The Role of the Executive Director
The Executive Director reports to the County Board appointed Community Mental Health Board and is expected to provide leadership and direction to support the Board’s mission, three-year plan and CARF-Accredited provider network.
MCMHB Mission: To provide leadership to ensure the prevention and treatment of mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse by identifying, planning, coordinating, fostering development, and contracting for quality services for all citizens of McHenry County, Illinois.
The Executive Director is a dynamic leader with executive experience and education in all facets of behavioral healthcare, government, and not-for-profit management and must have a proven record of building and nurturing strong working relationships with public and private sector partners.
A working knowledge of the Community Mental Health Act (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 405, Act 20), Open Meetings Act, and mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disability payers and systems is essential.
Primary MCMHB stakeholders include McHenry County residents, providers and payers of mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disability related services, various local and state associations, coalitions, task forces, and various government institutions.
Candidates must have established work histories with strategy/policy development, vision formulation, resource allocation, contract negotiation, compliance, outcome evaluation, and performance management.
The Executive Director must be a talented administrator with the ability to develop and manage multiple relationships, budgets, and contracts while ensuring accountability and transparency related to all financial and compliance practices, state and local laws and regulations.
Education and Experience
Candidates must possess a master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration or related field. Candidates must also have at least ten (10) years of experience in a senior or executive level management position applicable to the MCMHB’s operations.
How to Apply
Candidates interested in applying for the position should electronically submit their resume and cover letter, along with contact information for three (3) work-related references by September 24, 2021, at www.mchenrycountyil.gov or direct to the MCMHB Board President, Connee Meschini at Connee.Meschini@mc708.org.