August 03, 2007

Visionary Leader Needed For Mental Health Advocacy Position

The Treatment Advocacy Center is launching a nationwide search for a leader to foster their pursuit of treatment for those most overcome by severe mental illnesses. This is perhaps an ideal position for a parent who has been involved in a support organization such as NAMI and has experience managing or working in mental illness advocacy groups.

Following is from the Treatment Advocacy Center:

A published employment ad like the one below can only convey the barest flavor of the Treatment Advocacy Center's goals. You will find no reference to the 300,000 people with acute psychiatric disorders in America's jails and prisons or the 200,000 left to our streets. There are no words about the thousands who take their own lives each year due to a lack of care. Not a mention of the vast multitude of lives abandoned to illnesses for which there is available and effective treatment.

Our Center seeks an executive director with the vision, passion, and capability to lead us in continuing to pursue our mission of helping those we could not include in this ad.

We urge you to step forward if you are such a person and to please reach out to anyone who you think might be. Doing so is as easy as forwarding this message via email.


Dynamic Executive Director sought for leading national non-profit advocacy organization

The Treatment Advocacy Center orchestrates and promotes legislative, program and policy reforms that bring needed treatment to those most affected by severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia.

In the last decade, metro DC-based TAC has facilitated significant legislative reforms in 17 states and built a strong national media presence.

Dedicated, experienced legal and staff in place. Backgrounds in law, advocacy, mental health, management and fundraising preferred. Strong people skills vital.

Send resume and supporting materials, including salary requirements, to TAC Search Committee at:

Attn: Ana Ramos
8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 200,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815,

or email your information to: jobs (@ at sign)

Send your resume by September. 4.

Posted by szadmin at August 3, 2007 04:58 PM

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