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  • My Sister's Place-Executive Director

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  • Overview

    My Sister’s Place, Inc. (MSP) is seeking an Executive Director with significant management experience to oversee an organization with distinctive strengths and opportunities. During the current fiscal year, MSP is reinvigorating the foundation and major gifts fundraising efforts while continuing to grow our relationships with government funders. The ideal candidate will have strong managerial, administrative, and fundraising experience with a background in domestic violence or women’s issues advocation. The candidate shall have worked effectively with or on at least one Board of Directors, shall be able to attend to multiple matters simultaneously all while continuing to inspire and motivate staff and board members of MSP's mission. The Executive Director will partner with the Board of Directors in creating a long-term strategic direction for the agency and will be responsible for implementation of that direction.


    Please email cover letter detailing specific qualifications for this position, along with a current resume to:, with “Executive Director” in the subject line.

    Email only, please. No calls will be accepted.


    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.

    Additional Qualifications:

    • 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.

    About My Sister's Place:


    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.


    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.


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