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Executive Director

Posted By:
Jim Boylan
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Central Vermont
 non   profit   management 
Category:Nonprofit / Social Services
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time

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Alyssum, Incorporated
A peer hosted alternative

Alyssum Inc. is seeking a dynamic founding Executive Director.

Alyssum Inc. is a new Vermont organization dedicated to providing a peer-operated non-medical holistic approach to mental wellness and recovery for Vermonters who are experiencing emotional crisis. This alternative to psychiatric hospitalization will provide a safe, mutually supportive, non-judgmental, educational and self-empowering environment at a respite guest house in the Central Vermont area.

The Executive Director has the responsibility of carrying out the mission, policies and programs of Alyssum, as determined by the Board of Directors. This person will oversee ongoing operations of the organization as well as providing direct service and crisis intervention. The Executive Director will be responsible for the operations of a two-bed respite guest house operated by peers that affords individuals the opportunity to engage in the principles of wellness, recovery and peer support and to emerge from crisis with wisdom and the personal responsibility skills for living well.

Initial funding for Alyssum will be in place. The Executive Director will be charged with maintaining a strong funding base into the future.

Candidates should have experiential knowledge with the mental health system and lived experience as a peer. Administrative experience and work in a peer-centered organization are important.

SALARY: Gross salary commensurate with qualification within a range of $38,000 to $42,000.

To apply online send a cover letter, resume and 3 references with the subject line ED Search to or mail it to Alyssum ED Search c/o Mad River Research, 164 White Pine Drive, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

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