LAWS Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services -
Company: Capital Development Services
Posted on: July 25, 2022
Job DescriptionCompany 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, VAHistoric
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. ResponsibilitiesExecutive Leadership & Strategic
- 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
accreditation.Development & Financial Management
- 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
- Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
- 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.
Proposed salary range: $135,000 - $150,000 annually, plus
benefitsLAWS 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
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