Southern California Director- I/DD Director
Job Details
San Marcos Office - San Marcos, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$70,000.00 - $85,000.00 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services

About Us: 


We are a nonprofit corporation committed to the success of the individuals we serve. Community Catalysts of California (CCC) provides services and advocacy for people with disabilities and Veterans. We serve more than 1,400 clients annually throughout the state ranging in age from 18 to 83 years. Our fundamental goal is to help people achieve a higher quality of life.


Our Vision- To enhance the lives of our clients through advocacy, empowerment, and support.


About the position:


The Southern California Director is a position that will oversee all aspects of operational management and administration in our San Diego, San Marcos, and Imperial Valley offices. The goal of this position is to ensure quality of service, growth, and profitability within the Southern California Region and work with the CCC management team to further our vision.

The Southern California Director:


  • Develops and implements strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.
  • Evaluates overall regional performance according to organizational objectives by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data, metrics and developing and applying plans for continuous improvement.
  • Provides leadership and coaching to increase employee effectiveness and maintain adequate staffing for region. Solves disputes that arise between employees or departments and makes sure daily work is not hampered in any way. Supervises and empowers staff by providing constructive feedback. Ensures managers accountability to meeting all duties and requirements.
  • Successfully manages human resources through effective and timely use of performance management activities, staff development and succession planning.
  • Cultivates existing relationships with vendors with the goal of ensuring service growth and resources, and access to services.
  • Identifies and engages in network-building activities (e.g. community and professional organizations).
  • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences, marketing and/or vendor fairs, as needed and appropriate.     
  • Collaborates with COO to identify growth opportunities. Actively applies and pursues growth opportunities as directed by COO.
  • Collaborates with COO to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals. Provides input and feedback in long-term business planning at the operational level.
  • Ensures leases, contracts and negotiations are secured as directed by COO.
  • Ensures all program-related documents and reports, including the Quality Assurance Program, Newsletter, Client Advisory Committee, Funder reports and billing activities are completed in a timely manner/per agency guidelines and that assigned programs are operating within budgets.
  • Facilitates the implementation and monitoring of the Quality Assurance Program for all assigned geographic areas to ensure consistency across programs.  Reviews and revises annually, as indicated.
  • Communicates critical issues (i.e. HR issues, critical SIRs, etc.) to COO and HR in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Plans and monitors the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress. Applies policies and procedures.
  • Ensures programs are meeting funder and auditing standards and successfully passes applicable audits.
  • Ensures HRIS and CMS is up to date and accurate for all assigned geographic areas monthly.
  • Works effectively with the CFO to develop budgets and to increases program revenues annually.  Ensures fiscal health of the program, identifying measures/strategies to reduce operating expenses and increase revenues.
  • Regularly visits community sites to observe interactions, training techniques and quality of services being
  • Plans, directs and implements marketing efforts for assigned region.
  • Supports fundraising activities of organization
  • Provides and attends all required meetings and in-services as assigned.
  • Completes all required training within required deadlines. Monitors and ensures all staff are completing required training. 
  • Complies with all safety standards and practices. Assists COO to ensure that safety standards are met per CARF standards across assigned geographic areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum of a BA, MA preferred
  • Significant experience managing multiple programs and services for adults with disabilities.
  • Excellent staff development skills.
  • Superior interpersonal, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated success developing, expanding and evaluating program models and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.
  • Excellent written and communication skills with ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies or others.
  • Advanced computing and applications skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher.  
  • Demonstrated results in managing through complex systems and proven experience negotiating win-win agreements
  • Deep understanding of Human Resources practices.
  • Capability to oversee and monitor budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of strategic thinking.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Insured, registered vehicle in safe working condition, and proof of current CA driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel within and throughout the counties in which services are provided a minimum of 75% of the time.
  • Ability to travel in and throughout the state on a quarterly basis to attend meetings, trainings, etc.
  • Successful completion of drug screen and background check.
  • Physical evaluations may be required dependent upon specific assigned duties or compliance requirements and may include a TB test and/or a lift and transfer test.
  • Acceptable DMV record.




This position requires the employee to regularly stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.  Capable of writing, using a computer keyboard, telephone and related office equipment.  Ability to lift 25lbs required.  This position will normally spend long periods of time in a sitting position (80% of the day). He/she may use a computer, which would involve repetitive finger, hand and wrist motion (75% of the day) and require being able to see the computer screen (90% of the day). Other physical exertion could involve walking, climbing stairs, lifting, stretching, bending, etc.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




  • Appropriate and professional dress is expected.  
  • The employee will experience normal office conditions with a well-lighted work area and minor noise from standard office equipment.  In the community the employee will be working in community environments, employment sites and office environments. Potential exposure to noisy environments at job sites. Exposure to blood borne pathogens could occur. (Hepatitis B vaccines are offered to all employees at no cost to the employee.)
  • The Regional Director is expected to perform duties assigned during regular working hours. As necessary, the Regional Director may be called upon to work in the evenings or on weekends.