Location: Atlanta, Georgia metro
Compensation: $120,000-$140,000, plus
Hopebound is a
mental-health nonprofit entering its 4th academic year of providing
services to youth from marginalized communities who identify as
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or low-income. We exclusively utilize
pre-licensed clinicians as our providers and invest heavily in
their training and supervision, as we are committed to “taking care
of the youth of today while training the therapists of tomorrow.”
With an annual operating budget of $650k, Hopebound is
well-positioned to enter its next phase of growth. As Hopebound’s
Founder/current Executive Director transitions into an advisory
role, we are seeking our next Executive Director to continue our
strong programmatic impact and lead us into and through our next
As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for ensuring
the organization’s financial and operational health while
overseeing partnership and community engagement, program
operations, outcomes, strategic growth, and board management. The
Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead an innovative,
mission-driven program while overseeing a small-but-mighty staff
team of two full-time employees, eight part-time contractors or
consultants, ten emerging clinicians, a four-member Clinical
Advisory Board, and an engaged advisory Board of Directors made up
of seven members.
Not sure if you should apply?
We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet 100% of all of
the qualifications. We value people of all races, genders
(including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations,
disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, and national origins
and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving
responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice
systems, and genetic information.
We are committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity,
respect, and inclusion and strive to maintain a workforce that
reflects the communities that we serve. We do not tolerate
discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these
Note on our hybrid work balance:
The ideal candidate will be located within the Atlanta metro
area, as the majority of our partnerships and the families we serve
are based here. Hopebound’s staff works remotely and meets in
person in Atlanta at a coworking space, two to four times a month.
The Executive Director will have the option of establishing a small
office in a shared workspace or working primarily from home.
Candidates outside of the Atlanta metro area will be encouraged to
relocate with the support of a modest relocation stipend. For the
right candidate outside of this region, who is available to travel
to Atlanta two times a month, other considerations might be
Organizational Strategy and
Maintain alignment between all
programs and the overall vision, mission, and core values of the
Lead as a strategist to maintain and
expand Hopebound’s programmatic offerings and chart a course for
Navigate complexities within
regional, state, and national mental health policy, research,
stakeholders, and systems.
Ensure effective systems are in place
to track progress to goals, regularly evaluate program components,
and communicate outcomes to the board, funders, and other
Develop, maintain, and support a
strong working relationship with the Board of Directors to define
and implement governance best practices.
Seek board involvement with strategic
direction for ongoing operations.
Fundraising and Development
Refine and enhance Hopebound’s
fundraising strategy, including grants, major gifts, special
fundraising events, and campaigns.
Establish short and long-term goals
for the organization’s fundraising efforts, analyze revenue, and
seek to minimize downtrends and financial risks.
Recruit additional support in the
achievement of fundraising goals, potentially through a part-time
consultant or additional staff member.
Manage, cultivate, and retain a solid
donor base within and outside the mental health landscape.
Lead successful major gifts campaigns
and solicit and secure gifts up to six figures in size.
Systems and Operations
Ensure that standard and effective
operating processes and procedures are in place, in collaboration
with the Director of Operations.
Manage and grow Hopebound’s operating
budget of $650K+ and steward institutional resources.
Manage Hopebound’s systems and
processes related to human resources, staff benefits, payroll,
Oversee compliance in collaboration
with an external accounting firm and contracted legal counsel.
Lead organization’s clinical services
quality assurance–monitoring, assessing, and adjusting key aspects
of patient care and programmatic design.
People Development and Cultural
Hire, manage, lead, retain, and
empower a diverse and high-performing team of approximately 20
people (a sample makeup would be two full-time employees, eight
part-time contractors or consultants, and ten emerging clinicians)
enabled by a culture rooted in the mission and values of the
Create policies and practices that
foster diversity, equity, and inclusiveness to ensure inclusive and
equitable staff experiences.
Invest in talent to build successors
for key roles, contributing to the sustainability of the regional
team and organization.
Align resources and leadership, coach
and manage high-performing teams, and facilitate and manage the
day-to-day operations to ensure success and impact.
The strongest candidates will have:
Fearlessness in fundraising, with
experience diversifying funding streams and donor portfolios to
include both institutional and individual donors.
Skill in developing deep and
influential relationships with board members, donors, and other key
Experience as a nonprofit senior
leader who has managed staff, established new programs, overseen
significant budgets, and navigated organizational ambiguity.
A demonstrated dedication to
youth-focused organizations, ideally those who work with youth who
hold marginalized identities (including, but not limited to, youth
who are: people of color, from a low-income background, and/or
members of the LGBTQIA+ community).
Ability to strategically plan for and
grow an organization in a thoughtful, measured and sustainable
Aptitude for leading and managing
others through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Proven track record of achieving
outstanding results through strategic clarity and excellence in
operational and organizational leadership.
Demonstrated skill in navigating
ambiguous, complex, and high-stake situations.
Excellent written and verbal
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or
advanced business or nonprofit experience strongly preferred.
Aetna health, dental, and vision
IRA retirement account, with matching
contributions of up to 3% of pre-tax salary
MetLife life insurance
One Medical on-demand primary care
Health Advocate healthcare advocacy
and assistance service membership
Teladoc telehealth and telemedicine
One free year of a premium Talkspace
Fifteen days of paid time off with an
increase of two additional days per year (up to twenty-five
days/year, earned after five years of service)
Unlimited sick days
Your birthday (or the closest
business day) off
Monthly mental health days and an
annual mental health week
All federal holidays off
Three months of paid parental
Please submit your resume and responses to the following prompts
by June 9th using this application
form. For a preview of all questions required within
this initial step, please review the
Why are you the right person to be
Hopebound's next Executive Director?
Hopebound believes that prioritizing
and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is necessary
for achieving our mission and vision. In what ways have you
utilized a DEI lens in your previous work?
What experience do you have working
in fundraising? Please share your most significant related
The hiring process:
After submitting their initial application, qualified candidates
will be invited to participate in the hiring process, which may
include three interviews (and submission of past work samples and
references) over the course of June and early July, conducted on
The ideal start date for the new Executive Director might be as
early as July 31, 2023 (in time for the incoming Clinician
Orientation) or as late as September 1, 2023. While this is the
preferred timeline, the start date will be negotiable.