Madonna Seeks New President

With the resignation of Jay Dunlap, current Madonna School & CBS President, the organization is accepting resumes/cover letters to fill the position. 

Qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter by April 15, 2018 to Dr. Michael Ashton, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Omaha: mwashton@archomaha.org.

Position Summary

Madonna School and Community-Based Services is seeking a visionary, mission-driven executive with the ability to envision, develop, and guide a strategic plan to bring Madonna into the future.  Qualified candidates will have the ability to delegate and manage the operations of a non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities while growing and maintaining donor relations and building a strong community presence.  

Position Responsibilities

•    Lead Madonna and grow its ability to enable children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives as participating members of the community.

•    Develop, plan, and oversee implementation of Madonna’s strategic vision for future growth.
o    Ensure that proper resources are in place to accomplish the organization’s vision
o    Regularly evaluate staff performance goals as measured against Madonna’s strategic vision

•    Lead Madonna’s development strategy.
o    Plan and oversee donor acquisition, stewardship and solicitation efforts, fundraising appeals, capital campaigns and planned giving
o    Design and oversee a strategy to grow Madonna’s endowment

•    Improve community relations to increase awareness of Madonna, its programs and its mission.  Create and grow partnerships with community businesses and organizations.
o    Develop and maintain communication and relationships with community leaders
o    Create and manage strategic community partnerships that enhance Madonna’s mission

•    Maintain a productive working relationship with Madonna’s Advisory Board.
o    Identify and recruit qualified board members
o    Refine and implement the on-boarding process for board members and design and deliver to the board on-going education regarding Madonna’s programs and mission
o    Create a viable succession plan for board members who are terming off the board

•    Develop and oversee strategies to increase enrollment in Madonna’s programs.

•    Supervise day-to-day operations and department heads.

o    clearly define responsibilities for department heads in a manner that is consistent with Madonna’s mission and strategic vision
o    create measurable goals for department heads and regularly assess results
o    empower department heads with the resources to accomplish stated goals
o    delegate responsibilities to appropriate staff
o    hold department heads accountable for performance

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

•    Excellent public speaking and presentation abilities.
•    Excellent written communication skills for sharing Madonna’s mission through print and online publications and communication with supporters, prospects and community leaders.
•    Ability to manage and oversee an organizational budget that encompasses multiple departments, income and revenue sources.
•    Ability to organize and disseminate internal communications across multiple channels to all departments, staff, students, clients, alumni and their families.