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17 Long Avenue
Greenfield, MA 01301

Company Description:
The New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT)
is the rape crisis and domestic violence center of Franklin County and the North Quabbin.
We are here to serve survivors, of every race, gender, class and background.
All our survivor services are free of charge.
We do not require health insurance or proof of citizenship.

Our services are available in English and Spanish;
we have access to a multi-language interpreter program for other languages as well.
Our buildings are wheelchair accessible.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeSocial Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Required
Preference: Nice to have

NELCWIT’s mission is to eradicate domestic and sexual violence through programs that directly support survivors and by collaborating with others to build safe, anti-racist, just communities where all people have dignity and the opportunity to thrive. Working in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, we offer confidential counseling, advocacy, referrals and other resources to individuals of any gender, sexuality, race, ability, religion or background, with particular attention to people experiencing domestic and sexual violence within marginalized communities. NELCWIT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Direct service employees are members of the local SEIU.

NELCWIT has a shared leadership structure which requires trust, equal voice, and compromise. Together two Co-Executive Directors (Co-EDs) will make decisions regarding the overall operations, finance, resource development and program management. Additionally, you will serve a more specialized role of Co-ED of Programs. The Co-Executive Directors’ roles are:
- Co-Executive Director of Operations, Finance and Administration
- Co-Executive Director of Programs

Aligned with this collaborative leadership approach, there are shared responsibilities within both Co- Executive Director roles. This leadership model is designed as a supportive and accountable partnership. The other Co-Executive Director and the NELCWIT Board of Directors will provide a high level of support. In addition, a trusted leadership consultant will support the Co-EDs, the Board and staff through the 4 – 6 month transition period to this shared leadership structure.
The majority of this role’s time is dedicated to programs. There are key responsibilities, high goals, and expectations within this role, specifically in program management and oversight. This position is responsible for the organization’s programmatic effectiveness in serving Franklin County and the North Quabbin region.

SCOPE OF WORK: Under the general supervision of the NELCWIT Board of Directors, the Co-Executive Directors are responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization. Your leadership includes overseeing planning, oversight and supervisory duties related to each NELCWIT program: Counseling Services, Crisis Intervention Services, SAFEPLAN, DVIP, Legal Advocacy, the Franklin County Children’s Visitation Program, Outreach & Prevention, Community Organizing and Crisis Support volunteers and interns.

Together the Co-EDs will lead, coach, and develop a high performance team, ensure programmatic excellence, and foster a collaborative and professional work environment. Additionally, they will plan, organize, and direct the day-to-day programmatic and fiscal functioning, working with staff, contractors, the Board and volunteers to implement the strategic goals of the organization. The

Co-EDs will also lead the ongoing anti-racism and anti-oppression process for the organization.
The Co-EDs will provide the Board of Directors with monthly updates on key issues affecting the organization and will attend regularly scheduled Board and staff meetings.

Reports to: The NELCWIT Board of Directors
Supervises: Paid staff, contractors, consultants, and volunteers as appropriate

- Provide strategic and direct management of overall operations for program services (as outlined
above), and implementation of the organization’s long-term plans
- Supervise staff, implement and develop programs, program budgets and program reports
- In collaboration with the other Co-ED and program managers, coordinate and ensure effective program delivery, reports, and compliance with all state and federal contracts and funding guidelines
- Ensure adequate staffing in accordance with the union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA),
program budgets and personnel policies (including hiring, training, staff development and evaluation)
- Develop and steward relationships with NELCWIT partners, funders, and supporters
- Work with staff, the Board and its Development Committee to support fundraising efforts and
strategies (grants, special events, individual giving, etc.) and expand revenue opportunities
- Lead, support and implement the ongoing anti-racism and anti-oppression process for the organization
- Serve on appropriate interagency committees with grassroots activist/coalitions, policy makers and community leaders
- In partnership with the Board of Directors and the Co-ED of Operations, Finance & Administration, chart strategy and leverage resources for the continued development of the organization and its staff
- Attend Board meetings and report on program status, successes, challenges, and any needed support.
- Other duties as assigned by the NELCWIT Board of Directors.
- Ensure the employee handbook, policies and procedures are up to date
- Ensure agency compliance with union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), work to
maintain positive relations with union, serve on the negotiation team.
- Represent NELCWIT in the community and with the media. Build vibrant community
partnerships and serve on appropriate interagency committees with grassroots activist/coalitions, policy makers and community leaders.


- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience
- 4 years of management and supervisory experience in nonprofit organization preferred, but will
consider candidates who can demonstrate applicable skill sets
- 4 years of experience and very strong skills in developing and managing organizational and program budgets, including program and contract reporting and compliance
- Demonstrated leadership ability, including staff development, collaboration and strong decision-making skills
- Empathetic, sophisticated understanding of the myriad social, economic and personal issues facing survivors of trauma and/or violence and ability to articulate this understanding to diverse audiences
- Excellent verbal, written communication, and relationship building skills
- Initiative, exceptional organizational skills, good judgment and ability to work independently and
as part of a team
- Ability to model and uphold appropriate boundaries in work with co-workers, supervisors, clients,
and the community including the ability to set limits and label inappropriate behaviors
- The ability to prioritize, negotiate, delegate, give and receive feedback, and work with a variety
of internal and external partners
- Integrity, credibility, and dedication to NELCWIT’s mission
- Demonstrated commitment to ending violence and promoting social justice by actively fighting racism, classism, homophobia, ableism, ageism, and all other forms of oppression
- Willingness to learn about, model, and actively use multicultural awareness in daily work
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Publisher, Excel and Google Suite
- Availability evenings and weekends. Local and regional travel required

Position Status: Executive Position, at-will, salaried, exempt, six month probationary period
Hours of Employment: Monday – Friday, 9a.m. - 5 p.m. Occasional weekend and evening hours
Pay Scale: $70-$80,000 depending on experience and expertise
Benefits: Generous benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurances; Health Flex Spending Account; 403(B) Retirement - 1% of salary automatically contributed by employer
14 paid holidays and very generous Paid Time Off (PTO) NELCWIT accepts applications by mail or email

Send cover letter, resume outlining your qualifications, and a list of three professional references with phone and email contact information. Resumes without a cover letter WILL NOT be considered.

NELCWIT, 17 Long Ave., Greenfield, MA 01301

Attn: Pam Brown – Interim Executive Director
Email: Pamb@nelcwit.org

Closing Date for Resumes: Open until filled

NELCWIT is scent/fragrance free environment.
NELCWIT is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
People of color are encouraged to apply.


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