Executive Director

Overview & Summary

Under the authority of the Board of Directors, provide oversight and direction to the planning, development, and management of Bivona Child Advocacy Center (Bivona). Work in collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, partner agencies, and key constituents to mobilize and strengthen the multidisciplinary approach for the prevention, intervention, investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse.

Duties & Responsibilities

I. Leadership/Operational Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the smooth operation of Bivona, including financial performance, budget preparation, staffing, strategic planning, facilities, marketing, program development, policy formulation, and compliance with all relevant government regulations – with the highest ethical standards and quality assurances.
  • Develop and implement appropriate policies, procedures and technologies to ensure compliance with, and adherence to, any and all state and national accreditation requirements and professional standards relative to management and tracking of child abuse cases from the initial investigation through court intervention and treatment.
  • Recruit, interview, and manage key leadership staff; providing necessary support, development, evaluation, and resources for success in all areas of employment.
  • Maintain high levels of commitment and engagement in all aspects of the organization through continuous team-building and skill-enhancement activities and programs.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors, partner agencies, government officials, grantors, foundations, and contractors - providing verbal or written updates as required.  
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and senior leadership, plan, develop, implement and refresh the strategic plan for Bivona.
  • Monitor the success of board-related initiatives through active participation in the preparation of materials and at board meetings and on board committees.

II. Fiscal Responsibility:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Finance, ensure the ethical management and disbursement of funds according to contract terms in alignment with appropriate guidelines and governing laws.
  • Monitors, prioritizes, controls, and projects expenditure of funds to comply with authorized budgets and audit accountability; makes staffing and expenditure decisions.
  • Steward the financial viability of the organization through fiduciary oversight of the annual budget, compliance with standard accounting practices, the agency’s investment policy, and coordination of third party audits of financial records.
  • Assure strict fiscal responsibility of agency budget.

III. Development:

  • In conjunction with the Development Department to Bivona’s efforts and programs to solicit philanthropic gifts through annual giving, special events, direct mail, deferred giving including wills and bequeaths, and any other board approved campaigns.
  • Identify and cultivate individual, foundation, corporate and government relationships for the purpose of generating funding for the organization.
  • Steward and continue to cultivate donors after multiyear capital campaign.
  • Ensure donor database integrity and appropriate use.
  • Oversee and strengthen grant and other funding applications and compliance reporting to grantors.

IV. Prevention/Advocacy:

  • Assure provision of community education as needed for presentations and training to assist in educating the community of the issue of child sexual abuse, identifying victims, and the reporting process.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with key legislators and other high ranking officials to ensure continued support of funding appropriations, development and implementation of public policy to further enhance and protect the Children's Advocacy Center model, and advocate on behalf of children.
  • Work with other state and national organizations on behalf of Bivona and the agency’s mission.

V. Public Relations:

  • In conjunction with the Development Department, ensure marketing and public relations activities, including the creation of collateral materials, the annual report, newsletters, direct mail and other forms of communication align with agency’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Serve as primary spokesperson for Bivona, preserving the image and brand of the organization while managing and perpetuating the quality and rigor of agency programs and the Children’s Advocacy Center model.
  • Active promotion of Bivona in the community as the resource for child abuse.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Social Work or related field
  • A minimum of five years' experience in administration and management in human services field preferred, along with experience working with a volunteers board of directors.
  • High levels of appreciation and fluency with diverse populations and a deep familiarity with local community-based resources and comparable child-focused organizations.

Ideal Skillset for Success:

  • Mission driven with unquestionable integrity.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with many different constituencies.
  • Strong leadership and managerial capability and the ability to evaluate and develop personnel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, facilitation skills and a collaborative management approach.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of child sexual abuse and the child protective and law enforcement investigation procedures and mandates.
  • Consensus-builder among community leaders and service providers with disparate mandates and concerns.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Communicate persuasively the importance of philanthropy and an excellent track record in fundraising.
  • Analytical ability and resourcefulness, as required in developing and implementing progressive plans, policies, and programs.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to bivonasearch@gmail.com. No phone inquiries, please.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer. State and Federal Law prohibits discrimination because of age, sex, race, color creed, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, arrest or conviction, national origin, disability, genetic predisposition, history of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This job description is not to be construed as a guarantee of employment for a specific time. Should you become employed, your employment with the Company does not constitute any form of contract, implied or expressed, and such employment will be terminated at will either by you or the employer. Continued employment will be dependent on satisfactory performance and the continued need for your services as determined by the Company.