Executive Director Search

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director to serve the association with integrity, vision, and foresight as the chief staff officer. The Executive Director will oversee all association staff and day-to-day operations, cultivate new and ongoing relationships with stakeholders, work in partnership with the Board to position the association for long-term success, and report directly to the APNA Board of Directors.

After 13 years in the position, current APNA Executive Director Nicholas Croce Jr. is retiring. Under his leadership, the organization has seen strong financial stability, the introduction of new programs and services, and 225% growth in membership. The Board is now looking for a dynamic candidate equipped with the skills and expertise to build upon that track record of success. APNA is prepared to offer a competitive compensation and benefit package based on experience.

The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree, possess association experience, and have a broad understanding of the health care environment, particularly with regard to nursing and psychiatric-mental health. Strong skills in the management of finances, personnel, administration, and organization are required, as are exceptional leadership, communication, interpersonal, team-building and strategic planning skills. To learn more, please view the APNA Executive Director Job Description and APNA Organizational Profile.

APNA will be accepting resumes through August 31st, at which point suitable candidates will be contacted for an initial phone interview. A Search Committee composed of select Board members, past presidents, and chapter and council leaders will oversee this process. The Board plans to conduct the search over the last half of 2019 with a goal of identifying the new ED during the fourth quarter of 2019.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), founded in 1986, is a 501c(3) not for profit organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Since its founding, APNA has grown to be one of the largest professional membership organizations committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with mental health and substance use disorders.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, salary expectations, and a resume to APNA Director of Communications Meaghan Trimyer at inform@apna.org.

APNA Executive Director Job Description  |  APNA Organizational Profile

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