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Post Date:  Sep 18, 2021

Kincheloe, MI, US, 49784

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  13530
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. Read more about the incredible recognition that we recieved!


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! 



Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the management and delivery of quality client services and related administrative and support activities, within a defined substance abuse treatment program. In doing so, reviews clinical treatment activities, results and documentation; and ensures compliance with program and Foundation standards and objectives, and applicable contracts and regulations. Participates in developing program budgets, goals, and policies; and ensures effective implementation and administration of same.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following duties and responsibilities are all essential job functions, as defined by the ADA, except for those that begin with the word "May.")

  • Plans and directs through subordinate supervisory personnel, the effective management and delivery of quality clinical services for a defined residential, corrections, or outpatient substance abuse treatment program.
  • Oversees and directs program activities and staff related to administrative support, record keeping, billing and financial reporting. May oversee and direct service and maintenance.
  • Interviews, hires, oversees the training and development of, schedules, assigns work to, evaluates the performance of and, when necessary, disciplines and discharges subordinate supervisors. Approves recommendations of subordinate managers and supervisors in evaluating and disciplining employees, and ensures continued compliance with established personnel policies and achievement of objectives for professional growth and development of staff. Responsible for verifying credentials and qualifications of independent contractors.
  • Establishes and implements appropriate service delivery system for treatment program. Promotes continuous improvement in methods of delivery of treatment and services, by revising and developing program standards, implementing appropriate corrective actions to resolve discrepancies, and ensuring adherence to contracts, regulations and license requirements.
  • Develops program budget projections; monitors and approves expenditures; and initiates corrective actions to resolve variances. Reviews financial reports including contract utilization and income and expenses to ensure accuracy and budgetary and contractual compliance.
  • Prepares regular and special reports or analyses on financial status and program results and activities, for review and use by managers and executives in planning and evaluating program activities, services, and results.
  • Participates in developing program goals and objectives, and designs and implements appropriate plans to meet agreed-upon goals. Assists subordinate supervisors in developing and meeting appropriate goals and objectives for their areas of responsibility.
  • Conducts meetings with program staff to review goals, objectives, routine and special activities, and short- and long-term plans. Participates in regional meetings with other directors to exchange ideas, evaluate operations, and develop policies.
  • Periodically reviews client treatment plans with subordinate managers and supervisors to ensure quality and continuity of care. Ensures level and quantity of services provided adhere to applicable contractual obligations. Randomly audits client documentation to ensure record-keeping system complies with all governmental regulations and standards.
  • Maintains and fosters positive public relations by attending local meetings and participating in community functions. Serves as program liaison, and reinforces sound working relationships with funding agency representatives, local agencies and organizations. Where applicable, supports community outreach through such activities as conducting tours and speaking at events.
  • Serves as professional resource to subordinates in resolving clinical treatment or administrative problems. Investigates problems and concerns, and initiates appropriate corrective actions.
  • Maintains and enhances knowledge and expertise through appropriate educational and organizational activities. Serves on internal and external committees as assigned.



  • Knowledge of management theories and practices, including basic accounting and marketing, and ability to plan and oversee program administration, at a level normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in business, health administration, or related field. (See employment guidelines for assigned program requirements. A Master’s degree in health services administration, mental health or related field may be required).
  • In-depth knowledge of counseling treatment practices and philosophies in order to plan, oversee and evaluate clinical activities; at a level normally acquired through five to seven years progressively more responsible, related experience in the substance abuse field, with at least three years concurrent supervisory experience. Minimum two years treatment experience, and knowledge of up-to-date techniques and modalities and case management within assigned program required.
  • High level of communication skills necessary to lead and motivate assigned staff; develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with correctional personnel and funding agency representatives, and prepare complex reports and correspondence, and formal presentations.
  • High level problem solving and analytical abilities necessary to oversee and direct the work of others, investigate and resolve conflicts and deficiencies, develop goals and objectives, and devise policies and procedures.


(The following statements describe the physical abilities required to perform the essential job functions, although exceptions may be made to these requirements based on the principle of reasonable accommodation.)

  • Ability to speak with others in order to exchange information and provide supervision.
  • Ability to record and proofread information on forms and charts.
  • Ability to respond to telephones and pages and hear speech.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis.



  • Works in a normal office or clinical environment where there are relatively few discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise and the like. Occasional exposure to contagious diseases, but potential for harm is limited if established safety and infection control precautions are followed.
  • May work in a corrections facility where there is exposure to potentially disruptive inmates. Potential for harm is limited if established security precautions and procedures are followed.

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
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 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: Northern Michigan