Chief Executive Officer
crisis connections

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Post Date: Jan 04, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: April, 2021
Salary: greater than $100,000
Location: US - Washington - Seattle
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Crisis Connections, formerly known as Crisis Clinic, connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to resources that can help them across the state of Washington:
•        24-Hour Crisis Line is a confidential help line
•        King County 2-1-1 is the designated dialing code for information and referrals to health and human services in King County.
•        Teen Link is the only program in King County devoted exclusively to youth suicide prevention education and offering a teen-answered help line.
•        WA Recovery Help Line is a statewide resource for those struggling with substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health issues.
•        WA Warm Line is a peer support help line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges.
While there is always a significant need for crisis services, that need has increased drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CEO oversees a budget that has grown rapidly from $7M to over $11.5M in the past two years, a staff of over 157 members, and 350 volunteers. In collaboration with the Board, the CEO leads the development of the organization’s long- and short-term strategies. The CEO works through the Executive Leadership Team to ensure the daily operation of Crisis Connections effectively serves the community. The CEO negotiates contracts, ensures compliance contractual obligations, and ensures that the organization's work is provided in a framework and culture of equity and inclusion.

Crisis Connections is seeking a collaborative Chief Executive Officer who can develop the resources, partnerships and organizational capacity to support the rapidly increasing demand for the organization’s services. Key priorities in the CEO’s first 18-24 months are:
•        Grow relationships and diversify funding.
•        Build a positive, mutually-supportive organizational culture.
•        Build, develop and support a strong operational leadership team.
•        Continue to play a key role in the development of a Community Information Exchange (CIE) and the roll out of 988 (National Suicide Hotline).
•        Develop and implement a plan for diversity, equity and inclusion across the entire organization
•        Develop the Board of Trustees into an effective governing body

Qualifications include:
        At least seven years of executive level experience
        A Master’s degree in public or another related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.
        Experience with relevant programmatic issues
        Record of program creation and sustaining organizational growth.
        Experience in fostering an environment of mutual accountability and collaboration
       Success in building relationships
        Outstanding communication skills

Competitive compensation and vacation package commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, employee assistance program and flexible benefit plan. Optional Life insurance and long and short term disability insurance.

Application Process
E-mail required cover letter and resume DIRECTLY TO:
E-mail applications with a cover letter are required. The position is open until filled.

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