September 30, 2014

Executive Director

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

Spokane, Washington

Executive officer

Field of Interest
Social services


Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) is seeking an accomplished professional to serve as the Executive Director.


Is responsible for the overall ALTCEW direction, supervision of its staff, and management of the business of Agency.

Directs all activities towards the mission, vision, goals, and strategic plans established by the Agency to fulfill its role as an Area Agency on Aging; as a care management, care coordination, caregiver training entity; and as a Community Living Connections and SHIBA sponsor.

Provides leadership in advocacy on the behalf of seniors.

Is accountable to the Governing Board for administering a variety of funding from federal, state, and local sources according to Federal and State rules and regulations.

Maintains coordination and communication with federal, state, and local entities.

Performs the responsibilities and duties of this position under the general direction of the Governing Board and, for those functions delegated to it, the Planning and Management Council (PMC).

Key qualifications and characteristics of the successful candidate


  • Expertise in the fields of aging and disability services, including the responsibilities of an Area Agency on Aging.
  • Expertise in the management of social service organizations including human resources, budgeting, financial operations, and organization.
  • Expertise in the organization of home and community-based long term services and supports.
  • Expertise in the principles and practices for the procurement and administration of contracted services.
  • Expertise in conducting advocacy activities with volunteers and community agencies.
  • Knowledge of health care service delivery and health care reform initiatives under the Affordable Care Act and the State Health Innovations Plan including care transitions interventions, care coordination, and Medicaid waiver services.
  • Expertise in establishing collaborative working relationships externally with other community organizations, and internally with staff, volunteers, and governing bodies.


Additional characteristics include:


  • Sound judgment
  • Systems/Strategic thinking
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability
  • Political savvy


Education and Experience

Masters degree in Public Administration, Social Work/Social Sciences, or closely related fields and six years of progressively more responsible management positions including five years of supervision of multiple employees; or Baccalaureate degree in Public Administration, Social Work/Social Sciences, or closely related fields and eight years of work experience, four of which are in progressively more responsible management positions, including five years supervising multiple employees.


Must pass a national background check.  Must have a valid driver's license and a car available with appropriate insurance for work related travel.

For a full list of job responsibilities, knowledge and skills/abilities, educational qualifications/experience, and other requirements, please refer to the ALTCEW Executive Director Job Description at


The Executive Director will face unique issues and opportunities at ALTCEW, including:


  • Guide implementation of the ALTCEW Strategic Plan
  • Provide strategic leadership for collaboration among long term services and supports and health care providers
  • Enhance community partnerships
  • Expand funding for services



The salary range established for this position is


  • $85,000 to $115,000 based upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. The Agency's benefit package includes:
  • Medical and Dental through the Washington State PEBB
  • Retirement through the Washington State PERS
  • Voluntary Flexible Savings Account (Health and/or Children's Day Care)
  • Paid vacation based upon years of service
  • Paid sick leave based upon months of service
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • Voluntary deferred compensation program



Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW)

Initially established in 1976 in Spokane County, the Agency and its network of contractors serve individuals throughout five counties in northeastern Washington. ALTCEW is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving this geographic area which is officially referred to as Planning and Service Area 11.

Our Mission

To promote well-being, independence, dignity, and choice for all older persons and for individuals needing long term care in Spokane, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Whitman counties.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide the best home and community based services to support healthy living and aging in place.

We Listen... to our community to understand individual needs.

We Adapt... to our changing world.

We Provide Solutions... using innovative services to improve quality of life.

Our Structure

Since 1978, ALTCEW has been a regional governmental agency formed through an Inter- local Governmental Agreement pursuant to State statute.  The five counties listed above and the City of Spokane signed the Interlocal Agreement initially to provide aging services and in 1995 expanded this mission to include younger individuals ages 18 and over who qualify for our State's Medicaid in-home and community-based waivers.  The Agency's governance structure consists of a nine member Governing Board and, for functions delegated by the Board, a Planning and Management Council (PMC) of up to thirty five members.

The Governing Board is made up of seven elected officials, one from each County plus two from the City of Spokane, the City's department head of Community, Housing and Human Services, and the chairperson of the PMC.  The PMC volunteers come from throughout the geographic area served by the Agency. The Governing Board meets quarterly and the PMC meets monthly.

ALTCEW currently employs a staff of 74 individuals to carry out the work of the Agency.

Our Budget and Programs

The Agency's annual budget totals just over $11.5 million.  The majority comes from federal sources, but also includes significant state and local dollars.  This funding is utilized to provide a home and community-based system of long term services and supports.  These services and supports are provided both by ALTCEW staff and through a network of over 80 contractors.

ALTCEW provides numerous programs directly, including:

Provides leadership for a Community Based Care Transition Program called Bridging Care

Performs the responsibilities of a Care Coordination Organization via contracts with managed care plans as part of the State's Health Home Program

Works with Adults with a disability (ages 18 and over) as well as adults that need assistance to manage chronic illnesses for the State's Medicaid Personal Care waiver program.  This program provides a paid in-home caregiver as an alternative to nursing home placement.  Once initial eligibility and authorization for service is determined by the State, ALTCEW case managers, RNs, and contracted partners work with 3,400 people receiving in-home care in the five-county service area.

Our Communities

ALTCEW's service area is as diverse as the people it serves - from the rolling agricultural hills of the Palouse in Whitman County, to mountainous frontiers of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.  The service area stretches over 8,900 square miles and has a population of over 586,000 people.  There are 110,543 persons age 60 and older living in the service area (2010 Census).

ALTCEW's office is located in Spokane, Washington.  The city is the second largest in Washington State.  Spokane is also the urban hub of Spokane County, which has a population of over 475,000 people.

Outside of an urban corridor along I-90 comprised of Spokane and the Spokane Valley, Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, most of the service area is rural and includes small cities, towns and rural communities.    This mix of urban and rural living makes ALTCEW's service area a great place to live.


ALTCEW is an equal opportunity employer. Application material can be obtained by accessing the ALTCEW website.  A complete application must include:


  1. ALTCEW application form (available online)
  2. Resume
  3. List of references


First consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2014.  Submit applications by email to, by fax to (509) 458-2003, or by mail to ALTCEW, 1222 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201.


Prescreening of candidates will begin after October 2, 2014.  Initial interviews with semi- finalists will be conducted in October.  Final candidates will be invited on site to Spokane to complete the selection process.  Contribution to moving expenses may be provided to the successful candidate.  Questions may be directed via email to   

Date Posted
September 2, 2014

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