Maine Association for Community Service Providers Seeks Executive Director

The Maine Association for Community Service Providers (MACSP), a statewide, member association of organizations that provide a continuum of services and supports to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and autism, seeks an Executive Director.

MACSP has seventy+ member organizations operating in the sixteen counties of Maine.  Roughly 5000 Maine citizens receive services through MACSP member organizations and the members employ over 10,000 hardworking

Mainers.  MACSP provides leadership on behalf of its member organizations and those they serve through advocacy, education, and collaborative working partnerships at all levels of government and throughout the community.

The Executive Director of MACSP will lead the successful implementation of the Association’s strategic imperatives and foster a culture of excellence and accountability throughout the membership.  The new Executive Director will cultivate highly productive working relationships with the state’s legislative and administrative branches and develop valuable collaborations and coalitions with stakeholders to advance the mission and strategy of the Association, the needs of the people it serves, and its brand.  The new leader will facilitate excellent communication inside and outside the Association and use data to quantify the Association’s impact.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in a successful, high level leadership position (Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience preferred), a strong working knowledge of the sector’s service system, and a track record of successful leadership and impact.  A keen understanding of and participation in the legislative process and an ability to read and understand complex legal and regulatory documents, guidance, petitions, and motions is a must.  The new Executive Director will have a track record building working partnerships that result in win / win solutions to competing agendas and a proven ability to influence stakeholders and develop followership for the cause and the organization.  Exceptional communication skills are the keystone for the new leader of MACSP.

This position includes a generous salary with a full benefits package.  A significant amount of time will be spent in Augusta and traveling the state.

Qualified candidates may submit confidentially a cover letter with specific points of interest in the position and impact in the sector, a current resume, and explicit salary requirements to Barbara Irish, Owner – Consulting for Success [birish2@maine.rr.com].  The deadline for applications is September 17, 2016.

MACSP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disabilities or sexual orientation or identification.

First New England Fall Provider Summit

October 19, 2016 – October 20, 2016

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Holiday Inn

This 6-state Summit will bring New England providers together to share their state challenges, to network, and learn from each other. This Summit has been precipitated by a deepening concern in New England about the direction that states are taking in the funding and regulation of community services for people with abilities and disabilities! State governments are comparing one state to another and asserting that what other New England states are doing is justification for tightening regulations, shrinking resources and decreasing funding.

This Summit will be an intense 26 hours that will include Registration at 2:00 PM with the Afternoon Session kicking off at 3:00 PM. Each state will introduce itself and present a Profile of its State service structure.  This session will be followed by a networking Dinner at the Inn featuring remarks from Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR. She will share late-breaking news from Capitol Hill and give us an update on trends around the country.

Read more about the First New England Fall Provider Summit

Lest We Forget

When:  April 26, 2017
Time:   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place:  Hall of Flags, Maine State Capital

Please mark your calendars for April 26th, 2017 10-2 for our annual display in the Hall of Flags to celebrate the diversity of art and artists from Maine, and highlight the importance of this community of service providers.

HHS Committee Public Hearing

On Monday, March 7th, 2016 the Maine Health and Human Service Committee took public comments on the petition filed a number of concerned Maine citizens asking for relief from the proposed amendments to Section 21 providing services to people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Below are selected clips from the hearing:

Testimony by Bonnie Brooks

Testimony by Therese Cahill

Testimony by Todd Pooler

Below is an audio clip of the entire hearing:

Maine Association for Community Service Providers is a proud member of ANCOR.



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Maine Association for Community Service Providers

The Maine Association for Community Service Providers is an association of organizations which provide supports and services to children and adults with developmental and other cognitive disabilities. We work with many bureaus, offices, and departments of state government to deliver high quality services to Maine people.  MACSP has nearly seventy member organizations operating in all sixteen counties of Maine.