Chief Operating Officer

Center Point

Chief Operating Officer


Annual Salary $$165,000 – $185,000 DOE/DOQ



Our Mission: provide comprehensive social, educational, vocational, medical, psychological, housing and rehabilitation services to combat social problems such as substance abuse, poverty, unemployment and homelessness.


Center Point, a nonprofit, multi-state, California-based agency providing outpatient and residential behavioral health, housing and vocational services, seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Our ideal candidate will be a leader with passion, experience, vision and dedication to serving our communities.  The successful candidate will be a behavioral health professional with vast knowledge of California’s behavioral health and recovery services, and experience overseeing the inner workings of a complex multi-million dollar organization with several facilities and services offered across a vast geographic area. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be an innovative executive leader who is passionate about collaborating across health and human services agencies in various local and state agencies, and other community-based organizations. The candidate must be dedicated to health equity and cultural humility and have experience working with persons, and their families, living with mental health, housing, and substance use challenges. Apply today to join our team and make a difference in the lives of the thousands of individuals we serve.


For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure:



The Chief Operating Officer is an at-will position that reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), however works closely with a nine-member Board of Directors.  This position is a newly created role that will oversee the inner workings of Center Point operations including programs, facilities and real estate, administration and, grant management and finance (including payroll, MIS, HR); including a $27MM – $35MM budget.  This person will have shared responsibility of overseeing approximately 270 staff, and community and client relations, board reports and presentations.  We are currently in five state prisons in California, and provide services in five, soon to be six, counties in California (contract agency for county behavioral health services) and we have a Veteran’s program in Austin, Texas (referrals, contracts with inpatient treatment, contract, etc.).



Employment Standards

  • Any combination of education, experience, and training that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Typically, this includes:
    • A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in health care administration, public health, psychiatric nursing, psychology, sociology, counseling, public administration, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university, and
    • Several years administrative or management experience at the level of division director, program manager, and/or center or facility manager in a mental health or substance abuse services program, or closely related health or human service program.
    • Knowledge of California policy related to health and human services.
    • Clinical licensure desired.
  • By time of hire, obtain a valid California Driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
  • Pass a satisfactory background and reference check process.



Salary and Benefits:  Annual Salary $165,000 – $185,000 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package, see brochure link above for more details.


HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by December 22nd, 2018 at:



  • Interviews will be held on January 23rd and 24th (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days) 


Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:





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