Executive Director

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Domestic Violence Prevention and Services

The Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRC) is currently seeking an Executive Director who will lead the organization, working in partnership with Board, staff, and community partners to provide services and offer safety, support, advocacy, education and a network of services to the residents of Washington County.

Located in Wakefield, Rhode Island, the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County is a 501c (3) nonprofit agency founded in 1978 that provides a comprehensive range of services for victims of domestic violence and their children, including a confidential safe home, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing units, a helpline & drop-in center, support groups, one-on-one counseling and court advocacy.

With a passion for DVRC’s critically important work to help victims of domestic abuse break the cycle of abuse in their lives, using the trauma-informed model of care, the Executive Director will build upon our legacy as a well-respected, trusted resource for services in South County, Rhode Island and beyond.  They will manage a budget of almost $1 million, a staff of 10 and serve over 500 clients each year. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors, a dynamic group of strategic, highly engaged community, private and public sector leaders.

The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. They are accountable to create and steward the long-term vision for the agency, manage the daily operations, including fiscal management, fund development, shelter and safe home programs and facilities, advocacy and human resources. As the chief fundraiser, the successful candidate will ensure financial sustainability through grant acquisition, direct fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The ED will guide the growth of the organization and further the mission by building relationships throughout the community.

The ED will have a minimum of 4-6 years of proven leadership experience. Experience working in a non-profit organization managing grants and reporting to a board of directors is preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or/and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred. Experience in domestic violence prevention or other related human services or healthcare fields preferred. Experience in developing diverse teams, collaborating, building and leveraging relationships within and among a diverse group of stakeholders, a passion for our mission, financial management and fund development experience required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a values-based leader who is truly committed to making a positive contribution to the community. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The minimum salary is $95,000 annually.

The DVRC is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to a culturally diverse staff to better serve our community. People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, references, and salary requirements to:

Cynthia Butler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Butler & Associates Human Resources Consulting


For more information, view the full position profile or apply visit: https://DVRCSC.org

To apply for this job email your details to cjbutlerhr@gmail.com