GEORGIA STATE DIRECTOR (Sign On bonus of $10,000)

Post Date:  Sep 3, 2023

Atlanta, GA, US, 30033

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  30299
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission.


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


*Sign on Bonus of $10,000 and potential additional relocation available for State Director*


The STATE DIRECTOR is Responsible for:

  • Develops, secures approval of, and implements plans, projects and budgets related to oversight, management, and provision of comprehensive and high quality substance abuse disorder treatment services across several facilities in different locations across wide geographical area.
    • Reviews records and reports concerning operations, financial results, and adherence to budgets of assigned programs and sites, assesses extent to which objectives are being met, and identifies areas requiring further inquiry or corrective actions. 
    • Controls and coordinates timely submission of reports and analyses to funding sources and corporate office.
  • Identifies new business opportunities, and plans and organizes projects to design effective program additions or enhancements and secure funding sources.
  • Directs evaluation, development, implementation and coordination of policies and procedures by Program Director(s) to ensure effective program services and overall management control.  Advises Division President on new or revised policies or procedures requiring major system changes to streamline operations and enhance program results.
  • Audits, monitors, evaluates program services and results to ensure contractual and licensure compliance, as well as compliance with business, health, safety, environmental, and employee relations regulations and laws.  Initiates corrective actions to meet specifications for quality, quantity, schedule and cost. 
  • Serves as leader to assigned personnel to promote commitment to organization philosophy and mission, and continuous professional growth and development of staff.  Interviews, hires, evaluates work performance, disciplines and discharges subordinate staff.  Assists managers in resolving complex employee relations problems and approves appropriate recommendations for personnel actions.
  • Responsible for quality control of the programs and services across all facilities in the assigned area.
  • Develops and implements appropriate fiscal management systems, and operating procedures and limits to maintain sound financial structure, adequate flow of information, and management control. 
  • Serves as key representative of program services to various internal committees and influential persons or organizations such as donors, Board members, community leaders, legislators, government agencies, funding sources and so forth. Uses contacts to promote and secure support of plans and objectives for areas of responsibility, and contribute to positive public relations posture.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Education / experience / certifications / licensure must meet contractual requirements

•             Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in any of the social sciences, criminal justice, public health, or business administration. 

•             Must be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed  Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or have Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor certification from one of the three certification boards: Georgia Addictions Counselors Association (GACA), the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Counselors (NAADAC) and from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC)

•             Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience, including at least five (5) years in a management role with considerable budget oversight

•             Valid local driver’s license, insurance and good driving record



•             Advanced knowledge of health administration regulations and standards, program funding and financing, and applicable laws and regulations; in-depth knowledge of management theories and techniques

•             Advanced communication skills to exchange information and interact with treatment team, clients, client families and outside vendors and agencies

•             Working knowledge of federal  and state rules and regulations

•             Strong leadership skills; time and project management skills

•             Strong critical thinking, high level persuasion and negotiation and presentation skills

•             High level problem-solving and analytical abilities to organize, plan and direct activities and operations within assigned geographical area

•             Ability to organize, evaluate, plan effective administration and operation of diverse programs and services dispersed across wide geographic region

•             Ability and willingness to routinely travel within the State

•             Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, and remain alert to traffic conditions and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs



•             Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients

•             Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy, to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, read

•             Ability to communicate with others, and speak to groups or individuals in order to gather and present information.

•             Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data

•             Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises

•             Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, and remain alert to traffic conditions and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Account
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta