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Deputy Director

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
Winona, MN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Salary: $80,000 to $130,000

* The deadline to apply for this position is on 12/2/22. We will review applications and conduct interviews the week of December 5th through December 9th.  The start date would be in January of 2023.


Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center is the community leader in delivering exceptional, responsive and consumer focused behavioral health services. In 1964, we were established by a dedicated group of concerned citizens and government officials of Houston, Wabasha, and Winona counties. In 1965, we opened our first clinic in Winona.  Today we provide services in Winona, Houston, Wabasha, Goodhue and Fillmore counties.   

At Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, we know the importance of work life and family life balance.  We allow flexibility in staff members' scheduling to meet this need.  We pride ourselves on helping our employees grow and develop within the agency by hiring internally within our organization, when possible.  For staff members that need Clinical Supervision to pursue licensing, we offer this education training at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center for free. HVMHC is committed to enhancing diversity within our team. We strive to foster inclusive work and service environments to support team members and clients with various lived experiences and comprehensive and consumer focused behavioral health services.  

TITLE: Deputy Director 


PROGRAM: Administration 


JOB SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for building a strong team, fostering a dynamic organizational culture and strengthening our programs and impact in the community. The purpose of this position is to assist the Executive Director with complex management and supervisory work of a varied nature. The position exists to ensure operations are meeting goals and all programs are meeting best practice standards for quality, efficiency and financial performance.  As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Deputy Director is a key liaison between programs, operations and development. The Deputy Director serves as the acting Director in the absence of the Executive Director. 



  • Plans, coordinates, and controls the daily operation of the organization through the agency’s Program Directors, Office Managers, and other key personnel.  Reviews operating results of the organization, compares them to established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results. 
  • Recruits, develops, and provides direction and support to Program Directors, Office Managers, and other roles as assigned  
  • Communicates with Management Team on behalf of the Executive Director.  
  • Develops innovative programs and special projects in partnership with internal and external partners’ consistent with agencies mission, strategic plan, and applicable local, state and/or federal requirements.  
  • Coordinates quality improvement and quality assurance efforts of the agency. 
  • Advises on development of quality improvement structure to meet the demands of the health care environment.   
  • Prepare and present information related to agency process data, clinical outcomes, and key financial indicators. 
  • Assists in budget preparation and management of fiscal resources. 
  • Prepares or assist in the preparation of grants. 
  • Develops and maintain ongoing relationships with community partners and donors. 
  • Represents HVMHC with community-based organizations, inter-agency meetings, and professional conferences. 
  • Acts as Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director  
  • Possesses a vehicle, valid driver license, and valid auto insurance. 


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION: Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch, twist, bend, reach overhead, maneuver stairs and stretch in a manner conducive to the execution of daily activities. Must be able to move around the office daily. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must communicate with others and exchange information. This is primarily a sedentary position (standing and/or sitting). Employees regularly operate computers and other office equipment. Occasional bending and lifting of office materials up to 30 lbs.  


NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director 


EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, telephone/cell phone, office equipment, vehicle 


  • Graduate degree required in a clinical or administrative discipline. 
  • Minimum of two years' experience in community mental health programs and a minimum of five years of leadership experience. 
  • Current understanding of mental health landscape, issues and centers of influence required. 
  • Knowledge of the philosophy, mission, leadership needs, and planning requirements of the organization preferred. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks. 
  • Excellent speaking and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to create and present ideas and budgets in a variety of formats. 
  • Ability to maintain confidential records and a high degree of confidentiality. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment free from harassment, violence and discrimination. Our inclusive work environment represents many different backgrounds, cultures and viewpoints. The core values we live by include integrity, respect, people and community focused, continuous improvement, compassion, partnership and collaboration, empowerment and financial stewardship. All Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center owned facilities are smoke/drug free environments, with some exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions at client sites.  




  • Paid Leave Time starts accruing at 5.08 hours per pay check. 
  • Up to 10 days of paid jury duty leave. 
  • Up to $2,000 Tuition investment and up to $900 continuing education funds available. 
  • Up to 5 days of paid bereavement leave. 
  • 9 paid holidays and 2 half day holidays, plus 1 personal paid day per year. 
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance is available for full-time employees. 
  • Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance is free for full time employees. 
  • 403b retirement account with employer contribution of 100 percent match, up to 3.5 percent, at one year. Employees are fully vested at one year. 


EEO- We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 


Completion of and passing the background check is required and a part of the application process, if a job offer is extended to an applicant.   

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center


Winona, MN
55987 USA