Mission Statement

Dover Children's Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. Our commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life's most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives.


May 20, 2015 @ 2:37 pm
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Dover Children’s Home seeks an executive director to lead and implement the non-profit’s mission to provide high quality services to abused, neglected, and delinquent youth ages birth – 20 and their families, fostering independence, emotional resiliency, individual growth, and strengthening family ties.

Site: Dover Children’s Home
207 Locust Street
Dover, NH 03820

Job Summary:
The executive director is a dynamic, visionary leader committed to implementing the mission of Dover Children’s Home, based upon the direction and policies determined by the executive committee of the Dover Children’s Home Board of Directors.  He or she is responsible for acquiring and managing necessary resources to sustain the mission of Dover Children’s Home.  This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the executive committee of the Dover Children’s Home Board of Directors.


  • Employ administrative personnel with consultation of executive committee and employ residential staff and non-administrative staff.
  • Direct, supervise, train and offer professional leadership to staff to ensure delivery of high quality services while managing current and future growth.
  • Collaborate with the board of directors to develop, implement, and monitor the organization’s strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with Dover Children’s Home’s mission.
  • Oversee organization finances, including development of short-term and long-term financial plans, and submit a proposed budget to the finance committee prior to the start of each fiscal year. Financial responsibilities include monitoring the budget, ensuring that strong financial controls are in place, and setting financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner supporting staff and program needs.
  • Cultivate a strong, transparent working relationship with the board. Ensure open communication about the effectiveness, appropriateness, and viability of the organization’s fiscal and programmatic systems.
  • Work closely with donors and supporters, locally and state-wide, to network and develop/strengthen long-term relationships and consistently promote Dover Children’s Home, including active participation in the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.Develop and implement comprehensive marketing, branding, fundraising, grant writing and development strategies that enhance long-term relationships and revenue streams from major donors, foundations, government agencies and corporations.


The executive director shall be a full-time employee who meets the following pre-service training and education requirements:

  • A master’s degree, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university, in the field of human services (social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, guidance, etc.) or public administration, education, or business administration with a concentration in the field of human services
  • At least two years of experiences as a professional in community-based services for children and families, which included administrative responsibilities


A competitive salary and benefit package that includes medical and dental coverage, paid time off, tuition support, and a tax-sheltered annuity plan.

Please email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Donna Coraluzzo at dcoraluzzo@doverchildrenshome.org by June 10, 2015.