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Director Self Direction

posted 1/31/2017


Full time




Self Direction


RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of independent living and advocacy services through the numerous programs we manage.

Job Purpose:

The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of an ongoing program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan the program

Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization

Develop new initiatives as appropriate to support the strategic direction of the organization

Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program

Organize the program

Ensure that program activities comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations

Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization

Staff the program

In consultation with the CEO and organizational leadership, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff

Establish and implement a performance management process for all program staff

Ensure that all program staff receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the program

Lead the program

Ensure all staff members receive appropriate training in accordance with program standards

Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback

Work with other managers to ensure effective and efficient program delivery

Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency

Control the program

Ensure that all financial records for the program are up to date

Develop annual program budget and monitor fiscal performance

Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks

Monitor all program activities on a regular basis

Report evaluation findings to the CEO and recommend changes to enhance the program




The Program Director will be working within a Self-Direction Program guided by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  The Director must have good organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective supervisory skills, and reliable computer skills.  

Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience in the human services or business field with at least two years of supervisory experience.  An Associate’s Degree in Human Services or Business is required, and a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  

The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $56,000. RCIL offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes paid time off, insurances, life and disability coverage, and a 401k plan.

How to Apply: 

Candidates may apply via RCIL’s website at  A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment or

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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