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Director of Fiduciary Services

Office of Public Guardian

The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guardianship and other fiduciary services to legally incapacitated individuals in New Hampshire.  OPG has 40 years of experience serving as guardian of the person and guardian of the estate for individuals living with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, progressive cognitive loss due to dementia or other neurological disorders, and traumatic brain injuries.  The staff of approximately 50 committed professionals work under the supervision of an experienced management team including an Executive Director, Director of Legal Services, Director of Finance, Director of Fiduciary Services and Director of Guardianship.  The OPG Board of Directors provides oversight and support through their stewardship of the organization.

The Office of Public Guardian is held to a high standard of accountability in New Hampshire by the Circuit Court Probate Division. OPG is committed to ensuring that our wards receive appropriate care, protection and services in the least restrictive manner possible. Our advocacy and decision-making are guided by the National Guardianship Association Standards of Practice and Ethical Principles. Our goal is to protect the legal and human rights and civil liberties of each individual we serve. Our professional guardians and fiduciary service managers exercise the highest ethical standards in decision-making and financial management on behalf of our clients.


Director of Fiduciary Services-Concord, NH

OPG is in search of a Director for our Fiduciary Services department. This integral member of our management team is responsible for overseeing a department staff of 15 professionals, together managing a very substantial amount of client funds and assets. On behalf of the individuals we serve, OPG’s Fiduciary Services Department is responsible for: securing and maintaining public benefits; serving as Social Security Representative Payee, Medicaid Authorized Representative and Federal Fiduciary for Veterans’ Benefits; and managing trusts, pension distributions, private estates and property.

The Fiduciary Services Director must: demonstrate exceptional organizational and management skills; communicate effectively and collaboratively with staff, clients and stakeholders; and exercise a high degree of integrity, initiative, discretion, ethics, and judgment.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business or public administration, or related field
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible management experience
  • Substantial experience in accounting, financial management, trusts and/or estates
  • Working knowledge of state and federal public benefit programs
  • Commitment to promoting OPG’s mission by serving incapacitated individuals with the highest degree of honesty and integrity required by the fiduciary relationship.
  • Ability to pass the Center for Guardianship Certification exam to become a National Certified Guardian after one year of employment at OPG.
Responsibilities:
  • As a member of the Management Team, participate in organizational planning and goal implementation in support of OPG’s mission.
  • Provide direct support and oversight for department staff, identify complex issues and assist with problem solving.
  • In conjunction with management and quality assurance teams, review and maintain financial controls and safeguards within the department.
  • Maintain enhanced knowledge of state and federal benefits systems and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Coordinate with investment professionals, outside counsel and other specialists to ensure estate resources are maximized
  • Work closely with OPG’s legal team to ensure that probate court requirements are met.
  • Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with state and federal agencies, service provider organizations and other key stakeholders.
  • Foster open communication and promote interdepartmental collaborative efforts to meet the needs of the individuals we serve.
How to Apply:

The Office of Public Guardian offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as a collegial working environment.  Please send a detailed letter of interest and resume to info@opgnh.org by May 1, 2019. 

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: April 11, 2019

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