Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies (BPMT)

Board of Directors Job Description

The deadline for applications for the Board of Director positions is June 10, 2024, at noon EST.

About BPMT

BPMT is a non-profit public benefit corporation formed with the purpose of developing and maintaining a credentialing program for the multi-disciplinary certification of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy practitioners. Our mission is to certify psychedelic-assisted therapists to ensure the competent, safe, and ethical delivery of psychedelic medicine in an equitable and accessible manner for members of diverse populations.”

At BPMT, it is important that we center the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion at every level, including the governing Board of Directors. As the body that sets strategic direction, ensures resources (including people and reputation), and provides oversight, the Board is uniquely positioned to operationalize the values and ensure integrity in our processes and deliverables.

The Board of Directors

The Board supports the work of BPMT and provides mission-driven leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by staff, the Board works collaboratively with the chief executive providing, among other things, intellectual capital, integrity, and accountability for and to our diverse community, to help create a future where psychedelic therapy contributes to healing people, with equitable, safe, and accessible care for all populations.

Members of any nonprofit board are expected to demonstrate:

  • Duty of Care: Participating in the governance of the organization, attending to the organization’s activities and operations, ensuring resources are cultivated and used wisely, and providing strategic vision for the organization and its future.
  • Duty of Loyalty: Prioritizing the organization’s best interests over their own or that of their profession, field, or community.
  • Duty of Obedience: Ensuring the organization complies with applicable laws and regulations, and its own policies, procedures, mission and values.

Specific BPMT Board of Directors responsibilities include: Leadership, Governance, and Oversight

  1. Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO
  2. Support the work of the CEO and BPMT staff
  3. Assist in developing and approving policies and procedures for the certification and accreditation programs
  4. Support The development of the certification examination(s)
  5. Apply an equity lens to the work of the organization, both internally and externally
  6. Collaborate with the CEO and staff on fundraising , developing grant applications, leveraging personal and professional networks, providing strategic guidance, and participating in donor cultivation efforts to maximize financial support for the organization.
  7. Offer insights on the selection and evaluation of performance metrics to gauge organizational effectiveness.
  8. Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in board and committee meetings.
  9. Review and approve the annual budget
  10. Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
  11. Assist the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting Board Directors, as needed
  12. Ensure that BPMT’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in the board, staff, policies and procedures
  13. Serve on BPMT committees and/or task forces

Board Participation / Terms

We are actively seeking to fill 2 to 4 board positions. Director terms are staggered, initially set for either one (1) or two (2) years. Given our startup phase, board meetings convene monthly for 1.5 hours, supplemented by monthly working group meetings of equal duration, alongside pre-meeting materials. The Board maintains the flexibility to adjust meeting schedules and establish committees to enhance its effectiveness.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with recognized professional experience relevant to achieving the BPMT’s goals and driving BPMT’s mission forward. We also expect our Board Directors to value and respect the diverse perspectives, voices, experiences, racial/cultural and ethnic identities of the individuals with whom we work and seek to serve.

Service on BPMT’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for travel and accommodation costs in relation to Board of Director’s duties.  As a registered organization in California, BPMT is legally prohibited from offering compensation to members of its Board of Directors for their board-related duties. However, the organization covers travel, accommodation, and reimbursement expenses incurred in relation to these duties, ensuring that members can fulfill their responsibilities without additional financial burdens.

Service on the Board of Directors is an equal opportunity position. Individuals from identities traditionally underrepresented on nonprofit boards of directors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Your application must include:

  • A completed BPMT Board of Directors Application
  • CV or Resume
  • A signed Conflict of Interest Policy
  • A letter of recommendation (sent directly from the letter writer)
  • Additional materials: any reference material such as your website, art/expressions/stories, videos, or publications.

(The requested documents will be uploaded to the BPMT Board of Directors Application.)

Letter of Recommendation

Please have the author of your Letter of Recommendation (LOR) email the LOR directly to [email protected] with your full name in the subject line.  The Letter of Recommendation must include the following information:

  • Why the nominee is the right person to be a Board Director
  • The applicant’s:
  1. Relevant expertise (e.g., in psychedelics, board service, credentialing/testing, fundraising, consumer advocacy, etc.)
  2. Approach to working on teams, managing conflict, and achieving team goals
  3. Ability to problem-solve, work on complicated policies and societal concerns, and work collaboratively toward consensus
  4. Community engagement/accomplishment(s)
  5. Commitment to justice, diversity, equality, and inclusion professionally and in their daily life and interaction with others.
  • Any concerns about the nominee’s participation on the board or challenges the applicant may face in fulfilling their duties on the board.

For more information about BPMT and our values please visit our website, We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis and start making decisions on applicants on June 10, 2024. We will continue to accept applications until all board positions are filled.  Our goal is to occupy all Board of Directors positions no later than July 1, 2024.

We appreciate your support and look forward to receiving your applications.


The Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies values diverse perspectives and life experiences. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.

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