The Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) is looking for a well qualified individual be their Executive Director. RCASA's mission is to provide support, treatment, and advocacy to persons whose lives have been affected by sexual violence and to reduce sexual violence through education and awareness. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the management, financial planning, and strategy development of the organization. Specific duties include grant writing, grant management, fundraising, and community outreach. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Leadership & Management
• Implements RCASA programs in order to support and advance the organizational mission.
• Recruits and supervises staff, volunteers, and interns, ensuring adequate staffing for all agency activities.
• Directs all agency HR activities, including:
✴ leading staff meetings
✴ monitoring staff activities
✴ expediting personnel issues (e.g., delegation, training, regular performance evaluations, termination, etc.)
• Maintains all agency files, including production of reports for personnel and agency activities.
• Communicates regularly with Board of Directors and participates in Board of Director's meetings. Provides status reports regarding RCASA programs and grant development. Reports any changes in requirements/regulations, and proposes program enhancements/changes to further the RCASA vision and strategy.
• Develops and monitors operating budget and long-range financial plans, including preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of activities and expenditures for funding sources.
• Prepares and presents agency proposals at state and local budget hearings as necessary.
• Supervises the payment of agency employees and creditors.
• Assists the Board of Directors with developing and coordinating agency fundraising activities and with soliciting for private donations.
• Develops and pursues new funding opportunities.
• Manages and reports implementation of all grant requirements for the organization, ensuring requirements are met and grant funds are distributed and used correctly.
• Identifies and develops strategies to optimize grant administration process.
• Performs relevant research and writes proposals for public and private grant opportunities on federal, state, and local levels.
• Works closely with state and local agencies to provide a better understanding of sexual violence issues.
• Encourages and establishes collaboration among allied professionals to ensure optimal services for victims of sexual violence.
• Oversees the development of educational programs and produces agency outreach presentations and publications for the community.
• Directs recruitment and training of volunteers, identifies and implements best opportunities for deployment of volunteers within RCASA programs.
• Increases public awareness through speaking engagements and public training seminars.
• Works closely with law enforcement, health providers, and public service agencies to ensure continuity of victim and survivor services, and to advocate for survivor rights.
• Attends relevant conferences to maintain the agency’s public presence, and to keep the agency current.
• Bachelor's degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or related field.
• MBA, MPA, or related master’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
• Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification preferred, or equivalent experience.
• At least 4 years of management or leadership experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
• Prior experience in training and program development.
• Prior experience in grant writing and management.
Required Skills, Knowledge, Specialized Training
• Professional experience and understanding of social justice issues, preferably sexual violence issues.
• Completion of the 40-hour RCASA Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training (must be completed at next available training upon hire).
• Excellent project management skills with experience in managing staff and supervising administrative projects.
• Ability to effectively communicate and work with clients and staff of varied backgrounds, educational levels, and abilities.
• Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religious background.
• Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
• High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s mission and strategy to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
• Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
• Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.
• Solid organizational abilities, including planning, task delegation, and program development.
• Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, planning, and reporting.
• Proven written and oral communication skills, including public speaking ability.
Additional and Preferred Qualification:
• Bilingual English/Spanish
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, and paid sick leave.
RCASA is an equal opportunity employer.