Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Human Services

The Karen Andrews Group - Westland, MI (30+ days ago)


DESCRIPTION

The Board of Directors for Spectrum Human Services is searching for a Chief Executive Officer to lead this dynamic non-profit organization that provides a formidable continuum of care with 45 programs and services across the state of Michigan. With an annual consolidated operating budget of $60M, their five affiliated companies, Spectrum Child & Family Services, Spectrum Community Services, Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services, Primacare, and Operation ABLE of Michigan serve 1,450 children, families and individuals each day throughout the state.

DUTIES

The successful candidate will provide guidance and leadership in developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all programs, services and staff. The CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board and key management personnel to establish long-range strategies, operational policies, and to maintain a strong financial foundation for the agency.

Key Responsibilities:
Works in collaboration with the staff and Board of Directors to provide strategic direction for the agency consistent with its mission.
Represents the agency within the community to raise awareness of the organization with a variety of stakeholders including: municipalities, county mental health agencies, legislators, grantors, donors, community and civic organizations.
Stays abreast of current professional standards of the field of social services delivery and makes recommendations for changes in policies, procedures, and programs.
Develops positive relationships with not-for profit community and governmental leaders to further advance the mission of Spectrums agencies.
In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors, develops and executes a comprehensive funding plan for the agency, including government contracts, fundraising and grant writing for all programs; oversees preparation of quarterly actual performance vs. budget for approval by the Board of Directors.
Reviews services of the Agency by establishing procedures for recording and compiling statistical data and other reports for the staff, Board of Directors, regulatory agencies and funders.
Evaluates employee performance of direct reports annually and ensures that performance reviews are conducted agency-wide.
Serves as a registered agent for the corporation, empowered to sign all contracts for the State of Michigan and other legal entities as it relates to services and funding as approved by the Board of Directors.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be a collaboratively focused, proven executive. The successful candidate will have proven leadership experience with prior success in cultivating relationships with both funders and community agency partners within a complex organization. The selected candidate will be goal oriented, collaborative, and a strategic thinker.

Specific requirements include:
Education and Experience
Knowledge and affinity for health / welfare programs
Degree in social work, related discipline or business administration
5+yrs of experience leading, managing and directing a $10+M multi-service, non-profit organization (or division) providing social / human services
Proven and progressive experience in obtaining and managing large government contracts & grants and adhering to the regulations that ensures ongoing funding support
A demonstrated track record of influencing, collaborating and affecting change through others; great team player, leader and facilitator of team outcomes
Proven ability to challenge, motivate and partner with an executive leadership team to foster innovation and lead growth in an atmosphere of mutual respect
Openly communicates ideas and invites / considers input from others
Prior experience advocating on behalf of an organization with local and state government entities
Accessible and approachable, respecting and valuing individuality / diversity, building and fostering productive and constructive working relationships with all to ensure sustainable outcomes
Strong oral and written communication skills

Key competencies for success:
Strategic and tactical mindset / approach to leading the organization.
Alliance building; non-bureaucratic.
Earns credibility by listening, offering meaningful solutions, makes fact-based decisions, and focuses on delivering meaningful outcomes.
Innovative, dynamic, engaging leader, accustomed to managing with a collaborative, fact-based and results-oriented approach.
Growth & Change leader; earns trust, gets involved and rolls up the sleeves to get meaningful and sustainable results for all key constituents.
Motivated by his/her impact on the organization rather than personal career advancement.
A thought leader who is innovative and intellectually curious, and who can share & spread best practices to those around them.
Open to feedback, continuous learning and committed to ongoing self-improvement.
Focuses on execution and getting results.
Resilient and persistent in achieving meaningful outcomes / getting things done.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Social Work or a related field

The successful candidate will provide guidance and leadership in developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all programs, services and staff. The CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board and key management personnel to establish long-range strategies, operational policies, and to maintain a strong financial foundation for the agency.

Key Responsibilities:
Works in collaboration with the staff and Board of Directors to provide strategic direction for the agency consistent with its mission.
Represents the agency within the community to raise awareness of the organization with a variety of stakeholders including: municipalities, county mental health agencies, legislators, grantors, donors, community and civic organizations.
Stays abreast of current professional standards of the field of social services delivery and makes recommendations for changes in policies, procedures, and programs.
Develops positive relationships with not-for profit community and governmental leaders to further advance the mission of Spectrums agencies.
In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors, develops and executes a comprehensive funding plan for the agency, including government contracts, fundraising and grant writing for all programs; oversees preparation of quarterly actual performance vs. budget for approval by the Board of Directors.
Reviews services of the Agency by establishing procedures for recording and compiling statistical data and other reports for the staff, Board of Directors, regulatory agencies and funders.
Evaluates employee performance of direct reports annually and ensures that performance reviews are conducted agency-wide.
Serves as a registered agent for the corporation, empowered to sign all contracts for the State of Michigan and other legal entities as it relates to services and funding as approved by the Board of Directors.