Fw: executive director
- I know you are here Liz, and I'm sure you are Mandy (hi!!!) but don't know
if Deepa is a ujeni member. If she's not, does anyone know her e-mail
address? This from Elizabeth McGovern does sound good. Hope someone can
From: Elizabeth McGovern <emcgovern@...>
To: weber@... <weber@...>
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 3:32 PM
Subject: FW: executive director
>I thought some of your list serves might be interested this. I especially
>thought Deepa or Liz Bell or Amanda Briggs might be interested or know of
>someone who is. If you have their e-mail, could you pass it on? I don't
>have their e-mail.
>POSITION: Executive Director
>Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS)
>Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS) is seeking a qualified
>professional to serve as Executive Director. HIPS is a nonprofit
>organization that conducts outreach to youth prostitutes in DC to assist
>them in securing alternatives to prostitution, educates street sex workers
>and the community about HIV prevention, safety and the sex trade; and
>advocates for protecting the human rights of sex workers, in efforts to end
>the sexual exploitation of young people.
>HIPS is seeking an Executive Director who will carry forward the mission of
>HIPS to provide alternatives and support to young people who are victims of
>prostitution in Washington, DC. HIPS Executive Director will have
>responsibility for administering the day-to-day operations of the HIPS
>programs including hiring and supervising staff, raising funds, developing
>and implementing annual plans of work for the organization with
>budget, staffing and evaluation plans.who
>HIPS� services include: an outreach van on Friday and Saturday nights, a
>peer education program, referrals to appropriate agencies and services, a
>hotline for help and information, and placement in cases where individuals
>decide to leave the streets. HIPS also convenes a parent support group and
>has plans for a drop-in center for the youth and is developing a prevention
>program for local youth. HIPS collaborates with social service, legal
>agencies, law enforcement, religious, educational, and health institutes to
>improve services to youth.
>HIPS� programs are carried out by a small, dedicated staff, which include
>Executive Director, Program Director, Outreach Specialist, Program
>Coordinator, Office Manager and Case Manager along with 60-70 volunteers
>work on the outreach van and manage the hotline. HIPS is a 6-year-oldmedia.
>non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors of up to 21
>The Executive Director will work closely with the HIPS Board of Directors
>and serve as an ex-officio member of the HIPS Executive Committee and will
>represent HIPS publicly to collaborations, customers, funders and the
>The HIPS Executive Director will represent the youth clients (female, malehealth
>and transgender) and advocate for their right to educational, social,
>and legal services they need for healthy and safe lifestyles.clients,
>HIPS anticipates hiring an Executive Director who has passion for the
>mission of the clients served, compassion and respect for the youth
>integrity in administering the program and professionalism in working withof
>HIPS staff, volunteers, Board members, and collaborators. This person
>should show a personal commitment to social change and eradication of
>violence against HIPS clientele. In addition, this person should be
>experienced and respected in the field, capable of carrying out HIPS�
>mission and strategies, and able to think systematically and creatively to
>help the program grow and increase its impact. The HIPS Executive Director
>will exercise good judgment and have the capacity to make quick decisions.
>Articulate the vision and mission of HIPS in collaboration with the Board
>Develop, manage and administer the continuous operation of all HIPS
>Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and activities in annual report to
>funders and Board of Directors.
>Document and report the accomplishments and impacts of HIPS� programs in
>regular reports to the Board of Directors, funders, collaborators, and
>Secure funds to support HIPS' mission by seeking grants and raising funds
>from public and private sources.
>Foster a collegial atmosphere in hiring, supervising, evaluating and
>providing HIPS staff with development opportunities.
>Provide effective management of HIPS human and financial resources by
>preparing and managing HIPS annual budget, working with an accountant and
>Provide regular budget reports to the Board of Directors.
>Establish and maintain collaborations with federal or local government
>agencies, non-profit organizations, community and civic groups, and law
>enforcement agencies in support of all aspects of HIPS programs.
>Professionally respond to controversial issues regarding the populations
>that HIPS serves.
>Represent HIPS to the general public and specific constituents, inform and
>educate the general public about the mission of the organization and the
>needs of its clients.
>Support Board of Directors' commitment to the organization by developing
>effective communication, a cooperative relationship, and Board involvement
>in support of HIPS� programs.
>Follow and enforce administrative guidelines and policies and procedures
>approved by the HIPS Board of Directors.
>Serve on HIPS Board of Directors and HIPS Executive Committee as a
>BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred with concentration in sociology, social
>work, psychology, counseling, youth development, education, public
>administration or public health.
>Three to five years of experience in the following areas:
>* program development for at-risk youth
>* successful fund development including writing proposals, working with
>funders, budgeting and managing resources
>* direct-service experience with at-risk youth
>* building and maintaining collaborative partnerships
>* managing non-profit organizations
>* working with and managing volunteers; and varied levels of community
>Communication: conduct effective oral and written communication; make
>presentations, perform technical writing for proposals and reports: informsupervise
>and maintain contact with HIPS Board of Directors and key constituencies.
>Program management: ensure efficient, effective day-to-day operations;
>empower/motivate staff to carry out the HIPS programs; effectively
>day-to-day staff operations.program
>Fundraising: secure resources through grant writing and outreach to
>Collaboration: seek and secure collaborative relationships to aid HIPS in
>successfully delivering services.
>Research: document and effectively communicate the scope, severity, status
>and impact of prostitution, gather and analyze data as the basis for
>development and assessment.
>Program Development: translate results of needs assessments and research
>into appropriate programs to serve target populations; provide knowledge of
>the philosophy, purpose and effective practices working with at-risk youth.
>Knowledge of philosophy, purpose, and effective practices in working with
>Ability to gather and analyze data as the basis for program development and
>Ability to seek and secure resources - financial, collaborations, and
>partnerships to aid HIPS in the successful delivery of services.
>Ability to build trust among the youth served by HIPS.
>Ability to work with gay/lesbian/transgender populations and staff.
>Ability to effectively supervise and provide guidance to staff.
>Ability to work with a wide range of people/agencies (e.g., community-based
>organizations, police departments, neighborhood representatives, local and
>national government agencies) to ensure effective outreach and services for
>Skills in operating computers and general knowledge of the Internet.
>The HIPS Executive Director performs under the supervision and guidance of
>the HIPS Board of Directors.
>$40,000 annual salary plus benefits package.
>The HIPS office is located in Southeast Washington, DC. Duties are
>performed in normal conditions as usually found in offices and community
>settings. Transportation, whether public or private, is a routine and
>integral requirement of the position.
>To apply for the HIPS Executive Director Position, please send a cover
>letter outlining interest in position and key qualifications, current
>resume, writing sample, and history of resource development activities
>including amounts generated, via mail to Executive Director Search, HIPS,
>P.O. Box 15651, Washington, DC 20003-0651;e-mail (HIPSINC@...); or by
>fax to 202-543-3343 no later than November 10, 1999.
>Director, HandsNet Training & Resource Center
>1990 M Street, NW #550 email: kjimroglou@...
>Washington, DC 20036 voice: 202/872-1111
>http://www.handsnet.org fax: 202/872-1245
>HandsNet empowers organizations to integrate online communications
>strategies effectively, improving programs and policies for children,
>families and people in need.
>Mail Sent: October 15, 1999 10:39 am PDT Item: R01UQdb