is a statewide trade and advocacy association that represents 150 private organizations that provide alcohol and other drug addiction, mental health, and family services.  The Ohio Council provides four core sets of services to its members:  policy and legislative advocacy; member support and technical assistance; product and service development, generally through endorsed vendor programs; and educational opportunities.

Associate Director Position Announcement


The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers is an advocacy and trade association located in Columbus, Ohio representing over 150 private organizations that deliver addiction treatment and prevention, mental health, and family services to children, families, and adults across Ohio.  The Ohio Council offers state and federal policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, and business support to member organizations. We are seeking an Associate Director with industry or clinical experience to complement our existing policy team.

This Associate Director position is responsible for:  analyzing state, federal, and legislative policies and rules; providing advocacy and education to membership on federal and state health care policy initiatives,  policy and practice changes impacting the behavioral health and family services marketplace;  routinely contributing to newsletters, bulletins, and policy committees; providing technical assistance to support clinical and business operations of members;  working collaboratively as part of a team focused on member services and the best interest of the clients served by our members; and maintaining the credibility and professional reputation of the Ohio Council.   This Associate Director position serves as a legislative and administrative agent on behalf of The Ohio Council.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree in public policy, business administration, social work or a related field and will have management experience in community behavioral health services or related healthcare service delivery as well as working knowledge of healthcare integration, financing, managed care, and Medicaid policy.  State licensure as a behavioral health professional is preferred.  They will also demonstrate strong verbal communication, technical writing and public speaking skills, experience in reading and analyzing policies and rules, as well as the ability to work with members, other advocacy groups, legislators, and the state administration.

The Ohio Council offers competitive salary and benefits in a collaborative work environment.  Send resume and cover letter to OC ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR at [email protected]  by June 21, 2019.

The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers’
2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey Report is Available


The Ohio Council’s 2018 Compensation & Benefits Survey Report, prepared by Blue & Co., LLC  is available for purchase.  The 69-page report includes:

  • Employee Benefits & Human Resource Practices,
  • Employee Turnover,
  • Compensation of Line Personnel,
  • Compensation of Management & Supervisory Personnel, and
  • Profile of Survey Respondents  

The information can be used for benchmarking purposes and for updating compensation management systems.  If you would like to place an order online and pay electronically, please click here.  If you would prefer to pay via check, please click here to download the order form to mail with payment.

Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt of payment and a link to the report will be sent to the email address provided on the order form.


The Ohio Council's "Policy Solutions for Addiction and Mental Health Crisis" 

Click here for the publication which outlines Ohio’s crisis with rising overdose deaths and suicides, the unmet needs of children and youth with emotional disorders, and the toll that all of this takes on individuals, families, employers, and state resources.  You will find a statement of providers’ priorities and a focus on improving access to services, adequately financing behavioral healthcare through parity enforcement, and growing the community behavioral health and family services workforce.  The policy solutions address prevention, access to treatment, systemic issues across the continuum of care, improving positive outcomes through recovery supports, and building workforce capacity.  Please share this document in your organization, local communities, and in your meetings with your legislators - highlighting those policy solutions that are most relevant to and impactful for your organization.
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