Executive Director

Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Apr 09, 2019
May 09, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women (SVABW) seeks a dynamic, experienced nonprofit executive to lead the organization in its mission of providing victim-survivors of domestic violence and their families with support, referrals, protection, and advocacy.

SVABW is an organization focused on providing resources and support to victims who find themselves in a violent relationship. The organization was founded in 1982 and provides services including a crisis line, court advocacy, and support groups for more than 700 families annually.  SVABW prides itself on being creative, innovative, proactive, and team oriented with an emphasis on serving a population in need.  The successful candidate for this position will have a passion to create a better life for those in need and a desire to contribute at both an individual and team level. 


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is accountable for providing leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the development and achievement of the organization’s mission in partnership with SVABW’s Board of Directors and staff. The ED works closely with the Board of Directors to shape the organization’s business strategy and provides leadership and direction to the organization in the development of goals and objectives to execute and implement the strategy within the framework of SVABW’s policies and standards. The ED supervises a staff of four full-time employees, part-time staff and volunteers.  SVABW’s offices are in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, a 30-minute drive from the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis.


  1. Provides strategic leadership by working with the SVABW Board and staff to establish and

implement long and short-term priorities, goals and operating objectives in support of the overarching business strategy.


  1. Provides leadership, support, and direction to ensure that the mission and values of SVABW are effectively demonstrated and executed.
  2. Manages all SVABW programs that assist victims of domestic violence, provides fee-based services, and engages community members in education and prevention strategies.
  3. Directs all administrative and financial activities to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations and ensures financial sustainability and control.
  4. Manages and delivers human resource services including the hiring process, employee orientation/training, benefit administration, compensation administration, etc.
  5. Works collaboratively with staff to ensure day-to-day operational details are met.


  1. Demonstrated ability to effectively influence, motivate and supervise staff to accomplish organizational goals and operating objectives.
  2. Intermediate to advanced computer experience including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Excel and database management software (e.g. Salesforce).
  3. Ability to analyze data and create and deliver meaningful reports that can drive outcome-based decisions and actions.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  5. Ability to work independently, yet within a team context.
  6. Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationship with staff, volunteers and communities.
  7. Ability to travel within Carver and Scott County for a variety of meetings and/or events.
  8. Access to reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and documented proof of meeting Minnesota requirements regarding auto registration and automobile liability insurance. 
  9. Strong organizational skills with the ability to plan and implement multi-faceted work load and meet deadlines.
  10. Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written – with a broad range of constituents including staff, board members, funders, survivor/victims, volunteers, and others.
  11. Ability to read and speak Spanish helpful but not required.
  12. Demonstrate interpersonal relations and influencing skills. 
  13. Comfortable stepping in when needed to perform a variety of tasks.
  14. Willingness to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose, and adhere to the policies of SVABW.
  15. Perform work duties and responsibilities with a sensitivity to the needs of diverse (multi-racial/ethnic/cultural) populations and commitment to exceptional customer service.


  1. Significant experience in nonprofit management.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field.
  3. Experience with community cultivation, agency collaborations, and strategic alliances.
  4. Experience developing, implementing, and managing a strategic plan.
  5. Experience in developing and administering an annual operating budget.
  6. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and civil and criminal court systems.
  7. Experience leading and supervising.
  8. Experience in fundraising.
  9. Previous professional experience in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with diverse individuals and organizations.

A complete Job Description for the position is available at SVABW. org.

Interested and qualified candidates may send their resume attention Linda Ewing, Interim Executive Director.

Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2019.

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs