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Chief Development Officer with Major Gift Focus

West Bergen Mental Healthcare, ( is a 56 year old progressive behavioral health nonprofit serving individuals in the greater Northern New Jersey area. Through more than a dozen specialty programs, West Bergen is a leader in the delivery of programs designed to treat a variety of emotional challenges. Its lifespan model touches lives of all ages, with a special focus on children and families. Chief Development Officer: Position Summary: This position provides leadership to the Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations functions of West Bergen. Reporting to the CEO, and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Development Officer will spend time on major gift development and solicitation. Other areas of responsibility include corporate outreach, planned giving, as well as the overall operations of a well established Development Department. Overview of role:

Primary responsibility for the development and implementation of solicitation strategies aimed at individuals, corporations and organizations capable of making major gifts in excess of $10,000

Support and strengthen the current giving programs including annual solicitations ,events, corporate, major gifts and Foundations

Work closely with West Bergen Board members, volunteers and staff to increase the current pool of supporters and develop effective fundraising strategies

Development, planning and implementation of a Planned Giving program Support the current marketing and public relations plans designed to increase awareness of West Bergen in the community. Other duties as assignedRequirements include 10 years of fundraising experience directed at individuals, corporations, and foundations in a non-profit or university setting.

Management experience is essential as well as expertise with major gift solicitation, individual, foundation research and solicitation, planned giving and overall development.

A college degree is required. West Bergen offers a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, life, LTD, 403B, flexible spending accounts and discount programs. Respond to Linda Houlis, Director of Human Resources: , or fax to 201-652-8443.

Residential Worker

The Residential worker provides supervision and support to clients living in a group home or apartment/community setting. Encourages residential client’s wellness and recovery through group activities, education in daily living skills, supportive counseling and medication management.


All shifts are available. Relief Work has no permanent hours and is a fill in position for regularly scheduled staff who are off from work.


Position Requirements: The position requires meeting of documentation standards, and required clinical competencies as identified. Basic computer/keyboarding skills, including familiarity with word processing programs, (MS Word preferred) for report writing, forms, records, letters, etc., ability to learn and use the electronic client record keeping system, additional requirements may occur as specific job needs evolve.


Minimum Qualifications: BA degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a mental health, health, or other appropriate human services related discipline; or a licensed registered nurse; or a combination of one or more years of college plus related work or life experience together equaling four years (The individual is required to have at least one year of related work or life experience, if the four year college education does not meet the requirements above.); or a license as a practical nurse plus two years of related work or life experience; or a high school diploma or the equivalent, plus four years of related work or life experience.


Preferred Qualifications: As listed above plus experience in the field of Mental Health Services; Valid driver’s license. Good driving record, meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer.


Relief Administrative Assistants


Currently looking for relief Administrative Assistants. The term relief refers to “filling in” when regularly scheduled staff must be out. There are no regularly scheduled hours for this position. Qualified applicants must be able to respond to our various site locations, at any given notice during scheduled working hours.


The position will serve as telephone receptionist or provide back up and/or assistance to front desk staff in answering and correctly routing incoming calls to staff members, greeting clients at time of arrival, informing therapists/medical staff of client cancellations and emergencies, scheduling appointments for medical staff and managing telephone contacts, assist/and responsible for (as assigned) functions of computerized (EMR) electronic medical record program; collecting payments and proper recording; data/collection entry (demographics, insurance card, etc); knowledge of patient accounts including any co-payment/balance information and ability to convey this to client.


Requirements include: High School diploma or equivalency, computer skills and administrative/office skills. Two years previous experience in a health care setting and previous experience with electronic medical records preferred.



All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.   

Applicants/employees are subject to inquiries to the NJ Central Registry, a Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Report, all when and as required.

 Resumes should contain a cover letter indicating position being applied for. Forward to:  or fax to 201-652-8443


Updated 8/6/19