The APA Foundation Executive Director works with the Chair of the Board, the Board, and staff to provide leadership, vision, and execution on the delivery of programs, fundraising, and fellowships on behalf of its sole member APA. The ED keeps in mind when speaking and fundraising that he/she is doing this in the name of and on behalf of the field of Psychiatry and its member, the APA. The Executive Director will raise the visibility of the Foundation and enhance the already strong programmatic work. In addition, the incumbent will maintain current level of support from funders and work to increase the support for the Foundation from members of APA, corporations, foundations, the public, and other individuals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Increase awareness of the APA Foundation and the valuable work in which it is engaged using foundation administration/staff to drive the increased awareness
Responsible for fundraising and developing resources necessary to support the Foundation’s mission
Grow general awareness and fund size to ensure the achievement of the Foundation’s long-term vision
Review the current foundation strategic plan/direction and recommend any changes to the Foundation Board Chair and Board for consideration and approval to achieve long-term Foundation success and execute approved strategies to the fullest
Ensure the Board Chair and Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it
Provide leadership in developing programs, organizational, and financial plans with the Foundation Board Chair’s review and support. Carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board
Maintain working knowledge of the latest trends in generating revenue to advance an organization’s mission i.e. Text to Give, etc.
Develop and sustain a diverse funding base
Ability to report out fundraising results using technology and real time data capture with access to dashboards and fundraising metrics of greatest importance to success of Foundation
Manage external grant programs that increase the awareness of field of Psychiatry
Helping Hands grant program
Minority Achievement Awards program
Establish sound working relationships, and cooperative arrangements with partner organizations, individual donors, and corporate funders
Serve as the primary spokesperson to constituents, the media, and the general public for the Foundation
Manage and grow APAF Fellowship program
Maintain excellent working relationship with SAMHSA program office
Work with Legacy committee to grow fellowships on a consistent basis
Establish metrics for the program and ensure program overachieves against those metrics
Work closely with the APA administration to ensure effective marketing, public and community relations, and communication efforts
Recruit and develop an effective foundation administration/staff team, with appropriate provisions for succession, is in place
Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff and volunteer team of top-quality people
Work with the program staff, finance staff, and the board in preparing an annual budget, seeing that the organization operates within guidelines
Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in a related field or 10-15 years of senior management experience
Fundraising experience including strong knowledge of fundraising strategies and the importance of donor relations, and fundraising history
Experience scaling an organization and working with large corporations and their CEOs
An engaging, proven public speaker with strong written communication skills
Ability to gather, analyze, present and act on detailed financial data related to the overall health and well-being of an organization
Possess an aggressive growth mindset, a collaborative work style, and successful team building skills
Ability to communicate with a broad range of people within a very diverse cultural mix, from consumers to government representatives
Ensure the organization is forward-focused with the ability to build a sense of shared purpose and commitment in others
Ability to network outside and inside the organization and build positive strategic relationships with key individuals and groups
Ability to address problems and challenges, moving beyond the standard methods and solutions, and keeping the APA Foundation ahead of the curve
Manage the APA Foundation’s financial performance and understand key financial indicators
Must act ethically to safeguard confidential information and adhere to the APA Foundation mission and core values
Normal demands associated with an office environment.
Ability to work on computer for prolonged periods, communicate with individuals by telephone, e-mail, Microsoft Office, video conference, and face-to-face.
Moderate Travel is required (weekdays and weekends).
About American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the world's largest psychiatric organization, with over 38,500 U.S. and international member physicians and 240 employees. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, flexible spending accounts, and tuition assistance. The APA is located in Washington, D.C. within walking distance of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop.