Area Director (20140)


East Grand Forks
United States of America
Services for Persons with Disabilities
Employment Status:
Full Time



Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees.  Consider joining us!

The Area Director will oversee the operations of multiple programs serving individuals with disabilities. Develop services to meet the needs of the community and ensure the programs are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (designated manager). Participate as a member of the PSS Leadership team; fostering an environment that supports individuals in pursuit of their hopes, dreams and personal outcomes aligned with My Life, My Choices, and the LSS mission, vision, and values. Provides leadership in the development, coaching and mentoring of staff.

Major Responsibilities include: 

  • Long term strategic planning, program development, public relations, and marketing
  • Program operations and quality assurance (best practices)
  • Financial Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (Designated Manager)

 Support Northwest MN with Office Location in East Grand Forks Area.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Human Service or comparable related experience is required
  • The designated manager must be competent to perform the duties as required with a minimum of three years of supervisory level experience in a program providing direct support services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older 
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Knowledge of provision of service for persons with disabilities in Minnesota
  • Bureau of Criminal Affairs (BCA) clearance is required
  • Motor Vehicle Check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required
  • Five years’ work experience with similar population, including 2 years in a leadership and management position is required

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability.   We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.

Additional Posting Information:
Support Northwest MN with Office Location in East Grand Forks Area

LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.