JOB POSTING: CPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ABOUT CATHOLIC PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION

The Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership and education-focused organization founded in 2002. The Mission of the CPA is to support mental health practitioners by promoting the development of psychological theory and mental health practice which encompasses a full understanding of the human person, family,  and society in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

      • ~500 members - clinical, academic, clergy, religious and student members in the USA and 9 additional countries
      • 3 part-time employees
      • Board of Directors = 9 members + Chaplain and Interim Executive Director

POSITION PURPOSE

CPA is seeking a highly-motivated, talented leader to serve as the organization’s first FTE and Executive Director (ED). The ED will:

      • Be principally responsible for the organizational and financial administration of the CPA;

      • Oversee the execution of the organization’s strategic objectives; and

      • Build and develop relationships with identified stakeholders including external organizations, entities and persons according to the mission, vision, strategic goals, and initiatives approved by the CPA Board of Directors.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Chair/President of the Board of Directors (BoD), the Executive Director (ED) is a highly-skilled professional who represents CPA to the public, leads organizational development and strategic planning, optimizes financial performance, oversees program delivery of committees and regional networks, builds donor/sponsor relationships, and oversees personnel which includes a Project Manager, a Finance Assistant, and an Administrative Assistant.  Experience with and understanding of the nonprofit world is necessary. The ED also develops organizational strategy, sound practices, and supportive relationships, both internally and externally, resulting in diverse, cooperative, and effective collaborations that further the mission of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. The ED must possess a passion for, and commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church and sound implementation of psychological theory and mental health practice.

This position works independently and requires the ability to travel. The ED must maintain permanent residency and ability to work in the United States of America.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The ED is responsible for the overall development, implementation and execution of strategic directives developed in collaboration with the CPA BoD, including:

  • FUNDRAISING & FINANCE
  • COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH
  • ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Appreciate and understand the mission, vision and values of the CPA with clear desire to assist in its ongoing growth and development. 

    • Active Catholic with fidelity to the Magisterium, commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church, and interest in the provision and practice of mental health services.

    • Knowledge of non-profit best practices, including experience in working closely with a board of directors and member volunteers.

    • Effective managerial skills with demonstrated commitment to the mission of a non-profit (501c3) organization in a faith-based, healthcare, or other related field. 

    • Fundraising and organizational development experience.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED

    • Progressive administrative or executive level leadership experience in service industry, ministry, mental health or a related field.

    • BA/BS/BBA (required) or MA/MS/MBA (preferred).

TO APPLY

Please send complete applications to Valerie Conzett, MA, MDIV, LPC, CPA Interim Executive Director: vconzett@catholicpsychotherapy.org  Complete applications will include the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Further documentation may be requested.


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