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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Starting Point is seeking an experienced Executive Director to provide leadership and direct development initiatives for the agency. The Executive Director is responsible for Starting Point’s achievement of its mission, including strategic and operational goals, staffing, programs, and financial objectives. The Executive Director must be a leader deeply committed to Starting Point’s mission, and to excellence in advancing the organization, providing sound fiscal management, and sustaining positive relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, statewide and community partners, and those we serve. The Executive Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the annual giving plan including cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters.  A key influencer, role model, and principal spokesperson for the agency, the ED leads community dialogue around the issue of domestic violence, contributing to the national discourse. This is a full time, salaried, exempt-level position with full benefits, reporting to the Starting Point Board of Directors.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Acts as the spokesperson for organization.
  • Provides leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Communicates effectively with the Board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions. Serves as liaison between the governing body and agency staff.
  • In partnership with the Board, develops and implements a strategic plan designed to accelerate the accomplishment of Starting Point’s mission and positions the organization for long-term success and viability.
  • Stays current of changing needs within Carroll County.
  • Provides leadership to organization personnel through effective objective setting, training, delegation, communication, and evaluation.  Conducts staff meetings to disseminate pertinent information.
  • Plans, develops, and maintains a comprehensive private and public sector fundraising program including a Major Gifts program.
  • Maintains full awareness of the complete financial, statistical, and accounting records of the organization.
  • Formulates and implements corrective measures when needed.
  • Informs the Board on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • Welcomes and accepts constructive feedback about job performance and interpersonal behavior. Acts as a role model in listening and responding to feedback.
  • Provides leadership in responding to expected and unexpected crisis situations and remains grounded, dispassionate and focused on problem solving throughout and following crisis events. Cultivates a climate of mutual respect and support.  Is knowledgeable about the phenomenology of vicarious trauma and promotes appropriate self care for all agency staff and volunteers.
  • All other duties as needed or as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Knowledge of domestic violence and or prior work in human rights is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience in an Executive Director or Assistant Executive Director role.
  • Understanding and passion for the agency’s mission.
  • Demonstrated capability in financial management and fundraising/development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, volunteers, clients, donors, and all other outside contacts. Ability to speak compellingly about the agency’s work before groups of clients, employees, volunteers, and donors.
  • Trauma-informed approach to management/supervision.
  • Proven relationship-building skills; ability to cultivate relationships with supporters.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Flexible working hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • 30 hours of training in accordance with NH RSA 173C: Confidential Communications Between Victims and Counselors preferred; May complete this training upon hire.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to the Starting Point Board of Directors at [email protected].

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence, located in the White Mountains of NH, is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including human trafficking, in Carroll County, NH. It is the only homeless shelter for at-risk families in northern NH and only one of 12 domestic violence shelters in the entire state. Starting Point often receives clients from outside its catchment area when the victims are not safe in their local shelters or when other shelters are full and victims are in imminent danger.  Since its inception in 1981, Starting Point has served an average of 600 clients each year. With advocacy, Starting Point’s clients are able to develop a network of supports and the skills and finances to live independently and transition to a life without violence.

Starting Point is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

DIRECT SERVICE COORDINATOR

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence has an immediate opening for a full time Direct Service Coordinator.  The DSC oversees the agency’s direct service efforts in Carroll County; recruits and trains volunteers in order to expand the agency’s programming efforts; is responsible for networking and maintaining strong community relationships with hospitals, police, social service agencies, and other organizations; and performs advocacy/direct service work to clients. This is a full time, hourly position with full benefits.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Recruits and trains volunteers; expands programming volunteer network in Carroll County; and ensures volunteers are provided required training.
  • Provides day to day oversight of assigned programs; monitors the quality and effectiveness of programs and identifies strategies for enhancement; ensures all programs are compliant with standards set by NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
  • Performs community outreach activities as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Performs advocacy/direct service work including crisis intervention, follow up support, hospital, police, and child advocacy center accompaniment when necessary.
  • Serves as the 24/7 staff back up on Starting Point’s support line and provides on-call support line and volunteer back up on a rotating basis.
  • Supervises 2-3 staff members including the Family Violence Prevention Specialist and Direct Service Advocate; Supervises staff in accordance with Starting Point policies and procedures.
  • Works from both the Conway and Wolfeboro offices, with occasional travel to Concord.
  • Directly supports the mission, strategic plan, goals and objectives of Starting Point.
  • All other duties as needed or as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service related field or two years of experience providing domestic violence direct services in a volunteer-based program.
  • Understanding and passion for the agency’s mission.
  • Demonstrated direct service/advocacy experience with domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
  • Ability to effectively lead, develop, and motivate employees and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, volunteers, clients, donors, and all other outside contacts.
  • Ability to speak compellingly about the agency’s work before groups of clients, employees, volunteers, and donors.
  • Flexible working hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally.
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of adequate auto insurance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • 30 hours of training in accordance with NH RSA 173C: Confidential Communications Between Victims and Counselors preferred; May complete this training upon hire.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax to (603) 452-5302.

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence, located in the White Mountains of NH, is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including human trafficking, in Carroll County, NH. It is the only domestic violence shelter in Carroll County NH and only one of 12 domestic violence shelters in the entire state. Starting Point often receives clients from outside its catchment area when the victims are not safe in their local shelters or when other shelters are full and victims are in imminent danger.  Since its inception in 1981, Starting Point has served an average of 600 clients each year. With advocacy, Starting Point’s clients are able to develop a network of supports and the skills and finances to live independently and transition to a life without violence.

Starting Point is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.