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|Job Title:||Executive Director|
|Organization:||Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)|
|Description:||The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) seeks an experienced executive director to lead the organization. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the executive director is responsible for the overall direction, leadership, and coordination of SARA's programs and services in the performance of its mission and supervising the administration of all agency functions. The new executive director will:
- Advance the vision and strategy of the agency
- Facilitate development of agency strategy
- Clearly communicate the vision and strategy to others
- Provide sound fiscal and development leadership
- Working with the board, develop strategies to increase and diversify the agency's revenue
- Oversee all fiscal systems to ensure financial soundness and compliance, including state and federal grant compliance
- Lead long-term fiscal and development planning
-Act as chief communicator
- Act as content expert, supporting staff and working directly with state and local policymakers
- Act as media contact for the agency
- Lead external communications
- Act as ambassador with external stakeholders
- Working with board, build marketing and communications systems for the
- Manage the organization toward accomplishment of the vision and mission
- Support strong existing leadership team so that operations and programs are managed smoothly
- Lead implementation of the strategic plan
- Conduct performance assessments in a manner that supports achievement of the organizational mission and goals
Skill requirements: Professional experience with, and understanding of social justice issues, preferably sexual violence issues. Demonstrated fundraising success that includes generating new revenue. Demonstrated ability to manage a small to medium nonprofit organization. Strong leadership, fundraising, grant-writing, presentation and networking skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Sustained success in planning, organizing and implementation of strategic initiatives. Experience managing government contracts a plus.
Educational level: Bachelor's Degree required, plus Master's Degree or equivalent experience.
Position reports to the Board of Directors.
Equal opportunity employer.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter electronically to email@example.com no later than 5:00 PM on August 17, 2012. Hard copy application materials will not be accepted. Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.
The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy, and support to women, men, and children.
Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.
We serve residents of Charlottesville, and Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Greene Counties, Virginia who have experienced any kind of sexual assault including rape, adult sexual assault, child sexual assault, sexual molestation, incest, trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment, or unwanted touching.
Services are provided free to all survivors, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, economic status, education, parenthood, physical and/or mental abilities, national origin, or any other status. SARA has been providing services to the community for over 30 years. SARA is fully accredited through the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.
- services to survivors and their loved ones to support healing and accessing justice
- prevention education to reduce the risk of young people perpetrating or being targeted as victims
- community outreach and training to increase the number of people in our community prepared to support survivors
- systems advocacy to improve services to survivors throughout our area and in every setting.
We provide services and education to approximately 550 survivors and 1,100 students each year and reach hundreds more people through our community outreach programs.