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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Abbott House Now Hiring Executive Director

Are you an advocate? Do you believe in protecting the wellbeing of children? Do you want to prevent child abuse and neglect of our community's children? Do you provide guidance and leadership to others? We are looking for you!

Mary Abbott Children's House is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director is a full-time position. Candidates must have a passion for raising community awareness of child abuse prevention and response. Qualified candidates will hold a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) in a related field, a minimum of two years management and leadership experience (nonprofit preferred), fundraising experience with private, corporate and foundation donors, and ability to build successful collaborative and community relationships. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary. Preferred attributes include extensive program and staff management experience as well as financial management experience. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and the will to engage people of all backgrounds in the work of the organization. This role will be:

  • Supervising all staff members in human resource matters, developing and maintaining job descriptions for all staff positions, daily oversight, hiring, training and ongoing development of staff, conducting staff meetings as well as periodic and annual reviews
  • Representing Abbott House at local and state levels, building and strengthening professional and community partnerships
  • Taking an active role in the development of services and programs for abuse victims and their non-offending caregivers and family members
  • Developing the annual budget in conjunction with the Director of Operations and managing the day-to-day financial operations
  • Working with the Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan to carry out the agency's mission and vision in the community
  • Developing the online media strategy, printed materials, and traditional media presence (newspapers, magazines, and television appearances) of the agency

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Directing the efforts of staff members in educational presentations and other community awareness events
  • Working with the board to identify and develop relevant opportunities for community awareness
  • Overseeing the short term and long-term operations, duties, and responsibilities of the multidisciplinary team
  • Serving as the primary staff liaison to all board committees and empowering committee work to serve its vital function

The Executive Director serves as the principal fundraising professional for Abbott House and coordinating fundraising efforts with the Board of Directors. You would be responsible for:

  • Maintaining relationships with key funders and drafting annual grant applications and compliance documents
  • Coordinating the Basketball Coaches Luncheon fundraiser, the April direct appeal letter, and Child Abuse Prevention month activities
  • Overseeing endowment and planned giving efforts of the agency
  • Ensuring all internal financial policies are adhered to and maintaining a separation of duties in conjunction with the Director of Operations and the Board Treasurer

Mary Abbott Children's House seeks applicants from candidates representing diverse backgrounds and experiences. Compensation will be commensurate based on experience within the range of $60,000 to $75,000. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and references to hiring@abbott-house.org by 5 pm on Friday, June 8th.

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