If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to the Board of Directors at apply@deafdawn.org by July 1st, 2014.

DAWN is seeking an exceptional leader to apply for the position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will be a proven administrator, a visionary, passionate about working with others, inspire a culture of collaboration, promote strategic and innovative thinking and take the organization to the next level of programming while expanding the donor and participation base in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. The skilled and dedicated candidate will have an interest and knowledge in promoting healthy relationships through prevention & outreach, providing culturally and linguistically appropriate (legal, medical and system) advocacy services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking.

Job Summary

Collaborating with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will fulfill the mission of ending abuse in the Deaf community, have overall strategic and operational responsibility for DAWN’s staff, programs, and execution of the annual plan. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business plans for programmatic and financial expansion.

Essential Functions

  • Provide leadership, direction, and guidance for DAWN's services
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of operations and personnel
  • Coordinate and monitor the development, planning, and delivery of programs
  • Responsible for grant writing and fundraising
  • Establish, maintain, and advance community relations
  • Conduct needs assessment and leverage resources for maximum impact
  • Monitor and oversee strategic and financial management of the organization
  • Represent DAWN to regulatory bodies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters, participants and the general public
  • Act as a liaison between the Board of Directors and staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s + 3 years management experience
  • Fluency in American Sign Language and ability to wor k with diverse clientele and staff
  • Strong commitment to cultural competency
  • Willingness to learn about the field of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking
  • Ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships with individuals, organizations, & funders
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Working knowledge of budget development and grant writing
  • Familiarity with PC and Mac computer applications and Quickbook accounting program

Desired Qualifications

  • Five or more years of experience in non-profit organization management
  • Experience in working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking
  • Executive communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to develop, implement, and track operational budget and funding sources
  • Experience in program development and evaluation
  • Experience in staff management and volunteer coordination