Bazelon Center Seeks President/CEO

President and CEO

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Job Announcement

Recognized as one of the most independent and consequential legal civil rights organizations in the nation, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is offering the opportunity for a proven leader to take the helm of this organization facing critical fights for the rights of people with mental illness and disabilities.

Just as the staff use litigation and advocacy to change systems and impact thousands of lives, the President and CEO will have the opportunity and challenge to increase the awareness of Bazelon’s mission and influence. He/she will utilize the many avenues available to diversify funding and ensure the sustainability of the organization.

Organization Description

For 45 years, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has worked to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Bazelon Center envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities.

Position Overview

Bazelon’s President and CEO leads a staff of 13, including 6 attorneys, a fellow, and support staff for external relations/development and operations. The position is responsible for fiscal management, overseeing the programs, personnel and the overall operations of the organization.

The President and CEO reports to the board and staffs the operations of the board of trustees.

The position is responsible for the development of resources to ensure there are adequate means to meet the mission and support the staff. The position represents the organization in the community and with funders and media. Substantive knowledge of mental health and the workings of DC preferable.

Minimum MA degree in a human service field, or an MBA or JD. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in management positions of increasing levels of responsibility, supervisory and fundraising experience.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the Search Committee care of Interim CEO Janice Frey-Angel at no later than April 30th. No phone calls please.

The Bazelon Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer