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Region Ten reopens Executive Director Recruitment

May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
by Amy Downey

 Region Ten Community Services Board (RTCSB) is seeking a dynamic, highly qualified and established leader to become its Executive Director.  RTCSB is located in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, within 100 miles of Washington D.C. and the home of the University of Virginia, one of the most highly respected public universities in the United States.   The Executive Director is directly accountable and responsible for the overall success of the entire RTCSB operation to include budgeting, strategic planning, program evaluation, contracting, financial management, human resources, employee benefits, risk management, management information systems, training, EEO management, licensure, accreditation and all clinical services.  The Executive Director is employed under an annually renewable contract with a 14 member highly dynamic, diverse, and creative Board of Directors and is evaluated annually by the Board.  The Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of managing a staff of over 600 throughout the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Green, Louisa, and Nelson, Virginia with an annual budget of $39.8 million plus.  RTCSB, a model of community collaboration, participates in a successful Drug Court program, has recently received grant funding to develop a mental health docket, and has recently begun construction of a residential women’s treatment center.  RTCSB has a statewide reputation for innovation and cutting edge creativity, while continuing to provide exceptional service. 

 Though the City of Charlottesville is only one of the localities in the RTCSB services area, it is a vibrant, diverse, and highly creative center.  In addition to its natural beauty, Charlottesville is rich in music and other artistic opportunities.  Along with the City of Charlottesville, nearby national forests, Shenandoah National Park, and local parks offer outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and canoeing within a community where a small town feel still exists.  The school systems from elementary through high school offer the educational opportunities one would expect from socially aware and committed communities. 

 QualificationsApplicants must have demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in the following areas.

  1. Education: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or another human services-related field or in business, public, hospital, or healthcare administration or another management-related field is required. Comparable related experience may substitute for education.  A graduate degree in one of these fields is preferred.
  2. Board of Directors Experience: Some (e.g., two-five years) experience in reporting directly to a board of directors or other governing body structure that has policy, operational, and fiduciary responsibilities or to the person who reports to the board of directors is required. Considerable (e.g., six-10 years) experience in reporting directly to a board of directors composed of citizen members that has policy, operational, and fiduciary responsibilities and hires its executive director who serves at the pleasure of the boards is preferred.
  3. Leadership: Considerable (e.g., six-10 years) experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar or comparable to RTCSB, including experience at smaller similar or comparable organizations or smaller units in larger organizations is required.  Extensive (e.g., more than 10 years) experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar to RTCSB and are comparable in size (budget and employees) is preferred.  The ability to provide effective leadership and inspire others by example to achieve the mission and vision of the organization, to supervise and elicit superior performance from senior managers and administrators, and to maintain high levels of employee engagement within the agency is required. The ability to respond to changing circumstances, manage organizational and financial risk, and adapt during periods of transition and uncertainty is required.  
  4. Service Delivery: Some demonstrated knowledge of mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder programs and services is required.  Considerable demonstrated knowledge of these services and ability to provide clinical or programmatic oversight of these services is preferred.  Some demonstrated knowledge of the concepts of, and experience in, applying the concepts of recovery, self-determination, or person-centered planning as they relate to mental health, developmental, or substance use disorder services and the provision of services to individuals with co-occurring disorders is preferred.   
  5. Management and Administration: Considerable demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of human services administration, business administration, or government program administration and of human resources management and financial management, including budgeting, resource allocation, contract management, monitoring, and auditing is required. Skills in formulating policies, developing and administering budgets, negotiating and administering contracts, formulating program plans with goals and objectives, preparing and presenting reports and budget requests, and conducting effective community and public relations are required.  Commitment to seeking grants and other alternate funding sources is preferred. 
  6. Constituent Relationships: Some (e.g., two-five years) experience in working with a broad range of constituents including individuals, family members, and advocacy groups in the mental health, developmental, or substance use disorder services areas or a similar or related human services field is required. 
  7. Collaborative Relationships: Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative and supportive relationships with federal, state and local government officials, individuals receiving services and family members, and advocacy groups is required.  Demonstrated ability to build collaborative and supportive relationships with other public and private providers and advocacy groups is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively and concisely, orally, in writing, and electronically, with a broad range of individuals, groups, and organizations is required. 
  8. Laws and Regulations: Demonstrated ability to interpret, communicate and administer current federal and state laws, regulations, and policies that apply to mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services is required. 
  9. Planning, Evaluation, and Human Rights: Some demonstrated knowledge of planning, evaluation, and quality improvement methodologies and human rights requirements and issues is required, and considerable demonstrated knowledge is preferred.  Ability to plan and implement services and related procedures and evaluate their effectiveness is required.                                                                                      

Please visit our website at for information on services provided.  The application and a complete advertisement and job description are available at  Applicants must submit a completed RTCSB employment application, detailed resume, salary history, and cover letter outlining his or her interest in and qualifications for this position.  If the application does not include a cover letter, detailed resume, and salary history; it is not complete and will not be accepted.  The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  RTCSB provides an attractive benefits package.  The Executive Director shall maintain a fixed, permanent, and primary residence within the area served by RTCSB during his or her tenure.  RTCSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace committed to workforce diversity.

Further inquiries should be addressed to Amy Downey, Director of Human Resources, or 434-972-1725.  Region Ten Community Services Board 500 Old Lynchburg Road Charlottesville, VA 22903

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