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Executive Director

Dothan, AL

Employment Type: Direct Placement Industry: Administrative Job Number: DP Pay Rate: $80-118k

Job Description

Personnel Resources is currently seeking an Executive Director in Dothan, AL for Vaughn- Blumberg Services. This position is responsible for directing agency operations, developing and implementing policies and procedures, developing and implementing short- and long-range plans, and for developing and implementing agency programs and services in accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Board.

Pay ranges between $80,000 - $118,000 and has an excellent benefits package including a state RSA!

Major Duties:

  • Executes and implements the Board’s policies, procedures, and directives; plans, develops, implements, evaluates, and administers agency services in accordance with Board policies and procedures; informs the Board of Directors of current rules and regulations concerning the delivery of intellectual/developmental disability services; monitors and modifies services to ensure maximum benefits for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities that reside in Houston County.
  • Submits reports as required by the Board of Directors, Alabama Department of Mental Health, and other agencies or funding sources.
  • Acts as an advisor to the Board of Directors; initiating and assisting in policy recommendations and priority determinations; initiates and assists in developing recommendations; acts as a resource for information required by the Board of Directors; works with Board Committees to enhance coordination between the Committees and the Board.
  • Develops, evaluates, and/or secures contract services as needed.
  • Provides evaluations for programs and services as directed by the Board to Directors to ensure proper content; submits program evaluation reports to the Alabama Department of Mental Health; manages proper documentation and record keeping.
  • Serves as a member of the Admissions and Discharge Committee.
  • Directs the provision of all individual services, including transportation services.
  • Prepares and recommends annual budgets to the Board of Directors; administers and implements the annual budget; assists the Board in securing and maintaining funding sources; executes and enters into agreements and contracts on behalf of the Board.
  • Serves as an individual advocate for existing services and programs; serves as liaison with the Alabama Department of Mental Health; cooperates with existing and potential service providers; provides an annual assessment of the intellectual disabilities needs of the community and makes such information available to the public; organizes and coordinates community awareness programs; assists in the recruitment of volunteers.
  • Performs personnel management functions; directs the agency’s recruitment, hiring, and retention functions; directs the development and implementation of classification and compensation studies; directs the preparation of job descriptions; coordinates and oversees the development and update of agency organizational structure.
  • Oversees the development and management of agency physical facilities and groups homes; develops short- and long-range facilities management plans; works with the Board to coordinate renovations, expansions, and acquisitions of new properties.
  • Performs and oversees all personnel management functions to ensure compliance in all areas of personnel administration.
  • In the absence of the Executive Director; the Associate Director of CQI/Staff Development/Support Services serves as Acting Executive Director, followed by the Associate Director of Programs, and Associate Director of Administration.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities deemed necessary; not otherwise specified.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of the nature of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management, budgeting, and accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of personnel management principles.
  • Knowledge of Board policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of DMH, Medicaid, and other state and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in management and supervision.
  • Skill in managing compliance with a variety of state and funding agency regulations.
  • Skill in developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Skill in community relations.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations, leadership, and directing the activities of others.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


Guidelines include agency policies; funding source requirements; Alabama Department of Mental Health (DMH), Medicaid, DOL, OHSA, USDA and DOT. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops agency guidelines.

Complexity/Scope of Work:

  • The work consists of varied management, administrative, and supervisory duties. Strict regulations combined with the unique needs of each individual served contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to direct agency operations. Successful performance contributes to the provision of services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.


  • Contacts are typically with other agency personnel, members of the Board of Directors, recipients of services, parents/guardians/caregivers, business leaders, representatives from other agencies, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, negotiate matters, resolve problems, and provide services.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an employee to perform essential job functions.
  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move over 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

Supervisory Controls:

The Board of Directors shall appoint an Executive Director, who shall be administrative head, under the direction of the Board of Directors and the President, to be responsible for administering and implementing all policies, programs and plans developed and/or approved by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, develop the overall programs based on short and long range planning.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate’s degree in a course of study related to a human services field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the agency in order to direct and coordinate work within the agency, usually interpreted to require five or more years of related experience.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License and good driving record.
  • Ability to be bonded.
  • Must pass Executive Director approval from the Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

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Meet Your Recruiter

Anna Brooke Phillips
Direct Hire Director

Anna Brooke is the Direct Placement Director for Personnel Resources.  Anna Brooke started her career at Personnel Resources in 2006 and served as the Director of Operations from 2009-2018. Since stepping down from Director of Operations she has now ventured out as our first offsite recruiter specializing in all direct hire positions. Having a diverse background in recruiting, management, human resources, and sales gives her a solid understanding of what it takes to find a great employee.  Whether your need be for an entry level employee or a more skilled C Suite executive she’s up for the challenge.   Anna Brooke was born and raised in Dothan and has always had strong involvement in the Wiregrass community.  After attending college, she ventured in to the staffing world and found her niche at the age of 21. Now having over a decade of experience in recruiting and leadership, she sets the bar high to meet and exceed her candidate and client’s expectations. In January of 2014 Anna Brooke took her Human Resources knowledge to the next level by obtaining her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications.  She actively participates in continuing education for human resources and recruiting to ensure she is always current with the ever-changing human resources regulations. Anna Brooke is also actively involved with the local Wiregrass Human Resources Management Association where she serves as Vice President. When Anna Brooke is not working on her next great placement, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys, using her creative side to paint and refinish furniture, and being involved in church and nonprofit groups.

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