“Motivated by the love of Christ, Catholic Charities of
Southern Missouri seeks to improve the lives of the vulnerable by
providing quality, compassionate social services which meet local
needs. We serve all people regardless of faith.” CCSOMO
Covering beautiful southern Missouri from the Ozarks to the
Mississippi delta, Catholic Charities
of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) serves the thirty-nine counties
in southern Missouri that are part of the Springfield-Cape
Girardeau Diocese. The area served encompasses over 25,000 square
miles and many of the poorest counties in the state of Missouri.
When CCSOMO was established in 2009, there were two employees and
one office in Springfield. Today, there are approximately 110
employees with revenues of over $13 million and 9 offices spread
across Southern Missouri. Most important, we serve over 7,000
The services of Catholic Charities are available to all
residents of the service area who qualify for the particular
program. The great majority are not Catholic. The priority is to
serve the poorest and most vulnerable.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall executive
leadership and operational administration of CCSOMO. The Executive
Director ensures that the agency fulfills its mission to provide
service to people in need through all stages of life. The Executive
Director ensures that the agency is represented at the diocesan,
parish and community levels, assists with the identification of
community needs, and is engaged in program planning and policy
formation. The Executive Director answers to the Board of
Specifically, the Executive Director:
- Ensures that, in partnership with the governing Board, the
Catholic Charities’ mission and vision are carried out effectively,
efficiently, consistently, and collaboratively.
- Works with a talented, highly-effective staff to form a unified
team and build a strong organizational culture.
- Demonstrates business acumen, recommends budgets, oversees
revenues and expenditures, and works closely with the Board and its
committees to ensure the financial well-being of the
- Anticipates changing community needs with vision and
- Initiates long-range strategic and operational planning, and is
responsible and accountable for implementation of the
organization’s strategic plan.
- Works closely with development staff to identify and solicit
donors and funding partners in support of Catholic Charities
programs. CCSOMO receives a number of grants from both government
and private funders.
- Persuasively articulates the necessity of Catholic Charities
services to the community.
- Marshalls resources of CCSOMO to respond to all natural
disasters within the 39-county service area, including, but not
limited to, case management, management of supplies/resources, home
repair and rebuilding and volunteer recruitment.
- Represents Catholic Charities to numerous community
stakeholders, groups of associations and agencies, and the
- Builds positive partnerships with the Diocese and
Qualifications and Skills
Commitment to the Values and Mission of Catholic
- Demonstrated knowledge of Catholic Church Social Teaching and
Catholic moral theology and values.
- Passion to serve the poor, the vulnerable and those in
Management and Leadership
- Strong management abilities – demonstrated ability to lead a
staff, delegate, oversee the successful implementation of programs,
and build a strong organizational culture.
- Ability to build strong collaborative teams and actively engage
- At least 7 years leadership experience with significant
administrative responsibilities, preferably in the nonprofit
- The ability to envision and convey a vision for the
organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and
- Must be able and willing to travel with some overnights to
cover the service area.
- Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
- Develop and maintain relationship with Members of the
Corporation Board, specifically the Bishop of Springfield/Cape
Girardeau (Chairman, Member Board).
- Outstanding presentation and communication skills. The
experience and ability to be an articulate spokesperson and
- Previous success in establishing external relationships with
individuals and organizations of influence including civic leaders,
partner agencies and volunteers.
- A humble, and approachable demeanor with the ability to be
assertive when needed.
Fundraising and Financial
- Active fundraising experience, an understanding of nonprofit
fundraising strategies, and major donor relations.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate new donors.
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and
improving financial results.
- Strong financial management skills, including budget
preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $160,000
depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include a full
range of health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and
prescription), pension plan, retirement contributions, disability
insurance, life insurance, vacations, and other benefits.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
CCSOMO is committed to diversity. Employment offers are made on
the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, sex,
religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, or veteran
Submit a cover letter and resume to Bill Moran, The Moran
Company. Resume should be chronological and include all
professional education and experience, dates of employment (month
and year), position/title and organization names.