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CATHOLIC NONPROFIT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity,
Lackawanna, NY

Institutional Summary

Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity is a religious not-for-profit corporation whose mission includes promoting devotion to Our Lady of Victory and supporting the organizations founded by Father Nelson Baker, the Superintendent and Pastor of the OLV institutions and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine beginning in 1882 until his death in 1936. On January 14, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named him Venerable Nelson Baker. Those connected to his cause remain in close contact with Vatican officials and believe that someday soon Father Baker will be named Blessed.

The Homes of Charity works to fulfill its mission through its fundraising efforts and provision of support services. The Homes’ fundraising efforts involve multiple channels, such as direct mail solicitations, donor visits, fundraising events, major gift fundraising, planned gifts, charitable gift annuities, and other giving vehicles. As a result of its fundraising and other financial activities, the Homes is able to provide significant financial support to the other organizations under the OLV umbrella, including Baker Victory Services with their programs for children and adults with disabilities, and families in need; and to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica.

The Homes of Charity’s provision of support services to Baker Victory Services, and to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and elementary school, includes Information Technology, HVAC and maintenance, public relations and financial services, including payroll. The Homes also provides maintenance and HVAC services to several external Catholic entities, such as the Catholic Health System, Catholic Charities and several local parishes.

The annual operating budget for the Homes of Charity is $8.1 million, including all fundraising, support services and support grants.

 

Position Summary

The role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is that of the highest level leader of the organization’s operations, responsible for the full range of strategic and operational activities of Homes of Charity. The CEO must demonstrate leadership through communications, fiduciary oversight, use of management information systems, policy implementation, and anticipation and response to the external environment. The CEO is the public face of the organization and must maintain partnerships with relevant Catholic, corporate, civic and other organizations to advance the mission of the Homes.

In addition, the CEO works with the board of directors to set strategic goals based on key policy elements and vital issues. The CEO leads senior level staff, supervises direct reports, and exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit that inspires creative approaches to advancing the HOC mission. The CEO collaborates with senior level staff, especially with the Chief Financial Officer, to ensure the organization’s fiscal and corporate integrity and to oversee the annual budgeting process, portfolio management, accounting practices, and vigilant compliance with regulatory requirements, particularly in reference to Federal and State laws and regulations related to nonprofit governance and operations.

The CEO must be persistently aware of up-to-date risk management methods and protocols to prevent cybercrimes and other forms of fraud and malfeasance.  Regular involvement and interaction with the Investment & Finance and Audit Committees, and effective implementation of their recommendations, are required.

Another critical area is that of operational and talent management. The CEO will build and maintain a strong team exhibiting a productive and financially responsible, mission-driven culture. Importantly, the CEO will effectively manage and grow the support services business portfolio. Besides ensuring sound talent management practices, such as maintaining clear roles and responsibilities as well as performance reviews, the CEO will work with the board chair to assess board members’ performance.

Owing to the demands on HOC for sound and dependable financial support to the OLV sister organizations, the CEO must maintain a strong track record in multiple facets of resource generation, management and stewardship.

The CEO reports to the HOC board of directors and reports as required to the Our Lady of Victory Institutions, Inc. (the Member) board of directors. The successful candidate will, among other criteria, be a member of the Roman Catholic Church with a commitment to the Catholic values inherent in the mission of the Homes of Charity. The candidate must also possess a minimum of five (5) years senior level/executive management experience. This must include accountability for financial oversight, senior staff performance, and strategic plan development and implementation. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred for this position; equivalent professional experience will be considered.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Executive and Team Leadership
  • Board Collaboration
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Financial Resource Development and Stewardship
  • Operational Management
  • Talent Management

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Demonstrated achievements in an organization of similar size and scope
  • Interaction and collaboration with boards of directors
  • Mastery of governance and regulatory issues
  • Management and collaboration with senior staff, including coaching and development of organizational capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate external factors and organizational imperatives to develop and implement strategic plans
  • Strong record of internal/external communications including brand positioning, stewardship and reputation management; issue and organizational advocacy
  • Familiarity with Catholic philanthropic culture and institutional advancement best practices; ability to manage multi-faceted fundraising programs successfully
  • Financial literacy and management, including a working understanding of investments; competence managing multiple revenue streams and complex budgets
  • Entrepreneurship in developing and promoting new services relevant to mission
  • Achieve and sustain internal collaborations among all staff levels
  • Critical thinking with strong analytic and decision-making ability
  • Energetic, persistent and resilient
  • Socially engaging and ability to generate trust and loyalty among co-workers, colleagues and organizational stakeholders

 

Interested candidates can submit cover letter and resume to: info@ruotoloassoc.com.

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
The Kabbalah Centre,
New York, NY

Institutional Summary

The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization that makes the principles of Kabbalah understandable and relevant to everyday life. The Kabbalah Centre Teachers provide students with spiritual tools based on Kabbalistic principles that students can then apply as they see fit to improve their own lives and by doing so, make the world better. The Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 and now spans the globe with brick-and-mortar locations in more than 40 cities as well as an extensive online presence.

 

Position Summary

The Kabbalah Centre is looking for a highly experienced Director of Development to lead and grow a sustainable Development Department. The Development Director will be responsible for the implementation of a new Membership structure/ Annual Fund, a Major Gift effort, Planned-giving and all additional aspects of a comprehensive development program, including the gradual formation of a development team. The Director of Development will create, manage, and implement digital and social media fundraising initiatives, appealing to existing and potential global donors, and will be responsible for researching and broadening the donor base, increasing the number, frequency, and level of contributions.

The position reports to the Co-Director of the Kabbalah Centre, Rabbi Michael Berg, or his designee, and works closely with Senior Leaders and the Board.

This is a full-time, exempt position located in New York City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create fundraising goals and develop a comprehensive fundraising plan.
  • Identify new funding sources and maintain and grow relationships with current and potential donors.
  • Prepare, produce, and analyze fundraising campaign progress and results.
  • Plan, develop, write, and manage online fundraising campaigns through email and social media platforms.
  • Develop fundraising strategy to acquire and retain donors globally and improve quality conversion rates.
  • Collect, analyze, and manage Development data systems.
  • Form deep working relationships with all Senior Leaders.
  • Personally identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts.
  • Strategize and oversee implementation of external communications that support the growth of relationships between The Kabbalah Centre.
  • Furnish support and direction to the Board and volunteers for all outreach activities.
  • Hire, train, and manage all additional development staff.
  • Administer the department’s annual operating budget.
  • Represent The Kabbalah Centre in a positive manner with both internal and external constituents.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Thrive in an environment of change
  • Make complex decisions, problem-solve and serve as an effective team member
  • Bachelor degree
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in fundraising, preferably in a management role
  • Demonstrated experience and success in building donor base through email and social media efforts
  • Experience using Blue State Digital Suite or comparable digital platform
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized, strategic and methodical
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with membership structures
  • Flexibility to occasionally attend events or perform duties outside of normal work hours.

Salary

  • Competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Exceptional benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

Interested candidates can submit cover letter with salary history and resume to: info@ruotoloassoc.com.

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CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
Carmel Catholic High School,
Mundelein, IL

Institutional Summary

Founded in 1962, Carmel Catholic High School is jointly sponsored by the Order of Carmelites (O.Carm.) and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM).  For more than 50 years Carmel Catholic has been committed to providing a quality Catholic education and forming young men and women to make a positive impact in society.

Carmel Catholic enrolls approximately 1,200 students, drawing from more than 100 elementary and middle schools throughout Lake, McHenry, Cook, and Kenosha Counties.  More than $1.5 million is offered in assistance to families, based on need.  This commitment enables students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to attend Carmel.  The school occupies a fifty-acre campus with 73 academic classrooms and premier athletic facilities.  A new $6.2 million Fine and Performing Arts Center and Information Commons opened in 2013.

Carmel Catholic High School empowers students to be reflective thinkers, grateful stewards, and responsible leaders as an expression of faith.

 

Position Summary

The Chief Advancement Officer is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive strategy to attain institutional fundraising goals, assisted by and managing a dedicated advancement team.  The position reports to the President and works closely with the Board of Directors and other volunteers.  The Chief Advancement Officer is a visible and active participant at school and community events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create, implement and oversee a comprehensive fundraising plan.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the advancement team’s professional and administrative personnel.
  • Implement systematic efforts to identify, solicit, steward, maintain and upgrade annual giving donors.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major/leadership gift prospects (all constituencies).
  • Collaborate with the President and Board members to advance relationships with prospects and donors.
  • Serve as point person for the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Provide executive oversight to advancement special events, including but not limited to Street Scenes and Carmel Catholic’s fall event.
  • Promote planned giving opportunities.
  • Provide leadership in relationship-building with a variety of school constituencies (internal and external).
  • Strategize and oversee implementation of external communications (print/publications and electronic/social media) that support the stewardship and growth of relationships between Carmel Catholic and its constituencies in order to sustain and increase philanthropic support.
  • Utilize metrics to evaluate performance effectiveness of advancement program and personnel.
  • Administer the department’s annual operating budget.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Demonstrated planning ability and quantifiable measurements of accomplishments.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience, including direct engagement of donors and Board, in a non-profit setting (preferably education).
  • Fundraising skills including relationship -building with different constituencies.
  • Astute attention to detail and the ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Experience and comfort interacting with high net worth individuals.
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills and proficiency speaking in public.
  • Flexible, skilled problem-solver and self-starter.
  • Ability to work interactively and collaborate with a team.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, internet applications and donor databases (Veracross).
  • Understanding of Catholic education and a commitment to embracing Carmel Catholic’s distinct mission.
  • Driving and primarily local travel required.
  • Be detail-minded, with the ability to accomplish tasks in a timely and accurate manner; following-up on all projects until completed.

Committee Memberships- Participates in the following:

  • Long Range Planning Committee
  • President’s Administrative Team
  • Committee on Directors
  • Marketing Committee
  • Advancement Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Other ad hoc committees as necessary

Salary

  • Competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include vacation, health care coverage, dental and retirement.

Interested candidates can submit cover letter with salary history and resume to: info@ruotoloassoc.com.

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CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
Bishop Fenwick High School, 
Peabody, MA

Institutional Summary

Founded in 1959, Bishop Fenwick High School was the first co-educational Archdiocesan Catholic high school on the North Shore.  Recognized as one of the finest college preparatory high schools in the area, Fenwick is located on a 59-acre campus and educates students from over 40 communities in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Approaching its 60th anniversary, Fenwick remains committed to its original mission of providing opportunity for greater achievement for all students.  The faculty and staff are dedicated to creating an academically challenging and nurturing environment in the mandate of the gospel message of Jesus Christ and in the charism of St. Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur whose Order originally staffed Bishop Fenwick.  Bishop Fenwick lives its ministry to “teach as Christ did.”  The school motto of “Goodness and Loyalty” still rules the day, every day.

Position Summary

The Chief Advancement Officer is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive strategy to attain institutional fundraising goals, assisted by and managing a dedicated advancement team.  The position reports to the Principal/Head of School and works closely with the Board of Trustees and other volunteers.  The Chief Advancement Officer is a visible and active participant at school and community events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create, implement and oversee a comprehensive fundraising plan.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the advancement team’s professional and administrative personnel.
  • Implement systematic efforts to identify, solicit, steward, maintain and upgrade annual giving donors.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major/leadership gift prospects (all constituencies).
  • Collaborate with the Principal/Head of School and Board members to advance relationships with prospects and donors.
  • Serve as point person for the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide executive oversight to advancement special events.
  • Promote planned giving opportunities.
  • Provide leadership in relationship-building with a variety of school constituencies (internal and external).
  • Strategize and oversee implementation of external communications (print/publications and electronic/social media) that support the stewardship and growth of relationships between Bishop Fenwick and its constituencies in order to sustain and increase philanthropic support.
  • Utilize metrics to evaluate performance effectiveness of advancement program and personnel.
  • Administer the department’s annual operating budget.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Demonstrated planning ability and quantifiable measurements of philanthropic accomplishments.
  • Understanding of Catholic education and a commitment to embracing Bishop Fenwick’s distinct mission.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience, including direct engagement of donors and Board in a non-profit setting (preferably education).
  • Fundraising skills including relationship-building with different constituencies.
  • Astute attention to detail and the ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Experience and comfort interacting with high net worth individuals.
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills and proficiency speaking in public.
  • Flexible, skilled problem-solver and self-starter.
  • Ability to work interactively and collaborate with a team.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, internet applications and donor databases.
  • Driving and primarily local travel required.

Benefits and Compensation

  • Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include vacation, health care coverage, life insurance and retirement

Interested candidates can submit cover letter with salary history and resume to: info@ruotoloassoc.com.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), 
Livingston, NJ

Organization Summary

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization annually delivering a wide array of personalized services to nearly 10,000 individuals throughout New Jersey.

Founded in 1939, our history and values compel us to meet the particular needs of Jewish individuals and families, and to provide services to vulnerable people of all races, religions and ethnic backgrounds. JVS employs a staff of seventy-five, with headquarters in Livingston, and a program campus in East Orange.

Position Summary

The Executive Director provides overall management, planning, execution and leadership for all aspects of the organization including effective programs/services, diversified revenue and fundraising portfolio, donor stewardship, board/staff development and finance and budget management.

The Executive Director is responsible for positioning JVS as a leader in human services in New Jersey and establishing effective partnerships and collaborations with corporations, foundations, community/corporate leaders, government officials, other community organizations/nonprofits,
and supporters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with board of directors, community partners, government agencies and staff to build and implement JVS’s strategic plan.
  • Actively create and maintain strategic partnerships for JVS.
  • Lead fundraising initiatives to reach budgeted goals through cultivating individual donor relationships, foundation grants and government contracts.
  • Model leadership competencies to staff. Set high goals for personal and team accomplishments; meet or exceed goals while seeking continuous improvement.
  • Serve as the primary external face of the organization and engage media across all platforms.

Qualifications

  • A proven track record of significantly growing an organization by setting the vision and strategy and delivering results.
  • Strong personal leadership, excellent leadership and influence skills, commercial acumen, and the ability to deliver tangible results.
  • Strong development experience with proven success securing and managing foundation grants, government contracts, individual donations, and corporate sponsorships.
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, develop, and manage talented and committed staff.
  • Experience working on or with a nonprofit board of directors.
  • Demonstrated experience in human services.
  • Strong commitment to JVS’s mission and values.
  • Master’s degree required.

Benefits and Compensation

This is a full-time, salaried position and compensation will be based on experience. Benefits include vacation, health care coverage, dental, and retirement benefits.

Interested candidates can submit resumes and letters of interest, which should include salary expectations to info@ruotoloassoc.com.

 

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit, 
Phoenix, AZ

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10

Responding to the Holy Father’s call to minister to the young, serve the poor and create a culture through Spirit-filled evangelization, the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit have established a position to advance their mission to serve the Church.

The Director of Development will provide groundbreaking leadership to fulfill the Community’s mission while broadening the impact of their vision. The Director’s efforts will motivate lay and community leaders to advance the work of the Friars through the meaningful contribution of their gifts and talents.

This is an opportunity for the Director to build a strategic roadmap for the Friars’ fundraising initiatives by engaging donors and leaders throughout communities served by the organization. The Director is tasked with developing effective fundraising strategies that will foster accomplishment of the Friars’ mission.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership in conceiving and implementing a comprehensive development program including timeline and measurable outcomes.
  • Leadership and management of all fundraising initiatives.
  • Work with community leadership to identify and solicit major gift prospects for their mission work.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with donor and leadership prospects.
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with the leadership of the Diocese of Phoenix and surrounding communities.
  • Create and maintain all marketing initiatives, both print and electronic.
  • Work with lay volunteers to advance the mission of the Friars.
  • Establish and manage all development outlets including gift processing, prospect research, grant writing, and drafting of print communications, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) and 5-7 years of development experience
  • Measurable fundraising progress year over year
  • Entrepreneur with a faith-filled heart to serve the community
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills, along with written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising & database platforms
  • Evening/weekend work occasionally required, as well as travel to cultivate donors
  • In full communion with the Roman Catholic Church; have an understanding of the practices, teachings and policies

Please send cover letter, with salary history and resume, to info@ruotoloassoc.com

 

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Grand Canyon University, Newman Center, 
Phoenix, AZ

This unique opportunity to raise funds for a Newman Center at a non-denominational evangelical university exists because the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit wish to advance their mission to serve the Church through college ministry. Created through a culture of Spirit-filled evangelization, the Friars have established this position for the energetic and dynamic Catholic whose understanding of stewardship will translate to a successful marketing and development campaign.

The Director of Development will enthusiastically fulfill the Friar’s mission and broaden the impact of their vision through this college ministry. The Director will nurture and foster a strong relationship with the college faithful and drive the efforts to motivate lay and community leaders in advancing the work of the Friars through the meaningful contribution of their gifts and talents.

Working collaboratively with the Friars, the Director will develop and build a strategic roadmap for marketing and fundraising initiatives, engaging donors and leaders throughout the Grand Canyon University alumni and student body community, and beyond.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership in conceiving and implementing a comprehensive development program including timeline and measurable outcomes.
  • Management and leadership of all fundraising initiatives.
  • Work with community leadership to identify and solicit major gift prospects that will advance mission work.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with donor and leadership prospects.
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with the leadership of the Diocese of Phoenix, and surrounding communities.
  • Create and maintain all marketing initiatives, both print and electronic.
  • Work with lay volunteers to advance the mission of the Friars.
  • Manage and develop all development outlets; including gift processing, prospect research, grant writing, and drafting of print communications, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) and 5-7 years of development experience
  • Measurable fundraising progress year over year
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a faith-filled heart to serve the community
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills, along with written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising & database platforms
  • Evening/weekend work occasionally required as well as travel to cultivate donors
  • In full communion with the Roman Catholic Church; have an understanding of the practices, principles and policies.

Please send cover letter, with salary history and resume, to info@ruotoloassoc.com

 

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Summit Speech School, 
New Providence, NJ

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