Champaign County Mental Health (708) Board and
Board for the Care & Treatment of Persons
with a Developmental Disability
Peter Tracy, Executive Director
Executive Director, Champaign County Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Boards
The Executive Director manages and oversees budgets of approximately $8 million generated by referenda-based
tax levies in Champaign County for the support of persons with mental health challenges, substance abuse disorders,
intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and related challenges. The position requires a person with
a background/education in a mental health or disability area and skills as a public administrator managing a complex
organization supported by public funds. Individual must be able to articulate a vision of community mental health and
competence in addressing needs of a culturally and linguistically diverse community. Salary competitive commensurate
with education and experience.
Champaign County, located in central Illinois with a population of 207,000, is home to the University of Illinois,
Parkland Community College, outstanding public schools, parks, recreation and cultural venues.
The minimum requirements are an advanced degree, or baccalaureate degree with equivalent advanced experience,
in a field relevant to mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities or health care. Experience in
program administration or management is required. Evidence of strong ability to communicate with citizens, service
providers, and public officials, including preparation of reports, program evaluation and proposal processes is
required. The person prepares contract terms and leads contract negotiations with applicants and providers.
Additional experience should include: working knowledge of Medicaid Law and requirements; managed care operations;
relevant State of Illinois Administrative Rules.
The Executive Director reports to both the Mental Health Board and the Developmental Disabilities Board, and is
responsible for collaboration and coordination with other state and county funded social services. Collaboration
with other public bodies in Illinois and appropriate national organizations is expected. The Director must
demonstrate a commitment to addressing disparities in service access and efficacy by promoting cultural and linguistic
Send cover letter, resume and names of three references by June 7, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
POB 17052, Urbana IL 61803-7502. For inquiries contact email@example.com . The Champaign County Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Board are committed to the opportunity of equal employment to all persons.
Mental Health Board
The Mental Health (708) Board and the Developmental Disabilities (377)
Board were created by referenda approved by the voters of Champaign
County. Through passage of the referendums, property tax levies were
established to support the mission of the respective Boards. Presently,
these funds account for about $6 million of the property taxes collected
by Champaign County. Each year approximately 91% of the funds raised
through the two levies are distributed using a competitive application
process to community service agencies to assist Champaign County
residents with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance
abuse treatment needs.
Developmental Disabilities Board (CCDDB) Background
Mental Health Board
Developmental Disabilities Board (CCDDB) Duties
The CCMHB and the CCDDB are the local
mental health and developmental disabilities authorities for Champaign
County. The CCMHB is responsible for planning, coordinating, evaluating
and allocating funds for the comprehensive local system of mental
health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services for
Champaign County. The CCDDB has essentially the same functions, but is
limited to developmental disabilities.
Duties associated with these
responsibilities include preparation of a Three Year Plan with annual
review of supporting objectives, setting criteria for evaluating program
proposals supporting a system of care, analysis of requests for funding
and contract monitoring to evaluate program performance and to maintain
Mental Health Board Mission Statement
The mission of the CCMHB is the promotion
of a local system of services for the prevention and treatment of mental
or emotional, developmental and substance abuse disorders in accordance
with the assessed priorities of the citizens of Champaign County.
Developmental Disabilities Board Mission Statement
The mission of the
CCDDB is the promotion of a local system of services for the treatment
of developmental disorders in accordance with the assessed priorities of
the citizens of Champaign County.