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President & CEO

President & CEO

Overview

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) is seeking a dynamic and passionate nonprofit leader to fill the role of President & CEO, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and vision. STAR appointed Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, to lead the search. This position is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic professional skilled in nonprofit management, operational leadership, and donor development and fundraising while demonstrating a true passion and alignment with STAR’s mission to support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence in Louisiana.

The President & CEO will be responsible for management and oversight of all administrative, facility, programming, and fundraising functions of the organization, in addition to leading strategic initiatives that move the organization forward and positively impact the communities it serves. This role will serve as the face of the organization, developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders, legislators, members, and stakeholders, in addition to partnering with other organizations to collaborate on strategic planning, grant writing, and fundraising efforts. The President & CEO manages a team of nearly 30 and reports to the STAR board of directors and regional councils.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in leading a nonprofit organization, including demonstrated visionary and servant leadership skills, fundraising and grant efforts, and the ability to form and maintain relationships to become a community partner, an engaged leader to staff, and a collaborator with the board and stakeholders of the organization.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise and manage the staff and contractors of STAR, demonstrating strong leadership and decision-making abilities, including activities related to recruiting, hiring, retaining, and motivating team members
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the board, including presenting at board meetings, preparing relevant board materials, and ensuring open and effective lines of communication with board members
  • Provide financial stewardship for STAR, including the development, review, and monitoring of budgets, managing of purchasing activities, preparing and submitting grants, leading fundraising efforts and negotiating and managing contracts
  • Represent STAR effectively to build alliances with external stakeholders, partnering community organizations, and the general public in a manner that reflects STAR’s mission and objectives
  • Represent STAR in the public arena by creating and implementing an effective communications plan that publicizes activities related to the organization’s programs and goals and building awareness to positively represent STAR, market the organization, and build additional support
  • Monitor and create a system to provide information related to proposed legislation, regulatory changes, studies, and emerging trends, advising the board of the potential impacts to the organization and relevant responses

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required. The preferred candidate will also have a J.D., M.B.A., or master’s degree in public health, communications, psychology, public relations, social work, or a related field.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in nonprofit administration and management, fundraising and community engagement, with at least 3-5 years of experience in a managerial/supervisory capacity
  • Relevant certifications and licenses such as Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Association Executive (CAE), Licensed Clinical Social Worker, etc. considered a plus
  • Proven program and project management experience in a related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong operational and people management skills, with the ability to connect with and motivate employees to optimize workplace productivity and promote professional growth
  • Exhibits empathy, emotional intelligence and self-awareness to remain sensitive to the dynamics of internal staff as well as individuals affected by sexual trauma
  • Ability to educate and motivate board members, staff, and stakeholders in strategic initiatives and fundraising efforts to meet organization goals
  • Ability to lead the organizations fundraising efforts by goal setting, planning, outreach, and expansion
  • Knowledge of grant writing and administration preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to listen, understand and be supportive of the needs of individuals
  • Ability to be diplomatic but passionate when communicating with legislators and community stakeholders

Compensation

The anticipated salary range for this position is $95,000-$110,000 and commensurate with experience. In addition to compensation, a competitive benefits package will be offered.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to STAR@emergentmethod.com by October 15, 2022.

 

STAR is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis or any protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Resource Advocate - Baton Rouge
The Resource Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Provide advocacy services to clients
  • Answer STAR’s hotline, business line, and office door during business hours
  • Document all client interactions in STAR’s EmpowerDB client database
  • Respond to hospital call outs during business hours 
  • Conduct community outreach and training as requested
  • Participate in weekly advocacy team meetings
  • Provide backup coverage, as scheduled 

Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-time/Non-exempt)

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: Advocacy Interns, as requested

Salary:  Base pay range is $16.00; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience. 

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - Alexandria
The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must work at least two (2) weekends a month; a weekend consists of 5 shifts. Weekends begin on Fridays at 5:00pm and end on Mondays at 8:30am. Position is part-time to be paid on a semi-monthly basis.

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - Baton Rouge
The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must take at least eight (8) or more 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time.

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - New Orleans

The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must take at least eight (8) or more 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time.

Reports to: Advocacy Directors

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Internship Opportunities

STAR’s internship program supports the agency mission through graduate and undergraduate internships and offers a collaborative, supportive and creative learning environment with many opportunities for students to work autonomously with the guidance of a supervisor, integrate theory and practice, and develop new projects and initiatives within a non-profit, social service organization. Individuals interested in interning at STAR can click here to apply.

What You Should Know About Our Internships
  • Internship hours can be part-time and schedules are flexible. The minimum number of hours may be established by individual school requirements.
  • Each student intern will have administrative supervision from a staff person in their field of study. For graduate internships, clinical supervision is available for those requiring LCSW supervision in social work or LPC supervision in counseling.
  • Undergraduate internships must be at least 1 semester in length. Some positions may require longer commitments.
  • Graduate internships must be at least 2 semesters in length, ideally 3 consecutive semesters.
  • For internships involving direct services, STAR’s 40-hour CORE Advocacy Training is required. It is expected that interns complete this training prior to beginning their internship.
  • Most internships are available year-round.
  • Applicants must consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and finger printing.
  • There may be more than one student in each internship position at any given time as the number of internships available varies depending on the program and position.
  • Students are required to submit a professional cover letter and resume and attend an interview to be considered for an internship position.
  • Internships are in high demand and the number of internships available may be limited. Because of this, it is strongly recommended that students begin the application process as early as possible.
  • Internships are unpaid.
 

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal opportunity employment. Accommodations to enable all individuals to participate in the application process may be provided upon advance request.

Capital Area Branch
5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Central Louisiana Branch
1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 70301
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Greater New Orleans Branch
123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Capital Area Branch

5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office: (225) 615-7093 
Fax: (225) 615-7236

Central Louisiana Branch

1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 71301
Office: (318) 625-7592 
Fax: (318) 625-7593

Greater New Orleans Branch

123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Office: (504) 407-0711 
Fax: (504) 509-6368

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