Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence Job Posting

Consultant/Contractor to Serve as Executive Director

Location: Columbus, Ohio (consultant may also work at times from a home-based office) Travel is required in and out of state.

Classification: Independent Consultant/Contractor, temporary, 35 hours per week (grant funded)

Compensation: This positions is contractual and hourly rate is negotiable, no benefits are included

Overview of Organization

The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) is a newly formed statewide membership organization. OAESV's mission is to work to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of survivors and co-survivors of sexual violence. The organizational culture and core operating values are based on the recognition that all forms of oppression are interrelated and that to end sexual violence as a society we must work to end other forms of oppression. The elimination of gender inequality and other forms of systemic oppression are an integral part of sexual and intimate partner violence prevention and intervention work. OAESV's ultimate goal is to achieve human rights and social justice for all Ohioans.

Key Qualifications

OAESV is seeking an executive director with visionary leadership, a deep passion for social change, and the capacity to influence systems' responses to sexual violence. This dedicated and compassionate professional will bring a wealth of experience to help establish and guide this new organization as he/she coordinates OAESV's activities pertaining to public policy, advocacy, training, and technical assistance. This is a unique opportunity to help establish a not-for-profit organization that collectively speaks to the needs and issues, at a state-level, of sexual assault survivors and co-survivors and those providing service and support to them. OAESV will also join the alliance of coalitions across the country working to end rape and sexual violence.

Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director is generally responsible for the following:

* Providing leadership to the organization and overseeing its day-to-day operations;
* Overseeing effective management of the organization's financial resources;
* Being the external face and voice of OAESV to partners, membership organizations, rape and sexual assault stakeholders, legislators, and elected public officials;
* Working closely with stakeholders and continuously developing new mutually beneficial partnerships;
* Creating and sustaining OAESV as a reputable, thriving organization with great integrity that public and private sectors seek as a partner;
* Cultivating financial and other community support to sustain OAESV;
* Facilitating a strong working relationship with the board of directors and its committees; and
* Serving as an outspoken and respected advocate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates for this position will have acute business acumen and a track record of financial sustenance and growth as they cultivate leadership and management to support and sustain that success. They will also share a deep commitment to the mission of OAESV and to the individuals served and supported by OAESV's membership agencies.

OAESV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultural
diversity and strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For more information, please contact Kara Porter at karap@clevelandrcc.org or (216)619-6194 x106

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