Part-Time Executive Director: Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia

Posted October 30th, 2018 at 9:01 am.

15-20 hours a week
PO Box 961 | Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 |

About the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia

Nationally and internationally known for 35 years, we have offered a three-year training program to professional therapists, and at times, applicants with different professional backgrounds.

With over 300 graduates, we plan to continue offering the established three-year Gestalt Therapy training program while also demonstrating the varied uses of Gestalt Theory in our very complicated and diverse world. We will provide specifically focused, time-limited trainings for business, agency, or community cohorts, on our site, or at theirs.

The Position

The Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership and managerial oversight in all facets of the organization with specific accountability to the Board of Directors. As head of this collaborative, nonprofit agency, the ED will also respond to and co-create programming and policy in partnership with the Board, Faculty, Staff, Supervisors and Trainees. They will provide leadership for developing new internal and external stakeholders, for examining and expanding GTIP’s mission, and guide newly created programs into successful, financially sound products.


  • Develop and implement strategies with Board to build GTIP’s financial health, with special attention to generating income from individual prospective donors, including current and legacy gifts, alumni and small independent foundations, and corporations
  • Manage with Board, annual fundraising programs of Alumni Giving. Nurture current alumni networks
  • Create and oversee marketing strategies to increase trainee recruitment
  • Broaden membership and encourage participation of minority community groups
  • Develop and achieve targeted goals
  • Serve as a working member of the Board of Directors
  • Prepare budget in conjunction with Treasurer and Board Finance Committee
  • Serve as a member of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Explore grant opportunities

Other Responsibilities

  • Supervise the operations manager (OM)
  • Oversee, with Treasurer and OM, monthly financial reports to Board
  • In collaboration with the Academic Director
    • Build and maintain faculty relationships
    • Participate in off-site program development

Required Skills

  • Strategic development and organizational planning
  • Budgeting and managing finances
  • Community outreach to engage diverse populations
  • Marketing; knowledge of social media
  • Highly organized and ability to prioritize


We seek a passionate and creative person who can collaborate in a process to expand services to the community while remaining dedicated to the existing training program and the founding principles of Gestalt Therapy theory. As founding members retire, our Board is entering a new phase of growth and development, including strengthening its diversity and equity at all levels: Board, Faculty, Leadership, and Trainees. The ED would join us, and lead our current process of Strategic Planning.

The applicant need not be trained in clinical work or Gestalt Theory. Tutorials will be provided.  The current leadership and ED will orient and co-lead for first year. The ED will attend Board, Faculty, and community meetings, some on weekends; otherwise, primarily flexible time, working remotely while residing in the Philadelphia region.

EEO:  GTIP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our Board, Faculty, staff, supervisors, trainees, and volunteers.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and your resume to: with GTIP ED in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Salary range: $30,000 – $40,000

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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