SCCADVASA is searching for a new Executive Director. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to lead and to manage a nonprofit organization that seeks to facilitate social reform to eradicate interpersonal violence in South Carolina. The individual selected will possess:
1. Demonstrated successful fund development expertise. It is critical for the future of SCCADVASA that funding is secure; strengthening relationships, identifying new sources of revenue, grant and proposal writing and development of a diverse membership program will help assure this future. Grant management experience is also necessary.
2. Strong partnership and coalition-building skills. New and expanded partnership must be developed, serving the needs of SCCADVASA members and the state as a whole. The next Executive Director must be a good listener, strategist and collaborator. He or she will especially be able to engage with long standing stakeholders, members and friends but also build relationships with a wider group to build strong connections that are mutually beneficial to SCCADVASA and the state. Proven experience in building coalitions and relationships in a challenging environment is required.
3. Expertise in personnel and change management. The Executive Director will be an experienced and effective manager of people and change. He or she will understand and demonstrate skills in organizational planning, development and restructuring. The Executive Director will be able to build an effective staff team working together toward a common vision. He or she will engage SCCADVASA staff and board in a strategic, thoughtful process of alignment of programs, refocus and growth. Previous nonprofit management experience is advantageous.
4. Leadership and vision. The Executive Director will inspire confidence and provide leadership and vision to ensure a promising future for SCCADVASA. He or she will have the ability to face problems directly in a professional and assertive manner. Through innovation, strategic leadership, energy and commitment, the Executive Director will take SCCADVASA to the next level of excellence, inspiring and elevating support.