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|Job Title:||Executive Director|
|Organization:||Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc.|
|Description:||Description: The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors of Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc. (DVI) and is responsible for implementing the objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for the administration of DVI including decisions concerning personnel, program development, organization, planning, funding, facilities, ongoing programs and related activities. The Director is also expected to provide leadership in developing plans and objectives for future growth of the organization that are consonant with those established by the Board of Directors.
The following are examples of specific activities for which the Director is responsible. The list is not meant to be complete. The Director is expected to use good judgment in taking any action necessary to ensure the well being of DVI and its participants.
- Development and implementation of programs and special projects consistent with the philosophy and objectives of DVI.
- Participate in the development of public policy; funding and legislation supporting battered women and domestic violence services.
- Oversee the management of the agency?s domestic violence service contracts.
- Assure regulatory compliance with staff, state and federal laws.
- Maintain effective relationships with other domestic violence, community, state and national level organizations and other relevant organizations
.- Represent the agency to appropriate government and non-government agencies, boards and general public.- - Review and approve agency publications, PSA- s and trainings.
- Maintain the philosophical and programmatic integrity of the organization consistent with the battered women?s movement.
- Administer and oversee the activities of the hotline, shelter, community education, volunteer corps, legal advocacy, and non-residential counseling programs.
- Oversee the supervision of case management activities from needs assessment through advocacy, referral and follow-up services.
- Oversee agency data collection and documentation procedures.
- Safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of clients as the agency officer in charge of documents and records.
- Administer agency personnel policies. Ensure that all employment practices are in compliance with personnel policies and equal employment practices.
- Manage and supervise all personnel either directly or indirectly or through appropriate supervisory personnel.
- Evaluate all personnel either directly or through appropriate supervisory personnel on a consistent basis in accordance with personnel policies.
- Oversee staff and volunteer orientation and training.
- Hire/terminate personnel as needed.
- Administer agency finances, including the development of an annual budget and the management of resources.
- Identify and secure funding, including all necessary research, contact with resources, proposal writing, representation and travel as needed.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS INTERACTION:
- Implement policies established by the Board of Directors.
- Provide orientation to duties and responsibilities of the office for President of the Board.- - Active involvement with Board including regular consultation with the Board President to review activities.
- Coordinate the implementation the agency- s long-range plan. Provide an annual report outlining the correlation of proposal objectives in achieving the long-range plan goals.
- Attend Board meetings and report financial and program status, project activities, and operations.
- Attendance or designation of staff at other committee meetings as required.
- Act as a liaison between agency staff and Board.
- Masters Degree in Social Work or a related field - Demonstrate knowledge of domestic violence and a strong commitment to ending violence against women.
- Demonstrate commitment to feminist philosophy and ability to use the empowerment counseling model.
- Demonstrate ability to apply DVI mission in daily practice.
- Demonstrate ability to manage budget.
- Demonstrate team building, limit setting, problem solving, critical thinking, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrate ability to write grants and proposals toward successful allocation of funding.
- Demonstrate ability to initiate and oversee program development.
- Demonstrate ability to manage a non-profit organization.
- Demonstrate ability to supervise multiple staff and volunteers; demonstrates ability to lead and work as part of a team.
- Demonstrate ability to manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete work within established time frames.
- Demonstrate ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
- Demonstrate exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to work well with people of various ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Must possess strong public speaking, organizational and communication skills.
- Demonstrate ability to solve problems and manage multiple priorities.
- Demonstrate ability to be self-starter and analytical thinker.
- Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with the priorities of the organization.
- Travel is necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential.
- Pass Act 33 and Act 34 clearances.