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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMay 15, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$75,000 - $95,000


Dynamic non-profit serving Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties in Virginia seeks a full-time Executive Director to fill anticipated vacancy upon the retirement of the current Director. The Mental Health Association is seen as a community leader and has a track record of working collaboratively with community partners, developing a shared agenda, offering extensive community education, and making clear improvements in the availability of behavioral health services in the area. Great opportunity for a strong leader to work with highly motivated board, staff and community partners to make a difference in people’s lives.

Job Duties

The Executive Director is responsible to the MHAFC Board of Directors, and working with the Board, provides strategic and operational leadership for the organization in accomplishing its mission to promote and facilitate mental wellness in the communities MHAFC serves.


Provide Strategic Planning and Direction

Work with the Board to assess community needs, establish priorities, and assess the organization’s capabilities and resources required to successfully carry out fundraising, programmatic and community awareness strategies.


Provide Leadership in Developing Community Partnerships and Collaborations

Seek community partners, build collaborative relationships to promote MHAFC’s goals, and provide leadership and planning guidance for coalitions working to improve behavioral health supports in the community.


Provide Community Information/Education related to Behavioral Health

Actively promote the mission of the Association and provide information about behavioral health issues/resources through broad use of local media and educational programs. Ensure effective use of MHAFC website and social media. Maintain resource data and help local citizens access needed services.


Plan and Implement MHAFC Programs/Initiatives

Assure that program priorities established by the Board are implemented and evaluated to determine effectiveness. Recommend new programmatic directions in response to community needs and concerns.


Provide Leadership for Resource Development

Work with the Board to develop annual budget, to set investment strategies, to monitor investment accounts, and to develop additional sources of income to implement MHAFC priorities and to assure MHAFC sustainability. Identify potential grant sources and submit applications for funding. Work with Board to plan for and implement an annual fundraising plan.


Provide Leadership for Effective Donor Engagement

Work with the Board to develop and implement an annual donor engagement and donor relations plan. Communicate regularly with potential and current donors to keep them abreast of MHAFC priorities and programs, and to thank them for their support.


Build and Maintain Effective Community Relations

Assess and maintain positive community perception of MHAFC. Represent MHAFC with community groups and ensure community outreach to all constituencies including community organizations, governmental entities, the media, consumers and the general public.


Manage MHAFC Administrative Duties

Ensure that all administrative functions are carried out, including data management, affiliate agreements, contract oversight, and grant management. Provide staff supervision and oversee day-to-day operation of the Association.


Maintain Effective Board Relations

Take the initiative to keep Board Members informed of important developments in and outside of the organization. Be responsive to inquiries and concerns of the Board. Provide timely and relevant reports and present appropriate plans of action. Provide the Board with appropriate and timely communication.


Advocate for Behavioral Health Improvements

Stay abreast of local, state and national issues related to behavioral health, and work with the Board to advocate for policies and programs that support mental wellness.

Skills Required

Substantial knowledge of and/or experience in the following:

  • Community building, convening groups and working collaboratively with community partners
  • Leadership for and management of non-profit organizations
  • Program planning, implementation and management (including budget management)
  • Behavioral health issues/resources
  • Grant writing and fundraising
  • Donor engagement
  • Staff supervision
  • Training and community education
  • Familiarity with and understanding of both needs and resources in the communities MHAFC serves


Candidate must be a strong relationship builder who is comfortable with a wide range of people and must possess:

  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to function as part of a team
  • Awareness of and appreciation for how healthy non-profits operateAdvanced degree in a relevant field preferred.

Additional Info

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: placing ED Position and your last name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2020.

MHAFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.