Opportunity: Executive Director at the Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches

Opportunity: Executive Director at the Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches
Mission: The Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches exists to educate and empower individuals to make life affirming choices.

General Description:
The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the WRC, assisting the Board in fulfilling its governance function and to give direction and leadership toward the achievement of WRC philosophy, mission, vision, strategies, and its annual goals and objectives.

Position Described:
1. The Executive Director is a full-time employee of the Women’s Resource Center.
2. Maintain and support open commitment to Jesus Christ, promote sanctity of human life, be an active member of a local church, and agree with the WRC principles and statement of faith.

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university is preferred.
2. Three (3) years of accounting experience.
3. Excellent verbal skills, writing skills, ability to communicate well with Center personnel, Board of Directors, funding resources, public media, agencies of local government, and have expertise in public speaking. Some travel is required.
4. Personnel management experience and demonstrated ability to maintain strong working relationships with employees, volunteers, public agencies, and organizations serving the community,
5. Practice excellent time management, and balance multiple functions.

Duties and Functions: The Director Will:

a. Always reflect the positive side of her own personal relationship with Jesus Christ and inspire the staff to do likewise, and demonstrate consistent servant leadership.

b. Provide confidential peer-counseling with Center clients giving empathetic support to make life affirming decisions.

c. Be prepared to present or supervise presentations to public school students regarding risks and consequences of teen pregnancy and health related issues regarding sexually transmitted diseases.

c. Maintain current compliance – legal and operational directives, fund and grant requirements, standard operations procedures, and training of all Center personnel in allotted positions.

Principal Activities:

1. Client Files
2. Client Needs
3. Center Needs
Answering phone and handle calls on a daily basis, including machine messages
Assisting volunteers in helping with copier, finding files, questions, etc.
Shredding of confidential documents
Oversee the receiving of material donations and maintaining database of all donors

4. Events

5. Program development and client services – Oversees planning, marketing, promotion, client service delivery, and continuous quality improvement of programs and client services. Maintain “best practices” that are current for a pregnancy help medical clinic.

6. Financial, Non-Profit status, Risk and Facilities Management: Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and efficiently manages WRC resources within budgetary guidelines according to current policies and procedures, and legal rules and regulations

7. Human Resource Management: Oversees the management of personnel resources of WRC according to Board approved personnel policies that fully conform to current labor laws and regulations. Able to recruit, train, and manage volunteer staff.

8. Community and Public Relations: Assures that WRC and its mission, programs and
client services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to current and potential stakeholders.

9. Fundraising: Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach potential donors and funders, and submitting proposals for grants. Administrating fundraising records, and able to maintain appropriate documentation and accountability for smaller and on-going major grants.

This is a full-time position; salary depends on qualifications and in line with salary guidelines established by the Board of Directors.

Available on a regular basis nights and weekends for speaking engagements & presentations. Available to attend training seminars and conferences Some travel required. The above statements are intended to the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The board of directors retains the right to add or to change duties, education/experience/skills requirement of the position at any time.

Women’s Resource Center
107 North St
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318) 357-8888

This job description may change without notice. EOE.