Executive Director

at Addiction Prevention Coalition (view profile)
Location Birmingham, AL
Date Posted 07/30/2017
Category Administration / Operations
Job Type Full-time


The Addiction Prevention Coalition has an immediate opening for an Executive Director (ED). The ED is responsible for helping build and execute the vision of the organization in its efforts to help those affected by drug and alcohol abuse.

The ED must encourage and demonstrate a consistency of purpose and define and execute to standards of excellence that supports the intended direction of the Board of Directors and strategic plan, maintaining our position as a “faith-founded” ministry helping reach the entire community.

The ED is responsible for effective development and implementation of APC’s policies, plans, and objectives, and directs the daily operations of the organization.  The ED is responsible for communicating the vision and providing the administrative leadership and --- guidance to the staff and members/clients.

The ED is the primary public face of the ministry and is the primary fundraiser (with the help of staff and the Board), seeking to create within the community a strong positive image in order to gain the support needed.  The ED is responsible for operating the Mission on a sound financial basis, which includes preparation of the budget, managing and monitoring all financial obligations and maintaining appropriate financial controls.

Job Functions:   

  • Builds and executes the vision of the organization with the support of the Board of Directors.
  • Leads, contributes to and carries out the Strategic Plan and recognizes when or why a part of the plan needs to change or expand.
  • Ensures that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and important factors influencing it.
  • Oversees APC’s daily operations, including developing effective programs, initiatives, strategic alliances and collaborations, with the expectation of excellence in execution of all functions.
  • Directs the administration and financial management of APC to ensure that donated funds are well-stewarded and responsibly managed.
  • Promotes APC as chief spokesperson to the media and public, maintaining a current knowledge of current research and emerging best practices and effectively sharing the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Maintains the relationship with external organizations serving the common mission, especially with the DFC Grant from the federal government.
  • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Assures that an effective team is in place and invests resources in the development of the entire staff so the organization can perform in an increasingly effective way each year.
  • Maintains a climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of top quality, motivated and engaged people.
  • Is responsible for developing and maintaining sound organizational guidelines, is responsible for the recruitment, employment and release of all personnel and ensures that job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations held, and sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Ministers to those seeking help (members/clients) by helping them connect to appropriate service providers.

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or higher with ministry/business experience in alcohol and drug studies or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Prefer ten years’ experience in management and leadership; strong preference for personal awareness of the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

Required Skills:  

  • Exemplary character
  • Visionary leadership experience
  • Self-starter with a servant’s heart
  • Knowledge of current topics in the recovery/substance abuse world
  • Passion for recovery and for youth engagement
  • Strong relationship skills at all levels - students, donors, staff, service providers and community
  • Strong organizational skills to help APC build and maintain an atmosphere of excellence in execution in all areas of the organization
  • Driven to lead by example
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and QuickBooks.


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