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Executive Director

Company: The Haven of Grace
Date Posted: September 22, 2017

General Functions: The Executive Director reports to the Haven’s Board of Directors.  He/she will provide the professional leadership to the Board and its committees.  He/she is responsible for facilitation and implementation of the Haven’s strategic plan, for the fiscal management of the organization’s $900,000 budget and serves as the professional leader of its staff.  The Executive Director is expected to be actively involved and provide oversight in raising funds for the organization’s operations, through philanthropy, special events, grant writing and any other opportunities to enhance the agency’s financial sustainability.  The Executive Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the services and care and welfare of the residents of the Haven’s facilities.  He/she is also responsible for overseeing that the Haven’s property and equipment are maintained and in proper operating order.  He/she is responsible for assuring that the Haven is hiring caring and qualified staff to support the women and their children in the fulfillment of the Haven’s mission.  The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the job performance of all staff.  He/she will be the Haven’s ambassador in the community advocating for those in need, while building collaborations and partnerships that will lead to more effective and efficient systems and service provision.

Qualifications: The Haven’s Executive Director should have at least three to five years executive leadership experience in the not-for-profit or public sector. A Master’s degree in nonprofit management or public administration or equivalent will be given greater consideration. The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of the challenges of being homeless.  He/she should have some experience in managing a residential program.  The Executive Director is expected to be a strong and confident speaker on behalf of the organization. He/she will treat others with dignity and inspire trust and respect that will lead to constructive and effective relationships with clients, staff, the Board, donors, funders, community leaders and other stakeholders.  The Haven’s next Executive Director should possess the ability to motivate others, be a strategic thinker and problem solver.  He/she should be an active listener, who is mission and goal focused, and a visionary leader.  He/she will creatively identify and actively pursue new sources of sustainable funding and prepare and manage the budget.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Interested and qualified individuals are asked to submit a cover letter and their education and employment resume by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 to Transitions In Leadership at Please no telephone calls or snail mail.


Equal Opportunity Employment

The hiring, assignment and promotion of employees shall be based on qualifications and abilities, without regard to characteristics protected by federal, state and local regulations (race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, veteran status and familial status.