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Director of Communications
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

The Director of Communications will serve as the Archdiocese’s senior executive responsible for all aspects of internal and external communications. The person will be the primary communications counsel to the Archbishop as well as the Archbishop’s senior staff. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: A full range of public relations duties. Strategic message development on all key issues. All aspects of media relations including representing the Archdiocese to the media and preparing other Archdiocese representatives for media interviews and public presentations. Issues management. Proactively and regularly communicating to the public, the congregation, and lay and religious staff the values and accomplishments of the Archdiocese’s many ongoing community outreach initiatives. Training capable public spokespersons for the Archdiocese. Speechwriting and other strategic writing. Must be a proficient public speaker. Ability to conceive, construct and deliver comprehensive and effective communications initiatives to address any variety of issues. Assessing the strengths and vulnerabilities of the Archdiocese’s position on a variety of key issues and initiatives. Successfully advocate the Archdiocese’s position on issues/situations. Maintaining and strengthening the public reputation of the Archdiocese and personnel through clear and credible communications planning. Provide communications support in other areas, such as social media, and web development. Regularly communicate the Archdiocese’s key communications initiatives to the editorial staff of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, broadcasters, and local media. Supervision of the work of the Editor of the Georgia Bulletin.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, or related disciplines preferred. At least 5 years of related employment experience as an organizational communicator. Experience in providing senior level communications advice to management team. Excellent writing and public speaking skills. Proven leadership skills. Experience in communications with a Catholic Church related organization is preferred but not required. Must have an excellent working knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Must be fully supportive of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church. Must have a professional personal appearance.

Contact Information:

Send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to David Spotanski, Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, 2401 Lake Park Dr., SE, Smyrna, GA 30080 or, via E-mail to: dspotanski@archatl.com

Executive Director
St. Francis Friends of the Poor

St. Francis Friends of the Poor (SFFP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable population in New York City by providing housing, medical care and supportive services to homeless persons living with significant mental and behavioral health issues. Today, three St. Francis Residences located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan provide housing and supportive services for almost 300 men and women. SFFP seeks an Executive Director to be responsible for overseeing the operations and administration, financial management, programs, fundraising, marketing and strategic planning of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads community engagement efforts and outreach services. She/he will manage programmatic operations and continuity, ensuring exceptional program delivery, and cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with city and regional agencies and organizations. The ED will have relevant professional experience maintaining regulatory and contractual compliance with multiple government funders. The ED should also have experience with and knowledge of the unique issues that affect individuals with mental and behavioral health issues facing the challenges of homelessness. The ED will cultivate a strong working relationship with the SFFP Board of Directors and help recruit new Board members. She/he will make sure that the Board is kept fully informed on finances and services, as well as on all key factors influencing the organization through strategy, operations and external engagements. The ED will ensure that the organization has sufficient resources to carry out its work; manage the programs to accomplish the contractual goals and objectives established by the organization’s funding sources. She/he will focus the staff and Board on growth and commitment to delivering and sustaining the highest quality of service for the organization’s individuals and programs. The ED will ensure the residents of SFFP are offered mental health/behavioral health services that are evidence-based, integrated into the day-to-day programming, and respectful of the wishes and goals of the residents. The ED will accomplish these objectives either by bringing the appropriate professional background to the position or by ensuring that staff with this professional background fulfill this role. Qualifications: A master’s degree in a related discipline. Experience should include at least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible executive management experience in an organization of similar size and complexity. Solid, hands-on financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis and reporting. Strong organization management abilities including planning, delegating, program development and facilitation. FOR A COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION, visit www.harrisrand.com

Contact Information:

To Apply:
St. Francis Friends of the Poor has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:
Anne McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer
Harris Rand Lusk
122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 3605
New York, NY 10168

amccarthy@harrisrand.com

Please put “SFFP ED” in the subject line of your emailed application

Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Saint Xavier University - Chicago, IL

Saint Xavier University, in Chicago, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The position is available July 1, 2020.

Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a distinguished four-year, private Catholic institution located in a residential neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846 and chartered in 1847, Saint Xavier holds the distinctions of being Chicago’s first Catholic university.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS), recognized for excellence by both national and regional organizations, in the heart of one of the country’s great metropolitan centers. The SONHS encompasses the School of Nursing, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as additional programs in Exercise Science, Sports and Fitness Administration and Gerontology Studies. The SONHS’s administrative structure now also includes the Saint Xavier University Health Center, which serves the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community, and the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic. The SONHS is one of only three Chicago area nursing programs that has been designated by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in nursing education for efforts in creating and sustaining an environment that enhances student learning and professional development within a culture of intentional caring; and in 2018 it became one of only five schools nationwide to have received this designation for a fourth consecutive time.

The new Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences will hold an earned doctorate (or the equivalent professional degree) and be eligible for appointment at the rank of professor with tenure. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics as well as the leadership agenda for the new dean, at https://apptrkr.com/1540903 under the “Open Searches” tab.

Contact Information:

The search is being assisted by Academic Search. To arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Senior Consultant Dr. Eric Richtmyer at Eric.Richtmyer@academicsearch.org or 202-332-4049. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 15 can be assured full consideration.

Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications listed in the position profile, a current vita, and the names and contact information for five professional references (with a brief note explaining relationship). References will not be contacted without first notifying and receiving permission from candidates. Nominations and applications should be sent to: SXUSONHS@academicsearch.org

Director of Human Resources Consultative Services
Catholic Benefits Association

A unique opportunity for an experienced Human Resources professional to serve the Church while leading the development of a valuable support program benefitting Catholic employers nationwide.
The Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), located just south of Denver, Colorado, is a membership organization made up of Dioceses, Church affiliates, and privately-owned Catholic businesses. It currently represents 1000 employers with 88,000 employees enrolled in their benefits programs. CBA has and continues to litigate successfully in defense of member employer’s First Amendment right to operate ministries and businesses in a Catholic compliant manner. Through its Ethics Committee (comprised of seven Archbishop Board Members) and its legal team, CBA also provides moral and legal guidance to members in the areas of employment practices and the provision of employee benefits. In the past year, through its wholly owned Catholic Insurance Company (CIC), a Catholic-based Health services program has been made available to interested self-insured member organizations.
Throughout its six-year history, CBA has responded to a growing number of member requests for interpretation, clarification, or operational recommendations/documents related to employment and benefits practices in a constantly changing legal and regulatory environment. As part of its commitment to expanding member services, at no additional cost, CBA has created the new senior management position of Director of Human Resources Consultative Services. This unique position will provide support to member administrators across a broad range of employment specialties.
The Director, reporting to the CEO, will be part of the management team and will often be the first point of contact for members seeking employment related assistance. In addition to real-time advice, the Director will coordinate with management team members, legal counsel, Ethics Committee, and others to provide deeper analysis of and solutions to operational challenges and will help develop practical implementation strategies for those solutions.
Supported by all of CBA’s resources, the Director will propose, develop, implement, and maintain a variety of informational and educational opportunities for members. These may include, but not be limited to, development of and participation in CBA sponsored Webinars, the Member Only Forum on CBA’s website, formal written guidance or opinion papers, downloadable template policy/procedure/job description documents, timely “all members” communications, and more.
The person who accepts this role must a practicing Catholic with a well formed understanding of Church teachings and who exemplifies the best of the Catholic faith in both their professional and personal life.

Contact Information:

Email Resume: jobscba@catholicbenefitsassociation.org

Minimum Requirements:
Faith: This position must be held by an individual who is an active, practicing Roman Catholic who is committed to the Church’s mission on earth and who exemplifies Catholic teaching in personal and professional life. There is no other background that can substitute for this requirement.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or related discipline is required. Masters preferred.

Experience: Minimum of five years working in a Catholic organization in a department with HR-related responsibilities, including at least two years leadership. SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months. 

Executive Assistant

Faith-based private foundation seeks Executive Assistant with prior supportive staff experience in the banking, finance, accounting or legal fields to assist Executive Director in day to day operations.

Executive Assistant will coordinate financial administrative aspects of the Foundation, including communications with grantees in support of the Executive Director’s goals, financial report collection, and initiation and participation in Foundation conference calls. Candidate must be comfortable and have extensive experience in the supportive staff role; former executives and upper level managers will not be considered.

We are looking for a team player with humility and a passion for service. This full-time work from home position offered at a competitive salary is an ideal second career for someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Strong written and oral communication skills are required as well as an understanding of the Catholic faith and the needs of the poor.

Contact Information:

Please send resume and cover letter to info.gfoffice@yahoo.com.

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