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Regional Director of Metro-West Massachusetts - (210000ZK)


The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the Regional Director of Metro-West Massachusetts. The Regional Director will manage and direct all vocational rehabilitation and independent living/social service programs for the MCB Metro-West region. This position is based in the MCB Boston office.

The Regional Director develops regional goals and objectives, coordinates services, evaluates performance, prepares and monitors budgets, and hires, trains, and develops staff. The Director will directly manage regional activities that promote, enhance, and contribute to the agency’s mission, including spreading awareness among various consumer groups, community organizations, and other stakeholders, regarding agency programs and services.

Our ideal candidate flourishes in a team-oriented environment. The selected applicant is a strong communicator and problem-solver with a proven ability to lead and motivate a diverse workforce.

You can view a summary of this announcement in American Sign Language (ASL) on the MCB YouTube channel here.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): 

  • Contribute to statewide leadership initiatives and implement them in the regional office to promote the MCB’s mission, vision, values, and policies to provide quality programs and services.
  • Oversee all regional fiscal activities, including but not limited to, review and approval of purchase orders, payment vouchers, travel reimbursements, and other financial documents.
  • Make strategic decisions regarding the full utilization of financial resources and identify opportunities to expand available resources.
  • Responsible for preparing state and federal reports as well as developing new services and programs to meet the changing needs of MCB’s consumers.
  • Develop and implement a regional outreach plan to engage with community organizations, health and educational institutions, and other stakeholders to enhance awareness about the agency and opportunities for MCB consumers.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide variety of community partners including schools, medical professionals, elder service organizations, multi-cultural agencies and resources, and workforce investment boards.
  • Communicate publicly to educate various audiences about MCB services and programs. Serve as an accessible, accurate and trusted agency representative.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • State government experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with vocational rehabilitation and/or social services is strongly preferred.
  • Master's Degree in public administration, vocational rehabilitation, social work, or a relevant field.
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge and experience with supervision and/or management in a rehabilitation/human services setting.
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Competent in partnering with and influencing a wide range of constituents and senior leaders at all levels of the organization, and within the region’s communities, through relationship-building.
  • Ability to respond to policy issues identified by the Commissioner and executive staff as well as high-level state officials, other interested parties and the general public.
  • Skilled in exercising initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in processes and systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and Word; Proficiency with case management and fiscal systems.

About the Commission for the Blind

MCB services individuals in Massachusetts who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and self-determination.

Total Compensation

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

A tax history background check will also be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired.

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1 (800) 510-4122, Ext. #2.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for the Regional Director of Metro-West Massachusetts Requisition. 




Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.



I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience.


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Official Title: Program Manager V

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-600 Washington Street

Job: Community and Social Services

Agency: Commission for the Blind

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting: Feb 26, 2021, 10:24:08 AM

Number of Openings: 1

Salary: 38,067.12 - 109,173.71 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Kamilia Drogosz - 6172793332

Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Confidential: No



Phone: 6172793332

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