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Chief Executive Officer

JAMHI Health and Wellness, Inc.

Executive Director / CEO


Contact: Ryan Smith
Address: Foraker: 161 Klevin Street Suite 101, Anchorage AK 99508
Phone: (907) 743-1200
JAMHI’s mission, “helping people live their own best lives,” reflects our commitment to whole-person, comprehensive care. JAMHI strives to improve personal - and community - health and wellness. JAMHI has long supported recovery for individuals with, or at-risk of developing, behavioral health and substance use disorders, and supports their families as well. For the last decade, JAMHI has also become a community health center, with developing services focused on primary care and supporting people across the lifespan. JAMHI works to reduce barriers to care by providing case management, outreach, health care insurance enrollment assistance, and transportation assistance.

Job Summary

Date Posted:   3 weeks ago Closing Date:   July 7, 2024
Location:   Juneau, AK Worksite: On-site
Salary: $165,000.00 - $195,000.00 Exempt; salary
Status:   Full-time
Benefits:
JAMHI provides competitive benefits.
How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume and cover letter describing interest and qualifications to JAMHIsearch@forakergroup.org.

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer | JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc. | Juneau, Alaska

JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc. (JAMHI) seeks a community-focused leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  JAMHI’s next CEO will support a strong community organization continuing to improve its core services in behavioral health by expanding into an integrated health model, while maintaining its culture of compassion and care.  The ideal candidate for JAMHI’s next CEO will come with leadership experience in behavioral health, community health, or health and human services, the ability to cultivate leadership in others and a supportive workplace culture, and a spirit of humility and professionalism.

About JAMHI

JAMHI Health & Wellness (JAMHI) is a private non-profit, Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC)  and a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC-LA) in Juneau, Alaska. Founded in 1985 to serve adults with severe mental illness, JAMHI has evolved to meet the behavioral and primary health care needs of the Juneau community through an integrated care approach. Over 70 committed staff serve over 900 individual clients annually operating with an annual budget of ~$10M.

JAMHI’s mission, “helping people live their own best lives,” reflects our commitment to whole-person, comprehensive care. JAMHI strives to improve personal - and community - health and wellness.   JAMHI has long supported recovery for individuals with, or at-risk of developing, behavioral health and substance use disorders, and supports their families as well. For the last decade, JAMHI has also become a community health center, with developing services focused on primary care and supporting people across the lifespan. JAMHI works to reduce barriers to care by providing case management, outreach, health care insurance enrollment assistance, and transportation assistance.

Services

Behavioral Health

  • Outpatient Behavioral Health: JAMHI provides same-day access for assessments, counseling, case management, and psychiatric medication management.
  • Community Housing & Support: JAMHI provides a number of community housing opportunities and associated support for individuals with severe mental health illness.
  • JAMHI Family: JAMHI provides a continuum of behavioral health services expressly designed for children, adolescents, and families.
  • Wellness: JAMHI Wellness Coordinators are certified fitness trainers who support clients’ nutritional, physical, and mental wellness.
  • Peer Support: JAMHI provides non-clinical peer-to-peer recovery support to clients in early recovery.
  • Prisoner Re-entry: JAMHI works with community partners to provide comprehensive case management for individuals recently released from incarceration, to help them succeed in society and avoid recidivism.

Primary Care

  • JAMHI provides comprehensive primary care medical services to anyone in Juneau in need of healthcare.  JAMHI especially seeks to integrate on-site primary and behavioral health care as needed in order to efficiently and conveniently address whole-person needs.

Strategic Priorities

JAMHI’s most recent strategic plan for calendar years 2021 through 2023 was refreshed for 2024.  The intent of the board is to work with the incoming CEO on a new multi-year strategic plan.  JAMHI’s 2024 priorities emphasize:

  • Improve access to quality integrated whole-person healthcare by increasing and improving the capacity, quality, and effectiveness of services, systems and infrastructure, with an emphasis on connecting new populations to primary care and preventative services.
  • Grow and develop JAMHI’s workforce by advancing employee competencies, improving the distribution and diversity of staffing, and monitoring and responding to workforce needs.
  • Optimize operations by improving efficiency and effectiveness, exploring technological solutions, and continually evolving as a more accountable, performance-driven organization.

Twelve-to-Eighteen Month CEO Priorities

The incoming CEO will focus on the following priorities over the first twelve to eighteen months:

  • Onboarding: Connect with JAMHI’s staff, board, clients, and community in order to immerse in JAMHI’s history, programs, and culture.
  • Staff: Work with the board and senior leadership team to devise and refine strategies aimed at recruiting and retaining a strong, mission-aligned workforce.
  • Culture: Continue to nurture and grow the JAMHI workplace environment of mutual care, support, and accountability.
  • Business model: Assess and strengthen JAMHI’s overall business model with an eye towards maintaining financial sustainability while providing high-quality service, including pursuing full FQHC status.
  • Marketing, communications & collaboration: Increase JAMHI’s visibility in Juneau and build strategic community partnerships to expand the reach of services.

The Leadership Opportunity

JAMHI’s next CEO will lead an organization known for the critical spectrum of services and positive impacts that it provides throughout Juneau to address the mental health crisis.  The CEO will be responsible for an organization that is large and complex, yet actively values a welcoming and familial culture that puts client and staff experience first. JAMHI has been on a growth trajectory to improve its core services in behavioral health by expanding into an integrated health model; JAMHI’s next CEO will be at the helm in navigating community relationships and building out a workforce to help achieve this growth while meeting the needs of the Juneau community.

Key Responsibilities

The CEO is the internal driver and external face of JAMHI Health & Wellness and oversees its day-to-day affairs. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides direction and leadership to achieve JAMHI’s mission and strategy.
  • Works with the Board of Directors to establish current and long-range objectives, plans and policies.
  • Serves as ambassador and primary spokesperson for the organization in all public forums, including press and media events, with community organizations and coalitions, and on conference panels.
  • Demonstrates commitment and accountability and leads by example, striving for optimal performance.
  • Communicates frequently and effectively with staff to maintain a workplace environment of support, accountability, and continual improvement.
  • Directly supervises and develops the senior management team, promoting professional growth and teamwork.
  • Works with the CFO on preparation and monitoring of budget, financial reports, and progress reports to the Board and appropriate agencies.
  • Works with staff to ensure that client records and clinical documents are maintained in an accurate, timely, and complete manner and meet quality assurance and reimbursement requirements and that all State and Federal laws, regulations and program procedures are followed.
  • Reviews JAMHI operating results compares them to established objectives, and ensures that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.
  • Attends and supports board meetings and board committee meetings and facilitates effective governance practices.
  • Ensures that JAMHI continually seeks and applies for grants that would support its mission and advocates for local, state, and federal public funding.
  • Performs other related duties as required, requested, or assigned.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

While no candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following skills, experiences, and attributes:

Skills and Experience

  • Five to seven years of senior leadership experience; experience in behavioral health, community health, or health and human services strongly preferred.
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating leadership in others and nurturing a supportive workplace culture.
  • Strong administrative skills and demonstrated success overseeing finances and compliance in highly regulatory environments within organizations of similar size and complexity.
  • Ability to make impactful, strategic business decisions.
  • Track record of building and maintaining strong working relationships and fruitful partnerships with diverse constituencies and community organizations.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal resources to benefit JAMHI’s programs and clients.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication and ability to be compelling, persuasive and concise.

Personal attributes

  • Dedication to improving community health through providing comprehensive whole-person healthcare.
  • A welcoming and approachable leader who demonstrates a spirit of humility and professionalism.
  • A good listener; patient, observant, reflective, and objective.
  • An effective problem solver with an ability to affect change.
  • A commitment to serving diverse and marginalized communities with empathy and cultural competency.

Salary, Benefits, and Application Process

  • The starting salary range is between $165,000 and $195,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
  • JAMHI provides competitive benefits.
  • To apply, email your resume and cover letter describing interest and qualifications to JAMHIsearch@forakergroup.org. Communications will be treated in confidence and resumes will be accepted through midnight, Sunday, July 7, Alaska Standard Time. Application reviews begin immediately upon receipt and all applicants will receive timely follow up communications regarding the status of their application.
  • For any questions, contact Ryan Smith, Lead Recruiter, at JAMHIsearch@forakergroup.org.

Thank you for your interest in JAMHI - we are excited to hear from you!

JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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