Job Posting Executive Director – Ottagan Addictions Recovery – OAR

OAR, founded in 1971, is one of the few nationally accredited organizations on the West Michigan lakeshore that specialize in addiction. We provide personalized treatment, group and one-on-one support, and education for individuals, families and communities in Ottawa and Allegan Counties, and throughout West Michigan. We also operate specialized residential programs for men and women in recovery.

Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals, families and communities recovering from addictions. At OAR, we focus on the disease of addiction. Everyone has access to the same specialized care, and our fees are based on the individual ability to pay.

We are looking for a proven leader to join a passionate board and staff who will lead us through a changing landscape in addiction recovery. Listed below are the major responsibilities of the role of Executive Director:

Organization and Program Leadership

  • Establish a short term and long-range strategy to achieve the mission with metrics to monitor consistent and timely progress.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the board and staff

Community Relations

  • Represent the organization’s mission, approach and point of view to agencies, organizations and the general public.
  • Create community awareness of OAR’s mission and services to churches, individuals, businesses and other key stakeholders.

Staff Relations

  • Lead and develop an effective leadership team
  • Build a climate/culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a staff of top quality people.

Budget and Finance

  • Work with staff and board in preparing an annual budget; ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Negotiate and manage fee-for-service contracts with third party payers.

Fund Development

  • Develop and execute an annual development plan to raise funds to meet budget goals.
  • Engage and secure new donors and retain existing donors
  • Support board members in fundraising

Board of Directors

  • Provide pertinent information and reporting to keep the board fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • Guide the board to reach sound decisions and establish policies based on available information.

Qualified candidates should have abilities and skills in the following:

  • Proven executive leadership skills
  • Change management skills
  • Fund development and relationship-building
  • Designing and executing strategic plans
  • Empowering and motivating diverse, growing teams of professionals
  • Interpreting financial reports
  • Grant writing
  • Familiar with accreditation standards
  • Substance Use Disorder or related mental health care experience
  • Degree in Related Field Required

Competitive salary and benefits include: Medical Insurance with Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan , Continuing Education and PTO (Paid time off).

OAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the diversity of its workforce.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to humanresources@oar-inc.org by August 26, 2019.

Job Description

Job Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Job Purpose

Responsible for the leadership and management of OAR whose mission is to enhance the well being of people and communities facing addictions and related mental health conditions. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for developing and managing the staff, assets, and 2.3 million dollar budget of OAR.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Organization and Program Leadership

  1. Establish a short term and long-range strategy to achieve the mission with metrics to monitor consistent and timely progress, subject to Board of Directors approval.
  2. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the board and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  3. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field and best practices.
  4. Assure OAR’s compliance with CARF, and other licensing standards required.
  5. Establish and maintain an effective system of communication throughout the organization.

Community Relations

  1. Publicize and promote organizational activities, programs and goals.
  2. Maintain a visible presence in the community, serving on task forces, committees and other boards where OAR’s presence is desirable.
  3. Serve as chief liaison with other community and key constituent groups.
  4. Represent the organization’s mission, approach and point of view to agencies, organizations and the general public.
  5. Establish and maintain an effective system of communications with constituent groups.

Staff Relations

  1. Responsible for recruitment, employment and termination of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are completed and that supervisory responsibilities are carried out in accordance with personnel policies and applicable laws.
  3. Lead and develop an effective management team with provision for succession when possible.
  4. Encourage staff development and education in relation to agency needs and personal professional growth.
  5. Build a climate/culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a staff of top quality people.

Budget and Finance

  1. Responsible for assuring sound financial practices.
  2. Work with staff and board in preparing an annual budget; ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Negotiate and manage fee-for-service contracts with third party payers.

Fund Development

  1. Develop annual development plan to raise funds from business, individuals and churches to meet budget.
  2. Meet with donors to solicit contributions to meet fundraising goals.
  3. Develop and execute a capital campaign or other targeted campaigns as assigned by board.
  4. Engage and support board members in raising funds for the organization.
  5. Develop grant proposals to secure funding.
  6. Oversee communications to donors to keep contributors informed and knowledgeable about OAR and its services.

Board of Directors

  1. Attend all full board meetings and board committee meetings and fully participate.
  2. Prepare an agenda and background information for regular board meetings with the assistance of the Board President.
  3. Provide pertinent information and reporting to keep the board fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. Help the board reach sound decisions and establish policies based on available information.
  4. Operate within the Executive Parameters set forth in the organization’s Board Governance policies.
  5. Work with the Board Executive Committee to recruit and orient new board members.

Qualifications

  1. Proven executive/leadership skills
  2. Degree in Related Field
  3. Passion and values that align with OAR mission and vision.
  4. Experience in leading fund development
  5. Experience with private and public third-party payment systems
  6. Experience in budgeting and financial management
  7. Experience in substance abuse programs and policies preferred
  8. Understand current healthcare environment
  9. Familiar with Accreditation Standards
  10. Abilities and Competencies:
    • Leadership Ability – Ability to lead a professional staff, ability to provide vision and motivate staff. Demonstrated ability to identify staff strengths and development needs and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Ability to delegate effectively. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding staff and organizational matters. Must operate with integrity in all situations.
    • Development Skills – Demonstrated ability and willingness to personally solicit contributions from businesses, individuals and churches. Ability to identify new sources of funding and ability to build relationships with funders.
    • Cultural and Interpersonal Competence – Demonstrated ability and commitment to work with diverse groups of people and able to relate well to a variety of people (“people person”)
    • Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond to sensitive inquires or complaints. Able to write effectively and make persuasive presentations.
    • Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
    • Growth Mindset – Must enjoy challenges, strive to learn, and present opportunities for innovative strategies to achieve the mission.

Working conditions

The duties of this position are primarily office-based, but will include significant local and regional travel.

Physical requirements

  1. Able to sit for long periods of time.
  2. Reliable transportation for work-related travel.
  3. Able to bend, reach and lift 25 pounds.
  4. May be subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

Direct reports

Clinical Director, Finance Director, Quality Assurance Manager & Executive Assistant