Executive Director

Description

Resumes are presently being accepted for the position of Executive Director for SAARA of Virginia.  The Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA-VA), a Richmond-based, state-wide, nonprofit, advocacy organization, seeks an energetic, highly organized professional candidate to provide executive, statewide and organizational leadership, and cultivation and support of local advocacy efforts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Executive Director reports directly to the SAARA Board of Directors, and leads a small team of staff and coordinates and supports the advocacy efforts of local SAARA Chapters and other small groups considering organizing as local Chapters. Encourages, solicits, supports and informs individual members and friends who also support the organization’s mission and vision. The Executive Director implements SAARA’s mission by educating the public and decision-makers about the nature and impact of addiction and substance use disorders, the importance of reducing the social stigma associated with addictive disorders, and the need for and importance of prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and greater acceptance and support for people in recovery from addictive disorders.  

OPEN POSITION

Executive Director 

Description

Resumes are presently being accepted for the position of Executive Director for SAARA of Virginia.  The Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA-VA), a Richmond-based, state-wide, nonprofit, advocacy organization, seeks an energetic, highly organized professional candidate to provide executive, statewide and organizational leadership, and cultivation and support of local advocacy efforts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Executive Director reports directly to the SAARA Board of Directors, and leads a small team of staff and coordinates and supports the advocacy efforts of local SAARA Chapters and other small groups considering organizing as local Chapters. Encourages, solicits, supports and informs individual members and friends who also support the organization’s mission and vision. The Executive Director implements SAARA’s mission by educating the public and decision-makers about the nature and impact of addiction and substance use disorders, the importance of reducing the social stigma associated with addictive disorders, and the need for and importance of prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and greater acceptance and support for people in recovery from addictive disorders.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works under the direction of the Board to implement and fulfill SAARA’s mission, goals and objectives.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of SAARA, to include the submission of a proposed annual budget, ongoing financial management and production of monthly financial statements. Responsible for working within the approved budget, maximizing utilization of existing resources and developing new and diversified revenue streams.

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support SAARA’s mission.

  • Responsible for developing and managing all contracts or agreements with funders, and reporting to all funders on a timely basis.

  • Responsible for publicizing, implementing and measuring the success of efforts to achieve SAARA’s strategic goals.

  • Responsible for the effective administration of SAARA’s operations, including maintaining compliance with all funding, regulatory or Board-directed requirements.

  • Responsible for cultivating and otherwise supporting grass roots development of regional or local advocacy groups or coalitions.

  • Responsible for participating in, or arranging for appropriate other interested parties to participate in, statewide coalitions, task forces, councils and town hall-type meetings, to represent the perspectives, preferences and interests of the larger Substance Use Disorders continuum of care.

  • Responsible for representing the perspectives, preferences and interests of the larger Substance Use Disorders continuum of care, through education and advocacy, in person and through social and other media, with policy makers, legislators, the larger community at large, as well as with the recovery community.

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral, written, communication skills, to include, at a minimum, mastery of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Experience with QuickBooks and donor database systems a plus.

  • Moderate-to-extensive knowledge, experience and expertise of/with commercial and non-profit use of and strategies for leveraging social media to support mission-related goals and objectives.

  • Good, strong administrative knowledge, skills and experience.

  • Experience in developing, managing and monitoring organizational and fund-specific budgets.

  • Experience in grants management preferred but not required.

  • Personal and/or familial knowledge of and experience with addiction and recovery from addiction and other chronic diseases, preferred, not required.

  • Experience in organizing and conducting events, such as meetings, workshops and forums, preferred.

  • Experience working with diverse populations, and a commitment to supporting diversity.

  • Ability to relate well to people both within and outside of the organization.

Benefits & Salary

Health Insurance Offered

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience

Apply

Email resumes to Frederika Jones at peninsula@saaracenter.org

SAARA of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender identification or expression, or military status in any of its activities of operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, and selection of vendors and provision of services.

OPEN POSITION

Programs & Office Manager 

Description

The overall goal of this position is to strengthen, manage and expand the SAARA Center’s Peer Support Services and Programs. This position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the SAARA Center and directly supervises the Peer Specialists, Recovery Coaches, and Volunteers. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Develops and manages a top-tiered Peer Recovery Support services program, managing all of SAARA’s Peer staff and coordinating group schedules, facilitators, and volunteers.
• Supervise the direct delivery of Peer Support services.
• Supervise the overall performance of SAARA’s Peer Recovery Specialists, Volunteers, and Interns; direct supervision to be provided no less than bi-weekly.
• Oversee provision of Peer and Family Support Services to loved ones and family members of peers.
• Collects and maintains attendance and productivity measures for each paid staff at the SAARA Center for Recovery, and attendance records of all volunteers and interns.
• Oversee the provision of and referral for community services and resources.
• Handle peer grievances, disciplinary matters and safety/legal issues.
• Remain aware of and provide resources and information on necessary services – including housing, medical, employment, clothing, food, transportation, treatment, etc.
• Develops and maintains positive alliances in the community, with treatment, employment, housing and other recovery support services providers, to include Community Services Boards, to cultivate linkages throughout the community to enhance the opportunities for housing and employment of participating peers.
• Facilitate Friends and Family and related training's, support groups, and events.
• Assist in ensuring website content for SAARA Center and all published weekly peer recovery support groups schedules are up to date.
• Ensures that required or desired personal demographic and service delivery data is captured and maintained for all people receiving services at or through the SAARA Center for Recovery.
• Maintain outcome data for SAARA Center and SAARA Programs demonstrating the power of Peer Recovery Support.
• Identifies possible grant funding opportunities and assists in the preparation of grant applications and grant evaluation reports; compiles data, tracks trends for inclusion in grant or funder reports, monitors grant and funder report due date and delivery schedules, and ensures all staff and volunteers are collecting the required data.
• Assist the Executive Director as needed including with all legislative and advocacy efforts on behalf of SAARA of Virginia.
• Oversees training's offered at SAARA Center and throughout Virginia, to include Peer Recovery Support Specialist training, REVIVE training's, Friends and Family, and others as mutually agreed to with the Executive Director.
• Provides training for Peer Specialists at treatment programs or other Recovery Community Organizations.
• Represent SAARA of Virginia at pertinent statewide coalitions, groups, and events.
• Maintains thorough knowledge on relevant activities, operations and initiatives related to the treatment of and recovery from Substance Use Disorders and the delivery of Peer Support Services in Virginia.
• Assists the Executive Director and other SAARA staff and volunteers, and partners, in special event planning and execution.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher required. Lived experience with Substance Use Disorders required; five years or more in long-term, self-identified recovery considered a minimum. Four years or more experience in providing recovery support services. Past and recent experience working at a non-profit or community services organization preferred. Candidates with two or more years’ previous supervisory and/or management experience, in any type of setting, are preferred. Strong presentation and group facilitation skills and excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills are required. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and able to operate normal business machines and technology. Competency with Microsoft Office suite and basic computer skills required. Knowledge of various segments and groups within the local and statewide behavioral health community a plus. Three (3) professional references required.
Compensation

Benefits & Salary

Commensurate with experience. This position is classified as full-time and exempt (40+ hours per week) with benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, PTO and Vacation time, holidays, and flex time.

Apply

Email resumes to info@saaracenter.org

SAARA of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender identification or expression, or military status in any of its activities of operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, and selection of vendors and provision of services.

Contact Us

SAARA of Virginia
2000 Mecklenburg Street

Richmond, VA 23223

info@saaracenter.org
Phone: (804) 762-4445 | Fax: (804) 762-4333

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