Executive Director - Michigan

Position: Executive Director
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence 
Okemos, Michigan

Posted: 11-16-15

The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) is seeking a new Executive Director with visionary leadership, a commitment to supporting survivors, and the capacity to influence policy and systems’ responses to domestic violence and sexual violence. MCEDSV has provided leadership as the statewide voice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the programs that serve them since 1978. The mission of MCEDSV is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in Michigan.

MCEDSV is a statewide membership organization whose members represent a network of more than 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 200 allied organizations and individuals. MCEDSV provides training, technical assistance, public policy research and advocacy, and forums for resource sharing and networking among members across the state.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for oversight of major functions including but not limited to: Financial Management, Grant and Contract Administration, Program Development and Implementation, Member Services, Public Relations and Communications, Human Resource Management, and Resource Development. The Executive Director works in collaboratively with the Executive Policy Director to affect public policy and establish a policy and program framework that aligns with MCEDSV’s mission and supports member programs and survivors. The Executive Director will oversee the development and implementation of a broad-based strategic plan; work cooperatively with the Board of Directors to provide vision and direction for the organization; and clearly communicate the vision and strategy to others.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

MCEDSV is seeking a leader able to engage staff, the Board of Directors, members, and key stakeholders in the development and execution of strategies in service of MCEDSV’s mission. Candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience working in the domestic and sexual violence field. This position requires at least 5 years of experience at the senior level of non-profit management. Candidates must have acute business acumen. The position requires solid interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to manage effectively through change and transition while exhibiting the highest ethical standards. Candidates must possess the maturity, self-confidence and creativity to provide leadership within a collaborative environment with a highly skilled, dedicated staff. Candidates must also have demonstrated ability to incorporate a multicultural and anti-oppression perspective into all levels of work. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, or related field required. Advanced degree or commensurate experience preferred.

Additional desired qualifications:

Networking skills and the ability to sustain and build partnerships and collaborations with a wide variety of stakeholders; Political savvy and acumen; Commitment to social justice issues.

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history, and brief writing sample (e.g. decision-memo, concept paper, Op-Ed piece, etc.) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 30, 2015. Please use "Executive Director Search" in the subject line. Please do not mail or fax materials to MCEDSV.

Questions may be directed to MCEDSV via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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