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We are seeking an Executive Director

By October 5, 2022June 9th, 2023No Comments

ASHwell was originally known as the Wright House Wellness Center and was founded in 1988by a group of individuals living with AIDS. They joined with several holistic health therapy practitioners who believed that many of the symptoms of chronic illnesses could be effectively treated with holistic and complementary health therapies. The Wright House provided case management services for thirty years for those greatest impacted by HIV/AIDS. In 2018, theWright House evolved into ASHwell, expanding to deliver sexual health services that includePrEP/PEP, Hepatitis C virus treatment, sexual transmitted infection services, wellness exams, gender-affirming care, case management, and outreach.

ASHwell strives to create an equitable, inclusive, and high-quality service environment that focuses on the needs of individuals who sometimes live at the outer margins of life. We intentionally and effectively serve the needs of individuals from an array of backgrounds and life experience, with particular emphasis on Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer, transgender, non-binary, and fluid identities.

Our clinical approach and service delivery is implemented with compassion, integrity, honesty, and sex-positivity, embracing grassroots and harm-reduction approaches. ASHwell values client-centered and honest communication to best serve our diverse community and use terms and language that ensure clients feel comfortable, respected, and valued. We encourage and celebrate innovation, creativity, and originality. Our work environment and culture are grounded in a wealth of diverse staff identities and experiences. We are looking for an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative leader who shares the values of service to all for the betterment of the Austin area and greater Texas.


  •  Leads the planning, organization, and strategic direction of the ASHwell’s operations, development initiatives, and clinic and programs services, including a 340B program andRyan White funded programs.
  •  Directly supervises senior level staff (ASHwell directors), including reviewing performance; ensuring departmental policies and procedures are well developed, executed, and followed; and measurement and reporting is accurate and reliable.
  • Leads the implementation of consistent accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of operations-based financial modeling.
  • Leads and reports on ASHwell’s financial, development, clinic, program services, and other results to the Board of Directors.
  •  Leads the development of accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, fund management, variances, and performance trends.
  • Provides oversight and leadership of staff, consultants, and contracted services.
  • Ensures all departments are appropriately resourced, funded, staffed, supported to
  • maximize effectiveness.
  •  Coordinates and leads annual budget and performance reviews, monthly and quarterly
  • reviews, and periodic forecast updates with operational and senior management.
  •  Reviews and approves funding proposals and reporting.
  •  Approves major budget-related activities and expenditures.
  •  Leads and maintains a cultural environment of encouragement, asset-based interactions
  • and communications, positivity and productivity, and non-discrimination.
  • Retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers by providing career coaching,
  • growth plans tied to performance evaluations, professional development, development related to anti-discrimination, including anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, and anti-xenophobia.
  •  Ensures that services and funding activities, resources, and relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.
  •  Develops and implements consistent inventory and cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • $100,000-$125,000 starting salary range;
  •  Hybrid work (office and virtual) and flexible work schedule;
  • 401(k) with employer matching;
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer-paid premium;
  •  Health savings account;
  • Gym membership; and
  •  Paid time off.

Qualifications & Skills

  •  Demonstrated history of success in organizational leadership.
  •  Agile and strategic decision maker who is not afraid to make “tough” decisions after
  • evaluating relevant information from staff and board of directors
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  •  Ability to create action plans and processes and implement them for improved
  • organization efficiency and operation.
  •  Effective and transparent communicator with staff, donors, and board through emails,
  • group meetings (virtual or in person), and one-on-one check-in meetings.
  • Commitment to staff professional development, mentorship, and leadership, including
  • manager training and creating performance evaluation and improvement plans.
  •  Experience with nonprofit budget development, budgetary oversight, and compliance.
  •  Exhibits enthusiasm for ASHwell and its mission internally with staff, patients, and board
  • or directors and externally with donors, future donors, and community members
  •  Possesses development experience, including cultivating donors, comfort with making
  • big asks, and board development and management
  •  Experience with sexual health, healthcare systems, and heath care funding, including
  • 340B programs and Ryan White funding.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public,
  • and co-workers of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
  •  Understanding of how systems of oppression affect minoritized populations and possession of a strong commitment to undoing these systems of oppression.
  •  Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Ashwell’s Ethics, Conflict of Interest, Confidentiality andHIPAA policies.
  • Understanding of ASHwell’s importance in the context of Texas’s increasingly hostile political environment targeting reproductive and sexual health services and LGBTQIA+people, especially trans people.
  • Exhibits humility and a willingness to hold themselves accountable when they make mistakes.

Education & Experiences Required

  •  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in leadership, management, business administration, public health, education, or another relevant area.
  •  10 or more years of leadership, management, and supervisory experience preferred.

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position, and three references to Please put “ExecutiveDirector Application” in the subject of the email.

Background Check

Upon making a conditional offer of employment, ASHwell will complete a background check. We will conduct an individualized assessment of an applicant’s involvement with the criminal legal system. ASHwell recognizes people of color, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQIA+community are systemically over policed and over-criminalized. We encourage applicants with criminal legal system involvement to apply.