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Executive Director
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Catholic Charities of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo (CCSF), created nearly 110 years ago is one of the largest nonprofit social service organizations in Northern California, serving more than 40,000 people of all faiths annually through some 35 programs aimed at families, aging adults, adults with disabilities, children and youth, who can benefit “from a hand up, not a hand out.” With a staff of about 600 (460 FTE), including about 60 managers, and a current annual budget of about $42 million, CCSF presents its chief executive officer and 30-member governing Board with a considerable management/governance challenge and opportunity. The successful new Chief Executive Officer will be deeply committed to Catholic traditions of service to the poor, and will possess exceptional nonprofit leadership, fundraising and institution-building abilities. See www.rll.com and www.catholiccharitiessf.org. For information about the position, and in strict confidence, request a detailed career prospectus from Dr. Robert M. Fisher, RUSHER LOSCAVIO FISHER Nonprofit Executive Search (San Francisco), at bfisher@rll.com.


Executive Director
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

Washington, DC 

JOB SUMMARY 

The Executive Director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is one of ten international regional directors of the worldwide Jesuit Refugee Service. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1980, the mission of Jesuit Refugee Service is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS presently works in more than 45 countries worldwide to help meet the educational, health, social and other needs of some of the 65 million people displaced from their homes and seeking refuge. 

 

JRS/USA — a nonprofit organization classified as 501(c)(3) and based in Washington, D.C. — is a national work of the Society of Jesus in the United States and the major refugee outreach ministry of U.S. Jesuits. JRS/USA is also an integral part of the international operation of JRS, and its Executive Director works closely with the International Director of JRS, who is based at the Jesuit Curia in Rome. Functioning as the JRS North America Region, JRS/USA maintains an active relationship with JRS Canada. 

 

JRS/USA collaborates with the JRS International Office on strategic planning, financial management, policy and program development, international and national advocacy, communications, fundraising, partner stewardship, and public engagement. JRS/USA represents JRS worldwide before United Nations offices in the U.S. and abroad; the U.S. Department of State; other U.S. governmental bodies; and non-governmental organizations in the United States.

Responding to the unprecedented scale of the contemporary refugee crisis, JRS/USA and its JRS partners are engaged in dramatic growth and transformation. In December 2015, JRS launched the Global Education Initiative, which is raising $35 million world- wide to double the number of refugees served by JRS educational programs by 2020. Encouraged by the campaign’s accelerating American success and motivated by humanitarian crisis, JRS/USA is investing in institutional strengthening to expand and improve its ability to accompany, serve and advocate for those in greatest need. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

Leadership  

  • The Executive Director is the chief executive of JRS/USA. She/he represents the organization both nationally and internationally, and is expected to undertake 
  • frequent travel — including trips to JRS offices in Rome, other JRS offices on occasion, JRS program sites supported by JRS/USA, important donor engagements, and policy conferences. 
  • The Executive Director is passionate about the JRS mission, able to think strategically about its practical deployment, adept at managing and inspiring staff to deliver measurable results in a team setting, comfortable with building the organization’s financial future, and eloquent in communicating its mission and vision to the public. 
  • To insure smooth program operation during both travel and office presence, the Executive Director insures a thorough protocol of financial, administrative and program management in all departments. 
  • The Executive Director models an inclusive staff culture open to faith-based accompaniment and dialogue, in complement with principles, goals and entities of the U.S. Jesuit Conference. 

Program Management and Growth 


In the above-referenced season of unprecedented refugee needs and associated organizational growth, the JRS/USA Executive Director oversees all aspects of JRS operations in the United States and undertakes the following:  

  • Enables and manages staff to systematically deliver mission goals, build team spirit, breed enhanced accountability, and think strategically to responsibly grow the organization in the finest Jesuit tradition. 
  • Understands the importance of setting clear goals for staff and conducting annual evaluations, and contributes toward systems that apply this culture to the organizational planning process. 
  • Builds on expanded capacity and impact of JRS advocacy through energizing ongoing network growth. Contributes to policy papers, and provides public advocacy leadership. 
  • Insures quality program development, in close linkage to improved systems of fundraising and partner stewardship. 
  • Leads major fundraising requests in the public and private sectors. Provides guidance to development staff that contributes to successful realization of both restricted and unrestricted development goals during the Global Education Initiative and beyond. 
  • Prioritizes the overall improvement of program management, IT and administration. Oversees financial management and program reporting systems that keep pace with an expanding public funding process and widening of private donor sources, contributing to stewardship practices that build financial accountability and fundraising capacity. 
  • Strengthens JRS communications outreach through encouraging and participating in ongoing outreach into social media platforms while also protecting and engaging in existing means of public education and engagement. 
  • Provides overall supervision of U.S.-based program activity, presently focused on Religious Service Programs for detained non-U.S. citizens in the federal detention centers run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in New York, Texas, Florida and Arizona.
  • Encourages the expansion of liaisons with U.S. Jesuit parishes, universities, 
  • colleges and high schools, as well as other religious and lay parties, underscoring important commonalities that contribute to collaborative programs and support. 

Governance  

  • The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the JRS/USA Board of Directors, setting policy for JRS/USA in the areas of financial and administrative management, program development and management, advocacy, communications, and human resources. 
  • In addition, the Executive Director also works with the Corporate Membership (the seven U.S. Provincials) through the President of the Jesuit Conference. The ED also meets with the Corporate Membership at one of its scheduled annual meetings and receives guidance from the International Director.

STAFF:


JRS/USA employs twenty-five professionals who carry out its mission through four operating departments: Programs, Advocacy and Outreach, Communications and Advancement. Twelve of the staff members are in the field carrying out domestic programming and thirteen are in the Washington, D.C. office.


KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: 

 

Internal 

  • JRS/USA Board of Directors 
  • JRS/USA Corporate Membership 
  • JRS International Director 
  • JRS/USA national and field staff 
  • JRS Regional Directors 

External 

  • United States government agencies 
  • United Nations agencies 
  • Jesuit and other Catholic institutions, including (but not exclusive to) the seven Jesuit Provinces across the United States, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and 
  • Universities, and the Jesuit Schools Network.
  • InterAction, Refugee Council USA, Detention Watch Network and other Refugee and Immigration NGOs 
  • Major donors

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Brings substantial demonstrated experience managing a complex organization with multiple national and international stakeholders. Nonprofit experience is preferred 

Demonstrates clear and essential commitment to JRS mission, vision and values1

Demonstrates familiarity and essential appreciation for the teachings and work of the Jesuits and other orders of the Catholic Church
Demonstrates ability to guide an organization in a time of growth and heightened demand
Demonstrates financial management and budgeting knowledge
Demonstrates staff leadership and team-building skills. Preferably shows proficiency working in multi-cultural and international settings
Demonstrates written and oral public communication and advocacy skills Demonstrates ability to draw on personal and professional networks to strengthen JRS Demonstrates ability to guide and advance ambitious fundraising operations Preferably demonstrates familiarity with the federal funding process
Preferably demonstrates familiarity with impact measurement and program evaluation Preferably holds advanced academic degree(s)
Demonstrates essential advanced fluency in English, with proficiency in additional languages a plus 

 

Learn more about JRS at www.jrsusa.org

 

TO APPLY:

By January 21, 2017, send Letter of Application and Resume to the following contact for the Search Committee, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA: jrsedsearch@jesuits.org

1The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. To accompany means to be a companion to the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters worldwide. JRS services are available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs. JRS advocates for just and generous policies and programs for the benefit of victims of forced displacements, so they can receive the support and protection they need until durable solutions are implemented. 


Dean, School of Engineering
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the School of Engineering.

The School of Engineering has been dedicated to preparing students for professional excellence, responsible citizenship, and service to society for more than a hundred years. Santa Clara’s dynamic programs in bioengineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, sustainable energy, applied mathematics, and engineering management and leadership provide the theoretical and practical instruction necessary for professional excellence. The School believes that combining expert instruction and a commitment to personal attention with a pedagogy that begins from an ethical perspective leads to a class of engineers who are not only technically outstanding but excellent citizens as well.

It is an exciting time for the School, as Santa Clara is embarking on the single most transformational initiative in the history of the campus. Inspired by Jesuit ideals and Silicon Valley’s culture of collaboration and innovation, the School, in union with the College of Arts and Sciences, will shape leaders in science, engineering, and mathematics to forge breakthroughs, solve society’s most complex problems, and build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

As part of this effort to bring together faculty and students in STEM-related fields, the University, the School, and the Dean will foster disciplinary depth and transdisciplinary convergence, transformative pedagogy and innovative curricula, inspiring research, integration with the University Community, and engagement with Silicon Valley. To support these efforts, the University is co-locating STEM-related departments from the College of Arts and Sciences with the School of Engineering on one site in the center of campus. The STEM complex will enable the convergence of science and engineering disciplines and serve as a venue for innovative teaching and research. The new physical spaces will enhance the University’s commitment to excellence in STEM education and facilitate partnerships with Silicon Valley and the global community.

Santa Clara seeks a recognized leader with a distinguished record of academic or professional accomplishment; experience leading an academic unit in a university or equivalent setting; demonstrated acumen in budgetary and financial affairs; a record of leading successful innovation; zeal for external engagement and fundraising; a track record of making and implementing decisions in a collaborative and coordinated manner; an appreciation of and a commitment to shared governance with the faculty; support for the recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse community of faculty, staff and students; and recognition of and commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship as integral to the Jesuit educational vision of developing leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion.

Nominations and expressions of interest, including a CV and cover letter of interest, can be sent in confidence via email to scu-soedean@wittkieffer.com, and questions concerning this search may be directed to the executive search consultants assisting Santa Clara: Brian Bloomfield and Khalilah Lawson. The position will remain open until filled, but materials should be sent by January 6, 2017 for fullest consideration. The recruitment will be conducted in confidence until finalists are invited for campus visits, at which time professional references will also be contacted.

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. The University does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived membership in a protected class including race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other status protected by law. To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the Department of Human Resources, 408-554-4392.


USA Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus
Major/Planned Gifts Officer
St. Louis, MO

JOB STATUS: Exempt, Full Time

LOCATION: Texas

REPORTS TO: Provincial Assistant for Advancement

BACKGROUND:

The Society of Jesus is a Roman Catholic religious order of brothers, priests and scholastics commonly known as the Jesuits. It is a worldwide order organized into Provinces. Each province is governed by a provincial superior. He is assisted in his work by Consultors and assistants, who may be Jesuits or lay partners in ministry. The apostolic works of the province include:

High schools
Colleges and universities
Pre-secondary schools
Parishes
Retreat centers

The province supports the spiritual, ministerial and communal lives of its members, assists and coordinates the various apostolic works, provides training to young Jesuits in formation and cares for elderly and infirm members.

The Central and Southern Province includes the following states:

Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Florida
Kansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

We also serve in Belize and Puerto Rico. Currently, the Central and Southern Province is home to 400 Jesuits who minister in apostolates at home and abroad.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Jesuits Central and Southern Province seeks an experienced professional to join the Province Advancement team as a Major/Planned Gifts Officer. This individual is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with current and prospective donors within a specific region or as assigned by the Provincial Assistant.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience with an emphasis on major and planned giving.
Demonstrates a commitment to the Roman Catholic Church and the vision of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge donor software.
Good inter-personal skills.
Ability to work with benefactors to determine the best planned giving vehicle and execute the appropriate documents.
Ability to work well with a team, enhances that team, collaborates with others and supports teammates.
Ability to work independently and willing to travel.
Willing to work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends) when required.
Facility with Spanish language is a plus.
Professional, discreet and diplomatic at all times. Cognizant of their role in representing the Jesuits and the Central and Southern Province and having the privilege of dealing with major benefactors.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages a portfolio of 150+ active prospects and donors.
Annually develops targeted strategies to cultivate and solicit new gifts from specific prospects within the portfolio.
Achieves quantifiable individual goals and participates in helping the advancement team meet measurable team goals.
Performs other duties as requested by the Assistant for Advancement to meet priorities and mission of the Jesuits.

TO APPLY:

Send letter of application and resumé to:
John Fitzpatrick
Assistant for Advancement
Jesuits Central and Southern Province
4511 West Pine Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
jfitzpatrick@jesuits.org

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Ministry Volunteer Recruiter
Sisters of Bon Secours
Baltimore, MD

The Sisters of Bon Secours, USA is seeking a Ministry Volunteer Recruiter. The Volunteer Recruiter will support Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry (BSVM), located in Baltimore and Marriottsville, Maryland. This position is responsible for recruiting volunteers for the BSVM program and will report to the program manager. This is a 32- hours-per-week, full-time position and requires extensive travel (as much as 75%). The recruiter will initiate, build, and maintain relationships with students and staff at a variety of universities across the United States. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; successful completion of, at least, one year volunteer service; excellent communication skills, both written and oral; demonstrated maturity and professionalism with the ability to work independently; and experience networking. Qualified candidates should click here to apply on the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, website.

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Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

The University of San Francisco (USF), a Jesuit Catholic university, seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, analytical, collaborative and highly experienced Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management. The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership to the University in all areas of strategic enrollment management, including admissions, financial aid, enrollment services, student accounts, and registrar functions. Applicants are expected to have a broad understanding of competitive challenges, technological opportunities, and cutting-edge enrollment management practices in the rapidly-changing landscape of higher education. Guided by the University’s Mission, Vision, and Values, the Vice Provost will lead with creativity, integrity, inclusiveness, wisdom and energy and will partner with the deans of the schools and the College of Arts and Sciences and other campus leaders to develop successful and integrative enrollment management approaches in alignment with University goals, priorities, and aspirations.

The Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management will be a leader and a team-builder who can motivate and manage staff committed to academic excellence, and who can develop and implement innovative and state-of-the-art enrollment and retention strategies that involve the entire University community. She or he will support the development of a comprehensive, high-quality, data-driven, and evidence-based strategic enrollment program for a global university that serves domestic and international students through undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the main Hilltop campus (in the heart of San Francisco), two additional sites in San Francisco (downtown and the Presidio), five locations throughout California, and online. The vice provost reports directly to the Provost and serves as a member of the Provost’s Council, the President’s Cabinet, and the University’s Leadership Team.

The vice provost will lead proactively and collaboratively to employ traditional and non-traditional means to attract, select, enroll, register and retain a highly diverse and talented group of students. She or he will supervise a staff of approximately 80 FTE positions, including professional and support staff, and oversee an operating budget of approximately $11.5 million.

USF is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. Established as San Francisco’s first institution of higher education in 1855, the university is deeply embedded in the city of San Francisco. It serves approximately 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the arts, sciences, education, law, management, nursing, and health professions. The University boasts one of the most diverse student bodies among four-year universities in the nation.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of San Francisco consultants Charlene Aguilar and Pat Coleman at email address USanFranciscoVPSEM@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone care of Laura Novak at 630-575-6943.

The University of San Francisco values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic–related) ancestry, national origin, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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Director of Programs
JVC Northwest
Portland, Oregon


JVC Northwest is hiring a Director of Programs. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Programs will oversee all programs of JVC Northwest including the Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps Program and the Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps Program. The Director of Programs will have responsibility for property management of the JVC Northwest community houses. JVC Northwest is seeking a person with a commitment to the mission and values of JVC Northwest; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills; and at least five (5) years demonstrated experience in program management including program development, group training and facilitation, conflict and problem solving skills, and resource development. Personal commitment to the program goals, and demonstration of ability to design, deliver, and expand a program is required. This is a full time, salaried (exempt) position based in Portland, OR with some travel. The Director of Programs reports to the Executive Director. JVC Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. Former Jesuit Volunteers and/or AmeriCorps members preferred. All JVC Northwest staff are "at will" employees.

To apply, contact JVC Northwest at info@jvcnorthwest.org for job description and application information. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America 12/05/16

America 11/28/16

America 11/21/16







Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago
Located 80 miles north of Milwaukee, the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago welcomes men and women of all faiths to its silent preached and directed retreats.