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Hays-Caldwell Women's Center

Executive Director

Hays-Caldwell Women's Center


Job Summary



Hays Caldwell Women’s Center, located in San Marcos, Texas, is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to lead our community based nonprofit organization.  The ideal candidate should be a strong leader who can represent HCWC in a professional manner with clear communication of the organization’s mission.     

HCWC MISSION:  The purpose of HCWC is to create an environment where violence and abuse are not tolerated in the communities we serve. The Center will provide education, violence prevention services and crisis intervention to victims of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

Background investigations will be conducted on all candidate finalists. 

REPORTS TO:  Board of Directors

Salary range:  Commensurate with experience   

Job Responsibilities

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The executive director is a professional position charged with implementing the mission of HCWC. The executive director acts as chief administrator and is responsible for overall operations of the organization and its programs.  The executive director is responsible for financial management, personnel supervision, program development, public relations, volunteer development, and fundraising.  The executive director works in close collaboration with the board of directors and partner agencies. 

Background investigations will be conducted on all candidate finalists. 



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.  
  • Understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and child abuse issues.
  • 5 years or more leadership experience in a management position, including supervision of staff, budget development and financial management.
  • Leadership experience with a supportive, service approach to managing staff and volunteers.
  • Experience with public relations or community relations. 
  • Experience with administration of government grants for nonprofits. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience in public-speaking.
  • Willingness to relocate to, or live in, the service area of HCWC (Hays or Caldwell Counties).


  • Experience in nonprofit administration and working with volunteer boards.
  • Experience working collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds in community based organizations.   
  • Experience working with an emergency shelter or children’s advocacy center program.
  • Experience with fundraising from public and private sources. 
  • Financial management expertise, including working knowledge of accounting, finance, and auditing.
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Graduate degree.

Additional Information


Benefits of Being an HCWC Employee


Health Insurance:


HCWC currently contributes $512 per month toward employee’s health insurance costs (employees pay between $133 and $177 per month depending on plan selected)

If the HDHP is selected, HCWC also deposits $128 into the HSA account each month


HCWC provides a $20,000 Life Insurance coverage


Holiday and Vacation Time:


9 paid holidays (2 personal days, MLK or Presidents’ Day, NY Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day)


12 days of sick leave annually (8 hours each month)

10 days paid vacation in years 1 – 4

15 days paid vacations years 5 – 9

20 days paid vacation 10 years or more


Employees receiving 20 days paid vacation are eligible to receive one of their weeks of vacation in pay rather than time when the budget permits.


Receive an additional 8 hours of holiday for completing a week on back-up phone / hospital response


Sick Leave:

As an incentive to reward those who attend work regularly and maintain good health, when funding permits, staff with at least 160 hours of sick leave at the beginning of a fiscal year will receive a bonus of $100 and an additional $1 for each hour over 160 up to 800 hours of sick leave.


Burnout Prevention:

After 5 years of employment, eligible employees are able to combine accumulated leave time (sick, vacation, flex, holiday, etc.) and take off a full month (once every 5 years).

Up to 3 days of leave may be granted for death in the immediate family.


Parental Leave:

Parental leave may be allowed for the birth or adoption of a child.

  • Parental leave is accrued at the rate of one half day of paid leave per month of full-time employment.  No leave will be allowed for terminating employees.
  • If months of employment have previously been used to determine parental leave, they may be used at half value for subsequent births or adoptions.       
  • Up to twelve weeks of leave (combined parental leave and other accrued leave time) may be taken if leave time is available. 

Longevity Pay Increases:

After 2 years of employment at HCWC, staff get a bump in salary.

  • $2000 for licensed staff (LMFT, LPC, LPC-I, LMSW, licensed CPA, etc.)
  • $1200 for non-licensed staff.


Back-Up / Hospital Response:

Staff entering their 15th year of employment at HCWC can choose to no longer be in the Hospital Response / Back-up Phone Rotation.


Student Loan Forgiveness:

The Director of Operations is more than willing to fill out and sign documentation verifying your employment if you are applying to have your student loan debt forgiven.


Retirement Plan:

HCWC matches up to a 3% contribution toward retirement plan (Simple IRA) for eligible employees.  HCWC employees can elect to enroll in the Simple IRA plan any time after January 1st following:

  • 12 months of employment AND


Opportunities to Socialize and Engage:


  • Annual team retreats

  • Board/Staff Retreat

  • Self-Compassion Lunches and retreats

  • Issues Lunches


  • Birthday Lunches

How to Apply

TO APPLY:  Qualified applicants should email the Transition Committee and request an application packet at: 



  • Date Posted: January 4, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Children / Youth