Job Posting for Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC)

Organization: Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC), Salem, MA

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Type:  Full Time

Brief position summary:

Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) offers a great opportunity for a galvanizing, collaborative leader to make their mark by growing our notable organization to the next level and enable us to make an even deeper impact on the lives of women, men and children living with the direct and indirect effects of domestic abuse.  

 HAWC, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, is a domestic violence prevention and advocacy organization serving a 23-city and town region of the North Shore of Massachusetts.  HAWC provides free services and support to victims of domestic abuse to help them make informed, independent decisions about their futures.  Founded in 1978, the mission of HAWC is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. It has a reputation for providing high‐quality, client‐centered and trauma‐informed services. The organization is well known in its service area and has formed numerous meaningful partnerships with private, other nonprofit and governmental entities.

 The next executive director will take the reins at an important and exciting time in the organization’s development. Organizational priorities are to: 

  • Build community presence
  • Strengthen our strategic planning
  • Generate increased income
  • Educate the board and develop its capabilities
  • Develop and align staff with our mission


Salary:  Commensurate with experience, within the framework of HAWC’s operating budget

Contact person/apply to: This executive search is being conducted by Third Sector New England with Transition Consultant Nancy Jackson. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter responding specifically to the stated position requirements, and include starting salary requirements. Only electronic applications submitted to: will be considered.  All submissions are confidential and will be acknowledged and reviewed as they are received.

Application deadline date: July 19, 2013

Organization’s Website address:

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