Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Other
4 Year Degree
SafeSpot Children's Advocacy Center of Fairfax County, VA seeks a leader with demonstrated nonprofit management and fundraising experience to serve in the newly created role of Managing Director. SafeSpot provides no-cost, trauma informed services to child victims of abuse and their families in Fairfax County. Since forming in 2012, SafeSpot has built a strong quality reputation for working collaboratively in communty partnerships to serve children, but there are more children who need SafeSpot’s services. SafeSpot must build upon its current foundation and grow to meet the need.
To take this next step, SafeSpot is seeking a Managing Director to work closely with the Board of Directors and staff to increase SafeSpot’s visibility in the community, build new partnerships, and develop sustainable revenue sources. He/she is responsible for fundraising and for overseeing the administration, operations and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include marketing, and community outreach. The Managing Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. Direct reports include an Executive Director responsible for all of SafeSpot’s programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Resource Development and Communications
Create and implement a data driven annual resource development plan, including fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations, and special events. Monitor progress and adjust as needed to meet and exceed annual and long-term goals.
Serve as a professional representative of SafeSpot with corporations, private foundations, and individual donors, as well as public agencies as needed by the Executive Director.
Develop and oversee a comprehensive, integrated marketing and communications plan to strengthen SafeSpot’s brand and engage a diverse set of stakeholders to support and serve the SafeSpot mission
Assist the Executive Director in assuring quality and timely submissions of all federal, state and community grants.
In partnership with the Executive Director, identify and develop county and/or community resources that would cover costs incurred on behalf of clients served.
In partnership with the Executive Director, identify and develop other community resources – interns, volunteers, churches and other non-profit programs – to leverage resources and support for SafeSpot’s programs.
Identify opportunities to provide services to related agencies that could be a source of income.
Prepare and direct the annual operational budget in partnership with the Executive Director.
Monitor cash flow and provide regular, comprehensive reports to the Board on revenues and expenditures.
Work with the Board Finance Committee on financial operations, including annual review of contracted services to ensure best-cost options.
Ensure sound bookkeeping, expense and accounting procedures are followed, including maintaining accurate banking records; producing payroll; paying all invoices; and, providing accurate information for the preparation of all state, local, payroll and federal tax reports and requirements.
Engage and effectively utilize Board members as ambassadors in the community.
Help transition the organization from a founder-driven board to a governing board.
Provide support to board members as they leverage their corporate contacts and raise funds from high net worth individual donors.
Report resource development progress to the Board on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Provide professional assistance to the Board and committees as requested.
Administer SafeSpot according to established policies and procedures, and make recommendations to the Board about policy changes.
Manage facilities and capital improvement projects as needs arise.
Maintain all necessary registrations and certifications to comply with requirements for non-profits.
Be vigilant in seeking prompt and effective enforcement and compliance to any relevant laws.
Hire, direct, supervise and terminate direct reports in the performance of their duties.
Ensure employees have performance objectives in place, appraisals are performed, and employees function in accordance with SafeSpot’s personnel policies.
Encourage teamwork and innovation.
Other duties as assigned by the board.
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit management and fundraising.
The candidate must possess superior leadership and creative problem-solving skills, and an entrepreneurial and strategic approach to resource development, administration, operations, and communications.
Proven track record of raising funds from corporations, foundations and high net worth individuals.
Experience working effectively with boards of directors, and a wide cross section of other public, private and philanthropic leaders.
Ability to effectively lead a team with a commitment to quality and productivity, focusing on goals, measurement, results and accountability.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; computer skills essential; experience in public relations.
Must pass a nationwide criminal history check, child abuse registry background check, as well as initial and random drug screenings.
Some evenings and weekends required.
Additional Salary Information: This position is a full-time exempt, salaried position. Salary commensurate with education and related experience.
SafeSpot Children's Advocacy Center, a nonprofit corporation, is a safe, child-friendly location focused on providing specialized services to child victims of abuse and their families in Fairfax County, the largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There has been a consistent growth in programs and clients served since SafeSpot was founded in 2013. Partnering with county agencies (law enforcement, child protective services and the prosecutor), SafeSpot facilitates a multi-disciplinary team approach to intervention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. All services are provided at no cost to the family. Funds to support the center and staff of eight are raised from government grants, events, and individual and corporate donations.