Executive Director – Job Description

Executive Director for the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford
Job Description

I. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Position Title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Status: Full time, 12 months

Reports to: Board of Trustees

II. PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THIS POSITION

• The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to guide and advance the evolving Mission and Ministry of the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford.
• The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating all facets of the Center, and is a voting member of the Board and of all Board committees.
• The Executive Director serves as the public face and representative of the Center to multiple stakeholders.
• The Executive Director is overall manager of the Center’s staff and directly supervises the senior staff managers and directors who are responsible for ministry/retreats, business/finance, marketing, development, and Center operations.
• The position requires evening and weekend work.

III. POSITION CONTENT

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND REGULAR ACTIVITIES
Advancing the Mission and Ministry of the Center
1. Leads the Center’s strategic planning process, including the development and evolution of the vision, mission and goals of the Center, in order to maintain the strength and effectiveness of current ministries, and to guide the Center in serving new needs and meeting new opportunities. Collaborates with the Board and supervises the staff in implementing the strategies and tactics of the plan.

External relations
2. Establishes and maintains effective external relationships with constituencies of the Center, including the Catholic Church of Greater Cincinnati, the US Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, sponsors and participants in the specific ministries provided by the Center, and the community and neighbors of the Center.
3. Collaborates with other Cincinnati Jesuit works for mutual benefit.
4. Represents the Center in interfacing with Jesuit and other regional and national retreat ministries and networks.

Supervision
5. Supervises Center ministry directors in developing and implementing yearly plans for presenting and growing the Center’s retreat ministries.
6. Supervises the development and implementation of plans that effectively control the utilization of financial resources for the Center, in collaboration with the Board Finance Committee, including preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets; monitors expenditures and revenues for all cost centers.
7. Supervises the Center development staff in designing and implementing fundraising plans and programs for the Center.
8. Supervises the preparation, production and distribution of all communication about the Center intended for external stakeholders.
9. Conducts an annual job performance evaluation for each direct-report, and monitors the annual evaluations conducted by the supervisors of other Center employees.
10. Promotes and maintains a positive and collaborative organizational climate.

IV. POSTION SPECIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

A. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE
1. Must be a practicing Catholic, religiously qualified for public leadership in a work of the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus.
2. Must have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of spiritual development and spiritual direction, particularly of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.
3. A bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the duties of the position is required. An advanced degree or education and training in spiritual direction are desirable.
4. At least five to seven years of broad-based experience in successful collaborative and visionary leadership/managerial positions. Experience in religious organizations and/or retreat ministry is highly desirable.
5. A general understanding of effective Development objectives and strategies. Some actual fundraising experience is desirable.
B. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND/OR ABILITIES
1. Ability to identify with the mission and ministry of the Society of Jesus.
2. Well-developed skills in communication both in-person and with groups. Ability to effectively communicate the vision of the Center to various stakeholders.
3. Ability to work collaboratively with lay men and women and Jesuits as peers.
4. Ability to work with and reach out to diverse populations.
5. Demonstrated skill in managing subordinates, including orientation, guidance and evaluation of employee performance.
6. Solid understanding and application of problem-solving techniques.
7. Personal participation in an established program of spiritual growth, including
8. Demonstrated skill in managing subordinates, including orientation, guidance and evaluation of employee performance.
9. Solid understanding and application of problem-solving techniques.
10. General understanding of effective fundraising objectives and strategies. Some actual fundraising experience is desirable.

V. RESPONSIBILITY FOR QUANTIFIABLE MEASURES

1. The Executive Director will articulate measurable goals for the success of the annual plan for the ministries and vision of the Center and report to the Board on the progress in meeting these goals.
2. The Executive Director will articulate measurable goals for utilization of the financial resources of the Center and report to the Board on the progress in meeting these goals.