A residential treatment program since 1919, the Austen Riggs Center is a therapeutic community, open psychiatric hospital and center for education and research, promoting resilience and self-direction in adults (18+) with complex psychiatric problems. The Austen Riggs Center specializes in the long-term treatment of psychiatric disorders with intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy and a full range of psychiatric services, offered in a completely voluntary continuum of care that includes inpatient, residential and day treatment programs. Rated a “Best Hospital” in Psychiatry Nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, the Center continually builds on its distinguished past, helping patients develop personal competence in a completely open setting that emphasizes the individual’s capacity to face and take responsibility for his or her life — past, present and future. Each person designs his or her own treatment in collaboration with a professional interdisciplinary team, and no two treatments are identical.
The Austen Riggs Center’s level of excellence in patient care, research and training owes a great deal to the financial support of generous and caring individuals, businesses and philanthropic foundations. The Center has plans to grow its base to include individuals who wish to support the work of the Center and the groundbreaking research the staff is currently leading. The 100th anniversary of the Center, which takes place in 2019, will provide occasion to honor the Center’s rich history and seek increased gifts in celebration of the indelible impact of Austen Riggs.
Reporting to Medical Director and CEO Andrew Gerber, M.D. Ph.D., the Director of Development will establish a framework and long-range plan for a comprehensive and highly successful development program corresponding to the goals of the Center’s strategic plans. The Director of Development will work closely with the highly engaged members of the Board of Trustees and the Center’s staff, providing leadership for and assisting colleagues with developing a culture of philanthropy in preparation for a multi-year fundraising campaign. The Director of Development will oversee the implementation of the plan and campaign thus ensuring the Center’s ability to fund in perpetuity its core mission and evolving initiatives (e.g. Erikson Institute). If you are motivated by the opportunity to make an impact on one of the country’s top psychiatric hospitals and build out a comprehensive advancement program, this opportunity is for you.