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Director, Office of Aging and People with Disabilities

The State of Oregon is seeking their new Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) Director, Principal Executive Manager H, to work in Salem, Oregon.

The APD program provides older adults, people with physical disabilities, and their families with easy access to services, supports, and early interventions that will help them maintain independence, promote well-being, and honor choice, respect cultural preferences, and uphold dignity.

APD develops services, policies, and provides management and administrative oversight for programs that help older adults and people with disabilities live in their own communities as well as oversees federal, state, and local funding of statewide programs. APD staff works with other offices and units within ODHS as well as shared services with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), federal agencies, local partners, other state agencies, legislators, advocates and stakeholders on an ongoing basis. APD is instrumental in meeting the overall goals and benchmarks for the ODHS mission and goals.

APD is responsible for many functions, but the main programs are the Medicaid Long Term Care program, Adult Protective Services, Long Term Care Licensing and Regulatory Oversight, Older Americans Act and Oregon Project Independence programs, Financial Eligibility services for SNAP, Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare Part D low-income subsidies, General Assistance and Disability Determination Services.

The APD Director provides executive leadership and management for the state's Aging and People with Disabilities system, which operates a $3.8 billion biennial budget with 52 local offices and 1200 employees throughout the state. 

The Director will lead a collaborative, creative and innovative approach to building on Oregon’s focus of providing preventive and holistic services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities.  By engaging consumers and communities, the Director will:
  • Develop data informed policy and practice interventions and solutions;
  • Continue current prevention efforts while identifying future strategies to help push the industry forward while enhancing Oregon’s approach;
  • Lead with a collaborative approach, effectively engaging ODHS programs and other state agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and the private sector to develop and fund solutions; and
  • Bring a focus on the integration of services which prioritizes solutions that are community based, multi-generational, holistic and culturally responsive.
The successful candidate will have a passion for serving older adults and persons with disabilities in Oregon with the ability to drive and lead strategic initiatives to ensure continuous improvement, innovation and effective program management as a change agent.  This position represents ODHS and APD at the state legislature, with federal and Tribal partners, at interdepartmental and interagency settings and with the private sector.

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Position: Director, Office of Aging and People with Disabilities
Organization: Oregon Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities
Location: Salem,  OR 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 9/12/2020
Requirements No less than:
Eight years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) Development of program rules and policies
b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans
c) Program evaluation and
d) Budget preparation.

In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed.

Required Skills:
  • Committed to the mission, and protecting the past
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of Oregon policy
  • Seeking the opportunity, honor and privilege of having a statewide impact and making a difference through serving and advocating for the aging and people with disabilities population
  • An exemplary communicator having legislative or similar experience with the ability to drive consensus utilizing a collaborative approach
Status: This listing expires on: 10/12/2020
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Organization Information
Oregon Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities
500 Summer Street, NE E-15

Salem,  OR 97301
United States