Executive Director at Harmony Home Childrens Advocacy Center
Serving the community since 1993, Harmony Home is a private non-profit advocacy center for abused children. Our organization is seeking a Executive Director to partner with us as we pursue our purpose of minimizing trauma of child abuse through multidisciplinary team investigations, prosecution and treatment.
Summary: The children’s advocacy center provides comprehensive services to child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team made up of law enforcement, child protective services and prosecution. The Executive Director implements polices adopted by the Board and administers the agency in accordance with stated purposes and goals, working toward achieving optimum results in relation to the available resources.
• Chief of operations for the organization.
• Recommends policies to the Board for effective operations.
• Ensures that facility is maintained in a safe and healthy manner for provision of services and housing of staff and volunteers.
• Works with Board to create an annual fund development plan, identifying financial needs and potential resources.
• Develops annual budget, in conjunction with Board, monitors the organization’s financial position to ensure solvency and full utilization of funds, and prepares and presents regular budget updates.
• Directs financial operations, ensuring that agency’s financial management policies are followed and sufficient internal control is maintained.
• Ensures compliance with grantor/donor contractual agreements
• Provides overall direction and control of personnel function.
• Recruits, selects, supervises, and evaluates staff.
• Provides performance evaluation annually.
• Provides professional development opportunities.
• Ensures that organization’s personnel policies are followed and agency is in compliance with applicable employment laws.
• Assists in recruiting and cultivating volunteers.
Public and Community Relations
• Represents the organization to the public.
• Seeks opportunities to increase public awareness regarding child abuse and neglect, as well as opportunities to conduct and/or participate in abuse and neglect prevention activities.
• On a regular basis, engages in public activities that provide opportunities to communicate with the public regarding the existence of the program, the problems the program addresses, the needs of the program and its clients, etc.; provides individuals, groups, business, etc. with opportunities to participate.
• Establishes, cultivates and nurtures relationships with community leaders, social service organizations, civic clubs, businesses, school and hospital personnel, churches, county and city government agencies, etc.
• Identifies funding opportunities consistent with the organization’s mission and goals.
• Cultivates new donor relationships and manages existing ones.
• Assists the board of directors with planning and implementation of fundraising efforts.
• Ensures orientation and training for the Board.
• Assists current Board members in recruitment of new Board members.
• Cultivates and nurtures relationships with current and potential Board members.
• Schedules regular Board meetings; advises Board members of meeting agendas; provides pertinent material, as appropriate.
• Ensures effective committee structure.
• Reports regularly to Board members regarding organizational, financial, and programmatic issues and keeps Board fully and accurately informed.
• Develops and recommends plans for the organization’s services.
• Ensures compliance with appropriate program guidelines, protocols, rules, regulations, standards, statutes, etc.
• Cultivates active relationships with all partner agencies and maintains effective communication with partners regarding crime victim services.
• Maintains effective client relationships.
• Monitors cases to ensure that appropriate services are provided.
Job Requirements and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) with degree in management/administration, social work, law enforcement or related fields
Training (licenses and certifications):
• None required.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in non-profit management, social work, or criminal justice. Compensation:
• High level of written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, computer skills, collaborative capabilities.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Windows XP and 7 Operating Systems, Word, Excel, and Outlook
Intellectual and Physical Requirements:
• Read, write, and speak English fluently
• Ability to multi-task and balance the diverse requirements noted above
• Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in dealing with children. Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs)
• Position involves work with child abuse victims and non-offending caregivers and partner agency personnel at supervisory and front line levels.
• Position involves supervision of 2 – 4 other employees in various roles.
• Travel may occasionally be required for educational or business purposes. It is not anticipated that any travel would last more than 2 – 3 days.
• Must be willing to work some evening and weekend hours
• Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a background check, including criminal and CPS clearances.
How To Apply
Submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org