Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV), a tax exempt, non-profit organization is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is a full time, exempt staff position.

Organizational Summary:
DCCADV is the District of Columbia’s equivalent of a “statewide” coalition supporting anti-domestic violence initiatives and organizations serving victims and survivors of domestic violence. DCCADV’s mission is to build a community where domestic violence is replaced with human dignity. We advance our mission through advocacy, community education, public policy, training and technical assistance, resource sharing and research.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will manage the daily operations of the organization and lead all programmatic, financial, fund development, technical assistance and membership activities.

Key Responsibilities:
• Public policy and systems advocacy with local and federal governments as well as
other community stakeholders and organizations
• Provide “big picture” strategic planning, analysis and leadership in
collaboration and consultation with board, staff and membership
• Spearhead strategic planning and/or long term planning and clarify or shift
organizational priorities as needed in consultation with the Board of Directors
• Guide and monitor adherence to strategic goals and vision
• Manage major organizational decisions and crises
• Cultivate and sustain relationships with major individual and corporate donors
• Serve as the lead public representative for DCCADV in events, the media and
other fundraising and public relations efforts
• Serve as primary liaison to the Board of Directors including meeting
participation, regular reporting/communications, board member recruitment,
retention and relationship building
• Fundraising and financial management, including the preparation of and
monitoring adherence to the annual operating budget and review and approve grant
allocations and major expenditures
● Staff management and development
● Training and technical assistance for member programs, government and community
● Member relations and communications

Key Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree strongly preferred
• Minimum of eight years experience, with increasing responsibility, in
leadership, administration and management, preferably in a nonprofit setting
• 5+ years experience in the battered women’s movement
• Compassionate leader with a feminist ideology committed to the eradication of
violence against women
• Proven track record in major donor cultivation and fundraising
• Experience in strategic planning, preferably in a leadership role, which
resulted in improved efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of an
organization or company
• Experience and very strong skills in public speaking and working with the media
• Experience creating and managing budgets of $1,000,000+, and overseeing finances
• Outstanding networking, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
• A history of developing strong relationships with both organizations and people
for the purpose of furthering a mission
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to cultural diversity
• Clear understanding of the intersection of sexism, racism and homophobia
• Keen understanding of public policy and legislative advocacy preferably in DC
• Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes and a results-
oriented culture
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong knowledge of curriculum design
• Strong analytical, administrative, organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work with diverse groups of people
• 3+ years supervising a diverse team of strong leaders
• 5+ years of grants management experience
• Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude
• Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email resume/cv, cover letter with salary history and requirements, and writing sample (3 pages or less) to Jen Buckingham, Board Secretary, at jyoakum@gmail.com or fax to 202-299-1193 with Executive Director in the subject line. Position will be open until filled. No phone calls please.

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