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Executive Director

South Valley Services (SVS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has served the local community since 1998. The mission of SVS is to provide safe shelter, advocacy, case management, and prevention services to those experiencing domestic violence, including psychological, physical, emotional, economic, or sexual abuse at home. SVS aims to empower individuals to recognize their self-worth and to develop the necessary skills to reach their greatest potential, contributing to the collective well-being of our community.
SVS is looking for a dynamic and visionary Executive Director to carry forward the mission and lead the organization to meet the evolving needs of the community. This executive will bring transparency and collaborative leadership to all areas of the organization and provide oversight of the organization’s strategy, services, philanthropy, culture, values, talent, and financial performance. The Executive Director will actively engage internal and external stakeholders in creating a shared vision for the future of SVS and will provide motivational leadership for staff and Board. This individual will be passionate about leading and advancing the organization and will sustain and grow relationships within the organization and across the community. They will be the face of the organization and, along with the Board of Directors, will be responsible for determining and implementing a strategic direction and ensuring the long-term growth and sustainability of SVS. The person in this position has a wonderful opportunity to take over a stable and well-run organization to heighten community awareness and help determine how SVS should grow. The Executive Director will oversee the annual operating budget, which is approximately $2 million.

Strategy and Visioning
• Provide thoughtful and visionary executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering.
• Lead long-range strategic planning—in partnership with the Board of Directors and other stakeholders—and oversee implementation of visioning and planning, ensuring necessary funds, staff, infrastructure, and resources are available to realize goals.
• Ensure effective systems to track progress and measure successes that can be communicated to the Board, stakeholders, donors, staff, and other constituents.
• Identify, monitor, and mitigate the potential risks to SVS achieving its goals.
Internal Leadership
• Inspire, motivate, and lead a team of committed direct service and administrative professionals to realize the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
• Continually foster a culture that encourages collaboration among departments and recognizes positive contributions.
• Maintain a professional climate that supports staff in setting and achieving goals while attracting and retaining top-quality staff.
• Advance an inclusive culture that is collaborative, transparent, and affirming of all backgrounds.
• Become knowledgeable of the core functions of the shelter relating to counseling, case management, and prevention services.
• Directly manage the senior leadership team.

Fundraising and Communications
• Maintain and expand relationships with government officials and their funding entities.
• With the Development Director, expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support sustainability and future growth.
• Work in partnership with the Board to identify, solicit, and acquire new sources of funding.
• Maintain a portfolio of major donors for cultivation, engagement, and moves management.
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, with the goal of establishing key messaging, creating a stronger brand, and expanding awareness.
• Serve as lead spokesperson for SVS, while also cultivating other spokespeople among staff and the Board.
Financial Management
• Monitor board-approved budget and manage daily financial operations.
• Ensure compliance with government funding requirements.
• In partnership with Board and Staff, ensure effective budget development and management.

Board Relations
• Collaborate with and support the Board in fulfilling its governance and fiduciary duties.
• Partner with the Board to implement the agency’s strategic plan and identify areas of growth.
• Report regularly and transparently to the Board on all progress and challenges.
• Support development of strong Board recruitment, retention, evaluation, and training.

• Five+ years of successful senior leadership and management experience in a direct service nonprofit with the proven ability to effectively manage and lead a growth-oriented organization.
• High sense of responsibility and commitment to SVS mission.
• Ability and passion to fundraise.
• History of having led organizational growth while facilitating greater mission achievement.
• Experience building and managing budgets and making sound financial decisions.
• Knowledge of government grant compliance and billing.
• Commitment to DEI and experience engaging with people from often marginalized communities.

The Executive Director position is full time, and SVS is offering a comprehensive compensation package inclusive of salary and benefits. The salary range is $95,000-$115,000 DOE plus benefits.
A cover letter and resume should be sent to: with “SVS ED” in the subject line. All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Closing Date: February 7, 2022
SVS acknowledges that equal opportunity for all persons is a fundamental human right. SVS believes in the equal worth of all human beings and the recognition that each individual’s personal experiences and situations are unique and reflective of society’s institutionalized attitudes and values. Consequently, it is the policy of South Valley Services to provide equal opportunity in employment and personnel management for all persons; to provide access to, admission to, full utilization and benefit of training and promotional opportunities within the organization without discrimination based on race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance status, physical or mental ability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, or any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law to the extent permitted by law.

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Last Updated: 1/13/22