Organization: Mental Health Center of Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Express Interest


The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience, and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovation and effective community behavioral healthcare. Our work enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier.

Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships, and home-based outreach, we provide treatment, prevention, and outreach services to more than 45,000 children, families, and adults annually.

The Mental Health Center of Denver seeks a highly skilled VP of Child & Family Services who will articulate the vision, strategy and direction for the Child & Family Department, set goals, and manage all aspects of Child and Family Services at MHCD. This person is an ambassador for Child & Family Well-Being, takes a strengths-based approach to diverse communities, values multiple perspectives, and embraces the power of innovative and creative partnerships, both local and national.  The VP of Child & Family Services sets and provides fiscal management of the Child & Family budget, participates in development activities and has a demonstrated record of successful grant writing. The VP of Child & Family Services is a member of the Executive Management team, addressing opportunities and managing risk in partnership with executive team members. In collaboration with information systems, the VP of Child & Family Services is involved in the evaluation of all services offered within Child & Family, both clinic and community-based. This person is responsible for the supervision of all Child and Family programs including administrative, health promotion, well-being, prevention, early intervention and treatment services.

This is a full-time position located in Denver, CO. For more information on Mental Health Center of Denver, please visit

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of Child and Family Services at Mental Health Center of Denver will possess the following attributes and competencies:

  • Maintain and enhance a strengths-based, person-centered, trauma-informed culture within Child & Family Services
  • Develop, provide oversight and monitor all of Child & Family’s programs which serve the diverse population of Denver and surrounding communities as applicable.
  • Design, recommend and implement new and expanded programs, projects and strategies
  • for the Department and align resources. Facilitates the implementation of goals and
  • objectives of each program within the Department.
  • Coordinate Child & Family Services with other clinical areas of MHCD and community partners and stakeholders.
  • Supervise and support as indicated Child & Family Directors and Program Managers including hiring, training, motivating, evaluating, coaching, and taking disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Support and motivate the Department’s staff. Provide inspirational leadership and direction to ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient Department.
  • Comply with and enforce all State and Federal laws, regulations, and MHCD policies and procedures, including but not limited to supporting the organization’s efforts relating to equal opportunity employment.
  • Develop, administer, and adhere to the program’s budget.
  • Ensure continuous quality improvement in services and records.
  • Ensure compliance with Personnel Guidelines and Procedures. Responsible for developing and maintaining a positive and an effective employee relations environment in the department.  Responsible for encouraging the coaching, growth and development of supervisors and staff.  Oversee all hiring, coaching, disciplinary actions taken by supervisors.
  • Participate in grant proposals for the program and generate revenue from both public and private sources.
  • Provide linkage to the Office of Behavioral Health and other community mental health centers statewide as needed and indicated.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the COO and CEO.


  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of Mental Health Center of Denver.
  • A qualified mental health professional must be licensed in the state of Colorado as a psychologist, clinical social worker, professional counselor, or registered nurse. Minimum of Master’s degree, and PhD or LCSW preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in clinical delivery of services. A minimum 4 years of supervisory and management responsibilities with a staff of at least 25 people.  Five years’ experience in budget development, grant writing, and program development.
  • Ability to set direction, lead, attain goals, get results
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise an experienced multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural staff.
  • In-depth knowledge of methods of psychotherapy and available community resources.
  • Understanding of resiliency and recovery from mental illness, treatment approaches and techniques, and innovative practices.
  • Utilize and interpret data to inform strategies.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people, write and communicate effectively.
  • Effective management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care, principles and practices.
  • Bilingual skills are a plus.

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Mental Health Center of Denver has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard here.

Mental Health Center of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit