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Executive Director 01-01-143

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Tucson, AZ
  • Expired: March 30, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.


The Executive Director oversees the planning, implementation, coordination and management of the programs, services, and activities of Catholic Community Services for Tucson and Southeastern Arizona. Responsibilities include budgeting, approval of expenditures, proposal development, contract negotiation, and supervision of program directors. The Executive Director adheres to the mission and valued actions of Catholic Community Services. The Executive Director is a member of the CCS Executive Management Team.

This is a mission oriented position. The Executive Director is an individual who has a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of the corporation. The individual will be able to draw together diverse programs into a cohesive whole by leading a strong management team composed of the individual program directors. The individual must have a command of budgeting and contract management and be able and willing to personally accomplish the detailed tasks involved in both responsibilities. The individual will be able to establish positive relationships with contracting agencies both public and private, community leaders, the advisory board and the staff. The individual must have the experience and the ability to deal with personnel issues across a broad range of positions and related issues.


1. Program Administration: In collaboration with agency program directors plan, direct, and coordinate the programs, services, and activities.

  • Mission and Strategic Planning: Participate with the CCS Board, the local Advisory Board and the CCS Executive Leadership team, in the development and implementation of strategic goals, objectives and tasks.

3. Program and Resource Development: Responsible for the development of programs and proposals to public and private funding sources for cash and in-kind resources for new and existing programs.

  • Budget and Fiscal Responsibility: Responsible for the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget for the agency. Coordinate with CCS Business Office to oversee and monitor all aspects of the financial operations of the agency.

  • Program Monitoring: Ensure that all programs, services, and staff adhere to the mission of the agency, contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards. Develop methods of assessing the quality of services provided.

  • Human Resources: Responsible for implementing CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures including the Affirmative Action/ EEO plan for assuring diversity in the workforce. Develop and implement agency specific policies and procedures required to comply with licensing or contract requirements.

  • Community Relations: Responsible for the activities of Advisory Boards. Develop positive relationships with representatives from various funding sources and community groups associated with programs and services. Represent the organization on local, state and national committees and boards. Maintain a positive relationship with government agencies and representatives. Develop and maintain a positive image of the organization in the media.

  • Executive Functions: Act as an executive of the corporation by participating with the CCS Board of Directors at monthly meetings of the Board and its committees. Participate on the CCS Executive Leadership Team in developing policies and procedures for the operation of Catholic Community Services.

Suitable work experience may be considered as transferable skills in order to meet minimum requirements of the position and will be considered by the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

  • Master's Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Counseling, related field or experience may substitute for education

  • Five years of experience with progressive administrative responsibility in a health or human service unit of a comparable size and complexity or four years of successful supervisory experience within CCS.

  • Considerable knowledge and experience in at least one program area of the agency (for example, Counseling needs and issues, Child Welfare programs, Domestic Violence prevention and shelter residence operations, Older Americans Act and Senior Nutrition programs and Program Development).

  • Supervision of professional and non-professional employees and volunteers with a range of responsibility from direct service through program supervision and administration.

  • Three years' experience of supervision in Human Resources decision making, familiarity with federal and state employment laws regarding hiring practices, affirmative action, wage and hour laws, discrimination, and harassment.

  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.


  • Community Development: Knowledge and experience with social and community development processes and program planning pertaining to health and human services.

  • Direct Service: Three years' experience successfully providing direct service in at least one comparable program area of the agency (child welfare, counseling, domestic violence, home health, and nutrition).

  • Financial: Progressive responsibility for revenue and expense budgets from a combination of public and private funding sources.

  • Communication: Excellent grant writing and other written communication skills and excellent verbal communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse staff and client population. Ability to prepare and present program information in an understandable and interesting manner both formally and informally.

  • Legislative: Knowledge of federal, state and local legislation pertaining to human services resource development including funding sources, processes, legal requirements and regulations relating to licensing.

  • Information Systems: Ability to use computer software for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and email. Experience in a network environment.

  • Personal Qualities: Ability to work as a member of a team, build and support consensus, and use feedback and advice from colleagues. Ability to treat clients, colleagues, and employees with objectivity, fairness, and respect, particularly when there are disagreements or grievances. Flexible, innovative, creative problem solving skills, sound judgment, reliability, and ability to act independently in a value oriented professional style.


  • Valid Driver's License for the state of residence
  • Reliable transportation in order to travel on agency business
  • Ability to pass Driver's Safety Screening
  • Ability to obtain applicable fingerprint clearance
  • Three professional references
  • Professional license or certification may be necessary to meet contract, licensing, or accreditation standards

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona


Tucson, AZ



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