Posted on February 19, 2012
President and CEO
Mental Health America
Mental Health America - President and CEO
Mental Health America is soliciting applications for the position of President and CEO. Mental Health America has, for more than a century, been the leading voice in America for promoting mental wellness and recovery for the health and wellbeing of all persons.
Duties: The President and CEO is the senior staff member of Mental Health America. Among the duties of the President and CEO are the following:
Serve as the chief spokesperson for Mental Health America; represent and explain Mental Health America and its programs and policy positions before a wide array of audiences including the Mental Health America affiliate field, local, state and national elected and appointed decision makers, other national organizations in and outside of the mental health field, the media, and current and potential funders; ensure the continued financial strength and stability of the organization; supervise the Mental Health America staff; supervise all Mental Health America programs and services; collaborate with MHA affiliates and with governmental and private organizations (profit and nonprofit) in all areas related to the mission of Mental Health America.
Requirements: A high level of motivation; results-orientated; demonstrated proficiency in advocacy; management and team-building skills; a bachelor’s degree; broadly based mental health and human service administration and policy experience; ability to apply the principles of public health to mental health; proven experience and measurable success in fund development; dedication to cultural and linguistic competence; knowledge about mental and substance use disorders; significant experience in non-profit management, preferably related to mental health; full support of the concepts of consumer empowerment and recovery; acknowledgement of the importance of family and consumer voices; knowledge about the science of prevention in the field of mental health; strong advocacy skills, including experience working with federal legislators and giving testimony at congressional hearings; strong public speaking skills with the ability to communicate effectively; successfu
l experience in working with public and private profit and nonprofit organizations; and experience successfully managing organizations of similar or larger size.
Compensation: Compensation will be determined based upon experience.
To apply: Send letter of interest and comprehensive resume, not later than February 29, 2012, to Pender McElroy, 600 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.