FOR-NY is Hiring an Executive Director!

Executive Director Opening

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General Summary:

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors. Under the general direction of the Board, the ED is responsible for the successful execution of FOR-NY’s Mission and Strategic Plan, focused on demonstrating the power and proof of recovery from addictions and its overall value.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Build consensus and take the lead role in policy and advocacy issues that support FOR-NY’s mission.

  2. Ensure the development of programs to educate New Yorkers to recognize the human and economic costs of addiction and the value of recovery for the individual, the family and society.

  3. Lead FOR-NY’s efforts to generate revenue and build structure and support to ensure the organization’s continuing operation; establish specific goals and objectives, measure success.

  4. Strengthen and expand local Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s) through the development of a shared vision; identify and develop collaborative relationships with statewide and local leaders.

  5. Direct FOR-NY operations consistent with sound financial practices, e.g., in concert with Board and staff, develop an annual budget, monitor and provide cash flow oversight.

  6. Maintain contact with the Board as a whole and with individual members as needed; assist the Board in carrying out legal and fiduciary duties, organize and attend regular meetings.

  7. Develop relationships with key legislators and other government officials. Establish and maintain contact with representatives, including the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committees.

  8. Provide regularly scheduled supervision of staff; create and foster development of team friendly approach in workplace with open communication. Encourage dialogue supporting agency mission.

  9. Coordinate and facilitate regular Recovery Community Supports Meetings designed to recruit and engage participants that represent individuals and family members.


Masters degree preferred. Bachelors degree with commensurate experience required.


  1. Ten (10) years of non-profit management experience.

  2. Strong commitment to the public health issues of addiction and recovery.

  3. Proven business acumen and the ability to lead a not-tor-profit organization; Public relations and marketing experience

  4. Experience in budgeting, finance and managing fundraising campaigns.

  5. Self-directed manager with entrepreneurial attitude and strong people management skills.

  6. Strong organizational skills.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:
Deborah Brosen
Office Manager