Programs and membership at national network to end domestic violence

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Vice President of Programs and Membership

National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which domestic violence no longer exists. NNEDV advocates for law, policies, and funding to address domestic violence, and provides training, technical assistance, education, and support to state and territorial domestic violence coalitions.

NNEDV is deeply committed to creating and sustaining an organizational culture that values diversity, inclusion and equity and envisions an organization that reflects the rich cultural diversity of the community. In pursuit of this vision, we are committed to educating, developing, and supporting an organization that embodies diversity in its many forms.

NNEDV seeks an experienced Vice President of Programs and Membership to join our team. Currently, the Vice President of Programs and Membership will oversee several of NNEDV’s programmatic teams including: Safety Net, Economic Justice, Womens Law, Transitional Housing, Positively Safe, and the Capacity Technical Assistance teams (read more at In addition, the successful candidate will have familiarity and experience with fiscal/grant and human resources management.


  • Support NNEDV President and CEO as a partner in executive decisions and organizational management.
  • Partner with and elevate NNEDV’s membership of 56 state and territorial coalitions.
  • Support the work of the Membership Committee.
  • Supervise multiple NNEDV teams funded through a mixture of federal and non-federal funds, including teams supporting state and territorial domestic violence coalitions.
  • Advance NNEDV’s commitment to racial equity and inclusion on all levels, internally and externally as part of its core mission. Increase cross-team collaboration, ensuring that work is coordinated, effective, survivor-centered, and rooted in racial justice.
  • Advance the organization’s mission with relevant constituents as well as drive broader awareness and support.
  • Help set and lead the vision and direction for NNEDV training and technical assistance, victim services, membership support, and other programming.
  • Provide substantive support on funder initiatives and or serve on advisory boards on behalf of NNEDV.
  • Build and manage relationships with national TA partners and member coalitions.
  • Build and strengthen relationships within and beyond the domestic violence and sexual assault fields.
  • Work closely with human resources and fiscal/grant management staff to achieve the organization’s goals.

The successful candidate will work closely with all departments and teams, and contribute to the stewardship of the organization, both internally and externally, promoting a culture of performance and accountability, cross-team collaboration, and continuous quality improvement. As an experienced subject matter expert and senior executive, this role will lead our technical assistance and programming, collaborate with our network of state and territorial domestic violence coalitions, and support our broad-based work to enhance safety and empowerment for victims and survivors. Required qualifications include:

  • Minimum Fifteen Years of Relevant Work Experience as an Executive Leader. This includes: 1) significant experience in nonprofit leadership, including managing complex organizational systems, and 2) senior-level leadership, management, and supervision experience overseeing programmatic and administrative operations.
  • Demonstrated Experience Working in the Domestic Violence or Gender-Based Violence Field. This includes: experience working within the movement to end domestic violence, such as at a state or territorial coalition, local program, or culturally-specific program.
  • Commitment to the Organizational Mission. This includes: 1) understanding of coalition building work; 2) demonstrated commitment to anti-violence work, anti-domestic violence work, and racial equity; and 3) an ardent respect for domestic violence survivors.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). DEI work will include, but not limited to: 1) researching, developing, and implementing best practices using an equity lens that foster DEI efforts in order to advise NNEDV leadership; 2) partnering with teams throughout the organization to support NNEDV in building DEI initiatives and programs; 3) building and managing programs and cross-functional teams related to DEI; and 4) helping to achieve measurable progress in both membership and employee experience.
  • Grants and Budget Management Experience. This includes submitting and managing cooperative agreements and/or grant awards from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at DOJ, and/or the Family Violence Prevention and Services Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The successful candidates should have organizational budget experiences both in federal and private grants.
  • Excellent Writing and Communication Skills. Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and to strategically frame the work of NNEDV through external and internal communication platforms.
  • Ability to Effectively Manage Competing Priorities and Deadlines. This includes: 1) a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete tasks for self, supervised staff, and with collaborating teams; 2) ability to establish timelines and keep all relevant stakeholders informed of and in compliance; 3) self-motivated; and 4) ability to work independently.
  • Ability to Navigate Complex Partner Relationships. This includes: 1)creating new and strengthening existing national partnerships and collaborations; 2) demonstrated experiences in developing and working with underserved and marginalized communities to advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion; and 3) building and strengthening relationships with culturally specific Institutes and TA providers, as well as organizations representing Indigenous peoples including Tribes, tribal coalitions, and Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian organizations.


  • Significant experience in two or more of the areas addressed by NNEDV’s signature projects.
  • Strong relationships with state and territorial domestic violence coalitions, as well as other women’s and social justice organizations, particularly organizations that focus on survivors.
  • Specific experience in building and engaging nonprofit membership.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining relationships with members, partners, donors, funders, nonprofit and government agencies.
  • The ability to problem-solve and strategize externally with coalitions and national partners and internally with programmatic and administrative teams.
  • Analytical aptitude and experience in the development and evaluation of strategies and tactics for reaching diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office (particularly Excel and Word) and online content management systems
  • Ability to serve as an NNEDV spokesperson, as needed.
  • Willingness to travel as needed. Frequent travel to headquarters in D.C. anticipated when it is safe to resume.
  • A high degree of personal initiative and proven interpersonal and team skills.
  • Flexibility, collegiality, demonstrated ability to serve in a confidential capacity, a positive attitude and sense of humor, and the ability to work quickly and nimbly under pressure.

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