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Executive Director

Executive Director
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder


Organization and Mission

The Mission of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) is to provide education, raise public awareness and understanding, decrease stigma, promote research and enhance the quality of life of those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder.

NEABPD serves the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) community at large through building awareness and providing the most current information and research on the disorder. NEABPD serves professionals, persons in recovery, and families impacted by BPD.

Position Summary

NEABPD is embarking on a major growth plan to expand the domestic and international awareness and focus on Borderline Personality Disorder issues in our communities. To accomplish this goal, it is transitioning from an all-volunteer organization to one that includes professional staff. The Executive Director is responsible for providing overall administrative and management leadership and reports to the Board. S/he has the responsibility for the management of day to day operations, programs, and fundraising efforts.

This position will work remotely from home and will include some travel to conferences and to community stakeholders and donors. Preferred candidate would reside in the Northeast area.

Principal Responsibilities

Leadership: Serves as a decisive, credible leader for the organization and demonstrates strong administrative and organizational skills. Provides organizational leadership, commonality of purpose and vision.

Fundraising:  Cultivates new relationships and donors to diversify and deepen revenue opportunities. Strong fundraising/development background including major gifts, grant writing, annual giving and online giving vehicles.

Strategic Planning:  Works effectively and efficiently with the Board of Directors to implement organizational strategic plan and track progress toward goals. Collaborates with the Board to identify future strategic initiatives and implement plans toward sustainable growth.

Board Relations:  Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors including board recruitment, development, and board diversity. Coordinates Board and committee meetings and ensures they are fully informed of all related governance issues.

Operations:  Provides oversight to all operations and efficient management of programs. Assures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. Improves technology platforms for the organization.

Financial Management:  Experience in nonprofit financial management including budgeting, forecasting, and tracking overall revenues and expenses. Holds primary responsibility for developing and managing the budget and ensuring sustainable, diverse funding streams.

Communication:  Assures that NEABPD and their mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image internally and to the community. Possesses excellent verbal and written skills and communicates well with board and community partners.

Community Partnerships:  Ability to communicate strategic direction of NEABPD and convey organization’s mission and vision to mental health community partners as well as donors. Promotes NEABPD goals and initiatives through advocacy work with legislators, regulatory agencies and others in the public and private sector.

Program Development:  Commitment to deliver quality programs and data driven program evaluation and outcomes. Works with community partners to improve program services.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree will be helpful in this position
  • At least 5 years of executive nonprofit experience and prefer familiarity of the Mental Health nonprofit community
  • Strong administrative and organizational abilities
  • Active and proven fundraising experience; an understanding of nonprofit fundraising strategies and the importance of donor relations
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in working with a nonprofit Board of Directors
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and sustain sound financial performance
  • A management style that promotes teamwork, innovation, motivation, and builds consensus
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability in advocacy and knowledge of legislative policy issues regarding mental health and specifically borderline personality disorders
  • Ability to motivate, influence and manage a diverse array of volunteers
  • Ability to capitalize on technology including familiarity with on-line giving techniques
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally

Personal Attributes

  • Passionate self-starter, high energy level and highly motivated in carrying out the mission
  • Effective Interpersonal relationships and transparency with Board and community partners
  • Competence, predictability in temperament
  • Assertive in providing leadership of the organization and is diplomatic
  • Personal integrity, strong work ethic, problem-solving attitude, and excellent judgment
  • Someone who understands the pain these families experience
  • Warmth and sense of humor and demonstrates flexibility in approach to job
  • Thinks innovatively and shows ability to "think outside the box"


Compensation for this candidate will be competitive based on experience.

Application Process

To apply for this position submit resume to Doug Zimmerman, The Moran Company.


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