Job Title:                             President/CEO

Department:                      Management

Reports To:                        President/CEO

FLSA Status:                      Full Time/Exempt



Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President/CEO is the Chief Executive Officer of The Julian Center and the organization’s chief spokesperson, representing the agency to its many constituencies, internal and external.  The President/CEO’s scope of responsibility includes, community relations, strategic planning, fund development and operational, financial and administrative management.

The President/CEO will maintain an institutional culture that balances the needs of the Central Indiana community with The Julian Center’s traditions, visions and programs with the efficacy of best business practices, fiscal accountability, and both community and institutional impact.


Institutional Advancement

Develop and oversee a comprehensive advancement plan.  Identify stakeholders, develop strategies, and define how key messages will be delivered to various individual and institutional stakeholders.

  • Take a leadership role in the organization’s development programs, including its annual operating efforts, planned-giving and endowment, by working to identify appropriate funding opportunities from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies with the Board of Directors and staff.
  • Lead staff and Board in development activities and maintain strong relationships with the funding community.
  • Develop marketing and public relations programs with staff support that achieve earned income and volunteer goals while enhancing The Julian Center’s visibility and reputation.
  • Ensure the highest levels of customer service, effective donor interaction, and community engagement.
  • Strategize the most effective donor stewardship and cultivation methods with the Board and staff.


Operational and Strategic Planning

Oversee short-term operational and long-range strategic planning and implementation processes, including the effective mentoring and supervision of the organization’s human resources, mobilization of technological resources and decision making related to appropriate use of fiscal resources.

  • Develop, implement and monitor a long-term institutional plan and vision in coordination with the Board and staff.
  • Create a strategic operating plan and assume joint responsibility with the Board for its implementation, regularly reporting progress towards goals.
  • Consult and strategize with the Executive Team and staff regarding the annual programmatic, educational and outreach plans and appropriate budget which fulfills the organizations’ vision and simultaneously maximizes revenue opportunities.
  • Develop strategies with staff and Board to effectively mobilize and utilize volunteers in support of the agency and its programs.
  • Direct administrative personnel relations to ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed with competent employees.
  • Ensure The Julian Center’s employer obligations, to its staff, legally and ethically, are fully met.


Governance and Financial Management

Provide support to best utilize the talents and resource of the Board of Directors, stimulate involvement, recruit new members, and work closely with the Board to ensure strong fiscal health for the organization.

  • Initiate and maintain effective communications with the Board chairperson, the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers,  Assist in Board prospect identification, cultivation and recruitment.
  • Orient, educate and engage Board members to maximize their effectiveness.
  • Celebrate the successes of individual Board members and the Board as a whole in recognizing their contribution of time and resources as community ambassadors for the agency.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility for overall budget, and ensure the most effective use of financial resources.
  • Oversee management of cash flow and present appropriate balance sheets, income statements, and other financial oversight tools for Board review.
  • Assist Board committees developing and implementing their goals and objectives and name appropriate staff liaisons to work closely with committees.
  • Work with legal counsel and oversee, when needed, in representing and negotiating contractual matters.


Community and Public Relations

Guide the continued vitality of the public image of The Julian Center as well as increased brand awareness of the organization, clearly articulating its mission, vision, programs and impact acting as primary spokesperson for the agency with government agencies, corporations, foundation, and other stakeholders.

  • Develop partnership agreements with cultural and community organizations to advance The Julian Center’s programs, outreach activities, and collaborative partnerships throughout the region.
  • In tandem with the Board leadership, communicate the work and mission of the organization to the public through the media and at public speaking engagements, as needed.
  • Cultivate good relations with other human service organizations, public agencies, media, and other domestic violence leaders throughout the country.


Client Services

Oversee and develop effective client services for all survivors and their families

  • Develop programs and ongoing support to protect survivors and their families
  • Develop programs to transition survivors back into the community
  • Address the mental health needs to survivors and their families


Characteristics, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Perceptiveness
  • Articulate
  • Ambitious


Knowledge of:

  • All aspects of not-for-profit revenue generation including individual, foundation, corporate and government
  • Strategic and operating planning
  • Budget development, analysis, reporting and controls
  • General not-for-profit administration
  • Board relations and governance  Accounting principles and auditing standards  Information technology systems
  • Financial implications of taxations, investments, cash management, insurance and pension plan administration
  • Human resource management
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention



  • A skilled manager and communicator
  • Interpersonal, organized and analytical
  • Computer literacy
  • Not-for-profit accounting, budgeting and financial analysis
  • Board committee process management
  • General administration management
  • Human resource management
  • Team building


Ability to:

  • Manage diverse departments and complex processes
  • Communicate financial, program and issue information effectively to Board, staff and publics
  • Inspire and cultivate donors
  • Safeguard assets of the organization
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Supervise subordinate staff in an effective, tactful and professional manner


Education and Experience

The President/CEO of The Julian Center should have a keen interest in the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and prevention.  In addition, this individual should have at least 3-5 years of senior management experience with increasing levels of responsibility and direct stewardship of Boards of Directors.  It is expected that the President/CEO will have career experience at a senior management level of a human service organization.  Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.  Expected allotment of time:

General management – administration, personnel, etc.  15%

Organizational development – Board relations, planning, etc. 45%

Fund Raising and institutional advancement   40%

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