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Executive Director

Center for Humanistic Change (CHC)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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Focus Areas
Education, Mental Health / Crisis Intervention
Job Function
Executive / Senior Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

The Center for Humanistic Change (CHC) prepares people to meet life’s challenges. CHC offers evidence-based and custom-designed education, focused primarily on building resiliency and preventing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, that gives people the knowledge and skills they need to make better choices. CHC’s core services provide educational programming in schools, the community, and the workplace.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the agency and is responsible for providing overall vision and strategic leadership, as well as the management of the overall operation. The Executive Director provides direction and leadership to staff members, is responsible for ensuring the fiscal health of the organization and will assume a strategic role in the solicitation of funding sources. The Executive Director will initiate and maintain strategic partnerships with government officials, schools, businesses, and community leaders in order to promote the organization and its mission.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible management experience, including development and implementation of budgets and strategic plans. The successful candidate must have excellent professional communication skills including written, oral, and listening skills with experience presenting to large groups or businesses. Experience in fundraising and proven success working with a Board, understanding accountability, and reporting results is essential. Knowledge of Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, SAMSHA, and CDC and working in the greater Lehigh Valley are a plus. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in nonprofit management, business administration, public health, communication, or related field is preferred. The Executive Director will be onsite a minimum of three days a week in Allentown, PA.

For a complete Position Description and additional information on Center for Humanistic Change, please visit our website at
Qualified candidates may send resume to:
Tara Sweeney
Lambert & Associates

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