Application Deadline        November 15, 2021

Projected Start                   February 2022

Salary Level                         $135,000 – $165,000


Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority (NLCMHA), a public mental health authority serving six rural northwest lower Michigan counties and a MI Choice Waiver agent serving ten northwest lower Michigan counties, is seeking a Chief Executive Officer.  NLCMHA serves and supports adults with serious mental illnesses, adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, children with severe emotional disturbances, and older or disabled adults with long term care needs. Additional information can be found at the NLCMHA website (



Education: Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Health Administration or a related field.

Experience:  Minimum five years of administrative experience in a human services, governmental, or health care setting preferably in an integrated healthcare organization with diverse administrative experiences, Preferred candidate will have public mental health work experience and a strong commitment to community based services and enhancing the lives of persons served.

Other:  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to present information in an engaging and understandable manner.  Exceptional skills in interpersonal and human relations, facilitation and collaboration, organizational and leadership, and critical thinking.  Cultural competence and commitment to diversity, excellence, and recovery are highly valued.  Must meet acceptable primary source background check. 



The CEO is the chief executive and administrative officer and shall execute and administer NLCMHA in accordance with the approved annual plan and operating budget, the general policy guidelines established by the NLCMHA Board of Directors, the applicable governmental procedures and policies and the Mental Health Code provisions, and existing contracts. As the Board’s sole employee, the CEO shall have the authority and responsibility for supervising all NLCMHA employees and operations. 


APPLY TO:  Search Committee, Northern Lakes CMHA, 105 Hall Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Email,