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Full-Time Behavioral Health Agency Director - CAPE of Dutchess County

Full-Time Behavioral Health Agency Director $88,000 - $105,000


The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County has an immediate opening in Wappingers Falls for a full-time director to manage and supervise program and administrative staff of 16. 



-      LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or other appropriate license 

-      At least three years of supervisory and leadership experience

-      At least five years of experience in behavioral health that includes working with adolescents and adults 

-      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-      Experience with governmental regulatory compliance and grant management

-      Valid driver’s license and daily access to a car

-      Commitment to the organization's mission

-      Excellent organizational skills

-      Program development experience

-      Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

-      Professionalism



-      Oversee and monitor the daily operation of the organization

-      Recruit, hire, and evaluate staff

-      Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment 

-      Prepare reports and proposals

-      Supervise and train clinical staff, recovery/peer engagement specialists, community educator, and youth clubhouse coordinator

-      Represent and advocate for the organization with local, state, and federal officials, funders, and the general public

-      Develop and maintain relationships with school and non-profit agency administrators, and government officials 

-      Insure compliance with County, State, and Federal Regulations and organization HR policies

-      Oversee marketing and communication activities with stakeholders to further the agency's mission

-      Oversee fiscal operations and budget

-      Maintain regular communication with the Board and carry out all responsibilities as directed

-      Explore new funding sources and opportunities to ensure stability and growth of the agency


Additional Desired Qualifications

-      High energy, flexibility, detail oriented, computer proficient, school experience, NYS CPP and CASAC, and ability to communicate in Spanish, a plus  


Send cover letter and resume to Linda Cestero at:

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