The Headstrong Project (Headstrong) was founded in 2012 by Zach Iscol, a combat-decorated Marine Corps Officer, and other committed colleagues, to provide frictionless, world-class mental healthcare to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and other hidden wounds.
In partnership with Weill Cornell Medical College, one of the nation’s leading health care centers, and with the help and direction of top clinicians across the country, Headstrong has developed a comprehensive treatment program for post 9/11 Veterans dealing with PTSD, addiction, anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and loss, and anger management.
The Headstrong model directly addresses the challenges and barriers that prevent high quality care for veterans, and has developed effective solutions for eliminating them – by providing cost-free and individualized assistance through networks of experienced clinicians, and by eliminating the necessity for “bricks and mortar” facilities, long wait times and extensive forms.
The program is highly impactful and unique in its approach, guided by three principles: Headstrong is free of charge, free of bureaucracy, and free of stigma.
Headstrong has experienced rapid growth since its founding and has a current budget of $4.4 million. The program is in 14 markets across 20 cities and has provided assistance to 600 veterans – helping them regain their mental fitness. Currently there are 375 veterans in treatment across New York City and State, San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Colorado.
Due to its unique model and successful outcomes for veterans, interest in program participation continues to grow on both the supply-side including clinicians and particularly on the demand side – veterans in need of mental health care services. A combination of which serve as the basis for scaling the Headstrong model nationally. Headstrong is currently contracted with 131 Therapists around the country and have provided over 15,000 clinical sessions to date.
The Headstrong Project continues to experience explosive growth and highly impactful programmatic outcomes. As a critical member of the executive team, the Chief Advancement Officer will create a strategic development plan, raise funds from existing and future donors, and increase organizational and brand visibility. Headstrong is seeking an extraordinary leader, team player and advancement professional committed to providing mental health treatment for post-9/11 combat veterans and scaling the program nationally.
Location: Preferably New York City, but will consider Washington, DC.
Reports to: Executive Director (ED)
Travel: Role will require approximately 30% national travel
The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will help develop and execute strategic organizational goals during Headstrong’s next stage of ambitious growth, including:
Strategic Leadership & Management
Development & Relationship Building
Internal Management & Infrastructure
The Headstrong Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
How to Apply:
If you, or someone in your network, is interested in exploring this opportunity, please submit a resume and a cover letter to:
Janet Albert – Partner, Bridge Partners
Tory Clarke – Partner, Bridge Partners