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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Assistant Executive Director in West Deptford, New Jersey


Are you a self-motivated, outcome-driven leader? Do you have a proven ability to meet commitments and drive organizational improvements? Are you ready to lead, influence and direct talented professionals and support high-quality care and outstanding performance of our programs and services? Do you want to work with a diverse and dedicated team to recruit, retain and develop high quality talent at all levels? Are you experienced in all aspects of program operations, new program development and collaborating with clinical, medical and administrative professionals? We are seeking a leader who can effectively communicate our mission, vision and values, and lead a large and complex organization of more than 600 staff and 70 programs.

If you answered YES to these questions, we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey as our Assistant Executive Director . We are a nationally-recognized, mission-driven leader in nonprofit human services with a rich, 107-year history of providing the highest quality care to individuals with diverse challenges and their families.

As the Assistant Executive Director, you will work hand-in-hand with a large team of incredibly dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping a population who otherwise may not have access to the care and services they need to reach their potential. You will make a difference each and every day.

We Offer:

  • An organization committed to incorporating principles of Servant Leadership in everything we do.

  • Clinical and operational excellence, as well as extensive opportunities to work with talented professionals across disciplines and throughout the country.

  • A supportive and collaborative leadership team who is always open to innovation.

  • Involvement in leadership decisions that impact all aspects of business operations.

  • Flexible work schedules with great work/life balance.

  • Extensive professional development opportunities.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey touches the lives of nearly 500 children, adolescents and adults, and their families, across the state. Individuals with emotional, behavioral and cognitive disabilities, including autism, are served through a broad spectrum of treatment settings, including community-based homes and supported apartments, vocational training programs, family care homes, and consulting services.

The Assistant Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Director and will be located in our administrative headquarters in West Deptford, NJ. This position requires statewide travel throughout New Jersey.

Keywords: Assistant Executive Director, Director, Administrator, Management, Behavioral Health, Non-Profit Human Services, Developmentally Disabled, Autism, Community Based



  • Master's Degree in Health Care, Human Services, Education, or Business Administration. Graduate level credentials in a behavioral health, healthcare administration or related field required.


  • Minimum of five years experience in a senior level management role, preferably as an Assistant ED or ED, within a behavioral health environment required.

  • Requires strong administrative, programmatic and operational experience in a multi –site, multi-disciplinary, community-based treatment environment.

  • Requires the ability to write and speak cogently and persuasively.

  • Must demonstrate a highly collaborative management style, as well as an ability to make timely and sound critical decisions.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to build trust while ensuring accountability throughout the Center operation.

  • Must have ability to recruit, retain, lead and marshal the talents of a diverse, professional, experienced and creative staff.

  • Exceptional communication, organizational and customer services skills are required.

  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and commitments

  • Innate ability to resolve problems in creative and proactive ways

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

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The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Requisition ID 2019-6123

Category Program Mgmt

Position Type Full-Time