Crispin’s House is actively looking for their next Executive Director and/or Diversion Administrator. One person currently fills both of these roles and preference will be given to candidates who are able to fill both roles, but we do invite any qualified applicants to apply for either position. Interviews will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter expressing your interest, salary requirements, and resume for consideration to Lance Auger, President of the Board of Directors, at [email protected].
The Executive Director manages, develops, and coordinates the overall programmatic operations of Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth. The Executive Director reports to the Board President and works closely with the Board of Directors to oversee fundraising, marketing, communication, and outreach campaigns that promote healthy choices for youth in our communities. The ideal candidate has a passion for helping young people make healthy choices, is a catalyst in the community for mobilizing volunteers, partnership development, and coalition building, and has excellent organizational, collaboration, and communication skills.
Education and Experience
Candidate must have a degree (education, psychology, social work or human services preferred), and a minimum of two years community organization or coalition development experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience with a willingness to obtain training as required. Grant research, writing and reporting, and fundraising experience required as is experience and comfort working with teens in groups or individually.
Knowledge of: Principles of substance abuse prevention, coalition building, planning, community development, grant writing and fundraising, and program evaluation.
Skills In: Facilitation, convening, network building, social media/communications technology, resource development, leadership, public speaking skills and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people. Attention to detail, superb grant writing skills, and the ability to work independently a must.
Ability to: Involve individuals, community partners and community at large to achieve prevention objectives. Appreciate cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to at-risk populations.
Passing a NH State Police Criminal Background Check is required.
Programming: Oversees and maintains core programs. Identifies emerging needs among our youth in grades 5 through 12 and implements new programs as appropriate.
Community Building: Coordinates volunteers, develops, and implements education and public awareness activities to engage the community in support of (1) substance abuse prevention, (2) suicide pre and postvention (3) anti-bullying and related at risk behaviors. Provides leadership and supports around prevention efforts by acting as a conduit for coalition and community groups to join local efforts. Encourages shared responsibility for local community outcomes. Communicates resources, events and issues to greater community through newsletter, media articles and meeting face to face.
Resource Development: Researches and applies for grants to support coalition efforts. Determines appropriate community partners, convenes and facilitates meetings, and develops necessary proposals with identified partners. Participate in all fundraising activities in conjunction with the Board of Directors. Management: Work closely with President of the Board of Directors to ensure the organization’s direction and mission is accomplished. Attend Board Meetings, recruit and meet with Board members to help them to feel engaged and informed.
Program: The Goffstown Area Juvenile Court Diversion Program (GADP) is an accredited program of Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth serving the youth of Goffstown, New Boston, Weare and Francestown. Using restorative justice practices, the GADP offers youth the opportunity to be held accountable for their wrongdoing while remaining outside of the court system.
Job Description: The Diversion Administrator manages, develops, and coordinates the overall programmatic operations of the Goffstown Area Juvenile Court Diversion Program of Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth and fills direct service roles as required and appropriate. The Diversion Administrator reports to the Executive Director and oversees the successful operations of the GADP. The ideal candidate has an understanding of Restorative Justice principles, a passion for helping young people, and has excellent organizational, collaboration, and communication skills.
The Diversion Administrator is responsible for recruiting, training and maintaining program volunteers in accordance with Program Policy. It is also the responsibility of the Administrator to maintain excellent communication with partner Police Departments, JPPO’s and School Districts serving our youth. The Administrator ensures that Program volunteers and staff are the only individuals having direct contact with program participants and maintains the strictest confidentiality of the juveniles participating in the program.
Education and Experience: Candidate will have a degree in education, psychology, social work or human services, and have experience working with teens, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be comfortable facilitating groups and working with teens individually. Passing a NH State Police Criminal Background Check is required.