Executive Director

Lawrence, KS
Full Time
Senior Executive

Executive Director Position at HeadQuarters Kansas: Lead the Movement for Suicide Prevention


At HeadQuarters Kansas, we're not just an organization; we're leading the fight against suicide in our state. Our mission is to create a sustainable, healthy future for all Kansans. Through our crisis and counseling services, training & education programs, advocacy, and public awareness campaigns, we're rallying communities to join our movement. We embody values of being human, connected, hopeful, trustworthy, collaborative, and resilient. Now, we're looking for an Executive Director who shares these values and is ready to lead this life-saving movement.


Are you driven by a mission to make a tangible difference in the world of suicide prevention? HeadQuarters Kansas seeks an Executive Director who embodies our core values of humanity, connection, hope, trust, collaboration, and resilience. Someone who is not just looking for a job; but looking for a calling—to lead a movement for suicide prevention and build a sustainable, healthy future for all Kansans.

The Executive Director is at the heart of our operations, steering us towards our goal of a suicide-free Kansas. They will be the chief administrator, overseeing financial management, program development, public relations, volunteer development, and fundraising efforts. Working closely with the Board of Directors and partner agencies, they will ensure that HeadQuarters Kansas continues to be a pillar of support and innovation in suicide prevention.

As for who they are as a person? They excel in creating and nurturing relationships within our community and team, demonstrating professionalism, creativity, and a deep commitment to our mission. With a knack for identifying and prioritizing key issues, they inspire confidence and foster a positive, adaptive team environment. They’re not only a strategic thinker but also a problem-solver who's open to learning and evolving.

If this sounds like you, and you're ready to guide our organization through inspiring leadership, strategic financial management, and impactful communication, we want to hear from you.

  • Champion the HeadQuarters Kansas Mission: Drive our strategic vision, ensuring our core values are at the forefront of every decision and action.
  • Operational Excellence: Manage day-to-day operations, fostering a smoothly functioning organization that meets the needs of those we serve.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Cultivate strong relationships with the Board of Directors and partner agencies, securing support and resources for our programs.
  • Funding and Fiscal Responsibility: Diversify our funding sources while managing fiscal matters with integrity, ensuring the organization's sustainability.
  • Advocacy and Representation: Be the voice of HeadQuarters Kansas, advocating for suicide prevention across Kansas and beyond.
  • Program Oversight: Guide our team in developing and implementing impactful programs, always with compliance and best practices in mind.
  • Team Leadership: Lead our dedicated staff, fostering an environment of growth, collaboration, and excellence.
  • A deep commitment to suicide prevention and mental health advocacy.
  • Proven leadership experience in nonprofit management, with a track record of achieving results.
  • Strategic vision with the ability to execute on ambitious goals.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience managing substantial operating budgets.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders.
  • A history of successful fundraising and resource development.
  • Experience partnering with a Board of Directors.
  • Inclusion of cover letter with initial application.
  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in relevant field.
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Routine office environment.
Moderate independent travel.

It is the intention of HeadQuarters Kansas to create and foster a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive employment consideration without discrimination toward race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Contents may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.


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