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OrganizationLaurie Crawford
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 16, 2018
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$78-82,000


For over 35 years, the Virginia Victim Assistance Network (VVAN), a statewide non-profit advocacy organization, has worked to minimize the physical, financial, emotional and social impacts of crime.   By uniting a cadre of professionals who strive to ensure the rights of victims and witnesses of crime, their families, and communities, VVAN strives to:

  • Diagnose, assess, and advocate for the needs of victims and their families.
  • Promote policies and legislation to protect the rights of the victims of human tragedy.
  • Produce professional development opportunities and encourage collaboration to ensure the continued growth of its members.
  • Foster accountability through the criminal justice system.

VVAN is seeking an Executive Director to lead a dynamic network of victim/witness advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, local domestic and sexual assault programs, and other allied professionals through the provision of crisis response, human trafficking, and homicide support services.  This also includes oversight of a statewide information and referral line for victims of crime.



Job Duties

The Executive Director will serve as the primary liaison with VVAN members and its Board of Directors to plan and implement a strategic vision for the future.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of 4 full-time employees, oversight of all program and project planning and implementation activities, and operational, financial, public relations, development and personnel functions.


Skills Required


As a historically volunteer-driven organization, the position requires someone with strategic vision and direction who can respond to the changing needs and opportunities of a brand new organizational structure.   The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience as an enthusiastic and effective leader of a non-profit organization who has thorough knowledge of current trends, factors, laws and policies affecting the safety and well-being of victims and witnesses of crime.  He/she should have experience in human services program and/or project development – preferably with an emphasis in the delivery of services in the victim assistance field.

The successful candidate must feel comfortable working in an organization that values its ability to effectively partner with an array of public and private organizations from diverse economic, political and cultural perspectives at a local, state, and national level.  The position requires someone who has considerable experience writing and/or managing grants and developing and executing creative fund development strategies.

Required Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a human services-related degree; equivalent experience or training may substitute for a degree; Master’s degree preferred.  Considerable experience in non-profit leadership; Experience in grant writing and/or management; Experience working in the crime victim/victim witness field, or a closely related human services field.

Additional Info

Special Requirements:  Employment with VVAN will be contingent upon completion of a background investigation that includes a criminal history check, employment verification, and previous supervisor/reference checks.  The successful candidate must provide his/her own vehicle for statewide travel and must have a valid Virginia driver’s license.  This is a grant-funded position.

Benefits:  VVAN offers vacation time, sick leave, paid holidays, and a flexible work schedule.

Office Location:  Henrico, VA

How to apply:  Email your CV or resume, along with a cover letter and a sample of your writing ability, to with the words “ED Search” in the subject field.  Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.