Employment Opportunities

Executive Director

Safehome Systems, Inc., is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership for our non-profit serving victims of domestic and sexual violence. Job responsibilities include; employing staff, marketing and fundraising, administrative oversight of programs, grant writing, reporting and compliance, working with the Board of Directors on governance policy issues, implementation of the strategic plan, and following procedures as outlined in the agency’s Financial Operations Manual.  

BS or BA in social work, human resources management, public administration or related field highly desired. A minimum of 5 years experience working in non-profit management preferred. Strong leadership and grant writing experience a must. Qualified applicant should possess experience/knowledge related to sexual and domestic violence, as well as a working knowledge of Accounting Software and Microsoft data bases. 

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Interested individuals are requested to submit a resume and cover letter to: Janet Bryan, Safehome Board President, P.O. Box 748, Covington, VA 24426, by 5 p.m. on August 9, 2019.

Position Description

Title: Executive Director 

Supervisor’s Title: President of the Board of Directors

Funding: Contingent on Grant Funding

Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (evening and weekend work required)

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Executive Directors (ED)  primary responsibility is to work with the Board of Directors and other staff to ensure all individuals requesting services of Safehome Systems be given those services in the most effective, efficient and appropriate manner possible. In addition, the ED will work to secure funding for the agency and raise community awareness of domestic, sexual, and dating violence relates issues.  

The ED reports to the President of the Board of Directors. In carrying out assigned position responsibilities the ED is required to exercise sound judgment, demonstrate initiative and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.  The ED is required to complete an orientation of Safehome policies and procedures, complete 32 hours of volunteer training, and complete 20 hours of continuing education training annually.

Major Duties:

  1. Oversee administration of the agency; implement Board policies and assure correct practices; develop and implement agency program plans; maintain budget guidelines; assist with development and implementation of an orientation plan for new staff members; oversee and evaluate fulltime staff members; coordinate continuing education training for staff; work to assure grant requirements are fulfilled. Oversee production of printed materials, (i.e., posters, brochures, press releases, flyers, and newsletters) as related to the agency.  Develop short-range (one year) goals for the agency as they relate to grants.


  2. Direct Services: Provide crisis intervention to Safehome clients, both in person and through the hotline or TTY; assist walk-in clients and conduct shelter intakes as needed.
  3. On-call: Share on call coverage on a rotating basis. Provide shelter and hotline coverage when necessary. Respond to calls to accompany sexual and domestic violence victims to the hospital or police station.
  4. Participate in continuing education and training regarding domestic, dating, and sexual violence and related issues (approximately 20 hours annually).
  5. Secure funding for the agency. Oversee administration of grants (writing, narrative, statistical and financial reports); research funding sources; write grant proposals for current and new sources of funding; maintain an updated and accessible overview of grants status; prepare and administer Board approved budget and prepare any other reports required by funding sources.
  6. Fiscal Management: Direct the preparation of the annual budget and submit to the Board for approval; approve and direct purchases and expenditures within the limits of the Board approved budget; provide information to the Board regarding purchases and expenditures; stay abreast of potential funding sources, including private, local, state, and federal sources and initiate action.
  7. Support Board of Directors including but not limited to attending all Board meetings; provide Board with timely information as requested; provide monthly ED report; and provide educational information as requested. Provide the Board with adequate information to help it reach sound decisions and establish policies. Enter into contracts for Safehome Systems on behalf of the Board of Directors. Cultivate agency donors through personal contact, letters, etc., and work with committees of the Board as requested.
  8. Community and Public Relations. The ED is the spokesperson for the agency. The ED should promote good public relations in the community; represent the organization in all dealings with other organizations, individuals and the general public locally, statewide and nationally. The ED should be an active participant in VSDVAA. 

The ED is supervised by the President of the Board of Directors and is reviewed at lease annually in writing. 

Job Requirements:    

  • BS or BA in Social Services, Human Resources Management, Public Administration or related field required. MS or MA preferred.
  • Minimum of five years experience in a human services agency.
  • Effective public speaking and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and program evaluation skills.
  • Strong leadership and inter-personal skills.
  • Experience in personnel management, community organization and public administration. 
  • Experience in or knowledge of sexual assault and domestic violence issues.
  • Experience in fiscal management. 
  • Grant writing, reporting and compliance a must.

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