Assistant Vice President Adelante of Suffolk County and Network Cultural Competence

US-NY-Brentwood | US-NY-Old Bethpage
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Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Assistant Vice President serves as an integral member of the senior management team for an assigned division or area of responsibility within the network of the organization. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for the development of management strategies to meet priority goals and is a primary contributor to the development of the organization’s strategic plan. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for the oversight of Adelante of Suffolk County and FREE Cultural Competence training and reporting requirements. This includes programmatic and fiscal oversight.  The Assistant Vice President serves as the primary subject matter expert and architect of the agency’s/networks diversity and cross-cultural relations.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


  • Ensuring that Adelante staff develop work sites that are aligned with the skills, abilities and desires of people supported.
  • Serving as the liaison to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), Department of Health (DOH) and all multicultural Human Service providers.
  • Managing county contracts, such as financial management and submitting required reports in a timely manner.
  • Planning and assistance in development of proposals for grants and new program options with corporate foundations and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), Department of Health (DOH) Suffolk County Division of mental Hygiene and all potential government funders.

  • Planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the strategic direction for Adelante and is an active participant in the strategic planning process of the agency.
  • Has overall responsibility for diversity and cross-cultural efforts, collaborating with management, and ownership for initiatives and programs.

  • Setting goals, leading efforts to ensure progress toward priority goals and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.


  • Must be fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Be a visionary in creating and driving Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy and developing a roadmap that will foster change, create dialogue, and ensure successful business outcomes
  • Be energized by collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • A Bachelor’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of training and professional experience.
  • A minimum of ten years of professional senior management experience in the health and human services field.
  • Five years of professional experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities, mental health and/or other intellectual disabilities.
  • Demonstrated competency in all state, local, federal regulations and agency policies relevant to the operation of the division.
  • Familiarity with Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), Department of Health (DOH), ACCES-VR, foundation grant operation and other state government entities required to sufficiently operate the division.


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