Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Educational, Human Services
4 Year Degree
We are in search of a dynamic leader who will take the Sexual Assault Resource Agency, celebrating its 40th year, to the next level of success.
The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy, and support to men, women, and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.
We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and serve residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Greene. We serve anyone who has personally experienced, or cares for someone who has experienced, any kind of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual molestation, incest, sex trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment, or unwanted touching.
The Executive Director will oversee the direction, daily operation, and administration of SARA’s programs, services, staff, and volunteers to fulfill the agency mission to end sexual violence. The Executive Director will be accountable for the financial health of SARA and responsible for promoting the agency to build its financial reserves and goodwill. The ideal candidate will have fundraising experience and will be comfortable acting as the public face of SARA. Management experience is essential, preferably with a nonprofit organization. The Executive Director must demonstrate understanding and value of racial equity, intersectionality, and social justice as organizational operating principles and show commitment to continued learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with individuals and organizations that can provide funding to the agency, with a focus on private philanthropy
Manages SARA directors in planning services and programs, setting goals, prioritizing, and high-level problem-solving
Actively pursues the development and maintenance of sound relationships between SARA and the community
Evaluates the efficacy of SARA’s programs and services on an ongoing basis
Seeks out new grants and other financial support
Ensures compliance with requirements of contracts and grants
Delegates and oversees grant application process and report writing
Participates with partner agencies, the private sector, and local, regional, and statewide committees in addressing sexual assault issues
Collaborates with Board of Directors on strategic planning
Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Public Administration, or other related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
Experienced in or knowledge of sexual assault issues and a commitment to SARA’s mission and program goals.
Experience in fundraising and grant writing.
Experience in personnel and fiscal management.
Experience in community organization and public administration.
Skilled in group development, communication, and public relations.
Additional Salary Information: retirement, health, dental, life
About Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy and support to men, women, children, and non-binary people. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.
We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and serve residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna and Greene. We serve anyone who has personally experienced, or cares for someone who has experienced any kind of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual molestation, incest, sex trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment or unwanted touching.
Services are provided free to all survivors, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, economic status, education, parenthood, physical and/or mental abilities, national origin, immigration/documentation status or any other status. Prevention Services are provided on a sliding scale, and depending on availability.
We reach approximately 550 survivors and 6,000-8,000 students each year, as well as hundreds more through our community outreach programs.
SARA is fully accredited through the Virginia Sex...ual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, the only such sexual assault crisis agency in this service area, and has been providing services to the community for over 40 years.
List of Support Services:
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
Trauma-informed Therapy (Including EMDR)
Emergency Room Advocacy
Legal System Advocacy
Therapeutic Horse and Farm Camp for Young Girls
Counseling and Advocacy for Non-Offending Parents and Families of Abused Children
We also provide programs to prevent anyone in our community from becoming a perpetrator of sexual violence. Our focus is on child development and social norms change. We work primarily with schools, institutions, and parents.
List of Prevention Services:
Long-term Consulting for Schools
Training for Faculty and Other Professional
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program for High Schools
Multi-Session Classroom-based Learning, grades 6-12
Samaritan Safe Church programs for faith congregations
Teen Peer Education and Activism Clubs
Anti-Oppression Learning Groups
Character-building programs for Coaches and their Athletes