Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

County of Marin

The County of Marin is recruiting for a Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS). The County seeks a leader with passion, experience, vision and dedication to serving our community.  The successful candidate will be a behavioral health professional with expertise implementing complex behavioral health and recovery services and overseeing a multi-million dollar budget with complex and blended funding sources. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be an innovative executive leader who is passionate about collaborating across Health and Human Services and other county departments and agencies, as well as with community based organizations, persons living with mental health and substance use challenges, and their families.  The candidate must be dedicated to health equity and cultural humility. If you are all this and have zeal, dedication, and operate from the belief that individuals can and do recover, then apply today to join our team and make a difference in the lives of the thousands of individuals we serve in our community.


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The Position

This position is an at-will position and reports to the Director of HHS and is a member of the HHS leadership team. The Director of BHRS will oversee a $60 million budget, seven business units, nine direct reports and approximately 141 indirect employees.   


The Ideal Candidate

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The ideal candidate will work in partnership with the HHS Director and other members of the HHS executive team to develop a vision for the future that is shaped by the desire to work collaboratively with key stakeholders and break down silos to create a better quality of life for those we serve in our community. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, and the expertise and vision to continue effective and efficient management of the Department while also leading future growth and advancement of the County’s goals. This candidate is an experienced organizational leader who excels at leveraging the technical expertise of internal and external resources and is a proven professional who takes initiative, is results oriented, builds positive relationships, develops others, and is diplomatic and an excellent communicator. The ideal Director will manage competing demands, have a passion for public service and a desire to serve the most vulnerable, with a dedication to supporting the social, ethical and cultural values of the community.


Compensation and Benefits

Salary: $146,931– $178,589 annually DOE/DOQ

Salary is supplemented by a generous benefit program.



  • Contact Wendi Brown with questions: 866-929-WBCP (toll free)



  • Interviews will be held on January 18 and 19; please hold the dates on your calendar.  This is a two-day interviewing process and selected candidates will be required to participate in the two-day process.  Phone screens will be conducted and candidates selected to interview will be notified on January 5th.


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