Executive Director

Application deadline: May 31, 2019

Employer: Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, Inc.

Location: Sheboygan, WI

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the financial, program and administrative management of Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, Inc. The ED will lead Safe Harbor in making a significant impact in the community through providing shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ED will develop relationships in the surrounding community to enhance partnerships and increase fundraising. The ED will also be responsible for building relationships with staff to enhance the performance and development of Safe Harbor. In addition the ED will  be responsible for implementation and management of policies set by the Board of Directors. To achieve this, the ED will need to be creative and strategic in their planning and management.

Primary responsibilities


  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the domestic violence and sexual assault fields
  • Ensure the development, implementation and evaluation of program goals and program-related policies and procedures
  • Maintain accurate records to comply with funding source reporting requirements
  • Develop and implement strategic plan process. This includes execution that is inalignment with organizational culture and values.


Community Outreach:

  • Provide the agency’s vision, mission, services and needs to the community
  • Oversight for community education and professional training on agency services and the issues related to domestic and sexual violence
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the agency with the news media and the community at large
  • Provide insight for communications content and delivery consistent with agency mission and vision, in collaboration with the Associate Director and the Community Engagement Coordinator and other staff


Fund Development:

  • Cultivate and manage strong, positive relationships with existing and prospective corporate, foundation, and government funding sources.
  • Oversight to the Associate Director and Operations Manager on major government grants/proposals, including but not limited to departments of DOJ, HUD, DCF, OCVS and other community grants
  • Develop agency fund development plan for Board approval Research, solicit, and develop program and agency operating funds from local, state, and federal grants and from private sources
  • Plan and execute fundraising activities and events
  • Communicate with and nurture individual, organization, and corporate donors


Staff Supervision/Relations:

  • Teach, model and support agency mission, vision, values, and best practices to staff and community partners when needed
  • Collaborate in the hiring and evaluation of direct services staff and assist leadership and oversight in planning, directing and scheduling program staff accordingly
  • Develop and administer sound personnel practices that ensure the personal and professional growth within Safe Harbor to provide the highest quality of services to clients and the community
  • Oversight for services and training for all programs, staff and advocate training, and when necessary delegation to duties for professional development while working to limit vicarious trauma



  • Prepare the yearly agency budget for Board approval
  • Implement, monitor and update the budget throughout the year
  • Develop, monitor and revise program budgets
  • Allocate resources within budgetary limits and in accordance with agency policy and contractual obligations
  • Review and oversee maintenance of financial records. Submit reports to the Board, funding sources, and community organizations as required or appropriate
  • Coordinate the annual audit


  • Minimum of five years of proven leadership skills in previous experience
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, fiscal management, grant oversight, fund raising, donor solicitation and program management and development
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking and community relations
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the public providing awareness and education programming
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Flexibility to travel as needed including occasional out-of-town and overnight trips
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team

Application instructions

Interested applicants can submit their cover letter and resume DeannaSH929@gmail.com

Application deadline: May 31, 2019

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