Sunflower Kids is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive
Director oversees all fiscal and daily operations of Sunflower Kids and supervises all staff. The
ideal candidate will have experience in social service delivery, executive administration,
financial management, private and government fund development, strategic planning, and
community, media, and board relations. An advanced degree is preferred; a bachelor’s degree is
required. Experience may substitute for advanced degree.
Sunflower Kids is a local family violence prevention nonprofit agency that promotes the safety
and well-being of children and their families by providing safe supervised visitation and
monitored exchange services to families with a history of domestic violence, child abuse and
neglect, and/or substance abuse. Our services allow children to build and maintain relationships
with non-custodial parents while reducing risk of further abuse to the child and other parent.
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Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by June 1, 2016 to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunflower Kids will review applications until the position is filled.
Executive Director Job Announcement
Position Description: The Executive Director is responsible for the consistent achievement of
Sunflower Kids’ mission and financial objectives.
The ED is responsible for managing any full or part-time staff, volunteers, and contractors
working for the organization, and ensuring successful achievement of established goals. The ED
will report directly to the Board of Directors and will enable the Board to fulfill its governance
and fiduciary responsibilities by providing timely and accurate financial and programmatic
information on progress towards goals.
About Sunflower Kids: Sunflower Kids is a local family violence prevention nonprofit agency
that promotes the safety and well-being of children and their families by providing safe
supervised visitation and monitored exchange services to families with a history of domestic
violence, child abuse and neglect, and/or substance abuse. Our services allow children to build
and maintain relationships with non-custodial parents while reducing risk of further abuse to the
child and other parent.
Core Job Responsibilities
1. Ensure that all programs at the Centers operate under applicable program guidelines and
in accordance with the policies & procedures, goals, and objectives established by the
Board of Directors.
2. Coordinate with staff for timely scheduling of all intake assessments, supervised visits,
3. Make sure the Centers are clean, safe, and presentable at all times.
4. Coordinate staff and contract personnel schedules, training, assignment of duties, and
evaluations. Ensure appropriate levels of staffing during hours of operation.
5. Communicate new developments and changes in policies, programs, and schedules to
staff and contract personnel in a timely manner. Schedule and facilitate staff meetings as
6. Conduct intake assessments with prospective clients, supervise visits and monitor
exchanges as needed. Secure replacements or fill in when monitors are absent.
7. Maintain accurate counts of services provided and families served. Submit regular
activities reports to the Safe Havens Consulting Committee, semi-annual progress reports
to LFUCG, and any other grant related reports in a timely manner.
8. Hire, train, and supervise qualified staff, security personnel, and monitors. Ensure that
staff, security personnel, and monitors receive appropriate internal and external training.
9. Ensure that client files are properly maintained and that all contacts with parents,
children, legal counsel, and interested parties are properly documented by staff and
10. Oversee compliance with all aspects of the Safe Havens contractual grant agreement.
Submit fiscal and programmatic reports for the Safe Havens grant to LFUCG in a timely
Communication & PR
11. Maintain collaborative relationships with the courts and other community agencies and
12. Develop informational materials to promote the Center.
13. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals
Fundraising & Development
14. Manage all fundraising efforts and engage the Board of Directors with fundraising
15. Identify and prepare grant applications to secure additional funding for the Center and
oversee post-reward reporting and management.
16. Coordinate fundraising events and pursue partnership and sponsorship opportunities
Budgeting & Finance
17. Maintain sound financial practices and, along with the Board, ensure that adequate funds
are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
18. Prepare payroll on a monthly basis and maintain appropriate financial records. Prepare
monthly budget and expenditure reports for the Board of Directors. Submit invoices,
receipts, and financial records to LFUCG in a timely manner. Maintain all fiscal records
in an organized manner.
19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Board.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field required. Masters degree
- Practical experience working with domestic violence survivors and perpetrators strongly
- Demonstrated history of leadership and project/program management
- Experience with accounting software (ideally Quickbooks)
- Valid driver’s license required
- Experience with fundraising, service delivery, program development, and board relations
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and flexible paid
vacation time and sick time.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Higgins at email@example.com by
5pm on June 1, 2016.