About Our Organization
TimeSlips is award-winning non-profit bringing meaning and joy into the lives of elders, founded by MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting. We train staff, family and volunteers in our evidencebased approach to invite elders to explore and celebrate their creativity. We train organizations to infuse creative engagement across their care services to become vibrant cultural centers for their clients, families and neighbors.
TimeSlips, an award-winning, international non-profit that brings meaning and joy to late life, seeks nominations and applications for a new Executive Director. TimeSlips is poised to build on two decades of successful community collaborations and partnerships and compelling evidence of the program’s impact. The new Executive Director will collaborate closely with the Founder and President, Anne Basting, to elevate the visibility of TimeSlips’ innovative approach to elder engagement and further develop the organization that will inspire and train communities across the country and around the world to create beauty and joy in daily interactions with aging adults.
So many of the daily interactions of aging adults are focused on medical treatment, which can often feel discouraging and isolating. With a growing population of older adults in the US, every community is faced with building better models of care and improving the lives of those facing dementia, including Alzheimer’s and other forms of isolating disability. TimeSlips offers hope and improves well-being by teaching caregivers and community members to use the emotional and symbolic language of the arts to invite elders into meaningful connection. With significant research showing the positive impact of TimeSlips’ evidence-based programs, TimeSlips provides a new model for joyful interaction and care in communities. To recognize its bold vision - that creative expression, growth, and meaning is available to us at every stage of life, no matter where we live or our abilities – TimeSlips is expanding rapidly and poised for additional significant impact.
To lead that growth, the Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Founder and President, Board, staff, and community stakeholders to build upon their recent five-year strategic plan. Together, they will develop and execute an organizational development and financial sustainability strategy to steward and diversify funding relationships, pursue and prioritize emerging opportunities, and identify and cultivate new partnerships. Internally, the Executive Director will oversee operations and finance, and promote a culture of collaboration, joy, wonder, and care to ensure that all aspects of the organization’s work remain rooted in the mission. The ED will work closely with a deeply committed and engaged Board and staff to promote a culture of mutual learning that deepens capacity for strategic engagement, governance, and growth.
The new Executive Director will be a creative and compassionate leader who brings a personal passion for helping aging adults and their families, caregivers, and care organizations, and recognizes their collective power to effect positive change. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, strategic, and emotionally intelligent leader with experience successfully growing an organization and the proven ability to manage a virtual team that fosters joy, innovation, creativity and caring.
How to Apply
More information about TimeSlips may be found at: http://www.timeslips.org/.
TimeSlips is conducting this search with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet, Callie Carroll, and Melinda Hull of the national search firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including your resume (in Word format) and a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: TimeSlips-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
TimeSlips is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.