Why We Love This Opportunity
Since its founding, GRACE has been on the frontlines of conducting independent investigations related to past abuse as well as providing substantive and informed-based safeguarding training for churches and other faith-based organizations. In the past 5 years, the work of GRACE has exploded both domestically and internationally! Incredible skill and expertise already exist within their staff and board, but they need a trustworthy, winsome, and emotionally intelligent leader to build upon an already incredible foundation and enhance the internal infrastructure to scale for even greater growth!
GRACE operates as a virtual organization, with Lynchburg, VA home to two staff members. The GRACE team loves Jesus and represents a broad spectrum of Christendom who have spent many years on the front lines investigating, addressing, and confronting child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, spiritual abuse, and other forms of trauma. Their mission is empowering faith-based communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse in a Godly manner.
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.
The role requires someone who is quick on their feet; who can keep up with a swift, and sometimes urgent, pace. With the past being focused largely on the work ‘out there’ this person will initially be focused on the infrastructural work within GRACE. This role will balance visionary, strategic, and operational lanes.
A successful history of multi-faceted fundraising/donor cultivation would be a plus. He/She must love people, all people, and be able to delicately but courageously, communicate across varied people groups.
The next Executive Director must be team-driven and collaborative, but boldly and concisely able to make decisions, being both competent and confident; but willing to learn, offering an energizing and fresh perspective. S/he will be willing to sustain and withstand the tension that comes with a deeply challenging mission field, such as abuse. This leader requires the following at their core: Trustworthy, Winsome, Emotionally Intelligent, Strategic Thinker & Caretaker/Keeper.
If you’d like to review GRACE’s full organizational profile, outlining the organization and role in much greater detail, please CLICK HERE.