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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

New York City, NY, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Project HEAL is at an exciting juncture in its development; in the last two years, as a result of a refined mission and vision, the organization has grown rapidly in funding, staff and programming. In this next phase, the Board and Executive Leadership is looking to the CEO to establish a concrete strategic plan and vision for the coming years, provide strategic management and leadership over programming and staff and continue growing the organization in funds to firmly establish it as a continuing leader in the eating disorder space. As head of the organization, the CEO will play a critical role in ensuring the organization’s successful operations and in building its long-term financial stability.

Vital to the CEO’s success will be the ability to engage with various communities and stakeholders – each with varying knowledge of eating disorders – regarding the work of Project HEAL. This often requires teaching others about eating disorders, their impact and the challenges that exist to accessing appropriate care and support.

Key aspects/requirements of this role include:

1) Proven experience growing an organization’s funds. Tenacious ability to create new relationships, pitch the current work of the organization, overcome objections and secure funding and support around current programming.

2)Ability to define a strategic plan and annual work plans for the organization through obtaining a deep understanding of its history, the landscape of eating disorder work, current programming and the mission/vision currently in place.

3)People leadership including deep listening skills, ability to work with and engage various personalities and ability to provide guidance and feedback to support staff growth.

4) Proven experience managing a remote team.

5) Strong decision-making skills.

6) Experience in mental health work and/or body positive/body image work.

7) A strong passion for the mission of Project HEAL, paired with an openness and sensitivity to learning about eating disorders, including relevant language and terminology.


Strategic vision and leadership

Collaborate with the board to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with Project HEAL's core mission.

Provide inspirational leadership and direction to staff and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization.

Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.

Serve as the primary spokesperson for Project HEAL.

Nurture strong relationships with others in the eating disorder and mental health fields to ensure that we are working in collaboration rather than competition.


Effectively steward and grow the organization’s $1.3 million budget.

In collaboration with staff, formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding, and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, and corporations.

Help to grow a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors representative of the community that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources.

Strengthening programmatic infrastructure and operations

Ensure the delivery of high-quality services while managing for current and future growth.

Increase efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by engaging in and overseeing the development of standardized programs, services, and marketing.

Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization.

Work with Chief Operations Officer to plan and execute a responsible annual budget.


Education: Bachelor’s degree.

5+ years of senior management experience.

Experience in mental health work and/or body positive/body image work. Additionally: a deep passion for Project HEAL's mission.

Experience growing an organization's budget via fundraising, major donor development and marketing/public relations. 

Track record of effectively growing a performance and outcomes-based organization and staff team.

Experience managing remote staff.

Past success working with a Board of Directors.

Ability to travel 30% of the time to engage communities and stakeholders and conduct development.

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