This is a highly responsible professional, administrative position requiring a high degree of initiative, specialized expertise, and independent decision-making.  The Vice President is responsible for the leadership, direction, and oversight of the Agency’s treatment or correctional service programs. Duties include policy development, program planning, budgeting, and program oversight, staff supervision and quality improvement. Considerable effort is directed toward meeting applicable legal and regulatory requirements including national accreditation. The Vice President directly supervises program managers and/or Regional Administrators.



Work may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:

  • Provides leadership and administrative oversight to support agency efforts in providing high quality/cost effective services and programs.
  • Plans, budgets, and monitors fiscal activities, ensuring that services meet or exceed annual budget; initiates corrective action when necessary.
  • Establishes standards for services. Reviews and evaluates results and takes appropriate corrective action. Monitors services to ensure compliance with agency policies, grant requirements, contracts, and related legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Leads Quality Improvement of assigned programs.
  • Selects, trains, directs, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of program managers and supervisors to ensure that work is efficiently and effectively performed.
  • Serves as agency representative to state, local and community organizations and other interested groups pertaining to mental health programs. Participates in conferences, training sessions and meetings related to areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Conducts investigations, institutes special studies, and prepares and/or reviews reports and related information to evaluate policies, procedures and practices related to assigned program.
  • Identifies opportunities to expand business through participation in pre-bid conferences, meetings, and contacts with agencies. Responds to grants and requests for proposals in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintains close contact with the President and keeps her informed of major activities on a regular basis. Completes required reports and activities in a timely and responsive manner. Assists President in special projects as assigned.
  • Works effectively as a member of the agency administrative team. Coordinates efforts with other members of the agency administrative team toward agency goals.


  • Thorough knowledge of therapeutic principles and practices applicable to the populations served
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, standards and certification requirements pertaining to the operation of programs and services.
  • Considerable knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices
  • Knowledge of budgeting
  • Ability to review, analyzes, and interprets federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, implement and administer assigned services to achieve positive consumer or program outcomes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with agency officials, staff associates, and state and local officials
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate operations, formulate and implement appropriate procedures.
  • Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional and non-professional staff
  • 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 maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexibly and with a variety of people.
  • Ability to travel to achieve requirements of position



The following education and experience qualifications are the minimum requirement used to admit or reject applicants for consideration.


  1. A graduate of an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or management; or in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, counseling or a related area; AND
  2. Five (5) years relevant and successful senior level administrative management experience. AND
  3. The Vice President responsible for substance abuse programs services MUST be a Qualified Professional Counselor certified through the Missouri Substance Abuse Credentialing Board


No candidate may be considered for employment who is, or has been for the past two (2) years under the supervision of Federal, State, County or Municipal Corrections Department nor have any pending felony or misdemeanor charges other than minor traffic charges.

Driving may be required for this position. The successful candidate must have and remain in possession of a valid current driver’s license, automobile insurance, and be insurable under the agency’s motor vehicle insurance policy.

All candidates for employment must meet the established minimum qualifications for employment as identified by the applicable regulatory agencies.

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