Ampersand seeks a collaborative and strategic leader to serve as the Executive Director

Job posting: Executive Director

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Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
The Agency
Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass (formerly known as Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center) supports individuals impacted by sexual violence in a 17-county service region through services including 24/7 emergency response, 1-on-1 therapy and counseling, legal and medical advocacy, group services, professional training, and community education. All services are provided free of cost in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Position
Ampersand seeks a collaborative and strategic leader to serve as the Executive Director. This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative, passionate person to lead the organization in its effort to support individuals impacted by sexual violence and prevent further violence from occurring. This position is charged with the overall functioning of the agency, including oversight of operations, education and outreach teams, direct services to survivors and their family and friends, program development, resource development, and community and professional outreach activities.

The Ideal Candidate
The next Executive Director joins Ampersand at an important moment in its history and the ideal candidate will be a strategic and critical thinker who leads with trauma-informed passionate purpose. This position will be responsible for: promoting effective collaboration between staff, the Board of Directors, funders, and community partners; cultivating staff leadership; creatively envisioning and pursuing resource development; and developing and sustaining high-quality and inclusive programs. The ideal candidate will have substantial management and leadership experience with a record of demonstrated leadership effectiveness, including evidence of promoting diversity and inclusion through their work.  The Executive Director must hold a deep understanding of sexual violence through a social justice lens with demonstrated commitment to sexual assault survivors.

The Role
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall direction, leadership, and operation of Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center to achieve excellence and impact through the consistent advancement of our mission, vision, and values. The ED is responsible for all organizational operations and activities.

In accordance with all applicable requirements, the Executive Director has the authority to make independent decisions for the overall operation of the organization.  Executive Director has the ability to hire, provide appraisals, and determine disciplinary actions for all personnel.  Executive Director submits recommendations for policy revisions or additions to the Board of Directors for approval.


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The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.

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