DIRECTOR, Sexual Assault Crisis Services

3 weeks ago
Meriden, CT
Full Time

DIRECTOR – Sexual Assault Crisis Services

The Director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS)  is responsible for directing, overseeing and supervising the operation of the Sexual Assault Crisis Services program, in accordance with the Women and Families Center mission and vision statement.

This is a full time, exempt position. Annual salary range is $45,000 to $55,000 plus a generous benefits package.


This position requires typical work operations and responsibilities such as, but not limited to:

  • Directly supervise and provide guidance to staff within the Sexual Assault Crisis program, including recruitment, hiring, terminating, and orienting new staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintains necessary staffing levels, and schedules staff accordingly. Informs the CEO of any staffing needs.
  • Provide coverage for 24-hour hotline, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Provide crisis intervention; legal, medical, and police accompaniment; and short-term supportive counseling for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones.
  • Conducts annual evaluations of staff and Center programs.
  • Coordinates direct services, including crisis hotline, short-term supportive counseling and advocacy, and education/training program.
  • Ensures accurate record keeping as required by contract, regulation and/or best practices, including program statistics and confidential client files.
  • Takes action to ensure compliance with grant, contract and licensing requirements.
  • In collaboration with the CEO and Accounting Consultant monitor and manage accounting, including budget planning and expense oversight.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, pursue new funding and program opportunities.
  • Participates in agency functions, such as fundraisers and community events.
  • Drafts and implements program policies and procedures, in accordance with applicable funding regulations and guidelines, the mission and vision of the Women and Families Center, and best practice.
  • Collaborates with and maintains productive relationships with area service providers, officials, oversight entities, and other stakeholders in the provision of sexual assault crisis services.
  • Uphold all obligations of being a mandated reporter.
  • Other related duties as requested.


  • Bachelor Degree in social welfare or other human service discipline required. Master’s Degree preferred. Candidates with 7 years minimum experience managing a same or similar program may be considered in lieu of education.
  • Two years experience in sexual assault service program required, at least one of which was in a supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Counseling experience and experience supervising a diverse staff preferred.
  • Case Management Experience – experience with trauma informed interventions a plus.
  • Experience in budget planning.
  • Experience with ETO.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Must obtain and maintain certification as a Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor.


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