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Southside Community Services Board Executive Director

Southside Community Services Board(SCSB), which provides community-based services for individuals with mental health or substance abuse disorders or intellectual disability is seeking a dynamic, highly-qualified professional to serve as its Executive Director.  SCSB administrative office is located in Clarksville, VA. SSCSB serves Brunswick, Halifax and Mecklenburg counties. SCSBhas an operating budget of $13 million, and employs approximately 230 staff.  The Executive Director is directly accountable and responsible to the SCSB Board of Directors and provides overall leadership and professional direction of its mental health, developmental, and substance abuse services and all administrative operations.  The Executive Director is employed under an annually renewable contract with a nine (9) member Board of Directors and is evaluated annually by the Board.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in the following areas.

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or another human services-related field or in business, public, or hospital or healthcare administration or another management-related field is required and comparable related experience may substitute for education; a graduate degree in one of these fields is preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of human services administration, business administration, or government program administration and of human resources management and financial management, including budgeting, resource allocation, contract management, monitoring, and auditing is required.
  • Some knowledge of mental health, developmental, and substance abuse programs and services is required, and considerable knowledge of these services and ability to provide clinical or programmatic oversight of these services is preferred. 
  • Some knowledge of planning, evaluation, and quality improvement methodologies and human rights requirements and issues is required.
  • Some knowledge of the concepts of and experience in applying the concepts of recovery, self-determination, or person-centered planning as they relate to mental health, developmental, or substance abuse services and the provision ofservices to individuals with co-occurring disorders is preferred.
  • Skill in formulating policies, developing and administering budgets, negotiating and administering contracts, formulating program plans with goals and objectives, preparing and presenting reports and budget requests, and conducting effective community and public relations is required.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and administer current federal and state laws, regulations, and policies that apply to mental health, developmental, and substance abuse services is required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and supportive relationships with federal, state and local officials and advocacy groups is required.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and concisely, orally, in writing, and electronically, with a broad range of individuals, groups, and organizations is required.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership, inspiring others by example to achieve the mission and vision of the organization, supervise and elicit superior performance from senior managers and administrators, and maintain high levels of employee engagement within the agency is required.
  • Ability to plan and implement services and related procedures and evaluate their effectiveness is required.
  • Ability to respond to changing circumstances, manage organizational and financial risk, and adapt during periods of transition and uncertainty is required.
  • Considerable (e.g., six-10 years) experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar or comparable toSCSB, including experience at smaller similar or comparable organizations or smaller units in larger organizations is required, and extensive (e.g., more than 10 years) experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar toSCSB and are comparable in size (budget, employees) is preferred.
  • Some (e.g., two-five years) experience in reporting directly to a board of directors or other governing body structure that has policy, operational, and fiduciary responsibilities or to the person who reports to the board of directors is required, and considerable (e.g., six-10 years) experience in reporting directly to a board of directors composed of citizen members that has policy, operational, and fiduciary responsibilities and hires its executive director who serves at the pleasure of the boards is preferred.
  • Some (e.g., two-five years) experience in working with a broad range of constituents including individuals, family members, and advocacy groups in the mental health, developmental, or substance abuse services areas or a similar or related human services field is required.


To Apply:  Please visit our website at www.sscsb.org for additional background information on services provided bySCSB.  Click here for the Executive Director Position applicationClick here for a complete job description.  Applicants must submit a completed hard copy SCSB employment application, detailed resume, salary history, and cover letter outlining his or her interest in and qualifications for this position to Mrs. Frances Clark, Search Committee Chairperson, 984 Camp Road South Hill, VA  23970On-line Applications will not be accepted.  The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience and SCSB provides an attractive benefits package. SCSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace committed to workforce diversity.

The Executive Director shall maintain a fixed, permanent, and primary residence within the catchment area served by SCSB during his or her tenure.

Deadline To Apply:  Position will remain open until filled.  

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This document details the Southside Community Services (SCS) Board's Inclement Weather Telephone System. In the event of bad weather the individuals we serve and SCS staff can call into one of the phone numbers listed and get closing/delay information for the county they reside in.