• Executive Director

    Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program
    Job Description

    EFFINGHAM COUNTY VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, INC. “Providing Assistance to Victims and Witnesses of Personal Injury Crime”

    Executive Director Position Description


    The Executive Director serves as leader to provide overall direction to staff and clients served as it relates to the organization’s mission. Director is responsible for carrying out the program goals and objectives in accordance with EVWAP policies.

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    • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, public relations, criminal justice, or a related field, plus two (2) years supervisory experience OR
    • Five (5) years of experience in victim services, criminal justice, social service, or a related field, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory position


    Program Development:

    • Develop and manage the Victim Witness Assistance Program according to the community’s needs as approved by the board (i.e. victim services summary and financial statement).
    • Seek alternative sources of support through grant opportunities; assuring that required guidelines are complied with.
    • Maintain community awareness of EVWAP services and respond to emerging needs through program development.

    Financial/Data Management:

    • Maintain records and prepare reports as necessary to assess needs, document activity, and justify financial support.
    • Record financial data for accurate entry and prepare required reports for agency needs.
    • Maintain computerized accounting program in a timely manner (complete with all activity within ten (10) days of the ending of the previous month) with records completed as to budgeted income and expenditures.
    • Ensure accounts payable and receivables are processed in a timely manner.
    • Oversee case management software.
    • Ensure accurate records are maintained regarding services rendered and agency impact.

    Staff Leadership:

    • Supervise, train, evaluate and coach staff, paid advocates, volunteers and interns in maximum performance of their duties.
    • Complete payroll for all EVWAP paid personnel, to include processing payroll taxes.
    • Plan and monitor required training for all staff and keep records of such training.

    Board Relationship:

    • Assist board committees by furnishing requested data and preparation of board reports.
    • Coordinate with Board Secretary regarding board meeting schedule, agenda and minutes.
    • Develops and recommends to the Board of Directors specific plans for the development of agency programs and services.

    Public Relations:

    • Promote EVWAP through direct involvement and public relations, including personal contact, literature and media.
    • Plan and execute community education and public awareness opportunities for EVWAP.
    • Represent EVWAP at community functions and events.

    EFFINGHAM COUNTY VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, INC. “Providing Assistance to Victims and Witnesses of Personal Injury Crime”

    Community Relations:

    • Maintains appropriate relations with other professional and social service groups and serve on appropriate community committees.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with community leaders, donors and volunteers.
    • Grows EVWAP impact through continuous relational development and positively influences community activity as a leader.
    • Convenes and collaborates with community to best serve clients.

    Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or Board Chair.


    • Maintain exceptionally high standards of integrity and confidentiality.
    • Takes ownership of work and demonstrates willingness to accept responsibility for decisions and actions.
    • Is well organized, has strong attention to details, and is able to work independently.
    • Demonstrates interpersonal skills to engage community leaders and effectively collaborates with community partners.
    • Ability to plan, apply for, monitor and evaluate budgets and grants.
    • Ability to manage and lead others.
    • Ability to organize, plan and implement activities appropriate to further organization.


    The EVWAP Executive Director is required to complete TPO training and must be sworn in by Ogeechee

    Judicial Circuit’s Chief Superior Court Judge at completion. Further training requirements include, but are not limited to:

    • Victim Assistance Training (forty-hour course) Must be completed during first year.
    • At least sixteen continuing education hours every year following first year of tenure.

    All training must be approved by the Board Chairperson or the Executive Committee and is subject to a review of available budgeted funds.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Much of the work of this position is completed while sitting at a desk, using a computer and phone. Requires talking, hearing and visual acuity sufficient to perform these major functions.
    • Occasionally includes reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to 25 pounds for office equipment, supplies and materials.

    Status: Exempt Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 Reports to Board of Directors

    EVWAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on political

    affiliation, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious creed, or physical disability.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


    • Paid time off


    • Monday to Friday


    • Bachelor's (Preferred)


    • Driver's License (Preferred)

    Work Location: One location

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