Executive Director

Application deadline: March 31, 2023

Employer: Wisconsin Rapids Family Center, Inc.

Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Primary responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations, compliance with applicable regulations, laws and grant requirements, and overall fiscal performance of the organization.
  • Maintain and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services in addressing current and emerging needs of people affected by domestic abuse, sex trafficking and sexual abuse.
  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, establish long- and short- term organization goals and objectives and oversee progress towards achieving them.
  • Overall responsibility for effectively staffing the organization, including hiring, supervision, development, and evaluation of staff, including performance review process.
  • Provide direct supervision for certain staff, complete performance evaluations, and provide ongoing training and development to ensure effectiveness of staff members.
  • Maintain an environment that is supportive and respectful of clients, personnel, and other individuals and community partners.
  • Maintain an adequate funding base to sustain services and support program growth addressing emerging needs.
  • Steward strong relationships with donors and donor organizations.
  • Involvement in planning fund raising and public relations events.
  • work closely with Board to develop and implement fund development goals and strategies.
  • Research and carry out funding initiatives including grant writing, and securing government and community philanthropic funding.
  • Develop and maintain annual budget and monitor financial operation of organization.
  • Review and oversee maintenance of financial records, provide accurate and timely financial reports to the Board, funding sources and community organizations as required or appropriate.
  • Perform short-and long-term fiscal planning to ensure continued stability of the organization, making sure resource utilization is consistent with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Ensure proper administration of grants, and accurate and timely grant reports.
  • Ensure that the building and all organizational assets are secure and well maintained.
  • Act as a liaison between the Board of Directors and staff/volunteers/clients.
  • Actively participate in all Board and Board committee meetings.
  • Prepare comprehensive agendas that align with organization strategies and objectives and in advance of meetings, provide supporting materials for board members to engage in effective discussions and planning, in partnership with the Board Chair.
  • Provide program and operational information to the Board.
  • Implement the decisions/directives of the Board and routinely report on progress toward those objectives.
  • Participate in regional and statewide efforts that address issues of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Develop, maintain, and expand cooperative working relationships with community, state and county agencies or programs that enhance the safety and service delivery for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Maintain a comprehensive community awareness and education program on issues of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Represent the agency on a variety of local and state committees and task forces.
  • Act as spokesperson for the agency.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience desired.
  • Five years’ experience in a leadership role, preferably within a non-profit.  Grant writing, donor relations, public speaking experience a plus.
  • Proficient problem solving and decision-making experience.
  • Possess significant business acumen.
  • Understanding of domestic and sexual abuse dynamics and trauma-informed care practices.
  • Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess strong team leadership skills.
  • Strong ability to be non-judgmental and flexible with ability to work with people from diverse cultural, racial, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated, dependable and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle crisis and emergency management situations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with community partners.
  • Ability to laugh, and celebrate success, even under pressure.
  • Experience managing a complex project or program.
  • Successful supervisory skills.
  • Experience writing professional documents, grant reports and/or persuasive materials.
  • Strong sense of professional ethics and boundaries.

Application instructions

Interested applicants can please email the following items, combined into one document, to FamilyCenter@leadingtransitions.com no later than 1:00 p.m. CT March 31, 2023: A letter describing your qualifications for this position and your interest in Family Center’s mission, a detailed and updated resume and the names of, your relationship to, and the contact information for, three professional references.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023

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