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Executive Director

Capital Area Family Justice Center Baton Rouge, LA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Capital Area Family Justice Center- Executive Director / CEO -Baton Rouge, LA


Capital Area Family Justice Center is a newly formed center intended to provide a safe location where all the needs of survivors are met, where children are protected, where violence stops, where families heal and thrive, where hope is realized and where professionals all work together. We are located in Baton Rouge but hope to serve survivors of domestic violence and their children in the seven capital area parishes.


The Executive Director has the ultimate responsibility for the effective operation and management of the Capital Area Family Justice Center. This involves ongoing funding and fund development, fiscal management, development and implementation of goals and objectives, enforcement of program policy, and quality assurance of compliance with the policies and procedures of the Capital Area Family Justice Center and any requirements as set forth by funding agencies. The director will also maintain goals and objectives for programs and oversee the provision of service objectives.

Knowledge and Abilities

This position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills. It requires the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. It requires effective decision making and analysis skills. This position requires extensive knowledge of domestic and dating violence and sexual assault issues, trends and best practices in the field.


1. Degree in a related field preferred; and

2. At least three years’ experience in the fields of domestic violence, women’s, children’s or elder’s services, or non-profit or governmental leadership.

3. Additional related education or experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position may be substituted.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Capital Area Family Justice Center, including but not limited to the following duties: 

  • Managing operations of the Center, including implementation and adherence to policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors 
  • Ensuring that guiding principles are followed by all partners to ensure effective, compassionate service to Capital Area Family Justice Center participants 
  • Maintaining, managing, and reporting on program services, fiscal matters, and budgets 
  • Ensuring all bills are paid and financial obligations are met 
  • Serving as primary liaison for all participating partners and Family Justice Center stakeholders and oversee resolution to conflicts as they may arise among participants
  • Participating in on-going strategic planning as the Family Justice Center continues to develop and grow
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers and personnel for the Family Justice Center and ensuring their quality and competence in working in a trauma informed care model atmosphere 
  • Developing relationships among participating partners and other potential partners in the community
  • Promoting and marketing the Capital Area Family Justice Center in the community and state to make potential clients aware of the Family Justice Center, to promote the cause of abuse victims and families, and to promote the long-term success, viability and growth of the Capital Area Family Justice Center 
  • Review and evaluate services, operations and client experiences continually to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients 
  • Raise funds through grants and philanthropy to sustain the work of the Capital Area Family Justice Center 
  • Assist with special promotions and education in the area communities 
  • Be involved in program advocacy and networking for social change as to the Family Justice Center’s Mission 
  • Publicizing the program through posters, brochures, newspaper articles and personal contacts
  • Serve as a leading spokesperson for the Capital Area Family Justice Center to the media and the public and implement public relations strategies that promote CAFJC and accomplish its mission 
  • Provide leadership to the Board of Directors to assure effective strategic planning
  • Perform such other functions as requested by the Board of Director

Special Requirements

  • A strong passion for working with family violence and sexual assault issues, working in a trauma informed care model atmosphere
  • Ability for creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact
  • Excellent skills in fund development strategies, implementation and monitoring to include managing fund raising activities
  • Cultivation and maintenance of funder relationships
  • Expert strategic planning skills including shared long/short term goals and objectives setting to include allocation of resources according to priorities while anticipating obstacles
  • Expert skills in cascading goals throughout the organization with a focus on team work and cross-functional collaboration within and outside the organization
  • Demonstrated experience developing and cultivating relationships/partnerships with grantors, stakeholders and other organizations. 
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills, both written and oral, with widely diverse audiences including the media with the ability to articulate vision/mission and practical detail. 
  • Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement. 
  • Preferred experience working in coordination with public officials and the legal system. 
  • Cultural competence and ability to work with diverse groups and communities. 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Data Management software (Salesforce or other comparable CRM tool). 
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s license, insurable driving record, and automobile insurance with minimum limits of:
  • a. Liability coverage: $5,000 per person and $50,000 of 2 or more people for injury or death
  • b. Property damage: $10,000
  • c. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist: $25,000 per person and $50,000 of 2 or more people injured


$70,000 - $80,000. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Guidelines

All interested individuals must submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and salary requirements, as well as three references.

Resumes must be emailed. Applications will be accepted until September 10, 2019.

Capital Area Family Justice Center


1120 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Baton Rouge, LA