Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Executive Director – Teen Program

Due to growth, CALO is hiring an experienced, empathetic, and growth-minded executive director to its high performing Calo Executive Team. CALO is a nationally recognized residential treatment center focused on developmental trauma and attachment treatment.

CALO’s reason for existence is to Profoundly Change Lives and Create Joy. At CALO you will find that most things you do on a daily basis will have this deeper purpose behind it. CALO believes in providing high quality, innovative treatment within a compassionate environment.

Building healthy, reciprocal relationships with our youth is a special focus of CALO employees. The Executive Director is a responsible for leadership of the Teen program.

The Executive Director will drive success of the Program because he or she has a strong, cultural fit with Calo’s core values; is a collaborative team player; has the ability and will to be a strong leader and; builds strong relationships necessary for marketing and referral business.

The Executive Director will drive employee performance through engagement. This position requires exceptional judgment, collaboration and decision-making skills.

The Executive Director reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Supervise the following departments/positions: clinical supervisors, team lead supervisors, academic supervisors.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate strategic plans and program goals
  • Provide direction, motivation, and development to program staff
  • Develop policies and procedures necessary for effective operation of the Program
  • Develop, manage overall program budget
  • Plan and implement strategies for pursuit of new business relationships and opportunities
  • Develop, implement, maintain systems that ensures effective and efficient utilization of Calo’s staff and facilities
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree in an area of Human Services or Business Administration required
  • Master degree preferred
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience in a residential treatment program
  • 3+ years of budget management
  • 2+ years of business development

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting- employee is required at times to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area
  • Standing- the employee is required at times to remain on his or her feet in an upright position for continuous periods of time without being able to leave the work area
  • Walking- the employee is required at times to walk considerable distances in the facility and outside the facility during the course of his or her work
  • Lifting- the employee is required at times to raise or lower students from one level to another during the shift and must be able to lift up to 45 pounds in order to perform SCM
  • Carrying- the employee is required at times to carry objects in his or her arms and must have full mobility of arms to perform SCM
  • Stooping and Crouching- the employee is required to bend forward by bending at the waist or by bending legs and spine in order to perform SCM

Requirements to be completed within the 90-Day Integration Period:

  • SCM Training
  • First Aid & CPR Training
  • New Hire Training
  • 90-Day Evaluation
  • New Hire paperwork completed and submitted to HR


  • Flexible- ability to adapt and change
  • Resilient- ability to stay committed through difficult circumstance
  • Committed- have a passion for Calo’s work and core values
  • Competent- possess the technical, supervisory skills necessary direct the work of the Services Department
  • Self-Efficacious- possess a strong sense of understanding and believing in one’s own abilities
  • Time Management- ability to prioritize tasks in order to maximize efficiency in the work environment
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making- the ability to work through details of a problem to find a solution

Managerial Competencies:

Developing Others:

  • The ability to delegate responsibility and to work with others and coach them to develop their capabilities.
  • Provides helpful, behaviorally specific feedback to others.
  • Shares information, advice, and suggestions to help others to be more successful; provides effective coaching.
  • Gives people assignments that will help develop their abilities.
  • Regularly meets with employees to review their development progress.
  • Recognizes and reinforces people’s developmental efforts and improvements.
  • Expresses confidence in others’ ability to be successful.

Managing Performance:

  • The ability to take responsibility for employees’ performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly
  • Ensures that employees have clear goals and responsibilities.
  • Works with employees to set and communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable.
  • Supports employees in their efforts to achieve job goals (e.g., by providing resources, removing obstacles, acting as a buffer).
  • Stays informed about employees’ progress and performance through both formal methods (e.g., status reports) and informal methods (e.g., management by walking around).
  • Provides specific performance feedback, both positive and corrective, as soon as possible after an event.
  • Deals firmly and promptly with performance problems

Compensation is dependent on qualifications.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience: Supervisory in residential treatment: 3 years

Required education: Bachelor’s

Please visit for a review of Calo’s nationally recognized residential treatment program.

When interested and qualified, please contact:

Dr. John K Boudinot
Calo, HR Director
130 Calo Lane
Lake Ozark, Missouri