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Abilities First (Chief Program Officer)

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The Chief Program Officer oversees 8 departments within the organization, with approximately 500 staff. Those departments are: Preschool, School, Social Work and Service Coordination, At Home Services, Residential Services and Housing, Adult Day Services, Employment and Recovery Services.

A newly restructured position within the organization, the CPO will be a member of the senior leadership team and act as the central figure directing Abilities Firsts programmatic portfolio ensuring excellence, innovation and sustainability. The CPO will provide the creativity, authority, management and implementation necessary to ensure that the organization has the mission focused programming, partnerships and services to meet near-term and strategic objectives. Further, the successful candidate will understand, reflect and uphold Abilities Firsts core values of a person-centered approach to services.

In addition to ensuring the effectiveness of existing programs, the CPO will be expected to possess an entrepreneurial mindset to grow programs or develop new opportunities. S/he will be tasked with turning ideas into action. As part of the leadership team, the CPO will contribute to an agency culture of collaboration to partner with other team members in the strengthening and creation of new programs.