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CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
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 continues to offer compassion, support, and consolation 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 $92.8 million, the Agency is 93% funded through government and public grants, with the remainder of the funds coming from donations and client revenue. The Agency employs 1825 individuals, and is further served by more than 800 volunteers.
Catholic Social Services has a long history of serving people in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. Always guided by faith, caring staff and volunteers provide hope, healing, and love to the people they serve. Catholic Social Services is the charitable service delivery arm of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, and the care that the Agency provides offers a safe place for women leaving abusive relationships, helps homeless youth to rebuild their lives, and enables people with disabilities to live life to its fullest. Catholic Social Services 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.
The Catholic Social Services agency is evolving to meet community needs. Towards that goal, the Edmonton Pregnancy Crisis Centre joined with the organization in the fall of 2015, enabling their ministry and protection of human life to extend to the unborn child. In 2016, they also added Mercy Counselling Service, which provides family and individual counselling services that allows for the incorporation of faith into a counselling practice that provides competent and compassionate care throughout the Archdiocese. Catholic Social Services is also a proud partner in the government of Canada’s humanitarian initiative to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees from November 2015 to February 2016. As a federally-funded refugee receiving centre for Edmonton and Red Deer, the Agency welcomed and supported more than 1,100 government-assisted Syrian refugees. 97% of the refugees arrived in just two months, over 200 families are currently rebuilding their lives in Edmonton and Red Deer.
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 of the Catholic Church, but serves and employs 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.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Reports to: Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services
Direct Reports: Five: Executive Vice President, Ministries; Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Chief Financial Officer; Senior Vice President, Community Engagement; Senior Executive Assistant
Indirect Reports: 1820
The position will include the following responsibilities:
Stakeholder, Partner and Community Relations
Fiscal Accountability and Fund Development
FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
Build a comprehensive strategic plan, in collaboration with the Board and Senior Leadership Team, to set priorities, focus energy and resources, and ensure that all stakeholders are working towards common goals
The successful candidate will have the following:
COMPETENCIES & ATTRIBUTES:
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.