VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
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It should be a calling, a vocation. Through pursuing a career with Franciscan University, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a visionary organization in service of the Church, society and culture. You will be challenged by the work and rewarded by the fruit it bears.
Franciscan University of Steubenville is looking seeking a Vice President of Finance who will steward and align the University’s financial resources to achieve the University’s operational goals, vision and strategy and facilitate operational effectiveness through planning, analysis, implementation, management and control of the University’s financial activities. The successful candidate will be a strong leader and communicator with experience in strategic financial planning and execution, fiscal management and budgeting, as well as debt and investment management.
To apply for this position, or others which are currently available, please visit our website: www.franciscan.edu/hr/vpfinance
1. Oversees all aspects of the University’s accounting functions, policies, procedures, processes, staffing decisions and structure of the Finance and Accounting Division. Identifies and implements methods and systems for improving accounting functions and activities. Prepare and provide financial information, operational metrics and forecasts in a timely and understandable way to the President’s Cabinet and Board of Trustees which fairly represents the current state of financial affairs and realistic future state based on current trends.
2. Develops, implements and maintains robust, efficient and transparent budgeting and forecasting processes, systems and tools as needed to maintain a balanced budget. Provides timely and accurate analysis and management reports of budgets financial trends and forecasts.
3. Provides financial leadership to the institution, contributing to the overall strategy and operational plans of the University both from a broad business perspective and with a focus on most effectively deploying the University’s financial resources. Models, evaluates and advises on the financial impact and return of proposed decisions, policies, and strategies. Provides recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities. Translate the University’s strategic and tactical business plans into financial plans. Develops and continually evaluates the University’s short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
4. Initiates appropriate strategies and actions to enhance the University’s investment management decisions and activities, including: the University endowment, intermediate and short-term cash; debt financing (placements and post-issuance compliance); short-term borrowing and interest rate management; and foreign currency purchases and exchanges and related accounting, and bank services and lender relationships. Manages relationships with the University’s vendors.
5. Directs and participates in acquisition and growth activities to support overall business objectives and plans including on campus and off campus projects.
6. Manages the fiscal affairs of the study abroad program in Gaming Austria.
7. Provides support to the Board of Trustees as needed. Serves as Staff appointee to Trustee Audit, Compensation, Finance, and Investment committees.
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.
Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:
Skills & Competencies
1. Expert experience with EXCEL and ability to adapt to other accounting software systems
2. Understanding of FASB Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
3. Experience with Fund Accounting
1. Effective use of written and oral communication skills
2. Effective team management
3. Record of achieving results and meeting financial and strategic performance goals. Has a clear and consistent methodology to deliver on the organization’s Wildly Important Goals. Experience with 4DX is a plus.
4. Effective interpersonal skills including mentorship and development of subordinates.
5. Effective project management over multi-faceted initiatives
6. Customer Service Focus with internal and external constituents
Education & Experience
• Master’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred
• Minimum 15 years of professional (F&A) experience with 7-10 years of experience in managing professional and support staff; and at least 5 years of experience in higher education administration
• Must possess an in depth understanding of the financial and operational implications that drive the University’s business
• Must demonstrate integrity and history of accomplishment
• Must be a strong relationship builder and communicator with experience in strategic financial planning and execution, fiscal management and budgeting and investment management
• Ability to generate respect and trust from faculty, staff, and external constituencies
• Must demonstrate strong commitment to the mission of Franciscan University, as a Catholic institution loyal to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and as a community with a special devotion to St. Francis. Preference given to candidates willing and able to make the profession of faith and oath of fidelity to the Magisterium
Certifications & Licenses
• CPA preferred
• Occasional evenings and weekends required
• Occasional travel, including international
Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Candidates must submit a resume, a list of three references, and a cover letter which demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.
Please apply online: www.franciscan.edu/hr/vpfinance/
For other information and job postings, visit our website at www.franciscan.edu.
The President is the chief executive and administrative officer of the school and is ultimately responsible for the distinctively Catholic, Jesuit character of the school's philosophy and practice. The President’s role is vital in providing inspiration, developing a common vision and in preserving unity within the educational community.
As the leader of the school, the President has the responsibility, with the Board of Trustees, for planning and establishing policies, practices and procedures that affect the school’s ability to carry out its mission of education and formation. The President’s leadership responsibility extends to the student body, faculty and staff. The President is also the institutional spokesperson and represents the school to internal and external community groups.
The President supervises and directs the Management Team consisting of the Principal, the Business Manager, the Director of Philanthropy, and Director of the Corporate Work Study Program to implement the educational vision of the Society of Jesus and the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees formally evaluates the President’s performance on an annual basis.
The position is full-time with four weeks of vacation and benefits as defined in the Employee Handbook.
Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities
Society of Jesus
• Serve as the liaison between the school and the Society of Jesus, the Superior of the Jesuit Community, the Central and Southern Province (UCS), and the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN).
• Collaborate with the Board of Members and the Superior of the Jesuit community as appropriate to fulfill the mission of the school.
• Coordinate the annual visit of the Assistant to the Provincial for Secondary Education and, in collaboration with the Superior of the Jesuit community, coordinate the school portion of the Provincial’s annual visit.
• Actively participate in and periodically host the UCS High School Leadership Group.
• Actively participate in JSN activities and attend relevant JSN conferences.
• Oversee the Jesuit Sponsorship Review process and ensure the school is meeting the terms of the Sponsorship agreement.
• Serve as the liaison between the school and the Cristo Rey Network national office.
• Actively participate in Cristo Rey Network (CRN) activities and annual meeting.
• Oversee the CRN Mission Effectiveness Visit.
• Participate in sacraments and pastoral life of the school; be a pastoral presence for the school community; support appropriate school employees with school families experiencing a crisis or tragedy.
• In consultation with the Board Chair, organize and plan the annual Board of Trustees retreat.
• In cooperation with the Principal and other faculty and staff representatives, organize and plan the annual Faculty and Staff retreat.
• Actively support the pastoral life of the school through active participation, to the extent possible, in sacramental and liturgical events, retreats, senior Capstone, etc.
• Attend funerals of alumni, friends of the school, and loved ones of Arrupe Jesuit families -- to the extent possible.
• Participate in school liturgies with employees, students, parents, and the wider school community.
Board of Trustees and Board Committees
• Serve as the primary communications liaison between the Board of Trustees and the school.
• Serve as an ex-officio voting member of the Board of Trustees and of all Committees of the Board.
• Provide the President’s report on the state of the school at all Board meetings and send periodic updates via email between Board meetings, when needed.
• Ensure the implementation of Board policies.
• Oversee Board approved short-term and long-term strategic plans for the school.
• Provide support to the Executive Committee for the selection of new Board members and to the Board Committee Chairs for the selection of new Board Committee members.
• Provide an orientation for new board members with an emphasis on the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the school.
• Promote formational programs and materials that assist the Board of Trustees in developing a greater understanding of Ignatian spirituality and the vision and operation of AJHS and Jesuit secondary education.
• Oversee providing materials for Board and Board Committee meetings and keeping of all records of Board and Board Committee affairs.
• Hire, supervise, evaluate, terminate, and communicate regularly with members of the Management Team, with the goal of implementing the school mission.
• Meet regularly with the Management Team, individually and as a group, to collaborate in decision-making and school leadership.
• Conduct yearly written evaluations and goal setting of direct-report personnel.
• Support approved professional development opportunities for all personnel under the President’s direction.
• Hire and supervise the President’s Assistant.
• Review and approve all employee contracts and employment letters.
• Review the student recruitment and admissions program.
• Host and coordinate annual social events for all school employees.
• Review and negotiate all legal matters affecting the school and for retaining counsel.
• Unless delegated to another member of the Management Team, serve as the liaison between the school and all legal advisors.
• Interact with employees and attend appropriate meetings to promote the school mission and an informed understanding of the school operations and budget.
Philanthropy, Corporate Work Study and Alumni Relations
• Direct and oversee, with the assistance of the Director of Philanthropy and the Development Committee, the work and initiatives of the Philanthropy Department to ensure the attainment of present and future annual and capital fundraising goals.
• Serve as major gift officer for major donors to ensure that the solicitation of key financial contributors is accomplished.
• Oversee the development, enhancement and prudent use of scholarship funds.
• Oversee and attend major fundraising events (annual Magis Night Gala and Auction, annual Golf Tournament, etc.); attend as many smaller advancement events as the President’s schedule allows.
• Support and actively participate with the CWSP Director and staff in all CWSP events (Informational Breakfasts, New Employer events, CWSP Appreciation Lunch, etc.)
• Assist the CWSP Director and staff in visiting and recruiting new CWSP Partners; assist as needed in cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships with CWSP Partner organizations.
• Support and actively participate in a variety of programs and events for AJHS alumni towards the goal of actively engaging all alumni in a variety of areas of the school and in connections with each other.
• Oversee the business operations of the school with the assistance of the Business Manager, Principal, CWSP Director, Philanthropy Director, and Finance Committee of the Board, which includes school finances and the development of the annual budget for final approval by the Board of Trustees.
• Oversee, with the assistance of the Business Manager and in cooperation with the Finance Committee, all of the school’s investments.
• Execute all contracts and agreements, consistent with the directives of the Board of Trustees.
Information, Publication and Marketing
• Support and review the development and implementation of the school’s annual report, communication program and digital presence.
• In the event of a crisis, to collaborate with the Management Team in developing a communications plan, and to serve as the school’s spokesperson with the media.
Parents and Families
• Provide pastoral support and administrative leadership to promote and ensure adherence to the mission and vision of the school with parents and parental groups.
• Participate as often as possible in meetings and events of the AJHS Parent Network.
• Provide pastoral support and administrative leadership to promote and ensure adherence to the mission and vision of the school.
• Attend student events (award ceremonies, athletic, etc.) to the extent possible and play a key role at graduation ceremonies.
Physical Facilities and Safety
• Ensure the care, maintenance, improvement and expansion of the school’s physical facilities.
• Develop and maintain, with the assistance of the Principal and other staff, a program to ensure safety and security of the school facilities in order to promote safety on campus and to minimize financial liability or risk.
Engagement in the wider community
• Serve as the school liaison with the Archbishop and appropriate offices of the Archdiocese of Denver.
• Actively engage the Denver metropolitan business and corporate community. Assist the Director of Corporate Work Study and the Director of Philanthropy to engage and cultivate existing and new relationships with corporate, business, and philanthropic leaders.
• Participate as possible and appropriate in networking opportunities in the Denver corporate community such as the annual ACE Scholarships luncheon, Governors Prayer Luncheon, etc.
• Support the shared mission of other Jesuit works in the metropolitan area (e.g., Regis Jesuit High School, Regis University, Sacred Heart Retreat Center, and Loyola Parish.) and, where possible, serve on their Boards, committees, etc., if invited.
The ideal candidate must:
• Be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church with a current understanding of issues in the Catholic Church and the role of Catholic institutions within the Church.
• Be an effective and proven leader who fosters teamwork and success.
• Embody and advance the mission of the school as an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus, having prior experience with Ignatian Spiritual Exercises or the desire to have an experience of the Spiritual Exercises within the first years as president at Arrupe Jesuit High School.
• Have attained at least the academic equivalent of a master’s degree.
• Experience and belief in Jesuit educational philosophy.
• Extensive teaching and/or administrative experience, preferably in secondary education.
• Demonstrated success in providing visionary, strong and dynamic leadership.
• Strong interpersonal skills in communicating with alumni, parents, administrators, faculty, staff, students and other school constituents.
• Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required.
• The ability or demonstrated performance in overseeing and directing a multifaceted operation, including fundraising, public relations, facility maintenance and enhancement, financial management and supervision of senior personnel.
• Sensitivity to socially marginalized groups, students and faculty in vulnerable circumstances.
• An understanding of, or willingness to learn about, the social teaching of the Catholic Church and the commitment of the Society of Jesus to the service of faith and the promotion of justice in dialogue with cultures.
• A commitment to self-reflection, continuous improvement, and openness to regularly discern with the Board of Trustees.
Procedure for Candidacy
Please direct a letter of interest and a résumé to the Arrupe Jesuit High School President Search Committee, c/o Dawn Hug, via email at email@example.com by September 15, 2017.
The Archdiocese seeks an executive for the Chief Development Officer role to elevate existing fundraising programs and develop new mechanisms and sources of support to realize the full philanthropic potential of the Archdiocese in service to the large and growing Catholic community and its essential institutions and programs. Reporting to the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia Fr. Albert Bahhuth, the CDO will work closely with Archbishop José H. Gomez, the Archdiocesan senior team, the Development Board, development team, bishops, pastors and parish staff, donors, and other key constituents to advance the Archdiocese’s development goals.
The CDO will oversee, manage, and grow development programs and the development department, currently consisting of three development professionals as well as administrative staff. As an organizational leader and key convener of people and ideas, the CDO is expected to have exemplary interpersonal skills to effectively navigate a complex organizational structure, support multi-leveled fundraising initiatives and relationships, and maximize the Archbishop’s time and fundraising effectiveness.
The CDO will establish department priorities and oversee, manage, and grow current and future fundraising programs and efforts and will play a key role in the conduct of a future archdiocesan campaign. The CDO will actively manage a donor portfolio by personally participating in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship and will assist the Archbishop with an elevated portfolio of existing and prospective donors. As a member of the senior team, s/he will lead strategy and planning creating an organization-wide culture of stewardship, matching hearts with philanthropic opportunities within the Archdiocese. The CDO will be instrumental in helping to achieve the Archdiocese’s aspirational objectives by working in close collaboration with the Archdiocesan leadership, setting the strategy for development efforts, and executing on that plan.
The CDO is a bold and imaginative thinker and a strategic yet ‘hands-on’ executive who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. As a counselor to the Archbishop, s/he will couple a genuine passion for the mission of the Catholic Church in the Los Angeles area and deep and proven experience driving fundraising success to usher the archdiocese into a new era of fundraising. The CDO will enhance the Archdiocese’s overall approach to advancement – one that creates a true culture of stewardship and accountability throughout the organization and improves and develops sustained success in contributed revenue. The ideal candidate has a bachelor degree, at minimum, and will be an expert in development, be a capable relationship-builder and communicator, be a change leader with strong execution skills, and be a faithful and committed Catholic with a passion for the mission of the Catholic Church, the principles of Gospel stewardship, and a heart for God’s call in their life.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate programs to encourage philanthropic support for archdiocesan organizations.
• Create, direct, and report on a 5-year strategic plan aligned with the vision of the Archbishop to guide the Archdiocesan-wide development efforts and prepare, obtain approval for, and manage annual budgets based on specific annual goals.
• Establish and maintain high visibility in the community at large to promote and make known the archdiocese and its mission.
• Identify, cultivate, recruit, train, and support Development Board members and Board committee members.
• Guide the Board and its committees through effective and informative meetings.
• Work with the Board to set meaningful, mission driven annual fund raising goals and monitor progress.
• Plan, design, and implement donor research and prospect management systems to identify leadership giving prospects/donors, providing accurate and detailed information necessary to cultivate prospects/donors in an appropriate and timely manner, and secure leadership and endowment gifts.
• Maintain and nurture the relationship between the Archdiocese and current and former contributors.
• Manage a portfolio of key leadership donors and prospects for the purposes of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
• Coordinate prospect/donor meetings, establish protocols, and guide, prepare, advise, and participate in meetings with the Archbishop and other key leaders
• Select appropriate staff and manage Human Resources in a manner which ensures maximum utilization and creates a sense of collaboration, respect, and loyalty
• Manage financial resources prudently and effectively
• Plan and organize all tasks and resources in a manner which results in achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
• Work collaboratively with campaign staff and leaders in the successful implementation of an archdiocesan campaign effort.
• Provide regular reports to the Archbishop and the Moderator of the Curia and work collaboratively with Archdiocesan Senior Directors and staff.
• Establish communication procedures for donors and parishes.
• Lead efforts with Communication Department to design and implement a comprehensive marketing and positive publicity campaign aimed at highlighting the mission and work of the Archdiocese, parishes, and schools.
• Develop systems to identify, facilitate, and encourage volunteer leadership.
• Establish guidelines for high levels of donor appreciation including the creation of donor circles and donor appreciation events.
• Plan, develop, and oversee donor relations, including thank you and tax acknowledgments, pledge reminders, accountability reports and other appropriate activities.
• Partner with the leaders of the Catholic Education Foundation and Catholic Community Foundation to maximize fundraising efforts and initiatives.
• Coordinate outreach to and support of archdiocesan parishes, schools, and departments to advise, train, and guide “best practice” learning and execution in development, capital campaigns, estate planning, and major gifts.
Recommend appropriate policies, procedures, and protocols regarding development in the Archdiocese to ensure the integrity of the data base (Raiser's Edge).
Please direct all inquiries, letters of interest, and resumes, to Chris Looney at ADLASearch@ccsfundraising.com
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Booker/Planning Editor will book guests for discussion segments and coordinate with guests’ staff/PR firms to finalize all necessary details. The Booker/Planning Editor will also manage the newsroom’s calendar, research possible guests and communicate with the Managing Editor & Lead Anchor and Executive Producer about stories/guests that may be of interest to our audience as needed?
• Build relationships with potential guests, PR firms and congressional staff in a professional manner.
• Book qualified guests and conduct telephone interviews.
• Maintain and build upon existing database of contacts.
• Accompany guests in and out of the News Nightly studio.
• Collaborate with others to assist in achieving relevant, compelling news content and presentation.
• Keep track of upcoming events, hearings, press conferences and seminars in the Washington, D.C. area that may make for compelling segments.
• Work with the Managing Editor & Lead Anchor and Executive Producer to manage the calendar of stories that reporters are covering and provide suggestions for future stories that ENN could cover.
• Communicate with the Managing Editor & Lead Anchor and Executive Producer about potential stories/events.
• Performs additional duties as assigned.
• Minimum of 2-3 years of professional newsroom experience.
• Excellent organizational & time management skills with strong attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to represent EWTN in a professional and engaging manner.
• Solid understanding of the program’s focus and guests/stories that would interest our audience.
• Good computer skills including Microsoft products (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel) and A/P news software (ENPS preferred). Experience with databases helpful.
• Good news judgment.
• Strong knowledge of the Catholic Faith and EWTN’s mission. Contacts and networking within the Catholic community helpful.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Political Science or related field.
Benefits available: Medical, Dental, FSA, Vision, Life Insurance, short & long term disability, 403(b) retirement plan with company match, paid time off, and 10 paid holidays. EOE
Villa Marie School for Exceptional Children, located in Waverly, NE, has a position open for the Executive Director of Development and Advancement. This position has the primary responsibility to support and promote the long-term sustainability of the school by implementing and overseeing financial fundraising programs, grant applications, marketing, PR, recruiting and developing new programs for the school. This position would develop programs for personally reaching out across the Diocese of Lincoln to communicate the mission of the school and to encourage others to support the mission through prayer, financial donations and personal involvement. This position reports to the Executive Director and the Villa Marie Board of Advisors and will be responsible for managing events, implementing marketing programs, designing and managing fundraising initiatives, researching and implementing new educational programs, recruiting students and benefactors and leading mission outreach programs. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, can manage multiple programs simultaneously and is a Roman Catholic in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.