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We're Hiring

Executive Director


Are you an experienced leader looking for an excellent career opportunity where you can positively impact people’s lives every day? Our client, SAGE, is committed to ending violence through education, advocacy, and empowerment. For 45 years SAGE has served the people of Chelan and Douglas counties with programs around family advocacy, crime victims’ trauma assistance, and domestic violence and sexual assault services. Located in beautiful Wenatchee, Washington, SAGE is a small but mighty team, supported by a caring Board of Directors, and has a rare opportunity for a strong, servant leader… for the first time in ten years SAGE is looking for their next Executive Director! 


As Executive Director, you’ll have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SAGE and its programs, services, staff, and fiscal and physical resources as you work the Board of Directors. You’ll also promote and carryout SAGE’s mission, including effective services, preparation of grant requests, negotiation of contracts, and the generation of resources. You will measure program outcomes, assess service gaps, evaluate client services, and build programs in response to identified needs. As Executive Director, you will prominently establish and maintain a culture of safety for those who come to SAGE as clients as well as for those who work there. As the face of the organization in the local community, you’ll promote a culture of service and safety at every opportunity… 


Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Work with the Board on strategic planning, lead implementation, track progress, and provide updates.

  • Ensure the programs, staffing, and resources are in place to successfully fulfill SAGE’s mission.

  • Direct the daily operation of SAGE’s programs and staffing, and relationships with funding sources, service collaborators, clients, media and the community in general.

  • Develop and implement effective administrative policies and procedures and ensure compliance.

  • Allocate resources to meet both client and community needs.

  • Continually review service offering and update or develop innovative programs as needs change.

  • Provide timely on-call consultation to SAGE staff as needed.

  • Develop/submit the annual operating budget for Board approval; manage effectively within the budget.

  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach to promote a culture of high performance and continuous learning and improvement.

  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training, feedback, and development opportunities.

  • Establish performance expectations for staff, collaboratively develop goals, establish priorities, and facilitate accountability; monitor and evaluate performance/results, conduct performance evaluations, and recommend performance-based salary adjustments.

  • Partner externally with state agencies, community providers, funding sources, and provide education and information for the general public to advance SAGE’s mission.

  • Develop new and manage/cultivate existing relationships with public and private funders to secure and expand recurring revenue streams.

  • Write grants and funding proposals, negotiate contracts, and support efforts to generate income.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships within the service community including collaborative relationships with community leaders, and service groups.

  • Serve as SAGE spokesperson and act as liaison to the media and other agencies.


Here's what we're looking for: 

  • Bachelor's degree in human services or a related field

  • At least five years’ experience as a manager or director of a community-based, non-profit agency

  • Supervisory experience

  • Prior experience providing advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault survivors, and/or victims of crime in a community-based agency

  • Demonstrated familiarity and competence with services, systems, programs, and laws/regulations relating to domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, prevention of child abuse, and community education

  • Successful track record of leading staff and managing programs with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in community collaborative and/or fund-raising efforts to obtain and manage private and public sector grants and contracts

  • Grant writing experience

  • Knowledge of daily fiscal management and governmental accounting practices

  • Knowledge of applicable county and agency policies and procedures


Here's why you'll love working at SAGE:

Amazing People – We are a collective of therapists, victim advocates, service coordinators, and one lovable facility dog–Hank, and we make positive differences in the lives of those we serve every day.

Great Location – In the heart of Washington, Wenatchee has an abundance of natural beauty and activities… from hiking or skiing in the majestic mountains, to fishing in or just floating down the crystal-clear rivers, and enjoying regional flavors from local restaurants and business, there’s always an adventure to enjoy here in the Wenatchee Valley!

Robust Benefits – SAGE offers generous time off, medical/vision, dental, an employee assistance plan, life insurance, and retirement savings with an employer match and professionally managed investments.

Strong History - Originally founded in 1977 by members of the local community and the Wenatchee Police Department, SAGE has been serving Chelan and Douglas counties since 1978 by providing Safety, Advocacy, Growth, & Empowerment (S.A.G.E.)

If you’re a servant leader, excited by this opportunity, and have what our client is looking for, let's connect!


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