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President & CEO

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Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) is seeking a dynamic and passionate nonprofit leader to fill the role of President & CEO, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and vision. STAR appointed Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, to lead the search. This position is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic professional skilled in nonprofit management, operational leadership, and donor development and fundraising while demonstrating a true passion and alignment with STAR’s mission to support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence in Louisiana.

 The President & CEO will be responsible for management and oversight of all administrative, facility, programming, and fundraising functions of the organization, in addition to leading strategic initiatives that move the organization forward and positively impact the communities it serves. This role will serve as the face of the organization, developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders, legislators, members, and stakeholders, in addition to partnering with other organizations to collaborate on strategic planning, grant writing, and fundraising efforts. The President & CEO manages a team of nearly 30 and reports to the STAR board of directors and regional councils.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in leading a nonprofit organization, including demonstrated visionary and servant leadership skills, fundraising and grant efforts, and the ability to form and maintain relationships to become a community partner, an engaged leader to staff, and a collaborator with the board and stakeholders of the organization.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise and manage the staff and contractors of STAR, demonstrating strong leadership and decision-making abilities, including activities related to recruiting, hiring, retaining, and motivating team members
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the board, including presenting at board meetings, preparing relevant board materials, and ensuring open and effective lines of communication with board members
  • Provide financial stewardship for STAR, including the development, review, and monitoring of budgets, managing of purchasing activities, preparing and submitting grants, leading fundraising efforts and negotiating and managing contracts
  • Represent STAR effectively to build alliances with external stakeholders, partnering community organizations, and the general public in a manner that reflects STAR’s mission and objectives
  • Represent STAR in the public arena by creating and implementing an effective communications plan that publicizes activities related to the organization’s programs and goals and building awareness to positively represent STAR, market the organization, and build additional support
  • Monitor and create a system to provide information related to proposed legislation, regulatory changes, studies, and emerging trends, advising the board of the potential impacts to the organization and relevant responses
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required. The preferred candidate will also have a J.D., M.B.A., or master’s degree in public health, communications, psychology, public relations, social work, or a related field.
At least 5-7 years of experience in nonprofit administration and management, fundraising and community engagement, with at least 3-5 years of experience in a managerial/supervisory capacity
Relevant certifications and licenses such as Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Association Executive (CAE), Licensed Clinical Social Worker, etc. considered a plus
Proven program and project management experience in a related field
  • Strong operational and people management skills, with the ability to connect with and motivate employees to optimize workplace productivity and promote professional growth
  • Exhibits empathy, emotional intelligence and self-awareness to remain sensitive to the dynamics of internal staff as well as individuals affected by sexual trauma
  • Ability to educate and motivate board members, staff, and stakeholders in strategic initiatives and fundraising efforts to meet organization goals
  • Ability to lead the organizations fundraising efforts by goal setting, planning, outreach, and expansion
  • Knowledge of grant writing and administration preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to listen, understand and be supportive of the needs of individuals
  • Ability to be diplomatic but passionate when communicating with legislators and community stakeholders



The anticipated salary range for this position is $95,000-$110,000 and commensurate with experience. In addition to compensation, a competitive benefits package will be offered.

How to Apply: 

Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to [email protected] by October 15, 2022.

Organization Info

Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response

Baton Rouge, LA, USA
11-50 employees
About Us

To support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence.


STAR® provides supportive services to survivors to reduce their experience of trauma. Our advocacy, counseling and legal services are available to youth and adult survivors of sexual violence at no cost, and are intended to assist you at any stage of your healing.

Our staff creates a safe, supportive, confidential environment where survivors are welcomed and supported. At STAR®, we believe that every survivor has the right to services, regardless of their background, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or decision to report. You are eligible for services no matter how much time has passed since the assault.

Why Work For Us?: 

We are committed to:

  • Addressing sexual violence as a public health problem, not simply a concern of an individual who experiences sexual trauma
  • Challenging attitudes, beliefs and behaviors within our culture that normalize, excuse, condone and perpetuate violence and oppression
  • Preventing sexual violence through a multi-level approach including primary prevention, therapeutic intervention and trauma-informed supportive response
  • Protecting survivors’ rights
  • Ensuring that every survivor of sexual violence has the right to confidential and competent services, regardless of their age, background, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or decision to report
  • Increasing survivors’ power and visibility in the community
  • Building community capacity to address sexual violence by creating meaningful partnerships with individuals, organizations and institutions that believe in our mission and want to help us fulfill our vision
  • Revolutionary change to fundamentally transform ourselves, our clients and our communities
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 14 2022
Active Until: 
Oct 14 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response