Executive, FT Employee
Catholic Charities (Portland, OR) (Portland, OR)
The Board of Directors is seeking a visionary leader with the experience and demonstrated accomplishments to suc-cessfully navigate and collaboratively lead the next phase of CC’s growth. The Executive Director must bring a passion for CC, leadership capabilities for staff, board and volunteers, a demonstrated track record of managing successful outcomes for programs and, the capability to diversify fundraising revenues.
This individual must possess intellectual horsepower, and be naturally persuasive, fair, and accountable. He/she will hold true to the teachings and morals of Roman Catholic teachings. The new Executive Director will lead based on core ethics of collaboration, self- improvement and a deep appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity packaged with a drive for excellence.
CC is located in Portland, OR, a growing metropolitan area of some 2.5 million people. The Portland business com-munity ranges from small non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 businesses to environmental technology companies. Portland is well known for its quality of life, featuring a variety of restaurants, residential neighborhoods, and a lively arts and culture scene. Outdoor activities include bicycling, hiking and skiing, with the mountains and beach within 70 miles of the city.
CC is offering excellent compensation, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.
Learn more about Catholic Charities Oregon at http://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of the Agency. The Executive Director is charged with building on CC’s years of success, realizing the organization’s vision, and achieving its goals for continued financial stability and community engagement.
The Executive Director is the chief spokesperson representing the organization to constituencies, both internal and external. The Executive Director will lead and manage the organization’s strategic and operational plans, including strategic planning implementation and development; operational, talent, resource and budget planning; relationship building with CC’s business and community partners and outreach to its donors. He/she will also provide forward-thinking leadership, and manage in an open, collaborative environment which is proud of its commitment in partnering with its clients to achieve lasting change in their lives.
The Executive Director will build, foster, and maintain a balanced organizational culture that combines the richness and relevance of programs with the efficacy of best business practices, fiscal accountability, and institutional impact.
• Responsible for the overall success of the agency.
• Lead a collaborative process with the Board of Directors and its committees, executing decisions effectively and ensuring that the Board of Directors and its committees are informed of critical developments in a timely and effective manner.
• Collaborate closely with the Board of Directors and staff to execute and expand upon the strategic plan and budget.
• Continue to support the development and cultivation of a strong Board of Directors, representative of the diverse community.
• Assess agency needs, formulate agency proposals, and recommend programs and budget modifications to the Board of Directors.
• Oversee and execute programmatic excellence by establishing operational benchmarks and setting timelines to achieve strategic goals. Continually review and evaluate programs and report findings to the Board of Directors accordingly.
• Oversee affordable housing initiatives of Catholic Charities and its related housing entities, including overall responsibility for the management of current housing asset portfolio.
• Ensure that the organizational structure, policies and practices reflect a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Direct administrative personnel to ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed with skilled employees, with a focus on inclusion and a commitment to equity.
• Lead, motivate, manage and develop staff’s passion for CC, and foster an environment committed to contin-uous improvement.
• Manage and implement an effective performance management system for all employees which will include setting objectives and evaluation on an annual basis.
• Manage and direct a comprehensive fund development plan that identifies prospects and donors and enhances the short and long term diversified funding base. Play an integral role in developing prospects, cultivating major donors and funding agencies.
• Define and execute the strategy of effectively mobilizing volunteers in support of its programs.
• Represent the mission and ministries of Catholic Charities through relationship building and public speaking with varied government and community stakeholders, associations and groups, as well as being a visible, visionary and influential leader in the community.
• Continuously assess community needs, evaluating partnership opportunities to promote programs uniquely suited to the mission.
• Ensure fiduciary responsibility, sound financial management, and financial accountability for contributions, income, and all other CC assets. Implement and oversee the budgeting process.
• Oversee facilities, risk management and operational management. Advise and direct the agency’s management and staff in corporate compliance.
• Perform other activities as requested by the Board of Catholic Charities and/or the Archdiocese of Portland
• Active member of the Roman Catholic Church and deep understanding and belief in the principles of Catholic social and moral teachings.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Social Work, MBA or Public Administration from an accredited university preferred.
• A minimum of 5-7 years of senior management experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and man-agement of staff, preferably with direct stewardship of Boards of Directors.
• Experience leading a complex organization through significant growth and/or change.
• Experience managing social services or like programs, with a preference for some knowledge of a housing portfolio.
• Proven track record of management success with comparable P&L, planning, and operations responsibilities.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including key community leaders and organizations.
• A demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, to build public support, to strengthen infrastructure, to inspire staff and the Board of Directors, and to develop effective programs.
• Exceptional financial, organizational, and administrative skills.
• Excellent knowledge of fiscal management, budgeting, and cash flow management.
• The ability to plan, set goals and objectives, organize, and follow through.
• A strong interpersonal and communication skill set, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of varied and changing constituencies, including staff, Board members, potential donors, volunteers, and others.
• A team builder with a track record of effective staff management, including hiring, rewarding, and retaining talented managers and administrative staff members.
• Ability to juggle many responsibilities at once and to operate both independently and with the flexibility to be part of a team.
• Computer literate: Knowledge of PowerPoint, Word and Excel and ability to learn database software.
• Experience fostering an environment of equity and inclusion for staff and clients.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
• Deep understanding of and appreciation for the mission and day-to-day work of Catholic Charities with the credibility and persuasiveness to secure support from others.
• Centeredness, maturity, and calm in an environment of dynamic change.
• A manager who leads by example and exemplifies the values and ethics of the organization.
• An organized individual with strong creative and conceptual skills.
• A hands-on, engaged leader who functions effectively without being autocratic or political; must be a team player who is inclusive, flexible, creative, energetic, and fair minded.
• A decisive and resourceful individual with the willingness to accept responsibility and take charge of results, and is able to work successfully with limited resources.
• A self-starter who is confident enough to express opinions, forging ahead when appropriate and holding back when necessary, and sensitive to the feelings and opinions of others.
• An energetic person who is emotionally mature and dependable; a collegial individual.
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