Executive Director

POSITION:  Executive Director

FUNCTION:  The Executive Director has internal, board oriented and public oriented responsibilities. Working with the Board of Directors. the Executive Director will set the strategic direction and goals of the organization and will ultimately be responsible for the success of those goals. The Executive Director is responsible overseeing the staff, programs, expansion, and the execution of its mission. The Executive Director is the public face of the organization.


Education and experience
 Advanced degree preferred
 Five years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
 Connection to the Domestic Violence cause
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Strong and persuasive written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively speak and make presentations in both small and large group settings.
 Experience working with a culturally diverse staff
 Strong foundation in collaborative leadership
 Knowledge of all federal and state legislation applicable to House of Ruth
 Experience working with community stakeholders
 Ability to effectively navigate issues related to human resources management
 Financial management
 Project management experience
Proficiency in the use of technology for:
 Report writing
 Finance management
 E-mail and communications
 Research
Personal characteristics
 Passionate about people, social justice, the women’s movement, and the field of domestic violence
 Warm, charismatic, and approachable
 Flexible and creative
 Stubbornly conscientious
 Culturally Sensitive
 Bilingual (preferred)

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House of Ruth Executive Director Job Description

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@cnmsocal.org.

Please use as a subject heading “House of Ruth, Executive Director” and your last name.