Director of Violence Prevention

Title of Position: Director of Violence Prevention

Position Type: Full-time, exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Closing Date: February 28, 2019

About the Organization: Founded in 1970 by a group of volunteers, 360 Communities is a non-profit organization which provides services to more than 17,000 people annually in over 40 locations in Dakota County, Minnesota. Holistic services include a network of five food shelves, two family resource centers, two domestic and sexual violence shelters, and two programs that support school success from birth to high school graduation.

Our staff and volunteers work with the community and strive to fulfill our mission daily. 360 Communities mission is: “360 Communities delivers safety and stability that improves lives”.

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Position Overview: The Director of Violence Prevention is responsible for the operational success and impact of the following programs at 360 Communities: the Lewis Houses, Domestic and Sexual Violence Outreach, Sexual Assault Services and community awareness of these programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate commitment to the agency’s mission statement and core values at all times.
  • Partner with the CEO to represent 360 Communities with external community groups. Raise awareness regarding
  • the needs of those impacted by programs and cultivate community relationships to increase involvement and
  • resources.
  • Manage program aspects and grants effectively within budget in collaboration with the Controller and CEO, and
  • report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
  • Ensure that programs and services are in compliance with all federal, state, funding, and city regulations,
  • certifications, and licensing requirements.
  • Evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development needs of staff and partner with other leaders to
  • implement professional development initiatives.
  • Work with staff to engage, equip and retain volunteers.
  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership with a focus on increasing violence prevention and intervention impact
  • and outcomes across all programs and services.
  • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among programs and staff.
  • Ensure programs are holistic, culturally appropriate, consumer centric, and accessible.
  • Innovate to improve and expand programs.

Supervisory Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Eagan Lewis House Supervisor, Hastings Lewis House Supervisor, Violence Prevention Volunteer Coordinator, Outreach Supervisor and Community Educator.
  • Responsible for directing, motivating, developing, evaluating and reviewing staff work.
  • Managing staff, preparing work schedules, and assigning projects and duties.
  • Monitoring and controlling resources used by staff.
  • Interview and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes.

Required Skills:

  • Interpersonal: Contributes to building positive team spirit and put success of team above own interests. Recognize accomplishments of other team members.
  • Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and others. Inspires respect, trust and motivates others to perform well and fulfill vision. Accepts feedback from others. Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates. Displays passion and optimism.
  • Communication: Speak clearly and concisely in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification. Present and interpret numerical data and written information effectively.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University, and two years’ experience working with women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault and/or are in crisis.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience overall, with a minimum of three years in a team management role supervising staff operating multiple human services programs.
  • Experience working in Domestic and Sexual Violence shelters.
  • Experience working with a collaborative and constructive peer group.
  • Experience hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering
  • them to elevate their levels of responsibility and performance.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and acceptable driving record
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of human resources; professional development plans, performance evaluations, performance improvement plans, and corrective action policies.

A complete job description can be requested by e-mailing

360 Communities values racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply.

360 Communities is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.