Post a listing

Want to post a job? E-mail your listing to!

Facebook Like

Follow on Twitter

Search This Blog

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Executive Director, SHALVA, Chicago, IL

Executive Director

Posted on: September 4, 2013
Posted by: SHALVA


The Executive Director (ED) is the organization's chief operating officer, leading the agency's clinical and administrative staff in fulfilling SHALVA's mission with a strategic vision. The ideal candidate will have managerial experience at a directorship level with strong fundraising, relationship building and communication skills. Knowledge of the Chicago Jewish community, cultivation of donor and board relationships and an ability to manage multiple constituencies are also critical characteristics of a successful ED candidate.

Founded on the principle that every Jewish woman has the right to be safe in her personal relationship with her partner, SHALVA's mission is to address domestic abuse in Jewish homes and relationships through counseling and education. Rooted in Jewish values and founded in 1986, the agency provides free domestic abuse crisis-counseling for adult women in the Chicago Jewish community. SHALVA is the oldest independent Jewish domestic abuse agency in the United States and has been instrumental in facilitating national and international dialogues on the specific needs of Jewish families experiencing domestic violence.


Development, Outreach and Community Relations: Oversee all staff and board fundraising efforts toward a $700,000 annual goal, including major gift development, foundation relations, corporate giving, event planning and donor cultivation. Establish and steward relationships with key donors and prospects. Serve as primary agency spokesperson and liaison to partner organizations and community groups, build new collaborative relationships, and provide strategic vision to development and outreach planning.

Administration and Human Resources: Hire, supervise and evaluate staff. Work with the Board and staff to develop and monitor the annual budget. Oversee daily office operations and identify opportunities for greater efficiency. Guide and implement policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors and support professional/volunteer development.

Board Administration and Support: Work in partnership with Board leadership to support Board initiatives and develop members as agency leaders. Keep Board members advised of all key agency happenings. Assist in the cultivation of new Board leadership and provide resources toward the education and training of new and returning Board members.

Program/Service Delivery and Communications: Oversee the design, promotion and quality of programs and services delivered to SHALVA clients and volunteers. Work with board and staff members to develop communications plan and promotional/educational materials.

  • 5+ years of managerial experience at a directorship level, preferably within a nonprofit organization
  • Proven track record of fundraising success
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Basic understanding of Jewish culture and traditions
Expertise in several of the following areas:
  • Strategic and campaign planning
  • Social service delivery
  • Community relations
  • Jewish communal administration; board development
  • Communications planning
  • Working knowledge of information technology
Salary range: 75,000 - 95,000

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Halee Sage, Giving Tree Associates

No comments:

Post a Comment