Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $80,000 - $110,000
Organization's Mission: The mission of Trauma-Informed Utah is to promote and support efforts to move Utah towards becoming a trauma-informed state.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Trauma-Informed Utah will give fair and equal treatment to all persons in its employment practices, board of director and advisory board positions, and in the rendering of services, regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, family status, genetic information, disability or military service. Trauma-Informed Utah will not discriminate against applicants, students, and employees, student interns, board members, committee members, based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, family status, genetic information, disability or military service.
Position Summary: This is the inaugural Executive Director position for TIU. The ED will serve as the primary contact for organizations seeking TIU’s services and will support the TIU team in providing these services. They will also work alongside the TIU Board to further expand the Board, develop TIU’s initial strategic plan, and hire additional staff members. In addition to ensuring the health and wellbeing of TIU, the ED will also further establish TIU’s presence in the community and cultivate relationships with local and national partners. The ED will also represent Utah in ongoing national conversation around trauma-informed efforts, research, and policy advocacy.
Primary Responsibilities: - Develop process for engaging with and training organizations seeking to learn about and implement the trauma-informed approach
- Work with other TIU Center staff to develop process for delivering on Trauma-Informed Utah’s four main service areas: education; technical assistance; research; and community collaboration
- Increase public awareness of the trauma-informed approach and TIU services through public speaking engagements, presentations, community engagements, conferences
- Build and model a collaborative, inclusive, and responsive trauma-informed workplace, internal operations, program and services, and external partnerships
- Collaborate with current TIU Board to identify additional Board members and hire the TIU team
- Develop, in partnership with the TIU Board and staff, TIU’s initial mission and strategic plan
- Uphold TIU’s mission, strategic plan, operational goals, staff development, service delivery, financial sustainability, and community relationships
- Serve as the primary liaison between TIU Board of Directors, TIU staff members, financial partners, community stakeholders, and policy advocates
- Manage fiscal integrity of TIU, including developing annual budget with TIU Board and providing monthly financial reports at TIU board meetings
- Engage in sustainable financial partner development and fundraising
- Cultivate relationships with local and national leaders, stakeholders, policymakers, decision makers, and advocacy groups
Desired Qualifications: - Thorough knowledge of the neurobiology of traumatic stress; the bio-psycho-social-cultural etiology of trauma; the Adverse Childhood Experiences study
- In-depth familiarity with SAMHSA’s Concept on Trauma and Trauma-- Informed Approach and other trauma-informed frameworks
- Experience supervising and managing team/staff
- Experience managing an annual budget over $500k
- Master's degree OR 6+ years professional experience working in nonprofits, public policy, social services, or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and professional experience
- Willingness to travel independently, both in-state and nationally
- Valid Driver's license and vehicle transportation (mileage will be reimbursed)
Benefits / Why Work With Us: The TIU Executive Director is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position, supervised by the TIU Board of Directors. The candidate is expected to reside within or relocate to Utah for the position. The salary is negotiable ($80,000 to $110,000) depending on experience. The benefits package will be determined in collaboration with the TIU Board of Directors to best fit the needs of the Executive Director candidate. Benefits to be considered might include:
- Medical/dental/vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time-off and holiday schedule
- Stipend for use of personal computer and phone
- Flexible work schedule, including work hours and office location
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter (one page maximum), resume, and the names and contact information of three references to Please note that candidates will be notified before references are contacted, most likely before a final interview.
Closing Date: 11/30/2021
Location: Utah


Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Sarah Shea, TIU Initiative Project Manager
Phone: (206) 794-5749