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MD Salem Children's Trust

Executive Director

MD Salem Children's Trust
Frostburg, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 11/20/2017
Categories: CEO/Executive - Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Executive Director


TO WHOM RESPONSIBLE: Board of Directors


AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for directing, leading and guiding Salem in the implementation of Salem’s Vision, Mission, Values, Goals and Philosophy in caring for the people placed in Salem’s care. To assure the long term success and sustainability of Salem, the incumbent is responsible either directly or through subordinates for:


  1. The ultimate implementation of Salem’s operation and programs;
  2. Providing needed information and professional help to the Board of Directors in carrying out its responsibilities.
  3. Developing strategies and plans for executing the policies set by the Board of Directors;
  4. Supervising the establishment and carrying out of policies for day-to-day operations;
  5. Overseeing personnel management including the recruiting of qualified staff, providing for employment, supervision, training and termination of staff;
  6. Managing governmental relations related to such areas as licensing, state and federal regulation, developing working relationships with key legislators and regulators;
  7. Supervising the administrative management to maintain the physical facility, assess risk management, maintains insurance to protect the operations of Salem;
  8. With assistance from the Finance Director preparing and presenting an annual operating budget to the Board for approval;
  9. Exercising sound fiscal management by operating within the approved budget;
  10. Representing Salem externally by being the “face of Salem”, actively engaging with professional organizations, regulators and at professional conferences and workshops; and
  11. Coordinating public relations by working with staff in fund raising efforts, including giving talks to various groups, submitting grant proposals, writing articles and preparing the monthly newsletters.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Must have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Education, Business or related field, a minimum of three years experience in residential childcare or a related field, and at least three years of supervisory or administrative experience preferred. OR Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of four years experience in residential childcare or a related field, and four years of supervisory or administrative  experience preferred.  Must hold Maryland Certification as a Residential Child Care Administrator, or be willing and eligible to obtain such certification immediately.  Experience with and a willingness to engage in public relations and fundraising is vital.



Incumbent must:

  1. Be able to organize, coordinate and delegate the execution of Salem programs.
  2. Fully understand all Salem concepts and be able to explain and interpret them to others.
  3. Have good physical health, emotional stability and highly developed leadership skills.
  4. Be able to work under pressure.
  5. Be dependable and punctual.


HOURS OF WORK:  This is an exempt positon and it is expected that the incumbent will work a minimum of forty hours per week. The position requires attending Board meetings, some public speaking, plus attending special trainings and staff retreats.


HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter, resume, and application for employment (Available at to or mail to: 605 Salem Drive Frostbueg, MD  21532 


DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING EMPLOYMENT PACKET : November 29, 2017:  Search will continue until the position is filled.


The Maryland Salem Children’s Trust Inc.’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exemption to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations, and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. The Maryland Salem Children’s Trust, Inc. is in that category.