The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) is seeking an energetic, creative and experienced professional to serve as its Executive Director (ED). This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a growing organization poised to be a national model dedicated to funding and supporting mental health research. At a time when mental health challenges are far outpacing current resources, the need for new solutions has never been more critical. The ED will work closely with a Board of Directors as well as lead a small and dedicated staff in the service of our mission to identify, fund and promote groundbreaking research in mental health in Arizona. The Institute is among a very small handful of nonprofit organizations nationally whose mission is to support mental health research, and we have been among the most successful in generating remarkable return on investment (please visit our website to learn more; www.imhr.com). Now, we are looking to grow our organization and seek someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in fundraising, a talent for organization, and a passion for the mission as the public face of the organization.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and serves as an ex officio member of the Board. S/he is responsible for the overall management and administration of the organization, and for implementing its mission, policies, goals and objectives. The ED is the spokesperson for the organization representing IMHR to the community at large and works with the Chief Science Officer and Board to help formulate policies and execute IMHR’s scientific vision. The ED is accountable to the Board of Directors for matters of day-to-day operations, fiscal management, program development, public relations, marketing, and fundraising. S/he communicates with the Board in a timely manner and demonstrates high-level problem solving and decision making in matters that have a major impact on the ongoing success of the organization. Together with the Chief Science Officer, the ED maintains IMHR’s long-term historical grantmaking mission. S/he also promotes a positive, equitable and welcoming work culture and community presence.
IMHR seeks an experienced, energetic and creative self-starter with a commitment to the nonprofit sector. The following qualifications are sought:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree strongly preferred
- At least three years’ leadership experience in health care, public policy, not-for-profit, or field relevant to IMHR interests
- Facility in organizational operations and fiscal management
- Outstanding verbal and writing abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills; able to work with diverse constituents
- Interest in and commitment to mental health
Instructions to Apply
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and names (with contact information) of at least two references. Submit all items by email to email@example.com. Review of applications begins September 10, 2022; the position will remain open until filled.
IMHR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. IMHR conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
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