Regional Administrator


This position directs or assists in the overall planning, development and administration of substance abuse treatment and related programs. The Regional Administrator has responsibility for the overall operational and clinical activities of assigned programs. S/he directs and supervises subordinate managers and staff in developing and implementing evidence based practices; ensures that accreditation, certification, and regulatory requirements are achieved; meets financial objectives; and implements the strategic plan for assigned programs.

The employee exercises considerable professional initiative and judgment. Work is under the general review of an administrative superior, leaving considerable latitude for independent judgment and discretion in accordance with agency policies.


Work may include but is not limited to the following examples:
1. Directs or assists administrative staff in general management, policy development, program planning, and/or coordinates activities, as assigned.
2. Directs the activities of assigned programs to produce satisfactory client outcomes.
3. Supervises, monitors, and reviews assigned programs/ operations in area of responsibility to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards, plans, and procedures.
4. Evaluates program conformance to policies, procedures, and practices as related to the assigned program.
5. Participates in the development, implementation or interpretation of new or revised program initiatives

6. Reviews work of subordinates and overall activities of assigned programs through direct observation, review of records, and the analysis of prepared reports. Implements corrective action, when necessary.
7. Selects, trains, directs, and evaluates staff in area of responsibility. Reviews and approves employee work and program schedules; sets standards of performance for subordinates; evaluates work performance.

8. Participates in the development of budget requests; monitors program revenue and expenses to achieve budgeted goals; recommends or directs implementation of cost saving measures.
9. Provides direction, leadership, and assistance to managers to meet agency goals.

10. Implements evidence based and promising practices.

11. Represents and/or serves as a liaison for the assigned area of responsibility; maintains appropriate level of communication and good relationships with stakeholders and contractors. Cooperates with, and responds appropriately to concerns, interests, and needs of contractors.

12. Serves in leadership role in agency quality improvement process. Implements quality improvement actions.

13. Conducts regular meetings with staff.

14. Prepares reports of program activities, special incidents, and as required.

15. Performs other related work as assigned


      Working knowledge of principles and practices of administration and management in non profit, publicly funded agency.


      Thorough knowledge of budgeting, fiscal management, and grants and/or contract management.


      Working knowledge of the requirements of state and federal law.

Extensive knowledge of state and local certification requirements pertaining to assigned programs

Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of treatment related to rehabilitation of consumers

Considerable knowledge of community resources used in the provision of services

Skill in problem solving and decision making

Skill in identifying and resolving managerial problems such as work assignments, employee relations, employment development, and morale

Ability to read, write, comprehend, and speak in the English language

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with officials, stakeholders, staff associates, the general public and others

Ability to plan, assign, coordinate and evaluate the work of professional and non professional staff and to instruct them in work performance
Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations and formulate recommendations
Ability to develop short and long-range plans that meet established objectives and contribute to the overall goals and mission of the agency
Ability to manage change, manage programs, and achieve results
Ability to develop, implement, and administer assigned programs or services to achieve positive program and client outcomes
Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures as related to the assigned program

Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect consumers

Ability to handle confidential information appropriately, and to recognize potential ethical problems and address in ethical manner

Ability to plan and organize working time effectively

Ability to perform with autonomy or with minimum direction


        1. A physician or mental health professional licensed in Missouri with at least one (1) year of full-time experience in the treatment of persons with Substance Use Disorders;


Certified or registered as a substance abuse professional by the Missouri Substance
Abuse Counselors’ Certification Board, Inc.


2. Three (3) years of successful, professional supervisory experience in substance abuse treatment, psychology, sociology, counseling, criminal justice, or related area.


Must successfully pass a background screening in accordance with 9 CSR 10-5.190.

No worker of this department may be currently, or have been under the supervision of local, state, or federal, correctional supervision within the last two (2) years.

Possesses a valid driver’s license and is, and remains insurable, under KCCC automobile liability insurance.

      1. Bachelor’s degree in human services related field
      2. Certification by the Missouri State Substance Abuse Certification Board in substance abuse
      3. Three (3) or more years’ of experience in substance abuse treatment.
      4.  Candidates with past experience in CARF accreditation or the administration of Department of Mental Health services/programs are preferred.
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