Executive Director, Adoption Services - Samaritas

Job Details

Provides leadership to the overall operations, programs and services of Lutheran Adoption Services (LAS), in coordination with the Children & Family Services service area, the objectives of the LAS partner organizations and in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement strategic plans for Statewide Adoption Services. Maintain current knowledge of projected trends in service area; assure appropriate planning, development, and implementation of new and existing services to meet market demands.
  2. Partner with Communication department to create and implement annual marketing plans. Guide department leadership in program planning and development, analyzing trends.
  3. Lead staff in budget and fiscal management. Develop, implement and monitor annual operating budget within fiscal guidelines; assure adherence to Corporate Financial Policies and Procedures.
  4. Attain annual financial, service, quality, people, and growth targets for assigned programs.
  5. Assure Program Managers and/or Center Directors meet all regulatory and quality assurance standards including but not limited to Council of Accreditation (COA), state licensing and contract regulations governing the assigned programs, local ordinances, client rights, and organization policy and procedure.
  6. Provide support in building strong, positive relations with local contractual/governmental referral sources.
  7. Provide leadership to Adoption Services management and staff. Partner with Human Resources in staff attraction and retention efforts, including hiring, onboarding, training and development, coaching and counseling and performance management. Ensure delegation of responsibility, authority and accountability.
  8. Work with appropriate state and national professional associations/groups, social agencies, and community councils, to meet service objectives, and to interpret the work of the division and represent the organization.
  9. Participate in the development of new programs/services consistent with the goals of the division and the mission of the organization.
  10. Maintain positive liaison with clients, families, and responsible parties.


Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work required; Master's degree in social work or related graduate degree preferred.
  • Full Licensure (LMSW) and/or advanced certification preferred


  • Seven years direct in-field experience.
  • Four years' managerial/supervisory experience in social work administration.


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