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If you are a dynamic and confident leader with a proven record of success and are looking for an exciting new opportunity, the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women invites you to become a candidate for the position of Executive Director. The NJCBW rests on a strong foundation with 31 member agencies in 21 counties across the state and an expert and experienced staff of domestic violence professionals. 

A leader in the evolving issues in the field, the NJCBW has an active voice within the state and a substantial record of accomplishment in such key areas as advocacy, training, standard setting and social justice, as evidenced by our Economic Justice and Social Justice Initiatives which produced the Inclusion and Access Plan and, for People with Disabilities, the Barrier Reduction Plan.

The successful candidate will both preserve the best of what has been achieved and lead the NJCBW with a new vision for what is possible. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is the principal resource to the Board, the NJCBW staff, domestic violence programs, and all relevant governmental and community organizations. The Executive Director provides visionary leadership and directs the activities of the Coalition Office and staff. As the chief spokesperson for the NJCBW, the Executive Director must be a strong advocate who effectively communicates its mission and garners support to achieve the goals and objectives of the NJCBW.

Within this context, major responsibilities include:

  • Develop and recommend policy to the Board of Trustees which is consistent with the mission and core values of the NJCBW and is designed to support its critical goals and objectives.
  • In collaboration with appropriate internal and external resources, design the NJCBW public relations and marketing programs and direct their implementation. 
  • Manage the financial affairs of the NJCBW including the development of the budget and prudently allocate resources within those budget guidelines to maximize results.
  • Oversee fundraising planning and implementation including; attract new funding sources; develop revenue generating strategies; grant writing; and administration of fundraising records and grant reporting.
  • Facilitate the development of and direct a comprehensive offering of programmatic initiatives and activities which support and enhance the impact and public image of the NJCBW.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all NJCBW programs against outcomes measures on a regular and continuing basis to ensure that they are meeting the needs and goals of the Coalition and its constituents.
  • Serve as the public face of the NJCBW providing effective advocacy for all its positions/constituents and acting as the principal liaison to State of New Jersey officials, departments and agencies and their national counterparts.
  • Provide staff support to the Board of Trustees
  • Oversee the activities of the Coalition Office and staff.
  • Supervise NJCBW staff in accordance with personnel policies adopted by the Board.

In order to be successful in this position, we are seeking an individual who has the following qualifications:

  • Masters degree in social work, marketing, public relations, education, communication, human relations, social services, business and/or law (additional managerial/supervisory experience may be substituted) plus a minimum of five years of successful senior level managerial/supervisory experience including grants management, public relations and fund development. 
  • A work history in a domestic violence program or agency serving victims of domestic violence and/or Coalition experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership based upon a commitment to the values and purpose of the organization. 
  • A history of leadership in change management that demonstrates an appreciation of the work that has gone before, the professionalism of others, and a vision for the future.
  • Excellent communication skills both in the public arena and in the day-to-day management of issues and people. Demonstrates openness and respect.
  • Commitment to issues of diversity, cultural competency and antiracism/antisexism and all other “isms.”
  • A proven track record of excellent fiscal management and fundraising skills.
  • Ability to develop and sustain partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience in or familiarity with the legislative process.
  • Valid driver's license, access to a currently registered vehicle, and willingness to travel pursuant to the needs of the job.

Applications will be considered as they are received and will be welcomed until August 31, 2013. Please send your applications to Eleni Hoffman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be considered for this position. A receipt verification will be emailed to all applicants.

The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2013.

The NJCBW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To build a diverse workforce NJCBW encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and men.


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