Position Available – Executive Director (Part-time)

Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), based in Austin, seeks an enthusiastic and motivated leader to build upon Texas PSR’s effective work in medical education, clean energy policy advocacy, and climate and health action. This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) position reporting to the TX PSR Board of Directors.

Specific Duties

The executive director is responsible for the leadership and management of the programmatic and administrative functions of the organization including board relations, personnel management, program development, grants management, financial and budget oversight, and relationships with external stakeholders including funders and partner organizations.

Board Relations

  • Works closely with the board executive committee to advance the strategic goals of the organization and to plan the agenda for quarterly board meetings.
  • Provides up-to-date programmatic and financial information to the board.
  • Works closely with the board treasurer to monitor finances and assists in the preparation of the monthly financial reports.
  • Assists in new board member recruitment, orientation and training.
  • Informs the executive committee of any issues that could negatively affect the programmatic or fiscal standing of the organization and proposes solutions or identifies the issues to be addressed through mutual problem-solving.

Personnel Management

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, trains and supervises new employees.
  • Obtains employment documents (W-4, I-9, Employee Handbook attestation, cover letter and resume, photo for website)
  • Monitors and reviews monthly timesheets and other administrative and program reports.
  • Empowers staff to grow professionally and creates a structure for ongoing supervision, collaboration and evaluation.

Program Development and Grants and Contracts Management

  • Contributes ideas for new programs, or modifications to existing programs, consistent with the mission of Texas PSR.
  • Prepares proposals to foundations and other funding sources to create, continue and/or expand programs within the organization’s current portfolio of medical education and public policy advocacy. Secures legal review of grant documents and contracts when needed.
  • Oversees the implementation of programs and monitors outcomes to ensure compliance with the grants and contracts that support them. Coordinates internal and external evaluations of progress to program goals and objectives, and reports the results to the board, funding sources and other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Prepares reports to funding sources per guidelines and provides additional documentation as requested (audits, board meeting minutes, budgets and budget amendments, financial reports). Communicates regularly with grants and contracts managers and other key leadership.
  • Prepares and submits the annual Chapter report to National PSR.

Fiscal Management

  • Prepares an annual budget for review and approval by the board of directors. Recommends amendments as needed.
  • With the board treasurer, prepares monthly or quarterly financial statements and confirms that revenues and expenditures are within an acceptable range of year to date expectations.
  • Arranges for an annual audit of the organization’s financial statements by an outside CPA firm. With the board treasurer, reviews the audit report and accompanying IRS 990 and meets with the auditor to review any management recommendations before submitting the final report for the board acceptance.


  • In coordination with the board executive committee, establishes annual goals for revenue from board members, individual donors (board campaign, end-of year campaign) and special events.
  • Provides support for the implementation of the end of year campaign and board campaign.
  • May work with the board to establish a separate statewide fundraising board charged with raising unrestricted donations from individuals around the state.
  • Helps write and/or collect and distribute materials used in fundraising campaigns.


  • Supervises the Administrative/Communications Coordinator and oversees the production of a quarterly newsletter, the continual updating of the Texas PSR website and social media postings on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Communicates regularly with Texas PSR’s key constituents (representatives of funding sources, medical schools, collaborating organizations).
  • May write op-eds and letters to the editor for publication in Texas newspapers, medical society newsletters, and medical school publications.
  • Is the first point of contact for inquiries from the media and responds to those requests and/or connects a board member to the source of the inquiry.

External Relationships

  • Represents Texas PSR on the Texas Public Health Coalition and attends regular meeting of the Coalition.
  • Represents Texas PSR on National PSR’s monthly One PSR calls and may assume additional duties with National PSR in relation to the Chapter network.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with environmental organizations, health advocacy organizations, Doctors for Change, County Medical Societies, and others.
  • Is the primary point of contact for inquiries from the Texas PSR website and seasonal newsletters.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) in Public Health, Public Affairs/Policy, Social Work, Environmental Science or related field.
  • Minimum two years management and/or supervisory experience in a nonprofit organization.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of Texas PSR and knowledge of issues in environmental health.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communications skills and experience in policy advocacy. Ability to relate professionally and comfortably with stakeholders including policymakers, physicians, students and donors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing successful proposals to foundations and public funding sources and knowledge of best practices in donor development.


This is a part-time position, averaging 15-20 hrs. per week, with compensation of $30 – $35/hr. depending on qualifications. Additional benefits may be available as funding permits.

To Apply

Send a cover letter stating what interests you in the position, your qualifications, and a current resume to:

Steve McKee, MSSW

Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility