The Mission of the Women’s Center is to provide programs and services in Marquette and Alger Counties that Protect, Educate, Advocate, Counsel and Empower (P.E.A.C.E.).
The Women’s Center serves past or present abuse survivors who are:
• Male, Female, Transgender
• Married, separated or divorced
• Have a child in common
• Living together/intimate partners
• Opposite or same gender relationships
The Women’s Center programs provide free and confidential support services to survivors experiencing control in their lives by a current or past intimate partner. These services include a 24-hour help and information line; Harbor House, the Women’s Center’s emergency shelter; individual support and advocacy; confidential counseling; safety planning; assistance with Personal Protection Orders (PPOs); support groups; information and referral services; and children’s support groups.
The next Executive Director (ED) of the Women’s Center (WC) will have the opportunity to capitalize on the strong reputation and lead the organization into its next chapter. The organization is debt free and has built an emergency reserve. This offers WC many opportunities including the eventual expansion of the physical building to bring the various components of the organization (shelter, administrative offices and the thrift store) to one campus. A key opportunity is the rebranding and communication to be more inclusive to survivors across gender and gender-identity. Additional opportunities include expanding the geographic reach and growing innovative programs to support survivors of gender-based violence.
The Women’s Center seeks an inspiring, empowering and innovative proven leader with a demonstrated passion for the mission and a deep appreciation of, respect for and commitment to helping those affected by domestic violence and sexual violence.
The next ED will ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy and achieves its mission, toward which it makes consistent and timely progress, particularly in a rural setting. This executive will lead the design of effective growth strategies including program expansion, recruitment and retention of high-quality staff, fund diversification, identifying and seeking federal/state grants, building strong community partnerships and participating in active fundraising.
The next leader will be an advocate for employees and the people served; a strong leader who has good team-building skills and makes staff feel valued and heard; and a respectful, collaborative and inclusive manager who demonstrates a belief in the value of all employees. The ED will create a positive work climate and culture, implementing policies that demonstrate the organization’s commitment to its values. This leader will motivate and lead a high-performing senior leadership team, providing supervision, direction and support to all.
The ED will bring executive experience with strong business and financial acumen, along with the ability to effectively delegate responsibility to direct reports.
The salary range for the position is $85,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience. The WC also provides a full range of benefits including health insurance and paid time off.
GENERAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The Women’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. It is also the policy of the WC to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. Any employee or applicant for employment who believes that he or she requires an accommodation in order to complete the application process or the essential functions of the job for which an applicant has applied or an employee has been assigned must notify the WC.
Due to the nature of its work, the WC conducts background checks of all potential staff. Names will be submitted to and processed through the State of Michigan ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool) and the National and State of Michigan Sex Offender Registry and E-Verify. In addition, staff who have been continuous residents of Michigan for less than one (1) year will be subject to criminal background checks in their prior state(s) of residence or on a national basis. In addition, all staff and volunteers who come into contact with children will be checked against the Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry (CA/NCR).
To apply, please submit a current resume and a cover letter to Kittleman & Associates, LLC. (Click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page).
For more information about the Women’s Center, please visit https://wcmqt.org/