The Board of Directors for Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, in partnership with the Bishop of the Diocese of Lansing, is searching for a new President to lead this non-profit organization, with an annual operating budget of $7.3M and endowment of $1.6M, as it provides sought after human services to many clients or service recipients by the dedicated team of employees and countless volunteers. The President will lead, administer and direct all activities of CSSW in accordance with diocesan policies and procedures and with oversight from the Board of Directors.
The successful candidate will provide guidance and leadership in developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all programs, services and staff. The President is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board and key management personnel to establish long-range strategies, operational policies, and to maintain a strong financial foundation for the agency.
Work in collaboration with the staff and Board of Directors to provide strategic direction for the agency consistent with its mission.
Represent the agency within the community to raise awareness of the organization with a variety of stakeholders including: donors, church representatives, parishes, community and civic organizations.
Stays abreast of current professional standards of the field of social work and makes recommendations for changes in policies, procedures, and programs.
Develops positive relationships with not-for profit community and governmental leaders to further advance the mission of CSSW.
In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors, develop and execute a comprehensive funding plan for the agency, including government contracts, fundraising and grant writing for all CSSW programs; oversees preparation of monthly actual performance vs. budget for approval by the Board of Directors members.
Develops, administers, coordinates, and reviews policies and procedures for client service delivery, as well as for employees, in order to provide a well-coordinated social services agency.
Reviews services of the Agency by establishing procedures for recording and compiling statistical data and other reports for the staff, Board of Directors, and diocesan administration.
Determines the Agency staffing requirements for all programs and services and ensures that there is a qualified staff vs. workload balance.
Evaluates employee performance of direct reports annually and ensures that performance reviews are conducted agency-wide. Approves wage and salary adjustments, hiring, terminations, transfers, leaves of absence, and other personnel-related activities.
Serves as the designated agent of the Board of Directors of CSSW to comply with State licensing requirements and Federal governance grants compliance.
Serves as a registered agent for the corporation, empowered to sign all contracts for the State of Michigan and other legal entities as it relates to services and funding as approved by the Board of Directors.
Specific requirements include:
Education and Experience
Active, engaged and practicing member of the Roman Catholic faith community and committed to serving the Diocese of Lansing
Knowledge of Catholic and social health / welfare programs
Degree in social work, related discipline or business administration
5+yrs of experience leading, managing and directing a $10+M multi-service, organization (or division).
A demonstrated track record of influencing, collaborating and affecting change through others; great team player, leader and facilitator of team outcomes.
Proven ability to challenge, motivate and partner with an executive leadership team to foster innovation and lead change in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Openly communicates ideas and invites / considers input from others
Accessible and approachable, respecting and valuing individuality / diversity, building and fostering productive and constructive working relationships with all to ensure sustainable outcomes.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Key competencies for success
An understanding and ability to work in a dual reporting environment, specifically the Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw Board of Directors and the Bishop, Diocese of Lansing
Strategic and tactical mindset / approach to leading the organization.
Alliance building; non-bureaucratic.
Earns credibility by listening, offering meaningful solutions, makes fact-based decisions, and focuses on delivering meaningful outcomes.
Innovative, dynamic, engaging leader, accustomed to managing with a collaborative, fact-based and results-oriented approach.
Humble yet confident servant leader who seeks the betterment of the team at large versus themselves.
Growth and change leader; earns trust, gets involved and rolls up the sleeves to get meaningful and sustainable results for all key constituents.
Motivated by his/her impact on the organization rather than personal career advancement.
A thought leader who is innovative and intellectually curious, and who can share & spread best practices to those around them.
Open to feedback, continuous learning and committed to ongoing self-improvement.
Focuses on execution and getting results
Demonstrates the ability to reflect deeply and quantitatively about ministry/business as well as people / HR issues, prioritizing problems and presenting solutions while evaluating pros and cons.
Resilient and persistent in achieving meaningful outcomes / getting things done
Advanced degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Social Work or a related field
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