Executive Director Position

Haven House


Job Posting

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and employment application to the Haven House Board President, Laura Dendinger at [email protected] by October 16th, 2020.

The employment application can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PURPOSE:  To provide leadership for the agency.  Oversee and manage finances, staff, advocacy services, outreach services, public relations, and public awareness.  To provide advocacy, information, referral services, case management, and follow-up services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.


Supervisor: Board of Directors

Classification: Salaried Exempt

Time Commitment: Full-time (40 hours per week).  Flexible hours, generally weekdays, but some evenings, late nights, and weekends.

                                                Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday



Bachelor’s degree in a related field required

Experience leading a nonprofit organization

Experience writing and managing local, state, & federal grants

Financial management experience

Proficient in using Quick Books & Microsoft Office software

Experience in Human Relations and all aspects of employee supervision

Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking

Proven ability to remain calm in crisis situations and work sensitively with clients

Ability to facilitate fundraising activities

Dedication to the mission of Haven House

Ability to work independently in all areas

High level of attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Maturity, honesty, and a non-judgmental attitude

Valid drivers license, vehicle, and insurance

Clearance on all required background checks



  1. Direct the agency in accordance with the Board of Directors’ approved policies and procedures.
  2. Responsible for the financial management of the program such as grant writing, and formulating annual budget, as well as on-going financial affairs of the agency,
  3. Responsible (directly or through staff) for the grant management, record keeping, reporting and documentation. Submits all required reports in a timely manner.
  4. Develop and maintain positive community relations, promote public awareness and understanding, and engender community appreciation of Haven Houses’ mission and programs.
  5. Responsible for personnel management. Hires, supervises and evaluates all program staff. Ensures adequate training is provided for all staff.
  6. Oversees advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and their children. When needed, assists staff with such advocacy services.
  7. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  8. Maintain a positive, professional working relationship with all Haven House staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and all outside agency business related contacts.
  9. Conform with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as all Haven House policies and procedures.
  10. Attend local, state, or national training and the Nebraska Network of Programs Director’s Days to enhance knowledge on issues relevant to services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and dating violence and stalking.



    1. Develop and implement short and long range plans, policies, and programs in accordance with the Board of Directors.
    2. Plan, review, analyze and evaluate operations and programs of the agency.
    3. Attend Board of Directors meetings.
    4. Prepare and submit all required reports, keep Board of Directors informed of agency’s work, and recommend policy. Participate in Board of Directors committee activities, assist in preparation of agenda for all meetings, and orient new Board of Directors members.
    5. Prepare and submit (directly or through staff) all required statistical reports for funding sources.
    1. Prepare annual operating budget for approval by Board of Directors
    2. Manage financial affairs of the agency.
    3. Prepare grant requests for public and/or private funds.
    4. Prepare and submit all required financial reports for all funding sources and Board of Directors.
    1. Approves agency agreements and contracts associated with routine agency business at Board of Directors direction.
    2. Oversees maintenance and management of facilities.
    3. Act as liaison between staff and Board of Directors.
    1. Represent Haven House in the communities of five county service areas, maintain positive community relations.
    2. Provide informational trainings, in-services, and workshops to public and private organizations, and any other interested groups.
    3. Travel throughout the service area to distribute brochures, posters, and informational materials.
    1. Recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
    2. Administer agency personnel policies.
    3. Develop and implement an organizational staffing structure that optimizes program efficiency.
    4. Provide staff supervision through periodic staff meetings and evaluations.
    1. Oversees advocacy and emergency shelter services provided by Haven House staff to survivors and their children.
    2. Provide or assist staff as needed with the delivery of advocacy and emergency shelter services to survivors and their children.
    3. Provide transportation to survivors and their children as necessary and reasonable.
    4. Facilitate/co-facilitate support groups for survivors.
  7. OTHER
    1. Performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


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