Position title
Executive Director
Description

Are you an experienced and passionate leader that is committed to the values of service education, advocacy, and personal/societal transformation? Do you have a collaborative style of leadership that respects and seeks the consultation and participation of the people in the community? Are you a people-oriented person who enjoys “conducting an orchestra” of talented and professional individuals who work in a faith-based spirit? Have you had experience with advocating for change, community organizing, and working with popular education models? Do you have the basic management skills to help us establish systems of communication and planning, set a vision, and be accountable for the future longevity of our organization? If so, come join us at the Hope CommUnity Center in the role of Executive Director and be a part of our future!

Hope CommUnity Center, a 50-year-old faith-based organization, dedicated to meeting the needs of the underserved immigrant and low-income families and youth is seeking a like-minded Executive Director who will collaboratively continue the organization’s mission and vision. The candidate must have exemplary skills in strategic and financial planning, public relations, team building, community outreach, fundraising, and leadership. The ideal candidate can see the big picture while maintaining detailed respect for all aspects of Hope’s mission. Creativity, compassion, fearless communication, dedication to the marginalized, commitment to social justice, and an efficient mindset are absolute requirements.

Responsibilities
  • Inspire us through visionary leadership, accountability, and an ability to manage an organization through significant change
  • Serve as a humble, fun, and passionate leader who aspires to our values of Education, Advocacy, and Spiritual Growth
  • Collaborate with our founders, staff, community members, donors, and supporters, and board of directors to build a more just community that seeks liberation for all and a dismantling of racism and white supremacy within our world and own community
  • Support the operational interconnectedness and synergy of Hope’s programs - for ensuring integration, collaboration, and cross-pollination across Hope’s various initiatives to build organizational success and ultimately, a stronger community.
  • Provide leadership to Hope’s Program Directors and lend support in areas of program development, program delivery, participant recruitment, staff training, quality control, volunteer recruitment/orientation, and program evaluation.
  • Instill and support a sense of cooperation and accountability among Program Directors and develop an intimate understanding of the various programs/services offered by each of Hope’s Program Departments
  • Work collaboratively with the organization’s staff, board, community advocates, prospective supporters/advocates, leaders, and community organizations to ensure the achievement of Hope CommUnity Center’s mission through the successful implementation of our programs, development initiatives, and strategic plans.
  • Support a visionary approach to organizational and resource development that will result in increased financial support for Hope’s continued mission
  • Implement, in collaboration with the Director, Donor Relations, a 3-year development (fundraising) plan that focuses on private donor development, annual, major gift, and planned giving; and significant fundraising endeavors/events
  • Manage a $1.5M budget with strong ethics, a growth mindset, and fiduciary accountability to the Board of Directors
  • In partnership with the Director of Finance and Administration, provide direction and guidance on activities related to administration, human resources, office management, and facilities asset management.
  • Oversee the development of annual budgets, cash flow, creation of program budgets, financial reporting, and policies and procedures
Qualifications
Passionate, committed, and visionary leader with proven experience of leading community-based 
organizations to greater heights 
A heart and soul that is informed by values of radical love, the Beloved Community, and social justice  
Proven experience working in a non-profit organization built on values of service, education advocacy, 
and personal and societal transformation 
Committed to developing and supporting team members through accountability, feedback, and 
community building to continue building a spirit of growth and collaboration 
A genuine curiosity and inquisitive spirit that first seeks to understand  
Experience working in organizations that support low-income communities 
Prior experience in organizational behavior, participatory leadership theories, and conflict resolution 
Experience managing a comprehensive non-profit organization inclusive of programs, services, financial 
management, donor relations, facilities management, administration, and human resources 
Experience in development and fundraising especially with annual campaigns, major gifts, and planned 
giving 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to articulate HCC’ story and its value in 
this community 
Effective networking skills and relationships in Central Florida and/or other social justice communities 
Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel locally 
Strong written and oral communication skills with excellent interpersonal skills  
Preferred Bilingual 
 
Values 
Passion for social, racial, gender, and worker justice, and HCC’s mission and vision 
Progressive approach to socio/political context and Catholic social teaching  
Comfort working in a faith-based organization 
Credibility, unquestioned ethical conduct, and a capacity for discretion 
Pastoral approach towards the undocumented immigrant community  
Ability and passion to speak on behalf of the organization’s philosophy 
Contacts
If you are ready to serve a dedicated, compassionate, and vibrant organization, please send a cover letter and 
resume with the subject line “Executive Director  Your Name” to [email protected].  
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Date posted
January 3, 2022
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