JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - LEVEL 1
STATUS: 90% TIME, EXEMPT
REPORTS TO: SHNWC INC. BOARD
PROJECT DURATION: GRANT DRIVEN
GENERAL: The Executive Director will be primarily responsible for coordinating and supervising the unit, facilities, and administrative activities for the Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc. Additionally, the Director is responsible for assisting, collaborating, and establishing cooperative efforts and projects between local community organizations to address the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the nine tribal nations in the Northern part of San Diego County, CA. The Executive Director will contribute 90% of time to this effort.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee grant objectives and budgets to successfully complete project during the funding cycle
- Conduct tribally-based education training on violence against native women for members of the Coalition and their communities
- Conduct monthly meetings to enhance the tribal and state response to violence against Native women
- Bring tribal women and programs together to identify gaps in services to women and to coordinate activities
- Coordinate and facilitate public awareness presentations/trainings to increase understanding of violence against tribal women, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault to the community
- Provide in-service trainings to law enforcement and other professionals who interface with Native women survivors
- Participate in systems advocacy to effect policy or procedural change in order to improve institutional responses to domestic and sexual violence (i.e. SART, CPT, etc.)
- Complete and submit the Progress Reports and Quarterly Financial 269 reports to Office of Violence Against Women, (OVW) in the Grants Management System (GMS)
- Maintain the grant budgets through the registry in Excel and through the QuickBooks Pro 2007 program
- Do requests for funds and the draw-down for funds to conduct SHNWC duties
- File and pay the quarterly taxes for EDD and IRS
- Maintain the Coalitions non-profit status with the yearly renewal of the registered state agent (NV)
- Renew the Central Contractor Registry, (CCR) yearly
Work with relevant Board members or contractors to write grants consistent with programs and service delivery to maintain continued funding and/or to apply for new grants
- Assess, and serve as a liaison for all fundraising activities & requests from community members and groups
- Coordinate the ordering and receiving of materials/office supplies to complete SHNWC projects
- Communicate grant activities and give reports to SHNWC at the monthly meetings
- Send out meeting notices, Record and do the minutes for the SHNWC board meetings
- Make all the travel arrangements for the OVW required travel
Other duties as assigned by the SHNWC board
INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY:
- Certified Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor/Advocate, or willingness to complete training
- BA, BS, or equivalent experience or 5 years working experience in providing crisis intervention counseling and advocacy services in tribal communities or tribal governments
- Proficient in understanding and implementing Best Management Practices on Tribal Lands
- Proficient in office computer software applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, QuickBooks Pro 2007)
- Ability to communicate effectively, (oral and written), to have excellent public speaking skills; ability to effectively present sensitive topic materials to a wide range of audiences.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, have strong planning and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple tasks
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people in varied economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds
- Assess prevention programs on an ongoing basis and update information and materials as necessary
- Must have valid Drivers license and Insurance
- Physical and emotional condition adequate to meet the demands of the assigned work station and duties; (walking and lifting)
- Must acknowledge and agree to maintain a DRUG-FREE workplace as a condition of employment with Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc.
- Preference is given to qualified members of the Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition Inc.
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, UCS & 472). Verification from the BIA form 4432, or the Tribal Enrollment specialist must be submitted if claiming Indian preference.
TRIBAL MEMBERS ARE GIVEN PRIORITY PREFERENCE.
NOTICE OF DRUG FREE WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS:
The Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition Inc. required implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 45, CFR, part 76, subpart F. As such it is unlawful for employees to manufacture, distribute, dispense, process or use a controlled substance on the job site. Employees are randomly selected not chosen to be subject o drug testing as a condition of employment. If selected for this position you will be required to drug test within the first 3 weeks of employment. After that the random selection process begins.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2008 (Position open until filled.)
Please submit resume and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition Inc.
Germaine Omish-Guachena, Acting Executive Director
If chosen, you will be given an appointment time to interview.