ABOUT ARUNDEL LODGE
Known for its innovation and clinical excellence, Arundel Lodge. Inc. (Arundel Lodge or ALI) has been a community anchor for behavioral health services for over 40 years. From its roots as a client-focused psychiatric rehabilitation program, Arundel Lodge has grown to become a CARF-accredited premier behavioral health provider offering a unique array of mental health, substance abuse, primary care and specialty programs and services to children, adults, and families in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ALI is a respected and reliable community and regional partner with a reputation within the healthcare and human services system for its advocacy and “can do” approach to meeting client and community needs. To support its service recipients, Arundel Lodge is proactive in adopting emerging and evidence-based practices.
A few examples of ALI’s commitment to innovation and change include:
Achieving licensure as an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and adopting the Recovery Model of care
Becoming one of Maryland’s first Behavioral Health Homes
Receiving a SAMHSA grant that supports work to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
Recently opening a Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center located within the community’s regional medical center.
Through these and other unique community partnerships, Arundel Lodge has emerged as an integral part of the healthcare and human service community.
Arundel Lodge is a private, not-for-profit community mental health center based in Edgewater, Maryland serving Anne Arundel County and the surrounding region (www.arundellodge.org). ALI is governed by a volunteer citizen Board of Directors with diverse representation that includes individuals with backgrounds in education, social services, healthcare, business and a broad spectrum of community engagement and advocacy. Funded by Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, state and federal grants, local government resources and philanthropic giving, ALI has annual gross revenues of $12M+. The organization serves 4000+ clients each year and employs over 150+ full and part-time clinical and administrative staff dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of behavioral health services.
Arundel Lodge’s Executive Director, Mike Drummond, will be retiring in mid-2023 after a career in healthcare and human services, including the last 15 as Arundel Lodge’s chief executive. Its Board of Directors has initiated a national search to identify and recruit top-notch candidates to compete to lead Arundel Lodge into its next chapter of innovation and growth.
ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
As Executive Director, you will be the highest professional officer of Arundel Lodge and will be responsible for the organization’s performance -- programmatic, administrative, and financial. Key leadership roles include collaborating with the Board to develop and implement ALI’s strategic vision; stimulating the development of state-of-the-art programming strategies that position ALI as a regional, statewide and national leader for achieving community impact; guiding, coaching and empowering the executive leadership team; with the Board and leadership team, setting and achieving programmatic and financial goals that assure a stable future; and, fostering a culture of compassion, excellence, service and accountability -- both personally and for the organization. As the highly visible primary spokesperson for Arundel Lodge, you will communicate plans and policies to broad audiences and develop and nurture productive relationships and resources deemed essential to achieve ALI’s goals and objectives. You will be an engaged and productive member of the community.
In the midst of unparalleled growth and national support for mental health services, Arundel Lodge is facing several challenges, each of which is critical to its future and all of which require exceptional leadership and teamwork:
Executive leadership transition
Transformation of services and support to implement its recent award as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center and prepare for Value-Based Reimbursement
Recovery and stabilization in the post-Covid environment
Consolidation of its clinical and financial growth and development of a leadership infrastructure to achieve and sustain its future goals
Meeting increasing service demands amid ever-changing standards of care and the uncertainties about future funding
Realignment, recruitment, training, development, and retention of Staff in a highly competitive environment
This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of Arundel Lodge and to impact behavioral health for children, adults, and families in their communities and across the region.
Our ideal candidates will possess these qualities, characteristics and demonstrated experiences:
Be a results-driven leader and entrepreneur with experience engaging broad stakeholder groups – board, staff, consumers, families, and communities -- to shape a future of innovation and risk-taking without moving away from what Arundel Lodge does best
Have a philosophy of shared leadership, collaboration, and accountability
Be politically savvy and an excellent communicator
Have a successful track record leading strategic initiatives and building innovative systems of care in collaboration with professional and community partners
Have a strong business sense within the community health and human services context, able to balance clinical and financial goals
Be adept at the personal approach that is a part of Maryland’s business and social fabric
Hold a Graduate degree in a Human Services field, Business, Healthcare or Public Administration or a related field, preferably with a human services or non-profit specialization.
Licensure as a behavioral health provider is preferred but not required
Have at least 10 years progressive experience in management positions of increasing levels of responsibility in community behavioral health organizations, hospitals, or integrated healthcare systems. At least half of that experience should have been in senior management positions. Experience working with/for a Board of Directors is a must.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, also known as “The Land of Pleasant Living,” is home to over 588,000 residents who are drawn to the area’s quality of life on the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to its proximity to Baltimore. MD and Washington, D.C., the County’s vibrant communities, growing economies, great public and private schools and colleges and diverse community organizations and activities make the area an ideal place to raise a family. Housing options to match anyone’s desires -- rural life with room for animals, neighborhoods in the suburbs or in the city, or waterfront properties on creeks, rivers, or the Bay -- add to the region’s draw.
For outdoor enthusiasts, you have easy access to over 500 miles of shoreline. Anne Arundel County is known for boating, fishing, crabbing, water skiing, sailing, and swimming. For nature lovers, there are two state parks, over 120 county parks and several nature preserves. Add to this the people of Maryland -- friendly, welcoming, and kind -- and you will understand why Anne Arundel County is a great place to be!
To compete for this challenging and rewarding leadership opportunity as Executive Director of Arundel Lodge, or to request additional information, please contact:
Ronald W. Morton, MPA, CBHE
Vice President, The Meyers Group
Executive Search Consultants
(301) 625-5600 X 2