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Executive Director

First Light
Alabama, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Position Type
Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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First Light, Inc seeks an experienced executive director to assume responsibility for the overall management and direction of the organization in the Birmingham area.  This position reports to the Board of Directors and supervise a team of 16 professionals with a $2 million operating budget.


Originally begun in the basement of First Presbyterian Church, First Light is the leading women and children’s shelter in Birmingham.  With bedspace for 38 individuals and additional space in the near future, the shelter includes a dining room, a commercial kitchen, program rooms and is perhaps the cleanest building in an area of Birmingham that is rejuvenating from its less than glorious days.  As part of the overall staff, the Executive Director will directly supervise a Director of Development, Finance, Social Services and Volunteer Services.


The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A minimum of seven years of leadership experience in human service nonprofits or other similar programs;
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a professional staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to raise community support from business, foundations, government and individuals (knowledge of the Birmingham market is desired, but not required);
  • Ability to meet and communicate effectively with people;
  • Organizational and planning skills, including ability to work in a team environment;
  • Self-motivation and goal-oriented skills;
  • Strong relational and interpersonal skills, poise and ability to work with business and community leaders, board volunteers, corporate leaders and foundations; and
  • Current or previous work/volunteer experience within the shelter community is preferred but not required.


A comprehensive salary and benefits package is offered.  E-mail or mail the following information: a cover letter of inquiry, current resume, references and salary history by

15 October 2021 to:

DVA Navion Search First Light – Executive Director (Birmingham)
  1. O. Box 450292

Atlanta, GA  31145

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