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Applications received before September 15, 2014 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Title: Executive Director
to: Board of Directors
Summary: The Executive Director will guide
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.
This is a professional position requiring the minimum of a master’s
degree or equivalent 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
2. Program and Service Delivery
- Keeps the board fully informed on the
condition of the organization
and all important influencing factors.
- Supports Board leadership and
addresses issues around clarity of
role, governance, bylaws/policies, corporate structure, and membership.
- Provides guidance in the recruitment,
orientation and nurturing of
new Board members.
- Prepares executive reports to Board of
Directors and Executive
Committee and supports various committees.
- Works with the Board to establish the
organization’s short-range and
long-range program and project goals.
- Jointly conducts official
correspondence of the organization and
executes legal documents.
Regularly evaluates the performance of program and services.
- Prioritizes program and operational
initiatives to meet strategic
goals and objectives.
- Oversees the program development,
management, and reports of all
grant deliverables and private initiatives.
4. Human Resource Management
- Accountable for current year operating
and capital budgets and for
financial performance portfolio.
- Develops and maintains sound financial
- Prepares annual budget with staff and
5. Community and Public-Relations
Oversees recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, paid
staff and volunteers.
Oversees the development of job descriptions, implementation of
regular performance evaluations, and ensures sound human resource
practices are in place.
Leads and supervises an effective management team.
Encourages staff and volunteer development while assisting program
staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the
Fosters a climate which attracts, retains and motivates a diverse
staff of high quality people.
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.
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
Showcase the expertise of the Coalition and its membership at a
state and national level.
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
Identifies overall resource development goals and fundraising plans
for both government and non-governmental sources.
Establishes, maintains, and cultivates relations with donors,
foundations and other key stakeholders.
Strengthens and diversifies the organization’s funding sources.
Increases statewide resources for Alabama’s domestic violence
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
Demonstrate knowledge and ability in program development,
implementation and measurement.
Demonstrate high integrity and fiduciary responsibility in managing
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 master’s degree in Social Services, Human Services,
Business Administration, Development or related field. Equivalent
experience in an administrative role is preferred.
Individuals that possess the required skills and abilities and who also
identify with the trauma related to domestic violence are strongly
encouraged to apply.