Details: Salary and employment package commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
5028 Wisconsin Avenue
District of Columbia
Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP), founded in 1936 in Washington, DC, is a renowned not-for-profit mental health training, education, and treatment organization which seeks a visionary and innovative leader in its Executive Director who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for WSP staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will develop a deep knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business plans. He or she will assess and evaluate strategies and decide how the organization will differentiate itself from other like-minded organizations, and will oversee and lead fundraising events, business and donor development, and create and strengthen alliances and partnerships to further the mission. Primary responsibilities are in the areas of leadership and management, fundraising and communication, and finance and administration.
WSP’s Primary Foci are:
· Training and Education: accredited provider of postgraduate professional education training programs and study groups for mental health professionals
· Treatment: psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy and other mental health services for individuals, families, and groups through the Eugene Meyer Treatment Center
· Community Outreach and Engagement: conferences, workshops, institutes, and lectures open to the wider community
· Thought Leader: diverse faculty and subject matter; WSP sponsors and publishes research findings through its internationally renowned journal, Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes
Our mission: WSP is dedicated to the promotion of human welfare through the advancement of mental health. The School offers postgraduate professional education and training that reflects a psychodynamic and interpersonal perspective, fosters the spirit of inquiry, and offers a wide range of mental health services in the Washington metropolitan area. WSP is a vibrant center providing education and advocacy for the best in mental health scholarship, training, and treatment. WSP invites individuals and organizations from the mental health professions and from the community at large to join in this endeavor.
WSP serves in a tradition of open inquiry and inclusiveness which promotes respect for the uniqueness of every individual. WSP fosters an environment in which the range of significant differences among individuals (e.g. race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability and disability, religion, social class) can be better understood, valued, and worked with in our teaching and therapeutic practice. We challenge stereotypes and develop cultural competence and sensitivity to racism and discrimination through self-reflection, ongoing self-evaluation, and open dialogue. By honoring these commitments, WSP shapes an environment that will carry forward the vision of Harry Stack Sullivan and his colleagues.
WSP is supported by its generous faculty, service fees, tuition and membership, and charitable contributions.
Leadership & Management:
· Serve as a strong advocate and spokesperson for WSP and its mission to the community and key stakeholders, leading its strategic plan.
· Actively engage with and energize WSP staff, school faculty, membership, event committees, and funders.
- Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
- Provide timely and accurate information to the Board of internal organization matters, including budget, staffing, funding, and program success and priorities.
- Participate in securing and supporting a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction
- Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
- Lead, coach, develop, and retain a small high-performance management team and support staff
- Prepare job descriptions and yearly performance evaluations for all management and support staff.
Fundraising & Communications:
· Accountable for fundraising financial objectives set by the Board
- Expand revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support program operations.
- Build and maintain excellent and growth-oriented relationships with board members, staff, faculty, members, new partners, the local community, and other donors and prospects.
- Actively identify and cultivate corporate, individual, and foundation sponsors.
- Strengthen the WSP brand by developing all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relationships.
- Be an external presence that publishes and communicates program activities and results.
- Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
- Cultivate excellent relationships with local media; provide oversight for WSP presence in social media.
- Reach out to the community to present WSP’s vision and services through public presentations and by attending relevant business events, conferences, and gatherings.
- Sponsor and/or co-sponsor special events designed to promote WSP’s mission or other like-minded missions.
Finance & Administration:
- Manage day-to-day fiscal operations.
- Budget and allocate resources appropriately and hold him or herself accountable for the financial health of the organization.
- Ensure that WSP is in compliance with relevant state and federal laws, regulations and with standard accounting procedures.
- Ensure WSP’s financial health by developing and maintaining budget and financial management systems, including preparation of budgets and oversight of financial systems and controls
- Work closely with the Board to assess and update the current and long range fiscal plan.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to WSP’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, relationship management, and fundraising experience. The ideal candidate will be a highly effective communicator, detail-oriented, and possess a firm understanding of the mental health and post-graduate training and education field. He or she will be passionate about what WSP is trying to achieve and well versed in social impact for content initiatives.
Specific requirements include:
- Advanced degree or certification preferable
- Nonprofit sector and/or healthcare experience preferred
- At least five (5) years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and scaling performance and outcomes-based non-profit organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
- Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising/major gifts experience
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
- Ability to interface and engage diverse stakeholder groups
- Unwavering commitment to quality program development
- Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships
- Salary and employment package commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Job Type: Full-time, which includes some weekend and evening hours required for special events
Required minimum experience:
- leadership/management: 5 years
- Fundraising/major gifts: 5 years
To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to email@example.com.
The Washington School of Psychiatry is dedicated to the promotion of human welfare through the advancement of mental health. The School offers postgraduate professional education and training, fosters the spirit of inquiry, and offers a wide range of mental health services in the Washington metropolitan area.
The School also is an active center that provides public information, education, and advocacy for the best in mental health scholarship, training and treatment. It invites individuals and organizations from the mental health professions and from the community at large to join in this task.
Building on a foundation of psychodynamic psychotherapy, the Washington School draws in other theoretical and treatment orientations. It encourages dialogue and research that integrate emerging developments from psychological, biological and socio-cultural research while preserving the valuable body of knowledge that has been gathered in the 20th and 21st centuries.
In pursuit of its task, the School continues a tradition of open inquiry and inclusiveness which promotes respect for the uniqueness of every individual. The School strives to foster an environment in which the range of significant differences among individuals (e.g. race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability and disability, religion, social class) can be better understood, valued, and worked with in our teaching and therapeutic practice. We seek to challenge stereotypes and to develop cultural competence and sensitivity to racism and discrimination through self-reflection, ongoing self-evaluation, and open dialogue.
403-B retirement plan
Level of Language Proficiency
English - High proficiency
Minimum Education Required