Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Human Services, Public/Society Benefit
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
American Psychological Foundation
Based in Washington, DC
Management Recruiters - Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the Nonprofit Sector. We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.
Our client is the American Psychological Foundation (APF – http://www.apa.org/apf ). The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of Psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential, both now and in the future. APF is a grant-making foundation that funds early career psychologists and graduate students who are using psychology to solve important problems and improve people's lives. Grants made by APF fund work in the following areas:
Understanding the connection between behavior and health.
Reducing stigma and prejudice.
Addressing the long-term psychological needs in the aftermath of disaster.
Treating serious mental illness.
Studying gifted children and adolescents.
Examining human reproductive behaviors.
Exploring child psychology.
APF has retained us to recruit and place an experienced, skilled Chief Executive Officer with them.
The CEO oversees the implementation of APF’s strategic plan, ensures that the board is fulfilling APF’s mission, and that APF’s grantmaking, fundraising, marketing, and financial operations run effectively.
Financial: Assumes responsibility for the financial health of the organization.
Manages the resources of the organization within the approved budget.
Ensures the board receives accurate financial information through the Treasurer’s Report, which reflects APF’s financial position as well as through the proposed annual budget for the board’s review and approval.
Governance: Works with trustees to fulfill APF’s mission.
Helps the board determine the Foundation’s values, mission, vision, and short and long-term goals and incorporates them into the strategic plan.
Keeps the board fully informed, identifying problems and opportunities.
Brings relevant issues to the board or to APF committees for deliberation and resolution.
Ensures that policies continually reflect the needs of the organization and best practices, and that the organization follows the board’s approved policies and procedures.
Works closely with APF’s Governance Committee to ensure strong board leadership.
Communicates closely with the trustees so that the board can function properly and make informed decisions.
Grantmaking: Ensures that APF’s grantmaking administration is state-of-the-art and that APF grants have impact.
Works with the program office to ensure that APF’s grant administration works well for reviewers, applicants, grantees, and staff.
Ensures that regular and effective grant evaluation occurs to measure success that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Ensures adherence to donors’ agreements in administering designated grants and scholarships.
Fundraising and Communications: Oversees the Foundation’s fundraising operations, including commissioning feasibility studies to determine timing, breadth, content, and scope of potential fundraising campaigns.
Along with the APF president, serves as the national presence for the Foundation, speaking at the APA Convention and at other meetings where the Foundation must have visibility.
Represents the Foundation in establishing and maintaining relationships with donors and potential donors.
Ensures the board receives appropriate training to cultivate and solicit donors.
Ensures effectiveness of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, including analyzing reports, evaluating efforts, determining best methods, and communicating results to the board.
Identifies, initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with key constituencies.
Ensures quality and breadth of all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations, all with the goal of creating and reinforcing a quality brand.
Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the organization.
Hires and retains competent, qualified staff and ensures that they have the training and knowledge to carry out their responsibilities.
Assures the Foundation is in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Signs correspondence, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
General: The CEO handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, manages multiple simultaneous tasks, and makes rapid, reasoned, and diplomatic decisions, considering the political ramifications of those decisions on various APF constituencies.
Establishes strong relationships with the APF board, committees, and donors; APA and APF staff, APA leadership, APA divisions, other psychological organizations, and funding agencies.
Maintains a flexible schedule with sometimes irregular hours in order to meet the demands of donors.
Travel from one to three times per month.
Supervisory Responsibility: Hires, trains, manages and evaluates performance of five staff members, two of whom are direct reports.
Minimum of 10 years leading or serving as a senior executive in a nonprofit organization. This professional must be knowledgeable in fundraising strategies and have demonstrated success in meeting and exceeding targets.
Demonstrated success in board and volunteer development.
Ability to work effectively within a highly complex environment; requiring excellent organizational skills, time management efficiency, and careful attention to detail.
Knowledge of financial management in order to allocate resources, prepare budgets, analyze financial data and project fundraising income.
Positive attitude and ability to inspire their team, colleagues and organization supporters.
A strong track record in training and supervising staff.
Superb relationship-building skills and skilled in planning and coordinating complex events.
Professionally capable of, and motivated to achieve, multi-level relationships with constituents from multiple sectors.
Exceptional communication skills – listening, speaking, and writing.
Outcome driven with the ability to respond effectively to changing circumstances and priorities.
Ability to travel within the United States.
The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C., was recognized as a 2014 Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line. The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.
The American Psychological Foundations offers a very attractive compensation package and excellent benefits.
If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents, please) to:
Tom Damewood Owner / Manager Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Phone – 845-227-3161
Additional Salary Information: Very Attractive Compensation Package
Internal Number: CEOAFPDC
About American Psychological Foundation
Management Recruiters - Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the nonprofit sector. We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.
Our client is the American Psychological Foundation (APF - http://www.apa.org/apf/). APF supports innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. APF’s priorities include understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and health, reducing stigma and prejudice, understanding and preventing violence, and addressing the long-term psychological needs in the aftermath of disaster.