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President, The Consortium of Catholic Academies

Washington, DC
The Consortium of Catholic Academies
Washington, D.C.
Position Summary
The Consortium of Catholic Academies in the Archdiocese of Washington is comprised of four urban Catholic elementary schools with a combined enrollment of over 800 students. The President is responsible for leading CCA’s strategic direction, developing and managing academic and administrative systems to support the unique needs of each school, and building awareness and financial support for the schools.  The President works closely with the school principals, pastors, Board of Directors, the Archdiocese, and other key stakeholders to identify opportunities for greater collaboration and increased efficiency. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for CCA’s mission and a personal commitment to embodying its values.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work in close collaboration with the school principals, pastors, Board of Directors, and the Archdiocese to develop and execute a strategy that achieves CCA’s vision and mission
  • Engage in leading and informing academic programming as it relates to school improvement plans
  • Build and manage best practice systems that support the administrative, financial, operational, and facilities needs of the schools, identifying opportunities for cost-savings and efficiencies
  • Oversee CCA’s financial management, including the annual external audit, development of the annual budget and projection process, monitoring of monthly financial activity, and compliance with IRS and state regulations and reporting requirements
  • Work with the investment advisor and Finance Committee to ensure CCA’s funds are properly invested based on the short- and long-term needs of the organization
  • Create and execute a communications and fundraising strategy in collaboration with the principals, pastors, Board, Archdiocese, and other key stakeholders to build greater awareness of and support for the Consortium and the four schools
  • Establish and manage relationships with individuals, companies, government, and foundation funders to diversify and build CCA’s revenue sources
  • Create a culture that attracts, retains, and develops a talented staff
  • Serve as the public face for CCA at relevant meetings and in interviews with the media
  • Engage regularly with the Board to ensure alignment and effective governance related to critical decisions
  • Embrace and model the fundamental values of CCA; apply these values consistently across all decision-making
  • A practicing Catholic who fully supports the teachings of the Catholic Church; a commitment to supporting and strengthening the Catholic identity in CCA schools  
  • A demonstrated commitment to Catholic education and a passion for working with urban communities
  • Executive leadership experience
  • Experience building trusted relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with others to create and execute a strategic plan
  • Experience managing an organizational budget and strong understanding of key financial metrics
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and comfort serving as the public face of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully fundraise from individuals, foundations, and companies
  • Experience creating and implementing innovative and best practice solutions in a resource-constrained environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop a professional staff
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