Executive Director for the California Partnership

Posted on 09. Aug, 2013 by in Jobs


Position Open: August 7, 2013 

Position Close: September 13, 2013 

Application: Interested parties should respond by the closing date of September 13, 2013.
Send resumes to Patty Oertel at poertel@theoertelgroup.org

Agency Overview: The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is the federally designated statewide domestic violence coalition. The Partnership is a non-profit member association providing a unified voice for over 200 organizations and individual advocates across the state. The Partnership promotes a collective voice on public policy and systems change issues for organizations and individuals working toward a safe, healthy and violence-free California. The Partnership believes that by sharing expertise advocates, citizens and legislators can end domestic violence. Every day we inspire, inform and connect all of those concerned with the issue, because together we are stronger.

Position Overview 

Status: Full time, exempt.

Salary: DOE

Benefits: Health, vision, dental and paid vacation. No relocation reimbursement.

Hours: 40 hours/week, flexible schedule as needed to complete job duties.

Travel: Extensive statewide travel and some out of state travel necessary

Reports to: Board of Directors of approximately 21 members.

Objective: The Executive Director will be a leader in the movement to end domestic violence. This position will help shape the future of this movement in California in close partnership with members and other stakeholders. This position will drive the statewide development of intersectional alliances, bringing together stakeholders addressing issues that intersect with domestic violence, advocating for policies and practices that prevent and reduce the impact of domestic violence in California and providing technical assistance to the statewide network of domestic violence agencies.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director is responsible for providing direction, guidance, and leadership to the organization. In addition to the oversight of all agency functions and programs, this position serves as liaison with the national, state and local domestic violence communities, funding sources, governmental agencies and other agencies and organizations, as needed.

This position is also responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the organization. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: frequent review and updating of the agency policies and procedures; review of the agency’s mission statement; oversight of the financial operation and development of non-governmental funding; increasing membership; successful implementation of all grant and other contractual obligations; development and implementation of an appropriate public policy agenda; and oversight of all public relations activities of the organization.

Representation: Serves as the agency representative for all internal and external interactions and communications. P.O. Box 1798, Sacramento, CA 95812-1798 Phone: 916-444-7163 Fax: 916-444-7165 www.cpedv.org

Supervision: This position either directly supervises or oversees the supervision of staff. Provides oversight to the recruitment, hiring and training of new staff in order to meet grant obligations and carry out the agency mission.

Movement Leadership: This position is a leader in the movement to end domestic violence and will strategically promote the growth and advancement of the movement. The position will contribute to the future direction of the movement. This position will work to strengthen the movement by building alliances with organizations addressing issues related to domestic violence.

Systems Advocacy: In coordination and partnership with the membership, implement strategic initiatives that will advance the mission of The Partnership and enhance the effectiveness of California’s support network for domestic violence victims, as well as the State network to prevent domestic violence. Facilitate positive relationships and communication within the state’s domestic violence community, including, but not limited to, children’s services, batterer’s treatment, legal services, prevention services, criminal justice systems and policymakers.

Increase the Partnership’s visibility, coalition-building and organizational networking by serving on relevant state and national advisory committees, attending domestic violence related conferences, promoting collaborative work amongst the domestic violence field, conducting media advocacy, and any other related activities that support the agency’s mission.

Legislative Advocacy: Provide leadership for The Partnership’s legislative and policy agenda, including developing strategic relationships and positioning The Partnership as the statewide expert on domestic violence policy issues. Serve as the public representative of the Partnership’s legislative work through testimony, press conferences and related events.

Board Committee Assignments: Staffs the Partnership Board of Directors; and staffs (or assigns staff) to support all board committees.

Additional Responsibilities: 

Adhere to and promote The Partnership’s vision, mission, guiding principles of unity and cultural competency standards.

Contribute to a positive and productive work environment.

Act professionally and in a manner which appropriately represents The Partnership.

Carry out other duties as assigned.


Required skills, knowledge and abilities: 

 Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in management, supervision, budget and fiscal management, fundraising and program and policy development for non-profit domestic violence, women’s rights, or social justice organization or comparable job situation.

 Demonstrated ability to work in high pressure, limited resource work environment that is both complex and political.

 Demonstrated ability to manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete assignments within established timeframes.

 Demonstrated management experience including performance review, team building, hiring and termination.

 Experience with statewide coalition work for violence against women or another social justice-related issue.

 Demonstrated ability to maintain a long-range strategic vision, and apply that to complex issues.

 Deep understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking within the context of social change and anti-oppression frames and a commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and ultimately ending domestic violence.

 Commitment to issues of cultural diversity.

 Adept at networking, building and re-building partnerships both within California and nationally. Skilled in collaboration building and the use of reciprocal expertise

 Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.

 Ability to develop, initiate and maintain new programming and funding sources while respecting and supporting current programs.

 Foster and maintain an organizational structure and culture in line with The Partnership’s vision and goals.

 Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 Be an articulate spokesperson, comfortable engaging the news media and elected officials.

 Demonstrated ability to administer a complex and collaborative organization including experience in organizational growth development.

 Demonstrated knowledge understanding and skills in financial management of a multi-layered funded agency or business

 Be skillful at managing transition.

 Demonstrate and support consensus decision-making and ethical communication

 Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel as needed to complete job duties. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

 Proficiency in database management and general word processing programs such as Microsoft Word.

Education and Experience: 

 Master’s degree in related field and/or a minimum of 5 years non-profit management experience.

 Experience in statewide coalition activities and actions.

 Fundraising and fiscal management experience including: grant writing, fundraising, budgeting and fiscal operations.

 Demonstrated experience in media and public relations.

 Proven history of effective leadership and staff supervision.

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as such, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates, from a variety of backgrounds, who are committed to the Partnership’s mission and vision. We seek diversity with respect to gender, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, religion, sexual orientation and physical ability. All applicants are welcome. Candidates who are bilingual, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and/or are survivors of domestic violence are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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