Prevention Director

Job Title: Prevention Director
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Approved By: CEO

Purpose & Summary of Position:

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 and requires high energy and maturity. It also requires the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position prevention programmatic discussions at both strategic and tactical levels while informing national prevention initiatives.

Priority Functions/Accountabilities:

  • 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 policymaking, 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.”
  • 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.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations are available to ndividuals with disabilities.

  • Demonstrate 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, detail oriented and thrives in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to multitask 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 and 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’s 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.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: 

  • Ability to read, write and converse in English.
  • Ability 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.

TCFV intends the above statements to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed. They do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  TCFV will require the employee to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the supervisor and mission and philosophy of TCFV.

Interested in this position? We’d love to hear from you! Complete our application and send it, along with your resume and cover letter, to Karen Smithson.

***Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. TCFV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCFV does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, childbirth, family medical history or genetic information, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.