Regional Director of Metro-West Massachusetts

Basic Information

Date posted: 03/11/2021

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Posted by: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Salary: $38,067.12 - $109,173.71 Yearly

Contact Information

Address

600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Phone

617-279-3332

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Qualifications

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

Substitutions:

  • A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
  • A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • State government experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with vocational rehabilitation and/or social services is strongly preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in public administration, vocational rehabilitation, social work, or a relevant field.
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge and experience with supervision and/or management in a rehabilitation/human services setting.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Competent in partnering with and influencing a wide range of constituents and senior leaders at all levels of the organization, and within the region’s communities, through relationship-building.
  • Ability to respond to policy issues identified by the Commissioner and executive staff as well as high-level state officials, other interested parties and the general public.
  • Skilled in exercising initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in processes and systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and Word; Proficiency with case management and fiscal systems.

Job Description

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the Regional Director of Metro-West Massachusetts. The Regional Director will manage and direct all vocational rehabilitation and independent living/social service programs for the MCB Metro-West region. This position is based in the MCB Boston office.

The Regional Director develops regional goals and objectives, coordinates services, evaluates performance, prepares and monitors budgets, and hires, trains, and develops staff. The Director will directly manage regional activities that promote, enhance, and contribute to the agency’s mission, including spreading awareness among various consumer groups, community organizations, and other stakeholders, regarding agency programs and services.

Our ideal candidate flourishes in a team-oriented environment. The selected applicant is a strong communicator and problem-solver with a proven ability to lead and motivate a diverse workforce.

You can view a summary of this announcement in American Sign Language (ASL) on the MCB YouTube channel here.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Contribute to statewide leadership initiatives and implement them in the regional office to promote the MCB’s mission, vision, values, and policies to provide quality programs and services.
  • Oversee all regional fiscal activities, including but not limited to, review and approval of purchase orders, payment vouchers, travel reimbursements, and other financial documents.
  • Make strategic decisions regarding the full utilization of financial resources and identify opportunities to expand available resources.
  • Responsible for preparing state and federal reports as well as developing new services and programs to meet the changing needs of MCB’s consumers.
  • Develop and implement a regional outreach plan to engage with community organizations, health and educational institutions, and other stakeholders to enhance awareness about the agency and opportunities for MCB consumers.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide variety of community partners including schools, medical professionals, elder service organizations, multi-cultural agencies and resources, and workforce investment boards.
  • Communicate publicly to educate various audiences about MCB services and programs. Serve as an accessible, accurate and trusted agency representative.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.