Executive Director

Location Reno, NV 89502
Date Posted October 01, 2021
Job ID 7477
Employment Type Retained
Scion Executive Search ( has been retained to conduct a search for the new Executive Director for Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV). NCEDSV is the state-level coalition for both domestic violence and sexual assault and supports Nevada’s direct-service organizations that work with victims and their families.
This position offers an incredible executive career opportunity to expand and deepen NCEDSV’s presence and impact in the state and to provide program organizations with support around advocacy, legislation, education, training and new programming.
This full-time leadership opportunity is for immediate hire and is based out of the Reno, Nevada area requiring the ability to be present in Carson City during the state’s bi-annual legislative sessions.       
The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, NCEDSV, (previously The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence) was founded in 1980 by the five existing domestic violence programs as a vehicle to provide statewide focus on the issue of domestic violence. A few years ago, NCEDSV became the state-wide coalition for sexual assault, as well. As the dual coalition, NCEDSV provides statewide advocacy, education, resources and other support of the front-line organizations across the state that help those impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual violence. Key supports include providing information about funding sources and opportunities, providing education and training for staff, board members and volunteers, advocating for domestic and sexual violence work in the community, and with legislators, and ensuring access to best practices.

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The area boasts 300 days of sunshine a year! Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from some of the top downhill ski resorts in the world, along with great golf, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking and a short 30 to 45-minute drive to beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is a visionary, highly motivational and proactive leader who publicly represents the mission and goals of NCEDSV. This leader will foster innovative approaches to supporting direct-service organizations across the state and work to broaden external relationships, lead advocacy and seek expanded funding. Overseeing a team of 10 highly productive and experienced staff and an annual budget of $1.5M+, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the administration and operation of the organization.
Leveraging strong communication skills and the ability to engage with people of all backgrounds, this role powerfully advocates for programming and systemic supports for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, regularly engaging with national and regional leaders, member organizations, legislators, social service agencies and more. The Executive Director will provide inspirational and innovative leadership that increases the organization’s impact and ensures the mission of NCEDSV is fully realized. This role will also lead expansion of funding on behalf of the organization to support greater service provision to program organizations.
Consistent with the policy set by the Board of Directors and in collaboration with the internal team, the Executive Director will drive NCEDSV’s goals while ensuring a unified and positive organizational culture. This individual will lead implementation of systems and processes to support growth and increased impact.
This is an incredible opportunity to provide greater support for victims of domestic and sexual violence through expanding and deepening engagements and supports to the organizations who serve them. This role will be an agent of change while building upon the existing legacy of the coalition in Nevada.
Organizational Leadership: The Executive Director will provide thoughtful and visionary leadership that is inclusive, transparent and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization's mission. This individual will inspire a service-oriented, professional, results-driven environment across the organization steeped in the mission and focused on increased impact.
Fundraising and External Relations: The Executive Director will build on NCEDSV’s value proposition and actively identify and seize on opportunities to market NCEDSV’s work, mission and impact while effectively representing the organization and promoting a positive organizational image. Working as a connector and advocate, this leader will liaise between the organizations served by NCEDSV and the organization, funders, lawmakers and other key stakeholders. The Executive Director takes the lead on funding and fundraising initiatives for all the organization’s programs. This individual will identify, cultivate, build and solidify relationships with new and established contributing organizations and individuals and implement innovative strategies to attract additional funding. Adapting to changing community needs and creating new funding sources will be key. This person will also ensure Agency compliance with program grant requirements. Building upon the existing community network of nonprofit and government partnerships, this leader will advance NCEDSV’s mission, vision and growth goals.
Growth and Strategy: The Executive Director will oversee, manage and grow the organization’s affairs (budget of $1.5 million annually). In collaboration with the Board and established consultants, this leader will develop a long-range strategic plan, goals and associated work plans to drive NCEDSV’s mission, vision and presence in Nevada.
Financial Stewardship: This role will collaborate with the internal team and propose to the Board of Directors an annual budget and work plan that specifies the programs and activities that further NCEDSV’s mission, including the resources necessary to carry out these functions and annual measurable objectives. This role will also actively engage in complex fiscal management through hands on budgetary development and oversight and routinely report performance and financial activities to the Board.
People/Talent Strategies: The Executive Director will value and nurture NCEDSV’s employees, foster a collaborative working environment, encourage professional development and champion accountability amongst staff. This leader will build relationships and trust and empower internal leadership and staff through providing clear vision, transparency, expectations, evaluation and accountability around performance. Additionally, the Executive Director will actively participate in the selection, training, and evaluation of key personnel and ensure compliance across all human resources, labor and other regulations, working to establish and interpret policy and procedure.
Internal Operations: The Executive Director will build on and evolve existing organizational infrastructure and information technology to support and promote strategy and goal achievement. This includes effectively anticipating operational changes and planning for continued growth. This individual will ensure all aspects of operations align with the established organizational mission, values and growth goals.
Board Relations and Development: The Executive Director will establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, including member organization Board members, and serve as chief liaison to the Board to include facilitating agenda setting, Board member orientation and proactive communication. This role will also provide, upon request, prospects for potential new additions to the Board who align with NCEDSV’s Board member makeup requirements and would benefit the organization.
The ideal candidate is a leader with strong business and leadership acumen who can build upon and expand the organization’s reach and visibility externally while establishing internal infrastructure and people-related strategies to support these goals.
  • A deeply mission-driven advocate for programming around Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.
  • Five (5) years or more executive-level leadership experience with an organization of at least 10 staff. Coalition or association experience a plus.
  • Experience overseeing a budget of at least $2 million.
  • Experience partnering with and overseeing staff in multiple locations across the state. Experience managing remote teams.
  • Strong relationship builder and collaborator; ability to build bridges and establish relationships across the geographically and demographically diverse state of Nevada with key stakeholders such as direct program/service providers, legislators, legal and community leaders.
  • A passion to understand how to partner, serve and more deeply engage member organizations and increase members’ return on investment.
  • A consensus builder; ability to bring diverse groups of people together and build strong relationships.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment and/or passion for fundraising; experience with federal and state grants and pass through funding.
  • Experience around and understanding of the legislative process and policy-making/advocacy. 
  • Ability to effectively manage, empower and mentor experienced internal leaders; demonstrated experience in team building and encouraging professional development of staff.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills; ability to inspire the trust and confidence of the organization, public and client communities.
  • Proven ability to build new relationships and shepherd existing financial support.
  • An entrepreneurial, energetic and innovative spirit.
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting, compliance, finance and fiscal controls.
  • High level of ethical conduct.
This incredible executive opportunity offers the ability to make significant impact on the provision of supports and resources to domestic violence and sexual violence programs across the state of Nevada.
This exciting role offers a competitive salary between $65,000 to $115,000 annually, depending on experience, relocation support, and a strong benefits package including employer subsidized medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a retirement plan option and paid vacation and sick time.
This is an opportunity, position and mission that will inspire you daily!
NCEDSV has retained the services of Scion Executive Search, a national executive search firm specializing in mission-driven organization recruitment, to assist in conducting this important search. For immediate consideration please apply with your resume and cover letter, in Microsoft Word format if possible, via:

Please address questions about this opportunity to:
Scion Executive Search
Attn: Rebecca Lerol
Executive Search Principal
(888) 487-8850

Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.

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