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Chief Executive Officer

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 28, 2021

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Position Type
Advocacy, Community Development, Other Fields, Religion
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York in the search for a Chief Advancement Officer.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, the Chief Advancement Officer will oversee the implementation of a comprehensive vision, strategy, actions, and programs to increase private individual and institutional philanthropic support. The Chief Advancement Officer will enhance marketing and communication efforts that further the programmatic, fundraising, and policy initiatives of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (CCNY).  The Chief Advancement Officer will provide leadership, in partnership with an active and committed Board of Trustees, the Executive Director, and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, in the design of these programs and oversee the work of the development and communication/marketing departments and their Directors. The Chief Advancement Officer is an integral collaborator in all aspects of CCNYC's work, with particular emphasis on external relations programs and projects including agency, community, and government relations.

As a key member of the Executive Management Team, the Chief Advancement Officer will enhance and oversee CCNY's development, communications, and marketing efforts. In the aftermath of its recently completed and successful five-year $100 million Centennial Campaign, and the increased visibility of its frontline work during the past COVID-19 year, the Catholic Charities Board and Executive Director are enthusiastic about advancement in both areas. As a federation of over 90 human service agencies that touch the widest possible range of human needs throughout the New York metropolitan area, there is substantial potential in philanthropic support yet to be realized. Catholic Charities is committed to additional investments to realize this potential. 

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail ,and oppressed of all religions. It collaborates with parishes, as well as non-Catholic and Catholic partners, to build a compassionate and just society. Through a network of administered, sponsored, and affiliated agencies, Catholic Charities delivers, coordinates, and advocates for quality human services and programs touching almost every human need. 

Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need by protecting and nurturing children and youth; feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless; strengthening families and resolving crises; supporting the physically and emotionally challenged; and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of advancement experience, including leadership roles. Higher education advancement experience is desired. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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