Executive Director (Psilocybin nonprofit)

Unlimited SciencesDenver, CO, United States23 days ago

Position Summary

In Unlimited Sciences growth as an organization, they are now entering a new chapter of building out systems and teams to handle the increased interest in this cause. Their co-founders are moving to the Board and a key hire for this next phase is a dedicated PART-TIME Executive Director, who will deliver critical results through the highest-impact engagements with our team and potential donor base, as well as build the systems, processes, and the team to support this work.

Assets and cool projects you’d be adopting:

  • Existing study in second year of recruitment with Johns Hopkins University
  • Developing study with major sports league and prominent university
  • Over 20 Influencers assembled ready to advance the US mission with over 3 mil reach
  • Deep bench of volunteers including co-founders with proven track record of success in previous careers
  • Psychedelic Diaries (moving video content)
  • Unlimited Voices (video podcast of some of the most influential game changers in the space)

Key aspects of the ideal candidate include:

1. A personal story that connects with Unlimited Sciences mission – whether from their own experience, or someone close to them, this person has seen the life-changing benefits of psychedelic therapies, or knows the impact of chronic mental health disorders on individuals and their families. This person channels their experience with a strong sense of optimism that big change is possible, and feels a personal calling to have an even greater impact in this phase of their career.

2. Is successful in organizational leadership. This is someone who enjoys telling a great story, listening and engaging with authenticity, being bold in making decisions, transparency in communication, and persisting to get results (and modeling and coaching that for others). You must have a generosity that scares yourself and will

balance caring about the internal team including the individual on the team while putting the individuals we serve first. In particular, the right candidate has a track record of increasing revenue in a growing organization, by employing the highest-impact approaches while leading the team to greater successes to serve the world.

3. A natural builder – this person has gravitated toward roles that didn’t exist before, coming in to add structure and direction to their function, always leaving the organization in a place of stability and sustainability because he or she can balance both vision and process. This person has a start-up and growth mentality, creates things with minimal resources, and truly enjoys getting their hands dirty while figuring out the critical next steps with their eye always on the long term vision and success of the organization and its team.

4. A strategic thinker and quick decision-maker – rather than being pulled into the weeds, he or she excels at assessing needs and gaps (especially related to systems and processes), identifying the most effective solutions and priorities, and facilitating the critical steps to move the team forward. This person always comes to the table with a thoughtful recommendation and the reasoning behind it and isn’t attached to the outcome. The one thing you can count on in this industry is change and transition. This person thrives and appreciates the challenge of this dynamic environment.

5. The highest degree of integrity – not only because this role engages with donors to responsibly steward their investments in our impact, but also because we are connected to an emerging and often misunderstood industry, and as an organization, we have a responsibility to do what is right, so that more individuals and the community may benefit. This is a person who has experience with similarly high expectations, personally takes responsibility for their actions, and cleans up their mistakes with grace.

Primary Responsibilities

1) Board Governance: Works with the Board in order to fulfill the organization's mission.

  • Responsible for leading Unlimited Sciences in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting. Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Unlimited Sciences, including working with founders on a proposed annual budget and quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. The controller is already in position.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Unlimited Sciences’ mission.

3) Organization Mission, Vision, and Strategy: Ability to inspire a vision of Unlimited Sciences’ strategic future to  staff, contractors, board, volunteers, and donors. Works with stakeholders to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of Unlimited Sciences’ programs of Research and Awareness while building Community and carrying out the mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Unlimited Sciences can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Unlimited Sciences’ image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professionals, civic and private organizations.

4) Organization Operations: Has multiple years of senior nonprofit or management experience with strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and task facilitation. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure efficient operations.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Responsible for the effective administration of Unlimited Sciences’ operations.
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified contractors, and staff.

Supervisory Responsibility

The ED will be focused primarily on leading the team and generating momentum in funding results for Unlimited Sciences. Relationships are the most important thing to you at this stage in your career. Because we are a start up you will adopt a creative, innovative, loyal, and brilliant team of volunteers and founders and will need to have a small enough ego to lean on their expertise as well as guide them to even greater successes by seeing new opportunities with fresh eyes. You will have a big enough ego to actually think you can change the world! You

pride yourself on being able to filter through the noise and focus on the best opportunities observing both ripe opportunities, but also willing to put in the work to realize the long game rewards.

The ED will be responsible for driving Unlimited Sciences to meet a fundraising goal of 500,000 in 2020, and leading and inspiring the team of 7 individuals and contractors, 20+ influencers to serve over 3000 in our global community to help the world to Heal, Learn and Expand.

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