Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MHAV’s staff, program management, advocacy, affiliate relations, fundraising, and organizational growth. The ideal candidate will possess an in depth knowledge of the behavioral health field, especially the development of peer specialization, peer support and integrated care, and will as possess resource development skills, grant writing skills, and the necessary leadership skills for board development.
Leadership & Organizational Growth
Ensure consistent quality of finances and administration, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
Actively engage and energize MHAV members, volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, and funders
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction
Prepare and submit fiscal reports including annual calendar year budget and maintenance of 501(c)(3) filings.
Manage two paid and one volunteer staff members
Fundraising & Resource Development
Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support program operations and expansion
Prepare grants and submit requests for funding. Target funding from local governments, businesses and civic organizations.
Conduct research and grant opportunities with private foundations and corporations.
Plan and implement an annual campaign and special fundraising events in partnership with the Board of Directors and committee members
Maintain and expand relationships with colleges and universities and explore additional resources in that arena.
Advocacy & Affiliate Relations
Promote awareness of behavioral health issues to stakeholders, including Virginia’s delegates and ensure awareness of the issues relevant to MHAV members.
Meet with state government and legislative representatives regularly to build awareness and consensus on identified health policy issues.
Perform targeted advocacy, policy, and outreach duties in conjunction with affiliate organizations.
Ensure MHAV is engaged and actively posting articles, press releases, public service announcements and advertisement on social media and other media outlets.
Maintain current programs which provide education and assistance to consumers in order for them to take ownership and responsibility for their recovery and wellbeing.
Provide oversight of contracted program activities which may include assisting with program contract deliverables and facilitating training activities.
Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes.
Springboard off of current modules such as Arts as Healing and Compassion, Fatigue and the Caregiver to help peer recovery specialists, service providers, and other caregivers who struggle with diminishing feelings of compassion towards their charge:
Develop a strategic plan to hone the talents, focus and skills of the current Board.
Communicate regularly with Board members to ensure a general understanding of MHAV’s basic operations and their responsibilities to support those operations.
Prepare and present an Executive Director’s report at each Board meeting.
Assist in identifying and recruiting new Board members.
Please include resume and references
Qualifications The ED will be committed to MHAV's mission with proven leadership, coaching, and financial management experience, with a solid understanding of the behavioral health and peer support fields. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
Advanced degree, with 5+ years of management experience and a track record of effectively leading a local and state-wide organization.
Knowledge of principles and practices of non-profit governance.
Knowledge of health care providers, human service agencies and community resources in the Virginia area.
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
Organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Salary range is $50,000 - $65,000 depending upon experience
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