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Position Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Executive Program Director has overall clinical and administrative responsibility for the Jewish Board’s Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities services program known as Mishkon.  The Executive Program Director provides leadership in the day-to-day operation of these programs and is accountable for service quality, administrative management, and financial operations. S/He provides vision and operational acumen in addressing the changing needs of clients, families, regulators, and funders.   Special duties include addressing the religious needs of the orthodox Jewish residents met in consultation with Rabbinical consultants.  S/He works collaboratively with other Jewish Board departments to meet program and agency-wide goals.

Key Essential Functions:

  • Direct supervision of Directors (including medical services, social work, program management, administrative and financial services) and other direct reports. Provides leadership and direction to staff and develops talent.
  • Provides strategic vision and operational execution to meet the services needs of residential and community-based clients and their families, Maximizes opportunities for independence, community integration and expressive potential for clients.
  • Ensures that the religious needs of the Orthodox Jewish individuals in residence are met in consultation with Rabbinical consultants.
  • Ability to understand and develop fiscal and clinical service models that respond to the current and emerging needs of residents, clients and funders.
  • Ability to develop new service delivery opportunities for both residential and community clients.
  • Accountable for the overall quality of care for relevant agency programs, ensuring high clinical standards are met (as evidenced by independent program reviews, positive client outcomes and low numbers of adverse events).
  • Strong steward of agency resources as evidenced by programs meeting productivity and utilization goals and delivering financial results in line with budget.
  • Develops annual budgets and performance improvement goals/timelines.
  • Ensures service delivery and program operations are compliant with OPWDD and other regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Participates on the Agency’s Sr. Staff Meeting, Leadership Council, Executive Program Director meeting, and other committees.

Additional functions may include:

  • Collaborates with Facilities Management and Real Estate Departments to ensure responsible management of leased and owned properties.
  • For the areas of service responsibility, functions as a principal representative of the agency to the community, government, coalitions, trade associations and funders in conjunction with other senior leadership of the agency.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of the agency’s reputation with the public, regulatory authorities, clients and families.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CPO


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field required.
  • Ten years’ experience in delivering clinical, residential and/or case management services to persons with disabilities and their families. At least three years should be in a senior management role.
  • Significant experience in program development with proven budgetary and fiscal responsibility.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Medicaid service/billing regulations and OPWDD policies and procedures
  • Able to analyze complex situations, develop conclusions and execute strategic interventions at the highest possible level.
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management, both within the Mishkon program and across the Jewish Board.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to ensure that religious practices and observances are in accordance with the Rabbinical Advisory Group.
  • Knowledge of Orthodox Jewish community, rituals and practices.
  • Ability to use of Word, Excel, Tableau (or equivalent business intelligence system), and other Agency clinical and administrative systems.
Willie Hochman
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