Executive Director Job Announcement

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MHAV’s staff, program management, advocacy, affiliate relations, fundraising, and organizational growth. The ideal candidate will possess an in depth knowledge of the behavioral health field, especially the development of peer specialization, peer support and integrated care, and will as possess resource development skills, grant writing skills, and the necessary leadership skills for board development.

Required Qualifications:

The ED will be committed to MHAV’s mission with proven leadership, coaching, and financial management experience, with a solid understanding of the behavioral health and peer support fields. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree, with 5+ years of management experience and a track record of effectively leading a local and state-wide organization.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of non-profit governance.
  • Knowledge of health care providers, human service agencies and community resources in the Virginia area.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

Salary: Salary range is $50,000 – $65,000 depending upon experience

Benefits: Paid Health Insurance, Paid Leave, Generous Holidays, Flexibility, Partial Telecommute Option

How to apply: Please submit resume and references to MHAofVirginia@gmail.com

Position Open Until Filled

MHAV Executive Director Job Description


Professional Support and Development for the Recovery Community (PSDRC)
Call for Speakers/Presenters

Please join us for professional support and development meetings for those working within Virginia’s peer recovery community.

We welcome those with lived experience who are pursuing (or aspire to pursue) a career in the professional peer support workforce, regardless of certification status, field of focus, or work location. This includes Peer Support Specialists, Peer Recovery Coaches, WRAP Facilitators, etc.


Share your skills and expertise with your fellow peer supporters. PSDRC is looking for peer specialists and recovery coaches to present a short (45-60 min) presentation, workshop or exercise that addresses a topic in the 4 domains of:

1. Advocacy (Examples: Self-advocacy, Peer Support, Person-Centered Language, etc)
2. Mentoring/Education (Ex: Role Modeling, Empowerment, Conflict Resolution, etc)
3. Recovery/Wellness Support (Ex: Self Care, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-based Approaches, etc)
4. Ethical Responsibility (Ex: Peer Drift, Cultural Competency, Boundaries, etc)

Please contact Danielle Donaldson if you have a topic/workshop that you would like to present!

In each meeting, we will take the time to introduce ourselves and network informally. Then, the group facilitator(s) will moderate two discussions. The first hour will be a discussion or presentation focusing on professional development topics; the second hour, a discussion supporting the successes and challenges of working in peer support services. Please feel free to come for either or both portions of the meeting. We will also make time at the end for special announcements.

Share your knowledge and experience with others in your field, expand your professional network, and provide support to your fellow members of Virginia’s peer recovery community. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact Danielle at danielle.donaldson@mhav.org or 804.257.5591.

The mentally ill need a voice and most times unfortunately it can’t come from their loved ones but thankfully it can from agencies such as yours. Thank you.- Anonymous