Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress


Executive Director


 The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to establish ASAP goals and policies, and is responsible for ASAP strategy, communications, operations, staff, and results. The Executive Director will be a highly visible leader in the community, and a strong advocate for substance use disorder prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Collaborate with community leaders to continually improve Substance Abuse Support System: service providers, law enforcement, court system, health care, social service agencies, faith-based, business leaders, recovery community, etc.
  • Determine key performance measures for Substance Abuse Support System.
  • Identify and coordinate goals, projects and processes to optimize Substance Abuse Support System.
  • Develop long term strategies in coordination with community partners and the Board of Directors towards shared goals.
  • Assist/lead Operations and Communications Manager in the development and implementation of community-wide communication plans.
  • Act as the face and voice of ASAP on a state and local level.
  • Identify and coordinate goals and projects to promote awareness, education, and prevention of substance use disorders; e.g. the goal of eliminating stigmas associated with substance use disorders.
  • Assist/Lead ASAP Hub Manager in developing the strategies, start-up, and operating plans.
  • Recruit, build, supervise and develop an outstanding team.
  • Evaluate staff performance, use team building and motivational techniques, and additional training, to continually improve professionalism and performance.
  • Create annual work plan and goals for self and team.
  • Responsible for financial plan and operational cost management.
  • Develop plan with City and County officials for annual financial support of ASAP.
  • Work with ASAP Board to develop a sustainable cost model and framework for ongoing funding.
  • Seek and apply for appropriate grant opportunities
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with state leaders and other cities/counties in our region especially Columbus Bartholomew County elected officials, as well as community, regional, and state human and social service resources.




  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 10 years of related experience in business and/or human and social services field
  • Management or supervisory experience required


  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and proof of insurance.

knowledge, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

  • Ability to lead and collaborate with peers and partners.
  • Ability to plan, lead, and facilitate community meetings.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with follow up skills.
  • Active listening and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
  • Ability to exhibit and demonstrate customer service to volunteers, clients and other team members.


  • Ability to effectively use email (MS Outlook) and MS Office software programs as necessary.
  • Experience and/or ability to learn database software systems.
  • Experience and/or ability to learn web-based software systems.
  • Ability and willingness to effectively use other job-related technology tools, including but not limited to:
    • Image scanners, fax machines, and photocopiers.
    • Multi-Line Phone System.


  • Ability to stand 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to walk 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to sit over 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to talk or hear from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.


  • The work environment is that of a fast paced office with minimal to high noise levels and moderate temperatures.
  • This position requires working independently as well as part of a team.
  • This position requires verbal and face-to-face contact with others on a daily basis.
  • Frequent use of a computer, general office equipment, and/or personal device (e.g., cell phone, tablet) is necessary.
  • The position requires client information be maintained appropriately confidential.Driving or flying to/from volunteer sites and/or other locations for business-related purposes.

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