ABOUT THE CENTER
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is a private, non-profit corporation that operates under contract with California’s Department of Developmental Services. Lanterman offers lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Center is one of a network of 21 regional centers in California that serve as an entry point into the State’s developmental disabilities service system. The Center serves approximately 9,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families living in a defined geographic area of Los Angeles County that is ethnically, culturally and economically diverse. For more information, visit www.lanterman.org.
JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation and as such has the authority and responsibility for the day-to-day management and administration of the affairs, employees and resources of the corporation and for implementation of the policies and programs of the corporation; the Executive Director reports to the President and the Board of Directors. The Executive Director, subject to the policies of the corporation, employs, supervises, manages, controls and discharges the employees of the corporation. The Executive Director advises and counsels the Board of Directors in matters of policy and shall act as a representative for the corporation in community, state and national meetings.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Board; Assists the Board in periodically reviewing and refining, the Center’s mission, vision and values statements; and in developing strategies and plans to guide the Center. Provides advice, counsel and information to the Board of Directors in order to assist them in setting policy and monitoring the performance of the Center. Recommends policies, programs and action plans for their approval. Informs the Board on internal and external issues and events that affect the Center and executes all policies and decisions of the Board of Directors.
Management; Identifies areas requiring planning, develops and recommends goals, objectives and action plans for accomplishment to the Board of Directors. Provides for development, implementation and operation of programs; develops standards, guidelines and procedures for implementing the policies and plans adopted by the Board of Directors, and for overseeing the effective management and operation of the Center. Develops and prepares performance contract proposals to the state of California. Assures compliance with state and federal requirements including the preparation of all necessary documentation.
Financial; Develops and formulates a comprehensive budget, including a staffing plan for submission to the Administrative Affairs Committee for review and Board of Directors approval; provides for ongoing monitoring and review of the budget and proposes revisions as needed. Administer the funds of the Center in accordance with the approved budget; and approves expenditures in accordance with delegated authority.
Personnel; Administers Center personnel policies; establishes procedures and practices consistent with the policies and sound personnel management including the development of job descriptions for all staff positions; recommends policy changes to benefits, compensation, employment, training and other areas as appropriate. Determines and recommends staffing that meets organizational requirements. Recruits, employs, orients, trains, supervises, evaluates and counsels staff; and when necessary terminates employment.
Client Related; Provides consultation to professional staff regarding client issues, problems and advocacy that require executive level decisions. Responsible for acting on behalf of the Director of the State Department of Developmental Services as delegate conservator to the Director’s conservatees as required by the California Welfare and Institutions Code.
Community; Acts as a liaison to other health and human services agencies, public and governmental agencies, on the local, state and national level. Serves on state and regional committees and organizations representing the Center and works collaboratively with the Center’s large network of community service providers to ensure timely quality services and supports to clients and families.
Legal and Risk Management; Assures that the Center meets its legal, regulatory and contractual requirements.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL MASTERY
Executive Director will have demonstrated leadership knowledge and skill to lead a large highly complex non-profit organization chartered in California state law and highly regulated. Must have demonstrated knowledge and mastery of statutory, legal, regulatory, contractual requirements related to the regional center and its large network of community service providers. He/She will possess knowledge and mastery of principles and methods of organization, management and financial management including budget development and management of complex multi-million dollar budgets and possess demonstrated knowledge and mastery of human resources laws and regulations, policy and procedure oversight. The Executive Director must have knowledge and mastery leading and motivating a large ethnically and culturally diverse multi-disciplinary staff in accomplishing the mission of the regional center, and knowledge and mastery of interdisciplinary and team approaches in accomplishing complex work which is a hallmark of the Center and a thorough knowledge of the field developmental disabilities, its issues and challenges.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The Executive Director will have a master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, including but not limited to health, human services, business or public administration from an accredited school. At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in higher level management or executive positions in health or disability services at least 5 of which are in the field of developmental disabilities with California regional center experience highly preferred.
He/She must have demonstrated involvement in planning, policy development, program administration, staff supervision, budgetary development and fiscal control. Demonstrated involvement in a complex organization with an ethnically and culturally diverse staff and working in a fast paced environment. Experience interfacing with a board of directors and its committees. Demonstrated experience working with professionals in medicine, nursing, allied health and social work on complex and sensitive client related matters. Experience working in an organization funded by state and federal funding with myriad legal, regulatory and contractual requirements.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package including retirement pension plan with TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund).
Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Resumes will be accepted through March 15, 2014.
E-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 213.252.4925.
Submit Requests to:
Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010