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To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations, and a writing sample to Lisa Jackson-Stephens at (No mail or faxes please.)

Applications received before December 1, 2014 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Job Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Job Summary: The Executive Director will guide a statewide organization that is a national leader in the movement to end domestic violence. The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence represents and supports a network of independent domestic violence programs within the State of Alabama which provide direct services and prevention education programs to their respective regions. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and overall administration of the Coalition’s objectives, services, and initiatives while ensuring achievement of long and short-term strategic, programmatic and financial goals. This job requires regular travel throughout Alabama and occasionally out of the state.

Qualifications: This is a professional position requiring the minimum of a bachelor's degree or applicable experience. Candidates for this position should have professional experience in the industry and understanding of domestic violence issues and services. A demonstrated ability to manage a large nonprofit organization coupled with excellent business management skills. The position requires: Strong leadership, administrative, fiscal, negotiation, grant-writing, presentation, networking and personnel management and training skills; Out-standing facilitation and group management skills, including the ability to synthesize diverse opinions to support efficient decision-making; and, Excellent oral and written communication skills. The position requires sustained success in planning, organizing, and implementation of strategic initiatives, and demonstrated fundraising history that includes generating new revenue. Candidates should have the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and the ability to prioritize as well as multitask in order to meet deadlines in a timely manner.

Under the supervision of the Board of Directors of ACADV the Executive Director shall have the following responsibilities:

1. Board Support
  1. Keeps the board fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important influencing factors.

  2. Supports Board leadership and addresses issues around clarity of role, governance, bylaws/policies, corporate structure, and membership.

  3. Provides guidance in the recruitment, orientation and nurturing of new Board members.

  4. Prepares executive reports to Board of Directors and Executive Committee and supports various committees.

  5. Works with the Board to establish the organization’s short-range and long-range program and project goals.

  6. Jointly conducts official correspondence of the organization and executes legal documents.
2. Program and Service Delivery
  1. Regularly evaluates the performance of program and services.

  2. Prioritizes program and operational initiatives to meet strategic goals and objectives.

  3. Oversees the program development, management, and reports of all grant deliverables and private initiatives.
3. Financial/Administrative
  1. Accountable for current year operating and capital budgets and for financial performance portfolio.

  2. Develops and maintains sound financial practices.

  3. Prepares annual budget with staff and Board.
4. Human Resource Management
  1. Oversees recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, paid staff and volunteers.

  2. Oversees the development of job descriptions, implementation of regular performance evaluations, and ensures sound human resource practices are in place.

  3. Leads and supervises an effective management team.

  4. Encourages staff and volunteer development while assisting program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

  5. Fosters a climate which attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff of high quality people.
5. Community and Public-Relations
  1. Analyzes and advocates for domestic violence issues in order to create strong partnerships and build networks of services and/or options which positively impacts those affected by domestic violence.

  2. Provides testimonies at state and federal legislative bodies, delivers keynote speeches and presentations on issues facing victims of domestic violence and services provided by the Coalition to various audiences.

  3. Showcase the expertise of the Coalition and its membership at a state and national level.
6. Fundraising
  1. Identifies overall resource development goals and fundraising plans for both government and non-governmental sources.

  2. Establishes, maintains, and cultivates relations with donors, foundations and other key stakeholders.

  3. Strengthens and diversifies the organization’s funding sources.

  4. Increases statewide resources for Alabama’s domestic violence shelters.
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, or religion.
  • Strong team building and leadership skills to effectively manage Coalition activities through vision, strategic planning, and expertise.

  • Exeptional interpersonal skills to elicit commitment to and advancement of the Coalition’s mission and vision.

  • Effective communication skills to act as the primary spokesperson for the Coalition to convey its mission to the board, staff, funders, policy makers, and other key constituents.

  • Possesses communication skills suitable for media, presentation and written publication for internal and external distribution.

  • Leadership skills to guide the Coalition in responding to changing environments and to develop the organizational climate required to implement new models of operation.

  • Critical analytical skills to understand the political, social, financial, and external issues affecting service providers in order to foresee and interpret trends and the dynamic changing needs of those the Coalition serves.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the state and national legislative processes and key players.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability in budgeting, fundraising and public advocacy.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability in program development, implementation and measurement.

  • Demonstrate high integrity and fiduciary responsibility in managing resources.

  • Thorough knowledge of the issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.

  • Dedicated, energetic, and detail oriented with the ability to thrive in a dynamic and changing environment.

  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize activities of self and others.

  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate progress, provide feedback, and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines.

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree or applicable experience is required.

  • Individuals that possess the required skills and abilities and who also identify with the trauma related to domestic violence are strongly encouraged to apply.
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