Welcome to SG/PRC’s Career Opportunities Page.
We appreciate your interest in employment with our agency.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a cover letter and resume to the SG/PRC Human Resources Department via e-mail at HR-SGPRC@sgprc.org or by fax at (909) 622-1873. Resumes should reference the position that you are applying for. You may also complete an online application. Only the most qualified applicants will be considered for an interview. If you have questions or encounter any difficulties completing your online application, please contact any member of the Human Resources Department (909) 620-7722.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
- Type:Full Time
- Posted Date:10/08/2018
THE ORGANIZATION: San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center (SG/PRC), one of twenty-one regional centers located throughout California, is a private non-profit agency serving the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Regional centers serve as the point of entry into the State’s developmental service delivery system and provide life-long services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. With a contract of approximately $250 million with the State of California, Department of Developmental Services, San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center serves approximately 14,000 individuals in Los Angeles County. The regional center’s office is located in Pomona. San Gabriel/ Pomona Regional Center provides an array of services to persons with developmental disabilities and an at risk population, which include intake and assessment, determination of service eligibility, diagnostic evaluations, and the development of an individual program plan based on each person’s individual abilities and needs. Regional Center staff assist each individual in obtaining services either through referral or the purchase of services. Services may include community living arrangements, education, vocational support, medical or dental care, mobility and the use of transportation, physical therapy or other supportive services, among others. In addition, prevention and early intervention staff provide information and services to families at risk of having children with developmental disabilities or to families who have given birth to a child with special needs. San Gabriel/ Pomona Regional Center is committed to providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities “leading to the most fulfilling quality of life” and enabling each individual the opportunity to succeed to the maximum of his or her ability.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director is accountable to the 12-15 member Regional Center Board of Directors led by its Board President and is expected to maintain a collaborative relationship with the Board and its various working committees. The Board is primarily composed of individuals with developmental disabilities and family members and is representative of the diversity of the community that is serves. The successful candidate will provide overall leadership for the Regional Center within the framework of existing legislation, state regulations, state contracts, policies and goals established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be expected to lead/develop a strong management team with a customer service, person-centered orientation. They will work closely with staff to develop new and refine existing programs in response to individual and community needs. The Executive Director has responsibility for monitoring and managing approximately a $250 million dollar budget, financed by allocations from the State of California’s general fund and federal reimbursements.
Additional Executive Director responsibilities include:
- Develops long and short- range goals for the performance of high-quality services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families in Los Angeles County through the auspices of SG/PRC.
- Coordinates, monitors and orchestrates intra-agency activities.
- Provides for continuing professional development of staff skills and knowledge by creating mechanisms for inservice education and training.
- Promotes clear, efficient and timely communication among all levels of staff throughout the organization.
- Actively participates and attends all local, regional and statewide functions that are important in serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with representatives of governmental agencies, educational institutions, state and local health and welfare agencies, news media, voluntary health and welfare agencies, civic organizations, and professional societies.
- Maintains excellent communication and collaborative working relationships with the California Department of Developmental Services, the Association of Regional Center Agencies, other Regional Centers, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, providers of SG/PRC services, the numerous advisory committees operating under the structure of SG/PRC and the Center’s staff members.
TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS: The Executive Director must be diplomatic and decisive but cognizant of the ramifications of decisions and sensitive to the process of building consensus. They should be able to create harmonious relationships and develop good rapport and excellent interpersonal relationships, both internally and externally. The individual should also be an accomplished speaker and presenter, have strong community building skills and be a compassionate but strong leader with a visionary focus. In addition, they must be a good listener, mature and flexible. Knowledge of community and governmental relations, experience working with volunteers and volunteer boards and effective media and public relations skills are essential. They must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and be politically astute, good at setting priorities, and have the ability to deal with multiple tasks and functions simultaneously. The person in this position must have high ethical standards and be highly self-motivated. Ingenuity, compassion, dedication, enthusiasm, and energy are key candidate attributes. The Executive Director will have strong leadership and organizational skills, success at Board recruitment and development, and will understand the importance of leveraging their strengths by effectively delegating to staff. They will be a pro-active leader. Above all, the Executive Director will be committed to serving persons with developmental disabilities and their families with respect and dignity and will be capable of developing or possess an emotional investment in the mission and focus of SG/PRC. An excellent knowledge of budgets and overall financial management is critical to the position. The successful candidate will have strong administrative, financial and organizational skills. They will be expected to analyze current practices and implement new procedures that conserve time and finances and better service the needs of the individuals with disabilities and their families.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Executive Director will have demonstrated the leadership ability to lead a large, highly complex non-profit organization chartered in California state law and highly regulated. The Executive Director must have demonstrated knowledge and mastery of statutory, legal, regulatory and contractual requirements related to the Regional Center and its large network of community service providers. This individual will possess knowledge and mastery of principles and methods of organizational 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 the knowledge and ability to lead and motivate a large, diverse multi-disciplinary staff in accomplishing complex work which is a hallmark of the Regional Center and a thorough knowledge of the field developmental disabilities, its issues and challenges.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 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 is desired. 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 years of which are in the field of developmental disabilities, with California Regional Center experience highly preferred. The Executive Director must have demonstrated involvement in planning, policy development, program administration, staff supervision, budgetary development and fiscal management as well as experience in a complex organization with an ethnically and culturally diverse staff 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, education and social work on complex and sensitive client related matters. Experience working in an organization funded by state and federal funding with a myriad of legal, regulatory and contractual requirements as well as knowledge of California state policies, legislation and procedures.
COMPENSATION: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes an excellent benefits package with a defined contribution retirement plan. Candidate reviews begin December 1, 2018.
Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirement to:
San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
Attention: Executive Director Search Committee
75 Rancho Camino Drive,
Pomona, CA 91766
Email (preferred): EDSearchCommittee@sgprc.org