President & CEO

Job Description: 

Position Description
POSITION TITLE:  President & Chief Executive Officer
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors 
SUPERVISES: Director of Administration & Events & Policy & Research Analyst

As the leader of a statewide membership organization, the CEO in partnership with the Board, ensures the Council is the go-to organization representing Indiana’s mental health and substance use providers.  The CEO is a thought leader who builds strong, positive relationships with membership organizations, government leaders and elected officials to advance the Council and the mental wellbeing of all people in Indiana.
The CEO shall be directly responsible for carrying out the policies of the Board of Directors.  The CEO works with the board to ensure all activities support the focus of the organization including development, promotion and operations of the organization such as marketing, finance, human resources and IT, as well as association-specific tasks such as meetings, membership recruitment and retention, board development and sponsorship sales.  


  1. Brings experience and knowledge (thought leader) to the position for use in supporting membership organizations, in policy work, outcomes measurement and advancing the mental wellbeing of those served by membership organizations.
  2. In collaboration with the membership and the Board of Directors develops, implements and reports on a strategic plan.
  3. Develops, implements and reports on strategies to increase membership in the ICCMHC.
  4. As the CEO, excels in the business operation of the corporation including but not limited to:
    1. Recommend and implement Board approved operational policies for the organization
    2. Prepare and recommend the organization’s budget for Board review and approval. 
    3. Manage the organizational budget and provide the Board periodic financial statements. 
    4. Support and increase membership, developing services that attract members and holding activities that provide value to members.
  5. Continually evaluate membership needs for programs and services such as communication, education, group legal services, group purchasing etc., and the feasibility for including them in the Council’s operational plans.
  6. Advocate and work with contract lobbyist throughout the year and in the Indiana General Assembly to represent the public policy issues identified by the organization’s membership.
  7. Develop and organize legislative relationships between members and their local congressional representatives on both local and state mental health and public policy agendas.
  8. Develop and organize effective, collaborative administrative relationships between members and state and federal administrative and regulatory authorities; as well as other organizations regarding behavioral health provider issues and identified high priorities.
  9. Provide periodic updates to the Board and Membership regarding local, state, and ederal issues that may impact the operations of member centers in areas of Mental  Health, Health, Non-Profit Organizations, Employment and Consumer Advocacy.
  10. Recommend policy and position statements regarding industry issues to the Board and membership.
  11. Provide educational presentations to consumer groups, community organizations and member agency staff and boards regarding industry related issues.
  12. Oversee creation, implementation and evaluation of committee structures within the association to ensure subject matter expertise within the membership participates in issues relevant to behavioral health services, programs, policies etc. within community mental health centers and members.
  13. Promotes sharing of information and peer-to-peer dissemination of best practices through association-sponsored learning collaboratives and training events for member organizations.  
  14. Build quality improvement initiatives & develop benchmarks within members.
  15. Interact with health plans; advocating on behalf of membership.
  16. Develop alliances with other Indiana based trade associations and other state behavioral health associations.
  17. Develop and implement mechanism for statewide data collection, benchmarking, analysis and reporting.
  18. Meet key indicators and metrics set by the Board.
  19. Responsible for managing the Council’s PAC in coordination with the Board and/or PAC Committee including fundraising and strategy for political contributions.
  20. Oversee and manage the community mental health system public relations, brand and image.
  21. Understanding of data and its uses to inform program design and development.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred, with preference to business management, a behavioral health related field, marketing, or public policy, and five year’s relevant experience.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of Government Affairs including working knowledge and relationships with legislature as well as local, state and federal agencies and partners. Work schedule may require evening and weekend hours as dictated by membership and organizational needs.
  3. Travel including some overnight may be required as dictated by membership and organizational needs.
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license.
  5. Possess good problem-solving skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Able to maintain professional rapport with community/business leaders.
  7. Demonstrate consistent and thorough understanding of behavioral health issues as they relate to overall health.
  8. Active government relations with ability to be registered as a Lobbyist.
  9. Be a key visionary leader.

This position description is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the organization. 
Candidates may apply by e-mailing Include your resume and cover letter with a narrative as to why you are a good candidate for the job as well as salary expectations.