Program Administrator (Boys Ranch)

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The Program Administrator provides administrative leadership to all programs and services offered in the assigned area. The Program Administrator executes a program that is consistent with the MCH Model of Care and ensures a safe, caring and therapeutic environment for children, youth and families served. This position involves frequent contact with consumers, program staff, MCH employees, community agencies, vendors, donors, visitors and other stakeholders. The Program Administrator must have a thorough understanding of and demonstrated competency in the evidence-based programs offered in the assigned area. The Program Administrator must exhibit the intellectual and emotional maturity required to work with youth who have behavioral issues and difficulty relating to others due to developmental delays, mental health needs and trauma. This position requires respect and compassionate understanding for the youth in care and the ability to balance the need for nurture and structure in the work with youth. The Program Administrator must have the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships with youth and co-workers, effectively communicate with others, solve problems and regulate their own behavior in all situations. The Program Administrator must maintain a healthy value system, including moral and ethical behavior consistent with the agency’s mission and core values.


  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate program staff in accordance with MCH personnel policies.
  • Provide ongoing support and direction to staff to ensure a professional work environment.
  • Monitor staff and programs to verify MCH policies are appropriately implemented.
  • Maintain compliance with applicable licensing and accreditation standards.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of evidence-based programs in assigned area.
  • Develop annual budget and operate programs within approved budget.
  • Manage agency funds, resources and equipment according to agency policy and procedures.
  • Meet utilization and outcome goals for each program.
  • Lead program evaluation and continuous quality improvement process for assigned area.
  • Work collaboratively in a proactive and positive manner with other departments.
  • Follow agency policies regarding the solicitation and receipt of donations.
  • Represent program at agency functions, activities and events.
  • Represent agency at community functions, activities and events.
  • Complete required documentation.
  • Ensure all facilities and equipment are clean, organized and maintained.


This is a professional position that may require more hours than the normal 40-hour workweek. Presence during the normal business hours of the agency is required to provide supervision and availability for consultation, staffing and administrative functions. Responsibilities include serving as administrator on-call on a rotating basis and work after normal office hours, during the weekend or on holidays. This position requires extensive out of town and overnight travel and oversight of multiple locations. An automobile for in town and out of town travel is required, and mileage reimbursement is provided for use of personal automobile for approved business purposes. A technology stipend is provided to support the communication requirements of this position.


A Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required. Three years of experience in a residential care facility, child-placing agency or related setting is required. The Program Administrator must have or be eligible to obtain the administrator license(s) required by the State of Texas for assigned area. The required administrator license(s) must be obtained within six months of accepting position. Credentials as a Licensed Master Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor is preferred.


Training hours must be completed annually to comply with licensing and accreditation standards, as well as MCH policy. The employee’s supervisor may require additional training to meet specific job requirements or enhance professional growth. Completion of training requirements is mandatory for continued employment.


The Program Administrator must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Texas Driver’s License, an excellent driving record that meets the standards set forth by the liability insurance company and Methodist Children’s Home, no criminal history and acceptable references.

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