Job Opportunity with SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center

Executive Director

For more information, contact Jennifer Morrill at: jennifermorrill1@gmail.com.

Organization Descritpion: One of western Nevada County’s most effective, and most unique, non profit service programs is searching for a new Executive Director, who will spearhead a move to increase community visibility.  Dead line for applications is August 16, 2015.

SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center is a local program organized twelve years ago by  people with mental health issues as a way to support others with mental health challenges. SPIRIT Center continues to be in the forefront of the national movement to train and empower peers, people with mental health issues, as the most effective support for each other.

Set in a house and gardens on five acres overlooking Brusnwick Basin, the SPIRIT Center offers a range of peer support services, including a variety of individual and group counseling, as well as food and other support services. SPIRIT Center also provides Crisis Peer Counselors on call daily to the Emergency Department of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. These services are supported by a California state tax which funds the Mental Health Services Act. All SPIRIT services are free.

Job Description: The ED has overall strategic, financial, and operational responsibility for SPIRIT Center’s staff, volunteers, programs, and expansion. The SPIRIT Eexcutive Director works with the staff team to develop and impliment programs and policies that grow and support the Center’s goal of empowering people in their personal recovery goals. The ED reports to the Board of Directors, which approves programs and policies.

The Executive Director should have direct experience in a peer based environment and/or have direct personal experience as a consumer, family member, or support person to people with mental health challenges. A masters or bachelors degree in a related field, and/or a minimum of two years experience in a similar nonprofit environment is preferred.

The ED would be a highly energetic, creative self-starter with a proven track record of creating community partnerships, grant writing, fundraising, and bulding an energetic team of staff and volunteers commited to achieving SPIRIT’s vision and goals.

The ideal candidate would be a mental health peer in recovery and wellness with experience in fundraising.

Salary will depend on experience, with the potential for increases from additional funding. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and letter of interest to: jennifermorrill1@gmail.com, or call 530.214.0686. For more information about SPIRIT Center, see: www:SpiritPeerEmpowermentCenter.org.