Chief Operating Officer

Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County is celebrating 65-years of providing quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the Hudson Valley.  As a leader in quality person centered services we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team to improve the scope and quality of our services.

Due to agency growth and restructure we are seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the programs and services provided by the organization.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the COO will have the ultimate responsibility of the following:

  • provide day-to-day leadership and management that mirrors the agency’s mission and core values
  • In the absence of the CEO, the COO is responsible for the overall program operation of the agency
  • Working closely with the CEO, establish policies and procedures that promote the agency’s culture and vision
  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures to enhance OPWDD and SED related services.
  • Act as a resource to staff regarding OPWDD, SED and DOH regulations.
  • Ensure the agency maintains compliance with all governmental regulations and that programs are audit ready at all times.
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the status of all agency programs. Ensure that all required reports are processed and submitted within established deadlines.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the agency remains in good standing with our CQL accreditation and responsible for ensuring CQL reapplication is processed as per requirements.
  • Set comprehensive goals for program performance reflecting CQL and valued based payment outcomes.
  • Responsible for expansion of existing programs and new program growth including writing grants as needed.
  • Responsible for driving the agency to achieve and surpass growth, revenue, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the growth objectives set forth in the strategic plan and OPWDD transformation agenda.
  • Motivate and lead a high performance management team. Attract, recruit and retain key members of the management team. Provide mentoring as to ensure that managers have access to career development opportunities.
  • Assist, as required, in raising additional capital through grant writing.
  • Foster a success-oriented, person centered, accountable environment.
  • Represent the agency to private and governmental funding and referral sources. Create positive connections with parents and guardians of individuals participating in services.


  • Master’s Degree with at least 15 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities and/or education OR a Bachelor’s degree and 20 years of experience; 10 of which were in a senior management position leading a not-for-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in non-profit management/financial planning and analysis, previous experience overseeing HR and IT
  • Experience in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development and strategic planning
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to collaborate with a dynamic leadership team
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to the agency’s mission.
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving regulatory environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions. Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

Generous salary and benefit package are available.  If interested please email your resume to