TITLE: Executive Director
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
MONTHLY SALARY: $80,000 - $105,000 depending on qualifications, plus benefits
LOCATION: San Pablo
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
Community Violence Solutions (CVS) was formally founded in Richmond California in 1974 as the Rape Crisis Center and has grown to four offices with many programs serving two counties. CVS’ mission is “…Working with the community to end sexual assault and family violence through prevention, intervention and treatment…”
The San Pablo office of Community Violence Solutions is the central administrative and program office for our Rape Crisis Center, Prevention and Outreach Services, and the Safe 4 Us Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center. The Executive Director, Finance, and other administrative functions for all CVS programs are also located in San Pablo. The Children’s Interview Center program is located off-site in central Contra Costa County. Our Rape Crisis Center serving Marin County is located in San Rafael.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Executive Director has the responsibility for 30-50 staff, volunteers, contractors and interns and an annual budget of approximately $2 million, serving Contra Costa and Marin Counties. Staff currently reports to one of four program or department directors including Director of Finance, Rape Crisis Center, Children’s Interview Center, and Safe 4 Us. All program and department directors report to the Executive Director. Major areas of responsibility for the Executive Director include:
•Provide strategic leadership and vision.
•Oversee the financial integrity of the organization and business plans for revenue generation.
•Develop and manage financial plans, forecasts and budgets
•Oversee design and implementation of programs.
•Oversee and engage in fundraising activities.
•Represent CVS to the community, in public forums, at conferences, with elected officials and in all areas of external relations in both Marin and Contra Costa Counties. Serve as the agency’s principal spokesperson with the media.
•Responsible for staff management, accomplishment of contract goals and objectives and strategic goals set by the Board of Directors.
•Fulfill Board expectations for agency achievements and growth and work with the Board to accomplish these.
•Work closely with program/department directors to help them carry out their strategic goals.
•Be a visible advocate for services for victims of sexual assault and family violence and maintain key relationships with organizations and individuals involved in these issues within the agency’s service areas.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:
•Prepare annual budget for consideration and approval by Board of Directors.
•Submit quarterly financial reports to the Board of Directors.
•Ensure expenses do not exceed revenues.
•Ensure that all expenditures are in the best interest of the organization and comply with internal and external requirements.
•Assist the Board of Directors in its fund raising responsibilities through activities such as preparing annual fund raising plan and identifying new sources and activities for financial support.
•Develop and maintain private, corporate, and individual donors.
•Develop and support fundraising events appropriate to the work of the agency.
•Write, negotiate and maintain all grants and contracts.
•Oversee development of proposals and evaluation reports.
•Keep abreast of Federal, State and Foundation funding opportunities and requirements.
•Collaborate with other public and private agencies of both counties to meet the strategic goals of CVS.
•Proactively represent CVS in the community.
•Develop annual goals and objectives to meet the commitment of increasing the sensitivity towards survivors of violence, prevention and youth development services, trauma treatment and other program priorities, thereby creating a safer and healthier community for children, families and adults.
•Facilitate the development of agency short-term and long-term plans and goals.
•Measure program effectiveness by developing and measuring performance indicators.
•Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, provide monthly reports to them and keep them apprised of agency activities and initiatives.
•Promote a collaborative environment for the exchange and interchange of ideas between staff, program directors, Board members and the community.
•Assess the development and effectiveness of staff and department directors.
•Assess the development and effectiveness of current and new programs.
•Ensure policies and procedures are reviewed and revised annually and are in compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations.
•Strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. Able to bring diverse groups together to work towards the common goal of accomplishing the agency mission. Skilled at inspiring and motivating other people to become engaged in the organization’s activities.
•Senior level management experience at an organization of similar size and complexity. Nonprofit experience preferred.
•Proven track record with Federal, State, and private organizations that provide grant funds.
•Strong analytical and financial capabilities
•Articulate and persuasive communication and writing skills and effectiveness at building relationships both internally and externally.
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
•Knowledge of and ability to apply legislation that affects CVS and its programs.
•Experience with print and broadcast media
•Experience with marketing strategies including social media
•Able to distill a variety of ideas from staff, Board members, current research and other sources, clarify issues and apply these to real-time programs and services.
•Commitment to a diverse workforce, Board and spectrum of services.
•Excellent organizational, problem solving and priority setting skills. Able to plan effectively, create business, marketing, strategic and outreach plans and carry out the multiple tasks needed to run a successful organization.
•Bachelor’s Degree in social service, public administration, business, public health, or other related field required.
•5 years progressive experience in leading organizations with responsibilities including, but not limited to: fund raising, grant writing, program administration, personnel management, financial management, strategic planning, community outreach, marketing, and government and media relations.
Prior to appointment to the position, the candidate must successfully complete a California Department of Justice and FBI criminal history check, and a credit check. The candidate must possess a valid California Driver’s License at time of appointment.
To apply: e-mail letter of interest and resume to: Human Resources, Community Violence Solutions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins immediately; position open until filled.
COMMUNITY VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in regard to race, age, cultural or religious background, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All qualified candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.