- The Samaritan Counseling Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides therapy for individuals, couples, and families in a diverse and inclusive environment regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.
- The staff consists of approximately 10 part-time therapists plus office staff, with plans to expand both the facility and the staffing.
- The organization is part of a nationwide network accredited by the Solihten Institute. The mission of the Samaritan Counseling Center is to “empower the whole person using a spiritually sensitive approach to counseling, consultation and education.”
Essential functions of the Executive Director:
- Board Governance: Communicates effectively in a collaborative, timely and accurate manner all information necessary for the board and staff to function properly and make informed decisions. Participates in meetings of the board advisory committees and facilitates board development.
- Finances and Funding: Manages resources to ensure the financial health of the organization, including multiple fund-raising strategies, successful grant applications, and development of a strong donor base. The Director supervises financial records, develops and manages the budget, determines staff compensation and oversees employee benefits.
- Administration: Hires, supervises, and evaluates staff, oversees the maintenance of personnel records, conducts staff meetings, acts as Compliance Officer for HIPAA, HITECH and Red Flag policies, develops policies and procedures for all aspects of the Center’s operations, including Solihten Institute Accreditation. Creates and fosters a team-building approach with strong and consistent collaboration with staff.
- Technology: Utilizes technology to both provide services (telehealth) and to market services to the community (website, social media, e-blasts, zoom meetings, etc.), billing software and Electronic Health Records.
- Facilities: Oversees maintenance of the facility, including building repairs, grounds maintenance, security, and housekeeping. Planned expansion and remodeling will require effective communication with local, regional and state regulators.
- Community Education, Public Relations, and Marketing: Represents the Center to the larger community through marketing and public relations, networking, and the development of education programs.
Education and/or Other Requirements
- Advanced degree (MA, MS, or PhD) in Human Services, Social Work or related field.
- Demonstrated skill/experience in securing grant funding, fund-raising and donor development.
- Human resource management and supervision experience, preferably with a non-profit organization.
- Ability to learn and apply health-related technologies and databases.
- Commitment to fostering a strong positive working relationship with the Board of Directors. (Previous experience with a not-for-profit Board is desirable.)
- Ability and interest in creating partnerships with community sponsors and resources.
- Commitment to strong ethical values to ensure that agency standards are consistently maintained.
- A leadership style that fosters communication and respectful collaboration with all staff and that commits to a team ethos throughout the organization.
Interested candidates should submit by October 1, 2022:
- A cover letter addressed to Search Committee (see above).
- Resume/CV, including related licensure information.
- Contact information for three professional references.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credential(s).
Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier, Inc.
Postion Type: Full-Time
Supervisor: Board of Directors