Position Title: Domestic Violence Program Executive Director
Reports To: Peace River Center Chief Executive Officer
The Executive Director (ED) of the Peace River Center Domestic Violence Program acts as the chief
administrator and is responsible for strategic and operational leadership for the Domestic Violence
Program. The ED -- in partnership with the Advisory Board and the Leadership of the Peace River
Center -- will establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. The ED is accountable for the
overall programmatic and fiscal integrity of the Domestic Violence Program within the framework and
philosophy set by the Advisory Board and the leadership of Peace River Center.
1. Aligns the organization’s vision, initiatives and operations with the strategic plan.
2. Establishes and maintains a good working relationship with the Domestic Violence Program
Advisory Board, including: continual communication with the Board; orienting new Board
members to Peace River Center Domestic Violence Program; providing administrative support to
the Board; and leveraging the resources of the Board to maximum effect to accomplish the
organization's goals and objectives.
3. Provides leadership and management to ensure that the mission and core values of Domestic
Violence Program are put into practice through a relevant, robust strategic plan that is regularly
reviewed and updated.
4. Guides the Peace River Center Domestic Violence Program to achieve and surpass fundraising,
cash flow and business goals and objectives.
5. Guides an annual budget process that promotes effective and efficient use of Peace River
Center’s Domestic Violence Program resources and infrastructure, including but not limited to
information systems, physical plant, employee support and development, and financial
6. Acts as the lead fundraiser and friendraiser throughout the community, working with the Board,
and committees as appropriate to identify, cultivate and maintain working relationships with the
community, professionals in related community service fields, governmental and private
7. Provides for effective public and community relations with the media, stakeholders, justice
system, corporate and service community, as well as the community at large.
8. Establishes systems within which Peace River Center Domestic Violence Program staff and
volunteers operate in compliance with all relevant federal, state and local requirements,
requirements of funders, and accepted practices, processes and procedures.
9. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with funding sources, federal, state and local
government agencies, the justice system and other non-profits.
10. Mentors and develops staff directly and through training/development programming in order to
enhance staff productivity and morale.
11. Is responsible for personnel actions for Domestic Violence Program staff – from hiring to
termination. This includes direct responsibility for those in positions directly reporting to the ED
and accountability for personnel actions taken by other directors/supervisors, as well as
understanding and acting in accordance with Peace River Center policies regarding harassment
and discrimination complaints.
12. Maintains good working relationship with the community, professionals in related community
service fields, governmental and private organizations.
13. Participates in local and state organizations related to Peace River Center Domestic Violence
Program’s vision and is available in an “expert” capacity, either as a speaker or organizer.
14. Develops and implements an effective outreach plan that focuses on the organization’s
constituencies and is directed at the appropriate individual(s) within those constituencies.
Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and
activities may change at any time with or without notice.
This position manages subordinate supervisor(s) who in turn supervise employee(s) and is responsible
for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units. The ED also directly supervises
non-supervisory employees. This position’s responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring and training
employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining
employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of
experience working in the domestic-violence field, or four years minimum experience in an
administrative/management capacity and two years experience working in the domestic-violence field.
(Preferred experience is four years with a multi-service domestic-violence organization.)
Training: The ED must successfully complete 30 hours of domestic-violence competency-based core
training within 90 days of date of employment. Upon successful completion, the ED must register,
according to Section 39.905, Florida Statute, as someone who may claim privilege under Section
90.5036, Florida Statute. That registration must occur as soon as possible, but not later than 10 working
days from completion of the training.
Licensure: The ED must have or obtain a valid Florida driver’s license or Florida identification.
Please see full description of Domestic Violence Program Executive Director Peace River Center for application instructions.