Executive Director

Share-A-Home - Wadena, MN


Share A Home Executive Director Job Description

Job Summary:

Direct the overall operations of Share-A-Home Inc.

The job of the Executive Director is to manage Share-A-Home, Inc., a licensed non-profit residential services provider, in accordance with the company’s mission.

We believe all people, regardless of disability, have the right to live, learn, and work in the same settings as people without disabilities. We provide the opportunity to fulfill a person’s potential in the most favorable environment.

The position has three primary responsibilities: (1) foster the personal development and community integration of the people receiving Share-A-Home services in accordance with their needs and interests, (2) direct and supervise staff in the development of the residential program, and (3) general business management.

The Executive Director reports to a board of directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Delivery of Services

Coordinate the intake, admission, and demission of residents and clients. Develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship with them and work with the important people in their day-to-day lives including parents, guardians, case managers, and work site managers. Provide direct care services as needed.

Promote the work of Share-A-Home: maintain contact with other counties and inform them when openings exist at Share-A-Home; maintain contacts with area special education instructors and meet with the families of individuals in their programs to tell them about Share-A-Home; and generally promote Share-A-Home by maintaining a brochure, participating in special events, and community service and networking.

Negotiate service agreements for the type, amount, and cost of services provided, e.g. rates for In-Home Family Support services, Residential services, respite services.

Develop, monitor, and maintain the delivery of Medical Assistance waivered services in accordance with Minnesota statutes and rules (Statute 245.b; State Rule 40) as well as the Vulnerable Adult Protection Act.

Maintain compliance with licensing agencies including the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Wadena County Human Services, and the State Fire Marshall.

Personnel Management

Stay current on hiring procedures such as wage and hour regulations, worker’s compensation, and disabilities.

Maintain and update the employee handbook as needed.

Hire employees, train them and keep them trained (monthly house meetings and semi-annual all-staff trainings.) Relationship building fundamentally starts here. Revise (as needed) and maintain training procedures and check-list.

Conduct background studies on new employees and maintain driver license records for insurance purposes.

Maintain staff morale and retention. This is open ended, but consider individual work environments, performance recognition, relationships between staff, and the many factors that may influence a sense of pride, purpose, and accomplishment.

Conduct employee evaluations of staff supervisors; oversee DSP evaluations. Maintain employee files per Minnesota Statute 245.b

Ensure timely and accurate documentation of time cards. This process may need to be computerized, resources permitting.

Conduct internal investigations on all reported suspected VAA cases and report per Share-A-Home policy.

Terminate employees when necessary following Share-A-Home policy and Minnesota unemployment rules.

Financial and Business Management

Maintain an open relationship with the Board of Directors; attend monthly board meetings; generally keep the Board informed with phone calls or e-mails as needed.

Oversee and document the prudent spending of financial resources within the limits set by the Board including payroll, capital asset acquisition, program accounts, and staffing.

Oversee the safety and maintenance of property and vehicles.

Maintain insurance policies including property, liability, and employee life and health.

Maintain Social Security reporting on residents for whom Share-A-Home is the designated payee. Monitor and maintain compliance with Social Security rules for all consumers.

Maintain monthly household reports (e.g. on personal income) and annual financial need redetermination reporting for residents.

Oversee accounts payable and receivable.

Schedule annual financial audit; implement auditors’ recommendations.

Maintain records for consumer billable hours and send monthly to biller. Request service agreement adjustments of county case managers as necessary.


Specific Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on rehabilitation, social services, or business.

QMRP qualification (or willing to obtain).

Two-to-three years of supervisory experience.

Transportation: reliable vehicle with proof of insurance and valid driver’s license, ability to operate Share-A-Home vehicle and transport consumers.

General Qualifications

Knowledge of Share-A-Home regulations.

Knowledge of fiscal management and general accounting practices.

Knowledge of educational techniques and program development.

Computer skills including a working knowledge of Excel, Word, and e-mail.

Ability to motivate, direct, and supervise the work of others.

Ability to work under pressure and respond to unexpected situations.

Ability to work with a wide range of people.

Strong verbal, writing, and listening communication skills.

Organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Negotiating skills.

Innovative, self-directed, goal and outcome driven.

This position requires that you like, respect, and care about people!

Job Type: Full-time


  • Supervisory: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)