Executive Director

Executive Director $102,000 to $121,899 (commensurate with experience). Allevity Recruiting & Staffing has been retained to conduct the search for an Executive Director on behalf of our client, California Vocations, Inc. California Vocations, Inc. (CVI) is an impactful nonprofit organization dedicated to providing residential and vocational support to adults with developmental disabilities. The organization began serving individuals with developmental disabilities in Paradise, California in 1962 and currently consists of three distinct components: Licensed Residential Care, Supported Living Services, and Community-Based Day Programs.

Job Description



The Executive Director is responsible for the planning, organization, development and direction of CVI operations and programs, its contract with the Regional Centers and the direction of the CVI Board. The Executive Director advises and counsels the CVI Board in matters of policy and acts as a representative for the organization in the community and at the local, state and national level.


  • Family/Consumer Satisfaction - Provides an environment of respect and safety while supporting choice and promoting self-directed lives for adults with developmental disabilities. Develops and maintains positive relationships with the developmentally disabled and their families/conservators.
  • System Knowledge - Maintains a thorough knowledge of national and state events, trends, values, etc. that may impact the DD system, consumers and their families/conservators and/or the operation of CVI. Uses knowledge to take action that is in the best interest of CVI and its consumers/families.
  • Management/Team Building - Creates an environment that supports a commitment by staff to constantly strive to provide the highest quality services possible. Sets the tone within CVI that employees are valued. Supports effective communication, addressing issues directly.
  •  Fiscal Management - Provides for the appropriate internal controls and accountability of all funds, physical assets and other property. Creates and maintains operational systems that ensure fiduciary responsibility and accountability to the Board of Directors for all funds received by the organization.
  • Personnel Administration - Directs the development and implementation of a sound personnel system.
  • Community/Provider Relations - Speaks for the organization in the community to promote its purposes, goals and programs. Acts as a liaison to other health and human service agencies, public and governmental agencies on the local, state and national level. Builds relationships within the community and within the larger state system; demonstrates respect to vendors, community stakeholders, consumers and families.
  • Resource Development - Establishes and maintains mechanisms for identifying unmet needs, the identification of resources needed and plans for the development of those resources.
  • Quality Assurance - Establishes and maintains policies and operational procedures that support state-of-the-art programs for consumers and their families.
  • Board Relations - Provides advice, counsels, recommends policies, and programs to the CVI Board. Executes all policies and decisions of the CVI Board. Serves as principal liaison between the Board, staff, and client population.
  • State Government Relations/Contract Administration - Serves as principal liaison to, and ensures compliance with the organization’s contract with the Regional Center. Interprets Regional Center directives and directs CVI personnel in accordance with such directives. Negotiates with Regional Center on matters related to the CVI’s interests.


Ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the community and serve as an engaged leader of high integrity with a strong sense of ownership and commitment to vision of the organization. Candidates must possess a variety of experiences and abilities including:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ Senior Management experience, including operations and leadership responsibilities
  • Management of a company or department with 50+ employees that experienced significant growth and the demonstrated ability to manage associated challenges
  • Experience within multiple business disciplines (HR, Finance, Management, Leadership
  • Fiscal experience, knowledge, and responsibilities including preparation and oversight of annual budgets
  • Demonstrated community relations experience; representing or speaking for an organization to promote its purposes and goals
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and networking skills to develop successful professional relationships

Additional requirements include:

  • Valid CDL and proof of insurability Personal vehicle in operating condition
  • Contingent upon post offer Criminal background investigation, Drug Screen, and Physical exam
  • Within first year of employment, obtain an Adult Residential Facility (ARF) Administrator’s Certification (including 35 hour course and test) and maintain continuing education hours thereafter as required by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Developmental Disabilities System
  • An understanding of vocational and residential programs
  • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors

Starting compensation includes annual salary of between $102,000 to $121,899 dependent upon experience plus benefits including PTO and paid sick leave, company paid life insurance, voluntary dental, vision and accident plans, and a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer matching contribution up to 3% salary after one year of employment

For immediate consideration, please submit your application (including your resume) online through this portal.  Candidates  may contact the managing recruiter directly via email (including your resume) to: chrism@allevity.com

Review of applications and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. Please respect our client’s hiring process and do not inquire or directly apply with the organization.

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    Non Profit

  • Location

    Chico, CA

  • Order Type

    Executive Search

  • Contact Phone

    (530) 891-1955

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