Prime Time House

  • Connecticut


836 Main Street
United States

About Us

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Prime Time House, Inc. is a community-based organization that annually assists over 300 individuals in Connecticut’s rural northwest corner who are living with the challenges of mental illness. Because of this disease, individuals often lose everything – their jobs, their homes, and sometimes even their friends and families. Prime Time House offers them a caring environment where they are treated with dignity and respect. With the support of their peers and staff they begin to rebuild their lives.


Prime Time House will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018. The annual budget is $1.2M and the organization operates with a staff of 17 dedicated individuals. In 2016, Prime Time House’s Clubhouse received a three-year accreditation from Clubhouse International. This accreditation acknowledges Prime Time House’s Clubhouse as a federally recognized, evidence based practice.


Prime Time House’s services and programs include:


·     Prime Time Clubhouse: The Clubhouse program focuses on activities geared towards building job skills,  social skills, friendships and the confidence to re-enter and re-engage with the community. Prime Time is a Club, not a clinic. No diagnoses are made nor medications prescribed. People join voluntarily, as members not patients—they are equal partners who work with staff and fellow members to complete the daily tasks involved in running the program. Members feel a commonality and reach out to support one another both in times of celebration and times of crisis.


·     Career Services Supported Employment: Recognizing the importance of meaningful work in recovery and emotional well-being, employment specialists help people find jobs which match their interests, skills and ability. They advocate for members by building relationships with employers, securing open positions, and placing people. By necessity the process often begins slowly and is accomplished with staff support throughout the transition. This program follows the IPS model (Individual Placement and Support) which is also evidence based.

·    Next Steps Supportive Housing: People suffering from mental illness are often at risk for homelessness. This program helps 10 individuals find and maintain safe, affordable housing.




Working collaboratively with the Board of Directors and Prime Time House’s staff, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic leadership, vision and growth of the organization. The ED oversees and works closely with the Management Team which includes the Clubhouse Manager, Career Services Manager and the Directors of Finance, Development and the Human Resource administrator.


Key responsibilities include:

·     Fostering the development of a strategic vision to meet current and emerging needs;

·       Managing the creation and implementation of the annual budget and fund development plan;

·     Guiding a multi-faceted fundraising effort that includes securing government and private foundation grants and cultivation of individual donors to support annual operations, planned giving and endowment opportunities;

·     Delivering the agency’s message to diverse audiences by serving as primary spokesperson and representative of Prime Time House;

·     Leading, motivating, and fostering the professional development of Prime Time House’s staff team;

·     Maintaining strong partnerships and serving as community advocate with local and state non-profit organizations, businesses and policymakers;

·     Developing, managing and evaluating all agency programs;

·     Providing program and fiscal accountability to the Board, funders and regulators through appropriate policies, controls, procedures and reporting mechanisms.



Prime Time House seeks a strategic, forward thinking leader with five years or more senior level management experience in a complex organization.


In addition to a demonstrated record in meeting the job responsibilities described above, strong candidates will have:

· Proven experience and ability to build and preserve a trusting and genuine relationship with public, private and community stakeholders. Desire to connect with members and connect members with one another;

·Sensitivity to and understanding of all aspects of the organization’s work in the field of mental illness and addiction;

· Ability to strategically position the agency to respond to political, social, financial, and external issues affecting services for the mentally ill and to make decisions under pressure;

·Proven ability to strengthen the organization’s fundraising capacity and to be personally involved in building and diversifying relationships with donors;

· A leadership style that encourages creativity, growth, collaboration, problem solving, accountability and open communication;

·  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing with diverse constituencies including staff, board, donors, clients and community members and leaders;

·  Skilled in understanding, interpreting and questioning financial and regulatory information;

·   A track record of strong partnership with a Board of Directors;

·   Experience with a culturally and ethnically diverse clientele and staff;

·  Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred;

·  Personal or professional experience with mentally ill individuals or groups.

Prime Time House, a 501(c)(3) organization, is an equal opportunity employer. Prime Time House is a member of Clubhouse International. 


Prime Time House offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.



Resumes considered as they are received, submission deadline September 30th.



Email cover letter and resume to Phone inquiries, mail or in person submissions will not be accepted.

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