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DEPUTY DIRECTOR

For over 40 years, Gateway Domestic Violence Services has been a leader and an innovator in the services that it provides to survivors of domestic violence and their children in Colorado.  Our mission is to prevent and eliminate intimate partner violence through counseling, residential care, and empowering people for social change.

Building upon this strong and stable foundation, we are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our core leadership team as Deputy Director.  The right candidate will be an inspired and empathetic leader that will help to strategically shape the future of our company, while also supporting the whole health and wellbeing of those in our care.

This opportunity offers a competitive salary, robust benefits, current option to work from home, and the opportunity to be a catalyst for driving positive change, both at Gateway and in the broader community.

We live in extraordinary times, and we are looking for an extraordinary individual to join our dedicated team.  Our team of 24 has over 180 years of experience in the field.  If leading and pioneering through challenging times excites you, then please read on!

General Statement of Duties:  The Deputy Director supports the whole health and wellness of survivors of domestic violence and their children by leading and directing the programs and services at Gateway.

Supervision Received:  Supervised by Executive Director.

Supervision Exercised: Supervision of Program Directors for each program service area as well as interns, volunteers, and Gateway’s collocated victim advocate at the Human Services building.  Program service areas include: an emergency shelter, an extended stay shelter, non-residential services (counseling), and court advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The general duties of the Deputy Director include the following, as well as other duties, as assigned:

I. Clinical Support

  1. Responsible for clinical program development, changes, and adaptations.
  2. Plan and coordinate training opportunities for clinical staff.
  3. Provide onsite assistance at various programs through support and intervention with Program Directors as needed, as well as weekend/evening on-call as needed.
  4. Ensure the maintenance of complete client files.
  5. Ensure that proper safety precautions, security procedures, and company policies are adhered to.

II. Community Work

  1. Develop awareness of community resources available for referral purposes.
  2. When needed, accompany staff/clients to court and other community agencies to provide advocacy or to resolve interagency difficulties.
  3. Serve as liaison and committee member with statewide coalition and act as liaison with other agencies, as assigned.

III. Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation

  1. Inform and evaluate programs and make adaptions accordingly.
  2. Supervise each Program Director and provide support and assistance to maximize potential.
  3. Drive fulfillment of grant-funded deliverables.
  4. Oversee data collection processes and compile and analyze data monthly from each department.

IV. Human Resources and Leadership Development

  1. Actively participate in staff evaluation, hiring, termination, orientation, and other HR-related activities.
  2. Assist in identifying specific trainings that will build staff skills.

V. Operations

  1. Assist in a variety of special projects, such as capital improvement projects, monitoring and assessment of site and program safety, and monitoring and assessment of confidentiality.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics:

  •     Operational knowledge of counseling and crisis intervention methods with a focus on trauma-informed care.
  •     Thorough knowledge of domestic violence and industry trends.
  •     Team player and team builder.
  •     Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  •     Sound decision-maker.
  •     Strong oral and written communication skills.
  •     Values equity, to include racial equity, and advances equity throughout the organization.
  •     Nimble, responsive, and highly adaptable.
  •     Friendly and approachable.
  •     Process-oriented and able to positively drive work deliverables per department.
  •     Creative problem-solver.
  •     Proficient with office technology and software; Gateway uses Microsoft 365, Zoom for virtual meetings, and Microsoft Teams for daily work.

Education:      Master’s Degree in Social Work or related degree

Experience:     Minimum seven years of experience as a supervisor with experience in human services.

Work Environment:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will mostly work from home with occasional site visits, as needed.  Gateway will provide this position with all the necessary technology and supplies for working from home.  The nature of the work may subject the employee to potentially threatening situations from time to time.  General office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with emergency on-call support available to any Program Director.

Gateway Domestic Violence Service’s Policy of Nondiscrimination:  It is the policy of Gateway Domestic Violence Services to provide services, hire employees, and recruit volunteers without regard to race, color, age, religious beliefs, national origin, actual or perceived sex including gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, creed, ethnicity, disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation, level of education, spoken language, financial status, military status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Compensation:  Competitive salary and benefits.  $500 hiring bonus for individuals with lived experience of domestic violence (peer leader). Additional $500 hiring bonus if bilingual (Spanish).

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and five professional references to: jgillespie@gatewayshelter.org