Women Helping Women Maui ~ Stop Domestic Abuse

We are accepting applications for the following position.  Advertisements posted in the Maui News (Sunday 6/4, 6/11 and 6/18), Craigslist.org (starting 6/5) and Indeed.com (starting 6/5).

Posted 6/2/2017


Title:                                        Executive Director

Responsible to:                      Board of Directors

Work Schedule:                     Full-time.  Hours and days worked may vary according to need.

FLSA Status:                          Executive – Exempt


Provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s mission, and its annual goals and objectives. Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, and work with the board to enable the organization to fulfill its governance function.  Therefore, the Executive Director for Women Helping Women should be a well-reasoned yet passionate advocate for Women Helping Women. She/he should speak from personal experience with domestic violence; understand the perspective of differing audiences and can communicate with those perspectives in mind to the staff, clients and the community of Maui County, the state of Hawaii and on a National level. The Executive Director must understand the communities of Lanai, Molokai, and Maui, the culture of Hawaii and value being a member of the community. The candidate should be generally an open person, with the ability to equally have fun and be serious when needed. They will be willing to be transparent with the board and staff about the organization including successes, challenges, and failures. The Executive Director will have demonstrated experience with managing staff with fairness and a willingness to jump in to cover any organizational need while embracing an organizational culture of support, and self-care.


  1. Conduct all business of Women Helping Women as an agent of the Board of Directors (BOD) and in accordance with the agency’s mission statement, articles of incorporation and bylaws, ensuring adherence to Women Helping Women’s code of ethics, policies and procedures.
  2. Serve as a professional advisor to and work with the BOD in formulating short and long range goals, objectives, programs and projects through open communication with the President and Executive Committee.
  3. Keep the BOD and its committees fully and accurately informed regarding the business of Women Helping Women.
  1. Interface between board and staff, and support board’s evaluation of executive director.
  2. Ensure the agency has an adequate system of control and financial accounting in accordance with established standards of accounting practices and procedures. Direct the use of and evaluate assets of the agency.
  3. Represent Women Helping Women in the community, government, other agencies, associations, and individuals.
  4. Present an annual budget for review and input by the Finance Committee and approval by the BOD. Implement approved budget & monitor and recommend revisions to improve the budget as-needed.
  5. Maintain, and recommend changes to, the Employee Handbook and the Financial Procedures Manual.
  6. Secure funding for all programs, projects, and agency activities.
  7. Develop fundraising strategy in conjunction with BOD, staff and community.
  8. Develop and maintain relationships with all donors.
  9. Prepare all financial records, reports, statistics and other required reporting.
  10. Negotiate leases and agreements for the agency and execute the same as an agent of the board when instructed.
  11. Provide leadership for all approved efforts related to agency funding.
  12. Attend, or ensure Women Helping Women representation at, all agency membership and coalition meetings. Represent the interests of WHW’s programs and operations.
  13. Maintain appropriate relations with national, state and local groups.
  14. Provide public and community education about domestic violence to the community.
  15. Ensure compliance with all applicable State of Hawaii laws and procedures.
  16. Act appropriately and in the best interests of those seeking assistance from Women Helping Women.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


  1. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the agency.
  2. Review of personnel salaries and establish duties for each position with job descriptions; interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; schedule staff; conduct annual performance appraisals; correct poor performance; address complaints and resolve problems after chain of command resolution policies have been exhausted.
  3. Directly supervises management team which may include the Deputy Director, Administrative Services Coordinator, Financial Manager, TRO Program Coordinator, Transitions Program Coordinator, Community Based Coordinators (Hana, West Maui and Lanai), Store Manager and other project coordinators, as needed.
  4. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s established policies, procedures, and applicable laws.


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in non-profit program management.
  2. Experience obtaining government funding.
  3. Experience with identifying local community needs and community organizing.
  4. Working knowledge of domestic violence issues, experience teaching domestic violence curriculum, and working knowledge of domestic violence statistics.
  5. knowledge of women’s issues, feminist philosophy and perspective.
  6. Working knowledge of local political processes and its relationship to non-profit management.
  7. Working knowledge of financial planning, grant writing and reporting.
  8. Knowledge of budget preparation, audit procedures, nonprofit accounting and auditing practices and procedures.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  10. Proven ability to instruct and motivate others.
  11. Proven ability to provide training and work direction.
  12. Organized & detail oriented.
  13. Working knowledge of computer operation including desktop applications like Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.
  14. General understanding of computerized accounting systems.
  15. General knowledge of federal and state health and safety regulations.
  16. Availability to work varied shifts, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  17. Available to travel off-island as needed.


  1. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Business Administration, Non-profit Management, Social Services, or a related field and two (2) to five (5) years of project management experience to include supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SALARY: TBD based on experience and qualifications

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, your resume and two letters of recommendation to hiringcommittee@whwmaui.net.

Closing Date June 30, 2017