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Executive Director

The Salvation Army DDP
Philadelphia, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!



The Director is responsible for all facets of the planning, development, direction, and opeaton of a program in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism.

The program includes Residential support provided in community living homes and apartments, ranging from total 24 hours a day support to persons with multiple handicaps who require assistance with all basic daily living needs, to those who require only minimal supports for assistance with banking, healthcare planning and appointments, etc. Community Oriented Day services (Community Options) and Supported Employment alre also part of each state’s programs and seeks to develop each person’s potential in Vocational and Employment activities, as well as community participation and integration. Emphasis in the Developmental Disabilities Program is to provide the highest quality of services tailored to each person's needs to support their continued growth while maintain the health and safety of this very vulnerable population.


Description of Position:

  • Supervises all Residential and Day Program Directors in the two states as well as HR, Quality Assurance, Client Funds staff and Co-Supervises Accountant for the program.

  • Responsible to ensure that the office is structured to support the activities of the Program Directors and their staff as well as meeting the needs of indicviduals, including thru the development of databases and report to assist with operations and the monitoring and oversight of needs and services provided.

  • Responsibilities include a substantial amount of fiscal planning and analyses and reporting to the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware and Medicaid billingentities for the $20 million plus program.

  • Ensures compliance with each states numerous regulations from both a fiscal and programmatic area of emphasis.

  • Designs reports for analysis and negotiations with funding agencies as well as for review of expenses by Program Directors for each service.

  • Securing grants for assistance with property acaquisitions and the planning of renovations to meet the changing needs of the the individuals in the program, as well as securing grants (Federal and State) to support the continued operation of the program thoughout the Pandemic.

  • Oversight of a wide range of purchases and accounts payable and payroll activities for 45 program and office sites.

  • Oversight and planning of Human Resources is a significant portion of this position and included compliance with Federal, State and Agency mandates, as well as working with government entities to secure a Living Wage for our staff. This includes budgeting for and projection for raises, construction of wage scales, etc.

  • This position also functions as the Substitute Health Care Decision Maker for signing consents for Surgery and Medical Treatments as well as End-of-Life decisions for individuals in the program, and also serves as the Rep Payee for Individual’s Social Security/Disability Payments.

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the candidate will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected withing the scope of the post.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree and 8-10 years of progressive experience, but Bachelor’s Degree witb additional years of progressive experience will be considered, in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism ranging form direct services to successively greater administrative and management experience of multidimentional programs. Must have at least 5 years experience managing Residential Service.

  • Extensive knowledge and skill in working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism including genetic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs as well as a working knowledge of health care issues and treatments commonly present in this population.

  • Knowledge of Governmental systems and funding mechanisms in each States and ability to analyze rates to provide feedback to funders, make comparisons to costs and work cooperatively with other agencies, legislators, and funders to effect changes in rates.

  • Must be organized and data oriented with the ability to design reports to facilitate analyses.

  • Excellent writing skills and ability to write grants.

  • Adapability to daily changes in workload and priorities to meet emergency needs of individuals and program.

  • Ability to work with and feel comportable with a highly diverse range of persons.

  • Child Protection C:learances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearances and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.

  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army and the Developmental Disabilities Program.

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