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Ad Title: Executive Director - MHARS Board of Lorain County
Contact: Eric Peterson
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Phone (W): 440.892.5961
Website: visit our website...
The Position:
Location: The position is based at MHARS Board Administrative Office 1173 North Ridge Road East, Suite 101, Lorain, Ohio 44055 (phone 440.233.2020).
Reporting Relationships: The Executive Director reports to an 18-member Board of Directors whose members are appointed by ODMHAS and the Lorain County Commissioners. This executive supervises Business Operations Director, Communications & Community Relations Director, Community Services Director, First Response Project Manager, Human Resources & Special Projects Director, Intersystem Program Director and Opioid Response Outreach Coordinator; total staff of 17 FTEs. Other important relationships include: representatives of all agencies that contract with MHARS Board; government agencies in Lorain County; community leaders from business, healthcare and other nonprofit organizations; clients and their families; members of the media; the public at large.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Serve as the Chief Executive and at the will of the Board of Directors. Responsible to the Board in providing leadership to realize the MHARS Board’s mission, vision and strategic direction as set by the Board.
• Assure that all local, state, and federal laws and rules pertaining to MHARS Board operations and functions are strictly adhered to.
• Assure through planning and evaluation that mental health, substance use disorder and dual diagnosis rehabilitation services, delivered by contract providers, are accessible, of high quality, cost effective and accountable.
• Assure that there are adequate resources available to meet reasonable levels of service demand by promoting the acquisition of public and private funds through advocacy for local levy, state, federal and other resources.
• Assure that Board resources meet the highest accountability standards and are managed within budget guidelines established by the Board of Directors.
• Provide timely, accurate, and appropriate information to the Board of Directors that enables the Board to meet its statutory obligations and mission, vision, and strategic directions.
• Employ, train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline, including termination, such employees and consultants as may be necessary to carry out the work of the Board. Fix compensation within the limits set by the salary schedule and the budget.
• Promote cultural competence in the provision and administration of services funded by the Board and within the MHARS Board itself.
• Develop and maintain key relationships with governmental, business, community, legislative, and other behavioral health and human services leaders to further the mission, vision and strategic direction of the Board.
• Ensure that open and productive lines of communication are developed and maintained with consumers and families and with other behavioral health and human services care providing systems, county and state departments, community, and other Board Executive Directors.
• Develop operational policies and procedures consistent with the intent of Board decisions. Implement and administer policies and procedures that achieve accountability indicators.
• Maintain ultimate responsibility for procuring, proper disposition, and accountability for all funds managed by the Board. Manage the operations of the Board office within the Board approved budget. Authorize County Auditor to issue warrants for payment of Board approved obligations as authorized by Board of Directors.
• Recommend to the Board of Directors changes in policies and procedures that are needed to assure that the Board’s mission, vision and strategic direction are realized.
• Develop and negotiate, subject to Board approval, purchase arrangements with service and facility providers and vendors in conformity with Chapter 340 of the Ohio Revised Code.
• Engage and advocate for children, youth and adult consumers.
• Prepare an annual report required by Chapter 340 of the Ohio Revised Code for Board approval.
• Perform all duties required by the Ohio Revised Code and such other duties as may be directed by the Board of Directors.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in Business Administration, Counseling, Law, Clinical Psychology Health Care Administration, Public Administration, Social Service, Social Work, or related field is required. Exceptions to the education requirement may be made based on professional experience.

Professional Qualifications:
Preferred candidates should have vision and an ability to function as a strategic leader. This person’s experience may include having served as the top executive of a publicly funded, comparably sized mental health or substance use disorder organization or a merged board or nonprofit. This person could also be serving as the “number two” executive in a larger organization. Alternative experience may include an executive position in a health care specific or social service nonprofit organization or related state, county, or municipal agency with an emphasis on community health issues.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes:
• Administration: strong background in administrative leadership of a complex organization possessing at least 5+ years of upper management experience.
• Community-based background: experience with community-oriented mental health, AOD and dual diagnosis programs and services.
• Fiscal management: experience in developing, managing, and dealing with operating and allocation budgets.
• Executive management: has managed and motivated strong staff members; team-oriented management style.
• Planning: has worked with staff and Board to develop and implement successful strategic and tactical plans.
• Board relationships: significant involvement with governance issues and Board of Directors interactions; Board development and training experience.
• Government regulation: familiar with organizations governed by the Ohio Revised Code or related legal requirements if from outside Ohio.
• Levy funding: experience with successful local or county levy campaigns.
• Diversity: experience working with diverse groups; multi-culturally competent to diverse needs of individuals receiving mental health, substance use disorder and/or dual diagnosis services.
• Behavioral health or human service management experience: a high degree of behavioral healthcare administration knowledge with special understanding of the problems and techniques of urban and multi-cultural healthcare delivery; brings a mental health and substance use disorder recovery orientation.
• External relationships: developed effective relationships with other community “players” including elected officials, nonprofit organizations, educators, churches, government, and other provider organizations.
• Community relationships: active in other community-based organizations to advocate for adults, youth and children with mental illness and substance use disorders and their family members.
• Resource maximization (ability to recognize/seek out grants and other sources of funding to support operations).
• Media relations: experienced as an organizational spokesperson; has interacted with members of print and broadcast media.
• Political acumen: demonstrated ability to strategically navigate among community, statewide and federal leaders.
• Technology: understands technology and uses it in assembling and assessing data.

We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties; however, prospective candidates should be aware that any applications or resumes submitted for this opportunity are subject to the Ohio Public Records Act and may be disclosed. Therefore, we recommend that interested candidates should first telephone either consultant at WAVERLY PARTNERS, the executive search firm retained by the MHARS Board on this search. The client organization we represent and WAVERLY PARTNERS firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Ad Title: Netcare Access President and CEO
Contact: Allan Brown
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip: 43233
Phone (W): 614-278-0080
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Netcare is currently seeking a President to replace its retiring President and CEO, A King Stumpp. Reporting to the Corporate Board of Directors, the President serves as the leader of Netcare Corporation and Netcare Foundation (a separate Board) with the responsibility for planning, direction, management and oversight of its programs, services and activities. The President has, as direct reports, the Directors of Fiscal Services, Medical Services, Forensic and Specialized Assessment Services, QI and Corporate Compliance, Development and Public Relations, Human Resources and the Executive Secretary.

Full details are available at the link provided in the Website Address category.

Ad Title: Program Coordinator - MHRB of Wayne & Holmes Counties
Contact: Sue Zarlengo
City: Wooster
State: OH
Zip: 44691
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The Program Coordinator at the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties (WHMHRB) shall be responsible for program planning and development, monitoring and reporting of outcomes and quality indicators, and coordination with partner agencies in the provision of mental health and addiction services including prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery supports in adherence to ORC 340 and the mission, vision, and policies of the WHMHRB. Working under the direction of the Executive Director and reporting directly to the Associate Director, the Program Coordinator is a full-time, unclassified, PERS- and benefits-eligible position serving both Wayne and Holmes Counties. The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Qualifications for Employment:
• Master Degree in relevant field (counseling, social work, or related) with current licensure preferred OR
• Bachelor Degree in relevant field (counseling, social work, or related) with current licensure and a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to compile and analyze data and produce data-driven reports and recommendations.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance coverage.
• Ability to work independently and take responsibility for a range of special projects and assignments.
• Leadership and project management skills and the ability to work cooperatively with multiple organizations to benefit/promote the fields of mental health and addiction services, clients, and the Board.
• Strong administrative and organizational skills, typing proficiency, computer program/application proficiency (Microsoft Office, Windows, Excel, social media).
• Knowledge of and commitment to the fields of mental health and addiction, including prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery preferred.
• Program planning and evaluation experience preferred.

General Planning – Will assist with program components as assigned in the following areas:
• General program development, management, evaluation, and monitoring for mental health and substance use disorder programs and services for adults and children in Wayne and Holmes Counties.
• Programmatic analysis and planning review of partner agencies’ annual proposals.
• Consultation with contract agencies and other community partner organizations.
• Secure grants, respond to grant requirements, and provide grant monitoring.
• Work with the Executive Director and Associate Director to develop the Ohio Mental Health and Drug Addiction Services Wayne/Holmes Community Plan.
• Participate in annual agency contracting process, strategic planning, and report development.
• Political and legislative advocacy.
• Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Program Coordination:
• Program planning, development, monitoring, coordination, and management.
• Complete required program reports on all funded projects.
• Represent the Board at public/community events to promote Board programs. Coordinate and provide education and training in evidence-based practices (training to be provided).
• Lead/serve on steering committees and/or task forces related to programming and special projects.
• Provide ongoing evaluation of community needs and assessment of service provision. Assure that all required levels of care are being provided and that access to services is being facilitated.
• Conduct focused program reviews as needed/required.
• Maintain compliance with all State standards and regulations.

Operational Duties:
• Perform program audits of the contract providers as needed.
• Monitor the programmatic aspects of the provider contracts and annual application requirements.
• Coordinate within the Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) to assure that recovery supports including peer supports, employment, and housing are available, adequate, and accessible to persons with lived experience in Wayne and Holmes Counties.
• Review outcome data and quality indicators for contracted providers.
• Review provider incident reports.
• Provide coordination and oversight to the Board’s State Hospital inpatient and forensic utilization and Forensic Monitoring Plan, including monitoring of census, cases, legal status, discharge planning, and clients’ placement needs placement.
• Work with contract providers, out-of-county providers, and Boards to resolve service emergencies and assure clients receive needed services.
• Attend Board meetings and Board Program Committee meetings.
• Foster and maintain collaborative working relationships with community agencies, entities, and providers to support multisystem approaches to local needs.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director and Associate Director to provide program development analysis and recommendations.

Organizational Responsibilities:
• Attend meetings or functions as assigned by the Executive Director or Associate Director.
• Report to and be supervised by the Associate Director.
• Meet regularly with the Associate Director to determine and review progress regarding work assignments, planning goals, and evaluation approaches.
• Assist with general planning and management of the Board under the direction of the Associate Director or Executive Director.

Working Conditions:
• Typical working hours are 8am-4:30pm with some weekend/evening hours required (scheduled Board and committee meetings, scheduled community events, and/or as-needed)
• Comp time may be accrued and used in accordance with WHMHRB Personnel Policies.
• Will require some local (in state) travel.
• Travel and related expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the WHMHRB Personnel Policies.
• Perform the above listed duties and other duties as assigned under the general supervision of the Executive Director or Associate Director of the WHMHRB.

Applications may be sent to the MHRB at 1985 Eagle Pass, Wooster, OH 44691 or emailed to Sue Zarlengo at A full description of the position may be found on the Board’s website: