Executive Director (KAVI)

Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Robert Gore, an Emergency Room physician who felt compelled to address the rising incidence of violence among youth in Central Brooklyn. KAVI offers youth-focused interventions that are school, community, and hospital-based in Central Brooklyn. KAVI’s programming provides youth with productive and safe alternatives to engaging in interpersonal violence. 

With foundations in medicine and public health, KAVI views violence as a disease that infiltrates, infects, and sickens communities. KAVI addresses the symptoms of violence while also drilling down to uncover and address the underlying causes and influences. By studying the root causes of the circumstances that lead to violence, KAVI is shifting the emphasis from individuals to the broader, collective environment that influences behaviors.

Over the past nine years, KAVI has seen steady growth and has expanded programs and organizational capacity. As Dr. Gore steps down from the Executive Director role, KAVI is looking for a dynamic and seasoned leader to move the organization into its next phase of impact. 


Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) is seeking an energetic visionary who will take the organization to the next level. Working closely with KAVI’s Board of Directors, the new Executive Director will deepen KAVI’s organizational capacity, continue to increase resources, amplify KAVI’s mission, and set the strategic direction of the organization. 

The KAVI Executive Director has strategic and operational responsibility for all programs. The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining all aspects of KAVI’s growth, operations, program management, administration, human resources, and fund development, in addition to strengthening existing partnerships in support of KAVI’s mission. 


125k - 140k


Click here for more information or to apply. Please send PDF files of your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

  • Tell us why you would like to lead KAVI.
  • Provide concrete examples of how you have led social justice work and how you would translate those skills to KAVI’s mission. 
  • The Executive Director wears many hats. What part of this job do you feel confident that you can do incredibly well from the start and where do you see yourself needing support to grow into doing your best work?

The position is open until filled; we will begin reviewing applications immediately. No phone calls, please.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-07-06 00:31:51 -0400