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Executive Director - Kern Regional Center

Kern Regional Center (KRC) is a private, non-profit corporation that operates under contract with California´s Department of Developmental Services. KRC is one of 21 regional centers in California serving as an entry point into the State´s developmental disabilities service system. KRC coordinates services and supports for approximately 8,500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. KRC serves a large geographic area comprised of Kern, Inyo and Mono counties. The population of the counties are reflective of a diverse racial and ethnic population of which a majority resides in Bakersfield with many smaller rural communities scattered throughout the region.

The Executive Director, acting in the capacity of chief executive officer, is charged by the KRC Board of Directors with providing visionary and inspirational leadership as well as being responsible for the successful day to day management of all aspects of KRC´s operations. The Executive Director works at the pleasure of Board and is subject to corporate bylaws, policies and procedures. The Executive Director is responsible for keeping the Board of Directors informed of the status of KRC´s operations and for advising it in matters of policy. As the face of KRC, the Executive Director shall present a strong and compassionate image to the communities served by KRC as well as at the state and national level.

Strategic Leadership and Vision
Strategic Planning
Effective Financial Management
Public Image/Strategic Alliances

Services and Supports


  • A master´s degree is required. A higher degree in a relevant field, e.g. health, human services, business or public administration, from an accredited school is preferred but not necessary.
  • At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in higher level management or executive positions in health or disability services, a minimum of five (5) of which are in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Submit Resume to Deb Juliano
Director of Recruitment The Columbus Organization
Fax: 610 680 3798

For more information:

Iowa Department of Human Services

The Iowa Department of Human Services seeks candidates for the executive leadership role at the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC). The largest of the state facilities, GRC provides a full range of active treatment and habilitation services to individuals with an intellectual or other developmental disability. Glenwood Resource Center is also a Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based Services provider supporting five community locations. Spanning almost 1200 acres of land with over 1 million square feet of building space, this southwest Iowa facility is home to approximately 230 individuals, and employs approximately 800 employees committed to enhancing the individual lives of those served. The facility's goal is to help the individuals improve their quality of life, achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, community, educational, and vocational settings.

The Superintendent provides leadership, guidance and support to the operational and treatment staff to maintain compliance with the federal Medicaid ICF/ID certification regulations and to provide and promote an environment in which optimum personal and professional growth are possible and encouraged. The Superintendent is responsible for: the physical and cultural development, maintenance and improvement of the facility, adherence to state and federal mandates, management of a $75 million dollar budget, advocacy on behalf of those served, and communication and collaboration with advisory groups, staff, families and community partners for their understanding and support.

Glenwood, Iowa is located near Omaha, Nebraska, a Midwestern city known for cuisine and cultural events. To learn more:

Successful candidates will be degreed and possess a minimum of five (5) years of progressively challenging senior level management positions within a MH/ID/DD facility.

Salary commensurate with experience: $ 68K - $ 138K

For consideration, forward resume/cover letter detailing experience to:

Candidate assessments will proceed in July.


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