Chief Administrative Officer

Lutherville, Maryland
Apr 04, 2018
May 09, 2018
Full Time

The Mental Health Association of Maryland and its subsidiary, BrainFutures, are seeking an experienced administrator to align all aspects of operations with organizational objectives and mission. The successful candidate will be a hands on systems thinker, seasoned manager and creative problem solver with demonstrated experience implementing and managing information technology systems, overseeing internal controls and finance, and assuring efficient human resources and operations capacity aligned to strategic goals


  • Minimum of 5 years of professional executive leadership experience, nonprofit sector preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Hands on expertise in planning, coordinating, directing and overseeing all operational activities of information technology and data systems
  • Thorough substantive knowledge and understanding of nonprofit budgeting, financial management and accounting oversight, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, internal control systems, and regulatory compliance and reporting issues
  • Broad experience with the full range of administrative business functions and systems
  • Prior experience managing human resources including personnel, compensation and recruiting
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Team player with superior management skills, and ability to engage and lead direct reports
  • Impeccable integrity, excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Commitment to the missions of MHAMD and BrainFutures


  • Oversee information technology infrastructure (data systems, networks and computer systems) to ensure optimal performance
  • Set objectives and strategies for information technology in partnership with the management team, monitor changes or advancements in technology, recommend suitable technology to streamline internal operations, providing analysis of costs, value and risks, and oversee IT-related projects
  • Oversee constituent database, ensure system alignment with organizational and programmatic goals, maintain standards and policies for data system management and accuracy, ensure staff training and compliance with required procedures, and maintain appropriate system records
  • Plan, coordinate and execute the annual budget process in partnership with the CEO, oversee fiscal reporting, ensure best practices in annual audit, develop financial business plans and forecasts, and ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
  • Oversee human resources functions including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and compensation and benefits administration, ensuring that HR policies reflect best practices
  • Oversee risk management and legal issues, including review of contracts, leases and other legal document and agreements, ensure appropriate levels of insurance and compliance with local, state and federal law
  • Oversee, direct and organize the work of the finance, information technology and operations teams promoting a culture of high performance, continuous improvement and commitment to quality; supervise, lead, motivate and mentor staff using a supportive and collaborative approach; develop and establish tools to monitor administrative team performance, assign accountabilities, set objectives and establish priorities
  • Serve as a member of the organization’s senior staff, participating in advancing organizational priorities and mission

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