Current Job Openings
Vacancy Announcement: Chief Executive Officer
MAC first opened its doors in 1972 when it was established as a model project by the Maryland Commission on Aging. MAC was one of five national area agencies on aging models developed under the Older Americans Act, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s initiative for the country’s elderly citizens.
The Chief Executive Officer provides leadership and vision that fosters a comprehensive, coordinated network of programs and services for older adults (55 plus), their caregivers, volunteers, and retired veterans in the four Lower Shore Counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester).
This includes (but is not limited to):
- Oversight of all agency business and organizational issues, including strategic planning, budget development, program administration and development. Direct oversight of human resource management. Reviews and approves business and service contracts, grant applications, and subcontracts. Oversight of the development of agency personnel policies.
- Leadership of the agency’s management team and direct supervision of department directors and senior administrative staff. Promotes interdepartmental collaboration. Ensures agency personnel policies are implemented. Provides general oversight and guidance for service delivery of programs.
- Representation of the agency before federal, state and local legislators and governing bodies. Advocates for the resources required to meet the needs of the elders and adults with disabilities in our service area. Stays fully informed on federal, state and private funding sources, as well as legislation and regulations which may impact the agency and/or the services it provides in the community.
- Fiscal management oversight for the agency. Works closely with the Controller to ensure the financial health of the agency remains strong. Regularly reviews with the Controller agency financial management systems and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
- A Master’s Degree in Gerontology, Social Work, Human Services Administration, Public Administration, or related field
- Prefer five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience in aging, disabilities or related field
- Public speaking skills and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Knowledge of and experience in program management and implementation
- Knowledge of the social, economic, and health issues as well as available resources as related to the older adult population and persons with disabilities
- Knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and current developments in the broad field of human services with special emphasis on legislation and programs of Federal, State, and local governments for the aging
- Ability to gather and analyze information and apply sound judgment in arriving at appropriate conclusions and determining program priorities
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, public officials, administrators, and the public in general
Please refer to the position description for complete requirements and accessing the application materials available by visiting www.macinc.org or contact Donna Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org 410-742-0505 ext. 124. We will be accepting applications through October 1, 2021.
To be considered, you must submit the following: a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Please send to Donna Smith at email@example.com or you may mail to:
Attn: Donna Smith
909 Progress Circle, Suite 100
Salisbury, MD 21804
This position requires travel both within and outside the region.
MAC Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and/or gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability and is prohibited from discrimination in such a manner by agency, state law and federal law.
Persons needing assistance in the application process may make requests by contacting Donna Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org 410-742-0505 ext. 124.
Position Description: Supports Planner
The Supports Planner is accountable for providing high-quality Supports Planning Services to consumers, in accordance with MAC policies and procedures, Independent Living philosophy, and the requirements of both funding sources and regulators within the geographical areas of the lower shore Maryland Counties (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties).
This position reports to the Support Planning Supervisor
This is a part time position with limited benefits: 28 hours per week at $17/hr.
- Provide Supports Planning (SP) services to clients referred by the MD Department of Mental Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).
- Assess the client for their need for services and supports.
- Support the client’s ability to choose service providers and self-direct the services they receive, to the extent applicable.
- Use the DHMH LTSS database system to develop a Plan of Service (POS) in accordance with DHMH regulations to support clients who are leaving nursing facilities or who need supports to maintain their independence in the community.
- Learn and follow all applicable policies and procedures for Support Planning services and POS development/management, as established by DHMH, as well as comply with timelines and mandates specified by DHMH.
- Make face-to-face or phone contact with clients on a monthly basis. Have face-to-face contact with consumers on a quarterly basis, and document in LTSS that contact was made.
- Display sensitivity to the client’s ethnic, religious, racial, and disability-related culture, and to the client’s general living environment.
- Coordinate and facilitate meetings with the client, family members or concerned others, and service providers.
- Meet regularly with the Supports Planner supervisor to discuss consumers’ needs and receive direction on work activities
- Attend orientation and ongoing in-service trainings
- Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field: Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Counseling, or a related field, with coursework pertaining to older adults or to adults with disabilities.
- A minimum of 3 years of personal and/or professional experience working with older people and/or people with disabilities
- Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
- Strong project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work autonomously under pressure of deadlines.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to take initiative and consistently exercise good judgment.
- Knowledge of the Maryland Social Services system
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
- Criminal background check required prior to employment
- Valid driver’s license
- Regional travel is a requirement of this position.
To submit a letter of interest and resume, please send to Donna Smith at email@example.com or you may mail to:
909 Progress Circle, Suite 100
Salisbury, MD 21804