Cultivating Awareness. Living Mindfully. Enhancing Resilience. That’s Our Mission.

Open Position: Chief Executive Officer

The Calmer Choice Selection Committee is currently searching for a Chief Executive Officer to lead the strategic direction and management of Calmer Choice as it enters its second decade of service to the Cape Cod community and beyond.

Calmer Choice Background

Calmer Choice is a thought leader in secular mindfulness in education located on Cape Cod. To date, Calmer Choice has served over 38,000 students and adults, over 1,000 teachers, and 28 schools.

Calmer Choice partners with schools and community organizations across Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts to deliver an evidence-based prevention program that equips children adults with a suite of skills to increase inner resilience, reduce the impact of stress, manage emotional responses, learn self-control and increase their sense of well-being. Our goal is to provide skills that can diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors. Ultimately, Calmer Choice envisions a world in which people lead lives of kindness and compassion towards themselves and others.

Position Summary

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads the strategic direction and management of Calmer Choice as it enters its second decade of service to the Cape Cod community and beyond. The CEO conveys the mission and vision of Calmer Choice and is the public face of the organization. The CEO sets the direction for Calmer Choice programming, strategic partnerships, funding, and operations.

The CEO works in close cooperation with the Board of Directors (BOD) and the Leadership Team to develop and implement the organization’s long-term Strategic Plan, formalize and institutionalize policies, establish and monitor the organization’s budget, set goals and track progress, develop and evaluate programs, and build lasting partnerships and a strong network of donors and champions for the Calmer Choice mission.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior leadership role required
  • Experience and skills in working with a Board of Directors, functioning with a sense of partnership, collaboration, and mutual ownership
  • Must be familiar with and participated in mindfulness-related retreats or groups, classes, or trainings
  • Strong personal mindfulness practice

To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to selectioncommittee@calmerchoice.org

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