249 Glenwood Road and 187N. Concourse or 2445 State Route 30
Minimum Qualifications Possession of a Master’s Degree in a mental hygiene discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech pathology and audiology, psychology, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, education or nursing), hospital administration, business or public administration or other area specifically related to health care, behavioral or social science, statistics, quantitative research; OR a valid license to practice medicine in New York State or Canada; AND five years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the disciplines listed above and seven years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Ten years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a setting whose purpose is to serve the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities by delivering individualized and customized services. Seven years of this experience must be at a leadership level with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Duties Description The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is looking for a forward-thinking leader who is capable of informing and executing strategic decisions at both the organization and system level to serve as the Director of Regional Office 2. The ideal candidate will share OPWDD’s commitment to advocating on behalf of people with developmental disabilities as well as advancing and enhancing services and supports. In line with our dedication to “Putting People First,” they will also provide leadership, commitment, and support to people with developmental disabilities, their family members, voluntary provider agencies, local government, and other stakeholders. This position serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of OPWDD.
Regional Office 2 supports just under 18,000 people with developmental disabilities who reside in 20 counties arrayed down the center of the state through a network of 110 providers who are the direct providers of services. Travel to all counties in Regional Office 2 is required, as is intermittent travel to other areas of the state.
The individual selected will serve at the executive level and will lead Regional Office work in support of a results oriented delivery system for the 20-county region. The selected candidate will report to the Associate Deputy Commissioner, Division of Service Delivery, Regional Offices and work locally with Deputy Directors and their management teams to align both the understanding and efforts of policy makers and practitioners. The director will also advocate for individuals and emerging issues and work toward the best possible balance of system capacity. A commitment to collaborating with all stakeholder groups, as well as a commitment to a leadership strategy of “Putting People First” is essential.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong problem-solving orientation; the capacity to develop and sustain cross-systems collaborations; prior experience working for or with a state agency or unit of local government; a willingness to work with local trade associations, foundations and other key stakeholders in the delivery system. The candidate should have demonstrated the capacity to lead and mentor staff, as well as an understanding of capacity-building opportunities for agencies who are trying to develop and sustain integrated service in the greater community. A working understanding of tools to identify and create customer-oriented efficiencies in the OPWDD delivery system will be helpful. Strong written and oral communication skills, including comfort with public speaking, are essential.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
With the mission, vision and values of OPWDD as context, the Director of Regional Office 2 will collaborate with both stakeholders, voluntary agency partners and the regional office workforce to ensure a system of individualized, community based supports. Principal duties include the following:
• Leading local level efforts to advance the Commissioner’s Initiatives;
• Supporting local level implementation of Care Coordination Organizations;
• Coordinating and overseeing ongoing services and supports;
• Representing the needs of and opportunities within the region to key decision makers within OPWDD and external groups;
• Maintaining regular and high quality communication with voluntary providers through regularly scheduled agency leadership meetings and other convenings, as required;
• Ensuring ongoing communication and collaboration with peers from other state agencies and units of local government who provide supports to the individuals and families we serve;
• Ensuring that the Regional Office is considered a valuable resource by individuals, our provider network, local agencies and elected officials and OPWDD administration.
Additional Comments Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
44 Holland Avenue
Notes on ApplyingLOCATION: 249 Glenwood Road, Binghamton, NY 13905
187 N. Concourse, Syracuse, NY 13212
2445 State Route 30, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Submit cover letter and résumé by: November 25, 2021. Please reference the above EOA #2021-127 in all correspondence.