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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.