Battered Families Services, Inc.

Job Opening

 Battered Families Services, Inc.
Job Description
Executive Director

Under the Direction of the Board of Directors Summary of Duties/Responsibilities

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for overall program management, program compliance, new program development, and strategic planning.  Acquires funding to sustain the agency.  Networks with service providers, businesses, and community leaders.  Advocates for the agency with local, state, and national legislators.  Develops and carries out policies and procedures within the framework set forth by the Board of Directors, guidelines, and direction.  Oversight of Victim Services and Therapist related to victim legal and clinical matters respectively.  Exercises judgment in all agency related matters.

Primary Functions:
Program Administration and Development
• Ensures that client’s needs are met in all programs
• Works with Shelter Manager and staff to identify and address ongoing Programmatic issues.
• Oversee the development for new programs and obtain appropriate funding.
• Responsible for overall safety, health and risk management of all operations.
• Maintains current knowledge in the field of domestic violence and provides professional guidance and leadership to staff, volunteers and other groups with affiliated interests.
• Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Human Resources Management
• Final approval for all staffing decisions
• Ensures agency compliance with written Board-approved policies and procedures.
• Provides for the preparation and submission of all reports required by funding agencies in a timely manner.

Community/Public Relations
• Represents BFS and maintains positive and productive relationships with the general public, professional organizations, and governmental bodies.
• Serves as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.
• Networks with community providers, law enforcement, judiciary, city/state/federal legislators, local businesses, schools, and professional groups.
• Develops, maintain and supervises a positive, active public relations program.

Board Relations/Development
• Provides support to the Board of Directors and serves as a liaison between Board and staff.
• Develops policies for Board approval and designs procedures to implement Board-approved policies.
• Assist the Board of Directors in obtaining corporate and individual donations.

• Other rules/responsibilities not previously noted that are necessary to carry out the mission of BFS.

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred or equivalent.
• Demonstrated program development and project management skills, including staff supervision and ability to work effectively with partners. Commitment to collaboration, team-building and professional development of staff.
• One-year experience with grant writing, fund raising and/or fund development.
• Significant experience in public relations and program planning with demonstrated skills in communication and leadership.
• Knowledge about all aspects of domestic violence issues Preferred.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and telephone.
• Must be eligible to be insured under the BFS vehicle policy.
• Must complete a Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) background check.
• Pass TB Test.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bilingual Navajo/English and/or Spanish/English preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent financial, bookkeeping, and budgeting skills.
• Knowledge of strategic planning, conflict mediation, and group facilitation.
• Ability to respond and assist staff members in a healthy and productive manner.
• Able to maintain healthy boundaries.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Knowledge of computers and computer system.
• Able to complete tasks in a timely manner.


Email letter of interest and resume to

To arrange for in-person document drop-off: Call Kellyn at (505) 726-6522.