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7 Nov 2023

Full-Time Chief Executive Officer

mgarlitz@axiosrecruitment.com – Posted by mgarlitz@axiosrecruitment.com Traverse City, Michigan, United States

Job Description



Position Announcement

Type: Full Time Exempt Employee Status

Salary: $110-120,000/year depending on experience

Benefits: Competitive salary; individual health and dental insurance; Simple IRA with match; paid holidays; discretionary time off.


Working Hours: 40 hours per week. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Supervisory Responsibilities: The Chief Executive Officer has direct supervision of the senior leadership team.


Work location: Traverse City, Michigan


Travel Requirements: Frequent travel within the region, and occasionally within the state, is required.


The Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center’s (TBCAC) mission is to provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary response to allegations of child abuse in a child-sensitive, trauma-informed environment; to offer therapeutic treatment for those who have been harmed; and to champion a world without abuse through awareness, prevention, education, and outreach. Our core belief is that all children have a fundamental right to be safe from abuse and that all members of society have a role to play in keeping children safe.



The TBCAC Board of Directors is looking for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to join our nonprofit organization. The CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The ideal candidate will be a natural connector with excellent 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. They will be survivor-centered and trauma-informed.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of operating budget
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems.
  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, and funders, while leading, coaching, developing, and retaining TBCAC’s senior leadership
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors, serve as ex-officio of committees to build involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations.
  • Ensure effective systems to measure successes of scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
  • Participate and oversee community awareness, systems change, and community engagement efforts to further the mission and support long-term community change.
  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • Deepen and refine communications with the goal of creating a stronger brand.


The CEO will be thoroughly committed to TBCAC’s mission, the people we serve, and a child-survivor centered philosophy. All candidates must have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. The CEO must also have extensive knowledge of a trauma-informed approach; working knowledge of trauma therapy modalities and best practices; the dynamics and root causes of child abuse; the history of the prevention and intervention of violence against children; and the societal impact of child abuse.


  • Embrace the organization’s mission and the ability to stay mission focused.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed, crisis intervention practices when working with child and adolescent survivors of sexual assault and their families.
  • Experience creating and leading a trauma-informed work culture that acknowledges the difficulties of working within child abuse prevention and intervention and as well as the potential for staff to experience compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma/secondary traumatic stress and burn-out.
  • Ability to stay abreast of laws related to child abuse and neglect. Accordingly, ensures compliance with local, state, and federal mandates and standards as required.
  • Ensures all funder and accreditation requirements, which includes, but is not limited to maintaining documentation and submitting reports as required.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the organization, including but not limited to, authorizing payments, ensuring reports are completed as required and submitted to the Board of Directors for review and approval as well as to all funders. Manage day-to-day finances, development of and adherence to a balanced budget, and ensuring successful annual fiscal audits.
  • Assists in continuous quality improvement of protocols, policies, and procedures, internally and externally.
  • Serves as the main media spokesperson within the community to increase awareness of the organization’s programs and the issue of child abuse.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism and a willingness to commit to cultural humility as a lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby the individual not only learns about another’s culture, but one starts with an examination of her/his/their own beliefs and cultural identities.


  • Advanced degree in a related field, preferred, with at least 5 years of successful senior management experience.
  • Effective leader of a performance and outcomes-based nonprofit organization and staff.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven development and evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set, and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to nonprofit management.


TBCAC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable nonprofit. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and LGBTQIA2S+ candidates to apply.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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