The Executive Director (ED) of IACP will lead a well-established membership organization with thoughtful and well-functioning culture and practices for collaborating remotely across all levels of the organization (staff and board). This is a full-time, remote position (U.S. only) with a flexible schedule, and reports to the Board of Directors. Travel is expected approximately6-10 times per year, nationally and internationally, when conditions are safe to do so.
IACP’s next ED steps into an organization that is financially and operationally stable, with a highly involved board, a dedicated staff, and a devoted constituency. The organization has been in a phase of internal rebuilding, and is now poised for a more outward, expansive focus.
In constant collaboration with a small staff, relatively large board, and robust committee structure of about a dozen working committees, the Executive Director is an expert at hearing all perspectives, planning collaboratively, managing expectations, setting boundaries, and reinforcing priorities. With an expert and highly engaged volunteer workforce supported by committed paid staff, IACP accomplishes an annual Educational and Networking Forum with 400+ attendees, a year-long Leadership Academy in 2021-2022, and regular monthly webinars, quarterly online seminars, and gatherings throughout the year. The Executive Director is a highly responsive ongoing facilitator of communication, ensuring clarity of roles and responsibilities for all involved.
With a firm focus on growing membership, the new ED will work internationally to emphasize the benefits of IACP to current Collaborative Practice practitioners, while promoting these practices to new professionals who may be attracted to the field. The Executive Director will bring well-honed communications and marketing skills to build capacity within the organization to employ new and traditional media to communicate the value of Collaborative Practice and of IACP. Meanwhile, with the overall goal of transforming the culture of family conflict resolution, IACP seeks to promote a greater awareness among the general public, understanding the positive impact on children and families this approach can have during a family’s most difficult times. As the leader and public face of the organization, the ED need not be a subject matter expert on Collaborative Practice, but is expected to be a sophisticated, energetic, and informed champion of the approach and of IACP’s offerings.
While working to expand IACP’s reach into more countries and cultures, the ED will have strong multicultural competency, understanding the challenges of representing an organization and a theory of social change initially founded in the North American context. The Executive Director is a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both philosophically and practically, leading and supporting work across time zones, languages, and cultures. The new ED will have the opportunity to shape offerings for staff, board, and membership to learn, develop, and implement best practices to ensure participants across the globe are engaged and feel belonging.
Finally, as the Executive Director has day-to-day responsibility for IACP’s financial sustainability and growth, the new ED will bring a collaborative and distributed approach to fundraising. This role has primary responsibility for cultivating new and existing donors, as well as identifying and generating new sources of funding. The ED also trains and equips board members to actively participate in fundraising, with particular support to the Fundraising Committee to implement the annual campaign.