The Child Advocacy Centers of West Texas is seeking an Executive Director to lead all aspects of center operations for centers covering Nolan, Scurry, Mitchell, Fisher and Borden Counties with offices in Sweetwater, Texas and Snyder Texas. We are seeking someone with experience in Children’s Advocacy Centers or related disciplines who can take the center to its next level of service for our member of the communities that we serve. Executive Director will oversee the strategic direction, operations, and future success of the Centers.
The Child Advocacy Centers of West Texas is a 501(c)(3) that is governed by a Board of Directors which includes the Child Advocacy Center Director, Local Law Enforcement and Children Protective Investigations as well as representatives from the private sector.
The Child Advocacy Center uses a coordinated approach which brings law enforcement, child welfare, prosecution, medical and mental health agencies together for the initial intervention, and for the provision of ongoing services.
POSITION TITLE: Executive Director
JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director (ED) is the Director of the Child Advocacy Center’s. The Director is responsible for all activities of the center and will lead with a strategic plan as developed by the Board of Directors.
This position is responsible to ensure the Child Advocacy Center meets all criteria for proper accreditation. Executive Director is responsible for delivery of all aspects of the annual plan including all elements of fiscal management. Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of employee relations including but not limited to adherence to all regulatory statutes in place. ED is responsible to report material activities to Board of Directors as prescribed by the Board Chair.
REPORTING STRUCTURE: This position reports to the Child Advocacy Centers of West Texas Board of Directors.
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Exempt / At Will
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, Social Work or other related Human Services field
- Experience in a nonprofit organization, ideally direct care and management, preferred
- Demonstrated experience in operations management and planning with previous experience overseeing grants, human resources, day to day operations, agency policies and procedures, contracts, risk management, and legal
- Dependable transportation for local travel required
- Strong technical writing and communication skills, excellent customer service skills, and facilitation skills
- Intermediate to advanced level proficiency with MS Windows, Word, Excel, Access, QuickBooks and Outlook
- Individual should be creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and flexible, possessing a positive attitude, tact, good judgment, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work well as a team member with staff, community professionals, and volunteers
- Individual should ensure accuracy and confidentiality in all work
- Ability to work well under pressure and respond quickly to challenges
- May include some evening hours
- Desire to work in a child-abuse related organization
- Clear criminal and civil background check
Administration and Financial Management
Be responsible for the efficient management of the CAC and the daily operations of the facility, including, but not limited to, coordination of obligations relating to leases, contracts, taxes, insurance, payroll and debts with the Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
- In coordination with the Board of Directors, Develops annual operating budget for facility and administrative components.
- Proposes capital expenditures necessary for the efficient operation of CAC
- Coordinates with directors of programs, development, and finance all grant reporting and assures compliance
- Ensures personnel policies and procedures are appropriate for the effective and efficient functioning within the working environment and the protection of staff.
- Reviews policies and procedures annually and recommended changes as needed to the management team
- Oversees timely maintenance and agency records and reports for staff and participants and ensures record security
- Hiring, training, supervision and evaluations of all persons employed by the CAC.
- Holding staff meetings, recommending salary increases and approving leave for all staff.
- Maintaining employee records, evaluating staff needs and making recommendations to the board.
- Authorizing expenditures of budgeted items and signing checks with one other authorized signature.
- Keep an accurate record of all contributions and records to carry out his/her responsibilities of keeping the check register, receipts, deposits, etc.
- Design and implement programs consistent with the goals and mission of the CAC.
- Executive Director will maintain supervision on the state-wide intakes to ensure the Client Case and Family Advocate are accurately tracking all intakes sent through to our office from state wide intake.
- Identifies funding opportunities consistent with the organization’s mission and goals
- Cultivates new donor relationships and manages existing ones
- Assists the board of directors and Director of Development with planning and implementation of fundraising efforts
- Oversee the maintenance and updating of all internal policies and procedures and ensure they are reviewed and updated annually
- Oversees agency facilities and equipment and ensures all are maintained in a condition to promote efficiency, health, comfort and safety. Evaluates and justifies supply needs and purchases
- Office management: oversee administrative functions for the CAC office, ensuring smooth daily operations of the office and all equipment
- Develop and maintain equipment inventory and tracking
- Represent the CAC on community committees, task forces and groups
- Oversee agencies social media sites
- Board of directors – Act as staff liaison to relevant board committees
- Board of Directors
Prepares all board related materials, plans and attends all board meetings, and provides direct oversight and management of all board committees.
- Partner Agencies
- Government officials
Community Education and Public Relations
Assuring good public relations and maintaining a high level of awareness in the community regarding the CAC and Child Abuse prevention.
- Identifying gaps in prevention programs in the community and seeking resources to fill those gaps.
- Implementing programs for school age children that emphasize body safety and awareness of dangerous situations.
- Representing and serving as the contact person for the CAC in civic organizations and at community functions.
- Promote a positive image of the CAC.
When case manager is unavailable, Director will conduct direct service client contact that may consist of the following:
- Intake Information during interview
- Only if trained, conduct the forensic interview
Please submit application and/or resume to:
West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center (WTCAC)
317 Oak Street in Sweetwater
or by mail at
PO Box 246
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
or by email to [email protected]
by July 15th, 2020.
Applications are also available at the address above. For a full job description and requirements please see the center’s Facebook page.