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AHRC Suffolk Associate Executive Director in Bohemia, New York


The Associate Executive Director (AED) is responsible for managing a comprehensive array of services and programs across multiple locations. The AED will lead Directors across designated programs and review on an ongoing basis services being offered and develop new programs as needs emerge. The AED will inform the Executive Director (ED), and ultimately the Board of Directors, of all program issues and accomplishments.


Under the general supervision of the Executive Director (ED), an employee in this class is responsible for directing the overall day-to-day management of operations while advocating for the needs of the individuals that AHRC Suffolk supports. The AED will confer with the Director of Human Resources, Quality Management and the Management team in planning, organizing, and implementing program goals and initiatives, while also being responsible for monitoring program planning, operation, and staffing. S/he is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the program aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with the Director of Finance and ED. The AED is responsible for ensuring that AHRC Suffolk’s services are in compliance with all OPWDD requirements.


(Performing some of the following tasks may put you at risk for acquiring the Hepatitis B virus.)

Provide direction and monitor the execution of the nonprofit’s plans at the department level to ensure the most effective use of organizational resources.

Participate in long-term strategic planning meetings. Translate the strategic goals into day-to-day standard operating procedures to execute.

Promote team building and collaboration. Motivate, encourage, and empower staff to achieve personal, agency, and team goals to foster a success-oriented, accountable environment. Ensure each department understands its role in relation to the other departments and AHRC Suffolk’s mission.

Provide effective and inspiring leadership of AHRC Suffolk by being actively involved in all programs and services. Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process across the program and service areas.

Partner with the ED to represent AHRC Suffolk with external constituency groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations.

Ensure that all program activities operate consistently and ethically within the Agency’s mission and values.

Manage effectively within budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.

Provide programmatic leadership and input for all strategic planning processes with the ED and staff.


Passionate about AHRC Suffolk’s mission and able to promote and communicate the mission and values.

Has proven experience in managing a multi-site organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of the Management team.

Skill in recognizing opportunities that result from changes in economic, technological, political/legal, or social environments.

The ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness.

Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.


At least 10 years of professional experience in a non-profit organization, with a minimum of five years of senior-leadership experience supervising seasoned staff operating multiple programs. Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Social Work or Psychology required.

Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work teams, developing an organization-wide strategy for program excellence, engaging community partners, and partnering with a ED and board of directors.

Ability to travel to conferences and meetings, and to provide on-site leadership for operating sites and programs.


This employee must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License at the time of hire, must maintain the NYS license for the duration of employment, and if he/she were to drive their own vehicle on Agency business, adhere to the Agency Fleet Safety Driver’s Policy/Procedures.

Documentation of a current Mantoux tuberculosis test that is within 12 months of beginning employment and a second step PPD within three (3) weeks of beginning employment must be provided.

This employee is considered to have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with consumers and must undergo a criminal background check prior to assuming their job responsibilities.

This class of employee is designated as having the privilege of email and internet access with the approval of the Executive Director.