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Executive Director

We are in search of a dynamic leader who will take the Sexual Assault Resource Agency, celebrating its 40th year, to the next level of success.

The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy, and support to men, women, children, and non-binary people. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and serve residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Greene. We serve anyone who has personally experienced, or cares for someone who has experienced, any kind of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual molestation, incest, sex trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment, or unwanted touching.

The Executive Director will oversee the direction, daily operation, and administration of SARA’s programs, services, staff, and volunteers to fulfill the agency mission to end sexual violence. The Executive Director will be accountable for the financial health of SARA and responsible for promoting the agency to build its financial reserves and goodwill. The ideal candidate will have fundraising experience and will be comfortable acting as the public face of SARA. Management experience is essential, preferably with a nonprofit organization. The Executive Director must demonstrate understanding and value of racial equity, intersectionality, and social justice as organizational operating principles and show commitment to continued learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with individuals and organizations that can provide funding to the agency, with a focus on private philanthropy
  • Manages SARA directors in planning services and programs, setting goals, prioritizing, and high-level problem-solving
  • Actively pursues the development and maintenance of sound relationships between SARA and the community
  • Evaluates the efficacy of SARA’s programs and services on an ongoing basis
  • Seeks out new grants and other financial support
  • Ensures compliance with requirements of contracts and grants
  • Delegates and oversees grant application process and report writing
  • Participates with partner agencies, the private sector, and local, regional, and statewide committees in addressing sexual assault issues
  • Collaborates with Board of Directors on strategic planning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Public Administration, or other related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 3 or more years in a non-profit leadership role.
  • Experience in or knowledge of sexual assault issues and a commitment to SARA’s mission and program goals.
  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing.
  • Experience in personnel and fiscal management.
  • Experience in community organization and public administration.
  • Skilled in group development, communication, and public relations.

** Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Melinda Baumann, President, SARA Board of Directors: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application review begins August 14, 2020.


The Agency will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

The Sexual Assault Resource Agency is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.



Community Prevention Specialist

The Community Prevention Specialist serves on SARA’s Prevention Team. The Community Prevention Specialist assists with a range of prevention programming, including: (1) Leading the Restaurant Coalition, training restaurant staff, and managing our partnerships with restaurants implementing the On the Fly strategy to interrupt sexual harassment;

and (2) Training high school students, teachers, and community organizations, conducting strengths and needs assessments, and establishing coalitions in our priority communities, which may include faith-based communities, neighborhoods, and incarcerated communities. We are looking for a candidate with a strong teamwork mentality. Desired skills include community networking and mobilization, cultural competency, administrative support, long-term planning, strategic thinking, training and teaching, ability to connect with both adult and adolescent learners, marketing to target audiences, and adaptability. This job requires a high level of professionalism, rigor, emotional literacy, and an ability to apply trauma-informed practices and health promotion principles. A background working in restaurants is a strong plus. Fluency in Spanish is extremely preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 20, 2020.  








Upcoming Events

Greene IAP
Sep 28 2020 - Sep 28 2020
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Synapse Hub 105
Sep 29 2020 - Sep 29 2020
03:30PM - 05:00PM
Fluvanna IAC Meeting
Oct 01 2020 - Oct 01 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Hotline Volunteer Training
Oct 05 2020 - Oct 05 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Teen Resilience Group
Oct 06 2020 -
04:30PM -

About SARA

The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy and support to men, women and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

Communities Served

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia and serve:

  • City of Charlottesville
  • Albemarle County
  • Louisa County
  • Nelson County
  • Fluvanna County
  • Greene County

Contact SARA

 Charlottesville, Virginia

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