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My Sister’s Place is a supportive place to work, which combines community-based services with a high level of clinical professionalism. We provide free health insurance, generous leave, and a number of other benefits.
MSP is currently seeking to fill the below positions. No calls or emails please.
Executive Director – Full Time
My Sister’s Place, Inc. (MSP) is a community based non-profit organization that provides comprehensive and holistic direct services via intervention, prevention, educational programs, and services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. MSP seeks to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence. For more than 40 years, MSP has been an innovator in changing lives by providing DC’s first hotline and first domestic violence shelter, and now by taking a public health approach to the epidemic of domestic violence. As DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, MSP has served as a cornerstone of the District of Columbia’s response to this pressing public health issue since 1979.
MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care from immediate crisis on our hotline through transitional-to-permanent housing. Our experienced team of professional social workers provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive. MSP also provides training, case consultation, and advocacy to engage communities to prevent violence and abuse. Our goal is to end domestic violence, and empower everyone to build healthy lives and relationships. My Sister’s Place has the only shelter in Washington, DC for women and their children. MSP also has community programs, the 24-hour Hotline, the Reaching Independence through Survivor Empowerment (RISE) program, which helps women and their children by providing subsidized rent and services to keep them safely housed, post-shelter services to those who go to other housing, the Latino Outreach Program, a cutting edge Batterer Intervention Program, and related services in the community.
Under the supervision and direction of a Board of Directors, the Executive Director has responsibility and decision-making authority for the organizational leadership, programs, financial management, facilities management, fundraising, and external relations of MSP. The Executive Director is also responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include building MSP’s profile through fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The staff, overseen by the Executive Director, is dedicated to the mission, and serve in program, social work, and administrative capacities. My Sister’s Place employs more than 20 full-time and part-time staff, primarily at its shelter. The administrative offices are located in the historic U Street corridor.
We are seeking a dynamic, experienced executive director or senior staff member with significant management responsibility to oversee an organization with distinctive strengths and opportunities. During the current fiscal year, we are reinvigorating our foundation and major gifts fundraising efforts as well as continuing our strong relationships with government funders. The ideal candidate has strong administrative and fundraising experience, some background in domestic violence or women’s issues, has worked effectively with at least one Board of Directors, is able to attend to multiple matters simultaneously, can inspire and motivate staff and board members, will partner with the Board in creating a long-term strategic direction for the agency and is able to implement that direction.
- Strategic Leadership
- Actively provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that MSP has the appropriate operational controls, administrative procedures, and fiscal approach necessary to provide quality services to its clients.
- Partner with the Board to develop a strategic plan with Board of Directors’ involvement, to include the establishment of MSP’s short and long-term strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities.
- Work with Program staff to develop strategic program objectives, staffing models, development strategies, and appropriate budgets.
- Promote and support staff development.
- Provide strategic fund development leadership.
- Work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure required governance and day-to-day organizational leadership that results in MSP meeting or exceeding its strategic and operational goals.
- Serve as a staff liaison to the Board of Directors, attend all Board meetings, and attend Board committee meetings as needed.
- Ensure the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of MSP and all important factors influencing it.
- Partner with the Board regarding strategic alliances and messaging to community partners and funders.
- Operational Leadership
- Lead, manage, organize, and motivate staff.
- Directly supervise management staff.
- Implement policies and procedures adopted by the Board.
- Ensure compliance with licensing, government, and funder regulations and requirements.
- Financial Management
- Direct fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, follow all applicable financial policies and procedures, and ensure maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Ensure that effective accounting and financial management practices are developed as needed, followed, administered in accordance with MSP policies, and comply with federal and local laws.
- Community Relations and Fundraising
- Promote increased awareness of MSP’s mission and programs among civic leaders, local government officials, business leaders, and the public, engaging and strengthening their relationships with MSP.
- Oversee all public relations and media activities, including the development of a public relations strategy and implementation plan and serve as the official MSP spokesperson.
- Ensure that local and national public policy issues related to MSP operations and domestic violence in general are monitored, and take the necessary action to respond to policy initiatives.
- Implement the agency fundraising strategy.
- Oversee grants, contracts, and implementation of fundraising activities required to meet programmatic needs and goal timelines.
- Maintain current funders and donors, and expand funding.
- Degree in management, social services, or related field or comparable experience, with more than ten (10+) years of increasing management responsibility, of which three or more are in in senior management, with a direct service organization.
- Experience of all aspects of managing an organization.
- Track record of exercising strategic leadership.
- Strong skills in raising the profile of an organization.
- 5+ years non-profit financial experience with a 501(c)(3) grant and donation funded organization.
- 3+ years’ proven track record with community and government relations outreach.
- Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse staff and significant knowledge of staff development.
- Track record of effective fund maintenance and development.
- Strong written and oral communications skills.
- Effective networking abilities.
- Experience serving under a Board.
- Commitment to the mission and values of MSP.
- Strong ability to work independently.
- Strong and effective management, interpersonal, organizational, team leadership and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and collaborate with a staff.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Strong organizational abilities.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals.
Equal Opportunity: My Sister’s Place (MSP) is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer with a drug-free environment. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at MSP are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. MSP will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
Please send a cover letter detailing specific qualifications for this position, along with a current resume, email only please, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Executive Director” in the subject line. No calls will be accepted.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Community Programs Manager – Full Time
We’re looking for a program manager with clinical supervisory experience and a background in—and passion for—working with DV populations.
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of program management experience, including 2-3 years of clinical supervisory experience, experience working with marginalized populations, very strong management speaking and writing skills, great multitasking ability, and a strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively. A Master’s in Social Work with a LICSW (District of Columbia) or LCSW-C license is required. Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.
DV Consultant/Social Worker – Part Time
We’re looking for an experienced and licensed social worker who will be co-located full-time at CFSA, and will serve as an onsite clinical DV Consultant. The DV Consultant will be part of a small clinical team at CFSA developed to provide DV-specific consultation, technical assistance, and training to CFSA staff who provide child welfare services.
The ideal candidate is flexible, organized, able to work across interdisciplinary teams, and a great communicator, and has one year of DV experience, and experience with group facilitation and training, child welfare, crisis intervention and trauma-informed service delivery. A Master’s Degree in social work, and a DC LICSW license are required.
Trainer/Facilitator for Batterer’s Intervention group – Contract
The Trainer/Facilitator position is a contractual position that supports the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) being conducted in collaboration with Child and Family Services Administration (CFSA). The BIP program services the male parents and parental figures connected to CFSA as a result of aggression in the home that puts the family at risk of separation.