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At Verity, our team is made up of people with different strengths, lived experiences, and

backgrounds, who share a passion for Verity’s mission.

If this position and our mission resonate with you, we encourage you to apply!

Verity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values a diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination. Verity is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. Verity strongly encourages people of all genders, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence, people with disabilities, veterans, those whose second language is English, and members of traditionally marginalized groups to apply.

If you’re someone who…

● Is a mission-driven professional who embraces collaboration, exhibits excellent communication skills, and forges strong relationships built on trust, respect, and inclusivity

● Is driven to seek out solutions and engage in real dialogue with a survivor-centered focus

● Understands the unique complexities of addressing violence, social justice, and equity in Sonoma County

● Is interested in actively fostering collaborative relationships with other local agencies, including other nonprofits, law enforcement, the courts, and social services

● Utilizes your development acumen to expand community presence and diversify funding streams

● Is a resourceful self-starter who is operations, finance, and systems savvy

● Is a visionary and strategic thinker with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude

● Brings a sense of purpose, heart, dignity, healing, and authenticity to your leadership

● Is compelled by your innate curiosity and love for learning to dig deep and explore new and innovative opportunities, perspectives, and ideas

… then we have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for you!


As Sonoma County’s sole rape crisis, trauma and healing center, Verity is a survivor-centered, mission-driven organization that values compassion, safety, and support. Verity supports social justice and equity for all adults and children who have been sexually assaulted. We are committed to ending sexual violence by working to eliminate the conditions that cause or tolerate it. We realize that the process to end the violence in our communities includes a collaboration of individuals, groups, and organizations. We are an active partner in that effort as a member of the community.


The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the organization and is an integral part of several interagency committees, such as the Human Trafficking Task Force, SART Steering Committee, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Freedom Network and Committees, VALORUS Rape Crisis Center Executive Director meetings, and the CSEC committee related to human trafficking.

The ED provides administrative oversight of grant development and compliance with federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations; fiscal management and program coordination; and services to clients. The ED represents the organization in public arenas, promotes the mission of the agency, and advocates for programs, funding, and community partnerships that support Verity’s mission. Further, the ED, working with the Director of Operations and Department Managers, provides oversight and support in carrying out all duties related to staff development, recruitment, training and supervision.

The ED reports to the Board of Directors (Board) and works collaboratively with the Board to develop a long- term strategic plan. The ED is responsible for implementing the agency elements of the Strategic Plan and supporting the Board in the facilitation of their areas of expertise related to the strategic plan.

Essential Duties:

Visionary Leadership

• Provides strategic and organizational leadership to forward the mission and community impact of Verity.

• Promotes an organizational culture that fosters cooperation, communication, and a common organizational vision.

• Maintains and models a positive tone and focus for the organization to ensure morale, teamwork, and a positive work environment.

• Champions the organization’s focus on supporting survivors and ensures that strategic goals translate into prioritized strategies with clear accountability, timelines, and deliverables.

• Keeps a pulse on national, state, and local trends that could influence the strategies and policies at Verity.

Fiscal Management

• Oversees the day-to-day financial operations ensuring that Verity maintains sound financial practices and viable funding strategies.

• Manages Verity business in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organizational procedures.

• Oversees/supervises all bookkeeping, accounting and financial activities; works with bookkeeper to ensure monthly financials accurately reflect the grant expenditure requirements.

• Identifies potential areas of additional fiscal support.

• Works with staff and Board to prepare Verity annual budget based on agency needs; prudently manages organization’s resources within those budgetary guidelines; and presents an annual budget and monthly
financial reports for Board of Directors.

• Works with Director of Data/Programs to establish rigorous accountability standards for grant and budget tracking.

• Directs financial activities and assures compliance accountability to Board, funders, and regulatory bodies. Meets monthly with Finance Committee to review agency financials. Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates any risk associated with organizational finances and operations.

Fund Development

• Creates and leads a diversified and sustainable fund development strategy, including but not limited to individual, corporate and foundation contributions; contracts; grants; and in-kind donations.

• Works with grant writer to develop annual Grant Calendar and tracking.

• Champions the organization’s focus on supporting survivors and ensures that strategic goals translate into prioritized strategies with clear accountability, timelines, and deliverables.

• Serves as the lead fundraiser by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding potential and existing funders to boost organizational sustainability.

• Promotes the organization’s work through networking, including meetings with potential donors, board members, and community partners; aligns these individuals and groups as ongoing agency supporters and contributors.

• Works closely with the Board to ensure all board fundraising and donor development activities align with the overall fund development strategy and with Verity’s mission.

• Oversees production and organization of special events

Program Planning and Operations Management

• Working with the Administrative Team, oversees design, development and delivery of quality programs and services.

• Ensures management and leadership of Verity meets established sexual assault/crisis management program standards and best practices.

• Working with the Administrative Team, provides leadership in establishing actionable agency/program goals and objectives, setting priorities, supporting and enabling impact assessment, and ensuring successful implementation.

• Manages vendors and contracts related to the daily operation, repair, and maintenance of Verity’s buildings and grounds.

Human Resource Management

• Works with the Director of Operations, Director of Data/Programs and Department Managers to recruit and manage Verity staff.

• Oversees and provides guidance to the Director of Operations to develop and implement appropriate human resource policies and procedures, including training, leadership and staff development; recognition and rewards; succession planning; and performance management for all staff.

• Oversees Director of Operations to effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current labor and other laws and regulations.

Marketing and Communications

• Works with the Communications Manager to sustain the visibility and reputation of the organization.

• Provides oversight of collateral development and website content.

• Implements creative strategies to increase public awareness of sexual assault prevention, intervention, and Verity program and services.

Community Outreach & Advocacy

• Develops, maintains, and grows collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders such as law enforcement, the courts, other NGOs, and social services to support strategic initiatives, coalitions, and programs.

• Attends events as a Verity representative.

• Leads or represents Verity on several committees, councils and task forces.

Board Relationship

• Supports the Board of Directors in its efforts to provide strong, effective, and ethical governance of the organization.

• Leads Verity in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

• Communicates effectively with the Board and provides timely information about the organization opportunities, challenges, and successes.

• Supports the Board of Directors’ engagement in strategic planning; resource and financial development;

• Serves as the face of the organization to the public, community, partners, government, media, and other organizations.

• Ensures that the organization’s vision, core values, and programs are represented accurately and in a compelling manner.

• Serves as the liaison with the Board of Directors and staff, stakeholders, and community.

Additional Duties

• Special duties/projects as assigned by the Board.

Candidate Experience, Education, Qualities, & Traits:

• Four years of management experience in a non-profit agency, community-based organization or other human services setting.

• Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or related field; additional management experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

• Administrative skills in budgeting, fiscal management, grant writing, fund raising, donor solicitation, problem-solving, and program management and development.

• Possess and demonstrate excellent writing; verbal communication; organizational, and time management skills.

• Knowledge of principles and practices of staff development including experience in supervising paid professional and volunteer staff.

• Demonstrated ability in public speaking and community relations.

• Skilled in facilitating dialogue within diverse communities and settings.

• Knowledge of the dynamics and issues related to sexual assault, human trafficking, and victim

• Possess, or be able to obtain within the first 90 days of employment, sexual assault crisis line counselor training that is specified in Sections 1035.2 and 1037.1of the Evidence Code and as mandated by the State of California.

• Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm, mindful, and conscientious manner as leader of the agency.

• Ability to maintain organizational culture and understanding of the impact of various traumatic events staff and/or volunteers may experience through their work and support their processing of said events.

• Experience in facilitating board relations and governance.

• Ability to exhibit sound judgment and decision-making skills

• Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands.

• Strong computer skills and ability to adapt to new technology.

• Bilingual in English & Spanish strongly desired.

If you’re excited by this opportunity:

Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Verity- ED” in the subject line or click here to apply by May 17, 2023 (early submission is encouraged).