Genesis Club was founded in 1988 by a small group of Worcester citizens committed to helping their adult friends and family members manage the struggles and challenges associated with mental illness.  Today Genesis Club continues to evolve as an internationally recognized leader in providing high quality rehabilitation services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the greater Worcester area.

The mission is to help adults recovering from mental illness attain employment, education, health/wellness and decent housing.  Genesis Club is Accredited by and a charter member of Clubhouse International; is an International Training Center and fully adheres to the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs.

The Position
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have strategic and operational responsibility for Genesis Club in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.  S/he will expand on or develop a deep knowledge of the community behavioral health field and political landscape in which rehabilitative and recovery-oriented behavioral health services are operating at a time of tremendous change in the next five years in healthcare and methods/processes of reimbursement.

  • Exude passion for the philosophy of the Clubhouse model of rehabilitation.
  • Provide leadership and vision to the Clubhouse members and staff, upholding the integrity of the Clubhouse model and the coherence of the Genesis Club community
  • Support and develop Genesis Club as an innovative Clubhouse International Training Base.
  • Identify, recruit, support and retain a team of results-oriented, creative thinkers as staff, and assume responsibility for their professional growth and development
  • Supervise senior level staff
  • Encourage full member participation in all the operations of Genesis Club
  • Work with funding partners on shared goals to improve the efficiency, cost effectiveness and impact of Genesis Club
  • Provide innovative leadership in program development to keep Genesis Club on the leading edge of the sector
  • Evaluate potential strategic partnerships, alliances and collaborations to more effectively and efficiently achieve Genesis Club’s mission
  • Oversee the programmatic, financial and administrative management of Genesis Club
  • Provide strategic financial leadership to a growing organization
  • Lead change, ensuring clarity, understanding and commitment to goals, objectives, timelines and outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate Genesis Club’s goals and priorities with all partners and stakeholders
  • Establish Genesis Club as a resource for care management agencies and health care providers throughout Worcester County regarding the role of behavioral health providers and clubhouses, specifically in delivery system reform.
  • Develop strategies to maximize use of technology
  • Build relationships with appropriate key leadership in partner organizations, state oversight agencies, and the community
  • Plan, develop and implement strategies for generating sustainable resources and revenue streams including private donations, foundation grants and government contracts.
  • Actively foster/maintain relationships with donors and prospective donors.
  • Develop the Board of Directors and utilize their talents
  • Keep the Board informed of organization activities, progress and priorities.

Desired Qualifications 

  • Five+ years of progressive experience in leadership positions.
  • Demonstrated success as a fundraiser, capable of articulating an organizational mission.
  • Demonstrated strategic vision and leadership, with ability to be hands-on when needed.
  • Demonstrated success as a general business manager with profit and loss accountability.
  • Ability to gain high level of community knowledge and connectivity; proven ability to establish relationships with civic leaders and federal, state, and local officials.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and listening; experience representing an organization to the public.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; sensitivity to diversity and multi-cultural issues.  Able to build effective relationships for the organization among diverse constituencies: Clubhouse staff, members, Community and legislative
  • Ability to be proactive, manage/balance the strategic and operational needs of a complex and growing organization.  Detail-oriented with superior organizational ability.
  • Experience using technology and electronic media to advance professional and organizational effectiveness. 
  • Experience with government contracts, i.e., billing with the Department of Mental Health, auspice agencies, Medicaid, etc.
  • Have knowledge of housing programs and services within the state and local community
  • Empathy for, understanding of, and respect for members
  • Political savvy and keen interest in healthcare policy, Medicaid reform, and the Massachusetts political landscape
  • Graduate Degree in rehabilitation counseling, public health, psychology, or related field preferred.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Ruth Osterman at [email protected].