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TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors - Executive Director


Executive Director 

About TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Founded in 1991, The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (TLC) is a health-related human services organization dedicated to supporting the 1-in-20 individuals experiencing body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) through awareness, health education, clinical training, and research. TLC supports a highly underserved and often misunderstood population who present with complex behavioral health needs and body-focused repetitive behaviors, including hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, cheek biting, and other related behaviors.

  • TLC is the only worldwide organization dedicated to providing health education, clinical training, and ongoing research to support people experiencing BFRBs, their family members, and loved ones.

  • Through health education programming, TLC provides the BFRB community – from babies to seniors, parents to clinicians, in the United States and around the globe – with access to expert level guidance and connection that transforms lives.

  • TLC recently launched the first-ever BFRB Community Health Needs Assessment & Impact Survey designed specifically for the BFRB community to gather data to improve quality of life. Data gathered from the CHNA survey will be shared with public policy makers, public health leaders, doctors, clinicians, educators, and more to help close gaps in systems supporting people with BFRBs, while diversifying funding.

  • TLC’s Virtual Professional Training Institute (VPTI) is a specialized, one-of-a-kind, comprehensive CBT-based training for medical and therapeutic providers interested in becoming more knowledgeable in treating patients presenting with hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, cheek biting, and associated behaviors. The self-guided, 13-hour course is found nowhere else.

  • TLC is also recognized for investing in pioneering research through its Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Precision Medicine Initiative (BPM) and more. To date, the BPM research team has identified five distinct hair pulling and skin picking subtypes, and has made significant progress in analyzing genetics data. The BPM research project’s goal is to generate greater understanding about the underlying biology of BFRBs, while also providing data that assists in securing NIMH-funded grants to further the study of BFRBs and BFRB treatments.

POSITION OVERVIEW (Candidate Profile

Our top candidate is a highly skilled servant leader with proven experience guiding a nonprofit organization supporting people experiencing behavioral health disorders. The Executive Director is the key management leader overseeing all aspects of the organization in a manner consistent with TLC’s purpose, with demonstrated proficiency in generating awareness, program delivery, marketing communications, fundraising, fiscal management, and operations.

The Executive Director develops organizational strategy, sound practices, and partnerships, both internally and externally, resulting in ethical and effective collaborations that meet nonprofits standards and comply with local, state, and federal regulations.


Board Relations

  • Responsible for leading The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s purpose as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Prepares monthly Board meeting package including agenda, minutes, financial reports, and Executive Director reports.
  • Supports the Board with new member recruitment. 

Fiscal Management

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. 
  • With support from a financial services firm, prepares an annual budget for Board review that meets GAAP principles. Present budget for approval annually at the November Board meeting.
  • Develop monthly financial reports for Board review that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. 
  • Ensure that financial processes and audits comport with GAAP principles and comply with all local, state, and federal guidelines.

Organizational Leadership & Strategy

  • Based on results from the Community Health Needs Assessment & Impact Survey, develop a comprehensive three-year strategic plan that identifies opportunities to grow awareness, diversify funding, enhance health education programs, expand clinical training, and fund research that leads to effective BFRB treatments.
  • Responsible for growing awareness of The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors organization and the BFRB community by active and visible community participation, identifying ethical partnerships that meet nonprofit standards and advance organizational success.
  • Responsible for directing the implementation of The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors community outreach and health education programs that carry out the organization’s purpose.

Administration & Operations

  • Establish a culture of trust, transparency, accountability, and inclusivity for staff, community, volunteers, donors, funders, Board, and Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, developing, and evaluating a multidisciplinary staff. 
  • Develop and maintain organizational policies and procedures. 
  • Coach and guide staff in the delivery of community outreach and health education programming in support of the BFRB community.
  • Serve as the organizational point of contact for the Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Board, donors, funders, community partners, media, and the general public.
  • Provide administrative oversight of the purpose, work, and progress of TLC’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), including completion of the BPMI project.


  • Responsible for leading all fundraising efforts and other sources of revenue necessary to support The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors’ purpose.
  • Develop an annual fundraising plan presented to the Board at the December meeting that accurately reflects the organization’s fiscal performance with an emphasis on diversification and acquisition.
  • Responsible for securing funding from a variety of channels including individual donors, foundations, county funders, and federal agencies.
  • Craft and sell sponsorship opportunities for TLC’s Conference, BFRB Awareness Week, and ongoing community outreach and health education programming.

Public Relations, Advocacy & Community Engagement

  • Annually develop a comprehensive communications plan with a focus on growing awareness and building understanding in the general public to lessen shame and reduce isolation.
  • Act as chief spokesperson for TLC.
  • Develop social media editorial schedule and direct implementation.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with elected officials and community leaders to increase awareness, diversify funding, and grow opportunities.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access

  • With support from an outside DEIA firm, establish organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ensures internal and external communications are inclusive and represent cultural competence.
  • Creates opportunities for communities of color affected by BFRBs to share their lived experiences to advance knowledge and understanding.


The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors seeks candidates with a compelling combination of the following knowledge, skills, and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, human services, psychology, or social work. 
  • A minimum of 8 years as a proven nonprofit leader serving as an Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, or Deputy Director in a health-related human services nonprofit or public health organization.
  • Servant leader with a high-level of emotional intelligence and empathy. 
  • Works with the utmost ethics and integrity. 
  • Sets strong boundaries that maintain the health and well-being of staff, Board, Scientific Advisory Board, community, volunteers, funders, and sponsors.
  • Proven experience working with a Board of Directors. 
  • Strong fiscal management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.
  • Proven track record of raising significant funds over $1 million.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff. 
  • Effective communicator, able to build positive relationships with community members and staff from diverse backgrounds through email, phone, and in-person.
  • Proficient in a variety of technology platforms, specifically MS Office/Teams, Google Suite, Zoom, Webflow, Constant Contact, and Bloomerang.


This is a full-time, exempt, remote position with a preference for the Executive Director located in California or a state in the Pacific time zone.

  • Salary Range: $105,000-$120,000 annually
  • Benefits: 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision
  • Retirement: IRA contribution after one-year of completed service
  • 11 paid and 2 floating holidays
  • Sick and vacation leave


The position is open until filled. Initial interviews will begin in late February, although we highly encourage applications as soon as possible. 

The search is being supported by Envision Consulting, 626-714-7577, envisionnonprofit.com, valerie@envisionllc.net.

TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race or ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

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