Macomb County, MI (pop. 885,642) County Seat: Mount Clemens. Macomb County is located in southeast Michigan, adjacent to the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Lapeer, and St. Clair. Covering over 480 square miles, Macomb County is characterized by dynamic urban clusters, expansive networks of industry and commerce, pristine natural features, and bountiful agricultural lands. The County also features 32 miles of lake coastline, more than 17,000 acres of parks and recreational spaces and is equipped with more than 155 miles of non-motorized trails. Fishing, boating, and kayaking opportunities abound on the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. Great entertainment can be found at Macomb County’s spectacular golf courses, popular retail destinations, delectable restaurants, top-notch breweries, and local festivals. From the densely populated southern cities to the rural northern villages, Macomb County possesses a wealth of assets that make it a desirable place to live, work and play. 
Macomb County is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) Department. This position reports to the MCCMH Board of Directors and works closely with the County Executive Office. The MCCMH Board is a 12-member citizen board appointed by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners to oversee the behavioral, mental, physical, and medical health needs of the citizens of Macomb County. The CEO leads a department of dedicated employees and a network of service providers that support Macomb County citizens with intellectual/developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbance, and persons with substance use disorders.  
The CEO works closely with the MCCMH Board and 15 department directors to maintain MCCMH’s commitment to protect, enhance, and uphold service recipient’s rights, person-centered planning, and consumer-driven approaches.  MCCHM is one of the largest departments of the County, with more than 345 budgeted employees and an operational budget of over $244 million. MCCMH has offices throughout the County, the CEO works out of MCCMH administrative offices in Clinton Township. 
The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and collaboration skills. A critical responsibility of the CEO is to serve as the representative and advocate of MCCMH to the Board of Commissioners, County Executive, Michigan Department of Health, and Human Services (MSHHS), Substance Use Disorder, Community Providers for MCCMH Medicaid, Healthy Michigan, and other stakeholders.      In their role, the CEO must serve as a confident consensus builder committed to the tenets of transparency, collaboration, and inclusive excellence.
As the leader of a department that provides vital life changing services, the CEO will have the opportunity to make a significant impact in Macomb County and on the experience of its employees, citizens, and stakeholders. 
The County is seeking applications from strategic and innovative leaders with proven experience in leading community and mental health services. The County welcomes candidates who have a successful record of advancing a culture and capacity for innovation and transformation in support of key organizational goals. 
Required Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Public Health, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience working as an executive in mental health or human services.
  • Five (5) years of experience in an administrative leadership capacity in a mental health or substance abuse community-based organization.
  • Preferred experience in clinical practice within a mental health or substance abuse field.
Wage range is $118,023 to $167,983, DOQE, with an excellent benefits package, including a car allowance,  a generous amount of paid time off, and no premium contribution for medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the employee, spouse, or dependents.

Apply online with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240 x 126.
Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application, with preliminary reviews to be completed by April 2, 2024. Macomb County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Application Deadline: April 2, 2024


Posted: 2024-03-29

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