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Jamestown, Rhode Island
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Executive Director


The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on our established record of innovation and success. Formed in 1979 to support and enhance the work of domestic violence agencies across the state, the RICADV provides leadership on the issue of domestic violence at the state and national level, while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent intimate partner violence.

 The RICADV’s network consists of five full member agencies who provide comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking, as well as five affiliate member agencies whose work includes some programming to address or prevent domestic violence. In addition, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR) is a nationally recognized task force of the RICADV, made up of survivors of domestic violence.

 Position Summary

The Executive Director is accountable for the overall leadership and management of the RICADV’s resources. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the incumbent guides and directs the activities of the RICADV, collaborating with member agencies and working with staff to provide support and technical assistance. The incumbent establishes and fosters statewide tactical partnerships, strategically positioning the RICADV to create the influence necessary to best serve the needs of survivors and their families. A key influencer, role model, and principal spokesperson representing the RICADV and its member agencies, the incumbent leads community dialogue around the issue of domestic violence, contributing to the national discourse. The incumbent exemplifies the values of the RICADV and nurtures organizational culture by creating a learning community that fosters creativity, stewardship, and a healthy work-life balance.

 Key Qualities

 The preferred candidate will lead with energy that engages others in the RICADV’s mission, and embraces and encourages the multi-dimensional elements of learning, working, and living in a diverse environment. They will have personal integrity, honesty, and respect for others as demonstrated throughout their career. They must have a passion for social justice and improving systems’ responses to victims of domestic violence. The incumbent must be able to stand their ground on key issues related to domestic violence, and at the same time have the natural ability to listen to and solicit input from others to ensure that all key stakeholders have a voice in the work of the RICADV. They must have the capability to continue outreach into the community and cultivate future affiliations.

 Education and Experience

 The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree – master’s degree preferred – and a minimum of five years of experience in a leadership role. Knowledge of domestic violence is preferred. Previous experience in policy analysis and media work is required. Advocacy experience, and experience working with governmental officials, is highly desirable. Experience supporting opportunities to end oppression and improve conditions of underrepresented communities and individuals is expected. Demonstrated capability in financial management, community relations, program delivery, empowering leadership skills, building teams, organizational development, and strategic planning is desired. Familiarity with statewide membership organizations or coalitions is preferred. Must have experience creating a work environment that values transparency and offers the opportunity for all employees to be heard and involved in making decisions.

 This is an exciting opportunity for a thoughtful leader who is truly committed to making a positive contribution to the community. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

 The RICADV is an equal opportunity employer and fully committed to a culturally diverse staff to better serve domestic violence victims and program staff. People of color, women, LGBQ/T candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 All candidates whose application is received by July 20, 2018 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest in this position, references, and salary requirements to: 

 Cynthia Butler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Butler & Associates Human Resources Consulting

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