Director of Provider Relations

Director of Provider Relations
(Management Contract – full time – Unclassified)

The Board’s Director of Provider Relations is responsible for network development of Licking County’s agency and independent providers who support people with developmental disabilities.

Essential Duties:

  • Identify unmet and/or emerging gaps in services and supports.  Facilitate the recruitment process, when necessary, to make available the appropriate providers and vendors in adequate number(s) consistent with the financial resources available to the Board.
  • Develop written specifications for desired services, supports and products consistent with end user requirements, local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Negotiate rates & terms for services, supports & products as necessary.
  • Prepare written contracts for approval by the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office. Assure that contract language, including deliverables, is consistent with legal requirements, relevant statute and rules, and Board policy. Assure that contracts are properly authorized and disseminated to the appropriate parties and that funds are encumbered for payment to vendors.
  • Monitor compliance with the deliverables, terms and conditions agreed to in the contract.
  • Work with the Performance Development Coordinator (s) to assure that there is monitoring and response to providers’ skillsets and that professional development as needed/indicated is located and arranged for.
  • Monitor Provider certification status.
  • Oversee the education of providers and vendors about Board policies, procedures and expectations.  Draft and/or approve written procedures as necessary.
  • Educate Board staff about contract deliverables and assist in the development/definition of processes and procedures that enhance access to the services, supports and products available to eligible people & their families through the contract.
  • Supervise, support, and provide direction to assigned staff.
  • Serve as the liaison with housing corporations contracted by the Board. Coordinate housing acquisitions and assure compliance with rules promulgated by the DoDD for the expenditure of Community Capital Assistance funds. Complete and submit applications to DoDD for community capital assistance. Receive and record/respond to community concerns.
  • Represent the Board to key partners, providers and vendors for the purpose of developing and maintaining positive working relationships.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Organizational Leadership, Social Service Administration or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • Advanced knowledge in Ohio’s Developmental Disabilities system of supports and current changes and initiatives.
  • Understanding of:
    -Business management practices including, but not limited to:  accounting, budgeting, contracting, interpreting financial reports, marketing, planning and scheduling.
    -Agency, state and federal statues, rules policies, regulations and/or procedures governing contracts and procurement of services and programs.
    -Local community resources and human services organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) for effective interaction with internal and external customers.  Proficiency in presenting to large and small audiences.
  • Be solution-driven and have the ability to analytically determine change impact and viable solutions and support.
  • Demonstrated experience with planning and organizing special events.
  • Ability to work flexible hours on occasion, including evenings and weekends.
  • Driving is an essential function of the position. Current and valid Ohio driver’s license with acceptable driver’s abstract is required.

Salary Range: $57,000 – $83,000 annually
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references by
Thursday, July 28, 2016, to