Adjacent to the Nation’s capital, Montgomery County is a progressive community that is at the forefront of innovative practices in local government. The County’s Department of Health & Human Services – with 6 Chiefs and 1,750 employees – is one of a few in the country to commit to a fully integrative model of public health and human services. The mission of the Aging & Disability Services division is to affirm the dignity and value of seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families by offering a wide range of information, home and community-based support services, protections, and opportunities, which promote choice, independence, and inclusion. This is an extraordinary opportunity to serve as a senior member of the Department’s leadership team responsible for building and nurturing a fully integrated public health and human services system.
The County is seeking a visionary executive to lead Aging & Disability Services. This position requires an active knowledge of the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities and the ability to direct strategic initiatives which address root causes of inequalities, reduce barriers to services, and enrich systems that contribute to an age-friendly community. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the interdependencies between human services, somatic health, and behavioral health, and a dedication to working within and contributing to an integrated public health and human services delivery system. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to community engagement focused on building ongoing relationships that inform and influence services to older adults and persons with disabilities – and ensure cultural competence and the use of evidence-based or best practices along a continuum of care.
Candidates must have seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human services, including five (5) years of professional experience in the administration of programs for aging and disabled populations, and graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in a human service or public administration field. (An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.)
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Susan C. Seling, Chief, Human Capital Management and Organizational Development at firstname.lastname@example.org