Executive Director

Job Opportunity

For over 50 years the Executive Directors of Quaker House of Fayetteville have faithfully worked to expose, witness and help heal the wounds of war. Quaker House is now opening a search for an Executive Director to promote its mission of being a front-line peace witness.  Our Executive Directors have been successful in deepening the relationships that Quaker House has with the local community, other peace-minded non-profit organizations and the military by expanding awareness of Quaker values through its programs, publications and outreach activities.  

Quaker House witnesses for peace by serving military personnel and their families seeking help to treat the invisible wounds of war such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Moral Injury triggered by military engagement.  Quaker House offers counseling services both in-house and virtually that address domestic violence, sexual assault and moral injury and is able to increase awareness of these injuries by engaging in public education and advocacy.

In 1994 Quaker House initiated the GI Rights Hotline which responds to calls from military members seeking discharge, requests for help with various types of military grievances, ethical questions or health issues.  The Hotline upholds the right of military personnel to apply to be a conscientious objector and lobbies to uphold the constitutional right of any person to self-identify as a conscientious objector on Selective Service forms.  

Should you feel called to a Quaker organization whose goal is to uphold the Friends’ Peace Testimony and to promote programs that advocate for a more peaceful world, consider applying to become the new Quaker House Executive Director by sending an email to the search committee at search@quakerhouse.org with your resume, a writing sample, and three references.. All applications will be considered as they are received. Know that the Quaker House Executive Director has a supportive board and a steadfast network of friends across the country and beyond.

Executive Director Job Description

Executive Director – Quaker House, Fayetteville, NC

Who we are: For over 50 years Quaker House has operated in Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg to manifest the Friends’ Peace Testimony in a military city. 

What we do: Quaker House provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military; educates them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocates for a more peaceful world. 

Seeking:  We are seeking a committed leader to continue to support the Quaker House mission in Fayetteville, and in North Carolina. We seek a leader who is passionate and creative about building and maintaining a peace witness within the context of a military city. The leader will work with an excellent team and a fully engaged Board of Directors.  Externally, the director will continue to grow the organization through new relationships and collaborations with other organizations engaged in seeking peaceful solutions to problems experienced by servicemen and women. We believe diversity makes us better, and we celebrate our role as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.  The position is an exempt, full time position.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Strategy

  • Serve as the organization’s primary community builder, spokesperson, and administrator 
  • Work with the board and staff to construct and execute a strategic plan to expand the Quaker House mission and impact peace work across NC 
  • Attend and speak at gatherings such as monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings of the Religious Society of Friends, other faith communities, and local partner organizations.
  • Articulate the Quaker House mission in an inspiring way to internal and external constituencies 
  • Develop and supervise peace witness programs—currently Counseling, Truth-in-Recruiting, and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Moral Injury in the Military Programs—and coordinating with the GI Rights Network;
  • Build a positive work culture based on justice, equity, diversity, and supportive of a productive, diverse, and professional team.
  • Engage in the local community, building relationships and partnerships that advance the mission 
  • Attend military liaison meetings 
  • Seek opportunities for growth, collaboration, and collective impact.

Communications Management

  • Maintain the Quaker House website and presence on social media
  • Respond to outside inquiries from media or others

Donor Relations Management

  • Oversee donor relations with individuals and with Monthly and Yearly Meetings.
  • Direct outreach and fund raising activities thru the production of 4 annual newsletters and fundraising appeals and produce relevant informational materials.

Financial Management

  • In conjunction with the Board and Treasurer, develop, implement, and manage an annual budget for the Board’s regular review and approval.
  • Produce relevant financial reports for regular Board review.
  • Ensure that finances of Quaker House are properly handled, including coordination with the Treasurer and outside accountants, bill payments, and maintenance of savings and checking accounts.
  • Ensure strong internal controls, fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency, and efficient, accurate, and consistent financial operations and practices.

Operations and Physical Plant Management

  • Ensure high-quality program delivery, evaluation, and reporting systems.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork and accountability. 
  • In conjunction with the Personnel Committee, Treasurer, and Finance Committee monitor workload and hours of staff. 
  • Maintain security, repairs, custodial services and improvements for the house.
  • To carry out the work of Quaker House in the context of a military community, and as part of the annual compensation, the Executive Director lives at Quaker House, a craftsman-style cottage located in the Fayetteville Historic District. Fayetteville Friends Meeting meets as a small group every Sunday at the house.

 For more information about Quaker House please go to https://www.quakerhouse.org

For further information regarding this position or to indicate your interest, email to search@quakerhouse.org

 

Quaker House witnesses for peace by serving military personnel and their families seeking help to treat the invisible wounds of war such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Moral Injury triggered by military engagement. 

Are You Called to Work with the Quaker House?

Should you feel called to a Quaker organization whose goal is to uphold the Friends’ Peace Testimony and to promote programs that advocate for a more peaceful world, consider applying to become the new Quaker House Executive Director by sending an email to the search committee at the address below. All applications will be considered as they are received. Know that the Quaker House Executive Director has a supportive board and a steadfast network of friends across the country and beyond.

For further information regarding this position or to indicate your interest, email to search@quakerhouse.org