Chief Program Officer


Chief Program Officer (CPO)

Position Status

Full-Time, 37.5 Hours per Week, Exempt, Permanent


Pittsburgh, PA. Hybrid Remote Work; In office a minimum of three days per week and up to 20% travel to local community homes.

Salary Range

$161,100 to $172,600 per year

Posting Date

2/28/2023 – 3/17/2023

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to mpodsiadly@mainstaylifeservices.org by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, March 17, 2023. Mainstay Life Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging.

Position Summary

Mainstay Life Services, a $28M nonprofit organization providing life-long, high-quality support services ensuring that people with intellectual disabilities and autism (ID/A) lead fulfilling lives, is recruiting for an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and oversight of all clinical and supportive service programs and operations. The Chief Program Officer (CPO) develops and implements strategic priorities for all Residential, Behavioral Health, Behavior Supports, Employment, and Community-based programs. The CPO will also provide oversight and development for specialized programming including supports for people who live with Prader-Willi Syndrome and other rare conditions. The CPO will evaluate program effectiveness and implement best practices for integrated, person-centered, trauma-informed care and support in service of the mission of Mainstay: to provide life-long, high-quality support services, ensuring that people with intellectual disabilities and autism lead fulfilling lives.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CPO responsibilities include ensuring that all program and services are achieving performance standards, program and leadership development and integrating clinical and program leadership. The CPO supervises the Director of Program Operations and Director of Quality & Performance Improvement. Strategic priorities include enhancing Mainstay’s technology first approach in residential services, growing and developing services for people who live with Prader-Willi Syndrome, and expanding our service reach in Pennsylvania.

The position requires a master’s degree from an accredited college or university – in human services or related field -AND- (7)+ years of related experience working program operations in human services (or with individuals who experience behavioral health disorders, intellectual disability and autism). Experience with 6100/6400/6500 regulations preferred. Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. Use of personal vehicle may be required.

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Benefits for the Position

Mainstay Life Services offers a number of very generous benefits to employees including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Generous Paid Time Off, 401k Retirement Plan with employer match, Employer paid Life and Long-term Disability Insurance, Employer paid, Credentials and Staff Development, Paid Training, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Loan Forgiveness, Employee Referral Bonus Program and more!

Mainstay Life Services is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Mainstay Life Services is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test prior to beginning employment.