Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as the primary representative of the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association (NHMHCA) and provides support and direction in carrying out the responsibilities listed below. The Executive Director is actively engaged in the broader behavioral health and human services community, reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

Specific committee responsibilities:


  1. Implement  program development and innovation that responds to member/client/organization needs.
  2. Develop  program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board. 
  3. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.
  4. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. 
  5. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  6. Work with committee chairs to maintain timelines to ensure outcomes are met.
  7. Maintain positive relationships with the Board of Directors, volunteers, business and industry leaders, government officials and politicians.
  8. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the board of directors.


In communications, the Executive Director will:

  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
  5. Jointly, with the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.


Experience and Qualifications

Excellent oral and written communications skills are required, as is the ability to represent the organization and its interests in a positive and effective manner.  .   The successful candidate will be a self-starter and able to manage his/her time and achieve goals in a timely and cost effective manner and hold an active LCMHC license in the state of New Hampshire. 


This is a part time year round salaried contract position with the potential to grow.  It is anticipated for the current contract year to be an average of 20 hours per month – hours could and likely will vary from month to month, and a pay rate of $550.00 per month ($6600.00 per year).  

 Professional Qualifications:

1.      An active or previously held LCMHC license

a.       With no negative Board actions or encumbrances

2.      Organizational abilities

3.      Written and oral communication skills

4.       Public speaking ability