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New Career opportunity at The Haven

Executive Director
The Haven


Founded in 1969, The Haven’s mission is The Haven’s mission is to provide effective & affordable treatment based upon the clients’ motivation, rather than their ability to pay for treatment.

Revenues: $1 to $1.5 million

We do this by offering low cost residential treatment therapy and transitional housing programs.

For more information, please visit www.havenhelps.com


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for The Havens staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans, and work in concert with clinical staff to achieve strategic goals and maintain programmatic integrity.


Leadership & Management:

•Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals

•Actively engage and energize The Haven’s volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders

•Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local operations.

•Lead, develop and retain The Haven’s current staff as well as continue to facilitate the unique relationships that exist between, staff, residence, Transitional housing and Alumni

•Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents

Fundraising & Communications:

•Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt

•Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand

•Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

•Develop systems and procedures to tract fund raising activities and actively seek out new sources of Angel Donors, while maintaining high degree of professionalism with existing donors

Planning & New Business:

•Design the expansion and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into outpatient treatment per new regulations and requirements, including but not limited to third party reimbursement.

•Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.

•Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to The Havens mission. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other preferred qualifications include:

A master’s degree, ideally in substance use counseling or a mental health related field, public administration or business management. Five years of management experience; track record of effectively leading an outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth

• Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation

•Excellence in organizational management with the ability to staff, manage, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget

•Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

•Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders

•Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

•Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

•Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

•Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Providing addiction relief for more than 40 years.

Founded in 1969, The Haven offers both residential program and transitional housing programs to men and women who suffer from addiction. We embrace the 12-step program as a model of personal development and long-term recovery, and our staff is certified to provide personalized treatment.


Residential Treatment

The Haven’s residential treatment program is designed for individuals (male and female) over eighteen who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. The length for residential treatment program is between 45–90 days. The average length of stay for program graduates is 75 days. The Haven has an 18-bed capacity, and the population is generally evenly split between males and females. Each client receives at least 25 hours of structured program activities per week.

We are a therapeutic community, meaning that most of the work we accomplish is through the use of group therapy techniques. We support the 12-step program as a model for personal development and long-term recovery. Regular attendance at meetings, groups and additional activities are required as part of the program. Moreover, each of our clients receives a physical and psychological evaluation through the University of Utah’s Alcohol and Drug Unit within the first 45 days of treatment.


Transitional Housing Program

The Haven offers transitional housing for men and women who have completed residential treatment. Our homes are clean and inviting, secure and alcohol/drug free. The Haven offers clients a foundation that assures the transition from a treatment center into a sober living facility is consistent with the principles of recovery. The purpose of the program is to increase the rate of success for sobriety. Given that homelessness, in addition to substance abuse, is a major problem faced in our community, providing transitional housing becomes an attractive  alternative for those leaving treatment.


Our philosophy is to reduce the risk of relapse by keeping people connected with the recovery process. In order to be successful at this goal, individuals need to be engaged in long-term care and continuing to work on their recovery after treatment. Along with the fellowship, it is mandatory that individuals obtain employment and have a safe and sober living environment. Transitional housing includes aftercare groups, 12-step meetings, and random drug screening.