Executive Director


Addiction is the most significant health crisis in the United States today, and Shatterproof is committed to ending the devastation. Founded by former hotel executive Gary Mendell to fill the gap for a well-funded, national, not-for-profit organization to reverse the course of this health crisis, Shatterproof was launched with the single goal of ending the devastation addiction is causing our families. Building on momentum gained by advising on public policy for addiction-related issues and advancing the evidence-based measurement of care options, Shatterproof is taking an important next step to mobilize the public through education and increased awareness of the steps to end the crisis and is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to build the Shatterproof Movement to End Addiction Stigma in the United States.

This new Executive Director will set the strategic vision for the Movement and champion both its internal structural development and the development of external allies, building cross-sector partnerships, high-profile supporters, and financial resources for success. S/he will have a close working relationship with Shatterproof’s CEO to ensure coordinated vision for the Shatterproof Movement to End Addiction Stigma that supports Shatterproof’s ambitious, organization-wide goals. The ED will also work in coordinated partnership with Shatterproof’s leadership team to leverage their exceptional expertise in Marketing and Communications, Development & Fundraising, Corporate Engagement, Addiction Treatment Programming, Government Relations, and Finance and Operations to the benefit of the Movement’s work. In addition to these team resources, the ED will have initial financial resources to support the hiring of a high-functioning, complementary team for the Movement and will be the architect of internal processes and protocols that will ensure the Movement’s long-term stability and success. Finally, the ED will serve as the primary external face of the Movement and will effectively utilize media platforms, convenings, and other strategies to immediately curb the insidious effects of stigma and addiction.

The ideal candidate will possess a deep commitment to ending the crisis of addiction and the gravitas and vision to lead and shape the anti-stigma movement. As a consummate collaborator, facilitator, and campaign builder, this person will have vast experience convening diverse groups of thought leaders, policy makers, funders, business leaders, and communities and success leveraging data and collective voice for change. Operationally, the new ED will bring expertise in building and running a public movement to create societal change including the talent strategy, team management, fundraising, and organizational strategy necessary to guide an initiative successfully through a period of rapid growth and development.


More information about Shatterproof may be found at: https://www.shatterproof.org/

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: Shatterproof-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Shatterproof values diverse perspectives and is committed to building an inclusive workplace. They are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or prior arrest history. People from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply

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  • Health
  • Social Sector