Now Accepting Applications for Executive Director Position

We are currently accepting applications for the Executive Director position at the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center. Email director@bridgeofhopecac.org with your cover letter and resume before 6/25/2019 for consideration.

Qualifications:

Experience and/or training regarding the dynamics of child abuse issues, knowledge of the criminal justice system, knowledge and understanding of non-profit management to include grant writing, budgeting and fundraising. Must have managerial and communication skills.  Must respect and maintain confidentiality and be able to work in a stressful environment with a difficult subject.  Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, with a focus in social work, criminal justice, accounting and or psychology preferred.

 

Job Purpose:

This position is responsible for the overall administration of the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center and is accountable to the Board of Directors.  The purpose of the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center is to provide a coordinated, multi-disciplinary response to the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases in a facility that minimizes the trauma for the child victim and maximizes the collective efforts of professional’s first responders.  The primary responsibility of the Executive Director shall be to coordinate and maintain this mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interview, hire and supervise Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center Staff, Advocates and Interns;

  • Responsible for strategic planning, program development and management; 

  • Responsible for appropriate development, maintenance and implementation of all policies and procedures;

  • Responsible for facility development, management and maintenance;

  • Maintain all documents necessary to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements;

  • Attend the Board of Directors’ meeting providing resources and information for the meeting agenda.

  • Coordination of the multi-disciplinary team approach to child abuse;

  • Education of community at large regarding all aspects of child abuse and mandated reporting laws;

  • Maintain public relations at the local, state and national levels;

  • Serve as a member of the State Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers;

  • Ensure that all requirements for Agency Accreditation are maintained in an open and timely manner.

Management:

  • Write and monitor grants, submitting ALL required reports;

  • Develop, implement and adhere to the approved budget;

  • Adhere to grant auditing requirements;

  • Coordinate fundraising efforts;

  • Maintain the financial records for the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center;

  • Provide the financial report to Board of Directors on a monthly basis.

  • Ability to maintain an open line of communication with the Board of Directors.

Other:

  • Must submit to a thorough criminal background check

  • Must have access to a vehicle; possess a valid Nebraska Drivers License and proof of vehicle insurance

  • Position involves some out of town and state travel

  • All other duties assigned by the Board of Directors

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the program director.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

 

                                      

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children

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Andrea Hongsermeier is now an authorized Stewards of Children facilitator!

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children is a two hour prevention program tailored to raising awareness and education on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibility to child sexual abuse.  Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children is the only national distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

The 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children:

  • Learn the facts
  • Minimize opportunity
  • Talk about it
  • Recognize the signs
  • React responsibility

For more information about Darkness to Light:Stewards of Children visit www.D2L.org

If you or your organization is interested in scheduling training please contact Andrea Hongsermeier at 308-534-4064 or by email at FI-Adv@bridgeofhopecac.org

1,000 Forensic Interviews-What an accomplishment!

We would like to take a moment to recognize Amber McNutt for her dedication and commitment to the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center. Amber has been a loyal employee since the doors of the Bridge of Hope first opened in 2007. Amber officially conducted her 1,000th forensic interview this week. We know that the growth and success of the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center is largely dependent on dedicated employees like you.  Congratulations, Amber, on your achievement and thank you for representing the heart and soul of who we are and what we do. You’ve made an impact on 1,000 children!

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