Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach was established in 1984 as the social service arm of the Palm Beach Diocese. The agency serves on average more than 7,500 clients each year throughout the Palm Beach Diocese, which includes the counties of Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee. The services of Catholic Charities are available to all residents of the service area who qualify for the particular program. The priority is to serve the poorest and most vulnerable. As the specific needs of the community change and the population rises, the services offered by Catholic Charities also change in response to those needs. Catholic Charities does not discriminate based on a client’s religion, nor on any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local discrimination law.
The CEO-Executive Director is responsible for the overall executive leadership and operational administration of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Palm Beach, FL. The CEO-Executive Director ensures that the agency fulfills its mission to provide service to people in need through all stages of life. The CEO-Executive Director ensures that the agency is represented at the diocesan, parish and community levels, assists with the identification of community needs, and is engaged in program planning and policy formation. The CEO-Executive Director is accountable to and answers to the Board of Directors.
Specifically, the Executive Director:
- Ensures that, in partnership with the governing Board, the Catholic Charities mission and vision are carried out effectively, efficiently, consistently, and collaboratively.
- Demonstrates the highest level of business acumen, recommends budgets, oversees revenues and expenditures, and works closely with the Board and its committees to ensure the financial well-being of the organization.
- Anticipates changing community needs with vision and innovation.
- Initiates long-range strategic and operational planning, and is responsible and accountable for implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.
- Works closely with Board members and development staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and funding partners in support of Catholic Charities programs.
- Persuasively articulates the necessity of Catholic Charities services to the community.
- Raises awareness for the services provided by Catholic Charities to residents in the five county service area.
- Represents Catholic Charities to numerous community stakeholders, groups of associations and agencies, and the media.
- Builds positive partnerships with the Diocese and parishes.
The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirement for the performance of this job. It is not to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
Qualifications and Skills
The requirements listed below are representative of the attributes, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Commitment to the Values and Mission of Catholic Charities
- An active Catholic Faith.
- Passion to serve the poor, the vulnerable and those in need.
- Professional or volunteer experience working with Catholic institutions.
Management and Leadership
- The ability to envision and convey a vision for the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
- Strong management abilities – demonstrated ability to lead a staff, delegate, oversee the successful implementation of programs, and build a strong organizational culture.
- Ability to build strong collaborative teams and actively engage with staff.
- Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
- Leadership experience with significant administrative responsibilities, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
- Outstanding presentation and communication skills. The experience and ability to be an articulate spokesperson and organization champion.
- Previous success in establishing external relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including civic leaders, partner agencies and volunteers.
- Strong ability to articulate an organization’s goals and a plan for achieving them.
- A humble, and approachable demeanor with the ability to be assertive when needed.
Fundraising and Financial Management
- Active fundraising experience, an understanding of nonprofit fundraising strategies, and major donor relations.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate new donors.
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
- Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation range for this position is $150,000 to $170,000, but the actual salary for the candidate selected will be based on their background and skills. Benefits include company subsidized paid medical insurance, vision coverage, dental coverage, long term disability, short term disability, and generous Personal Time Off. Benefits also include a 403b with an employer 5% contribution and 2% match. Benefits start after 30 days.
The search for the CEO-Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach is being conducted by The Moran Company. Questions about the position can be directed to Mike English, The Moran Company; mike (at) morancompany.com.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $150,000.00 - $170,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance