Executive Director - Human Trafficking Organization
About the Organization
Brigid’s House of Hope is a long term, transitional safe house for victims of Human Trafficking in New Hampshire and surrounding areas. Human trafficking is a social issue that is affecting all communities in many ways and Brigid’s House of Hope supports identified victims of trafficking and assist in transitioning victims to survivors to thoughtful community members. Working with members of the community, Brigid’s House of Hope will provide the only housing specifically designed to support victims and survivors of trafficking in New Hampshire.
Brigid’s House of Hope provides a state-wide accessible shelter for those who have been exploited through trafficking. Along with shelter, they will also provide access to medical care and mental health services, support, and ultimately transition individuals into long term housing and assist survivors of this crime as they reintegrate into a safe community. An obligation exists to protect the person and equip the person with the skills and resources necessary to prevent re-exploitation.
About the Job
Help bring Housing for Survivors of Human Trafficking in NH to the next level. Brigid's House of Hope is ready to transition to a permanent ED, currently Part Time - but with the right candidate and Sustainability Plan can progress to Full Time. This agency is the first of its kind in NH and continues to grow, supporting numerous Victims and Survivor of Human Trafficking in NH in a short period of time.
Full Job Description below, but willing to discuss more options and expectations of position. Email Bethany @ brigidshouseofhope.org for questions or more information.
Provide supervision, management and oversight of all aspects of Brigid’s House of Hope. To include maintaining a relationship with the Board of Directors, carrying out the strategic plans and policies as defined by the Board of Directors, supervision of employees and ensuring all aspects of the program meet legal and financial requirements.
The Executive Director inspires, organizes and directs Brigid’s House of Hope personnel in carrying out the strategic plans and policies defined by the Board of Directors in a way that ensures consistent progress in mission; and serves as the public “face” of the organization.
Board Chair/President -
The Executive Director is primarily accountable to, reports directly to, and is supported by, the Board Chair/President, who serves as the primary liaison with the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director oversees the placement and success of all personnel, especially staff and work group leaders, in carrying out the strategic plans of the organization. The Executive Director is considered a member ex officio of every work group in the organization.
The Public -
The Executive Director serves as the “face” of Brigid’s House of Hope in a way that inspires awareness and response to human trafficking, and creates partnerships and supporters to the mission.
The Executive Director builds strategic and mutually beneficial relationships with network, referral, care and funding partners.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, within established policies and procedures, the Executive Director performs the following functions:
- Implement and maintain all administrative, financial, marketing, communication, program and personnel systems essential to the strategic plan.
- Supervise and support the Leadership Team.
- Draft, implement and maintain all policies inherent to Brigid’s House of Hope.
- Present all policies to the Board for discussion and approval.
- Identify operational priorities for each upcoming quarter and submit to the Board of Directors for review.
- Serve as the primary representative to the public, including vendors, potential funders and community partners, the media, and strategic networks.
- Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the organization.
- Identify and establish strong working relationships with the strategic partners necessary to ongoing success.
- Identify metrics necessary to measure and report progress internally, and communicate successes and needs externally.
- Attend meetings of the Board of Directors as requested, and communicate, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board of Directors to function properly and make informed decisions.
- Develop annual budget, with support of Executive Committee.
- Oversee and manage all finances, including development plans, fundraising, and expenses in a way that reflects the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and keeps Brigid’s House of Hope in a positive financial position.
- Provide the Board of Directors with regular, comprehensive and accurate financial reports.
- In partnership with the Board of Directors, ensure the legal compliance of the programs and finances.
- Collaborate with the Leadership Team to identify communication objectives and translate into communications and outreach plans.
- Review and approve contracts and memorandums of understanding for services provided.
- Research and identify grant opportunities at the federal, state and local level.
- Prepare and submit grant applications at the federal, state and local level, in conjunction with Brigid’s House staff.
- Manage grant awards, including data reporting, financial reporting, and grant modifications in collaboration with the Leadership Team
- Participate in and initiate enhanced program development and evaluation; develop and update processes, programs and protocols; maintain official records and documents and assure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and Best Practices.
- Research latest developments, best practice, current trends and maintain a working knowledge of emerging issues relevant to the field of Human Trafficking.
- Stay up to date on recommended and proposed developments updating current information provided and programming used (preferred evidence based programs) through research and attending trainings and seminars.
- Establish policies and procedures for maintaining records and statistics to measure program effectiveness.
- Regular attendance is required.
- Participate at National, state and local meetings as appropriate.
- Prepare and implement annual Leadership and Professional Development plan for self and all personnel.
- Perform other similar or related duties as required or directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the primary functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.
- Exceptional written, oral and public speaking skills with the capacity to engage multiple and diverse populations in training and education sessions.
- Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of all programs and services provided through and in collaboration with Brigid’s House of Hope.
- Ability to protect confidential information.
- Comfortable in front of various sizes and types of audiences; speaking with confidence and professionalism.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills as to maintain strong, positive relationships with employees and individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
- Knowledge of federal, state and local grant applications and procedures.
- Knowledge of human services and social work practices.
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with department staff, victims of trafficking, and community agencies.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications or in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
- Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
- Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing department service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of department programs or policies.
- Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
- Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
- Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical department goals; these duties require considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations.
- Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
- Ability to use a computer for word processing and data management.
- Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
WORK SCHEDULE: Generally Monday through Friday
Occasional weekend/evenings required
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or University with major course work in human services, social work, criminal justice, psychology or related field.
EXPERIENCE: Eight years of related experience working in social services or human services with experience in Nonprofit Management, resource development, grant writing, marketing or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities required of position
ANNUAL RATE OF PAY – Annual Performance Review conducted to determine potential increase in rate of pay.
Email Bethany@brigidshouseofhope.org to apply or for more information