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PAL Seeks an Executive Director

Parents of Addicted Loved ones (PAL), a national non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona seeks a dynamic, creative, and energetic leader to serve as Executive Director.

About PAL:

Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved ones (PAL). PAL was founded in 2006 by Michael Speakman, LISAC, while working as an in-patient Substance Abuse Counselor in Arizona. As the number of meetings spread due to growing demand, volunteer facilitators were trained and new meetings opened across the Phoenix metropolitan area. In 2015, PAL was incorporated as a faith-based non-profit and falls under a 501(c)(3) for charitable donations as a partner with a Christian organization, Partners In Action. PAL is currently seeking its own 501(c)(3) status. In the past 3 years PAL has grown from its humble beginnings in Phoenix to meetings in over half the United States. PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. Parents and family members can learn to find joy in their lives regardless of the choices of their loved ones and in many cases, the addicted loved one seeks help once the parents and other family members are educated and learn healthy ways to support their loved one. PAL is now governed by a volunteer board. This is a newly formed position, in a growing organization with duties previously handled by volunteers.  See for more information on PAL.

Job Description:

The Executive Director is the key management leader of Parents of Addicted Loved ones (PAL). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the daily administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Expertise and Skills Required:

The Executive Director will be an energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader with:

  • exceptional leadership and management skills,
  • demonstrated capability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions,
  • ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for PAL,
  • experience with staff, financial and administrative management of organizations,
  • knowledge of non-profit policies, issues and strategies, and
  • entrepreneurial experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations.



The Executive Director will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field, with a minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership and management role. Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and any related advanced degrees or certifications are also desirable.  PAL is a relatively new non-profit with currently contractual relationships for development and marketing / public relations and part-time administrative staff.  Candidates should understand the goal of assisting PAL grow as it expands across the Unites States with potential growth for staffing and leadership.

Location: The Executive Director will be based in Phoenix, Arizona with an ability to travel throughout the United States as needed.  Initially the job will be from home, with a potential for office space within the first year.

Salary: Salary range $60,000 – $70,000 per year plus negotiated benefits.

Closing date: February 25, 2018

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: with Executive Director in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

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