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Executive Director

Executive Director

The Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) in Holland, MI, holds a pivotal role in leading and overseeing all operations and activities of the center. This individual will champion the well-being and rights of children who have experienced abuse or trauma by providing vital support, advocacy, and resources. The Executive Director will be responsible for fostering a nurturing environment within the center, building strong community partnerships, and implementing strategic initiatives to create a safer and more supportive community for vulnerable children.

As the Executive Director, your duties may include but won’t be limited to:

  • Work Closely with the Board of Directors on events, plans, process, vision, fundraising, and goals
  • Identify and employ staff to carry out the program
  • Coordinate efforts necessary to assure on-going training of all personnel involved in the services of the CAC
  • Maintain records of income and expenses that assure efficient use of all CAC resources.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Business Director to assure that adequate funds are on hand to carry out the mission of the CAC
  • Lead fundraising and development initiatives by establishing relationships with donors, including individuals and businesses.
  • Maintain a search of additional funding sources such as federal, state and locate grants and foundations
  • Maintain statistics of reports and open cases of child abuse in all townships and municipalities for the purpose of tracking trends.
  • Coordinate the planning of agencies involved to assure that the center will continue to be relevant to their response to child abuse
  • Prepare timely and necessary reports and statistics required by the Board, funding sources and public
  • Attend all board meetings and report on the CAC operations
  • Participate in national, state and local organizations concerned about child abuse
  • Monitor all media coverage of the CAC and its activities
  • Provide public education and professional training in the community
  • Network with community providers to develop appropriate treatment resources for clients
  • Be the spokesperson for the center in the community

Key Competencies:

  • Managing Diversity: The Executive Director should possess the ability to lead a diverse team and work effectively with individuals from various backgrounds, promoting an inclusive and respectful atmosphere within the center.
  • Integrity & Trust: Upholding the highest ethical standards, the Executive Director will build and maintain trust among team members, stakeholders, and the community, ensuring transparency and reliability in all interactions.
  • Innovation Management: This role requires a forward-thinking approach to drive innovation in service delivery, programs, and processes, continuously seeking opportunities to enhance the center's impact and effectiveness.
  • Political Savvy: The Executive Director should navigate the political landscape with finesse, effectively communicating the center's goals and advocating for the needs of children while fostering positive relationships with local authorities and agencies.
  • Managing Vision & Purpose: Leading with a clear vision and purpose, the Executive Director will inspire the team and stakeholders to align with the center's mission, fostering a sense of shared commitment and dedication.
  • Presentation Skills: Strong presentation skills are essential for conveying the center's mission, goals, and achievements to diverse audiences, including donors, community partners, and the public.
  • Motivating Others: The Executive Director should possess the ability to motivate and empower the team to deliver their best work, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture within the center.
  • TQM/Re-Engineering: The role involves driving Total Quality Management (TQM) and process re-engineering initiatives to optimize the center's operations, ensuring efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Strategic Agility: The Executive Director will demonstrate strategic agility by adapting to changing circumstances, envisioning future opportunities, and making informed decisions that align with the center's long-term goals.

Along with the above key competencies, our ideal candidate has these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5 or more years of experience in non-profit leadership

This role presents a unique opportunity for an individual with strong leadership skills, a passion for children's advocacy, and a commitment to making a lasting impact. If you are dedicated to promoting the well-being of children and possess the competencies necessary to lead a dynamic team and organization, we invite you to apply for this transformative position.  For more information, please visit

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