Associate Executive Director for Program and Services- LaSalle School


Albany, NY


WHO ARE WE: The LaSalle School (LSS) is a highly regarded, and nationally accredited provider of therapeutic, educational, and supportive services designed to accomplish positive, personal growth and lasting change in the lives of youth and families in need. With over a quarter of our staff employed for over 10 years with the agency, many of our employees find this work to be extremely fulfilling and choose to make this a lifelong career. Here at LaSalle, we take pride in our people who share our commitment to the core values of integrity, mutual respect, fairness, and communication. LSS offers competitive compensation and benefits, excellent learning, and development opportunities.

 WHO YOU CAN BECOME:  The Associate Executive Director for Program and Services (AEDPS) is La Salle School’s senior leader to all assigned programs and services for youth and families. Working as the leader of the agency wide senior leadership team, they provide oversight and direction to all assigned Program Directors. The AEDPS has a key role in the executive leadership of La Salle, working as part of a team to ensure that programs are functioning safely, efficiently, and in full compliance with all applicable standards. They also provide oversight of all program utilization and enrollment, with a keen eye for risk management and sound financial operations. The AEDPS takes a leadership role in the implementation of all agency-wide initiatives (DEIB, Trauma Informed Care, Philosophy of Care, etc.), changes to existing programming, and the identification and development of new programming including responding to requests for proposal, grants, and other opportunities that serve LaSalle School’s mission and strategic goals. As a senior leader, they also support agency efforts to animate LaSallian culture and values, sustain partnerships with other ministries, and promote the formation of staff in all areas of the agency. This is a full-time, 35 hours a week, exempt, salary position.


  • Serve as member of the Executive and Admin-on-Call teams.
  • Assist in reporting to Board of Trustees and serve as the primary liaison to the Program and Planning committee.
  • Oversee LaSalle’s Program Directors, as assigned.
  • Monitor and manage program utilization, outcomes, and regulatory/fiscal compliance in all assigned program areas.
  • Take a leadership role in maintaining effective interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of budget and fiscal resources for assigned program areas.
  • Ensure that program directors have the support, staff, training, and other resources necessary to provide quality service.
  • Exercise sound risk management practices.
  • Actively build and sustain sound working relationships with placing authorities, oversight entities, and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


  • Master’s or other advanced degree in social work, special education, or another relevant human services field
  • Several years of progressive responsibility in education, behavioral health, congregate care, or other related complex Child Welfare (CW)/Juvenile Justice (JJ) operations
  • Demonstrated skill in senior management, administrative duties, human resources, and staff supervision.
  • Experience with many or all applicable regulatory environments.
    • Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
    • Office of Mental Health (OMH)
    • Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)
    • Special Education (SED)
    • Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
  • Familiarity with applicable accreditation standards and reviews
  • Experience with Managed Care, Medicaid, Prevention, and other related funding streams/ regulatory environments.


  • Strong communication, leadership, and management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large and complex organizations.
  • Experience with all relevant Human Resources, labor laws, other applicable regulations.
  • Effective public relations and customer service skills.
  • Budget development and monitoring.
  • Experience with managed care operations.
  • Effective time manager. 


  • Start at 10 days off for vacation, 13 paid holidays a year, 3 personal days, 12 sick days per year and other leave time available dependent on the circumstances.
  • Health/Medical Insurance – Single (LaSalle covers 100% of cost) / 2-person/family (LaSalle covers 50% of coverage)
  • Dental Insurance – Single (LaSalle covers 100% of cost) / 2-person/family (LaSalle covers 50% of cost)
  • Life Insurance – LaSalle covers 100% of cost at $50,000. Additional coverage can be purchased by the employee at cost to employee.
  • Flexible Spending and Cafeteria Plans – Employee covers 100% of cost.
  • Vision Insurance – Employee covers 100% of cost.
  • Short Term Disability – Employee covers 100% of cost.
  • Cancer Care and Accident Care plans – Employee covers 100% of cost.
  • Retirement: LaSalle covers 100% of contribution to Pension, 403b option available to staff – 100% contribution is employee responsibility
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Educational Loan Assistance Program
  • Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs – As a non-profit organization, LaSalle School qualifies as an organization to help college debt forgiven over the course of a set number of years–federal requirements must be meet by employee.
  • During the first three to six months of employment, LaSalle will ensure that you have the necessary training, which is 100% covered by LaSalle; to be successful in the new position. Such training includes, but not limited to, essential documentation, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).
  • Employee Assistance Program (Capital EAP)
  • Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner in the cafeteria at no cost to the employee during your shift/breaks at LaSalle.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $110,000.00 – $160,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekends as needed

Education: Master’s (Required)

Work Location: In person at 391 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

For more information, please contact Shakion Melton at