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Child and Family Advocacy Center of South Central Minnesota Hiring Executive Director

The CFAC is a neutral, child-safe place where children and adolescents visit after they may have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual exploitation, or witnessed a violent crime. At the CFAC, a multidisciplinary team comes together to help the child or adolescent and their caregiver get the support they need. The multi-disciplinary team consists of professionals in law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medicine, and advocacy. The multidisciplinary team also includes victim-centered advocates who provide on-going support to the child or adolescent and the caregiver of the victim throughout and after the criminal justice process. At the CFAC, a trained forensic interviewer conducts an interview and then the team collaborates to make decisions about the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of the case.

Executive Director Job Description
Deadline to apply: March 18, 2019

The Executive Director is the key management and operational leader of CFAC. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, day-to-day operations, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key responsibilities include, but are not limited to fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors (“the Board”).

1) Board Governance: Working with the Board to fulfill the organizational mission. The Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Leading in a manner that supports the CFAC’s mission;
  • Communicating effectively with the Board;
  • Managing and overseeing multiple grant budgets; and
  • Providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions relating to the CFAC.

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Developing resources sufficient to ensure the financial health and fiscal integrity of the CFAC. The Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Creating and submitting a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements;
  • Fiscal management, ensuring maximum resource utilization and maintenance;
  • Assuring that assigned areas of responsibilities are performed in accordance with grant and/or other funding and performs cost control activities as needed;
  • Fundraising, grant writing, and developing resources necessary to support the mission of the CFAC; and
  • Adhering to financial limits for contracts and expenditures set forth by the Board.

3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Ensuring that the CFAC mission is fulfilled through operations, programs, strategic planning, and community outreach. The Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Implementing the CFAC’s operations and programs that carry out the mission;
  • Strategic planning to ensure that the CFAC fulfills its mission into the future; and
  • Enhancing the image of the CFAC by actively and visibly working with the community and other professional, civic, and private organizations to carry out the mission.

4) Organization Operations: Overseeing and implementing appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the CFAC are appropriate consistent with the mission. The Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Establishing and administering policies and procedures for day-to-day operations;
  • Hiring and retaining competent, qualified staff;
  • Supervising and collaborating with CFAC staff; and
  • Reviewing and signing all notes, agreements, service contracts, and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the CFAC as directed by the Board.

5) Multidisciplinary Team: Working with the Multidisciplinary Team (“MDT”) to ensure collaboration regarding CFAC cases. The Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing the schedule for, location of, and facilitation of MDT Case Review Meetings in accordance with National Children’s Alliance standards; and
  • Ensuring forensic interviewers and medical providers providing services to the CFAC participate in Peer Review in accordance with National Children’s Alliance standards.


  • Serving as the primary spokesperson to constituents, the media, and the general public;
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with various local, regional, and national organizations and utilizing those relationships to strategically enhance the CFAC’s mission; and
  • Overseeing marketing and other communications efforts.


  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment;
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership experience; and
  • A willingness to travel and reliable transportation.


  • 3 – 5 years of senior nonprofit management experience;
  • Grant management experience;
  • Budget management experience, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting;
  • Strong organizational skills including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation;
  • Experience in a start-up organization or newly formed non-profit;
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector;
  • Experience in conflict resolution and managing expectations;
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members, volunteers, and potential donors;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff;
  • Strong public speaking ability and experience; and
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to learn quickly.


  • The CFAC offers a competitive salary and benefits.

This is a full-time, exempt position, with typical hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, occasional travel, and evening hours as necessary to carry out the duties detailed above.

The grant is currently being managed by the Blue Earth County Attorney’s Office and will be transitioned after the CFAC obtains non-profit status.

The application for this position will remain open until March 18, 2019. Please submit a resume and a cover letter via email to

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