Eden House is seeking an Executive Director!

The Executive Director’s (ED) responsibility is to provide overall management of Eden House in order to assure the stability of the Eden House Program including its residential and clinical services, prevention program, social enterprise, and legislative and advocacy efforts. The ED develops and implements a consistent strategy that supports the mission and goals of the organization and oversees the implementation of tactics to achieve this strategy.  These tactics include:  1) leading fundraising activities; 2) strengthening and increasing community partnerships through outreach/awareness of both the organization and the issues of human trafficking to increase funding and advocacy support; 3) expanding Eden House, its programs, services, and prevention education opportunities, based on solid funding and other feasibility factors.

The four primary skills sets required to carry out the mission of Eden House are fundraising, business management and operations, relationship building, and facilities management.



  • Lead all fundraising efforts on behalf of Eden House.
  • Oversee, write or coordinate all grant writing and management of existing grants.
  • Engage, cultivate, and steward individuals, businesses, foundations and government agencies for financial and other support.
  • Pursue and coordinate additional revenue sources through a variety of funding mechanisms/opportunities.


Business Management and Operations

  • Facilitate strategic planning with key board members and staff members to create a three-year plan for Eden House.
  • Oversee accounting and financial functions of the organization.
  • Prepare and administer Board-approved annual budget.
  • Provide projected costs and expenses to the Board Treasurer on a quarterly basis.
  • Report to Eden House Board President (Provide timely information and support to the Board President in preparation for board meetings and provide board members all information necessary for sound decisions regarding development, mission, annual goals and objectives, personnel and program operations.)
  • Negotiate/Coordinate (with Eden House pro bono legal counsel) Eden House contracts and Memorandums of Understanding with community partners.
  • Manage outreach to community partners, religious and civic organizations, schools, law enforcement and the judiciary to advance awareness of Eden House and the issue of trafficking.
  • Supervise all Eden House staff and set clear goals for program development.
  • Oversee personnel matters including staff organizational structure, hiring and firing, etc.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedure


External Relations

  • Oversee Eden House public relations, including film, television, radio, print media/website and social media, internet outreach and educational materials.
  • Lead development/marketing efforts for Eden House with input and support from the Board, community professionals and supporters.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with City of New Orleans, the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, New Orleans law enforcement and judiciary, State of Louisiana Representatives, the Governor’s Office, the New Orleans metropolitan community, and other social service providers.
  • Manage and perform public speaking engagements on behalf of Eden House.
  • Testify regarding human trafficking at state legislature and other government venues as needed.
  • Represent Eden House on relevant national, state-wide, and municipal commissions, and actively participate in relevant conferences.
  • Coordinate and conduct tours of Eden House as needed for fundraising and community outreach and education.


Facilities Management

  • Oversee maintenance and operations of buildings, grounds, security, and equipment.
  • Manage repairs and renovations.
  • Work with the Board on capital projects.



Qualified applicants will have a significant number of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (An MBA or advanced degree is preferred).
  • Management-level career in business development, marketing, or management.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in oral and written communication skills and in proposal development and preparation.
  • Experience in management of people, programs, processes, budgets and performance.
  • Experience in organizing, planning, policy formulation and implementation, and in staff recruitment and development.
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships with diverse external and internal constituencies.
  • Ability to accept, understand and relate sensitively to people of varied socio-economic, racial, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.
  • Strong marketing, interpersonal, and personal selling skills required to cultivate and solicit gifts and strengthen community relationships.
  • Must be energetic, highly-motivated, self-directed and very focused.
  • A background in mental health services management is not necessary, but would be helpful.
  • Demonstrated interest/background working with vulnerable populations and individuals who have experienced trauma.
  • Ability to provide encouragement and support to clients and staff through generosity of mind and spirit.


INTERESTED APPLICANTS:  Please email cover letter, resume, three (3) references (at least two (2) being employers; no relatives as references) with contact information (i.e., telephone number and/or email address).  Please submit to jobs@edenhousenola.org.  Eden House is an equal opportunity employer.  Salary commensurate with experience.