Executive Director

Website The O'Connell House

The O’Connell House is a new safe home, located north of Boston in the Merrimack Valley, serving adult female victims of sex trafficking who may be single, pregnant, or with a young child. In addition to an Executive Director and a Clinical Program Manager, the program is staffed with Catholic Religious Sisters. The program is seeking to hire an experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic Executive Director. The Executive Director will collaborate and consult with community partners, governmental agencies, medical, financial institutions to plan and manage the delivery of a superior residential program. This is an exciting entrepreneurial start-up environment – one which you should be comfortable with.

The Executive Director is responsible for the supervision of the residents, staff, and physical environment. The Executive Director must possess extensive knowledge of trauma-informed practices and care, a strong ability to solve complex problems, and have excellent decision-making skills, including critical thinking.

Job Title: Executive Director
Job Summary: The Executive Director will oversee the implementation and on-going functions of The O’Connell House for adult female victims of human trafficking and if necessary, the children of these victims, through the performance of the following responsibilities and duties:
Responsibilities and Duties: The Executive Director shall be responsible for:

1. Work intimately with the Catholic Religious Sisters in providing loving care to all residents and bringing the love of Christ to all those who live and work, or volunteer, at the O’Connell House.
2. Overseeing implementation of the mission and vision for all program services in partnership with the O’Connell House. Must have excellent oral and written skills; Directing the program; anticipating emerging trends and responds accordingly;
3. Implementing and complying with policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors;
4. Adhering to all federal and state laws and standards pertaining to the operation of the home; Addressing areas of non-compliance identified by licensing inspections and complaint investigations;
5. Representing The O’Connell House in the community; Attending local events and non-profit meetings; Monitoring community calendars for events;
6. Establishing relationships, MOUs, contracts and letters of support with community partners; Ensuring compliance and licensing necessary for partnership with community agencies;
7. Maintains a mailing list of donors and supporters;
8. Oversees the recruiting, vetting and the use of survivor mentors and volunteers throughout the program;
9. Delegating appropriate responsibilities to other staff, including the responsibility of being in charge of the facility during his/her absence;
10. Recruiting qualified staff and employing, supervising, evaluating, training, and terminating employment; Providing leadership and carrying supervisory authority in relation to all departments of the facility;
11. Determines funding proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), to government, foundations and other grant-making organizations;
12. Assembles and submits grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and narratives; Providing guidance and support to others regarding grant guidelines and procedures; governing state, federal, and private grant proposal submissions; and reviewer expectations; Adheres to reporting schedules and facilitates development and submission of reports in accordance with state, federal and private grantee requirements and expectations;
13. Providing consultation to the Board of Directors in carrying out their responsibilities, interpreting for them the needs of residents and children of residents, needed policy revision recommendations, and assisting in periodic evaluation of services;
14. Supervising facility management including building, maintenance, and purchasing;
15. Reviewing and modifying security measures as needed;
16. Participating with the Board of Directors in interpreting the need for financial support including budget planning; management and auditing;
17. Reporting injuries, deaths, and critical incidents involving residents or children of residents to the appropriate authorities;
18. Supervising the performance of all persons involved in any service, delivery/direct care to residents or children of residents. Supervises program intake and assessment procedures, oversees therapy treatment plans, monitor scheduling, transportation needs, liaison with local healthcare facilities and help with processes involved in emergencies, etc.
19. Advocating effectively on behalf of clients given their cultural needs.
20. Directing and growing the O’Connell House Programming including but not limited to: Education, work experience, life skills, wholistic care, therapeutic programming, mentorship programming, etc. (All who work directly with victims/survivors should be trained in Trauma Informed Care.)

Level of Education: Degree in a social service field, master’s level experience highly preferred; Special consideration for licensed mental health professionals able to supervise interns.
Work Experience: Experience in managing a group home for women and/or adolescents. Experience working in sexual or domestic violence, substance abuse and/or human trafficking
programs preferred, Emergency/Mental Health/Healthcare management experience
highly desired

Qualifications and Skills: The Executive Director shall meet one of the following qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in a human services field or in administration, business, or a related field and one year of work experience in a human service agency;
2. Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or in administration, business, or a related field, and at least two years of work experience in a human service agency;
3. Six years of work experience in a human services field or a combination of undergraduate education and work experience in a human services field for a total of six years. Fifteen credit hours substitute for six months of work experience not to exceed 60 credit hours.

Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation
Salary Range: Starts at $75,000 depending on experience and with performance bonus opportunities to $95,000 annually.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@theoconnellhouse.org