Addiction Prevention Coalition has an immediate opening for an
Executive Director. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for
helping build and execute the vision of the organization in its
efforts to help those affected by drug and alcohol abuse.
The ED must encourage and demonstrate a consistency of purpose
and define and execute to standards of excellence that supports the
intended direction of the Board of Directors and strategic plan,
maintaining our position as an organization helping reach the
The ED is responsible for effective development and
implementation of APC’s policies, plans, and objectives, and
directs the daily operations of the organization. The ED is
responsible for communicating the vision and providing the
administrative leadership and guidance to the staff and
The ED is the primary public face of the organization and is the
primary fundraiser (with the help of staff and the Board), seeking
to create within the community a strong positive image in order to
gain the support needed. The ED is responsible for operating the
Mission on a sound financial basis, which includes preparation of
the budget, managing and monitoring all financial obligations and
maintaining appropriate financial controls.
The position will require hours beyond the normal schedule.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Builds and executes the vision of the organization with the
support of the Board of Directors.
Leads, contributes to and carries out the Strategic Plan and
recognizes when or why a part of the plan needs to change or
Ensures that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition
of the organization and important factors influencing it.
Oversees APC’s daily operations, including developing effective
programs, initiatives, strategic alliances and collaborations, with
the expectation of excellence in execution of all functions.
Directs the administration and financial management of APC to
ensure that donated funds are well-stewarded and responsibly
Promotes APC as chief spokesperson to the media and public,
maintaining a current knowledge of current research and emerging
best practices and effectively sharing the mission and vision of
Maintains the relationship with external organizations serving
the common mission, especially with the state and federal
Maintains official records and documents, and ensure compliance
with federal, state and local regulations.
Assures that an effective team is in place and invests resources
in the development of the entire staff so the organization can
perform in an increasingly effective way each year.
Maintains a climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse
staff of top quality, motivated and engaged people.
Is responsible for developing and maintaining sound
organizational guidelines, is responsible for the recruitment,
employment and release of all personnel and ensures that job
descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations held,
and sound human resource practices are in place.
Serves those seeking help (members/clients) by helping them
connect to appropriate service providers.
ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree or higher with volunteer/business experience
in addiction studies or a related field
Prefer ten years’ experience in management and leadership;
strong preference for personal awareness of the effects of
substance use and abuse
Visionary leadership experience
Self-starter with a servant’s heart
Knowledge of current topics in the recovery/substance abuse
Passion for recovery and for youth engagement
Strong relationship skills at all levels - students, donors,
staff, service providers and community
Strong organizational skills to help APC build and maintain an
atmosphere of excellence in execution in all areas of the
Driven to lead by example
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
COMPENSATION: Negotiable, includes medical benefits
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