Director/Sr. Director of Recovery & Reentry Services

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Job Title:          Director/Senior Director of Recovery and Reentry Services  

Department:   Recovery and Reentry Services

Reports To:     Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Supervises:     Assigned Staff

FLSA Status:   Exempt 

Pay Grade:     E8 (Director) E9 (Senior Director)

Job Type:        Full-Time, Regular  

AKBCU:           Yes                  ICPA: Yes


General Functions:

The Director/Senior Director of Recovery and Reentry Services is a strategic partner providing program and clinical oversight, and leadership over Recovery and Reentry Services (RS). This position is responsible for a cohesive partnership with the RS management team to achieve goals and expectations set forth by the Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer, in congruence with the treatment philosophy, approach, service delivery model, and compliance with State and CARF standards.


Duties and Responsibilities in key-partnership with the Director/Senior Director:

  • Provide leadership and direction to all Recovery and Reentry Services programs.
  • Responsible for strategic planning, organizational development, and the sustainability of programs and treatment services.
  • Plan, measure, and implement CITC organizational goals and outcomes.
  • Work as part of leadership to ensure department goals and objectives align with the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Develop, track, and balance annual budgets.
  • Design and develop protocols for administrative systems such as conducting quality assurance, systems audits, and billing revenue generation.
  • Engage with private and government funders to negotiate grant and contract implementation.
  • Ensure timely submission of grants and reports and assist in the development of new grant applications.
  • Collaborate with CITC Department Directors to ensure the organization provides integrated care to participants.
  • Oversee the adherence to and maintenance of Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certification guidelines.
  • Ensure that Recovery and Reentry Services meet state and federal goals, objectives, and reporting requirements.
  • Remain apprised of applicable state and federal legislation, laws, and statutes.
  • Ensure adherence to confidentiality (42 CFR) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
  • Ensure staff receives appropriate and ongoing supervision.
  • Ensure compliance with program fidelity and data assurance.
  • Oversee the use of the program electronic health record.
  • Provide oversight for the hiring process for all staff in RS.
  • Ensure clinical staff have required licenses and certifications based on clinical delivery requirements.
  • Develop, revise, and maintain operations policies and procedures.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Committee of Quality Assurance (CQM), grant evaluators, and allied community-based agencies.
  • Promote cultural and traditional elements in program delivery and treatment plans.
  • Build relationships across differences; proactively and positively work through conflict; remain engaged; adept at conflict resolution and mediation techniques.
  • Make difficult and different types of decisions using different styles and processes.
  • Develop, manage, and oversee budgets, projections, and alternative business models; multiple funding streams; financial acumen.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance; fiscally accountable; navigate uncertainty; minimize potential negative impacts, including financial, legal, and human resources.
  • Retain and develop staff, including leadership roles; grow people to handle day-to-day operations; build systems and processes to support organizational sustainability.
  • Display sound emotional intelligence; able to generalize, calm demeanor; adaptable, self-reflective/aware; recognize the impact on others; responsive to others’ needs.
  • Possess integrity and passion for the mission; be an active contributor, continuous learner, solutions-based, team player, collaborator, and facilitator.
  • Address issues and solutions. Support senior-level decisions and implementation even if not of personal or programmatic benefit without triangulation.
  • Support CITC’s sustainability plan and mission/core values, make strategic decisions, generate innovative ideas and solutions independently, and multi-task.
  • Lead others; works effectively within a team; maintain team morale and performance.
  • Manage internal and external relationships professionally; loyal and respectful.
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills.
  • Steps up into the Acting COO role as necessary.
  • Perform all related duties as needed and assigned.


Job Responsibilities Related to Participant Privacy

  • Employee is expected to actively participate in CITC privacy training and to protect the privacy of participant information in accordance with CITC's privacy policies, procedures and practices, as required by federal and state law.  Failure to comply with CITC's policies and procedures on participant privacy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
  • Employee may access protected health information and other participant information only to the extent necessary to complete job duties.  Employee may only share such information on a need to know basis with others who have job responsibilities related to treatment, payment, or other CITC operations.
  • Employee is encouraged and expected to report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding CITC's policies and procedures on participant privacy and any observed practices in violation of the policy to the designated Privacy Officer.


Minimum Leadership Core Competencies: Conflict Management, Decisiveness, Finance/Budgeting, Risk/Liability Management, Staff/Organizational Development, Emotional Intelligence, Respectful Leadership, Problem Solving, Strategic/Systems Thinking, Teamwork, Professionalism.


Job Specifications for All Levels:

  • Demonstrated superior competency in ensuring the protection of patient privacy, per federal and state law, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider.
  • Demonstrated superior competency in addictions with an emphasis on co-occurring disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff and offer effective clinical direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply state and federal policy, laws, and statutes.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and partnership skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of HIPAA and Confidentiality Laws, experience, and full knowledge of ethical concerns and laws in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak on behalf of the Native Community.
  • Strong knowledge of the Native Community needs not only in Anchorage but across the State of Alaska.
  • Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of Behavioral Health programs, including Substance Abuse and Mental Health programs.
  • Strong public-speaking skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of program and grant budgeting and billing services.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive work plans for short, mid-range, and long-term projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, and affiliated-company employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with regulatory and taxing authorities.
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated superior competency in ensuring patient privacy protection, per federal and state law, and following general principles of professionalism as a health care provider.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, health, educational, training, and cultural needs of the Alaska Native/American Indian community.


Minimum Qualifications:

Director Recovery & Reentry Services

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Five (5) years’ equivalent progressive experience in management, program oversight, budget management, grant administration, or related discipline with an emphasis on addiction.
  • Five (5) years supervision of behavioral health, substance abuse, or other related services.


Senior Director Recovery & Reentry Services

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Relevant Professional Certifications.
  • Ten (10) years’ equivalent progressive experience in management, program oversight, budget management, grant administration, or related discipline with an emphasis on addiction.
  • Ten (10) years’ providing leadership in behavioral health, substance abuse, or other related services supervision.


Minimum Qualifications for All Levels:

  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon completing a satisfactory state and federal fingerprint criminal background check.
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age and have had a driver’s license for at least three years.


NATIVE PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (PL 93-638) and as further guided by CITC’s Native Preference Policy 6.120, CITC maintains preference in all phases of employment for Alaska Native, American Indian (AN/AI), and Native Hawaiian people, including direct lineal descendants and foster or traditionally adopted children. Also included are non-Native head of household members for Native families, including foster or traditionally adopted Native children.



The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

Anchorage, AK

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