Chief Executive Officer

Gogebic County Community Mental Health Authority(GCCMHA) is seeking the ideal candidate to lead as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  GCCMHA is located in Wakefield, MI, a rural community in the pristine western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The agency, under contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and a member of the NorthCare Network Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan, provides specialty mental health services to adults with serious mental illness, children with severe emotional disturbances, adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or co-occurring disorders.  This position reports directly to a 12-member Board of Directors and encompasses oversight of an organization that directly employs 95 with a budget of $9,000,000.

The successful candidate may be a physician, psychologist, social worker, registered nurse, or other human services professional who has at least a Master’s Degree, 3 years of professional experience in his/her field of training, and 1 year experience in the administrative supervision of mental health programs; or be a person who possesses at least a Master’s Degree in a field of management relevant to the administration of a county community mental health program with 3 years of professional experience in management and 1 year of experience in the management of human services programs.  The areas of community mental health administration, hospital administration, public administration, institution management, business administration, or public health are deemed to be relevant fields of management.

The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication and written skills, presentation skills, interpersonal and human relations skills, collaboration skills, as well as critical thinking and conflict resolutions skills. The ideal candidate must possess significant experience in the supervision or management of a mental health or human services organization and have the ability to be an effective administrator in a Public Mental Health Agency.

Salary and benefits are negotiable with the Gogebic County Community Mental Health Authority Board of Directors.  A complete job description is available from the Human Resources Office.

Deadline: January 31, 2021 at  4:30 pm

Starting Date:  April 1, 2021 or thereafter

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Interested individuals should also submit an up-to-date resume and salary requirements to:

 Human Resources Coordinator

Gogebic County Community Mental Health Authority

103 West US 2

Wakefield, MI  49968


Phone:  (906) 229-6100

Direct Care Staff

Community Mental Health has full-time and part-time opportunities in our residential program. Candidates will provide direct care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or mental illness. No experience necessary as we train all of our staff. Starting wage is $13.26 per hour (additional .25/hr afternoon and .50/hr midnight shift differential) with defined increases, defined work schedule and a tremendous full-time benefit package to include:

  • Health/dental insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan through the Gogebic County Employee’s Retirement System
  • 401a money purchase plan
  • 457 deferred compensation plan
  • Paid time off accrued at 6.5+ hours for every 80 hours worked
  • Short term/long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Cafeteria 125 plan
  • AFLAC supplemental insurance coverage
  • 12 recognized holidays at a pay rate of 2.5x
  • Part-time employees are eligible for all full-time benefits other than health/dental insurance

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Application Deadline: Until positions are filled.



Did you know……?

Community Mental Health offers a regionally competitive wage and a tremendous benefit package that includes a defined benefit pension plan, 401a money purchase plan, DROP plan participation,  health, dental and life insurance, and a generous paid time off package!


Come join our team today!

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Application for Employment – printable PDF

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Community Mental Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Gogebic Community Mental Health Authority is EOE and ADA Compliant

Contact Human Resources for more information: Hope Tarnaski,

A full job description is available from the Human Resources office.

Interested Individuals should submit an application and/or letter of interest to:

  •  Gogebic Community Mental Health Authority
  • ATTN:  Human Resources Coordinator
  • 103 West U.S. 2
  • Wakefield, MI  49968