Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Texas has an immediate need for a dynamic and courageous Chief Operating Officer to carry forward the agency's vision of ending poverty, one family at a time. Become part of this amazing mission by joining an innovative team that is helping people in our community and across the nation find new hope and a stable future.
Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is an enterprising nonprofit with a belief that ending poverty is possible. Our diverse services, poverty solutions, and income-generating social enterprises help tens of thousands in our 28-county diocese each year, most of whom are the working poor, some of whom are even Catholic. We strategically challenge the way poverty is addressed nationwide by scrupulously testing our own case management methods through research partnerships, exporting our known solutions to other nonprofits, and serving as a resource for what works on Capitol Hill. We have been entrusted with a 113-year legacy of doing good and have a bold goal to end poverty for 10,000 families in our community by 2026.
CCFW's mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of goodwill to do the same. We are rooted in Catholic teachings that say the poor have the moral claim on the conscience of the nation. We approach all our work through prayer and our relationship with Christ to strengthen our purpose. We utilize every resource we have so we can serve our clients in the most effective and efficient way possible.
We don't just want people to subsist in poverty. We want people to move out of crisis and to a place where they can thrive. Ending poverty isn't just something that will help those affected. It will impact everyone.
CCFW is transforming the way our nation addresses poverty through opportunities to testify about our case management strategies before Congress, and to share what works with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, Independent Sector, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Catholic Charities USA network, and others dedicated to finding an end to poverty. CCFW's strategies have been featured in Oren Cass's new book The Once and Future Worker, AEI's book This Way Up, and a National Public Radio series of stories on ending poverty. CCFW is actively expanding its successful Stay the CourseTM college persistence research project throughout the Fort Worth-based Tarrant County College system and replicating the project in other communities nationwide in order to contribute to the growing body of evidence about what works to end poverty.
CCFW's COO has 5 direct reports:
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Vice President of Administration
Chief Services Officer (CSO) / Vice President of Operations
Head of Advancement
Head of Human Resources
Head of Information Services
Sr. Director of Special Projects
CCFW's COO will be a proactive, assertive, take-charge person. This leader will be responsible for integrating the vision of our CEO with all other areas of CCFW. The ability to think ahead, see around problems, and forge a path towards solutions is paramount to be successful in this role. The COO's overarching focus is to work with their leaders to position CCFW to end poverty, one family at a time.
The following behaviors are necessary for success:
You are a master of communication - you can consistently communicate the business plan to others and ensure constant feedback, keeping your leaders accountable for their responsibilities.
You work to build strong relationships with the CEO and your robust leadership team to the point that you are trusted at all levels due to your transparency, integrity, capability and energy; the CEO becomes accustomed to your consistent, excellent results and completely trusts you to execute the business plan.
You are an idea promoter and integrate promising ideas quickly.
You set clear expectations for all operations. You hold your teams accountable to ensuring program challenges, progress, and unexpected issues are addressed in a timely manner, all while considering CCFW's mission and desire to invest in our people.
You have a knack for seeing promising talent in staff and building them up to their highest potential. Organizational health and culture are at the forefront of your mind; you continually monitor that the culture is vibrant within the agency.
You leave each day knowing you accomplished what it takes to keep CCFW operating efficiently and cost-effectively for the good of the agency and our poverty-ending work throughout the 28-county Diocese Fort Worth and beyond.
This position reports directly to the President/CEO, Michael Iglio.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience, qualifications, and verifiable salary history. CCFW offers a variety of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Our employees can participate in a retirement plan with a generous 6% match. A progressive paid leave plan allows you to earn more time off the longer you are employed, and we provide paid time off for 16 designated holidays each year. This is a full-time, exempt position.
PROCESS OF CANDIDACY
The COO search is led by our CEO with the help of our Board and other Senior Leadership Team members at CCFW.
For consideration, all applicants must apply and submit their resume and cover letter through the employment page on our website: www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org. Click on "JOIN OUR TEAM!" to visit our career page. Select the "Chief Operating Officer" job posting and click the "Apply now" button at the top right of the posting. Please complete all fields with relevant information requested. Applicants must also complete a work traits survey in conjunction with the application.
Select candidates may be asked to submit additional information or participate in additional screening.
Catholic Charities Fort Worth is an equal opportunity employer.
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