Heartford House CAC hiring new Executive Director

Heartford House in Lafayette is hiring an Executive Director. Details of the job are listed below. You should contact pkmadonna@gmail.com and not the Indiana Chapter with questions about this position.

About the position

The role of the Heartford House Child Advocacy Center Executive Director is to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the organization’s accomplishments and financial stability are aligned with its mission, vision, and strategic plan. The Executive Director will maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, will aid in the design and development of direct strategies to achieve positive outcomes with the MDT’s in the communities served, will ensure sound financial practices, and will lead the organization toward favorable growth. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board Chair and provides timely reports to the Board of Directors as assigned. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the strategic plan to ensure the development and growth of Heartford House’s mission, vision, values, and goals for overall success. 
  • Providing strategic leadership to Heartford House by working with the Board of Directors to  promote the organization’s philosophical framework. 
  • Participating in all Board of Director meetings and serving on assigned committees as needed. 
  • Submitting regular reports to the Board of Directors as directed by the Board Chair. 
  • Ensuring fiscal stability and financial accountability, including adherence to Heartford House’s Financial Management and Internal Control’s Policy; preparing the annual budget in conjunction with the Board Treasurer; managing ongoing expenditures and monthly financial reports.
  • Adhering to all Board approved policies, including Code of Conduct and managing Staff compliance. • Aiding leadership staff as needed, in developing and maintaining successful, cohesive Multidisciplinary Teams in the counties served. 
  • Acting as the primary spokesperson and public face of Heartford House; presenting the  organization’s overall mission and goals to all interested parties. 
  • Networking and rapport-building with community stakeholders, focusing primarily on increasing awareness of Heartford House Child Advocacy Center in the communities we serve and identifying and cultivating potential donors. 
  • Actively pursuing and obtaining new grants; developing new funding sources in an effort to provide ongoing, sustainable and unrestricted revenue streams; creating opportunities and successful strategies for fundraising events. 
  • Serving, or assigning staff as appropriate, as Heartford House liaison with community agencies; delegating community event attendance to staff when appropriate. 
  • Aiding in the development of marketing materials used to raise awareness, educate the public,  and/or provide opportunities for fundraising. 
  • Participating in design, planning and implementation of all internal fundraising efforts.
  • Overseeing Donor Management System (Network for Good) and ensuring accuracy of data entry.
  • Establishing credibility and fostering a success-oriented environment within Heartford House.
  • Facilitating leadership and staff meetings and participating in all staff functions.
  • Ensuring that direct service staff have adequate resources to succeed and advocating for staff with the Board of Directors when necessary. 
  • Tracking professional development of all direct service staff and generating opportunities for ongoing learning, training, certifications, etc.
  • Supervising leadership staff positions and any direct service staff that do not report through leadership staff; evaluating job performance annually, or more often as needed. 
  • Approving and tracking earned time off for all direct service staff, or delegating to leadership staff when appropriate. 
  • Ensuring the 2023 accreditation standards of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) are achieved,  then met or exceeded in all aspects of the organization’s services once obtained; future NCA  accreditation standards are then to be met and maintained going forward. 
  • Maintaining up-to-date memoranda of understanding and linkage agreements with the MDT’s.
  • Writing (and/or supervising the writing) and submission of annual grant applications such as  VOCA, DCS, and other grantors; completing grant reporting requirements in a timely manner and attending grant training as needed. 
  • Maintaining emergency management policies and training staff accordingly. 
  • Conducting regular audits of the client database to manage correct input of information. • Reviewing OMS survey data to ensure clients and Multi-Disciplinary team partners are  satisfied with the services received. 
  • Maintaining active membership in the Indiana Chapter of National Childrens Alliance.
  • Any other duties as assigned or directed by the Board of Directors. 

Direct services

At times direct services may be provided. Dependent on role, for example Forensic Interviewer or  Advocate, the Executive Director will assume the responsibilities detailed in those job descriptions, 

Competency requirements

  • Excellent Leadership and communication skills 
  • Ability to design and implement effective management and organizational structures and  systems, as required 
  • Ability to successfully develop and strengthen staff through coaching, mentoring and ongoing  professional development 
  • Proven fundraising knowledge and experience 
  • Excellent financial management skills 
  • Adept at collaboration and non-confrontational conflict resolution 
  • Computer proficiency, including office productivity tools, such as Word, Excel, and other work-related programs 
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility, including composure under stress 
  • Inspires loyalty and trust. Integrates principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of  the role. 

Must complete a criminal and DCS background check and sign a confidentiality agreement prior to starting work.

Qualifications and job requirements

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice or a related field. Previous professional experience working with children and families where abuse and violence are identified as issues is preferred. 
  • Must be able to work independently as well as function as a team member and accept guidance and direction from the Board of Directors. 
  • Must be able to work with a variety of people, including children and their families, professionals in the areas of law enforcement, medicine, education and agency employees. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, works well under pressure, able to manage multiple deadlines effectively, maintains and accepts personal accountability, able to work independently and creatively as part of a cooperative and coordinated team. 
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, responsible, dependable, trustworthy, and of high integrity. • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, computers and common software programs. 
  • Requires normal range of hearing, eyesight, coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to record, prepare and communicate reports and operate office equipment. 
  • Must give permission for a police records check by completing a criminal background information form and digital fingerprint check. 
  • Must be willing and able to drive throughout an eight county region for team meetings, hearings and interviews. 

Physical demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb stairs, or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25  pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus,  distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. The work environment may be chaotic and unpredictable due to the nature of clients served. 

How to apply

Please send resumes to: pkmadonna@gmail.com

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