TESSA (Colorado Springs) seeks Executive Director

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by in Jobs

Title:   Executive Director

Reports to:   The Board of Directors

Posting close date: April 15, 2013

About TESSA:

TESSA is the primary agency dedicated specifically and solely to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault in El Paso and Teller Counties in Colorado.  We employ 40 full- and part-time staff operating on an annual budget of approximately $1.4 million, and 86 percent of our budget goes directly to programs with remaining funds underpinning and sustaining efficient administration and development of programs.

TESSA’s mission:

  • Provides immediate safety for domestic violence victims in crisis
  • Empowers survivors through programs and support such as advocacy and counseling
  • Creates a safer future for all families through education and awareness outreach in schools, businesses and civic organizations


TESSA, striving to realize the vision of a safe community, free of personal violence, seeks a leader for its top position, Executive Director.

The Executive Director provides leadership and operational direction for this not-for-profit organization in Colorado Springs.  Overseeing the administration, fundraising, financial management, and human resources of TESSA this position reports to the Board of Directors and partners with the community to provide programming to support its mission of helping women and families through the challenges of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • 5+ years of non-profit management and leadership experience, preferably in the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault field
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred in any of the following disciplines: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Non Profit Management, Business Administration or related area from an accredited college or university, Master’s degree preferred
  • Sound decision making and solving problems with the demonstrated ability to analyze information and evaluate results
  • Knowledge of management principles involving strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership styles
  • Knowledge of government regulations and court procedures
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for effective service to our clients and partnering agencies, including needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of client satisfaction
  • Extensive knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues and passion about addressing them
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the criminal justice system, social services system, and other key community partners
  • Proven non-profit financial management skills and experience in developing and managing budget
  • Successful non-profit fundraising, including developing relationships with foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors
  • Excellent written, verbal, and technological communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills and the ability to articulate a vision and practical detail for diverse audiences
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and partner with individuals and groups
  • Cultural competence and the ability to work with diverse groups and communities;

Compensation:  Salary range: $65,000 to 80,000.00. This is dependent on skills, qualifications, and experience.  Competitive benefits package included.

To Apply:  Please email your resume and cover letter to: info@tessacs.org

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