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We put our values front and center here at CARITAS. Our values include: Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, and Servant Leadership. The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization — Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place — are necessary for success.

 

United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. We are a family of four programs working to fill the gaps in the homeless services system; CARITAS Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Healing Place and the CARITAS Furniture Bank.

 

CARITAS Overview

CARITAS is the largest provider of homeless services in the Metro Richmond area.  We are unique in that we fill the gaps in the homeless services system so that people in crisis can find stability in their lives now and in the future.  Through our four programs – the Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place – we provide people with the basic life and job skills they need to exit shelter and return to their families, their jobs, their homes and their lives as productive citizens.

Chief Financial Officer

 

United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. We are a family of four programs working to fill the gaps in the homeless services system; CARITAS Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Healing Place and the CARITAS Furniture Bank

 

Organization Overview:

CARITAS is the largest provider of homeless services in the Metro Richmond area.  We are unique in that we fill the gaps in the homeless services system so that people in crisis can find stability in their lives now and in the future.  Through our programs – the Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place for Men, and soon to be added The Healing Place for Women – we provide people with the basic life and job skills they need to exit shelter and return to their families, their jobs, their homes and their lives as productive citizens.

In the last few years, the CARITAS Leadership Team and its Board of Directors decided to expand its operations to include The Healing Place for Women. In order to accomplish this goal and improve overall operations, a new facility was needed to combine all the operations in one central location. A former manufacturing facility was chosen, and a major renovation process began. This is a $28 million-dollar project of which $14 million has been raised to date from private donations and the remainder is being paid through Historic Tax Credits and New Market Tax Credits. The renovation project is expected to be completed in early to mid-2020.

Currently the Financial Staff includes a part-time CFO, a Financial and Administrative Manager, and an Administrative Assistant. There is a need to have a full time CFO as the financial complexity and scope of operations is increasing significantly.

The Opportunity:

CARITAS seeks a strategic Chief Financial Officer with a track record of financial leadership in a growing organization to meet future expansion. The CFO will be responsible for providing the CEO and the Board of Directors with recommendations and advice on all financial matters that affect CARITAS and playing a primary role in strategizing and aligning the financial resources of the organization with its stated mission and vision. While keenly overseeing the overall financial and accounting process, the successful CFO will play a key role in developing and implementing financial procedures and identifying concrete ways to improve and maintain the financial health of the organization.

Reporting Relationships:

The CFO reports directly to the CEO. He or she will manage and develop the internal financial staff and oversee their work which includes the HR functions of CARITAS. He or she will maintain working relationships with the external auditors, tax preparers, bankers, consultants and others as needed. He or she will be a member of the CARITAS Leadership Team and maintain strong working relationships with all CARITAS staff.

 

 

 

The Ideal Candidate:

The CFO will set financial strategy and vision, support the CARITAS culture, and provide strong leadership. Working with the CEO and the Board, he or she will participate in setting important goals for the organization and work systematically to meet them.

 

Core Responsibilities:

The CFO will:

  • Be responsible for the overall financial management of the organization to include creating reports for Finance Committee, Board, lenders and other stakeholders, as needed
  • Ensure full transparency over the financial performance of the organization and its entities
  • Manage financial controls and accounting practices
  • Work closely with the organization’s auditors to ensure a smooth and complete audit process
  • Execute the financial strategy, proposing action plans to ensure that annual financial objectives are attained
  • Serve as internal consultant to the CEO, COO, Board, CDO and Leadership Team on all financial matters
  • Effectively and clearly communicate potential risks in a timely manner
  • Support accounting, general ledger and operations functions, ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting
  • Utilize technology to optimize all reporting and analytical functions
  • Keep up with new trends in the financial industry by attending conferences, participating in professional development and sharing best practices information with the senior leadership

Key Credentials and Personal Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Management
  • CPA required with some public accounting experience
  • At least 8 years of senior financial leadership experience
  • At least 15 years in total accounting/finance experience to include service in a non-profit organization
  • Experience at working with external auditors, compliance and regulatory oversight
  • Track record of adapting and enhancing financial reporting and associated controls in a dynamic environment
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planner; outstanding problem-solving ability
  • Strong motivational and staff leadership abilities
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft products, particularly Excel, and accounting software such as Sage, QuickBooks or other accounting software; experience at integrating IT/Systems to improve accounting productivity and accuracy
  • Sense of humor, integrity, personal sense of accountability
  • Compassionate, empathetic to those in need and strong desire to support the mission of CARITAS

CARITAS Values:  Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership

The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients, as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success.

Please send cover letter and resume to careers@caritasva.org with CFO in the subject line. Competitive benefit package and salary commensurate with experience.

The Healing Place for Men

Assistant Program Manager

 

United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. We are a family of four programs working to fill the gaps in the homeless services system: CARITAS Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Healing Place and the CARITAS Furniture Bank.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Assistant Program Manager will support the Program Manager in all aspects of program implementation for this peer-driven, long-term residential recovery program and the 24/7 Specialty Shelter located at 700 Dinwiddie Ave.  This position will work in cooperation with the Program Manager and directly supervise the peer mentor supervisors, peer mentors and AmeriCorps members to assist in the day-to-day management, execution and success of the programs.

Specific Responsibilities

 

  • Provide day-to-day management of 188-bed men’s long-term, residential recovery program and the 18-bed specialty shelter located at 700 Dinwiddie Ave in Richmond.
  • Develop and maintain a positive peer culture within the facility.
  • Create and maintain policies, rules and guidelines with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Work with the Program Manager to accurately and effectively measure and evaluate outcomes of the program.
  • Provide instruction and training for staff members, peer mentors, and clients in the principles of the social model recovery program to maintain standards of program delivery. Facilitate group meetings with clients to deal with issues and concerns in a democratic manner compatible with the social model.
  • Perform and provide daily report on all screenings and discharges from program.
  • Consider all building departments when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a network of referral and recovery resources.
  • Support and monitor volunteer activities.

 

Supervisor:  This position reports to the Program Manager and has up to 14 Peer Mentors, 4 AmeriCorps members.

Hours:  40 hours per week, salaried exempt level.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the 12-step program of recovery and the Social Model.
  • Certified in Recovery Dynamics curriculum.
  • Supervisor experience in the field of recovery.
  • Experience in team development and knowledge of group dynamics.
  • Minimum of two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; and an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office. CADC and/or PRSS a plus.
  • The ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with persons with alcohol and/or substance use disorders.
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse staff and client population.
  • Desire to learn to effectively communicate orally and with written word, and present engaging information on The Healing Place to large groups.
  • Fast-paced environment. Requires teamwork, creativity, and flexibility on a daily basis.
  • Valid drivers license.

CARITAS Values:  Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership

The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients, as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter,  Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success.

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@caritasva.org with THPM Assistant Program Manager in the subject line.

CARITAS Solutions Driver

Position Summary:   CARITAS Solutions is a social enterprise of CARITAS that provides moving, hauling, and furniture removal and installation services for local customers.  This position provides temporary employment opportunities, helping to fill the gap in work history and providing job and team building skills.

Responsibilities:

CARITAS Solutions Driver

  • Loads and unloads furniture and related materials onto and off trucks, ensuring that appropriate padding and straps are used to prevent damage.
  • Responsible for moving office and household goods, appliances, equipment, etc. to and from job site to trucks using proper safety and moving skills.
  • Responsible for operating a 26 ft. non-commercial truck adhering to all safety and traffic regulations; driver is expected to sweep out truck at the end of shift.
  • Attend planning, strategy & safety meeting for projects as scheduled.
  • Models proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environment practices.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Tasked in cleaning up work sites, discarding all trash and debris.

Additional duties:

  • Follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate a forklift, mechanical lift gates, and platforms, as appropriate to the position.

Supervisor:  Primary: Procurement/Special Project Manager, Secondary: Special Project Coordinator

Hours:  Varies

Qualifications:

  • Driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs.
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Be open and teachable
  • Strong Customer Service skills with the motivation to improve
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Value service before self
  • Value Teamwork over individual gain

Please submit resume and CARITAS Job Application  to Michael Gordon at mgordon@caritasva.org to apply for this position.

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