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Administrative Director of Brain Injury Services
Program Management

Organization Overview
Founded in 1975 by a group of volunteers providing patient rehabilitation services on the grounds of Westborough State Hospital, Advocates is now one of the largest human services organizations in the state. Today, Advocates employs over 1000 staff members and serves 20,000 individuals at over 100 sites across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Our commitment to meeting the needs of individuals facing diverse life challenges has given rise to a broad range of community based services designed to meet the unique needs of elders, families and individuals with mental health challenges, addiction, developmental/intellectual disabilities, autism, brain injury, and other life challenges. Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with disabilities, and individuals with developmental and co-occurring mental health needs. Our culturally sensitive programs and supports serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.
At the heart of all Advocates services is a commitment to partnering with the individuals we support and, where appropriate, their family members, so that they can lead full and satisfying lives of their own design. We practice a person-centered approach that respects the unique needs, wishes and abilities of each individual.  Learn more at

Position Summary 
The Administrative Director of Brain Injury Service provides leadership for the Brain Injury (BI) Division, ensuring high-quality service delivery, effective operations, and continued growth. The BI Division currently includes three Transitional Living Program sites, six BI waiver homes, Tewksbury Hospital, and Day/Ancillary Services. In the next three years, the BI Division will open new sites and double the number of individuals served through its programs. The Administrative Director will report to the Vice President of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Brain Injury Services, manage a team that includes Clinical Program Director and Service Line Directors, and collaborate with staff across other functional areas, external partners, and funders. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator and leader to join a highly-regarded organization and drive the BI Division’s continued quality and growth. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee service delivery across the BI Division, ensuring that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and all programs uphold high standards of clinical integrity 
  • Participate in program level-strategic planning and guide the implementation of the BI Division’s growth strategy through effective collaboration with colleagues throughout the agency
  • Ensure effective and efficient processes within the BI Division through partnership and consultation with other functions such as Quality and Risk Management, Fiscal, Human Resources, Information Services, Housing, and Maintenance
  • Drive activities to keep the BI Division in compliance with licensing and regulatory standards and Advocates’ policies and procedures
  • Develop and manage the BI Division budget (currently ~$10M); contribute to the growth of the budget by drafting responses to RFRs and grant opportunities 
  • Organize staff across the BI Division to provide appropriate and efficient services; provide ongoing training for direct reports and empower those leaders to guide staff development efforts among their teams
  • Represent the BI Division in external-facing relationships with stakeholders including state agencies, service providers, community resources, and families and guardians  
  • 5+ years of experience in administrative leadership roles in nonprofit and/or human service settings, with prior experience in managing across geographic sites, including responsibility for overseeing operations and compliance, budgets, and staff
  • Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster trusting and collaborative partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong staff management skills, with the ability to drive high levels of performance, engagement, and accountability across a diverse team 
  • Familiarity with state and federal agencies (e.g. MassHealth, MA Department of Developmental Services, MA Rehabilitation Commission); prior experience in MA considered helpful but not required
  • Demonstrated competence in serving culturally diverse populations and sensitivity to the needs the individuals whom Advocates serves 
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and computer skills  
  • Experience in government and/or foundation grantwriting preferred
  • Prior experience with the field of Brain Injury preferred, but not required 
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license and have access to an automobile to travel between sites
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred
To Apply  
Using the link below, please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Beth Lacey.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Advocates offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.  
Advocates is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers
Advocates has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for an Administrative Director of Brain Injury Services. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact nonprofits. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 800 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated nonprofit search firms in the country. Learn more about nonprofit job opportunities at Commongood Careers.
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