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Executive Director

Seeking an Experienced Executive Director:

Reports to: The Board of Directors

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) is seeking qualified applicants to fill its position of Executive Director. Required: A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Social Work, Business or a related field plus four years more years of administrative experience including grant writing, agency and/or large project management, oversight of financial operations, and managing personnel. Years in non-profit management may be substituted for formal education.

Who We Are:

Established in 1980, ATVP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Latah County, ID and Whitman County, WA. Our mission is to empower individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, stalking and other violent crimes. Additionally, we work to create a safe and equitable community through education and prevention.

Our survivor services include 24-hour crisis support line, shelter, legal and medical advocacy, and group counselling. We also strive to prevent violence through education, collaborating with two local universities, schools, churches and numerous community groups. Last fiscal year ATVP supported 1,257 survivors and provided 651 educational outreaches and speaking engagements.

ATVP employs 10 full-time and 5 part-time employees from three locations and has an operating budget of $1.1M. In addition to staff, a small cadre of volunteers contribute to the agency by providing specialist telephone crisis intervention services. All board members are volunteers and provide strategic support and oversight to the Executive Director.

About The Role:

Reporting to the Board of Directors and through the supervision of the 4-member executive committee, the ED develops and manages ATVP’s strategy, annual plan, budget, fundraising, operations, and program delivery of trauma-informed services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, child abuse, and other violent crimes.

The ED is charged with maintaining a trauma-informed organizational culture, leading a diverse team of employees and volunteers, and striving diligently to meet our community’s needs.

The successful candidate will be visionary, ethical, a confident speaker, and able to connect and network with a diversity of individuals and stakeholders in our community. They will be able to demonstrate a record of accomplishments of grant writing, fundraising, fiscal, agency and/or large project management. They will ensure legal compliance with federal and state laws. They will have a sincere interest in serving our community. Please see the complete job description below.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Unwavering commitment to ATVP’s mission and values.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Social Work, Business, or a related field plus four years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience (minimum of 10 years).
  • Highly skilled in leadership, including strategic planning, maintaining a healthy organizational culture, and leadership of employees, volunteers, budgets, administrative operations, and programs.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, positively interact, influence, and work with a diverse group of internal and external people.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, listening, written communication, verbal communication.
  • Strong agency and/or large project management skills and track record.
  • Proven track-record of success with development and fundraising, including fundraising strategy, grants, and events.
  • Demonstrated history of successful grant writing and grant management.
  • Budget development, spending, tracking and data reporting. Budget experience must include a diversity of funds and a minimum of $250,000 to be considered.
  • A deep understanding of trauma-informed services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, including children.
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to commute locally to multiple locations. Some non-local travel is required primarily within the State of Idaho and Washington.
  • Computer proficient in: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, IG).
  • Ability to pass criminal background check.
  • Current driver’s license and insured and reliable vehicle.
  • This role requires full COVID-19 vaccination.


  • Not-for-Profit experience.
  • Human Resource certifications.
  • Two or more years working in a Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Support Services Agency.
  • High level management experience in victim services.
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred.

Compensation and Details:

  • Flexible scheduling: ability to adapt work schedule to best suit employee and agency needs, while maintaining a consistent presence during core working hours (8:30 am- 5:00 pm).
  • Earned PTO, 96 hours in year one. Leave accruals increase with longevity.
  • Sick days, 4.8 hours per pay period as a FT exempt employee.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance paid in full by ATVP for their insurance policy.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • Generous paid time off and flexible scheduling for work efficiency/immediate work needs.
  • Professional development- ongoing training and attendance at state-wide and/or national conferences.


Exempt/Salaried, Full-Time, Monday-Friday (Ordinarily 8:30 am – 5 pm with unpaid lunch) with some evenings and weekends.

Primary Location:

115 NW State Street, Pullman, WA


Salary range: $65,000 – $74,000 Determined on demonstrated level of experience.

Typical Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Ability to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Occasionally moves audio/visual equipment or supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Frequent communication with stakeholders and partners. Must be able to convey and exchange accurate information with community members and staff.
  • Proof of up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination status.
  • Maintain a driver’s license.

Commitment To Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

ATVP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references (we will not contact your references without your prior approval) in a single PDF file to: Richard Elgar, c/o exec.director@atvp.org. Your resume should be complete and indicate the tenure in each position and reason for leaving. Your cover letter should expand on your resume and experience as it relates to the qualifications and skills needed to be the successful Executive Director here at ATVP.

Position open until filled.


Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

Responsibilities of the Executive Director of Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) include, as provided in the organization’s Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures Manual, the following:

· Oversight, decision making and coordination of all daily operations and program development;

· Recommendations to the Board regarding agency and program structure and development, policies, and activities of ATVP; attendance at ATVP Board meetings and committee meetings as a non-voting ex-officio member (excepting the nominations committee); serve as liaison between the Board and staff/volunteers;

· Implementation of policies and plans adopted by the Board; participation in development and execution of goal setting and long range plans;

· Identification of funding sources and grant writing; support to the Board and Development Committee for the development and execution of the agency’s fund raising plans;

· Development and oversight of the budget, including liaison with the external auditor and bookkeeping and administrative staff, oversight of fiscal reporting to grantors and contractors, review of tax and insurance reports, approval of expenditures within the approved budget, and implementation of approved fiscal policies;

· Representation of ATVP as organizational liaison and provider of community education and outreach regarding the agency, sexual assault, domestic violence, and Crime Victim Service Center, including networking with community/regional/state/national organizations; and coordination/negotiation with funding agencies; planning and implementation of interagency coordination efforts;

· Direct supervision and performance evaluation of the Associate Director, Office Associate, Bookkeeper and program coordinators. Support to the Associate Director and program coordinators in fulfilling their mentoring, training, and initial drafting of preliminary performance evaluation responsibilities of line staff; rotate meeting facilitation of staff, management, and shelter staff meetings with the Associate Director as necessary to ensure appropriate staff supervision and service coordination and delivery;

· Hire staff for existing and approved positions, within budget limitations; modify staffing patterns; decision making regarding raises and promotions within budget constraints; recommendations to the Board regarding termination of staff for cause and recommendations regarding retention, termination, and extension of probationary staff; responsibility for disciplinary actions as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual;

· Handle subpoenas, mandatory reporting documentation, warrants, child protective services court orders, and other properly issued legal documents affecting client records, clients, volunteers, and staff; conduct criminal background checks for staff and volunteers; maintain personnel files;

· Identification of training needs and assignment/selection of staff/volunteers to attend training programs within the limitations of the budget and scheduling needs in consultation with the Associate Director; consult with/guide/direct staff and volunteers regarding implementation of policies and procedures, professional development, communication and any concerns regarding the work environment;

· Participate in appropriate training and professional development (including self-directed study) to ensure current knowledge and skills, and compliance with statutory/accreditation/standards mandates;

· Provision of direct services to clients only as back-up to the Associate Director and other staff and volunteers;

· Oversee scheduling by the Associate Director to ensure that staff and volunteer scheduling meets agency needs;

· Rotate availability for night, weekend, and holiday coverage of and response to emergency situations with the Associate Director;

· All aforementioned duties are essential to the position. Other duties as may be necessary to ensure the smooth operation of ATVP, its programs, and services.

NOTE: Emergency availability, availability of transportation, a valid driver’s license, and minimum required auto insurance are required to be able to fulfill job responsibilities.

Supervision will be provided by the Chair of the Board and the Executive Committee. Performance will be evaluated pursuant to the Policy and Procedures Manual.