To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
1. Organizational leadership and advisement
2. Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
3. Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
4. Oversight of program planning and evaluation
5. Promotion of the organization
6. Fundraising and outreach
Meetings and Time Commitment:
- The board of directors currently meets for approximately two (2) hours each month at Silverleaf in Elizabethtown, KY. Committees typically meet every other month, pending their respective work agenda.
- Board members are asked to attend special events throughout the year beyond the regular meetings.
Expectations of Board Members:
- Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events;
- Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings;
- Actively participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary;
- Financially support Silverleaf in a manner commensurate with one’s ability and participate in fundraising activities;
- Effectively convey Silverleaf’s mission, values, programs, and services to others;
- Stay informed of issues, trends, and current events regarding sexual violence that impact the community;
- Help communicate and promote Silverleaf mission and programs to the community;
- Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements and approving budget;
- Understand policies and procedures;
- Cultivate relationships with legislators, community partners, and financial supporters;
- Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization;
- Assist with finding sponsors to support Silverleaf’s mission;
- Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments;
- Inform others about the organization;
Board Members Responsibilities:
1. Determine the organization’s mission and purpose: A mission statement and purposes should articulate the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served. It is the board’s responsibility to create the mission statement and review it periodically for accuracy and validity. Each individual board member should fully understand and support it.
2. Select the Executive Director: Boards must reach consensus on the Executive Director’s job description and undertake a careful search process to find the most qualified individual for the position.
3. Support the Executive Director and review his or her performance: The board should ensure that the Executive Director has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization. The Executive Director, in partnership with the entire board, should decide upon a periodic evaluation of the Executive Director’s performance.
4. Ensure effective strategic organizational planning: As stewards of an organization, boards must actively participate in overall strategic planning and assist in implementing the plan’s goals.
5. Ensure adequate resources: One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission. The board should work in partnership with the Executive Director and development staff, if any, to raise funds from the community.
6. Manage resources effectively: The board, in order to remain accountable to its donors, the public, and to safeguard its tax-exempt status, must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
7. Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s programs and services: The board’s role in this area is to determine which programs are the most consistent with the organization’s mission and to monitor their effectiveness.
8. Enhance the organization’s public standing: An organization’s primary link to the community, including constituents, the public, and the media, is the board. Clearly articulating the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public, as well as garnering support from important members of the community, are important elements of a comprehensive public relations strategy.
9. Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability: The board is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms. Solid personnel policies, grievance procedures, and a clear delegation to the Executive Director of hiring and managing employees will help ensure proper decorum in this area. The board must establish pertinent policies and adhere to provisions of the organization’s by-laws
To apply, click the button below. Resume and Cover Letter are required.
Silverleaf seeks an Accountant/Administrator to assist the organization in its effort to support individuals and children in recovering from trauma. This position requires a passionate professional committed to serving survivors of trauma and abuse. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated success in implementing sound business and fiscal practices, handles multiple matters with ease, has a strong background in grant management, and adheres to high ethical standards.
Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services is a Kentucky non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault, with a mission to promote the health and wellbeing of our communities by overcoming the impact and prevalence of sexual trauma through service, education, and leadership. Silverleaf functions uniquely as a Children’s’ Advocacy Center and a Rape Crisis Center and serves all eight counties of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District (Hardin, Grayson, Larue, Breckinridge, Meade, Nelson, Washington, Marion), with its main office in Elizabethtown, KY.
All services are provided in a friendly, safe and nurturing environment and are provided free of cost to the victim or the victim’s family. Silverleaf also offers education and support to the community in efforts to promote a more proactive approach to ending all types of sexual violence. The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
Oversees financial transactions and accounting practices for Silverleaf; responsible for financial grant management, compliance, and reporting; responsible for the administration of Silverleaf’s benefit program.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Financial services and Bookkeeping
- Prepare daily and monthly financial transactions for Silverleaf;
- Write checks for authorized signatures and perform bookkeeping functions, including payroll, accounts payable, tax payments, etc.;
- Keep track of expenditures of Silverleaf and ensure proper reimbursement from various funders;
- Provide monthly financial reports and other financial information to the Board of Directors;
- Maintain cash balance reports and reconcile all related bank accounts each month
- Prepare necessary data for annual audit purposes; provide assistance and support as needed with same;
- Assist with the development of Silverleaf’s annual budget;
- Perform other accounting and administrative responsibilities as needed;
Grant reporting and compliance
- Monitor and track grant related funds and provide necessary data for preparation of state and federal reporting requirements;
- Prepare monthly billing reports to ensure proper grant reimbursement from funders;
- Assist in drafting budget narrative/summaries for grants and other potential funding sources;
Human Resources and other administrative duties
- Prepare data and administer Silverleaf’s benefit programs, including state retirement (KERS), and health insurance plans;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Skills:
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a business-related field from an accredited university with an accounting/bookkeeping specialization required;
- Must be knowledgeable in various types of accounting practices
- Must be familiar with state and federal grant requirements and reporting;
- A minimum of 3+ years, preferably in non-profit setting;
- Knowledge and training specific to sexual victimization of adults and children strongly preferred
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Excel required; proficient in use of accounting software packages;
- Must have good organizational skills and ability to prioritize projects;
- Must be able to provide accurate monthly financial reports;
- Must have transportation for travel, as needed;
- Must sign authorization release forms for a national criminal and other background check with a nationwide criminal record check clear of abuse and neglect findings, felony convictions, and of other misdemeanor convictions related to child abuse, family or intimate partner violence, crimes against minors or sexual offenses;
- Per 920 KAR 2:040, must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
- Per 920 KAR 2:040, shall submit to a criminal record check in accordance with KRS 17.165 and a central registry check in accordance with 922 KAR 1:470 during the application process and every two (2) years thereafter while employed by Silverleaf;
Additionally, an individual in this position must also comply with the following during their employment:
- Attend mandatory in-service and other training/educational programs as required;
- Complete 40 hours of training on rape and sexual abuse prior to contact with contact with clients.
Compensation will be competitive with similarly sized community based nonprofits and commensurate with experience. The search is open until the position is filled.
To apply, click the button below. Resume and Cover Letter are required.