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Behavioral Health Program Director, Fairbanks, AK

Organization: Fairbanks Native Association
Category: Director
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Date Job Posted: March 14, 2023
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Full Time
Ralph Perdue Center South, Fairbanks, AK, US
Requisition ID: 2003

Salary Range: $60,028.80 Annually Onwards

Program Director

(Job Description)

Department: RPC/BHS
Category: Regular Full Time
Reports to: Behavioral Health Adult Services Deputy Director
Hours of Work: 40 hours
PCN: M705
Level: G-10
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Approved: 10/10/2017


The Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Ralph Perdue Center (RPC) program, which includes: Ralph Perdue Residential and Ralph Perdue Outpatient. Program Director is to perform all general management functions to include program planning and development, personnel management, assisting with or perform budgeting and procurement of funds management.


  • Monitors and maintains requirements specific conditions and fiscal accountability, ensures all project compliance is carried out and program goals and objective are met Directly supervises the RPC program and residential facility
  • Plans, directs, monitors and coordinates services of the RPC program
  • Initiates and/or assists in writing federal and state grant requests in cooperation with the FNA Planning & Development department
  • Writes, revises and monitors service contracts with collaborators and submits contracts for review by Administration in a timely manner
  • Plans, collaborates and consults with other FNA departments and outside agencies to complete needs assessments, quality assurance and evaluation, as well as act as liaison for RPC program
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA
  • Attends all required BHS and FNA meetings
  • Maintains overall compliance with CARF accreditation standards
  • Oversees fiscal management, including analyzing and/or assisting with budget development, abiding by FNA policies and procedures
  • Networks with outside agencies and maintains awareness of new and existing community resources
  • Supervises staff in a manner that motivates and enables them to do their job effectively and efficiently. Fosters a team spirited approach
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with local, state and federal agencies.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops and trainings as required
  • Maintains knowledge of current program needs and anticipates future needs of program
  • Develops and maintains internal and external systems and procedures for monitoring, reporting and evaluation of program and administrative effectiveness
  • Reviews literature and assists with proposals for grants in collaboration with the FNA Planning & Development department according to established policies and procedures
  • Prepares all program reports in an accurate and timely manner according to established FNA policies and procedures. Ensures timely submission of all reports including monthly reports to administration and all reports required by granting agencies
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of sound substance abuse and mental health treatment practices
  • Skilled in working with consumers with substance use disorders
  • Ability to interface with consumers who may be undergoing withdrawals from alcohol and/or drugs and may suffer from other medical or psychological complications, particularly in a crisis situation
  • Skill in thinking critically, problem solving, time management, and independent decision making.
  • Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, agencies, and consumers
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams
  • Ability to effectively delegate duties, set standards for performance, and ensure accountability of all program staff
  • Ability to read and understand, implement and manage state and/or federal grants.
  • Knowledge of and skill with computer operations and programs such as MS Word and Excel.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native populations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in a human services field
  • Five (5) years of working experience in social service setting serving children or adolescents, with two (2) years supervisory experience and one year in a residential setting
  • A combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may substitute for degree requirements


  • Master's Degree in a human services field
  • State of Alaska Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Level II preferred

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