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Executive Director


Executive Director for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, a state-wide organization which provides mutual support and civil rights advocacy, by and for psychiatric survivors.

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc. (VPS) seeks a dynamic, visionary Executive Director with proven experience in advocacy, financial management, and inspiring staff.

Founded in 1983, VPS is a statewide mutual support and civil rights advocacy organization run by and for psychiatric survivors with a mission to end psychiatric coercion, discrimination and oppression.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing day-to-day operations to fulfill VPS’s mission. The organization has an annual budget of approximately $550,000, and 10 employees. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Candidates should have personal, lived experience of mental health issues/diagnosis and an understanding of the resulting losses and marginalization. Political advocacy, administrative, management, financial and budgeting experience and understanding of peer values and peer organizations are crucial. An ability to integrate conflicting perspectives, foster collaboration and inspire participation across diverse viewpoints and stakeholder interest is also essential.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary between $50,000 and $60,000, plus benefits. Some travel required.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to vpsexecutivesearch@gmail.com by May 11, 2018.

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