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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
- Submit monthly and annual
reports to the Board of Directors.
- Keep the Board of Directors
fully informed regarding operations, personnel, fiscal, and other
- Serve as an ex-officio member
of all standing Board Committees.
- Attend all Board and Committee
- Oversee community relations,
education, and shelter publication duties.
- Promote interagency relations,
and work closely with referral agencies.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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
- All positions within the shelter.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or to P.O. Box 254, Crawfordsville, IN
47933. Review of applications
will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
Crisis Shelter, Incorporated encourages applicants of all backgrounds. EOE.