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Executive Director

Children’s Center for Hope and Healing
Gainesville, Georgia
$75,000-$80,000 plus benefits -140 hour of PTO, 10 paid holidays, 401k contribution
Closing date
Apr 5, 2024

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Focus Areas
Mental Health / Crisis Intervention
Job Function
Executive / Senior Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level



The Children's Center for Hope and Healing's mission is to restore dignity, trust and hope to individuals and families traumatized by child sexual abuse through accessible and effective therapy, advocacy, and education.   Our vision is a safe community in which all thrive, free from sexual abuse.


Victim Services 

Adult Services  

Prevention Services 

Project Pathfinder  


  • Successful executive management and leadership experience (4-5 years).
  • Strong background in the human services sector with a preference in counseling and/or child abuse therapy.
  • Effective internal and external communication skills, including some marketing and public relations experience.
  • Successful fundraising and/or business development and sales experience, including grants writing and management.
  • Good relationship and community building skills, including experience in working with diverse communities. 
  • Demonstrated human resource recruitment and development skills, including experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors.
  • Effective administrative and office management experience.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong visionary and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Minimum education:  Bachelor’s degree.


The Executive Director shall be responsible for the implementation of the strategic plan, policy and procedures for The Children’s Center for Hope and Healing as established and approved by the Board of Directors.  Following are areas of responsibility.

 Leadership and Organizational Development

  • Partner with the Director of Administration in essential internal leadership activities (human resources, administration, and organizational planning).
  • Partner with Director of Administration to identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
  • Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas.
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, and communications.


  • Hire staff management team, and oversee their staff hiring.   
  • Oversee management of staff, delegating appropriately to Directors.
  • Conduct staff meetings, appreciation luncheons, etc.
  • Evaluate staffing needs and recruit, supervise and develop necessary staff to meet organizational needs.
  • Mentoring, coaching; visible, approachable sounding board/resource.
  • Develop policies and procedures manual.

Program and Planning

  • Oversee and manage Clinical Director.
  • Manage Programs to meet desire outcomes.
  • Oversee daily programs of the CCHH , delegating to Clinical Director.
  • Implement new program policies and procedures.
  • Propose new programs under guidelines of the CCHH’s mission.
  • Implement The Children’s Center for Hope and Healing’s strategic plan and report to the Board on implementation progress.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Oversee management of funds according to budget.
  • Review information sent to CPA for monthly financial reports.
  • Review reports received from CPA.
  • Respond to inquiries of CPA, along with Director of Administrative Services.
  • Work with Deputy Director to Prepare Annual budget, along with the Treasurer, for Board approval.  
  • Attend Board Finance Committee meetings. 
  • Work with CPA in completion of annual audit and implement recommendations from accountants.

Resource Development

  • Working with Director of Development to create The Children’s Center for Hope and Healing’s fundraising plans, and coordinate its fund raising staff and efforts.
  • Oversee and aid in grant writing and administration, including Federal grants.
  • Involve the community in the support of the CCHH through:  Grants, Fundraising events, Tours of  CCHH; Meetings with potential and present supporters of CCHH ;
  • Correspondence with supporters – updates on projects;
  • Preparation of reports for foundations regarding expenditure of funds;
  • Thank you letters to corporations, groups and supporters; and Conducting speaking engagements.


  • Make recommendations for facilities.

Marketing And Community Relations

  • Work with Board to develop and implement marketing and public relations plans.
  • Participate in critical forums, tasks forces, and ad hoc community initiatives related to Children’s Center for Hope and Healing’s mission. 
  • Also, represent Children’s Center for Hope and Healing in industry-group conferences, professional associations, and other public venues.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders including critical foundations, and other supporters of Children’s Center for Hope and Healing’s mission, goals and programs.
  • Participate in advocacy efforts and activities.

Work With Board Of Directors

  • Regular communication with Board President regarding matters in all areas pertaining to The Children’s Center for Hope and Healing and with Board members, seeking to secure their active involvement in the CCHH. 
  • Along with Board President, prepare Board meeting agendas and coordinate the preparation and distribution of Board meeting minutes.
  • Attend Board meetings and give such reports as President requests. Assist in Board recruitment and development efforts.


$75,000-$80,000 plus benefits - 140 hours of PTO for the first 5 years then 180 hours per year, 10 paid holidays, 401k contribution, $250 per year for continuing education and free supervision for licensure. 

EEO Commitment

We are an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.


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