Director, Employment and Day Supports

CHI is in search of an experienced administrator to lead managers in the daily operations of Day and Employment Supports program that is transitioning from facility-based to employment focused, community-based program. The right candidate for this position will engage managers and staff to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve a quality life in the community.  The ideal candidate has a passion for helping others achieve their goals and dreams and is a proven self-starter and problem-solver with solid organizational skills. If this job description sounds like you, then we welcome and encourage you to apply for the position of Director of Employment and Day Supports!

To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter, with the job title in the subject line to or fax it to 301-445-8117.

The Director of Employment and Day Supports will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position develops, implements, and manages a comprehensive set of support services for 400 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The position supervises an Administrator who manages the Day and Employment Supports programs and another Administrator who manages the operation of federal, state and local contracts with services provided in the community which provide jobs for people supported by CHI. This position will oversee planning; organizational design and development; and management for the Day and Employment Supports program.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field – relevant Master’s Degree Preferred

  • Nine (9) years of successful professional, administrative and supervisory experience required

  • Proof of US citizenship or legal immigration status

  • Proof of freedom of Tuberculosis

  • Certificate of good health

  • Acceptable criminal background and reference check

Essential Functions:

  • Define financial, material, human resource trends and needs of the people supported by the department.

  • Prepare planning and implementation documents that work in conjunction with CHI’s Strategic Plan.

  • Prepare annual departmental budget.

  • Coordinate functions of the department relative to other agency units to insure smooth implementation of planned activities.

Organizational Design and Development 

  • Assess specific department organization, staff and individual needs in relation to established plans.

  • Design and develop recommendations for an organizational structure to facilitate planned objectives.

  • Develop policies and procedures to facilitate implementation of planned goals and objectives.

  • Communicate planned goals and objectives to staff, program participants, parents/advocates, government officials and relevant agencies.

  • Develop and implement service programs, research projects and business activities reflecting assessed needs and plans, with approval of the CEO.

  • Identify grants and philanthropy opportunities to support CHI’s Fundraising Plan.


  • Direct department with a staff of approximately 100 and a 7.5-million-dollar budget which provides employment and day supports to over 400 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Direct the implementation of all activities and systems to support a program model that moves people towards meaningful community activities and employment.

  • Manage operation of federal, state and local service contracts to include development of contract proposals, ensuring compliance with federal and state contract mandates, fiscal management and monitoring quality of service delivery.

  • Provide ongoing supervision and monitoring of staff and activities to insure systemized implementation of goals, program systems and licensure/regulatory require­ments.

  • Direct the training, evaluation, promotion, hiring, orientation and discharge of the department staff as outlined in CHI’s Personnel Policies.

  • Coordinate the Supported Employment/Day Program budget expenditures within established fiscal boundaries.

  • Provide leadership to management regarding staff, people supported and families/advocates.

  • Assure the privacy of participant information by appropriately limiting disclosure of Protected Information to those who are directly responsible for the treatment and administration of the participant.  Store, handle and share Protected Information in accordance with CHI Centers policies and HIPAA regulations.

  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Provide representation of the agency with  human service provider organizations; government representatives; other community service providers; business representatives; customers; and parents and advocates.

CHI, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information please call our HR Department at 301-445-3350 or email us at