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Executive Director

Executive Director Role:

The Executive Director of Professional Adoption & Family Services serves as the leader of our organization and is subject to the control of the board of directors. The Executive Director shall supervise and control the affairs of the corporation and the activities of the agency’s employees. He or she shall perform all duties incident to his or her office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by the organization’s bylaws, or which may be prescribed from time to time by the board of directors. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by the bylaws, he or she, shall in the name of the corporation execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments, which may from time to time be authorized by the board of directors. The Executive Director will lead collaborative efforts in planning, directing, and overseeing the company's operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals. The Executive Director will model a great company culture, provide dynamic leadership to our team, and establish a great working relationship with the board of directors.

Executive Director Responsibilities:

Finance and Operations

  • Attends and participates in all agency board meetings, reports to the board of directors and keeps them informed, provides technical consultation and information regarding agency performance to the board of directors

  • Administers policies and procedures established by the board of directors for the operation of the agency

  • Oversees the company’s fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing

  • Creates an annual budget and control expenditures according to the budget allowance

  • Oversees day-to-day operation of the agency

Personnel Management

  • Leads and manages personnel strategy, including recruiting, hiring, and managing new staff members, and offering the support necessary to retain experienced staff members

  • Assigns appropriate duties to agency staff and provide for appropriate supervision, oversight, leadership and evaluation of all agency staff

  • Creates an environment that promotes great performance and positive morale

  • Oversees provision of employee salaries and benefits

  • Assists with the completion of annual reviews of employees performance and documents accordingly

Agency Development and Growth

  • Provide inspired leadership agency-wide

  • Make high-level decisions about policy and strategy

  • Acts as the primary spokesperson for the agency

  • Develops and embodies the agency’s culture and overall vision

  • Works with the board of directors, founders, and other employees to promote agency mission and goals in the community

  • Identifies and address problems and opportunities for growth within the agency

  • Develops and Implements strategies for growth

  • Builds alliances and partnerships with other organizations in the community

Client Services

  • Works with clients to ensure that services are rendered in a timely, effective, manner

  • Solicits feedback from clients to ensure quality services

  • Oversees client service provision and assists with decisions regarding case planning, application acceptance, and home study approval

Legal and Licensing

  • Creates opportunities for training and staff development, including hosting in-service trainings and monitoring staff compliance with training requirements for compliance with licensing and state laws

  • Assures all legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations

  • Conducts periodic evaluations of the agency’s performance to ensure that all services are provided in accordance with agency policy, and the terms and conditions of state licensure. Reports findings to the board of directors

  • Works with The State Of Georgia Department of Human Services division of Residential Child Care Licensing to ensure that all licensing criteria are met, and that the agency is in compliance with child placing agency rules and regulations

  • Participates in the state licensing audit and ensures that the State of Georgia licensor is provided with access to files and appropriate documentation to conduct an audit

  • Completes any and all documentation required by The State of Georgia Office of Residential Child Care, the Internal Revenue Service, The State of Georgia Department of Labor, and The State of Georgia Secretary of State Corporations Division.

  • Completes at least 15 hours of professional training per calendar year

  • Assists the board of directors with creating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure that the agency is in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations to obtain and maintain licensure in the state of Georgia

  • Creates and maintains employee files and gathers and generates appropriate documentation for employee files

Executive Director Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time resident of the state of Georgia.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in Social Work or a relevant discipline.

  • Two or more years of experience working in a child-placing agency.

  • No criminal history that would preclude the candidate for employment from working with youth in a licensed child-placing agency or managing funds for clients. This includes not having a felony arrest record or any misdomer criminal history that involves children, domestic violence, physical altercations, theft, fraud, or similar charges

  • Knowledge of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management, financial analysis auditing and general finance and budgeting.

  • Understanding of human resources and personnel management.

  • Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions.

  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.

  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate.

  • ability to monitor Legal Compliance.

  • working knowledge of Adoption and the Social Work Industry.

  • Ability and desire to work directly with adopting families and birthparents to provide adoption services and counseling.

  • a skill set that includes Public Speaking, Problem Solving, Plan Implementation, Critical Thinking, Presentation Skills,, Leadership, Time Management, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Exceptional Oral and Written Communication Skills.

Professional Adoption & Family Services is a non-profit, private, domestic, infant, open adoption agency headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia. The agency provides the following services in an inclusive, research- and counseling-based environment:


Pre-Adoptive Services

Explore with families the requirements of domestic open adoption and help assess if adoption is the right option for each family or individual.

​Provide training and education surrounding the adoption process, the benefits of open adoption, and preparedness for adoption.

Home Study/Update Services

Educate clients regarding the home study process, required paperwork and documents needed and completion of home study report and pending approval (meeting the State of Georgia requirements to include but not limited to background checks). These home evaluations are updated annually for each client.

Matching & Placement Services

Provide expectant parent intake / assessment and supportive counseling for birth and adoptive families. Facilitate match meeting, Open Adoption Agreement, tentative Birth & Hospital Plan, Birthparent surrenders, and ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children)

Post-Placement Services

Support birthparents and adopting families on an ongoing basis, including connecting them with other families impacted by adoption, providing referrals and post-adoption support as necessary

Complete in-home visits/reports and Agency Consent to Adopt and Court Report.

Community Support and Partnership

Partner with other organizations in our community to provide services, education, and training with the goal of destigmatizing adoption and promoting open adoption

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $100.00 - $50,000.00 per year



  • 8 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • On call

  • Self-determined schedule

  • Weekend availability


Supplemental pay types:


  • Commission pay


To Apply please see job post on Indeed Executive Director - Johns Creek, GA -

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