Posted: Jun 29, 2021

Operations Director

County of Marin - San Rafael, CA
Application Deadline: N/A



Operations Director






County of Marin, California


Salary: $138,611- $168,480 annually DOE/DOQ


The County of Marin seeks an Operations Director to fill a newly created position responsible for the day to day operations of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division of the County’s consolidated Health and Human Services Department (HHS). The successful candidate will be a behavioral health professional with expertise implementing complex behavioral health and recovery services and contributing to a multi-million dollar budget with complex and blended funding sources. Additionally, the ideal candidate will use effective communications to collaborate across Health and Human Services and other County departments and agencies, as well as with community-based organizations and individuals and families living with mental health and substance use challenges. This person will be focused on internal operations, improved efficiencies, change management, and employee relations challenges to achieve the outcomes and goals of the organization. We have the utmost respect for the work and strength that persons in recovery demonstrate and we operate on a belief that individuals can and do recover from mental illness and alcohol and drug addiction. Apply today to join our team and make a difference in the thousands of lives we serve in our community.




The Operations Director is a newly created position that is part of the senior management team and will oversee the day to day operations of the BHRS Division, including: assisting with a multi-million dollar budget with complex and blended funding sources; oversight of administrative programs, policy development, and continuity of care; and collaboration and integration of services across outpatient clinics, subcontracted providers, inpatient hospitals, and inter-agency projects with other county departments. This position will be the key person for managing complex personnel matters involving represented employees, leading staff engagement and wellness efforts, coaching and developing teams, as well as writing and delivering annual performance reviews, and leading emergency response. The Operations Director also oversees the Contracts Management Team (with the help of a Contracts Manager) with responsibility for 200+ contracts, facilities, five clinics, quality management, infrastructure, IT and billing. The Operations Director will also play co-lead role in overseeing the prevention, early intervention and community engagement efforts.




This candidate is an experienced administrator 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, is diplomatic, and is an excellent communicator. The ideal candidate has both the ability to see the big picture as well as understanding the details to assist, enable, and empower managers and staff in achieving effective solutions to complex problems. We are looking for a proven leader who has the ability to manage complex personnel and labor issues with tact and professionalism. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, organized, and data driven, with the ability to use data analytics to drive change. This person will possess the ability to recognize and implement opportunities for operational efficiencies while managing competing demands and bringing 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.




  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, nursing, behavioral science, public administration, health care administration or a closely related field; AND


  • Five years of progressively responsible, post-graduate professional experience, including some combination of clinical, training, research and administrative functions such as planning, evaluation, and/or program or policy development. Two years of the above experience must include supervising staff in a mental health or behavioral health care setting.


Highly Desired


  • MPA/MBA.


  • Experience and background in a behavioral health clinical environment (licensure not required).


  • Experience with managing organizational operations.




Annual Salary is negotiable between $138,611- $168,480 DOE/DOQ


The County of Marin offers a, including Medical, Dental, Vision,, deferred compensation, and flexible spending accounts. The County does not participate in Social Security except for a mandatory Medicare contribution.




This is an open continuous recruitment and will remain open until the needs of the County are met. Interviews will be scheduled as Ideal Candidates are identified, so apply by July 22, 2021 for first consideration.




Question? Contact the recruiter, Cassie Folan at:



  • 415-473-2908




Applications will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications. A highly qualified review will be conducted on applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. This review will consider experience as it relates to leadership, change management, complex personnel issues with union represented employees, complex contract oversight, and writing budgets with complex and blended funding sources. Experience working within Behavioral Health will also be weighted for the highly qualified review stage.