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Chief Executive Officer

The Bridge

The Bridge, a $30 million behavioral health and housing agency that operates more than 50 programs in New York City, seeks a Chief Executive Officer who will continue to collaborate with the agency's Board of Directors to implement its vision of recovery from serious mental illness, addictive disorders and homelessness. The CEO will recommend and execute Board policies, maintain a competent and effective management team, oversee agency programs and finances including the preparation and implementation of the annual budget, ensure quality of services and adherence to regulatory requirements, be actively involved in fundraising and foundation initiatives, and serve as agency spokesperson and representative on policy and advocacy organizations. Comprehensive compensation package; EOE, Affirmative Action Employer.

Assume overall responsibility for the planning, direction, supervision and outcomes of all agency programs.

Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and towards which it makes consistent and timely progress.

Provide leadership in developing program, organizational financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.

Lead a competent and effective management team.

Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with Federal, State and City regulations.

Assure that high-quality services are being provided in all programs.

Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

Directly supervise the following staff: Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Sr. VP for Housing Development, Sr. VP for Information Technology, Sr. VP for Human Resources, Sr. VP for Development and External Affairs.

In Staff Relations, the CEO will:

Oversee the recruitment, employment, and termination of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.

Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are conducted, and that sound human resources practices are in place.

Encourage staff development and education.

Serve on the Management Committee in negotiations with 1199.

Maintain a climate that attracts, maintains and motivates a diverse and competent workforce.

In Budget and Finance, the CEO will:

Be responsible for overseeing agency finances.

Work with Finance staff and the Board Finance Committee in preparing the annual budget; ensure that the agency operates within budget guidelines

With the Board, assure that adequate funds are available to carry out the agency’s work.

Execute such legal documents as the Board may authorize.

Be actively involved in agency fundraising, including private donors and foundations.

In Communications, the CEO will:

Report to and inform the Board on the condition of the agency and all factors influencing its operations.

Serve as agency spokesperson.

Publicize the activities of the agency, its programs and goals.

Establish positive working relationships with relevant government personnel and community groups.

Represent the programs and perspective of the agency to organizations and the general public.

Oversee social media activities to assure that they are conducted in a competent and ethical manner.

Masters, or doctorate degree in social work, non-profit management or finance, or related professional field; at least 10 years of senior non-profit management experience; strong leadership skills; strong organizational skills including planning, managing, delegating and developing programs; experience and familiarity with New York State OMH and OASAS programs and regulations and NYC DOHMH behavioral health programs and regulations; familiarity with New York State Medicaid Reform and managed behavioral healthcare.

Anthea M. Sutherland, JD, SPHR 248 West 108th Street New York, NY 10025 e-mail: Fax: 212-663-3000 ext. 348



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