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Need Family Advice?
Feel free to Reach Out!
We can Help!

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Help stop bullying &
Teen dating violence!

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Domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy 

  • Restraining orders; application assistance
  • Resources and referrals

Loaner phones

Client/shelter intakes

Victim of Crime application (funding)

Abbey Crossing – women’s & children 90-day shelter (18 yrs. And up)

Entry through Advocate evaluation

  • Harm of personal safety or life
  • Child abuse or threat of such
  • Emotional abuse by intimate partner

Parenting Classes

  • Parenting Young Children (ages 0-5)
  • Effective Parenting (ages 6-12)
  • Surviving Your Teen (ages 13-18)
  • Children In The Middle (separated/divorced parents)

Healthy Beginnings (prenatal info./resources)

Family Resource Center for Douglas County

Licensed MFT for children and family therapy

  • Children witnessing violence
  • Families with relationship issues
  • Women’s Support Group (Wed., 4-5p)

24-hour Crisis Line

Elementary and High School Presentations

Collaborative resource & referral services throughout Douglas County

Board of Directors

9 Members



7 employees





Grant Funding

Federal, State, County, and organizational awards


Signature Fundraising Event
Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ & Blues


Community Collaboration
is the norm in Douglas County




To Contact Family Support Council please call



Announcement Notice and Job Description follow.

Deadlines for Cover Letter & Resume submission is June 27, 2014.

For questions, email



The Carson Valley in Northern Nevada is seeking an experienced visionary to lead, educate, and grow a community-based nonprofit providing services in domestic and sexual violence, parenting, children and family therapy, and overseeing a women’s shelter. Serving Douglas County for over thirty years, Family Support Council awaits a powerful and inclusive leader who can live the Mission with integrity through the empowerment of women, reduction of community violence, and creation of sustainable services and programs by  demonstrating leadership expertise in:

  • Financial management in complex grant-funded non-profit agencies; budgets ranging from $500K to $2M.
  • Contract management (leases/MOUs) and compliance with Federal, State, County, and organizational grant/Foundation funding.
  • Human resource experience including client management.
  • Maintaining excellence in confidential communications in all aspects of client services.
  • Community collaboration and outreach planning experience.
  • Organizational teambuilding, education, and empowerment.
  • Facilities management of multiple nonprofit site locations.
  • Programmatic experience in diverse, cultural, and long-standing communities.
  • Fundraising including corporate donors, gala events, and membership drives.
  • Governance development and strategic planning experience.
  • Image enhancement, marketing, and public relations.


Vision and growth opportunities abound; compensation package with health.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Submit your Cover Letter and Resume online, by email, to Cory Allen at no later than June 27, 2014.


Position:  Executive Director

Purpose of Position:  Under the supervision of the Board of Directors and in conjunction with the Leadership Team, ensure Agency integrity, prosperity and sustainability, by offering energetic, respectful, and inclusive leadership, guidance, and monitoring of all Agency programs, services, activities, and operations.

Key Responsibility Area:  Administration and Operations

Specific duties:

  1. Develops and leads the strategy of the Organization.
  2. Provides control and direction for Human Resources functions including but not limited to performance improvement and development, training, and daily supervision/guidance.
  3. Provides overall control, direction and evaluation of physical assets of the Agency, from equipment to building sites (2).
  4. Plans, organizes, controls and evaluates administrative functions of the Organization.
  5. Negotiates and executes all contracts/leases/agreements for the Organization as agent of the Board.
  6. Writes all grants and investigates new grant funding sources with the assistance of the Staff.
  7. Administers all Agency funding with a keen eye for compliance, fiscal responsibility and staff roles and responsibilities.

Key Responsibility Area:  Financial Management

Specific duties:

  1. Provides overall control and direction for all funding; oversees and manages Agency fiscal operations ensuring balanced budgets, healthy cash flow and financial reserves.
  2. Directs the Financial Director in the performance of all aspects of that job description.
  3. Reviews, verifies, and approves month-end financial records, Agency budget and revision, grant allocations, salary allocations, payroll taxes and quarterly reports, bank reconciliations, annual audit and tax return from the Finance Director and for the Treasurer of the Board.
  4. Maintains positive relationships with all funding sources.
  5. Prepares the annual and quarterly budgets.
  6. Ensures adequate systems of control and financial accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  7. Is the primary check-signer for Accounts Payable with regular review with the Treasurer.
  8. Manages and oversees fund development of the Agency, including grant writing, donor cultivation, event-planning, and identifying new resources.
  9. Develops and recommends programs that will ensure Agency’s financial future and sustainability.
  10. Provides leadership in assisting the Board in exploring and investigating future for-profit ventures, including a Planned Giving Program, which would assist with the financial solvency of the agency.
  11. Provides leadership for all approved efforts related to Agency funding.

Key Responsibility Area:  Programmatic Oversight

Specific duties:

  1. Oversees and supports the development, design, and delivery of Agency programs, assuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with the Agency’s overall Mission and Strategic Plan.
  2. Develops and implements services that meet community needs under the policy direction of the Board.
  3. Works with the Leadership Team to ensure quality, consistent, ‘best-practice’ programming.
  4. Ensures documentation of all programs and services for institutional memory and consistency of practice long-term.
  5. Evaluates all services provided in relation to goals and objectives.

 Key Responsibility Area:  Community Relations and Collaborative Partnerships

Specific Duties:

  1. Promotes Agency visibility through participation in membership and community forums, community and collaborative meetings, and other outreach activities that are aligned with the Agency’s Mission.
  2. Maintains appropriate relations with national, state and local groups.
  3. Provides information for organizational e-newsletter.
  4. Reviews and approves all media articles written by the Agency and serves as the organizational ‘spokesperson’ within the community and at the State and National level.

Key Responsibility Area:  Board Relations and Development

Specific duties:

  1. Implements all Board policies in a timely manner.
  2. Keeps Board informed on issues that affect programs and services and creates a transparency within the Agency related to operations and fiscal issues.
  3. Works with all Board committees and responds in a timely manner.
  4. Provides orientation to new Board Members and maintains an up-to-date Board Binder for the Membership.
  5. Attends regular Board and Committee meetings, coming well-prepared and following-through on assignments promptly.
  6. Acts as Agent of the Board as designated.
  7. Assists Board with all Agency fund-raisers and donor development activities.

Key Responsibility Area:  Volunteer Management

Specific duties:

  1. Assists in development of a Volunteer Program that expands Agency’s capacity to provide services and empowers young and mature women and men.
  2. Oversees leadership training for all Volunteers.
  3. Develops recognition of volunteers and community organizations that collaborate and cooperate with the Agency.
  4. Evaluates effectiveness of all volunteer programmatic services.


Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required; Master’s Degree preferred, in addition to:

  • 4+ years nonprofit leadership experience
  • 5+ years of financial management/oversight
  • Human resource direct experience
  • Fund development expertise including grant writing and management
  • Community collaboration experience with documented partnerships
  • Board development and strategic planning experience

Must have excellent, respectful, and inclusive communication skills; a high level of integrity and self-motivation; well-organized with a high level of accountability and follow-through; work in a professional manner at all times to serve as a role model to Staff and Clients.

Occasionally this position required moving and lifting objects up to 50 pounds.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and registration, and dependable vehicle. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.