Executive Director of Interval House

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The Organization
Interval House, a respected, mission-critical nonprofit
organization focused on empowering women, men and their children to
overcome intimate partner and domestic abuse, is seeking an
executive director who is ready to grow and lead the organization
in the dynamically changing field of domestic violence crisis
response, prevention and victim empowerment. Under the leadership
of its founding executive director, Interval House became firmly
grounded in its communities and is now poised to grow and adapt to
meet new demands. Interval House has matured into an organization
with strength in its programming, multicultural competence, and
quality staff.
Since 1978, Interval House has made a positive difference in the
lives of over 225,000 women and men who experienced psychological
and physical abuse at the hand of a domestic or intimate partner,
as well as the wellbeing of their children.
Services are available to victims in 24 communities in the
Greater Hartford area and are provided to those seeking help in the
strictest confidence, and at no cost. Interval House serves more
than 7,000 clients and educates as many as 18,000 people annually
from its shelter and satellite offices in Manchester, Interval
House East; and Simsbury, Interval House West. Interval House
provides a 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling, emergency shelter,
support groups, advocacy, criminal and civil court advocacy,
information and referrals, community education and specialized
services for the children of clients.
Interval House employs 27 knowledgeable and longstanding staff
who are passionate about the mission and very knowledgeable about
the field. With a budget of $1.9 million, Interval House is the
largest domestic violence organization in the state. The board is
comprised of 13 diverse individuals representing the business
community, legal services, health care, finance and academics.
Currently the board meets bi-monthly, supports four committees, and
is actively recruiting new members.

The Ideal Candidate
In addition to the strategic and operational acumen required of
every executive director in a nonprofit of Interval House's size,
this position requires an energetic executive director with strong
interpersonal skills who will be the community face of the
organization, a relationship builder, and a fundraiser. The ideal
candidate will possess and demonstrate these skills, attributes and

Passion for the mission to prevent and break the cycle of
family and intimate partner abuse
Effective fundraiser and resource manager
Collaborator and bridge builder across various public, private
and nonprofit constituencies; community members; and
Nonprofit management acumen
Strong written and oral communicator, spokesperson and
Cultural competence with a broad range of audiences
Team builder with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and
inclusion in a learning environment
Experience working with boards
Knowledge of the domestic violence field
Educational Requirements: A Master's degree with related
experience is preferred; a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of
eight years of increasing leadership responsibility will be

Submission of Candidacy

This executive search is being conducted by Third Sector New
England's Consulting and Executive Transitions Program with
Transition Consultant Nancy Jackson. All submissions are
confidential until the finalist round.
Interested candidates should submit materials online. For the
complete position profile and candidacy submission guidelines
please visit
Interval House is an equal opportunity employer and actively
seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

Category: Executive , Keywords: Chief Executive Officer ( CEO )