Executive Director

TimeSlips Creative Storytelling, Inc.

Posted: 9/3/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Arts, Culture and Humanities

City: Milwaukee

Postal code: 53211

State: Wisconsin

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M



Mission statement:

TimeSlips is a non-profit organization committed to using creative tools and resources to bring meaning and joy back into late life by inspiring a new dynamic of respect and wonder between older people and those who care for them regardless of physical or cognitive disabilities.  

Position Details:

Job Description:

TimeSlips, an award-winning, international non-profit that brings meaning and joy to late life, seeks nominations and applications for a new Executive Director (Flexible Location, US). 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.


More information about TimeSlips may be found at: http://www.timeslips.org/.


TimeSlips is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences: 

● At least 5 years of leadership and management experience and a track record of effectively leading regional and/or national scaling of a performance- and outcomes-based organization. Ability to recognize and capitalize on growth opportunities while staying mission-aligned; 

● A leadership and management style that exemplifies respect, transparency, teamwork, and accountability, and supports a staff of different cultural and educational backgrounds; 

● An appreciation of the existing success and history of TimeSlips’ unique journey; 

● Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation, with the ability to understand emerging research and translate that research into data-informed practice and policy ideas; 

● Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop collaborative, high-performing teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives; 

● Past success working with a Board of Directors and the ability to grow and cultivate board member relationships; 

● Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures; 

● Demonstrated experience in budget preparation for multi-year, multi-million-dollar grant applications and reports. Experience working collaboratively to refine and enhance budgeting practices, drive financial planning, and manage financial audits; 

● Excellence in authentic written and verbal storytelling skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills; 

● Appreciation of healthcare and/or arts industry disciplines and markets and the proven ability to foster and manage creativity in those spaces. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, and adaptable; with proven ability to utilize innovative approaches to business planning; 

● Flexible and humble, with an ability to share credit and spotlight others’ contributions; 

● Proven commitment to nurturing diversity and equitable practices in an organization; and 

● Experience successfully working in a virtual office while fostering collaborative, creative, and joyful relationships and interactions. 


The target salary range for the Executive Director position is $100,000 to $120,000 per year, commensurate with experience. TimeSlips values and recognizes the talents, strengths, and needs of the whole individual and strives to provide flexibility and equity in its approach to compensation. 


$100k - 120k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Full details for this opportunity can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/timeslips-ed.

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: [email protected]. 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. 


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