President & CEO

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia (CCEVA), founded 90 years ago, continues its mission to service all people in need. CCEVA serves people of every race, creed, ethnicity and religion. Well over 80% of the clients served are non-Catholics. Current service areas include Family Engagement Services, Mental Health Counseling, Health and Community Services, Guardianship and Rep Payee Services, Financial and Housing Counseling and Adoption Services. Named United Way of South Hampton Roads’ Agency of the Year in July 2020, CCEVA is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit agency, fully licensed and accredited by the Council on Accreditation. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and services the Eastern Vicariate of the Diocese of Richmond.

The Eastern Vicariate is home to over 1.6 million people spanning the Eastern Shore of Virginia, South Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, Williamsburg, York County and the Northern Neck. It includes the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, and Williamsburg.

Position Description
The President will be the face of Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia. They will report to the Board of Directors and maintain on-going and open communication with the Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond. Building on the foundation established over the past 90 years, the President will be an engaged member of the community, creating and growing partnerships with philanthropic supporters, parish pastors, city leaders and stakeholders. They will work with the Board of Directors to cultivate financial resources and will nourish an organizational
culture of teamwork, accountability and trust characterized by proactive decision making, open communication, programmatic innovation and excellence. The President will be responsible
for the financial oversight and administrative responsibilities of the organization.

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategy and Leadership
• Provide Strategic Vision and Leadership direction to fulfill the unique mission of CCEVA.
• Work closely with the Board of Directors to develop the organization’s next Strategic Plan.
• Develop new programs and continually update existing programs to meet the needs of CCEVA clients and the community served.
• Develop and direct the policies, procedures and objectives established by the Board of Directors and the Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond.
• Oversee the preparation and presentation of the annual operating and capital budgets for Board of Director approval.

Development and Fundraising
• Serve as the organization’s chief fundraiser.
• Work closely with the board and development staff to design and execute a development plan for a multi-tiered fundraising approach through philanthropists, grants and foundations.
• Collaborate with the board and development staff to establish short- and long-term goals around all areas of contributed revenue.

Strategic Collaboration and Community Outreach
• Actively engage in the community in order to develop and maintain positive relationships with partner organizations, relevant advocacy groups and government leaders.
• Be an active and visible partner of the network of Catholic parishes within the Eastern Vicariate.
• Promote and evangelize the fee-based services that help to underwrite the substantial portfolio of pro bono services provided.

Staff Management, Development and Empowerment
• Cultivate an organizational climate and culture that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse top-quality staff.
• Provide direct oversight to the Executive Leadership team.
• Lead and inspire the staff to work at their highest potential and assure the effective delivery of services to CCEVA clients.
• Provide mentorship and empower staff at all levels of the organization to have a voice in its future.

Governance and Board Relations
• Work with the board to identify, cultivate and recruit prospects and oversee the orientation of new board members.
• Provide support to best utilize the board’s talents.
• Provide board members with timely and accurate operational reports as well as information to help them reach decisions that advance the mission and goals of CCEVA.

Traits and Characteristics
The President will be a transformational leader with a deep passion for serving those in need. The individual will share the organizations core values of Service, Compassion, Empowerment, Stewardship and the Dignity and Sanctity of Life. An excellent communicator with an energizing spirit, the President will be a patient, resilient individual who is trusted and respected by the staff and the community at large. The President will have the ability to organize and influence people to believe in the organizations vision and to support the organizations work with their time, talent and dollars.

A minimum of five (5) years of experience in social services and non-profit work, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity is required. A Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and management experience is preferred. The role requires excellent written and oral presentation skills as well as extensive knowledge of fundraising, marketing, financial management and long-range planning. Qualified applicants will be Roman Catholics in good standing.

Compensation and Benefits
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia offers competitive compensation in excess of $100,000 for this position. Benefits include health insurance with employer contribution, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off, paid holidays and professional development opportunities.

A cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstratable accomplishments should be directed to Dr. George Sabol, CCEVA Board Secretary. They can be submitted via e-mail to or

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