Job Opportunities at Women and Children’s Horizons

 

Executive Director

We are seeking an experienced Executive Director to oversee our organization’s operations and strategic goals. The ideal candidate will provide senior leadership, manage day-to-day activities, and drive business development initiatives.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop strategic momentum for the agency with WCH Board of Directors and management team.
  • Ensure that development and grant writing activities align with the agency’s current and future needs.
  • Serve as the public face of the agency.
  • Lead and develop staff. Oversee payroll in relationship to funding.
  • Responsible for developing and managing Agency budget in coordination with the HR/Finance Manager and Board of Directors.
  • Directly and indirectly supervises program staff and assume overall responsibility for the administration of all programs of WCH and their evaluation on an ongoing basis of their compliance to grant requirements and best practices.
  • Foster relationships with current and future multidisciplinary teams including the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), the Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Multi-Disciplinary Team, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and communicate with current and local state funders (including VOCA, SAVS, DCF, Department of Housing, United Way, Kenosha County Department of Human Services etc.).
  • Establish relationships with and pursue support from local funding sources including city, county and private foundations, corporations and philanthropists.
  • Manage the development of grant applications, contract compliance and reporting including compilation of statistical data.
  • Attend statewide director meetings and maintain relationships with EndAbuse, (Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and WCASA (Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault). Attend statewide and regional meetings as needed.
  • Supervise and evaluate management team and performance evaluation process for all staff with a focus on promoting accountability and professional development.
  • Oversee and approve all hiring and firing decisions under the guidelines of the WCH Bylaws.
  • Report to the Board of Directors monthly or as conditions merit on agency progress and provide feedback and recommendations from a solutions-based, fiscally responsible perspective. Attend Executive Committee meetings and participate in the Finance and Personnel Committee meetings. Maintain open communications with the Board and foster a culture that promotes transparency.
  • Assist with the recruitment and orientation of new Board members.
  • Manage community education and public relations efforts in coordination with Marketing Manager. Provide presentations to community organizations and training for professionals on domestic abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking topics.
  • Serve on external and internal committees as relates to the mission of WCH.
  • Serve as Agency representative to the media.
  • Adhere to the organization’s Code of Ethics, confidentiality requirements and all agency policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in business, management, communications, social work or related field or commensurate experience in non-profit management required. Master’s degree preferred. Non-profit agency management and crisis/social services experience are preferred as well as knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault fields. Knowledge and experience in budget development, financial management, and personnel management are required. Familiarity with grant funded operations a plus. Familiarity with criminal justice and civil court processes and knowledge of Kenosha County resources is preferred. Demonstrate the capacity to foster an environment of cultural inclusivity and sensitivity and safety and belonging to all populations served. Strong command of Microsoft Office Suite required.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Strong leadership skills, excellent communication and organizational skills; cultural awareness and ability to interact with various internal and external stakeholders; excellent interpersonal skills; must demonstrate professionalism in high stress environment with sound judgment and a high degree of responsibility, particularly as it relates to confidentiality. Reliable transportation with insurance and valid driver license required.
All employees will be required to pass an FBI fingerprint and DoJ Caregiverbackground check as a condition of hire.
As an organization, we strive to foster a culture of diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion where our employees demonstrate multicultural compatibility, awareness, and skills to meaningfully serve and support all who are in need of our services. This is a full-time position offering competitive compensation and benefits. Join us in leading our organization towards continued success and growth.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $80,000.00 per year
Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekends as needed
Ability to Relocate:
  • Kenosha, WI: Relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person

Shelter Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position is full-time and eligible for fringe benefits. This position performs a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to supervising a shelter staff of approximately a dozen, crisis calls, and advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking, and their children.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in social work, related field or equivalent preferred.  Five years minimum experience with a shelter required. Knowledge about domestic and sexual abuse required. Previous experience engaging in trauma informed care required. Knowledge about transitional living arrangements and other housing programs preferred. Knowledge about services available to victims in and around Kenosha County preferred.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Excellent communication and organizational skills; cultural competence and ability to interact with various publics; excellent interpersonal skills; must demonstrate professionalism with sound judgment and a high degree of responsibility, particularly as it relates to confidentiality; must be willing and able to assist staff working in a 24/7 operation, which generally means being able to take emergency calls if/as needed.  Reliable automobile with insurance and valid driver’s license required.

REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Understand and support the mission and purpose of Women and Children’s Horizons, Inc.
  2. Serve on committees as assigned by Executive Director or the Program Manager.
  3. Participate in meetings, trainings and workshops as necessary. Report on training experiences to other staff and conduct training sessions for staff and volunteers as needed.
  4. Facilitate support groups for sheltered clients as needed.
  5. Assist in grant the writing process and reporting, gathering materials and maintaining accurate records and demographic information as necessary. Similarly, supervise staff in the gathering of data, complete required reporting for all Shelter programs and grants.
  6. Manager the shelter staff schedule and ensure shelter is staffed 24/7 to work with clients and answer crisis calls
  7. Provide crisis counseling, legal and personal advocacy, safety planning, and follow up services to victims as needed. Attend court hearings as needed or desired by victims.
  8. Refer victims to other resources as appropriate to meet their needs and ensure staff and the agency are following up with those referrals to allow a seamless transition from agency to agency.
  9. Provide monthly and quarterly reports and statistics required for grant to supervisor.
  10. Coordinate with the On Call Manager to ensure seamless work between the shelter / crisis line and hospital on call advocates, including frequent communication with staff
  11. Oversee food, clothing and household goods in Shelter and grant requirements related to same.
  12. Provide training and support to all agency advocates about sheltered clients and working with them
  13. Participate in agency training events by attending and presenting at trainings to law enforcement, courts, hospitals, other non profits, and related agencies
  14. Adhere to the organization’s Code of Ethics, Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Confidentiality, and Agency-Wide Employee/Manager Standards.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, all candidates for employment may be subjected to a police and social services check.  Women’s Horizons, Inc. is a non-smoking environment. 

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