Director, Iona’s Washington Home Center

Job Announcement—March 18, 2022

Director, Iona’s Washington Home Center Adult Day Health Program

Iona is pleased to announce that we are hiring a full-time Director for our Adult Day Health Program in Congress Heights, DC. Located on the lower floor of The Shops at Park Village, Iona’s new state-of-the-art center serves older adults with dementia and/or physical challenges who can benefit from being a part of a warm and welcoming community and a robust day of programming and nursing support, allowing them to continue living at home while giving family members much needed respite.

Iona is a nonprofit organization that directly helps over 3,500 older adults and families each year with the challenges and opportunities of aging in the greater Washington D.C. area. Since 1975, we have educated, advocated and provided community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. Iona’s suite of services includes Adult Day Health, Consultation, Care Management and Counseling, Support Groups, Food and Nutrition services, Information and Referral and more. For more information about Iona, please visit

Iona is a warm and collegial workplace that promotes excellence in client services and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and the professional growth of employees.


The Director is responsible for the oversight, management, and growth of Iona’s Adult Day Health Program. As a member of Iona’s senior leadership team, the Director contributes to the overall strategic direction and growth of Iona’s programs.


  • Oversight and Management of the Adult Day Health Program.
    • Oversees the development and clarification of program policies and procedures as needed.
    • Ensures that all program elements meet the standards of DACL, Medicaid, and any other regulatory or contract requirements.
    • Oversees admission and discharge process with emphasis on managing the enrollment funnel to grow the program to capacity and meet budgeted revenue goals.
    • Oversees the development and implementation of individual care plans.
    • Oversees the collection utilization of needed data
    • Grows and expands services to meet identified needs of existing and potential participants.
    • Manages the review and revision of medical and other policies and procedures.
    • Ensure staff preparedness for medical and other emergencies.
  • Fundraising:
    • Supports the CEO and Director, Development and Communications’ fundraising efforts through meetings with potential donors and/or other fundraising opportunities or initiatives.
  • Community Relations:
    • Actively seeks, develops and maintains good relations with community organizations and referral sources.
    • Promotes Iona inside and outside the organization.  Participate in activities and events that support the well-being of the organization.
  • Financial Management:
    • Works with the Sr. Director of Programs and Director, Finance, to manage and prepare department budget.
    • Monitors and manages monthly reports to determine necessary changes to grow the program and achieve balance at year’s end.
  • Staff Management:
    • Serves as direct supervisor for senior staff; recruits and hires staff as needed.
    • Develops and monitors employee performance.
    • Conducts performance evaluations for senior staff.
  • Organization Wide:
    • Assists CEO as requested and contribute to overall strategic direction of Iona.
    • Works cooperatively with other members of the Iona management team.
    • Acts as an internal consultant to the organization and subject matter expert on behalf of the Adult Day Health Center.
    • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree in a related degree. May have a related advanced degree and additional certifications.
  • 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in a leadership role, within a social services agency, with at least three years of experience working with a dementia population and their families.
  • Excellent strategic planning, program development and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, lead, develop and manage a staff, and a strong commitment to supporting and enhancing a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging both within Iona and the communities we serve.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and management in the areas of program management/development, with the ability to utilize and analyze data in order to provide direction for the agency and its programs.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to be an effective manager, supervisor and team leader in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Strong knowledge of budgeting and financial management.
  • Some local travel.
  • Initial and annual chest X-ray/PPD or medical certification and current CPR/AED certification preferred.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to

Iona Senior Services, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to diversity within its staff, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.