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Executive Director

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology
Working from home
$125,000-$150,000, commensurate with experience + benefits
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2022
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Psi Chi Executive Director

Psi Chi is currently seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. We seek a highly competent professional psychologist who can execute Psi Chi’s strategic plan and provide visionary leadership for the organization. The ED is responsible for oversight of a 14 to 16 person Psi Chi Headquarters staff. Six people report directly to the ED – four department Directors, an Administrative Assistant, and the Donor Engagement Officer. The ED serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors, which consists of nine elected members. The ED is also responsible for promoting international collaborations and chapters, developing and supporting initiatives to advance the purpose and mission of Psi Chi, functioning as spokesperson for the Society, and serving as liaison to other professional and psychological organizations.


Work will be primarily remote but requires travel to conventions, board meetings, and occasionally to the Psi Chi Headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. Successful candidate may choose to relocate to Chattanooga. 

The Psi Chi Headquarters is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee with staff members working primarily remotely, with some in-person interactions. Extensive travel (approximately 25% of time) is required, including participation in international, national, and regional meetings and conventions. If the ED chooses not to relocate to Chattanooga, a minimum of four visits to Headquarters is expected annually.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a position statement of how the applicant would promote the purpose and mission of Psi Chi to: Psi Chi Executive Director Search, c/o Merry Sleigh, Ph.D., 135 Kinard Building, Department of Psychology, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733 or email Board President Dr. Merry Sleigh at

Application materials must be received by October 1, 2022. Projected starting date is July 1, 2023. 


  1. Doctorate or terminal degree (as defined by country granting degree) in Psychology or related field. Required teaching or professional experience at the university level. Record of leadership experiences reflecting professional growth. Evidence of commitment to diversity, including respect for global perspectives. Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience with Psi Chi or a Psi Chi initiative. Member of Psi Chi, or willing and qualified to join if not already a member.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Budget and personnel management experience. Fundraising experience. Grant writing experience. Experience with the development of students or early career professionals Publications and conference presentations in any area of psychology and/or on teaching psychology. Record of supporting student research in psychology. Experience working with/volunteering for psychological organizations.

Job Type: Full time

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range of $125–150k, commensurate with experience.

Psi Chi values a work-life balance with flexible scheduling. Benefits include:

  • Over $10,000 per year toward health insurance, flexible spending, or childcare costs but this may be partially or completely taken as taxable salary–group health insurance and AFLAC available. Up to 20 days of vacation, 15 sick leave as needed, and 10 holidays. Paid winter break between December 24 to January 1. Generous family leave policy. TIAA matching retirement plan available after one year of employment.

Psi Chi is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment offers are made on the basis of qualifications without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or age. Please review our Mission and Purpose Statement


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