Job Title: Prevention Director
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date: February 13, 2017
I. Purpose & Summary of Position:
The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a state-wide reach and direct local impact, TCFV, with the collective strength of more than 1000 members, shapes public policy, equips service providers, and initiates strategic prevention efforts.
The Prevention Director provides leadership and is responsible for aligning staff, resources and vision to advance key organizational prevention programming goals and objectives. The Prevention Director leads, develops, and fosters statewide prevention initiatives. This position serves on TCFV’s Leadership team.
Requires high energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position prevention programmatic discussions at both strategic and tactical levels. Participates and informs national prevention initiatives.
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities
A. Project Coordination / Program Delivery
- Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates programs and grassroots community organizing that leverage opportunities for domestic violence prevention strategies.
- Provides direct supervision to prevention staff.
- Makes recommendations to the Leadership team for program and strategy changes and/or improvements.
- Builds, cultivates and maintains networking and advocacy opportunities at state and national levels with those who have the capability to enhance and/or increase strategic prevention initiatives. These initiatives may require training, advocacy, regulatory policy-making, education, collaboration and influence with public and private sectors to improve opportunities for survivors and their families.
- Oversees and leads the development and dissemination of critical knowledge about the prevention of domestic violence, both in the Council and statewide.
- Acts as implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
- Prioritizes program and operational initiatives to meet strategic goals and objectives.
- Highly collaborative style, relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “direct by positive influence.”
B. Financial / Administrative
- Manages agency’s resources responsibly.
- Develops and maintains sound financial practices with contractors and vendors.
- Works with program staff, Finance, and CEO to prepare annual budget.
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability in program development, implementation and evaluation.
- Thorough knowledge of the issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and high degree of confidence in using technology.
- Dedicated, energetic, and detail oriented and thrive in a dynamic environment.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines.
- Self-starter, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
- A minimum of one year progressively responsible experience in a not-for-profit leadership role, which includes providing services to individuals affected by domestic violence.
- A minimum of three years of experience in budgeting, hiring, supervising, and terminating staff.
- Bachelor’ degree in Social Services, Human Services or related field or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing. Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position. The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV.