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OrganizationFoothills Child Advocacy Center
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 2, 2024
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$85,000 - $95,000
Phone(434) 971-7233


Position Announcement:

Foothills Child Advocacy Center Charlottesville, VA  – CEO

 Organization Overview Foothills Child Advocacy Center (FCAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to championing the rights and well-being of children. FCAC provides a trauma informed, coordinated system of care and intervention services to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other forms of violence and helps to support their caregivers. Our mission is to minimize trauma, promote healing, and ensure child safety. We are seeking an experienced and passionate Chief Executive Officer to provide visionary leadership and drive the organization’s strategic initiatives.

Position Summary FCAC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) serves as the primary visionary and leader, responsible for guiding the organization toward the implementation of its strategic plan. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned executive with a proven track record, an experienced team leader adept at building relationships to promote the organization’s mission. The CEO is responsible for ensuring all organizational programs and resources meet the needs of the community, with ultimate responsibility for fiscal  management, fundraising initiatives to include marketing and outreach campaigns as well as protocols for grant writing, administration, and reporting.  The CEO reports directly and is accountable to the FCAC Board of Directors.




Job Duties

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Provides strategic direction to the board, staff, and stakeholders, ensuring alignment with organizational mission, goals, and objectives

Fundraising and Resource Management

  • Drives fundraising efforts by cultivating relationships with donors, securing grants, and developing sustainable funding strategies to support the organization’s needs
  • Manages organizational resources effectively, ensuring financial sustainability and accountability

Community Engagement

  • Builds and maintains relationships with key community stakeholders, peer organizations, and other partners to strengthen and expand the organization’s impact
  • Serves as the face and the voice of the Center, presenting information on the child advocacy model and directing related educational activities
  • Implements community engagement strategies to raise awareness and mobilize support

Organizational Management

  • Directs daily operations, ensuring the organization’s programs and services are executed with excellence
  • Provides effective leadership and mentorship to a high-performing team, fostering a positive, collaborative work culture built on trust and transparency
  • Develops and maintains a supportive work environment that acknowledges and addresses secondary trauma, ensuring all team members have access to appropriate mental health support and self-care strategies

Skills Required

Required Qualifications

  • Executive communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Strong awareness of factors affecting child welfare and health (including domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, etc.); must possess the ability to translate this knowledge into effective strategies to promote advocacy services and programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., social work, psychology, sociology, or a related discipline) OR equivalent experience in child advocacy, community development, or related areas
  • Five years of nonprofit executive leadership experience
  • Fluency with common computer applications and technology applications (e.g., MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint; virtual meeting platforms, etc.)

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Seasoned fundraiser; successful capital development acumen
  • Previous professional experience with child advocacy centers and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Familiarity with the National Children’s Alliance Standards of Accreditation for child advocacy centers


Work Schedule

Typically M – F, daytime hours

Additional Info

Application Process Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, January 2st 2024 at 11:59 p.m. at

Salary and Benefits The anticipated salary range for this position is $85,000 – $95,000, commensurate with education and experience.  FCAC offers a generous benefits package including paid time off (observed holidays, annual leave, and personal days), medical/dental/vision insurance coverage, and retirement contribution match; assistance with relocation expenses may be available.  Please note, this is an in-person role serving at FCAC’s office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Equal Opportunity Employer Foothills does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment based upon race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, cultural background, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, military service, or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in employment.

Physical Requirements While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close and distance vision.

Other Requirements Successful completion of criminal background and child abuse/neglect clearances as a condition of employment, and every three years thereafter, is required. Must be willing to work flexible hours. Must have access to a vehicle; possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Must demonstrate proof of legal ability to work in the United States, and, if applicable, demonstrate registration with the Selective Service. Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.