Executive Director

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides leadership, direction and oversight in the planning, development and management of NYSCA, Inc. which supports the needs of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) and multidisciplinary teams throughout New York. The Executive Director will direct state chapter activities, promote the CAC model and develop awareness at a state and national level.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to NYSCA membership and partner agencies and organizations
  • Manage all aspects of State Chapter operations including finances, record keeping, marketing and program development
  • Develop and secure approval of fiscal year budget and goals
  • Work with the Board of Directors to identify and implement strategies to ensure sustainability of State Chapter through individual, foundation, corporate and government support
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive, multi-year plan designed to enhance programming, resources and build organizational capacity
  • Research and write grant proposals, file and maintain required records and reports
  • Develop and maintain donor database
  • Design and implement a statewide public relations campaigns, including outreach and education to other state organizations and partnering agencies regarding the mission and value of CACs
  • Develop and maintain quality relationships with NYSCA membership, partner organizations/agencies and state and local stakeholders.
  • Serve as chapter representative at local, state, regional and national meetings, as appropriate
  • Coordinate and oversee public policy initiatives, with focus on promoting CAC issues to legislators
  • Represent NYSCA, Inc. at regional and national meetings/calls
  • Hire and manage appropriate staffing for agency
  • Plan regional and statewide trainings
  • Work with Board to develop, update and ensure compliance with strategic plan


  • A master’s degree, preferably in human services, business administration, communications, public relations or journalism
  • Minimum of five successful years administrative and supervisory experience in a not-for-profit agency
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CACs and multidisciplinary teams preferred
  • Extensive experience in fundraising with proven success in grant writing and donor solicitation
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal legislative processes
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of social media
  • Must agree to criminal background investigation and child abuse registry check
  • Willingness to travel and work non-standard/flexible hours


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with different constituencies
  • Excellent written (samples may be requested) and verbal communication skills and a collaborative management approach
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Strong organizational leadership skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects

HOURS AND SALARY: Seeking person for approximately 35 hours per week, although hours may vary depending on time of year and projects. Can work from home or local CAC, if there is one willing to host you nearby. Salary: commensurate with experience. Please email or fax letter of interest and resume to: NAME:  Renee M. Smith-Rotondo, NYSCA Board ChairEmail: renee.smith@madisoncounty.ny.gov Fax: 315-363-2817.  For additional information, please call Renee M. Smith-Rotondo @ 315-363-2816