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Executive Director

The Family Crisis Shelter, located in Crawfordsville, Indiana, seeks applicants for its position of Executive Director.  The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations and management of the Shelter, including personnel, programming, financial, maintenance, public relations, and other administrative functions.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and keeps them apprised of all Shelter matters. The Executive Director is engaged with residents on a daily basis and is responsible for fostering feelings of safety, security, and stability for residents and consumers.

Established in 1979, Family Crisis Shelter is a 31-bed facility that provides victims of domestic violence with emergency shelter, case management (to ensure that guests’ occupational, housing, mental and physical health, and other needs are being met), support groups, youth services, and more to help its guests achieve a safe self-sufficiency.  The Family Crisis Shelter also provides Montgomery County with its only 24 hour crisis referral line.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director include:


  • Responsible for submission and monitoring requirements of funding agencies and of state and federal agencies.
  • Responsible for grant administration, including application, claims, and reporting.
  • Develop an annual budget, with the assistance of Board Treasurer and Administrative Assistant, for Board approval.
  • Responsible for fundraising activities, with the assistance of the Fundraising Committee.
  • Research and write grants and proposals for maintaining and enhancing existing and new funding sources.
  • Schedule the annual audit. 


  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, supervision, evaluation, and termination of all paid staff, as well as intern and work study personnel.
  • Conduct staff training and maintain staff development.
  • Supervise the Volunteer Coordinator and Youth Coordinators in the recruiting and training of shelter volunteers.


  • Responsible for the effective operation of all shelter programs and projects.
  • Maintain current information and attend appropriate meetings and training sessions to keep up to date on domestic violence and sexual assault matters and other shelter programs.
  • Responsible for final decision-making and enforcement of Shelter resident admittance and termination of services as defined in Shelter client policies.
  • Perform direct services for consumers as needed.
  • Respond on 24 hours a day basis to all shelter emergencies.
  • Develop a strategic plan for shelter growth, with the aid of staff, volunteers, and Board input.


  • Submit monthly and annual reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Keep the Board of Directors fully informed regarding operations, personnel, fiscal, and other administrative matters.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all standing Board Committees.
  • Attend all Board and Committee meetings.


  • Oversee community relations, education, and shelter publication duties.
  • Promote interagency relations, and work closely with referral agencies.


  • Maintain shelter statistics and data regarding local domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Responsible for keeping all resident medications (including proprietary drugs) locked and make the medication available upon request by shelter resident.  Ensure medications are securely locked and properly logged after resident is finished with medication.  Not responsible for the direct administration of medication.
  • Responsible for insuring that all FCS owned properties are being run in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


  • All positions within the shelter.


  • Position requires knowledge of family violence, homelessness, sexual assault and child abuse issues; legal requirements and Indiana standards for domestic violence and homeless shelter and support services; case management and social work techniques; child abuse and neglect reporting requirements and procedures; area social service agencies; grant requirements and programs; safety and security practices and procedures; and records and statistical data preparations and computer operation; CPR certification; and first aid training.
  • Position requires excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively.
  • Must be able to assist clients (including children) with physical mobility; lift 50 pounds; work with persons of varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds; and handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with clients, officials, and general public.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field and three years of full-time related work experience in a not-for-profit environment.  Administrative and management experience preferred.  Experience with grant writing preferred.  Knowledge of community resources, organizational and communication skills as well as familiarity with effects of violence and/or abuse on the family system required.  Must follow all shelter policies including Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Client Right to Confidentiality.  Must possess valid Indiana driver’s license and be willing to take Crisis Shelter training courses (proof of previous applicable training may be substituted).  Education and applicable work experience may be substituted pending Board approval on an individual basis.

To apply for this position:  Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references to:  Family Crisis Shelter, Attn: Bradley Weaver, Board President, electronically to or to P.O. Box 254, Crawfordsville, IN  47933.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Family Crisis Shelter, Incorporated encourages applicants of all backgrounds.  EOE.


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