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Chief Executive Officer
Post Date: 08/09/22   Company: Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Job Description:



Chief Executive Officer

Employer: Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Location: Tallahassee, Florida or Remote (within the State of Florida)

Who We Are

The Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence (FPEDV) is a new membership-based, nonprofit (501c3) formed in collaboration to include the 41 federally certified domestic violence centers in the state of Florida. Positioned to become Florida’s new domestic violence coalition, FPEDV is inclusive, supports a diverse membership and service model, and upholds the highest ethical standards for fiscal accountability and program effectiveness serving women, men, and children who are survivors of domestic violence in every Florida county.

Our Values

FPEDV collaborates with and supports communities through partnerships based on our core values of transparency, integrity, and inclusiveness. With a foundation of open communication, principled accountability, and meaningful alliances, FPEDV is committed to its vision of a state free from domestic violence, where everyone is safe to live with equality, justice, and hope.

What We Do

FPEDV member organizations are the experts on domestic violence and delivering services efficiently and effectively. FPEDV will provide essential support to its members through training, technical assistance, advocacy, and education, drawing on national networks and resources. Our mission is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting safe families and communities through empowerment-based advocacy; providing technical assistance to centers and providers; and engaging in systems and social change.


  • Provides education, support, and technical assistance for DV service providers to effectively operate emergency shelter and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their dependents
  • Serves as an information clearinghouse, primary point of contact, and resource center on domestic violence in the state of Florida; follows and provides updates on relevant national developments
  • Supports the development of policies, protocols, and procedures to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention in Florida
  • Works cooperatively with all related state and federal agencies to provide the highest level of safety and services to adult and children survivors of domestic violence


Why Does Florida Need a Domestic Violence Coalition?

State domestic violence coalitions were initiated through the federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to coordinate a statewide domestic violence response. Each state must have one federally recognized domestic violence coalition to access the federal funding from FVPSA that is critical to support statewide domestic violence services.

  • Nationally, domestic violence coalitions are critical partners with government, private industry, nonprofit and faith-based communities, and other stakeholders to effectively coordinate and improve the safety-net of services available to victims and their dependents
  • FPEDV is in the process of becoming the federally recognized domestic violence coalition to access and protect federal funding for Florida’s 41 certified domestic violence centers, to coordinate statewide service improvements and address emerging issues, or to provide essential technical assistance and training on issues that affect domestic violence survivors to local programs

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Chief Executive Officer Position Summary

FPEDV is searching for its first chief executive officer who will report to the Board of Directors, lead the organization by taking responsibility for guiding and directing the activities of FPEDV, all while maintaining focus on the survivors we serve. The CEO is responsible for the overall administration of FPEDV’s mission, objectives, services, and initiatives. Additionally, the CEO ensures the achievement of short and long-term strategic, programmatic, and financial goals. FPEDV works to foster change in economic, social, and political systems and brings leadership expertise and best practices to Florida’s domestic violence programs and communities engaged in ending domestic violence across the lifespan. On the individual level, the CEO will work to further their personal capacity to foster an environment of cultural inclusivity and sensitivity that will serve as a solid foundation for all work conducted by FPEDV. The CEO is responsible for overseeing all operations while ensuring all policies and guidelines established by the Board of Directors are upheld.


Primary Responsibilities for the Chief Executive Officer

Advance the collective vision and strategy of the Coalition

  • Oversee the development and implementation of a board-based strategic plan
  • Work cooperatively with the Board of Directors to provide vision and direction for the organization
  • Clearly communicate the vision and strategy to others

Organizational Leadership and Board Governance

  • Ensures that the Board of Directors has the tools and information needed to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities
  • Supports the Board, including the ongoing work of Board recruitment, engagement, committee work, and leadership development
  • Provide supervision and support to staff members
  • Lead staff effectively, especially through times of organizational evolution and change
  • Conduct performance assessments in a manner that supports achievement of the organizational mission and goals
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing organizational plans, in concert with FPEDV’s goals and objectives pertaining to inclusiveness and diversity
  • Oversees regular program evaluation processes, including compliance with federal, state, local and funder regulations
  • Maintains a current knowledge of significant developments and trends in the domestic violence movement by participating in national and statewide convenings to maintain a knowledge of trends and best practices

Financial Planning, Management and Fund Development

  • Oversees sound financial plans, practices, and compliance, and is accountable for current year operating and capital budgets, ensuring that FPEDV operates within budget guidelines, as approved by the Board of Directors
  • Prepares annual budget for Board of Directors approval in collaboration with the Board Treasurer; Conducts official correspondence and executes legal documents
  • Oversee all fiscal systems to ensure financial soundness and compliance
  • Ensures that adequate and sustainable funds are available to successfully conduct business
  • Leads successful fundraising with individual donors, foundations, and government sources
  • Lead long-term fiscal planning

Community and Public Relations

  • Acts as a spokesperson to publicly promote the activities of FPEDV, its programs, and goals, including by providing testimony at state and federal legislative bodies, and delivering keynote speeches and presentations
  • Act as chief media contact for the Coalition
  • Develops and maintains sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community leaders, groups, organizations, funders, and donors
  • Analyzes and advocates on domestic violence issues by creating strong partnerships and building networks of services and/or options that positively impact those affected by domestic violence across the lifespan
  • Develops and maintains open communication and supportive working relationships with center members to enhance their ability to deliver effective services
  • Build marketing and communications systems for the organization in collaboration with staff members

Human Resources Planning and Management

  • Oversees the coaching and mentoring of staff to ensure the possession of skills needed to successfully complete their duties and responsibilities
  • Oversees recruitment, employment, and release of paid staff, consultants, and volunteers
  • Oversees the development of job descriptions, implementation of regular performance evaluations and ensures that sound human resource practices are in place
  • Leads an effective senior staff team, ensuring appropriate succession planning efforts are in place
  • Encourages and promotes staff and volunteer development and educational opportunities
  • Promotes active and broad participation by volunteers
  • Determines staffing patterns necessary to accomplish the work of the organization.
  • Assists program staff in relating their specialized work to the overall work of FPEDV.
  • Maintains a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse, quality staff.

Strive for and promote best practices in all programs

  • Disseminate information and new knowledge in the field of intimate partner violence among all programs, and work with staff and member organizations to development strategies for improvement
  • Develop relationships and collaborations with local, state, and national partners to ensure access to current best practices in the field
  • Work with member organizations to incorporate direct service and prevention best practices in Florida
  • Identify best practices being developed in Florida and promote them in the state and in national networks

Position Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence dynamics; Professional experience with, and an understanding of, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking issues, and a demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work and ending violence against women, men, and children
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and grow a non-profit organization, including demonstrated ability to successfully manage complex, multi-faceted and political relationships
  • Ability to create and promote a strong, strategic vision for the future
  • Knowledge of legislative, legal, policy and practical day-to-day issues affecting domestic violence victims and survivors at the local, state, and federal level
  • The ability to inspire others, communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external audiences, and bring stories and events to life
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible executive leadership experience including administrative experience in complex budgeting, staff supervision, fundraising, and working with, or on, a board of directors
  • Deep understanding of nonprofit organization operations, preferably a membership organization and/or an organization that provides services to individuals affected by domestic abuse
  • Ability to identify and access resources for growth including through grant writing and management, and fundraising experience, with demonstrated history that includes generating new revenue
  • A proven track record of upholding diversity and diverse viewpoints, and the ability to promote critical thinking and have challenging discussions to end oppression and promote real change
  • Possesses analytical and advocacy abilities and demonstrated ability to analyze data
  • Knowledge of the uniqueness and complexities of a statewide coalition of local organizations from urban and rural areas
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback, and reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines
  • Strong leadership, administrative, negotiation, grant-writing, presentation, and networking skills
  • The flexibility, adaptability, and ability to respond effectively to the demands of the moment; dedicated, energetic and detail-oriented; thrives in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong team building and leadership skills to effectively manage FPEDV activities through vision, strategic planning, and expertise
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to elicit a commitment to, and advancement of, the mission and vision of the organization
  • Computer literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • QuickBooks experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Also required: An ability to read, write and converse in English; tolerate prolonged sitting or standing; possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintain a restorative nature and sense of humor throughout; ability to engage in extensive in-state travel, and when needed, national travel

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please email all items below, combined into one document, to no later than August 20, 2022. Please note that the search may conclude before this deadline or be extended based on qualified candidates who have responded.

  1. Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications for the Chief Executive Officer position, including how you see your role in accomplishing the mission of FPEDV, addressed to:  Linda Oberhaus, President, FPEDV Board of Directors
  2. An updated detailed resume
  3. Three professional references – please include their names, relationship to you, and their contact information

Please note:

  • References will not be contacted until a candidate has been notified
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.
  • All inquiries and interactions with potential candidates are kept in strict confidence.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of general duties and minimum levels of work that will be required.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive explanation of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Board of Directors and mission and philosophy of FPEDV.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary for this position is $150,000.00.

In lieu of traditional benefits, FPEDV will provide an allowance of 20% to help the chosen candidate purchase their own benefits.

PTO of four weeks per year will be offered as well.  Federal and state holidays, as well as other dates, will be granted in addition to PTO.

Applicants must live in Florida and relocation expenses are not being offered as part of this package.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process can contact Linda Oberhaus, President, FPEDV Board of Directors at (239) 775-3862 or