Education, Certifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in relevant field desirable.
- Minimum five years of experience and training in non-profit management/administration, including program planning, design and evaluation skills.
- Minimum five years of experience in a supervisory role in a social service or comparable agency.
- Experience managing complex, dynamic human service programs that require frequent communication with multiple stakeholders and high levels of resourcefulness.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of internal and external partners to develop relationships, facilitate collaboration, and achieve results.
- Demonstrated ability to execute strategy and to monitor and report on progress against accountability metrics and funder benchmarks.
- Demonstrated capacity to be self-directed and take initiative while maintaining harmony with program and agency strategy.
Personal Characteristics and Commitments:
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with strong attention to detail and a consistent ability to meet multiple deadlines.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with outstanding public speaking aptitude.
- Collaborative and creative problem solver.
- High level of energy, with a positive, "can-do" attitude.
- Commitment to using an asset-based approach to both staff supervision/coaching and client service provision.
- Dedication to empowerment of women and children, as well as a commitment to and understanding of anti-oppression and social justice work.
- Capacity to work effectively with others of diverse age, language, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief, mental/physical ability, and socioeconomic status.
- Proficiency in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Availability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
- Previous completion of 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training at an ICDVP approved site.
- Experience using and coordinating the use of centralized client data tracking systems.
- Experience in at least one of the core areas of program responsibility – counseling and case management, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, community outreach and education, volunteer management – as these areas relate to domestic violence.
- Bilingual Spanish/English.
- ICDVP certification.
WHAT CAWC OFFERS
CAWC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a flexible work environment, a commitment to ongoing learning, and an opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of women and children.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:
Stephanie Love-Patterson, Executive Director
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)
1116 N. Kedzie Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60651
Submissions via e-mail are preferred. Please include your last name, along with Associate Director, in your e-mail title – e.g. Smith Associate Director.