Chief Executive Officer

Posted: 07/06/2021

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Reports To: Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Chief Executive Officer is the key management leader of the Kendall County Women’s Shelter. This position is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
General Responsibilities
Board Governance:  Work with board in order to fulfill the organization mission

  • Responsible for leading the Kendall County Women’s Shelter in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Financial Performance:   Develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the Kendall County Women’s Shelter mission.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Kendall County Women’s Shelter, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper stewardship of in-kind and monetary donations.
Mission and Strategy:  Work with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach
  • Responsible for implementation of programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Kendall County Women’s Shelter can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the organization’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and monitoring the organization’s adherence to the formal Mission, Vision, Culture, and Values statements.
  • Responsible for creating meaningful partnerships with local, regional, and statewide agencies to support and enhance KCWS’ mission.
Operations:  Oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Responsible for effective administration of operations.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
Job Responsibilities
  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization
  • Supervise, develop, and collaborate with organization staff
  • Develop a 3-year strategic plan and corresponding performance measures; report measurable progress on execution, to the Board annually
  • Planning and operation of annual budget
  • Serve as primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the organization’s mission
  • Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts
  • Oversee organization Board and committee meetings
  • Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit
  • Review and approve contracts for services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum in field of social services with preference for master’s degree or progressing toward master’s degree in same
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Five or more years’ senior nonprofit management experience
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy
Mission, Vision, Culture, and Values of the Kendall County Women’ Shelter
The mission of the Kendall County Women's Shelter is to provide safe, emergency shelter in a supportive environment where Texas Hill Country victims of domestic violence and their children can begin the healing process and receive the support services they need to build new lives.
The vision of KCWS is to foster a non-judgmental environment of choice that provides safety, healing, and support. We are focused on prevention education, community awareness and empowering survivors of domestic violence.
  • Compassion, caring and respect for the welfare and dignity of others
  • Non-judgmental acceptance of all clients/volunteers/staff/coworkers
  • Positive rapport in working relationships
  • Consistent, positive attitudes
  • Composure during stressful situations
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Empathy
  • Courtesy
  • Respect
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Dignity
  • Confidentiality