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Posted on May 19, 2012
Postpartum Education and Support
Raleigh, North Carolina
Postpartum Education and Support (PES) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the emotional wellness of mothers. We offer support for mothers and their families; provide resources for health care providers; and heighten public awareness of perinatal mood disorders. PES was founded in 2007 by the volunteers and physicians of Moms Supporting Moms (MSM) with the goal of growing the services provided by MSM.
MSM is a peer-facilitated support group started in 1998 to provide assistance to mothers suffering from Postpartum Mood Disorders (PMD). It was founded by a mother after she struggled to find help when she was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety after the births of both of her children. The organization has grown from a small group into a well-known community resource with a solid reputation for assisting mothers, and their families, who are dealing with PMD.
Postpartum Education and Support now holds Moms Supporting Moms under its umbrella of services and has successfully expanded its offerings to include other programs. Some of the expanded services include: more support group meetings; talks for community groups interested in helping new mothers; CME-credited courses on PMD; in-service programs for nurses, lactation consultants, and doulas; and consultations with other groups across the state interested in starting support groups in their own communities.
Postpartum Education and Support is led by a dedicated and active group of volunteers who are committed to growing PES in ways that will provide much-needed assistance to mothers and their families.
The Triangle area of North Carolina includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and is geographically located in the center of the state. Located within the area are the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, home to corporate giants and the destination for much corporate relocation. The Triangle is an area of outstanding educational resources offering seventeen universities and colleges. In addition, Raleigh has tremendous resources where cultural and performing arts programs, professional sports teams, and nonprofit organizations thrive.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, supports the vision of the Board, and is involved in all facets of the organization – administrative, fundraising, board management, community outreach, volunteer management, and marketing and communications. The Executive Director must demonstrate initiative and drive, have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to plan, organize, and manage the work of multiple projects. The Executive Director functions as the spokesperson for the organization and represents it at special events, community projects, and other endeavors to promote and raise awareness of the organization. Articulate and dynamic, the successful candidate will be an effective public speaker and advocate. The successful candidate will be able to build productive relationships with various stakeholders (e.g. community members and leaders, legislators, major donors and nonprofit leaders).
The Executive Director must have administration experience, preferably in the non-profit sector, and a strong understanding of accounting, budgeting, compliance and financial reporting. In addition, understanding of board governance and the ability to collaboratively work with is essential to this position. The successful candidate must have the ability to increase funding for the organization, including raising funds from individual donors, grants, annual campaigns, and events.
The environment at PES is cultivated by the committed, collaborative leadership of individuals passionate about the mission. The Executive Director plays a key role in this vibrant organization which requires that the individual be well-organized and efficient and have a compassionate, professional approach. The successful candidate will have a history of clearly demonstrated leadership, and be trusted and respected. The leadership will be marked by maturity and good judgment, and collaborative, yet decisive management. The Executive Director must be a broad thinker and creative problem solver, able to discern the needs of the organization, set a strategic vision, and plan accordingly. The successful candidate will be creative and cooperative, with a strong sense of community and a demonstrated personal commitment to the mission of the organization.
This is a great opportunity for the new Executive Director to grow this organization and add their mark on a respected, effective program. In this role, the Executive Director will be responsible for enhancing the current position of the organization in the community and strengthening it through expanded support. This high-energy position serves as the primary representative for PES, requiring an individual who is able to lead a top-notch team of volunteers and board members, become familiar with and well-connected to the community, and communicate the passion for the mission and advocate for services and support for women. Recognizing the flexible nature of this role and allowing for growth, this position has been established as a part-time, home-based opportunity, with a laptop provide by the organization.
Essential duties and responsibilities of the position include the following:
Marketing and Communications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and at least three references to the PESNC search committee at: EDsearch@PESNC.org
Submission of resumes by e-mail is preferred; include only your last name in the subject line.
Job Type: Executive
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