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Executive Director


Lexington, VA, USA



Executive Director 

Rockbridge Area Community Services (RACS), which provides community-based services for individuals with mental health, developmental and substance use disorders, is seeking a dynamic, highly qualified professional to serve as its Executive Director. RACS is located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and serves the counties of Bath and Rockbridge and the cities of Lexington and Buena Vista. The area includes Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University, and Southern Virginia University. It is also home to the Virginia Horse Center Foundation which is regarded as state of the art by equestrians the world over. The area is known for its excellent hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, and many outdoor sports.

RACS has an operating budget of $7.4 million and employs 107 staff. The Executive Director is employed under an annually renewable contract and is directly accountable and responsible to the RACS Board of Directors and provides overall leadership and professional direction of its mental health, developmental and substance use disorder services and all administrative operations.Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or another human services-related field or in business, public, or hospital or healthcare administration or another management- related field. Considerable experience in leading public or private organizations with functions and responsibilities that are similar or comparable to RACS. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of human services and health services administration, business administration, or government program administration, human resources management, information technology, and financial management, including budgeting, resource allocation, monitoring, and auditing is required. 


TO APPLY: Please visit our website at  for information on services provided. The application and a complete advertisement and job description are available at .  Applicants are asked to submit a completed RACS employment application including a detailed resume and a cover letter outlining interest in and qualifications for this position to or call 540-462-6601 or to HR Department, RACS, 241 Greenhouse Road, Lexington, VA 24450.  The salary for this position is commensurate with knowledge and experience.  RACS provides an attractive benefits package, including participation in the Virginia Retirement System. The Executive Director shall maintain a fixed, permanent, and primary residence within the area served by Rockbridge Area Community Services Board during their tenure. 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Drug-Free & Tobacco-Free Workplace

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled. 

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