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Executive Director
Sacred Heart Center
Richmond, VA

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking an Executive Director to lead the Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, Virginia. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, extensive knowledge of the priorities and needs of the Latino community in our region, experience in effectively executing programs in the non-profit sector, and be able to communicate effectively to diverse audiences. A commitment to advancing opportunities for Latinos in our society is essential to success in this role. This position is a unique and exciting mix of management, social justice, and strategy that requires engagement with the entire Sacred Heart Center team, community organizations throughout the greater Richmond region, and an array of key strategic partners.

About Us

The mission of the Sacred Heart Center is to serve as a hub for Richmond’s Latino community that opens opportunities for economic and social integration, family success and community leadership. Our key organizational priorities are:

  • Open Educational and Economic Opportunities for Adults
  • Prepare Latino families and first generation Americans for success
  • Build a hub for the Richmond Area’s Latino community that brings people together, celebrates Latino culture, and facilitates access to services
  • Build capacity for organizational growth to reach more people in our service area.

The Center works in collaboration with Sacred Heart Parish, and is animated by the spirit and tradition of the Jesuit order.As Executive Director for Sacred Heart Center, you will:

1. Ensure Effective Program Administration and Management

  • Oversee organizational development and strategic planning, including capacity building.
  • Monitor financial status of organization and direct expenditure adjustments to assure fiscal health.
  • Review, approve, and provide input on important decisions related to organizational structure and operations.
  • Oversee the direction, recruitment, employment and motivation of qualified personnel, volunteers, and consultants to undertake the Center’s mission.
  • Ensure effective management, utilization, and professional growth of Center staff.

2. Develop and Grow Organizational Resources

  • Work with the Sacred Heart Center Board to craft our organization’s long-term and annual development plan.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors to the Center including foundations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Effectively conduct key development activities including: identifying potential new sources of support, management of grants, donor outreach and fundraisers.
  • Achieve fundraising targets and goals.

3. Ensure Successful External Relations

  • Identify and foster relationships with coalition partners, community opinion leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Respond to requests for information.
  • Write and deliver speeches and presentations in various venues.
  • Represent Sacred Heart Center at community meetings, conferences, and other relevant functions.
  • Maintain national contacts with related organizations.
  • Plan community events/forums with organizational partners and provide presentations.

4. Execute a Strong Media Presence for Sacred Heart Center

  • Engage in effective media work that raises the profile and reputation of Sacred Heart Center as a trusted voice on issues facing the Latino community in greater Richmond.
  • Respond to media calls.
  • Keep press informed on and encourage coverage of issues key to Center values and priorities.
  • As appropriate, organize press releases and editorial board visits.

5. Ensure Strong Board Relations

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that Board policies and programs are established and implemented.
  • Ensure effective involvement of Board of Directors and bring appropriate matters before the Board for input, review, or approval.
  • Ensure that the Board is given accurate and timely information on the state of Sacred Heart Center finances.
  • In conjunction with other staff as appropriate, organize Board activities and committee meetings.

To be successful in this job, you will excel in four key areas:

1. Commitment to mission: Commitment to our organization's mission, customers, and stakeholders. In addition, the ideal candidate must be supportive of the organization’s Jesuit and Catholic ethos.

2. Leadership: Ability to confidently guide the organization - to inspire and motivate purposeful action.

3. Entrepreneurship: Ability to understand our organization's primary customers and stakeholders, scan the environment for new opportunities that advance our organization’s mission, and develop strategies to act on those new opportunities in successful ways.

4. Cultural Competency: Strong understanding of the Latino community and culture. Ability to relate to people of varied economic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

Experience and Attributes:

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to open opportunities for economic and social integration, family success and community leadership for Richmond’s Latino community, and have related experience, including:

  • 5 - 10 years’ experience in a senior management position at a 501C3 or equivalent organization
  • Successful fundraiser, grant writer and donor cultivator
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Proven community collaborator and communicator
  • Track record of developing successful coalitions, collaborations and advocacy programs
  • Strategic thinker and planner

Minimum educational requirements include:

  • A college degree

Salary:

  • Competitive, based on experience, with excellent benefits

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and recent salary history to: shcexecutivesearch@gmail.com. No phone calls or other email inquiries please. Position is open until filled. Initial review of applicants begins on April 15.

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Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Fordham University
New York City, Bronx, New York

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution in the heart of New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 15,100 undergraduate and graduate students in 10 Colleges and Schools.

Fordham’s Office of the Provost is currently seeking a Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice President Academic Affairs to be a key member of the academic leadership team and reports directly to the Provost. The Chief Research Officer (CRO) will work together with the Deans, faculty, and other members of the Fordham community, to develop and manage Fordham’s ongoing comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and innovative research programs. The CRO must be an accomplished researcher with a distinguished record of grant-funded research, team leadership, and administrative experience. The successful candidate should have a plan for cultivating a research environment that includes promoting faculty research development, expanding extramural funding, and providing dynamic leadership for articulating and implementing the University’s vision for research.

The Chief Research Officer (CRO) at Fordham also serves as the head of the Office of Research, an umbrella department, which is responsible for overseeing:

  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Office of Research’s Budget and Operations Manager
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Radiation Safety Committee
  • Research Integrity Officer

Specific Duties:

  • Promote, coordinate, and support collaborations for research and sponsored programs within and across departments, centers, and schools.
  • Identify new funding and other extramural opportunities through cultivating affinity with federal research institutions and prestigious grant foundations.
  • In collaboration with Deans, Department Chairs, and the Office of Sponsored Programs, identify institutional challenges related to research development, undertake a detailed analysis of alternative courses of action and their implications, address difficulties and problems in their execution, and devise appropriate action plans and approaches.
  • Provide leadership to develop applications and succeed in obtaining awards.
  • Develop strategic plans for expanding and deepening faculty involvement in research, including faculty development and mentoring programs.
  • Proactively pursue and cultivate the expansion of research-oriented activities with current partners, such as those in the Bronx Science Consortium, and develop new partnerships with other institutions in New York City, the United States and around the world.
  • Serve as the Provost’s Office liaison to the faculty University Research Council.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations and appropriate functioning of programs, committees and officers under the Office of Research.
  • In collaboration with Fordham’s Development and University Relations, develop and implement a strategic vision and a related strategic plan for the upgrading and acquisition of research-related infrastructure and equipment.
  • Expand and support undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in research.

Qualifications Required:

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent.
  • Distinguished record of sponsored research and experience as PI on multiple grants.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience in promoting research and scholarly activities, developing partnerships across multiple disciplines, addressing critical issues for the research community and attracting external funding.
  • Demonstrated understanding of academic research funding, with a sophisticated grasp of the changing funding landscape, and should have previous experience in working with a variety of federal and private extramural funding sources.
  • Proven track record for leading organizational change and transformation initiatives, and proven ability to achieve target results and manage change.
  • General knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies relating to sponsored projects (grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements), the protection of animal welfare, conflict of interest, and cost-accounting standards.
  • A collaborative leadership style, with demonstrated facilitation skills, and the ability to influence and lead through building strong relationships and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education, especially in relation to the humanities and physical and social sciences.

  • SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

  • START DATE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position filled when a successful candidate is identified.

Send cover letter & Resume curriculum vitae to:
Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Chair Search Committee,
Director Center for Ethics Education,
fisher@fordham.edu,
copying Carolyn Funke, Administrative Assistant,
cfunke1@fordham.edu

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President
Regis College
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As Jesuit President of Regis College at the University of Toronto, you will be on the forefront of Jesuit Catholic education and formation. Through your vision, strategic and academic leadership, and operational excellence, you will develop and form the next generation of Jesuit trained theologians and ministers; priestly, religious, and lay.

As President, you will not only provide transformational direction to Regis College, its faculty, and its staff but will be an inspiration to the students committed to a faith that does justice. You will have critical input working with the Governing Council of Regis College for Vision 2020. You will be a catalyst for positive momentum and change with a variety of religious, college, and lay communities.

Regis College is the theological school of the Society of Jesus in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto through the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology. Located in the heart of Toronto, a diverse and cosmopolitan city, Regis College is surrounded by government, health, business and cultural organizations with whom it seeks to cooperate for promotion of the common good. The College's mission is the personal growth, faith development, academic excellence and community involvement of all our students. We are committed to a faith that does justice in the world and this spirit penetrates both our courses and our community life in an ecumenical and diverse environment.

As the chief ambassador for the College you will help increase revenue generation, expand management and operational excellence, and establish Regis College as a leader in meeting apostolic opportunities. Reporting directly to the Governing Council of Regis College, the President will find this is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative, energetic, intellectual, and inspiring Jesuit to lead and serve this internationally recognized College into the next decade and beyond.

The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2015. All applications will be treated as confidential. In your application, please provide your curriculum vitae and a brief letter outlining your interest in and general views on Jesuit theological formation that speaks to the criteria outlined above.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence in the position on July 1, 2016 pending negotiation and approval of the Governing Council of Regis College.

To further explore this opportunity, please contact Kevin Carroll, Q.C., L.S.M, and Chair, Regis College Presidential Search Committee, at kevinc@chcbarristers.com

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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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Loyola Institute for Spirituality
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