Executive Committee Director, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

  • Full-time

Company Description

Washington, DC (preferred), Waltham, MA and US-based telecommuters considered.

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

EDC’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in EDC’s commitment to respect the dignity of each individual. EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention, based at EDC. The Action Alliance brings together senior executives from government, business, and the non-profit sector to champion suicide prevention as a national priority and advance implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention through collaboration and innovation.

Job Description

EDC, with support from the federally funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), is hiring a full-time Director of the Action Alliance Executive Committee (EXCOM).

The EXCOM Director is responsible for leading overall efforts to recruit, engage, and support the EXCOM –comprised of senior leaders from diverse sectors (e.g., mental health, construction, entertainment, news media, health care, public safety, technology) and federal agencies.  The EXCOM Director provides strategic direction and oversight to Action Alliance Task Forces and Advisory Groups and works closely with the Action Alliance Director of Communications and Director of Operations on the leadership team.

You will:

  • Cultivate existing and new partnerships with EXCOM members and other key national partners.
  • Lead and facilitate national stakeholder meetings and impactful engagements that spur action and collaboration among partners.
  • Provide leadership and project management to Action Alliance projects and serve in a supervisory role.
  • Promote equity, lived experience, and diversity as core components of Action Alliance initiatives.
  • Ensure sufficient resources are in place to launch and support Action Alliance Task Forces, Advisory Groups, and other EXCOM affiliated initiatives.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues across suicide projects including the Action Alliance, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and other related projects. 


  • Experience building and cultivating strategic relationships with senior leaders.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and make swift and sound decisions.
  • Skill at building consensus, inspiring others to action, and leading cross-functional work teams.
  • Commitment to working on, and contributing to, a collaborative and mission-driven team focused on preventing suicide.
  • Strong facilitation and/or public speaking skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience and expertise in a related discipline (e.g., social impact, public health, suicide prevention, public policy, mental health, non-profit leadership) strongly preferred. 

Additional Information

What we offer

  • A mission-driven work environment
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance and employee assistance program
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation benefits
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition and transportation reimbursement
  • Retirement plan including employer contributions.
  • Paid sick time and up to 16 hours of personal time annually
  • Parental leave

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

At EDC, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the increased transmissibility with recent variants and in compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order for Federal Contractors, all US-based EDC employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, as a condition of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.