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Deputy Executive Director

Apna Ghar
Illinois, United States
$100,000.00 - $115,000.00
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Position Type
Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary


Apna Ghar seeks an individual who has excelled in a leadership role in a nonprofit organization and has experience helping organizations to grow. The Deputy Executive Director reports to and partners closely with the Executive Director of Apna Ghar and will assist in overseeing the administration, programs, planning and evaluation of the organization and will have a track record of integrating and aligning departmental work within the organizations broader mission and impact. Experience working in a human service organization is a plus. This is an onsite position.




In this role, you will be responsible for:


Organization Mission, Strategy, Planning and Evaluation

  • Work with staff and board members to ensure that the mission of the organization is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and evaluation
  • Work with program managers to develop program strategies and goals annually in alignment with the strategic plan
  • Oversee implementation of the organization’s programs that carry out the mission
  • Foster improved collection and use of data for planning and strategic decision making
  • Develop metrics, track progress toward goal achievement and evaluate program effectiveness in accordance with the strategic plan and specific program goals
  • Plan for and oversee program expansion in alignment with the strategic plan

Leadership, Management and Oversight

  • Lead the senior management team, provide strategic guidance
  • Oversee all departments and department managers and/or directors, provide strategic direction and mentoring
  • Ensure consistent onboarding, training, supervision and evaluation of all staff
  • Build trusting and collaborative relationships throughout the organization, across departments and programs

Oversight of Organizational Processes and Procedures

  • Monitor and create as needed organization processes and procedures ensuring consistent implementation
  • Develop tracking and reporting processes and tools


Coordinate Consistent Communication Across the Organization to Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency

  • Develop and monitor processes and tools for effective communication and information flow throughout the organization
  • Work with department leaders to ensure consistent, coordinated and effective communication across departments

Skills and Competencies

You will be successful in this role if you are a dynamic, results-oriented leader who has:


Exceptional leadership capacities, including:

  • Ability to set and lead departmental and agency-wide vision and direction
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and guide staff members to accomplish goals
  • A commitment to developing leadership in others through coaching and mentoring, guiding staff members to high performance
  • Ability to manage individuals, teams and departments through growth and change
  • Skill in resolving conflicts using diplomacy and tact


A high level of integrity, transparency and ethical behavior with:

  • A focus on creating a culture that fosters high ethical standards
  • Compassion and respect for the needs of others


Strong oral and written communication skills:

  • Is an effective listener and can communicate well across multiple platforms including telephone, email and in-person


Strategic thinking and planning and evaluation skills, demonstrating the ability to:

  • Drive the creation and implementation of strategic and annual plans
  • Plan, implement and prioritize multiple projects requiring attention to detail and accuracy


Finance and fund development skills demonstrating ability to:

  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Interact with high level institutional funders, represent the organization in funder site meetings and audits
  • Knowledge of the fund development process
  • Knowledge of/experience with government grants

Experience and Qualifications Necessary for this Role


  • Master’s degree in an area such as public administration, business administration, nonprofit management, or human rights
  • Possess at least 5 years of relevant nonprofit work experience
  • Track record as executive level leader
  • Experience leading growth in an organization
  • Experience leading and managing organizational change
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Be passionate about the mission and work of Apna Ghar
  • Demonstrated commitment to support vulnerable and marginalized immigrant and refugee women who have survived gender violence
  • Have excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, database management including report production and data analysis
  • Budgeting experience
  • Fluency in another language is required, preferably a native language


Interdependencies with Other Functions

Works collaboratively with the Executive Director as well as department directors and/or managers


Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Executive Director

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