• Associate Director

    Job Locations US-MN-Coon Rapids
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/12/2018 3:22 PM)
    # of Openings
    Health/Human Services Workforce
    Hiring Manager
    Natalie Zacharias
  • Overview

    Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities.



    Rise offers competitive salaries, a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives!


    The purpose of this position is to assist in managing the daily operations of a comprehensive 245D-licensed program that provides vocational training and supported employment services for people with disabilities.


    Leadership and Personnel Management:

    • Provide supervision and support to team including recognition, guidance and feedback, training, goal setting, performance incenting, and performance reviews
    • Ensure staff compliance with established policies and procedures, and assist with policy interpretation as needed
    • Identify training needs and training to ensure that all employees are properly oriented and equipped in their positions 
    • Recruit and hire new supervisors, case managers. Oversee recruitment efforts of  Works with HR department on recruitment efforts and on-boarding process for all employees. 
    • Maintain a professional and positive behavioral atmosphere and acts as a role model for employees and persons served.

    Program Development and Quality Enhancement

    In partnership with Program Director:

    • Identify program development goals and implement plans to achieve them
    • Maintain working knowledge of applicable funding requirements for each program (e.g. TBI/CADI/DD waivers, DEED-VR/EE, County, etc.), regulatory, and quality standards (e.g. CARF, 245D) and ensure compliance and quality within assigned programs and services
    • Implement and oversee program evaluation/outcome measurement system for assigned areas. Writes and presents reports to reflect program performance outcomes for all programs under direct supervision
    • Ensure the safety and health of employees and persons served by being proactive in the identification and correction of safety and environmental hazards and ensuring the enforcement of all safety/health related policies and procedures

    Financial Management

    In partnership with Program Director:

    • Monitor revenue and expenses on a monthly basis and report significant variances.
    • Complete annual budget projections within established timelines.
    • Assist in identifying new sources of income, improved efficiencies, and/or other budgetary improvements.

    Professional involvement

    • Participate in professional activities (civic and/or trade associations, professional conferences, etc.) and monitor industry trends and activities.
    • Work effectively with external stakeholders and industry partners. 
    • Serve as a liaison with other appropriate agencies and organizations to promote the interests of Rise

    Qualifications & Benefits


    • Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in rehabilitation, social services, or education, with a minimum of at least 2 years successful supervisory experience overseeing programs for persons with disabilities
    • Proven management and supervision experience in human service setting required
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills  - demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with other government representatives, business leaders, and community agency partners is essential
    • Organizational and analytical skills
    • Applied knowledge of EBP-SE/IPS and customized employment practices.
    • Must meet the qualifications required of MN 245D statute's Designated Coordinator and Designated Manager roles
    • Technology skills:  Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.). Willingness to learn case management software system and become proficient.
    • Must pass DHS and other background checks as required by law and Rise, Inc.
    • A valid driver's license and a good driving record are required
    • Experience with Care Director preferred


    Salary DOE

    Medical- 90% of employee coverage premium paid by Rise. Dental. 4% matched 401(k). Life Insurance. FSA. PTO starts at 16 days a year, plus 2 float and 8 paid holidays. 


     An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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