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Executive Director, Mercy Center


Asbury Park, New Jersey


Mercy Center, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy founded in 1986 and located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is a comprehensive social service and educational nonprofit organization whose mission is faith-based in the Catholic tradition. The Center operates multiple programs including the Emergency Services, the Family Resource Center and the Sisters Academy of New Jersey.

Mercy Center’s Emergency Services serves over 5,000 people every year by providing food, clothing and shelter assistance. The Family Resource Center, a social service agency, is a “one-stop shop” for information, resources and services related to the support and preservation of families. It offers a range of cultural and relevant services such as group counseling, individual and family counseling, court advocacy, psychoeducational workshops, case management, and information and referrals to appropriate providers that help strengthen and stabilize the lives and situations of families. Sisters Academy of New Jersey is a girls’ middle school for grades five through eight. The Academy is committed to offering girls, from families of limited financial means in the greater Asbury Park area, a well-rounded education of excellence.


Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the executive director represents Mercy Center and its three programs to the public, leads organizational development and strategic planning, optimizes financial performance, oversees personnel and program delivery in the community, and builds and maintains donor and community partner relationships. The executive director develops organizational strategy, program implementation, best practices, and supportive relationships both internally and externally, resulting in cooperative and effective collaborations that further the mission of Mercy Center.


Qualified candidates will have a minimum of (5) years of increasingly responsible administrative and management experience in nonprofit, social services, or educational organizations. The successful candidate will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of Mercy Center and the individuals and families it serves. She/he will have proven skills and experience in delivering social services and educational programming; budgetary, financial and human resource oversight and management; fundraising and working effectively with a Board of Trustees. She/he must be a visionary, collaborative, decisive leader, and outstanding communicator who clarifies goals, builds teams, and cultivates trust while at the same time establishing appropriate accountability. A working knowledge of the State of New Jersey welfare and social service systems is preferred. Master’s degree in Social Work, Social Services Administration or related field is required. Must be willing and able to travel regionally and work some nights and weekends as needed.

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Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to
Catharine McGeever, Managing Partner
Lambert & Associates

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Deadline for Submission

Nov 13, 2020

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