Interim Managing Director

The Collegiate Churches of New York
New York
Mission Statement: 

The Collegiate Churches of New York (Collegiate Church) represent the oldest continuously running religious institution in New York. The Collegiate Church system is comprised of five distinct ministries; four congregational ministries located throughout the city – the Fort Washington, Marble, Middle, and West End Collegiate Churches – and a 12-year-old social justice ministry, Intersections International. The five ministries operate quite autonomously in serving the unique needs of their individual members and congregants, but they are all rooted in progressive theology and united in the mission of serving the spiritual and social needs of their communities. The Collegiate Churches are welcoming congregations, serving people of broadly diverse religious backgrounds, race and ethnicity, social and economic status, sexual orientation, and identity.

Position Description: 

The Managing Director will assume leadership of the Collegiate Church Central Office and staff with primary responsibility for Church-wide financial, investment, human resource, and facilities management functions. The Central Office team also provide administrative and logistical support to the Consistory and Executive Committee as well as to the Ministries and other standing Committees (as noted above, Financial Planning, Investment & Endowment, Audit, Operations, Outreach/ Benevolence and Human Resources). The Managing Director will also be tasked with implementing policy and strategic direction as determined by the Executive Committee.  This Managing Director is expected to provide administrative oversight and expertise to the Collegiate Church system with a focus on the following priorities:

  • Reviewing, implementing, improving, and/or standardizing Church-wide business systems and processes
  • Providing leadership to the Church-wide imperative to bring costs in line with revenue, ensuring the long-term sustainability of central investments and reserves
  • With the Executive Committee, re-imagining a Central Office structure with a focus on operational excellence and efficiency
  • Bringing renewed mission consciousness and connection to the team and work of the Central Office
  • Advancing a culture of trust and transparency within the Central Office and among it and the five ministries
  • Demonstrated senior leadership experience with a successful track record of managing complex/multi-departmental organizations
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse management teams, including executive leadership who are women, people of color and/or LGBTQ identified
  • Significant management experience as the leader of finance, operations, and administration teams and departments
  • Successful track record of organizational development, change management, and/or system transformation
  • Experience building and managing complex budgets, as well as facilitating sound, financially driven policy and decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic business, finance, and operations plans that will maintain a financially stable and sustainable organization
  • Experience working collaboratively and transparently with a nonprofit Board of Directors (or similar volunteer leadership groups)
  • Impeccable organizational skills with the ability think and act strategically as well as tactically
  • Exceptional written, oral, and electronic communications skills

 Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a faith organization or with communities of faith
  • Previous interim/transitional leadership experience
  • Strong command of investment principles
  • Knowledge and oversight of technology systems and tools
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Application Instructions: 

Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to /Users/cdifelice/Dropbox/KCESG/CLIENTS%20--%20ACTIVE/Our%20Family%20Coalition/Recruitment%20Profile/FINAL/search [at]" rel="nofollow">search [at] We are pleased to answer any questions or supply further information.

Position Level: 
Kevin Chase
Country/US Territory: 
United States