Executive Director

Job Description

Executive Director for Caroline Center
The Board of Trustees seeks a qualified candidate to serve as the Executive Director of Caroline Friess Center, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Caroline Friess Center offers a comprehensive education and career skills training program for women, helping them become knowledgeable, skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals and to practice as certified nursing assistants (CNA), geriatric nursing assistants (GNA) and certified pharmacy technicians (PT). Caroline Center programs consistently score well above the national benchmarks for successful workforce development organizations, making it one of the most effective career skills training programs in the country. The center is accredited by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.

Founded in 1996 on the bold vision of Mother Caroline Friess, SSND (1824-1892), the woman who established the School Sisters of Notre Dame in North America and whose passion for education and deep concern for persons whom society had marginalized, remains central to the Caroline Center mission.

The ideal candidate will have commitment to the mission, values and policies of Caroline Center and the School Sisters of Notre Dame and demonstrated experience working with minority women and/or persons who are materially poor.

Major Responsibilities

  • Articulate the mission and core values of Caroline Center to its various constituencies.
  • Assure that the SSND identity and mission are embedded in the culture of the Caroline Center.
  • Provide leadership and executive oversight for all functions of the organization.
  • Maintain and foster a climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Trustees and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Oversee fundraising planning and implementation.
  • Communicate in a timely and effective way with all constituents and donors.
  • Cultivate, develop and sustain vital relationships with prospective employers, institutions of higher education and the broader Baltimore community.
  • Initiate and assess strategic opportunities and trends for support of employment for women.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values and policies of Caroline Center and the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
  • Master’s degree preferred with experience in non-profit administration.
  • Demonstrated experience working with minority women and/or persons who are materially poor.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess networking and community-building skills.
  • Able to balance the “big picture” with the day-to-day operations of an organization.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: mjansen@caroline-center.org