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Chief Executive Officer Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Company: Catholic Charities USA
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome barriers to economic mobility and wellness. Rooted in a legacy of faith-based social services for nearly a century, the agency takes a holistic approach to helping people change their lives for good, focusing on the whole person, their family, and the community through a three-fold strategy of direct services, advocacy and convening.
Santa Clara County is the 5th richest county in the country, yet poverty runs deep and available services are fragmented and not always easy to access. As a leader in providing broad and impactful safety net services for over 40 years, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC) is uniquely positioned to change this and the organization is at a pivotal point: guided by its strategic plan, Footsteps: Pathways to Self-Sufficiency, CCSCC is implementing a systematic, scalable, and measurable family-centered community change initiative that enables families to get out of poverty and stay there. Serving clients in their own neighborhoods, CCSCC addresses issues of access to food, housing, healthcare, education and economic security, and community organizing. Within CCSCC, this approach will integrate siloed services, create more cohesive, less fragmented family services and foster greater teamwork among staff and a deeper connection to the agency. The findings and data from Footsteps will be used to elevate and institutionalize the agency's advocacy and policy capabilities to break the cycle of generational poverty.
As the social service and social justice arm of the Catholic Diocese of San Jose, Catholic Charities strengthens communities through parish, community, and neighborhood development, and annually serves -80,000 people at over 90 locations. The organization has an operating budget of $56M of which approximately 58% comes from government funding, 20% from contributed revenue, 16% from in-kind donations, and 6% from fees. At the end of FY23 CCSCC had net assets of $36M (up 69% over the last 5 years).
The CEO is essential to stewarding the agency's bold vision and is responsible for maximizing the agency's impact in reducing, preventing, and alleviating poverty in Santa Clara County. The top priorities for the CEO are to:

  • Deliver on the "Footsteps" vision which will involve keeping the organization operationally focused, managing the portfolio of human services contracts (-30 programs), guiding the staff through a cultural transition with compassion, and making data-driven course corrections in pursuit of the goal.
  • Be the "face of the agency" to funders, donors, partners, and the community. Proactively cultivate donors, generate awareness of the organization's impact, drive policy support, and participate in strategic alliances.

    The CEO is a member of the CCSCC Board of Directors and works closely with the Board Chair who is the Bishop of the Diocese of San Jose and with the elected Board President. The Board of Directors oversees the evaluation and compensation of the CEO. The CEO's work is supported by a talented and diverse Senior Executive Team, including the Chief Programs and Strategy Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Human Resources Officer. Overall, CCSCC has -560 staff members of which more than 75% identify as female and more than 60% are Latinx and BIPOC.
    The CEO of CCSCC is ex officio President of Charities Housing, the agency's affiliated housing development corporation and a separate 501(c)(3). In that role the President hires and oversees the Executive Director of Charities Housing, serves on the Charities Housing Board and is a member of the Executive Committee. There is a separate elected Board Chair who facilitates the Board meetings. Charities Housing provides permanent housing with service coordination support from CCSCC. It has over 1,300 units under management, with another 2000 in the pipeline.
    To learn more about this opportunity, please click "Apply" down below or visit to view the complete detailed job description. You may submit your resume directly to Lisa Grossman at


Keywords: Catholic Charities USA, San Jose , Chief Executive Officer Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Executive , San Jose, California

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