Director of Aging and Human Services

  • JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS
  • 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas
  • Sep 21, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description

Johnson County is one of the nation's premier counties, providing comprehensive services to its citizens in its role as a leading organization in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Johnson County community is nestled in the southwestern quadrant of the Kansas City metropolitan area (combined population of 2.34 million) and exhibits all of the hallmarks of a great community: a thriving and growing business sector; nationally-recognized public schools; first-class cultural and recreational amenities; and distinctive and welcoming neighborhoods. Johnson County is a growing and diverse community of more than 609,000 residents.

Johnson County is recruiting for the Director of Aging and Human Services. The Director of Aging and Human Services, an agency of Johnson County (KS) Government, has been devoted to providing aging services, outreach and other related services to individuals within Johnson County. The Director occupies a highly visible position within county government and requires outstanding communication, organizational and planning skills and the ability to build trust and collaborative working relationships with a complex mix of families, those receiving services, government agencies, not-for profit organizations, affiliated agencies, advocacy groups and private industry. This position will close on Friday, October 29 at 5 pm.

Position Summary:
  • The Director of Aging and Human Services directs and leads the consolidated functions of the department as the community and organizational representative for issues involving Aging and Outreach Services; attends and participates in activities with the State Association for Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (K4AD) as the recognized Area Agency on Aging Director; attends and participates in activities of national organizations such as the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) and National Association of Human Service Administrators and other groups; acts as the staff liaison to the Commission on Aging and leads them in activities; develops and maintains the resources to provide supports and services to enable persons served to retain their dignity and independence; monitors the needs of vulnerable populations to determine the need and effectiveness of supports and services; tracks national trends in services to at-risk populations; develops public support and advocacy for safety net services that assist consumers to maintain independence; directs and leads long range planning, engaging staff and community leaders in a direction to meet the mission of the organization.
  • This position directs and evaluates the department's teams in providing and coordinating program and services; defines and prioritizes the goals, objectives and activities of the department program areas; maintains adequate and qualified staff to meet service needs; ensures a professional, productive workplace that is compliant with County policies and applicable laws and regulations; establishes and monitor outcomes for services in order to ensure public and private monies are used effectively; provides leadership to the entire department and work collaboratively with the other members of the Executive Team.
  • Ensures sound fiscal management of County tax dollars, grant and contract funds, and self-generated revenue that support the department's safety-net services; sets priorities for competing funding needs; determines the best approaches for pursuing funding requests; develops and monitors department's budget; explores grants, public and private partnerships, voluntary donations and other means of expanding funding sources; pursues innovative approaches to fund needed programs.


Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will exhibit outstanding leadership, communication and business skills, and will possess the demonstrated capacity to successfully manage in a fast-paced public environment. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in Human Services, Public Administration, Business or a relevant field, and at least fifteen years of progressively more responsible role in a human services organization or relevant experience.

The ideal candidate will also possess at least ten years' experience in program management and administration or relevant experience and five years' in a supervisory role.
Experience may be substituted for Education .

Driving Status

Occasional (less than 5%)

Category

Health, Welfare, and Social Services, Management, Administrative, Technology, and Financial Services

Job Address

111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas 66061 United States View Map