is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps people reduce harm associated with drinking.
A recent NIAAA study
showed alcohol use disorder affected nearly 14% of its large US adult sample. A recent CDC study showed only 10% of people with AUD needed treatment. Recent media coverage raised public awareness, yielding rapid growth.
MM faces a number of challenges, however. It has survived on revenue below
$25,000 per year since it was founded over 20 years ago. It remains a
relatively flat organization, which will need greater structure to support the
rapid growth we expect, as more people find out about MM and tell their friends
There are tough questions, like whether to expand the model to areas of excess
beyond alcohol (e.g., overeating, gambling, sex). Some concerns are more legal,
while others are practical (let’s get alcohol support looking like we want it
first). But to the extent that recruiting the right leader depends on these
issues, we are leaving this one for respondents to address in their
First and foremost, the ED must articulate a clear vision of MM’s future.
The ED must be willing to work for little or no money -- $12,000/year for the
first year. Fundraising must increase at least 20% per year for the first five
years. The ED salary will increase by 35% of the amount of the % fundraising
increase over the prior year, up to $100,000/year total.
The ED must be able to motivate people to work for little or no money.
Any outside funds the ED brings to execute his/her mission must not compromise
the integrity of MM with professional and academic communities (e.g., accepting
grants from producers of alcoholic beverages).
The ED must pass a credit and background check. Permission for MM to run these
checks is a requirement of applying for the position.
The ED may be split between two people (e.g., more experienced person
overseeing a less experienced intern); both must pass credit and background
checks, and the salary limits apply, to be split as spelled out by the
* College degree, preferably in related field like psychology, sociology, etc.
* Nonprofit management experience
* Harm reduction experience
* Experience on MM in volunteer roles (please specify)
* Human resources experience
* Social media and online technologies
* Applicant lives in the USA
MM's Executive Director oversees all MM functions:
* Fund-raising and donor care
* Reporting to Board of Directors
* Accounts receivable and payable
* Filing tax documents, updating non-profit registration, legal matters
* Representing MM at conferences
* Continuity, recording history & organizational achievements
* Recruiting and overseeing volunteers and staff from/for:
- face-to-face meetings
- chat and telephone meetings
- therapist vetting, lists, fee collection
- treasurer duties
Timeline of Application and Selection Process
1/31/2016 applications due
2/28/2016 staff recommendations to board of directors
3/15/2016 board of directors decision announced
4/30/2016 executive director starts
Application Documents Due via email to
(each within 900 words / two pages, links to external pages/appendices okay)
* Vision of MM’s future
* Disclosure of conflicts of interest / relationships to related organizations