Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED)
will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for The
Tree House CAC (TTH) staff, programs, expansion and execution of
its mission and vision to be a leading advocate in the healing and
prevention of child sexual and severe physical abuse.
Leadership & Management
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program
evaluation and oversight of the organization’s financial viability.
Responsibilities include administration, fundraising,
communications and compliance. recommend timelines and resources
needed to achieve the strategic goals.
Actively engage and energize TTH volunteers, board members,
committees, partnering organizations and funders.
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors;
serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board
involvement with strategic planning and execution.
Lead, coach, develop, and retain TTH’s high-performance
Ensure effective systems to track progress and regularly
evaluate program components so as to measure successes that
can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other
Ensure that all practices and policies of the Tree House Child
Advocacy Center comply with Federal, State, and County
Ensure that all practices and policies meet the National
Children’s Alliance guidelines and standards for
Maintain the Tree House Child Advocacy Center’s accreditation
and facilitate the process for re-accreditation as needed.
Fundraising & Communications
Serve as the primary spokesperson of the Tree House Child
Advocacy Center and actively promote the role of the Tree House in
Expand fundraising and other revenue generating activities to
support existing program operations and expansion.
Work with the Development team and the Development Committee of
the Board of Directors to identify and cultivate individual,
foundation, corporate, and government relationships for the purpose
of generating funding for the TTH.
Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web
presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger
awareness in the county.
Ensure the preparation and submission of grant applications and
funding proposals are performed within deadlines and monitor their
status through conclusions.
Ensure that reporting requirements for fiscal activities and
grants are met in a timely manner.
Planning, Prevention & Advocacy
Work with staff and the Board to develop, revise and implement
strategic plans. • Providing community education as needed for
presentations and training to assist in educating the community on
the issues of child maltreatment, including identifying victims and
delineating the reporting process.
Promote the professional development of Tree House Child
Advocacy Center staff and MDT members, including encouraging and
facilitating attendance at both local and national trainings and
Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with the MDT
partner agencies, including Child Welfare Services, the County
Attorney’s Office, the State’s Attorney’s Office, and the police
department’s Special Victims Unit.
Oversee and support the Mental Health Director and the
Victim/Family Advocate programs to maintain high quality
Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with county
council members and other officials at the County and State levels
to ensure continued support of funding, office space and additional
program development and expansion.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to TTH's mission. All
candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship
Specific requirements include:
Advanced degree preferred, with at least 10 years of senior
management experience; track record of effectively leading a
performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to
point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized
strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to
coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and
achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget.
Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability
to cultivate existing board member relationships.
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience
with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and
passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and
multidisciplinary project skills.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups
Successful criminal and child abuse/neglect clearances
Ideal Skill Set:
Strong commitment to the mission of the Tree House Child
Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and child protective
and law enforcement investigation procedures with an empathy
for and commitment to the population served.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively
with the Board of Directors, community partner agencies, and
Tree House Child Advocacy Center personnel at all levels.
Understanding of human resource management in the non-profit
sector, including the ability to develop talent and promote a
Understanding of the complexities of vicarious trauma and their
impact on staff working with abused and neglected children and
a commitment to building and sustaining an atmosphere that upholds
best practices for protecting staff against vicarious
Skills in financial management, including budget oversight and
compliance with grant funding.
Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written, verbal, and digital communication skills.
Analytical ability and resourcefulness as required in developing
and implementing plans, policies, and programs.
Demonstrated community involvement and leadership.
Flexibility to travel for trainings and community events.
Please provide a cover letter and resume to:
Samantha Bender Board Vice President email@example.com