Associate Director of Strategy and Partnerships

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

This is a remote position from a suitable space to work. Secure internet and reliable phone reception are required. This position requires frequent phone and internet meetings. Certain home office expenses may be reimbursed. A work computer will be provided.  

Occasional travel to the Santa Cruz or Oakland offices in California may be required. 


Full-time, 40 hours per week. We are a West Coast-based company and applicants must be available during normal business hours (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday). The exact schedule may be arranged upon hire. Occasional weekend hours may be required with advance arrangement. 

Position Duties 

  • Identify and structure strategic projects/initiatives to solve challenging organizational issues by working with stakeholders across the organization, managing communications, overseeing milestones and timelines, and leading cross-functional groups to synthesize feedback and deliver on objectives 
  • Define, launch and drive strategic initiatives to deliver on MAPS’ mission to achieve mass mental health and social change 
  • Develop partnerships with non-profit and for-profit players in the psychedelic medicine field 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders in annual business planning, headcount management, key organizational metrics, and other operationally strategic projects 
  • Develop scalable solutions, work to manage risks across the organization and develop best practices to benefit the organization 
  • Analyze internal data, external data, and trends to communicate the financial implications under various scenarios  
  • Work with large data sets pulled from various systems and databases; independently ascertain how to query data and run ad hoc analyses to drive insights on our product offerings  
  • Draw actionable insights and create clear presentations to convey information to internal and external stakeholders  
  • Conduct business metric analysis, including defining KPIs, monitoring, and evaluating performance against targets  
  • Assess and mitigate competitive and operational risks  
  • Identify new revenue expansion opportunities, such as channels for partnering with therapists or geographic expansion, and evaluate the relative ROI of each 


Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, such as in consulting, corporate development, investment banking, private equity, strategy, and/or business operations   
  • Strategic and analytical thinking  
  • Ability to distill themes from complexity and develop logical frameworks for prioritization  
  • Excellent collaborative skills, with strong written and verbal communication  
  • Ability to work well cross-functionally and in a fast-paced environment   
  • Attention to detail   
  • Data-driven and comfortable working with large data sets and drawing meaningful insights  
  • Proficiency with Excel and SQL  
  • Experience with executing complex strategic and operational initiatives   
  • Experience with implementing strategic, large-scale initiatives and projects in a change-oriented, fast-paced environment requiring deadline-driven productivity  
  • Proficiency with structuring strategic analysis and messaging using spreadsheets and presentation software  
  • Knowledge of best practices in business operations, service operations, customer support operations, internet/online media  
  • Proven ability to work with different team members to design processes and implement strategic projects that solve business and organizational problems  
  • Proven leader with stakeholder management, project management, problem-solving, analytical, written/verbal communication (framing, storytelling), teamwork, and recruiting skills  
  • Diversity training or applicable experience, demonstrating cultural intelligence and sensitivity  
  • Proficiency and experience in conflict resolution  
  • Trauma informed communication skills 

Additional Competencies 

  • Personal passion for the MAPS mission of creating legal contexts for psychedelic use  
  • Ability to lead, work independently, and liaise with relevant individuals/functions  
  • Strong evidence of overseeing large development projects or multiple smaller projects that are timeline-oriented and require careful management  
  • Ability to effectively manage competing and overlapping priorities  
  • Solution-oriented and inspired to work in an environment that is mission-driven  
  • Open and clear communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Experienced with managing digital marketing and fundraising  
  • Ability to be flexible, responsive, and creative as well as efficient, pragmatic, and organized  
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence and leadership capacities  
  • Comfortable with reading and understanding scientific publications  
  • Technical literacy in common office software programs and computer hardware 

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Job CategoryMarketing
RoleAssociate Director of Strategy and Partnerships

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