that all DD programs are financially sustainable through strategies including, but not limited to, rate negotiations, recruitment/enrollment, attendance, staffing, and program design.
  • Planning: Plans, develops, and implements department policies, strategies, and goals in support of PathPoint’s mission and strategic plan. Responsible for meeting the DD objectives on the strategic plan.
  • Organizational Leadership: Serves as a member of the PathPoint Human Resources/Executive Director Team and Management Team, which establish organizational policies and procedures. Represents PathPoint to broad advocacy and stakeholder groups including Regional Center Vendor Advisory Committees, the California Disability Services Association, and others.
  • Staff: Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and supports the DD division Vice Presidents, the VP of Strategic Initiatives, and other positions as needed. Maintains positive departmental morale. Ensures that all staff are adhering to PathPoint policies, procedures, and philosophy. Serves as an initial contact for division VPs for human resources related issues.
  • Training: Ensures that all personnel have the appropriate training to perform their role and effectively represent the department and organization. Develops and implements a comprehensive training strategy for the DD department. Inculcates a culture of person-centered practice through all DD operations.
  • Finance: Responsible for operations remaining within budget guidelines through monthly variance reporting and corrective action. Works with the corporate office in developing the annual departmental budgets for each DD division.
  • Funders: Serves as a primary point of contact to funding agencies, particularly with Regional Centers, DDS, and DOR. Maintains positive relationships with key personnel to steward current funding, and to develop new opportunities for PathPoint. Coordinates with the Development and External Affairs Department and the Strategic Initiatives Department on identification of funding needs, development of proposals and implementation of grant-funded programs and projects.
  • Safety: Ensures safe operation of all program/work sites in the department and building a culture of safety, health and well-being.
  • Operations: Remains fully informed of issues that affect day-to-day operation of all programs. Serves as the final step (before CEO) in the grievance procedure for individuals and staff.
  • Reporting/Outcomes: Oversees the implementation of case management software to manage operations and develop reporting. Collects outcome reporting to measure program success.

Position Requirements: 10+ years’ experience in the human services field, preferably working with people with disabilities, with increasing levels of responsibility. Prior leadership experience required. Certification in Person-Centered Thinking preferred. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or a similar discipline preferred. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, or have an approved exemption. Must pass pre-employment background check and health screenings. Must have a valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record for travel throughout PathPoint’s service areas.

Compensation and Benefits Package: This is a full-time exempt position with competitive compensation based on experience. PathPoint offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, vision, dental, and life/AD&D insurance; paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; a 403(b) tax-sheltered retirement savings plan with employer match; Flexible Spending Accounts; a wellness program with cash rewards; an Employee Assistance Program; and housing assistance in some regions.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume on our website, www.pathpoint.org/careers. PathPoint is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Human Resources at jobs@pathpoint.org or 805-966-3310.

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