Job Opportunity with On Our Own of Montgomery County




On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc. is a peer-operated Wellness and Recovery Center serving mental health consumers in Montgomery County. We are located in Gaithersburg, MD. The Executive Director is a full-time position and reports to the Board of Directors.


Responsible for development, coordination and administration of all program activities of On Our Own of Montgomery County in accordance with the organization’s policies and mission developed and approved by the Board of Directors.


10.  Publicize organization to consumers, families, agencies, providers, the press and general public.

11.  Engage in needed activities to ensure proper functioning of organization.

12.  Works with the local Core Services Agency (CSA), the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and BHA Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) and attend pertinent meetings.

13.  Administer fund raising with Board.

14.  Any other duties as needed within scope of the position.


Current or former recipient of mental health services preferred, along with familiarity with mental health wellness and recovery centers. Knowledge and experience with peer-based support services. Minimum three years’ experience in administration, program development, finance and/or work in peer-operated mutual support and advocacy organization. Knowledge of principals of administration and management; experience in grant writing and fund raising. Familiarity with mental health consumer issues and knowledge of mental health consumer movement desired, along with mental health service planning. Experience working in advocacy arena with knowledge of the mental health provider community.

Knowledge and experience of dual diagnosis mental health and substance abuse issues desirable. Good communication skills and public speaking experience are necessary.  Must be able to work cooperatively and deal with people from diverse backgrounds. BA or advanced degree in related field preferred. Possess valid driver’s license and car. Must be willing to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends as needed. Willing to continue training in relevant areas to enhance the program.


Negotiable depending on experience. Range: high 30’s to 40’s commensurate with ability and experience. Benefits include health/dental insurance, standard vacation/sick leave, etc. This position is grant funded by state and local grants.

Send resume and detailed cover letter by 8-15-14 to:


Selection Committee

On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc.

434 E. Diamond Avenue,

Gaithersburg, MD 20877


On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer