The National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) is now actively seeking someone to fill the position of President and CEO that Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF will be vacating in December 2019.
As was previously announced, NCDC hopes to name the new President and CEO in October 2019.
The Search Committee is beginning the application process by opening the position to our members first.
Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume, including names of three references, to Allison Hewitt, CFRE, CAP, NCDC Board and Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for this phase of the search is February 15, 2019.
POSITION TITLE: President & Chief Executive Officer
REPORTING TO: Board of Directors, Direct Supervisor - Board Chair
TERM OF OFFICE: Determined through contractual agreement
AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Membership growth, retention and satisfaction
Achievement of organization’s goals and objectives, which include leadership, education and advocacy
Work with the Board to maintain a sound financial condition—short and long-term
Act as the face and voice of the organization to all our publics
Oversee the organization’s membership promotion and retention efforts
Develop strategies that emphasize on-going commitment to serving members and the larger Catholic philanthropic community
Show sensitivity and appreciation for the diverse requirements of each member type and affinity group, while responding appropriately to members needs and concerns
Ensure that NCDC’s programs expose a culture of mission and philanthropy as well as contemporary professional competencies in the context of ministry at all levels
Ex officio member of the Board, providing advice and counsel on policy issues and matters important to the overall policy direction and management of the organization
Provide the Board with quarterly financial and membership status updates, evaluating short and long-term projections, goals and strategies
Advise the Board in its planning responsibilities by developing and directing the planning process to generate short and long-term objectives and strategies
Implement Board and committee goals via actionable management plans and provide strategic direction to staff that will enable the effective execution of these plans
Represent NCDC before all publics including membership, the Church, Catholic Leadership, the nonprofit sector, regulatory, legislative bodies and the general public
Maintain effective working relationships with the Episcopal moderator and the USCCB
Understand the current economic and political climate and how it continuously shapes the Mission Advancement efforts of Catholic institutions
Collaborate effectively with organizations important to the achievement of NCDC’s purpose and goals
Represent NCDC before the news media
Provide strategic vision and guidance to ensure successful employee development
Direct management of NCDC staff and contract employees
Ensure that NCDC’s organization structure, personnel practices, policies and management systems are efficient and effective
Plan and execute all NCDC conferences, seminars, workshops and committee activities
Provide financial management and leadership skills, resulting in an organization that is run efficiently and cost effectively
Continually examine NCDC’s technology needs and capabilities, identifying opportunities for improvement and advancement to provide a high level of membership service, while increasing the digital footprint and recognition in the larger community
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of ten years of senior level administrative experience with a thorough understanding of all aspects of fundraising and/or membership programs ideally related to Catholic ministry
An understanding of and desire to embrace the mission of NCDC
Highly relational, a self-starter, with excellent communication and organizational skills
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and CFRE or CAP certification a plus
Catholic who maintains ethical standards, personal integrity and conduct consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church
Full-time position with benefits, currently headquartered in Washington DC
Requires flexible schedule with evening and weekend work
Must be willing to travel 50% alone by plane, train and car
Must be able to use telephone (hear and speak) and use a computer
Compensation is commensurate with experience
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