LAWS Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services - Chief Executive Officer
Company: Capital Development Services
Posted on: May 12, 2022
LAWS Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services - Chief
- Leesburg, VA, USA
- Full-time Company Description LAWS is seeking a highly
motivated, mission driven, visionary and strategic leader to join
the organization as it continues to provide critical life saving
and empowering services in the Loudoun community. This next leader
will steward strong partnerships, champion innovation, engage key
stakeholders, and drive results in funding, resource development,
and sustainability. LAWS' CEO must be committed to building a
community and a future free of violence and exploitation. - Founded
in 1984, LAWS is Loudoun County Virginia's designated domestic
violence and sexual assault agency. In 1985, LAWS' crisis shelter
opened and was the only safe haven in Loudoun County for women and
children fleeing domestic violence. Today, LAWS has expanded to
provide a full array of comprehensive services to all adult, youth
and child survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating
violence, and stalking. Besides providing imminent danger domestic
violence shelter, LAWS delivers assistance to survivors at its
Community Services Center through therapy, legal services, support
groups, court and community advocacy, hospital accompaniment, youth
violence prevention, and community outreach. LAWS operates a thrift
store, The Resourceful Woman, in downtown Leesburg and the Loudoun
Child Advocacy Center, which is a public/private partnership among
Loudoun County agencies and organizations dedicated to child
victims of abuse and/or neglect. LAWS serves over 1,100 child,
youth, and adult survivors each year and all services are
confidential and at no cost through its approximately 30 employees
and 75 volunteers. The Board of Directors of LAWS is a diverse
group of community leaders who provide governance, strategic
oversight, and performance monitoring to the organization. The
Community - Loudoun County, VA Historic Leesburg, Virginia was
established in 1758 and is the county seat of Loudoun County, an
area that is experiencing significant growth. Leesburg is located
40 miles from Washington D.C. and just 17 miles from Dulles
International Airport and sits at the base of the easternmost Blue
Ridge Mountains. Considered one of the best places to live in
Virginia, Leesburg is -known for its roots in America's history.
The town's Historic District was placed on the National Register of
Historic Places in 1970 and is cited as one of the best preserved
and most picturesque downtowns in Virginia. The area offers a
diverse culture, mild weather, top-rated schools, and good job
opportunities. Job Description The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is
responsible for providing strategic vision and managerial oversight
for all facets of the organization's administration, fiscal
management, resource development, community relations, and
programming. The CEO is hired by and responsible to the Board of
Directors, supervises the executive leadership team, collaborates
with key stakeholders, works closely with LAWS staff, and has
integral relationships with donors. - Responsibilities Executive
Leadership & Strategic Organizational Management
- Serve as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and
its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation
- Partner with the Board of Directors and the Executive/Senior
Leadership team to craft organizational goals and develops
strategies to ensure that they are achieved.
- Ensure coordination and alignment of all LAWS activities
through provision of strategic direction in the areas of community
impact, resource development, and staff alignment.
- Directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes
individual goals; provide direct supervision to the Chief Operating
Officer, Human Resources Manager, Grants Manager, DART (Domestic
Abuse Response Team) Program Manager, Development Director, and The
Resourceful Woman Thrift Store Manager.
- Oversight of the operational and fiscal integrity of the
organization within established policies.
- Assess organizational capacity to implement strategies and
identify gaps in systems and staffing.
- Remain informed on operational issues, with the ability to
quickly address any issues that might arise, as well as forecast
- Attend all Board of Directors meetings and committee
- Report to the Board of Directors; assist, when requested, with
- Participate in 20 hours of training each year, as required by
- Manage organizational spending; monitor budget compliance and
mitigate financial risks.
- Responsible for monitoring fiscal viability and objectives of
- Closely collaborate with the Development Manager and Board to
ensure the continued improvement of new unrestricted-funds
donations to meet fiscal needs of the agency.
- Oversight of all funding initiatives to include overseeing
grant writing, submitting requests for funding, maintaining donor
relationships, writing and supervising annual appeal, oversight for
The Resourceful Woman Thrift Shop, and advocacy with current and
- Ensure the flow of funds permits LAWS to make continuous
progress toward the achievement of its mission and that those funds
are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future
- Oversee the formulation and execution of comprehensive
marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure
consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenue from
major donors, foundations, government agencies, and
- Work with the Board and consultant in planning and
implementation of potential capital campaigns. -
- Monitor annual audit for timely presentation to Board and
- Create and grow relationships with funders and with government
and community representatives. Compliance
- Provide oversight to ensure grant compliance and completion of
objectives for all agency programs.
- Ensure no fraud, waste, abuse, or supplantation, and compliance
with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
- Ensure all required grant and funder reports are submitted
timely and that data entry accurately reflect LAWS services.
- Act as signatory for all contract grant proposals. Public
Relations & Community Impact
- Engage in local, regional, and statewide meetings addressing
child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault (to include but
not limited to: MDT, SART, DART, DVSC, etc.). Facilitate and/or
participate as appropriate and necessary. -
- Network public and nonprofit community agencies, regional DVSA
organizations, statewide stakeholders, and allied professionals to
collaborate in efforts to ensure quality services and effective
policies are in place.
- Responsible for the overall impact of LAWS on the community,
with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive
- Work closely with the Board and staff to craft and adapt the
strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the
funds to support it.
- Establish and build relationships with leaders in the
community, including those representing the private, government and
non-profit sectors. Represent the agency with donors, media, other
agencies, organizations, and the public.
- Present to community groups, prepare and provide agency
trainings as requested. Leadership Attributes and Skills
- Mission Driven/Client Centered: A commitment to the philosophy,
mission, and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to
survivors' and children's issues, sharing a belief in helping to
create a society free from violence, and in working in a
- Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal,
non-verbal, verbal, and written communication.
- Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity,
inclusivity, belonging, collaboration, and teamwork.
- Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude and
approach to high-trauma work.
- Ability to set boundaries: Ability to deal with emotional
situations and difficult circumstances, this person must set
boundaries to avoid becoming personally involved with those they
- Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time
management and organizational skills.
- Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking
required for goals and to problem-solve crises and evaluate
effectiveness of program and outcomes. Qualifications
- Minimum of 5 years leadership experience required
- Interpersonal/Family violence (DV, SA, child abuse) and/or
nonprofit social service background preferred
- Prior experience working in victim services agency; knowledge
of grants and financial management; and experience working with
non-profit boards are all desirable. Additional Information LAWS
has retained Capital Development Services (CapDev) to assist with
professional recruitment. Candidates should include a cover letter
and a resume. All material will be kept confidential. Additional
inquiries may be directed to CapDev -at email@example.com .
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