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In 1961, the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton recognized several needs in the community that were not being met by existing resources. With a directive from the Archdiocese to help those in the community who need it most, Catholic Social Services was established, and nearly 60 years later, it continues to offer care and hope to thousands of vulnerable people in the community. Starting with a small staff that offered only family and child services in Edmonton, the Agency has grown over the years to provide a variety of services throughout Central Alberta. Working with an annual operating budget of $96 million, the Agency receives funding through government and public grants, with the remainder of the funds coming from donations and client revenue. The Agency employs over 1800 individuals and is further served by more than 600 volunteers.
Catholic Social Services offers nearly 100 different programs. Examples include support for women leaving abusive relationships, helping homeless youth rebuild their lives, and enabling people with disabilities to live life to its fullest. Catholic Social Services also offers support for the settlement of immigrants and refugees, provides counselling that strengthens families and relationships, helps recovering addicts, and supports women facing crisis pregnancies.
As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.
The Agency carries out this mission with compassion and competence, and in accordance with the social teachings, values and principles of the Catholic Church, while serving and employing people of all faiths or no faith. Catholic Social Services welcomes and celebrates the diversity of their employees and volunteers who choose to work with the Agency in support of their mission, values, and principles.
For further information about Catholic Social Services, please visit their website at www.cssalberta.ca
Job Title: Chief Administrative Officer
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports: 3+
Indirect Reports: 29
Location: Edmonton, AB
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) role provides enterprise-level leadership and oversight of Human Resources, Information Technology, Policy & Planning and other special projects as required. The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader of people who has a demonstrated track record of delivering agreed-upon results both on-time and on-budget. Additionally, the CAO, while having demonstrated strategic foresight and vision, will not be so far removed from the work that he or she will not be available to roll-up their sleeves to complete project work when required.
Reporting to the CEO, the CAO will work closely and collaboratively with the Cabinet-level leadership team consisting of the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Services Officer and 5 Vice Presidents.
The position will include the following responsibilities:
Human Resources & Volunteer Services Leadership
Information Technology Leadership
FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
The successful candidate will have the following:
Competencies and Attributes
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.