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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach has an Executive Director position in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.






Job Title: Executive Director

Reports To: Bishop and Board of Directors

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
                 Administration Office

Supervision: Associate Director. Finance Director, HR Director, Executive Administrative Assistant, and Development Director




Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages.  In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion.  Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities.


SUMMARY:  Guided by the vision of the Office of the Bishop and the Governing Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible and accountable for leading and managing the strategic, programmatic, and financial operations of the Agency. 




The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Diocese of Palm Beach, providing overall leadership to the Agency consistent with the direction of the Board Chair and vision of the Bishop’s Office.  In that capacity, the Executive Director is responsible for:


1.   Upholding the mission, vision and values of the Agency.

2.   The overall financial, operational and strategic positioning of the Agency and all its activities.

3.   Formulating and implementing the strategic plan and administrative policies and procedures in consultation with and approval of the Governing Board of Directors.

4.   Establishing operating plans and procedures and financial policies in accordance with the Agency by-laws, Diocesan guidelines and government regulations.

5.   The directing, managing and hiring of administrative and operational staff.

6.   Representing Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach both internally and in the community, communicating the Catholicity, mission, vision and values of the agency to employees, board members, diocesan leadership and the community at large.

7.   Developing and maintaining appropriate relationships with :

  • the office of the  Bishop,
  • Governing Board of Directors,
  • funding sources,
  • donors,
  • policy makers,
  • colleagues,
  • Pastors, and
  • Diocesan and parish staffs.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Executive Director has the overall responsibility for all aspects of the agency including planning, staff, budget and services. The functions below are the Executive Directors duties:


  1. Annually, presents to the governing board of directors a program and fiscal plan of operations including required personnel, salary, and operational expense schedules and revenue requirements and sources. Oversees the budget preparation, monitors monthly program adherence to budget and leads the fundraising activities of the agency.
  1. Oversees programs and operations of the agency via qualified administrative staff and management who are properly delegated and enabled to perform their responsibilities in the best interest of the agency.
  1.   Support a strong, active and diverse Board of Directors that will guide the Agency toward faithful adherence to its Mission Statement including the achievement of annual program goals, procurement of fiscal and in-kind resources and the placement of the Agency in a community position favorable to optimal client response.
  1.  Lead the implementation of the strategic plan.
  1.   Develop and evaluate existing programs and determine the expansion or introduction of new services and programs.
  1.   Oversee the functions of the Director of Finance, Associate Director, Director of Human Resources and Director of Development.
  1.   Oversee mechanisms that contribute to optimal Agency performance including management information systems, statistically relevant data bases, program configurations, performance evaluation process, and communications technology.
  1.   Responsible for assuring that the Agency achieves the projected bottom-line.
  1.   Act as liaison between Catholic Charities and Diocesan departments and offices and serve as Agency spokesperson and representative to the media.
  1. Responsible for overall PQI assessments, improvements, and strategic initiatives.
  1. Conduct regular meetings with leadership to provide ongoing strategies.
  1. Responsible for staffing Catholic Charities Board of Directors meetings, Board members relationships and committee activities.
  1. Key contact to Florida Catholic Conference and Catholic Charities of Florida.
  1. Support the social teaching of the Catholic Church.
  1. Communicate regularly and routinely with the Governing and Advisory Boards and local committees and facilitates meetings as required to support the fiduciary responsibilities assigned to these entities.
  1. Ensure compliance to standards adopted by the agency as required accreditation or by accounting regulations necessary to produce financial and programmatic reviews of performance.
  1. Provide oversight to assure compliance to all agency policy and procedures regarding human resources, hiring practices, fair labor standards while maintaining both confidentiality and professionalism.
  1. Meet regularly with staff and management to ensure quality programs and services being delivered in a competent, professional and caring environment for both staff and client populations.
  1. Provide leadership in fundraising and developing new programs/services that represent Catholic values and are consistent with the principles of subsidiarity and good stewardship, reflective of community need.




  • Comply with all applicable training requirements.
  • Comply with all company safety, personnel and operational policies and procedures.
  • Comply with work schedule to ensure effective operations of Agency programs.
  • Contribute positively as a member of a productive and cooperative team.
  • Participate in Agency Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) program and all Accreditation/Reaccreditation process.
  • Participate on a CQI team.
  • Perform other duties as necessary to fulfill Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc. Mission.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.) 

  • Able to speak, write and understand English.
  • Must be sensitive to and respect cultural diversity amongst clients, staff and volunteers and able to work with diverse racial, ethnic and economic groups.
  • Flexible work schedule including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, self motivate, and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Possess strong work ethics.
  • Successfully pass a FDLE Level II background screening.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license, ability to drive a van and have reliable transportation.
  • Mission driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally.
  • A high level of openness and willingness to receive feedback/suggestions from superiors and others, and to learn new skills to improve job performance.
  • Evidence of deep alignment with mission and values of Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc. 
  • Will make a Commitment to serve all people with respect, compassion, and cooperation in the spirit of a unifying God.


ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.) 

  • Ability to assume independent responsibility, take initiative, delegate responsibilities and multi-task.
  • Ability to gain support and communicate with all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated managerial integrity & accountability.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, develop, and lead.
  • Demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community. 
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, fund-raising, planning and program development.
  • Strong leadership skills to facilitate planning and organizing effective social service programs and activities.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively represent the organization to government, community and the public.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, team building, problem solving, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Self-directed, mission driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion.
  • Action oriented, innovative and adaptable
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally.



-Graduate degree in the Human Services, Business, Public Administration, or related field.  Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the nonprofit health and human service field with a record of   progressive leadership, management and operational responsibilities.


-Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church and possess a deep knowledge of the structure and the social mission of the Catholic Church.


-Experience in building formal coalitions.


-Experience in financial management, budgeting, and fund development.


EXPECTED TRAVEL: 15-20%; including some overnight travel


PHYSICAL DEMANDSThese physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of job. Working in an office/site requires prolonged sitting at the computer workstation; standing, bending, reaching, lifting up to 40lbs. and some driving. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, telephones, and other office equipment. It is also required to regularly sit, speak, and listen, the employee is also required to walk, use hands and fingers to type, operate equipment, and maintain records and notes. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

MENTAL DEMANDS: Must handle new and diverse work problems on a daily basis. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. Must have the ability to listen objectively to people, perceive the real problem and assist in bringing issues to a successful conclusion. Must relate and interact with, volunteers, clients, contractors, visitors and employees at all levels within the Agency.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Environment will occasionally become noisy due to equipment operations and interactions among clients and staff. There may be the possibility of being exposed to communicable disease, possible exposure to verbal abuse or similar behavior from residents/clients. On an as needed basis, employees may be called upon to work outside of the established work schedule, or work odd hours. All information associated with the Agency is confidential.


Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


NOTE: This job description does not constitute an employment contract, written, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” work relationship.  Any oral or written statements or promises to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employees. This job description is subject to change by the employer (Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc.) at the discretion of the employer, or as the needs of the employer and/or requirement of the job change. Changes can be done formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc. explicitly reserves the right to modify any of the provision of this job description at any time and without notice. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties or essential function does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.