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    Opening for Executive Director for Advocacy & Resource Center in Sheridan Wyoming

    August 30, 2017


    Job Description: Advocacy & Resource Center Executive Director

     TitleExecutive Director

     Reports to: The Board of Directors

     SummaryThe Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Advocacy & Resource Center and is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization in accordance with its vision and mission.  The Executive Director works under the general oversight and reports to the Board of Directors.

     Overview: The Executive Director provides oversight and overall management, planning, vision and leadership for all aspects of the Advocacy & Resource Center including programs and services, finance, resource development, human resources, communications, and board development.  The Executive Director assumes a leadership role throughout the county in partnering with collaborating businesses, foundations, government officials, other nonprofits, and supporters.  The Executive Director works with the Board and Board Committees to establish vision, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and general scope of programs the Center will deliver.


    1. Support and work with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:
    • Take direction from the Board of Directors and work with the Board to assure that the Center operates with a clear mission and a long-range strategic plan that is consistent with the mission,
    • Provide leadership in developing the Center as an effective, high quality countywide violent crime victims’ service,
    • Keep the Board of Directors fully informed on conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges for the Center and the environment in which it operates so that the Board can carry out is governance, financial oversight and leadership role,
    • Develop with the Board, on a yearly basis, a strategic plan,
    • Provide for the coordination of Board meetings and communications,
    • Serve as staff member to all Board Committee unless otherwise directed.
    1. Management of Office, the Executive Director will:
    • Provide overall staff direction and supervision, develop a yearly work plan with staff which includes goals, objectives, inputs and outcomes, and timeline for the programs and services to be carried out by the Center,
    • Provide ongoing management to assure the organization stays within approved plans and budgets,
    • Develop contracts with outside vendors, professional organizations to assure effective performance,
    • Effectively manage the human resources of the Center in a manner which supports a productive, professionally competent work force in an environment respectful of personal well-being and cultural diversity,
    • Manage hiring, firing, and resolution of grievances.
    1. Manage Finance and Fundraising, the Executive Director will:
    • Develop annual budget and fundraising plan, submit to board for approval,
    • Develop relationship with existing and new funders of the Center and maintain regular communications with funders,
    • Identify grant opportunities and develop proposals and produce required reporting to funding sources,
    • Contract for and oversee annual financial report or audit (whichever is required),
    • Monitor expenditures and income,
    • Plan for core budget self-sufficiency,
    • Maintain capital assets of corporation.
    1. Develop and Coordinate Advocacy Efforts
    • Develop advocacy strategy,
    • Build relationships with state and local government officials,
    • Maintain relationships with state coalitions and sister programs.
    1. Management of Programs and Services, the Executive Director will:
    • Oversee the development of programs and services as needed,
    • Ensure program quality and consistency with organizational goals through ongoing evaluation of all programs and services to determine effectiveness and participant satisfaction,
    • Work with Board and staff to develop and review policies and processes,
    • Oversee development and coordination of events and new programs, conferences, workshops, publications, website, and endorsed service provider relationships,
    • Develop and maintain corporate and business relationships.
    1. Public Presence of the Nonprofit Sector, the Executive Director will:
    • Develop a strategy to enhance the Center as the “go to” expert on domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crime victimization and to insure a presence in the general media,
    • Serve as lead spokesman and speaker for the Center and assure that the organizations mission is properly presented,
    • Develop effective and ongoing relationships with media,
    • Develop relationships with other associations, organizations, and persons pertinent to the nonprofit sector, coordinate activities, and co-sponsor events.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or 3 – 5 years’ nonprofit experience
    • Fundraising and communication experience
    • Supervisory and personnel experience
    • Financial management experience
    • Experience working with community partners
    • Experience working with board of directors
    • Evidence of commitment to missions of the nonprofit sector
    • Grant writing and grant administration experience preferredSalary$50,000.00 – 65,000.00 and 401K


      How to Apply:

      Email letter of interest and resume to bonnie@arcsheridan.org.  Applications can only be submitted by email.  Questions can be emailed.

    Applications accepted now.  Applications received by October 16, 2017 will be given first consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

     The Advocacy & Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities.