Assistant Director – Chittenden Clinic

Howard Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

As a member of the leadership team, this position holds administrative and supervisory responsibilities including program operations, compliance, training, policy development and leadership of the nursing team.  Consider this position of you are a Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse.

The Chittenden Clinic is a large Opioid Treatment Program in Chittenden County, serving 1,000 patients. Our Medical Director, John Brooklyn, is a 2019 recipient of the Nyswander-Dole award for his contribution to the field of OUD treatment. We have a harm reduction orientation, use evidence-based interventions, and have a dedicated group of professionals using an inter-disciplinary team approach to client care.



  • Contribute to Chittenden Clinic program and policy development and adaptation of federal treatment guidelines, including state, federal and CARF regulations
  • Assist in oversight of budget and fiscal outcomes, execute administrative functions, and support management licensing/compliance
  • Provide staff consultations and administrative and clinical supervision to nurse supervisors and other staff as assigned
  • Represent the nursing perspective as a member of the Clinic leadership team
  • Ensure adequate staffing coverage and participate in after-hours on-call and supervisory coverage
  • Acting Director in the Director’s absence
  • Execute staff recruitment, hiring, training, and performance management
  • Provide community-based trainings and liaison with local and state partners
  • Oversee nursing services and supervise Head Nurses
  • Participate in ongoing education and trainings related to contemporary treatment of opioid use disorder






  • Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse, Vermont license eligible
  • Five years of experience in nursing
  • One year experience in nursing administration or experience working in treatment of opioid and other substance use disorders and/or mental health
  • Driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle
  • A strong understanding of Vermont’s system of care and determining appropriate level of care




  • Full time
  • Non-Union
  • Salaried
  • Starting at $81,267
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy, for both internal and external applicants.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are committed to becoming a model culture and community leader around issues of diversity, inclusion, and corporate values and responsibility. We want to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for our staff, the people we serve, our partners, and community. In doing this, we must face old patterns, and in a respectful and positive way break though barriers and stereotypes, and have courageous conversations that will allow us to grow, expand, and more fully live our values and mission.

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