Executive Director

Advocacy Center for Crime Victims & Children in Waco, Texas

Agency Description: Many people are hurting because of an act of violence committed against them.  Anyone – men, women, and children may be affected by violence.  Our children are subjected to neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Research shows as many as 1 in 4 girls will be victims of sexual abuse by the time they are 18-years-old. For boys, the number is 1 in 6. Often the abuse is a “family secret” passed from one generation to another. There is hope and restoration at the Advocacy Center.

The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children began in 1976 as the Waco Rape Crisis Center. It has grown into an umbrella agency with three programs, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), The Victims Center, and Prevention and Education – offering many services to the hurting in our community. The ACCVC currently serves six counties in Central Texas.

Position: Executive Director

Job Type: Full-Time

Application Opening Date: 6/7/2022

Position Start Date: October 2022

Salary: $65,000-$75,000 yearly. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Manage and direct all programs and personnel of the organization; responsible for fiscal management, fund raising, public relations, and board relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (This position will work 20% for SAPCS-State)

  • Provide vision and leadership for the agency.
  • Manage/supervise the Leadership Team consisting of the Children’s Advocacy Center Program Director, Victims Center Clinical Director and the Executive Director.
  • Supervise all employees through direct report staff.
  • Administer the personnel policies and approve all personnel changes.
  • Oversee all human resource issues such as benefits and annual reviews of all employees.
  • Oversee budget and financial decisions of the agency.
  • Assist with budget development in conjunction with the Board Finance Committee.
  • Oversee all grant writing and grant compliance.
  • Act as the chief spokesperson for the agency and manage all public relations activities.
  • Serve as liaison with local, state and federal organizations.
  • Assure that all programs and operations adhere to state, federal and local requirements.
  • Attend all Board meetings and serve as an ex-officio member of all Board committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s degree is, however, preferred in a field related to management of a nonprofit social services agency.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years successful administrative and management experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting, is strongly preferred.  
  • Must have experience in grant writing, grant awarding, grant management, and/or other comparable fund securing for a non-profit, social services, or governmental agency.
  • Experience preferred in these following areas: program development, writing skills, fund raising, public relations, public speaking, community collaboration, and volunteer management.
  • Familiarity with child abuse, rape/sexual assault, trauma resulting from crime, and victimization issues is strongly preferred.

Other Skills & Requirements

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel, is required.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of QuickBooks and other payroll and budgeting software, strongly preferred. 
  • Position requires a high level of motivation, strong interpersonal skills, creativity, ability to be a self-starter and capable of working without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you would like to apply to this position, please email the following items to the President of the ACCVC Board of Directors, Bricker Bruner at [email protected].

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three reference letters
  4. Grant writing sample or other comparable writing sample.

Position will be available in October 2022.