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PASSION BROUGHT US HERE.   As an A Chance to Change  employee, you can do the work you love, be yourself and make a significant impact in the lives of others.  ACTC is a stellar group of caring, talented professionals who lean on each other and collaborate with a high-functioning volunteer Board of Directors. 

 YOU BELONG HERE.   Are you ready to team up with a premier nonprofit that is committed to improving the health of our community?  Do you want to lead a diverse team of professionals, support staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment? ACTC is looking for a Chief Executive Officer that will lead the agency with forward-thinking energy and excellence to make a lasting impact in the community. 

 At A Chance to Change, we value the dignity and worth of every person that walks through our doors.  We are committed to open hearts and listening ears and always striving to be better than the day before.  We are an equal opportunity employer who is committed to fair and equal employment practices for persons without regard to race, ethnicity, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, disability, or degree thereof, national origin, domestic/marital status, political affiliation or opinion, or veteran status.

 EMBRACE THE POWER CHANGE.  At A Chance to Change, our mission is Facing Mental Health and Addiction, Creating Solutions and Celebrating Recovery... and we do this because we share a vision of a world that embraces mental health care as necessary and accessible for everyone.  So how do we do that?  Our vision, Acceptance, Courage, Transformation and Community drive and guide the individual and family work we do every day. 


  • Salary range $120,000- $150,000 and determined based on level of experience and expertise.   
  • Health insurance at NO cost to the employee.
  • Generous paid time off benefits for your work/life balance.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for emotional, mental health, self-improvement assistance available at NO cost for employee and family.
  • Employee life insurance coverage at NO cost.
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with match up to 3%- no vesting period. 
  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • 10 paid holidays.

*Benefits subject to change and dependent on employee status.

Reports to:                   Board Chair on behalf of the Board of Directors

FLSA Status:                Exempt

Location:                      Oklahoma City, OK

Organization Overview- A Chance to Change ("ACTC") has been a leader in mental health, substance use and addiction treatment services along with prevention education in the community for over 43 years.  ACTC offers a full spectrum of outpatient counseling services and seeks to ensure programs are innovative, relevant and remain at the forefront of current research.   The agency serves populations of all ages, pay sources and has stellar expertise in trauma and addiction work. 

 Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions- The Chief Executive Officer is the leader of the organization and works in conjunction with the board of directors to establish a vision for community reach that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff, and volunteers alike. 

 The CEO is the Chief Mobilizer; they leverage the power of relationships and networks, and work across private, public, and corporate sectors to improve the mental health of the community. The CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at managing innovative strategy, resourcing financial support for the organization as well as managing multiple streams of pay sources including medical/insurance billing. The CEO is the steward of brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation of ACTC.

 The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

 Community Impact- The CEO is responsible for the overall impact of ACTC on the community, with particular emphasis on providing quality and innovative mental health and addiction services and programs.  The CEO works closely with the Board to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve impact.   The CEO is expected to be an active member of the community and will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government, and non-profit sectors.

 Resource Development- The CEO is charged to drive key results in earned revenue and fundraising programs.  The CEO develops and implements new revenue streams while also managing the complex nature of clinical practices and medical billing.  They also identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.

 Strategic Management- The CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. The CEO partners with the Board of Directors and the leadership team to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved. They ensure coordination and alignment of all ACTC activities to strategic direction in the areas of program development, community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.

 Organization Management- The CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. They maintain accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors. The CEO assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises leadership positions and establishes individual goals; manages organizational spending, monitors budget compliance, and mitigates financial risks; and ensures that goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.

 Education, Experience & Requirements

  • Minimum of three to five years in a leadership role required.
  • Expertise on issues relevant to the organization including mental health, substance use and addiction including health care/clinic management and insurance billing experience preferred.
  • Experience in building earned revenue streams and increasing philanthropic support.
  • Senior strategic leadership experience in comparable size and mission organization with substantial experience working with volunteers and diverse boards.
  • Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders and experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management.
  • A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.

 Skills & Core Competencies- Unquestioned integrity; a long-term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things done; wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of humor.

 Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.

  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad impact.
  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.
  • Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national mental health and addiction trends, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.  
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business, financial and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
  • Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage ACTC’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.

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