Program Director

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Mental and Behavior Health


The Program Director is responsible for directing the operations of the assigned program, ensuring that regulatory standards and administrative policies and procedures are followed, in order to attain program objectives. The Program Director acts as a liaison to various agencies and Tohono O'odham Nation (T.O.) stakeholders.



Supports ICHD's mission, goals and management decisions; promotes ICHD's empirical behavioral model in program services which are compatible with T.O. culture

Program Relations

Develops and maintains professional relationships with various officials and professional workers from the T.O. Nation, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), CPSA, and the State of Arizona


Serves as the central point of contact for program services on the T.O. Nation; provides positive public relations for all ICHD programs serving T.O. clients


Serves as primary liaison with T.O. Tribal Council, judges, social services, child welfare, all school systems, T.O. district officials, Indian Health Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services.


Maintains positive relationship with Sells program office building landlord


Manages complaints, including resolution and follow-up, in collaboration with ICHD CEO

Program Administration

Provides administrative support, leadership and oversight for program


Working collaboratively with Human Resources, has overall responsibility for hiring , developing, retaining, evaluating, disciplining and discharging program staff


Consults with CEO regarding all legal issues, serious programmatic issues, and critical events


Provides administrative and clinical supervision to program staff


Provides direct supervision of supervisory and support staff.


Fills in for supervisors as needed; on-call for program emergencies

Fiscal Responsibility

Participates in annual budget preparation, in conjunction with CEO and CFO, and is accountable for program's adherence to annual budget parameters


Follows agency purchasing and accounting procedures; ensures support and program staff do also


Completes all training required by licensing and/or agency, or as  requested by supervisor



Ensures program staff receive annual and in-service training, and coaching, on an on-going basis


Participates in Management Team meetings, ICHD conferences, and other agency-related meetings as necessary


Conducts regular all-staff meetings for program staff

Clinical Supervision

Provides Clinical Supervision for assigned staff on a weekly basis

Health and Safety

Ensures that cleanliness and safety standards for the program are met, and that the physical plant and vehicles are maintained


Ensures that client files are maintained in accordance with ICHD and contractual standards


Ensures that program data is collected through established protocols to document outcome measures


Maintains an approved schedule and acceptable level of attendance.




Master's degree in a field related to behavioral health

Arizona license in Behavioral Health required

Four years experience in administration of behavioral health or human services preferred

CPR-First Aid certification (ICHD provides training)

Arizona Driver's License and 39-month driving record that meets insurance requirements;

Proof of vehicle registration and proof of liability coverage of $100,000/$300,000 personal damage liability, and $50,000 property damage liability, to meet insurance requirements

DPS Level I fingerprint clearance

Initial current negative TB test result (ICHD provides)


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