Network Director-Ely Behavioral Health Network Full-Time

The Ely Behavioral Health Network (Ely BHN), a Well Being Development program, is a collaborative network which includes area nonprofits, mental health providers, public health, healthcare providers, and community members. Our goal is to work together to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of behavioral health care in the rural North East (NE) Minnesota Iron Range communities of Babbitt, Ely, Embarrass, Isabella, Soudan, Tower, Winton and surrounding townships with some expansion to the Virginia area. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual seeking a challenging and rewarding career working with an innovative behavioral health network. The Network Director works with the WBD Executive Director and its Governance Group to implement the network’s goals and strategic objectives. This position manages a program implementation team and is responsible for network development and community collaboration, financial management and oversight of the program, network sustainability, and directing the BHN’s care coordination hub model referred to as Pathways to Wellness. 


Network Development and Community Collaboration: 

  • Co-facilitate, with Project Director, monthly BHN Governance Group meetings 
  • Connect with regional stakeholders, including attending monthly Arrowhead Behavioral Health Initiative and Virginia behavioral health network meetings (some travel required). 
  • Present at and travel to conferences specific to development and grants management or for professional development. 

BHN Funds Management and Program Oversight: 

  • Coordinate with the WBD Executive Director, Grant Financial Manager, and Project Director to ensure funds used responsibly, WBD’s financial policies BHN’s program goals and obligations are met, and records are accessible for auditing purposes. 
  • Ensure grant is managed in accordance with its corresponding guidance and requirements. 
  • Support Project Director in writing, tracking, and delivering all grant deliverables. 
  • Collaborate with Project Director and team to create and disseminate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to the Governance Group and the WBD Executive Director. 
  • Work as part of evaluation team to evaluate grant projects and maintain accurate records for future grant development. 

Network Sustainability: 

  • Maintain a strategic perspective, ensuring that the BHN grants are aligned with its vision, mission goals and objectives. 
  • Monitor changes in health care policy and funding opportunities at the local, state, and national level. 

Hub Director for Pathways to Wellness:  

Pathways to Wellness is the Ely BHN’s hub and spoke model of coordinated care that connects individuals and families to services in support of their health and wellness needs and goals.  

  • Guide development of the Ely BHN hub and spoke model, Pathways to Wellness, including adapting national care coordination models to a rural setting and collaborate with program evaluator for gathering data and reporting results. 
  • Support Pathways to Wellness spoke agencies in hiring, training and supervising care facilitators employed by multiple community agencies as part of a matrix supervision model, and manage Pathways to Wellness memorandum of agreements with spoke agencies. 
  • Meet at least quarterly with spoke agency supervisors regarding fidelity to the model, agency successes and challenges, and data collection. 
  • Ensure all Pathways to Wellness partners meet privacy and confidentiality standards.  
  • Lead weekly learning collaborative with Care Facilitators (CF) that includes case review and continuing education. 
  • Facilitate oversight meetings with medical director and each CF.   
  • Act as a knowledge resource for complex care facilitation cases when requested by CF for emergent consultation.  
  • Manage referrals and requests for care facilitation to insure effective efficient response to individual needs. 
  • Collaborate with CF Supervisors to develop and manage sustainability strategies for care facilitation, including coordination with CHW Solutions billing work in spoke sites.  


  • The network director is an employee of Well Being Development and reports to the Executive Director with accountability to the network’s governing body. 
  • Directly supervise BHN staff 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills: 

  • BA/BS degree  
  • Excellent written & oral communication, organization, and time management skills 
  • Experience working in and leading teams 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products 
  • Experience with grant writing and grant management 
  • Experience with budgeting, accounting, and financial policies 
  • Public speaking and facilitation  
  • Familiarity with behavioral health, healthcare, and/or human services 

Salary and benefits: 

  • Annual pay range is $47,000 – $52,000 
  • PTO, holiday pay, and a wellness stipend 

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Ledel, by October 21, 2021. 

Well Being Development Executive Director .5 FTE-Deadline 10/11/21

Well Being Development (WBD) is an innovative nonprofit organization in the Ely, MN area. Our mission is to
promote mental health and well-being in the northeast Iron Range by inspiring, cultivating and delivering
collaborative, community-driven services, supports and educational initiatives. Our vision – for all people to achieve
their potential and to be respected as friends, family members and neighbors. This is an exciting opportunity for an
individual seeking an innovative and rewarding career in the Ely area.
The Executive Director is the key management leader in supporting the mission of WBD and is responsible for
providing support to programs and overseeing the administration and strategic plan of the organization. Other key
duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. Potential for additional community opportunities
(mission match) may exist, if driven by the right entrepreneurial candidate. The position reports directly to the Board
of Directors.
General Responsibilities
Board Governance and Strategy: Works with the WBD Board of Directors to fulfill the organization’s vision.
• Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all
information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
• Supports the strategic planning process to ensure that WBD continues to reach toward its vision as defined
by the Board of Directors.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
• Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support WBD’s mission.
• Responsible for the fiscal integrity of WBD, to include working with the Board Finance Committee on
proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements.
• Responsible for fiscal management to ensure compliance with state and federal grant requirements.
Organization Mission and Community Collaboration: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is
fulfilled through programs and community outreach.
• Responsible for leading WBD in a manner that supports and guides the organization toward its mission as
defined by the Board of Directors.
• Responsible for implementation of WBD’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
• Responsible for the enhancement of WBD’s image by being active and visible in the community and by
working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the
organization are appropriate.
• Responsible for the hiring, training and retention of competent, qualified staff.
• Responsible effective administration of WBD operations.
• Provide support and leadership to WBD program leadership.
• Responsible for all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the
organization, working with board chair and treasurer per organization financial policies.
Actual Job Responsibilities
• Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors and the Board Committees, including overseeing
Board and Committee meetings.
• Managing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day
operation of the nonprofit.
• Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
• Ensure appropriate data collection and data privacy to track client data and evaluate programming outcomes.
• Financial management including budget planning, payroll, reporting, grant management, and contract
• Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues, including grant writing.
• Work with external bookkeeper to oversee financial management including, expense reimbursements, bill
payment, revenue collection and income deposits
• Work with an external accountant to complete annual IRS 990.
• Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
• Establish and maintain relationships with local and regional organizations and utilize those relationships to
strategically enhance WBD’s Mission.
• Serve as WBD’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.
• Support strategic planning and implementation.
• Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Desired Skills/Abilities
• Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the organization’s
mission and vision.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with wide variety of staff and community partners.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Knowledge of human services, behavioral healthcare, physical healthcare, social work, or a related field
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
• A belief that harm reduction and recovery is possible for any community member.
Education and Experience
• Experience with nonprofit operations such as grant management, fundraising, and strategic planning
• Experience with staff supervision and financial management
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Location and Physical Requirements
Work will be located in Ely, MN at the WBD offices. Some travel is necessary for meetings and other

• Ability to work at a desk and computer for at least 80% of the time.
Compensation and Benefits
• The position requires at least 20 hours per week with a possible increase of hours dependent on candidate
preference and grant funding.
• The salary range is $23-25 per hour depending on qualifications
• Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, paid professional development, and a flexible work schedule. A
stipend is provided for health insurance.
To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Lisa Ledel via email to, or mail to PO Box 714, Ely, MN 55731
by October 11, 2021.