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Chief Executive Officer
Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc in Arlington, Virginia
Date Posted 02/17/2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Employee Assistance Professionals Association seeks a visionary nonprofit business leader skilled in driving organizational success and empowering high performing staff. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will have overall management responsibility for a growing impactful organization with a $1.5 million annual budget, and 8 employees. Combining inspirational leadership and sophisticated management abilities, they will advance the organization in terms of culture, capability, processes, and impact.


Executive Leadership and Organizational Management

  • Provide thoughtful and visionary executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Present strategic options and plans for organization growth and gain Board approval as needed to carry out the work of the mission of EAPA.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and ensure its overall successful long-term operations. Manage and motivate staff, overseeing processes such as hiring, separation, ongoing staff development, performance management, and compensation and benefits.
  • Apply innovative thinking and performance measurements to analyze and support strategic decision-making. Contribute to the strategic plan and drive its implementation.
  • Inspire a business-oriented, professional, results-driven environment across the EAPA and the EA Field.
  • Establish goals, objectives, and operational plans in collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff.

Board Governance

The CEO reports to Association President and the Board of Directors, and serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of EAPA’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC).

  • Maintain regular, timely, effective and ongoing communication to build strong relationships with the entire Board, providing leadership and support to members at all times.
  • Attends all Board meetings providing Board members prior to the meetings with all information necessary to continually function properly and make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner. These reports will include timelines and updates on current projects
  • Gracefully manage the board as needed to build consensus, remind of outstanding deliverables, and offer support.
  • Implement Board policies and procedures and build support for Board decisions amongst staff.
  • Work closely and openly with the Board, EACC and its committees, ensuring ongoing communication of risks, issues, as well as successes.

Development and Fundraising

  • Drive development and fundraising leveraging the Board as needed.
  • Initiate, cultivate, and develop relationships to build a portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate supporters.
  • Ensure the organization’s financial stability and sustainability by maintaining healthy cash flow and adequate reserves.

Financial Management and Administration

  • Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for all of the administrative and operational functions of the organization in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies.
  • Prudently direct resources and manage all financials within budget guidelines and according to current laws and regulations.
  • Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the organization.
  • Monitor board-approved budget and manage daily financial operations to ensure maximum utilization of resources and optimum financial positioning for the organization.
  • Ensure maximum resource utilization, budget management, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Build and administer the annual budget, with Board approval.

External Relations and Communications

  • Represent the organization and serve as chief spokesperson publicly at events, conferences, and partnership meetings.
  • Present and promote the organization and its mission, programs, partners, and members in a consistently positive manner.
  • Ensure high visibility to prospects and the public and build interest in engaged philanthropy.
  • Manage all aspects of the organization’s marketing and public relations.


Candidates may emerge from private industry, nonprofit organizations, foundations, government, or industry backgrounds and should possess the following:

  • Five years of prior experience as a CEO, Executive Director, or in a related position at a nonprofit, professional association or foundation.
  • Strong business acumen and a history of providing visionary leadership at the executive level.
  • Proven experience executing organization growth and leading a similar or larger size successful nonprofit and/or related entity.
  • Experience and success in motivating, recruiting, developing, retaining, and mentoring high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams
  • Excellent written, oral, and public speaking skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • A master degree in public health, social services or human resources.
  • CEAP, SHRM credential or a recognized professional credential related association management preferred.
  • Knowledge of Employee Assistance Program services preferred.


Completed applications, including resumes, must be submitted online athttps://www.eapassn.org/CEO-Search no later than February 26, 2021. Telephone interviews with qualified candidates will be conducted beginning the second week of March 2021, and finalist candidates will be invited to in-person interviews with EAPA’s search committee, staff and Board of Directors.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

COVID-19 considerations:
Expect interviews to be conducted via Zoom.

Company's website:

  • https://www.eapassn.org

Company's Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/eapassn

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
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