Chief Executive Officer Catholic Charities, Venice, FL

Catholic Charities

Position title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reports to: Bishop, Diocese of Venice in Florida

Position Description:

The position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for four (4) functions and areas of accountability; they’re identified below by the percent of time spent in each area:

  • Agency Operations
  • Fundraising and public relations
  • Bishop/Board/State and National activities
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.

Under the direct supervision of the Bishop of the Diocese of Venice as President of Catholic Charities Inc. and with the collaboration of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the management, facilitation and operations of all programs and services provided by Catholic Charities.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the mission of Catholic Charities is carried out effectively, efficiently, consistently and collaboratively.
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, develop long range strategic and operational plans with the accountability for implementation upon the review and approval of the Bishop.
  • Ensure that programs, policies, and procedures are developed, presented, implemented, and reviewed, fulfilling the mission of Catholic Charities.
  • Oversee the administration and fiduciary functions of Catholic Charities while delegating duties and maintaining a formal means of accountability for all staff.
  • Develop annual budget in collaboration with the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors for the review and final approval by the Bishop with the ratification of the budget by the Board of Directors.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit potential donors and grants from public and private sources in support of the programs of Catholic Charities.
  • Represent Catholic Charities to community partners, stakeholders and groups of associations, agencies and media.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant development and trends in the field and local community needs throughout the Diocese of Venice in Florida.

Direct Reports:

Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Director of Development, and Executive Administrative Assistant

and/or consultant. 3.) Research and present plan to potential funding sources. 4.) Develop data used to support funding. 5.) Conduct Housing Board meetings. 6.) Hire management companies in conjunction with each Housing Board. 7.) Oversee all existing projects through the management companies. 8.) Ensure that all audits are in compliance.


Education/Required Experience:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited program in business or public administration
  • Ten (10) years of proven leadership in diverse and complex service organizations, preferably a non-profit environment
  • Experience in developing and adapting faith-based community programs responsive to local needs preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Experience in building formal coalitions
  • Experience in financial management, budgeting and fund development.
  • General knowledge of housing construction and management including development needs assessment, pro-formas and contracts.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Strong communications (both oral/written)
  • Commitment to promoting all core Catholic Teachings and Values
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external constituents, including a diverse group of individuals from many cultures and walks of life, especially the immigrant population.
  • Ability to lead an organization.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain exceptional relationships with all levels internal and external constituencies
  • Ability to collaborate and foster team building
  • Ability to develop and execute short and long-range planning with the ability to execute the vision and mission of the organization.
  • Use independent judgment and initiative.

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