Executive Director

Website Bennington County Child Advocacy Center

Full Job Description
Bennington County Child Advocacy Center and Special Investigations Unit

Bachelor’s (Required)
Driver’s License (Required)
Supervising Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
Social Work: 3 years (Preferred)

Position Summary
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the day to day operations and long term vision of the CAC/SIU, and for assuring that the mission of the center is carried out.
Responsibilities Program Operations/Development Ensure current programs provide a consistently high level of professional service.

Ensure program activities complement work of other community organizations.
Manage program-planning process, including needs assessment and evaluation of activities.
Ensure that programs are regularly reviewed and evaluated and are meeting prescribed goals and objectives.
Ensure that all programs comply with state and federal guidelines and regulations.

Oversee all facets of employment of all staff.
Ensure equity of employee compensation, relative to structure and fringe benefit package as directed by the Board.
Implement the Personnel Policies as approved by the Board.
Recommend changes in policies to the Board
Enable employees to maximize their potential as professionals by providing opportunities for training, reading, and membership of appropriate professional organizations.
Promote a positive work environment.

Oversee preparation of annual operating and capital budget and presentation to Board.
Maintain regular communication and involvement with local funding groups.
Oversee that an internal management system accurately accounts for all financial transactions.
Oversee timely submission of all necessary financial and program information to program funding sources.
Oversee annual audit – usually involves at least one meeting with auditor and one with Finance Committee
Oversee submission of requests for town allocations and any needed materials (e.g. voter signatures)
Fund Development

Write grants to state, federal and private institutions to meet the operating budget.
Research, develop, and cultivate relationships and proposals to new funding sources.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with individual donors.
Oversee implementation of stewardship activities.

Attend Board meetings and committee meetings, as appropriate. Assure provision of support and materials for committee chairs.
Assist board members in being well informed on program, financial, personnel, and policy matters.
Assist Board members with policy development.
Participate in new board member orientation, as needed.
Community Development

Advocate for family-centered services by taking leadership role in broad-based prevention and early intervention efforts.
Actively participate in community groups addressing early childhood and family issues.
Assure regular CAC/SIU staff participation in community groups.
Actively participate in Vermont Parent Child Center Network –including attending monthly director meetings
Facilitate monthly MDT meetings

Assure the center provides a welcoming environment for families.
Ensure programs are housed in safe, licensed facilities.
Work with Board on facility needs.

Represent the agency in the community.
Supervise public relations, ensuring the agency is well represented through the media to the general public.
Ensure that the agency develops and maintains good and effective relations with other private and state agencies in the community.
Ensure the agency is in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws.
Facilitate regularly scheduled staff meetings and administrative team meetings.
Follow confidentiality guidelines concerning all families and providers.
Comply with CAC/SIU personnel Policies.
Take shared responsibility for management of team functioning
Support staff in team functioning
Provide leadership among all staff
Oversee data entry with NCA Trak

The CAC/SIU takes teamwork and being a good team member very seriously. Staff work in teams; therefore being a team player is critical to our success. CAC/SIU employees are expected to adhere to the values of being a good team member, defined as:

Having a Positive attitude
Sharing common goals and vision
Being a good listener
Having a mutual understanding of rules and structure
Collaborating -work together for greater good
Being flexible and willing to change and willing to reflect about the work
Being Respectful
Being part of an environment that creates safety where opinions may be expressed
Taking responsibility as a team member by being present
Recognizing different styles of working, learning, communicating

Bachelor’s Degree in human services related field, Master’s preferred.

Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with community groups and staff.

Strong communication skills

Effective team player

Reports to: Board of Directors

Employment Category: Exempt, FT

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year


Health insurance
Paid time off

Day shift
Monday to Friday

Bachelor’s (Required)

Supervising Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
Social Work: 3 years (Preferred)

Driver’s License (Required)
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