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Executive Director

The NH Providers Association

Founded in 2003, The NH Providers Association’s mission is to represent its members in advancing substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery through public policy, leadership, professional development, and quality member services.

Our vision is for a New Hampshire with an all-encompassing continuum of care that successfully addresses the public health impacts of substance use.

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The NH Providers Association is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to oversee strategic and operational responsibility for NHPA’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.  The Executive Director will be responsible for policy initiatives and interfacing with a variety of professional, executive, and legislative communities at the state and federal levels. 

NHPA is excited to welcome a new leader to this strong organization with a seasoned staff.  NHPA is also an important organization to ensure that substance use providers are able to successfully navigate systems necessary to carry out their work.  Flexibility and innovation are necessary traits for the ideal candidate.  Primary responsibilities will include board administration, public policy and advocacy, supervision of staff, and oversight of operations.

The Executive Director is salaried positon with flexible hours and opportunity to work from home.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to The NH Provider’s Association mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, public policy and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally a JD or MPA, with at least 3-7 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance-and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Familiarity with New Hampshire’s behavioral healthcare system and related public policy issues relevant to the field
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and flexibility to innovate into new areas
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach partially remote staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize The NH Providers Association volunteers, board members, membership, committees, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: work with Board leadership to seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as national affiliate engagement

Advocacy and Public Policy:

  • Conduct outreach and education to local, state and national policymakers
  • Provide testimony and input on priority legislation at the state and national level
  • Build the Providers Association reputation as a resource for provider impact information for state policymakers and government officials
  • Work alongside advocacy partners to implement advocacy plans for priority legislation

Planning & New Business:

  • Work alongside Membership Development Director and program staff to expand membership into new sectors
  • Begin to build partnerships in new sectors, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders at each expansion site
  • Work with Board and Staff to identify areas of need for membership support and identify resources and strategic plans to implement new benefits

Fundraising & Events:

  • Responsible for submitting annual funding requests to grant makers and identifying opportunities for proposal submission to local and state funders
  • Coordinate with the Membership Development Director to expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and organization expansion
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to


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Date Added: July 18, 2017

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