Chief Executive Officer

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority | Detroit, MI

Opportunity code: 11168


Exciting opportunity to develop a vision and strategic plan as Chief Executive Officer with Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority in Detroit, Michigan

The Position
  • The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall leadership and guidance of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
  • Ensures all behavioral health services and information regarding behavioral health services are provided to the citizens of the County of Wayne in accordance with the provisions of the contract between the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Functions as the chief executive and administrative officer of the Authority and executes and administers the Authority in accordance with the approved annual plan and operating budget, the general policy guidelines established by the Board of Directors, and the provisions of the Michigan Mental Health Code
  • Master’s degree required
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive or administrative experience in the areas of mental health, human or social services, quality assurance, grant writing, community resource development, contract management, management information systems and healthcare finance
The Organization
  • The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) provides a full array of services and supports to adults with mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, children with emotional needs and persons with substance use disorders
  • The organization serves nearly 80,000 citizens in Detroit and Wayne County and is the largest community mental health organization in the state of Michigan
  • DWMHA is a person centered, family and community focused organization operating through data driven and evidence-based practices
The Community
  • Detroit is the most populous city in the state of Michigan and Wayne County is the 19th largest county in the United States
  • The area is well-known for its Motown sound, rock music, world class museums, automobile culture, sports teams, arts, and theatres
  • Since the 2000s, conservation efforts have saved many architectural pieces and allowed several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project
  • The city’s Greektown, Eastern Market, The District Detroit, Corktown and Midtown neighborhoods are booming with activity


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