Program Director
Job Details
Kerr Administrative Center - Portland, OR
Full Time (30+ hours per week)
4 Year Degree
$80,000.00 - $80,000.00 Salary/year
IDD Residential Care

Albertina Kerr is seeking a Program Director to oversee all operational aspects of group homes supporting youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You’ll direct program activities to ensure the well-being and personal development of people we support while maintaining compliance with relevant regulations and policies. Additionally, you’ll support colleagues in their professional development and hold team members accountable to meet individual goals and agency initiatives. This position is mostly field-based and remote, supporting group homes throughout the Portland-Metro and Salem areas. Your home office will be located within the general area and will require routine visits to programs and in-person meeting participation.


Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care.


If you’re an experienced leader with proven success supporting a multi-unit, developmental disabilities provider, this is a great opportunity to make an impact at a large, meaningful non-profit organization.

All Kerr employees are required to be fully vaccinated or meet the requirements for a medical or religious exception prior to beginning work.

Essential Duties

  • Designs, implements, and administers programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Manages day-to-day operations with emphasis on quality of care, client/family satisfaction, and profitability
  • Fosters a success-oriented, accountable, and client-centered team through day-to-day leadership and management of team members
  • Motivates and leads a high-performance management team; attracts, recruits, and retains required members of the management team; mentors direct reports to maximize their professional development
  • Provides guidance and direction to program managers in all aspects of the financial and operational management of the program, including equipment purchases, repair and maintenance, and monitoring and controlling budgeted expenses
  • Supports ongoing professional development plans for direct care staff that includes specialized training, coaching, and professional development goals
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the agency’s objectives and mission
  • Maintains open and continuous lines of communication, keeping leadership informed of all critical issues as they develop
  • Participates in Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement opportunities and initiatives
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws, rules, regulations, and accrediting standards
  • Represents the company with external constituents, including community, government, and private organizations; Contributes to the company’s marketing and recruitment efforts
  • Participates in various internal leadership planning and management meetings
  • Responsible for regular on-call duties based on program needs



  • Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits
  • Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability
  • Paid internal training and career development
  • 7 paid holidays and generous time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
  • Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field of study; or, additional relevant experience
  • Seven years’ progressively responsible experience with progressive responsibility in a large, developmental disabilities provider setting
  • Five years’ staff supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of the philosophies and approaches used to provide optimal support options to people with developmental disabilities.