Executive Director

Doylestown 18901, Pennsylvania

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Announcement of Leadership Opportunity

Executive Director, Bucks County, PA

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic organization. We are seeking talented candidates for the role of Executive Director to promote the nonprofit's mission and values through demonstrated strategic leadership, strong personal conviction and a record of accomplishment in service-driven organizations. The next Executive Director will be responsible for providing a vision for the organization's growth and development, ensuring strong team management and the highest quality of service in each of the program areas, assuring the agency's financial viability, building collaborative, and serving as the key spokesperson for the organization in the region, the state and nationally.

The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., located in Doylestown, PA, has been in operation for over forty years, and the current chief executive is retiring after more than three decades.

The Council serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Check out the website at: www.councilsepa.org.

The primary mission of The Council is to provide resources and opportunities to reduce the impact of addiction, trauma, and other related health issues. This is accomplished through prevention, consultation, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention, and recovery support services. The Council is a large, complex organization, consisting of over 50 full and part time staff, and supported by many volunteers. Their values address the belief that the disease of addiction creates broad physical, psychological, emotional and social problems. Today, The Council is one of the most vital alcohol and drug prevention and intervention agencies in the Delaware Valley. Knowledge of services for addicted and recovering populations is valuable.


To be successful in this role, the following competencies are required:

  • Demonstrated success providing overall strategic leadership
  • Success in cultivating donors and enhancing revenue

  • Strong team management

  • Demonstrated financial and operation oversight

  • Direct interface with a board of directors

  • Raising visibility through marketing & communications

  • Graduate degree in business or related field

To Apply: Send expressions of interest to: [email protected] (note Council)


Contact: Executive Recruiter

E-Mail: [email protected]

From the blog

Where are the Level 5 Leaders?

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 14 December 2017, 8:51 am

Having just finished teaching a class on governance where we talk about the should haves and the ought tos, as well as the realities, the one that has grabbed my attention this round is the paucity of quality leaders—at both the paid and volunteer levels.  In so many ways, leaders are, for the most part, at best average, and at worst well below. Perhaps the most basic of the deficiencies is the failure to understand their jobs.  It doesn’t take long working in a nonprofit to understand that too often the board members do not understand their individual responsibilities or.

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