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Executive Director

REPORTS TO:           President of the Board of Directors

Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors (BOD), the Executive Director will have overall responsibility for Crisis Center for South Suburbia’s (CCSS) management and leadership, public relations, program development and evaluation, staff development and evaluation, and financial oversight. This individual will be the primary face of CCSS, representing CCSS to the public and promoting its mission within the community and the State.  This individual will be a strong leader who will uphold the high standards of the organization and continue to build on the solid financial footings and to expand programs.  He/she will develop new insights and/or bring fresh ideas and approaches to CCSS as well as manage change and growth effectively.



  • Participate with the BOD in developing a vision and strategic plan, formulating objectives and priorities, and implementing plans consistent with the long-term interests of the agency
  • Foster effective team work between the BOD and staff
  • Inspire, motivate and lead others toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals
  • Develop networks and build alliances; collaborate across boundaries to build strategic relationships to reach common goals
  • Identify, assess, and inform the BOD and staff of internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • Work with the BOD in the formulation of policies for the effective operation of the organization
  • Ensure that legal obligations of the organization are met
  • Advocate on behalf of the agency for the needs as identified by the CCSS Directors

 Public Relations/Communication:

  • Responsible for the enhancement of the agency’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, governmental and private organizations in order to increase public and private support for the organization’s programs and services
  • Keep the BOD informed about the organization’s operations, trends and best practices in the field of domestic violence, monitoring data to evaluate services and any significant changes
  • Develop and promote positive relationships with donors

 Program Development and Evaluation:

  • Evaluate the services being provided by the organization in relation to specified goals and standards and recommend modifications, and recommend new programs if appropriate
  • Ensure that programming meets the needs and expectations of its clients, board, and funders
  • In collaboration with program directors, establish annual program goals and objectives in alignment with grant requirements and program vision

Staff and Personal Development:

  • Build and manage workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations and staffing needs, striving to develop and maintain a strong team identity with and within the staff
  • Supervise and direct staff members in the expectations of their duties and evaluate performance
  • Support mentoring, recruitment, recognition and training
  • Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities

Financial Management:

  • Understand the organization’s financial processes
  • Collaborate with the Director of Finance in the preparation of budgets
  • Oversee and support the agency’s fundraising efforts



  •  A Bachelor’s degree in social service or related field is desirable; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Has at least five years of management experience in social service or related field. Corporate experience will also be considered.
  • Has demonstrated strong skills in leadership, fiscal management, resource development, program planning, and public relations, and direct supervision of director/management level team members.
  • Possesses knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, families in crisis, and other social services skills.
  • Grant-writing knowledge is preferred.
  • Bilingual skills are a plus.
  • Completion of 40-hour domestic violence training will be required within 30 days of employment, unless previously completed.
  • Completion of the ICDV Professional Designation Certification will be expected within a reasonable amount of time upon hire.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:  edsearch@crisisctr.org

Part-time Medical Advocate

Key Responsibilities: Responsible for providing medical advocacy and counseling services at hospitals and other medical facilities. Provide domestic violence education and training to hospital professionals and medical staff as part of the medical-based domestic violence preventions and intervention program.

Requirements: Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in Social Work preferred. One year of relevant supervised experience is preferred. Previous training/public speaking experience is required. Completion of 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training required.

Preferred Work Experience or Job Knowledge: Hospital or medical setting work experience and Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) preferred.

To apply or learn more about this position please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Maria Cedeno at mcedeno@crisisctr.org



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