Executive Director, St. John’s Social Services – St. John’s Church, Newark

General Description

Inspired by the Spirit of Christ, St. John’s family seeks to serve persons who struggle with mental health issues, addiction, homelessness, and poverty in the City of Newark.  We seek to provide support for this community by offering services for individuals in need and the underserved in our community. 

St. John is currently searching for an Executive Director of the newly formed, St. John’s Social Services organization. The Executive Director will enable and support the existing services: St. John’s Soup Kitchen, St. John’s Clinic and the Women and Children Center; by providing administrative support for their operations. At the same time this role will identify areas for improvement, consolidation, reporting and data collection, as well as develop opinions on areas that need to be improved and identify opportunities for complementary services to be added over time.  The Executive Director will be accountable for implementing all policies and programs related to leadership, program development, finance, human resources, operations and facility management in accordance with the policies of the Archdiocese of Newark.  The Executive Director will ensure St. John’s activities are performed efficiently, and in a cost-effective manner to support our mission. 


  • Demonstrated 10+ years of operations management experience.
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills
  • Excellent communication and personnel management skills
  • Experience managing internal audits and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Good conflict resolution and negotiating skills. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication, comfortable with public speaking 
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishments affecting positive organizational change  
  • Accessible and approachable demeanor that respects diversity 
  • Ability to tackle any challenge, no matter how small or large.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 10+ years of progressive management experience in a medium size non-profit organization, including oversight of facilities and supervising a diverse group of personnel

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To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Fr. Camilo Cruz, Pastor St. John’s Church –  frcamilo@stppcnewark.org