Chief Executive Officer

Doorways for Women and Families
Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA community-based nonprofit serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as youth and families experiencing homelessness, seeks an innovative and visionary new leader.

Doorways for Women and Families (Doorways) envisions a day when all people in the community live free of violence and have safe and stable housing. Since 1978, Doorways has given thousands of community members a pathway out of violence and homelessness and empowered them to create brighter futures. From immediate crisis intervention to counseling, housing, and employment support, Doorways offers real options and multiple pathways. Doorways embraces Empathy, Integrity, Inclusivity, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Respect. These values are the foundation to their approach.

Doorways is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization toward continued success. The ideal candidate will be a visionary, providing strategic direction to the organization and playing a leading role in planning, fundraising, leadership team management, and operations.

The ideal Chief Executive Officer will have:

  • At least 10 years of non-profit management experience, with 5 years of experience overseeing all aspects of an organization’s operations, planning, programming, and fundraising.
  • Ability to be creative, bold, innovative and agile as the organization adapts to meet changing community needs.
  • Experience working with various levels of government partners, foundations, and individual donors.
  • Ability to develop and implement equity focused strategies and ensure Doorways functions as an anti-racist organization.
  • Ability to be creative, bold, innovative and agile as the organization adapts to meet changing community needs.
  • Relevant knowledge of the principles and practices of effective administration, organization, budget, and fiscal management.
  • Inspirational belief in the importance of Doorways’ work and its impact on the local community.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is required. Master’s degree in social work, public administration, or related field preferred.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Doorways for Women and Families. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].