Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies (BPMT) Board of Director Job Description

Applications for the Board of Director positions are now closed.

About BPMT

BPMT is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt 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.

Specific BPMT Board of Directors responsibilities include:

Leadership, Governance, and Oversight

  1. Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO
  2. Establish policies and procedures for the certification program
  3. Oversee the development of the certification examination(s)
  4. Apply an equity lens to the work of the organization, both internally and externally
  5. Create/review metrics for evaluating performance
  6. Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in board meetings
  7. Approve the annual budget
  8. Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
  9. Assist the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting Board of Directors, as needed
  10. Ensure that BPMT’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected on the board and staff
  11. Serve on committees or task forces

Board Terms/Participation

Board of Director terms are staggered, with Directors initially serving for either one (1) or two (2) years. As we are still in our “start-up” phase, Board meetings will be held twice a month for one to two hours (maximum) in addition to pre-reads in preparation for the meetings. The expectation is that the Board may adjust the cadence of the meetings and determine what board committees are needed to help facilitate the work of the board.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with recognized professional experience relevant to achieving the purposes of BPMT and who is passionate about BPMT’s mission. 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 (short essay questions submitted through Google Forms)
  • 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:

  1. The reason you believe the nominee is the right person to be a Board of Director
  2. Expertise (e.g., in psychedelics, board service, credentialing/testing, etc.)
  3. Ability to work well on teams
  4. Community engagement/accomplishment(s)
  5. Commitment to justice, diversity, equality, and inclusion


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.