Executive Director - Orange Grove Center, Chattanooga, TN

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Community Provider Agency serving approximately 1,200 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities as well as a variety of co-occurring conditions in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia is seeking candidates for the Executive Director position.  

The Agency's main offices are located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, employing approximately 900 staff and providing a variety of home and community-based services in accordance to State and Federal guidelines.  Annual budget - approximately $37 million dollars.  The agency has operated for 66 continuous years as a respected community provider serving 11 counties in Southeast Tennessee and 9 counties in North Georgia.  The agency is governed by a 25-member board of directors that works with several affiliate organizations designed to further the mission of the agency.  In addition to Medicaid Waiver-funded day and residential services which offer a myriad of community integrated training and living experiences to promote independence, the agency also provides specialized school age services for local education agencies in Hamilton and surrounding counties, Intermediate Care Facilities for 80 individuals with intellectual disabilities who have complex needs, a Family Support program designed to assist individuals with a variety of disabilities, a comprehensive health and dental clinic, a robust transportation system comprised of approximately 160 vehicles, ongoing research opportunities, sensory programs, enrichment services (e.g., art, music, recreational activities, Special Olympics), a training center for aging, dementia and longevity, and dedicated resources for evaluating emerging technologies applicable to community inclusion. Orange Grove has Long standing and active relationships with colleges and universities offering student attachments in various disciplines, including special education, social work, medicine, dentistry, nursing, health promotion, psychology, exercise physiology, public health, physical and occupational therapy, computer science and bioengineering.   

Candidates should have experience in nationally accredited provider agency administration, including HCBS Waiver programs, MCO-funded services and ICFIID-funded services. Generalist background with broad knowledge of organizational planning and administration, including finance, personnel, operations, non-profit management, and development.   Candidates should also have experience in working with a board of directors' governing structure, and supervision of management level personnel.  Experience in organizational financial management.  Experience in dealing with emerging regulatory and policy changes issued by State and Federal agencies affecting the organization, such as HCBS guidelines and technology practices for the implementation of Protected Health Information among others.  

Educational requirements include a Bachelor's degree in an area related to the purpose of the agency and a minimum of seven years of full-time paid professional experience in a management or supervisory capacity in a field related to the purpose of the agency, or a Master's degree in an area related to the purpose of the agency and a minimum of five years of full-time paid professional experience in a management or supervisory capacity in a field related to the purpose of the agency, or a Doctoral degree in an area related to the purpose of the agency and a minimum of three years of professional experience in a management or supervisory capacity in a field related to the purpose of the agency.  

Candidate should possess a unique background of experiences in and an energetic commitment to:

  • Maintaining person-centered services in a diverse field of funding streams by consistently advocating for and promoting a quality driven system that incentivizes measurable organizational outcomes.  
  • An in-depth understanding as to how the landscape of community services for people with disabilities is changing and a vision as to the best organizational approach necessary for sustained growth and improvement.  
  • Guiding organizational change by drawing upon demonstrated experience in leading an organization through necessary "out of the box" adaptations in order to properly position it for a successful MCO environment. 
  • Leading specialized teaching and therapeutic services as well as organizing alternative school age services that benefit contracting local education agencies and best prepare students for the least restrictive educational environments.  
  • Guiding and supporting development activities as well as grant requests in a collaborative fashion drawing upon agency partnerships which further diversify an organization's funding sources while simultaneously ensuring adequately resourced and self-sustained programs.  
  • Educating the general community, local, State, and Federal governments, MCO's, legislators, advocates, donors, and other key stakeholders with regard to the critical needs of individuals served and thereby creating the necessary improvements to overall services.  
  • A vigilant perspective of quality management coupled with a perpetual drive for service improvement that surpasses expectations of national accreditation, MCO, State, and Federal regulation compliance, as well as donor anticipations that distinguishes the agency as a superior service provider.  

Compensation/Benefits: commensurate with experience/qualifications; major medical health plan/dentalvision.   Paid time off/holidays.   Additional benefits negotiable. 

Position selection to be made in August 2019 with duty assumption/transition in October 2019.  

Send resume to:
Email -[email protected]         

Additional Organizational Information is available  at www.orangegrovecenter.org