The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) – the oldest and largest psychoanalytic organization in the US, founded in 1911, and with a membership of approximately 2900 – is looking for an exceptional individual to become its next Executive Director. This search is prompted by the planned retirement of APsaA’s long-standing ED after more than 15 years of service to the Association.
The Executive Director role is critical to the success of APsaA. It is the senior executive position, with a full-time staff of 12 and a budget of more than $3M, working closely with APsaA’s elected member-leaders and board of directors. Based in New York City, the role of the ED has multiple components, including leading and managing the experienced and talented National Office staff, setting strategic direction in collaboration with elected officers and other member-leaders, managing the budget and finance process, planning APsaA’s two annual meetings of members, interacting frequently with members, and overseeing its many educational and outreach programs. The ED facilitates the work of volunteer committee members and committee chairs, and plays a key role in a major scientific journal, an electronic publishing company, the organization’s foundation (including development) and new strides in scientific research.
While experience in non-profit management is essential, an important and differentiating quality in the successful candidate will be superb interpersonal skills and sensitivity, including empathy, judgment and discretion, and a facility for dealing with ambiguity and complexity. Some knowledge of, and interest in, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy is important. The ED works closely with members who are passionate about all aspects of the profession – education, clinical practice, research and various forms of outreach.
APsaA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be evaluated on a merit basis. Compensation is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.
Resumes and a cover letter, along with salary requirements, may be submitted in confidence to the Chair of the APsaA Executive Director Search Committee, Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD.
About American Psychoanalytic Association
The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) is the oldest and largest psychoanalytic organization in the US, founded in 1911, and has a membership of approximately 2900.