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Executive Director

Residental Shelter Aide

Executive Director


The Executive Director provides dynamic leadership and vision for the organization; develops a strong public presence, educates the community, plans for, administers, and evaluates the operation of Safelight under the direction of the Board of Directors. Provides supervision and direction to all agency staff

Primary/Essential Job Functions will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Resource Development and Public Relations:
    Develop and maintain community support by a strong positive presence in the community; actively participate in city and county-wide committee meetings, community organizations, involvement with the school district, hospitals, and other social service agencies to inspire interest and involvement in our mission and vision. Solicit contributions of financial and in-kind resources. Develop and maintain an effective donor data base. Assist the Board with development and coordination of agency fundraising efforts including events; provide reports to and nurture effective long-range funding and investment strategies; work with the Board to develop and implement marketing plans, media campaigns, and promotional materials to increase visibility of the agency in the community. Assist in developing and securing governmental and private sector funding including grant research, writing and accountability. Actively pursue potential opportunities to collaborate with other organizations, leveraging our services and resources to better serve our clients.

  • Fiscal Management:
    Ensure the financial health by employing sound fiscal controls and management. Develop and recommend the annual budget for Board approval; account for all receipt and disbursement of funds within the board-approved budget; report to the board on financial status of the agency; maintain adequate accounting procedures and controls in partnership with the finance director; ensure cost-effective procurement and allocation of agency resources.

  • Program Development and Administration:
    Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the programs of the agency; work with the Board of Directors to develop long-range plans for program delivery; maintain data collection systems for agency programs which track the effectiveness of and developing trends in service delivery; make recommendations to the Board regarding program changes needed to meet changing needs; coordinate services with other community agencies and organizations. Work with partnering organizations and agencies to develop practices and procedures resulting in a strong mutually beneficial relationship.

  • Staff Management:
    Recruit, hire, train, supervise, discipline, and terminate employees; implement personnel policies as approved by the Board of Directors. Build a competent, cohesive staff team that works well together to serve clientele; implement and monitor strategies which improve employee productivity, competence, morale, teamwork, professional development, and cost-effective utilization; establish performance standards and appraise employees performance; evaluate the effectiveness of staffing patterns and recommend changes to the Board of Directors; facilitate conflict resolution among staff; insure that the personnel policies and practices of the agency meet all applicable employment laws.

  • Community Outreach and Education:
    Represent the agency as its executive director in all dealings with other community organizations, coalitions, individuals, and the general public; promote a high-visibility, effective, and positive public image of the agency and its work; develop and implement programs and materials to increase the knowledge of the community about the agency and to achieve the mission.

  • Board Relations:
    Work in partnership with the Board of Directors, and keeping within the framework of Safelight's policies and bylaws; advise and assist the Board in the formulation of policies governing Alternatives to Violence and implement the policies and directives of the Board; provide the Board with adequate information to help it reach sound decisions; report regularly to the Board regarding progress toward agency objectives and Strategic Plan goals; provide leadership to and serve as staff liaison with the Board of Directors and its committees, attending Board and Committee meetings; work to build relationships, trust and respect between the Board of Directors, advocates and staff.

  • Facility Operations and Management:
    Oversee the use and care of the facilities of the agency and housing facilities; ensure appropriate maintenance, security, and improvement of the facilities; work with the Board to develop long-term plans for the agency's facility-related needs.

Minimum Job Qualifications/Job Standards:

    Education and Experience Preferred:
  • Masters Degree in management or human services related field, public relations, or organizational development
  • Minimum of five years' experience working with a non-profit agency
  • Grant writing and fund raising skills preferred
  • Experience developing public relations campaigns preferred
  • Capital Campaign Skills helpful
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrate strong public relations skills
  • Demonstrate ability to establish effective, cooperative team of staff members
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to build community coalitions and partnerships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of community and human services resources
  • Ability to develop basic understanding of the dynamics of trauma and abuse
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful

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Submit Resume To:

Jennifer Corn
Director of Finance and Human Resources

Mail to:
Safelight, Inc.
Attn: Jennifer Corn
133 Fifth Ave W
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Residential Shelter Aide

Reports to: Shelter Director

Hours: Full-Time, 36 hours per week (nights, weekends and holidays as assigned)

Start Date: Immediately


To manage shelter in such a way as to maintain a safe and caring facility. Also, to ensure access to the shelter by clients needing emergency shelter. Ability to work independently.


  • Be a great role model
  • Oversee the activities in the shelter and care of shelter clients. Provide continuity during evening and weekend hours.
  • Answer 24 hour crisis line
  • Perform client intakes as needed
  • Assist clients with daily needs such as access to linens, personal care items, etc.
  • Cleaning and completing house laundry
  • Complete paperwork of front desk, clients' files, and statistical records
  • Complete entry of any computer data generated during your shift
  • Program the security system at night and in the morning.
  • Be knowledgeable as to what to do in a crisis and other unusual situations.
  • Check areas vacated by a client and do any cleaning, if needed
  • Attend any scheduled training meetings
  • Be a source of information about services
  • Responsible for any related duties as assigned

Qualification/Education/Experience Required:

  • Degree is preferred but not required
  • Related experience is required
  • Ability to work with people in crisis in a helpful, caring manner
  • Demonstrates the ability to write clearly, concisely and accurately and keep records.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned
  • Ability to answer multi-line phone system
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work well individually and in a team
  • Computer literacy; experience with Word, Excel and Outlook

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Submit Resume To:

Jennifer Corn
Director of Finance and Human Resources

Mail to:
Safelight, Inc.
Attn: Jennifer Corn
133 Fifth Ave W
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Funded By:

United Way
Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program

Thank you to United Way, the Family Violence Prevention Services Program, US DHHS, and NC Council for Women for financial support.