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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Type: Full Time Exempt Employee Status Salary: $55,000 – 75,000/year depending on experience Benefits: Stipend available for health insurance and moving expenses, generous PTO policy,…

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Type: Full Time Exempt Employee Status

Salary: $55,000 – 75,000/year depending on experience

Benefits: Stipend available for health insurance and moving expenses, generous PTO policy, flexible schedule

Work location: Cadillac, Michigan

Founded in 1984, the OASIS Family Resource Center’s mission is to strengthen and safeguard the families in Wexford and Missaukee Counties. We do this by offering empowerment- and strength-based direct services for survivors experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault throughout a geographically large and rural area. Services include: emergency shelter, crisis intervention counseling, a 24-hour crisis hotline, support groups, survivor advocacy, transitional housing, and community education on the dynamics and prevention of interpersonal violence. OASIS also operates the Family Resource Center (FRC) and the Second Chance resale store. The FRC provides parenting classes, resource material and in-home parent education services.

For more information, please visit https://www.cadillacoasis-frc.org/

The OASIS Family Resource Center (OASIS) Board of Directors is looking for an Executive Director (ED) to join our nonprofit organization. The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for OASIS’ staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The ideal candidate will be a natural connector with excellent listening, communication and relationship-building skills, able to aggregate talent and allies and build bridges between people from different communities, sectors and backgrounds. They will demonstrate a keen awareness of the needs and strengths of people and the versatility to read and respond to a changing environment and diverse perspectives, all from a social justice, intersectional framework of working with survivors. They will be survivor-centered and trauma-informed.

The ED will be responsible for furthering OASIS’ mission while embracing and implementing an empowerment-based, trauma-informed philosophy of working with survivors. The ED’s general responsibilities will include the supervision of a $1.6 million operating budget and direct supervision of management staff. Additional responsibilities include:

    • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
    • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals Actively engage and energize OASIS’ volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders
    • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations
    • Lead, coach, develop, and retain OASIS’ high-performance senior management team
    • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
    • Participate and oversee community awareness, systems change, and community engagement efforts to further OASIS’ mission and support long-term community change
    • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion
    • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
    • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities


The ED will be thoroughly committed to OASIS’ mission, the people we serve and an empowerment-based philosophy. All candidates must have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. The ED must also have extensive knowledge of: the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault; the history of the prevention and intervention of violence against women and childhood trauma; and, the societal impact of gender-based violence.

Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally an MSW or MPA, with at least 5 years of successful senior management experience
  • Track record of effectively leading a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff
  • Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop 
high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member 
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide 
range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, empathy, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

OASIS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable nonprofit. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that is committed to a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, survivors and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

To apply, please send: a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and what makes you excited about the position and a resume to: hiring@cadillacoasis-frc.org.

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