Executive Director - Mental Health America of Hendricks County
- 20-Sep-2020 to 21-Oct-2020
- - Mental Health Am Hendricks County
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
- paid time off
Mental Health America of Hendricks County (MHAHC) is a health organization dedicated to enhancing the mental health of the community, reducing stigma, and improving the quality of life of persons with mental health disorders.
MHAHC provides services such as education, referral, individual advocacy, a Choice Pantry, a holiday gift program, and support groups. We work with others in the community to improve mental wellness.
The Executive Director (ED) will report to and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading Mental Health America of Hendricks County to ensure that the organization delivers on its long-term vision. Specifically, s/he will ensure that MHAHC's fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, communications, talent management and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. The ED shall be the Corporate Agent of Record and shall report to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Committee.
Strategic vision and leadership
• Collaborate with the Board to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the financial resources, staff, and priorities are aligned with MHAHC's core mission.
• Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all staff and volunteers and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes that will enable MHAHC to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.
• Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals
• Work cooperatively with the board to build a diverse and inclusive Board representative of the community that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources.
Staff supervision and development
• Provides supervision and mentoring for staff members and volunteers.
• Determines appropriate staffing levels and recruits and trains high performing staff members.
• Encourages, monitors and evaluates staff job performance. Sets yearly performance goals, provides on-going feedback, and provides a yearly, face-to-face performance evaluation.
• Provide appropriate staff development and training opportunities to staff to ensure a high level of technical skills and knowledge of mental health issues.
Finance and development
• Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; set financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff.
• Ensure that the flow of funds permits MHAHC to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.
• Overall financial management responsibility including the review and approval of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the ED and board of directors.
• Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
Organizational and program effectiveness
• Ensure the delivery of high-quality programs and services, including managing for current and future growth.
• Support and motivate the organization's diverse talent and promote a quality workforce to represent the mission and values of the organization.
• Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff and volunteers throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization's strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs.
• Complete other related duties, as assigned, to advance the mission of the organization.
• The Executive Director will have at least five years of leadership experience in non-profit or mission-driven organizations.
• Solid educational background including an undergraduate degree; advanced degree preferred.
• Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience a must.
• A financially savvy leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide people and systems; organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
• Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
• Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser.
• Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
• Working knowledge of mental health, public health, or human services is preferred, but not mandatory. Nonprofit experience with a strong preference for someone who has operated in a fast growing environment that has limited budgets and resources.
Other qualifications include:
• Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting
• Experience with audit, legal compliance, and budget development
• Organization development, human resources management experience
• General management skills
• Proven effectiveness managing others, empowering them to make decisions
• Technologically savvy, with experience overseeing information technology staff or vendors
• Experience effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the Board or other outside partners/influencers/clients
• Success seeing beyond the numbers, identifying trends and new possibilities
• Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collaborative (internally and externally)
• Outstanding communications skills, written and oral
• Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
• Hands-on, leads by example
• Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives
• Ability to multi-task while maintaining vigilant attention to details
• Integrity/ethics beyond reproach
• Constantly looking to apply best practices
• Predisposition to mentor and subsequently increase responsibilities as team develops
• Connection to MHA's mission
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
A valid Indiana driver's license is required. Certification as a Certified Non-Profit Professional would be desired.
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume by October 21.