Colorado Vincentian Volunteers Director Job Description
CVV Mission: In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, the mission of the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers is to invite young adults into a process of transformation through companionship with people who live in poverty and are marginalized.
Compelled by a faith-filled call to service and justice, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV) is hiring a Director to help guide a process of companionship with those who live in poverty and are marginalized. The CVV mission embraces the mutuality of this companionship, and we trust that those who are served are teaching each of us something that becomes transformative. As a unique experience in the Catholic and Vincentian tradition, the Director will work with dedicated staff, full-time young adult volunteers, local community volunteers, and placement sites to fulfill this mission. Through this ministry the Director is challenged to be a catalyst for change, to take a leap of faith, and together become Companions on the Journey.
As an organization, we honor leadership that is inclusive and collaborative with shared decision-making.
Program and Formation
- Striving to live the values of CVV, including involvement in direct service with people living in poverty.
- With the staff, lead the volunteers in creating an intentional living community through which they support one another in their journeys.
- With staff, develop and implement a plan for spiritual formation (orientation, gospel-based reflection, discussions, retreats, guest presenters, spiritual direction, etc.) that grounds the volunteers in the mission and goals of CVV.
- With staff, recruit, interview, screen, and select volunteer candidates. This includes cultivating and maintaining relationships with universities as a source of prospective volunteers.
- With staff, develop the program schedule and living needs for the volunteers, including insurance, room and board, transportation, etc.
- Facilitate the development and coordination of volunteer work sites to serve agency and volunteer needs; work with agency supervisors on volunteer issues.
- Support and supervise the staff and volunteers involved in Alumni/Young Adult activities.
Administration and Property Management
- Hire, develop and supervise the CVV staff.
- Manage and maintain physical plants of the CVV properties.
- Represent the staff to Committees of the Board of Directors and attend Board meetings (meets quarterly plus a one-day retreat).
- Determine compensation of staff with approval of the Board of Directors.
- Develop, with the Treasurer of the Board, an annual budget for CVV.
- Direct day to day activities to operate within the budget.
Development, Fund Raising
- Plan and implement a public relations and development plan that both spreads the word about CVV and helps provide for its annual operating costs, including grant-writing, fundraising, and nurturing individual donors.
- Supervise the publication of the volunteer newsletter and assist in development of public relations and fund-raising.
- Develop and manage the participation of the broader CVV community including donors, prayer families, volunteers who help with office work, building maintenance, etc., and others who help CVV to function.
- Insure updating the fundraising websites (Guide Star and Colorado Gives).
- Work with staff to promote CVV through its website and social media.
- Participate in activities with the Vincentian Family (e.g., Congregation of the Mission Western Province, MISEVI, Denver Vincentian Family).
- Continue to develop relationships with current and potential volunteer placement sites.
- Maintain relationships with local volunteer programs and neighborhood organizations (e.g. Urban Servant Corps, CHUM, CHUN, etc.).
- Participate in Catholic Volunteer Network.
The Director works in mutual relationship with other staff, but is ultimately accountable to the CVV Board of Directors.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS needed by the CVV Director include the following:
- Striving to live the values of CVV, including some direct work with people living in poverty.
- Master’s Degree, post graduate work and/or experience relevant to the CVV mission and Vincentian charism.
- Experience with nonprofit management.
- Experience with fundraising/ development.
- Mission/immersion/ministry experience.
- Catholic committed to Catholic Social Teaching.
- Collaborative leadership.
- Highly motivated.
- Ability to delegate.
- Strong communicator.
Compensation/Benefits. This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary commensurate with experience. Benefits available include health, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, continuing education, mileage reimbursement for work-related activities and 3½ weeks’ vacation.
Application Process. If you are interested in this position, please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Kara Stone Schmitt, Board Chair of CVV, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 720.363.2781 by December 1, 2019. . Interviews for this position will begin in January 2020. The expected start date for the new Director is May 1, 2020. This will give the new Director a two month period for orientation with the current Co-Directors, who retire June 30, 2020. For more information about CVV, see the web page, www.covivo.org, and the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/covivo.
1. Companionship with people who live in poverty & are marginalized. We believe in the mutuality of relationships. To be in right relationship, we must open ourselves to the gift that each one has to offer us, especially those who are living on the margins.
2. Prayerful reflection based on the Gospel. Leading an intentional life at CVV includes weekly community gatherings to receive informed input, to participate in ongoing theological reflection on our work, and to commit to prayer, both communal and personal.
3. Intentional community. Daily, we find a need to die to self so as to respond to others. CVV focuses on community life that recognizes this need and supports our day-to-day work of companioning people who are experiencing great needs.
4. Transformative experience for young adults. Transformation is not something that happens once. Transformation is an ongoing openness to a conversion of the heart that occurs gradually over time as a result of reflecting on our life experiences in light of our relationship with God. This transformation leads us to witnessing new life to friends, family and the world.
5. Companionships with others. When we enter into companionship with others (be it those experiencing poverty, peers, former volunteers, broad community of staff and friends, other Vincentian organizations, agencies, and more) we realize that we have the support we need to live a more fully integrated life.