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Job Summary: Overview for the Position of Executive Director:

SHEROES United is a Global Movement of Women Who DARE to Change the World through Love. D.A.R.E. equals Dignity. Action. Respect. Education.

SHEROES United is a 501(c)3 organization operating in the Wasatch Front Region (Layton south of Salt Lake City, Utah) with local and international reach.

The hired Executive Director will be in a position to take a previously 100% volunteer-run organization to new heights! We are looking for an enterprising management personality who can see the promise in what has been built, and use your abilities to bring a tremendous up-leveling to this organization. It's prime for someone to take over and create an even more extraordinary provider of services to women and families in need.

About the Organization:
SHEROES United is a stellar example of how individuals can join together to respond to deep, community needs. In early 2008, several Utah businesswomen recognized a deep need for women’s voices to be raised in regard to trauma in a very silent region of the nation.
These businesswomen collaborated to help women and families who were experiencing the fallout of trauma including sexual assault, domestic violence, war and frontline service within women veterans and first responders as well. We began with events involving experts, speeches, celebrity appearances, and flash mob dances with a strong message about standing for women and women leaders, in demonstration at the Utah Capital and downtown venues. The word began to spread rapidly.
Over the next several years, SHEROES was bombarded with needs within the community and worldwide. We stripped down to three pillars and two projects that were all designed to help women and families overcome trauma and save lives.

The Three Pillars Are:
• Abolishing Human Trafficking
• Eradicating Domestic Violence
• Supporting Women Veterans & 1st Responders

The Special Projects Include:
• Cinluma: an inexpensive, handheld device for underserved populations of women that eradicates pre-cancerous cells. SHEROES has purchased five devices to be used during Covid in native communities and high-risk women’s clinics with George Mason and other top university clinics.
• Inside-Out Leadership Program: a project that first taught women refugees from Congo at the Vatican, has been taught at the Utah State Prison for nearly three years, and has certified more than 250 women leaders from all populations and walks of life to overcome their own trauma and train new leaders.
For over a decade, SHEROES United has remained committed to the needs of the community by responding to the crises of women and families by supporting physical and emotional needs, creating events to raise awareness and education, foster community collaboration, and raise many, many women leaders.

Over the past decade, these are just a few of the extraordinary opportunities SHEROES United has created in order to serve:
• Honored Women Veterans for the first time in the nation’s history on a grand scale during our SHEROES Salute to Women Warriors. Since then, many awards have been given to women serving in WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan and more. Relationships in the works to create a leadership program for Veterans using Inside-Out.

• Helped host the Parliament of the World’s Religions in SLC, ushered in the commencement, and shared the stage with multiple world leaders to bring women’s trauma and issues to the forefront for the first time in a hundred years.

• Brought life-changing and life-saving leadership curriculum to Congolese refugees, civil statesman, country leaders, clergy of the Catholic and Mormon churches, hundreds of women in prison over three years, and are now taking it to online populations as well as Kenya, Ghana and Uganda.

• Implemented and hosted a One Billion Rising event and flash mob every year, and/or celebrated International Women’s Day with local leaders, legislators, dancers and multi-ethnic performance groups. Showcased on local, national and international media.

• Gathered resources and implemented humanitarian and educational trips with “Days for Girls” kits and hygiene kits to remote regions outside of Nanital, India and Kenya, Africa. Collaboration in the works to bring life-saving devices to communities in the U.S., Kenya, Uganda and Ghana as well as rural and native communities throughout the U.S. with prestigious universities.

• Awarded from Utah Attorney General Sean Reye’s office for work in abolishing human trafficking.

• Presented at the United Nations Civil Society 2019, highlighting women’s issues and the need for change in violence against women/legislation and clarion call for leadership.

• Collaborated in the present/past with the Utah State Prison, Utah Attorney General’s office, Red Dress Project, Project Hope, Nanital, Indian Government, 100 Humanitarians, Domestic Violence Coalition of Utah, YWCA, YCC. New collaborations with George Mason University, U of U and others in the works.
Everything SHEROES United does benefits the community by helping the mothers, sisters, wives and daughters overcome trauma and rise as positive, empowered leaders in the community who in turn change and save lives.
And the circle of ‘DAREing’ to change the world through love continues.
SHEROES United seeks an Executive Director who will lead and expand the organization’s mission. The ideal candidate will be outward facing to the community, and cultivate existing relationships, partnerships and develop new opportunities. They will create and lead a robust fundraising plan and budget, be accountable for grant writing development, and will work collaboratively with the Board in the development and execution of a strategic plan.
In the beginning, the Executive Director will work on their own until the budget can support and the ED can oversee a staff of four part-time employees and four part time employees.

As far as salary, we are looking to provide a monthly stipend on contract for the first six months as the ED re-organizes, prioritizes and writes grants for programs already in the works and for projects in hibernation that are ready for a strong, committed, full-time leader.

Additionally, SHEROES United seeks an individual with the following demonstrated attributes and skills to lead the organization:
Primary Responsibilities: Organizational and Financial Management
• Ensure the fiscal integrity of SHEROES United, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
• Ensure the fiscal management that generally anticipates operating with the approved budget
• Ensure maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
• Engage in grant writing that supports the annual goals. Responsible for ethical administration and budgeting of such grants.
• Create and manage the monthly, quarterly and annual budget and financial reports
• Monitor financial reporting including and not limited to cash flow and budget forecasting, and audits.
• Monitor official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
• Evaluate programming to assess profitability and scalability
• Assess and manage the infrastructure, facilities and programming for efficiencies in collaboration with staff
• Develop and present recommendations for annual business plans and budgets
• Provide regular updates on operational, program, and financial performance and outcomes
Fundraising and External Communications
• Develop and implement a comprehensive fund development program, including grant writing, donor and membership solicitation, major gift campaigns, grant management activities, and identification of new sources of public and private support. Ensure that all proposals, grant applications, and reports are submitted in a timely manner.
• Deepen and widen existing community partnerships and cultivate new relationships to further enhance the organization’s image in the community, nation and world
• Create fundraising and development of revenues necessary to support SHEROES United’s mission, vision and strategic plan
• Identify, cultivate and steward new and existing individual, corporate and foundation donors
• Develop, implement and monitor a robust development plan
• Develop and execute a dynamic marketing and public relations plan and oversee its progress
• Must have experience in grant submission and evaluation process
• Enhance SHEROES United’s image by being active and visible in the community and working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations
Culture and Staff Relations
• Hire, inspire and motivate a highly skilled, diverse, and committed team of staff, along with equally skilled and diverse volunteers
• Promote a culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of professional and highly qualified people
• Directly hire, supervise, mentor, and coach staff
• Collaborate with staff as a knowledgeable part of a problem-solving team
• Encourage staff development and assists staff in relating their specialized work throughout the organization
• Ensure inclusive, transparent, and regular communications both internally and externally
• Communicates expectations with staff, establishing metrics and plans in support of the strategic plan
• Establish individual goals with staff members and monitor progress toward goals
Collaboration with Board of Directors
• Lead SHEROES United in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors
• Communicate effectively with the Board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all the information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
• Work closely with the Board to ensure compliance with bylaws, policies, and directives
• Partner with the Board leadership to continually strengthen governance practices and build a diverse Board of Directors
Additional Requirements:
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree desirable
• At least five years of successful senior-level management experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector
• High level strategic thinking and planning
• Ability to envision and convey the organization’s mission and strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors, and community
• Demonstrated experience in building teams, creating coalitions with existing and new partnerships
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Strong public speaking and presentation skills
• Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy and kindness
Desired Qualifications: Education:
• Bachelor's Required
• Advanced Degree (Preferred)

Preferred Attributes:
• Inspires and motivates both internal and external stakeholders to support the mission, strategic plan, and goals
• Conceptualizes, plans, and execute plans in support of the mission and strategic plan
• Well-organized, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities without compromising quality, safety or well-being of those we serve
• Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse group of constituents, ranging in ages, backgrounds, skin colors, belief systems and needs, as well as presenting many opportunities for leadership within and without the organization
• Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Requirements:
Vision and Strategic Leadership
• Ensures the mission and vision are articulated and shared with a wide range of stakeholders
• Maintains and deepens a strong organizational culture and values that embrace the mission of SHEROES United.
Capitalizes on the strengths, and strengthens the weaknesses of the existing Board Structure, Management Organization, and Volunteer Organization
• Collaborates closely with the Board, volunteers and hired staff to continually refine and execute a vision and plan of action for increased impact, long term growth and sustainability
• Develop, implement and monitor strategic, operational, financial, and fund development plans, including the implementation of a new trust to emphasize continuing services rather than continuous fundraising.
• Oversee, with the Board, the execution and monitoring of the strategic plan

DESIRED:
• Prior experience as a nonprofit Executive Director

• Prior experience as a nonprofit professional with demonstrated leadership, grant and fundraising responsibility

• Experience with working with a volunteer community desired

SHEROES United is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Job Type: Full-time
Benefits:
• In strategic plan to offer within six months of hire
Schedule:
• Monday to Friday, events

This Job Is:
• A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
• A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Company's website:
• https://sheroesunited.org

This Organization Describes Its Culture as:
• People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
• Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
• Innovative – creative and risk-taking
• Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter with your intent simultaneously to:
Bridget@SHEROESUnited.us AND to Celeste@SHEROESUnited.us.
Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $15,000
Salary Maximum: $60,000
Closing Date: 12-31-20
Status: Contract
Location: Working from home. Preferably in Utah

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Organization Website: Visit website
Contact Name: Bridget Cook-Burch
Email: bridget@sheroesunited.us