Executive Director
Resource Center of Somerset, Inc. - Hillsborough, NJ

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The Resource Center of Somerset, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving people affected by domestic abuse in Somerset County for 35 years. Founded by a small group of volunteers who provided emergency shelter for women escaping abusive relationships, the Resource Center of Somerset provides services to survivors of domestic abuse, adults and children, free of charge, and has expanded services to include not only emergency shelter but legal advocacy, outreach counseling, community education, volunteer Domestic Violence Response Teams working with local police departments, transitional housing and more.

Currently, the Resource Center of Somerset seeks to hire an Executive Director to lead the agency on its mission, to end domestic abuse and empower victims by providing protection, education and resources. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Resource Center of Somerset, Inc. The Executive Director works with and reports to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the agency’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives, within policy guidelines established by Board of Trustees. She/He is responsible for overall strategic planning, fund development, financial management, organizational development, staff management, and program operations and implements agency goals, manages day-to-day operations, including oversight of all operations, facilities, human resources, management and development of grants, and support services for victims of domestic violence. The Executive Director serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and should take a lead role in representing the Agency throughout the County and State.

Major Responsibilities:
Supervisory - Supervises Senior Management staff, including Executive Assistant/HR Manager, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Senior Director of Program Services, Director of Finance and Operations, Grants/Contracts Coordinator or other such equivalent or like positions as may, from time to time, exist.

Fund Development/Grant Oversight & Fiscal Management - Develops and manages the fundraising and financial strategies of the organization; develops, recommends and support an annual budget for approval by the Board; develops and monitors operating and capital budget; makes recommendations to Finance and Fund Development committees; coordinates required financial and narrative applications and reports to funders; audits agency’s financial records; oversees the management of all funds, consistent with the organization’s accounting system. Remains accountable for financial recordkeeping.

Leadership - Provides leadership to staff and effectively oversees human resources and personnel matters. Acts as professional advisor to the Board.

  • Sets and achieves goals by developing the vision for the agency and working with staff to accomplish agency goals through the provision of quality services.
  • Creates and maintains a supportive working environment that encourages cooperation, shared knowledge, open communication and common goals.
  • Meets formally with direct reports at least once a month.
  • Provides support and leadership to supervisees in their respective areas of responsibility.
  • Completes annual performance reviews.
  • Encourages staff to participate in decision-making.
  • Makes expectations clear and provides guidance to achieve agency goals.
  • Approves all job descriptions, hiring, salaries and evaluations with

supervisor input and recommendations.

  • Recommends and administers personnel policies.
  • Addresses grievances and appeals by clients and staff.
  • Makes all final termination decisions.
  • Facilitates staff meetings.
  • Monitors the operation of programs, facilities, staffing assignments, purchases, and support services.
  • Maintains availability by cell phone for clinical and administrative emergencies.
  • Keeps the Board informed about services, trends, legislation, operations problems arising, and any and all other matters necessary for Board consideration or for which the Executive Director seeks Board input or approval.
  • Provides leadership in the planning process. Recommends and provides input on long-term goals. Establishes and carries out long-term and short-term goals.
  • Recommends policies for consideration.
  • Provides and/or arranges for staff support of Board committees as needed.
  • Assists Board Development committee with Board member recruitment and cultivation.
  • Implements policies set by the Board.

Community Outreach/Education/Awareness - Cultivates and maintains relationships with community and funders.


Skill requirements:

  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated fundraising and program development experience
  • Experienced in strategic planning, as well as developing goals for the agency.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Knowledge and previous direct responsibility for all facets of business administration and management, including fundraising, financial management, budgeting, facilities management, staff management, HR;
  • Concrete working knowledge with non-profit accounting and Quick Books.
  • Demonstrated experience in community organizing and grant writing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of internal and external contacts
  • Proactive in identifying domestic violence issues and experienced in effectively communicating relevant issues.

Educational requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field desired, with at least 5 years prior experience preferably, as an Executive Director at non-profit agency, with business management and administrative responsibilities.
  • Domestic Violence Specialist certification preferred.
  • Proven record as a successful fundraiser in capacity of Executive Director or Fund Development Officer

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The Resource Center of Somerset, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving people affected by domestic abuse in Somerset County for...