The Alameda Council of Community Mental Health Agencies
The Alameda Council of Community Mental Health Agencies (ACCMHA) is an association of California nonprofits that contract with Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) to provide mental health and co-occurring disorder services for the county's eligible children, transition age youth, adults, older adults, and their families. ACCMHA has existed since 1975 primarily to advocate on behalf of its member agencies and their clients with ACBH, other bodies of county and state government, and non-governmental organizations.
The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors of ACCMHA for the coordination and implementation of all Council advocacy, sponsoring and consulting efforts, as well as for day-to-day activities and communications. A highly collaborative leader, the ED acts as the lead representative to county government, helping member agencies to act in concert to promote service expansion, new programs, and joint initiatives, while balancing the interests of the Council as a whole.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops and maintains professional and productive relationships with all appropriate levels of Alameda County government, community partners, key stakeholders, the media, and the public at large to promote the interests of member agencies.
Ensures that the Council is represented and that Council interests are advocated for in all relevant meetings with ACBH, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the A.C. Mental Health Board, and all Alameda County budget meetings that pertain to the interests of member agencies.
Monitors, analyzes, and advocates for (or against) relevant local, state, and federal legislation. Recommends advocacy plans and implements all Council advocacy efforts.
Promotes legislation and policy initiatives on behalf of the Council.
Prepares and presents testimony at relevant local and state legislative and regulatory hearings.
Membership Development & Administration
Develops and maintains professional and productive relationships with ACCMHA member agency leaders and staff.
Identifies, recruits, and orients new ACCMHA members and integrate them into the Council.
Monitors member agency contract amounts for purposes of determining Council dues.
Programs and Operations
Leads, facilitates and supports collaborative efforts to influence thinking and to develop new programs and initiatives to address identified gaps in service and barriers to wellness and recovery.
Develops and maintains the Council’s website, ensuring a welcoming, attractive, and inviting experience, as well as up-to-date information.
Organizes all ACCMHA meetings, retreats, forums, and events, including developing, producing, and distributing relevant agendas, reports, and meeting minutes.
Manages the internal and external communications of the Council, including monitoring Council email messages and responding in a professional and timely manner.
Minimum five (5) years of healthcare executive operational management experience in private, federal, and/or state government, or other complex healthcare environments.
Preferred ties to Alameda county.
Heavy involvement with community engagement and collaboration.
Must have a strong understanding of how membership programs operate.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s preferred.
Solid experience overseeing and managing child welfare, early childhood education, and/or other related youth and family services.
Experience in program operations and management as it relates to strategy, implementation, compliance, and reporting.
Adaptable and able to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, and within changing environments.
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff.
Commitment to comply with HIPAA Privacy Standards as it relates to clients and families.
Demonstrated professional writing and oral communication skills.
Ability to work remotely.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Part-time (20-30 hours per week) schedule, and benefit package which includes medical and PTO.
About The Alameda Council of Community Mental Health Agencies
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