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Posted: 07/19/2020

Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Texas has an immediate need for a dynamic and courageous Chief Executive Officer to carry forward the agency’s vision of ending poverty, one family at a time. Become part of this amazing mission by joining an innovative team that is helping people in our community and across the nation find new hope and a stable future.


Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW), is an enterprising nonprofit with a belief that ending poverty is possible. Our diverse services, poverty solutions, and income-generating social enterprises help tens of thousands in our 28-county diocese each year, most of whom are the working poor, some of whom are even Catholic. We strategically challenge the way poverty is addressed nationwide by scrupulously testing our own case management methods through research partnerships, exporting our known solutions to other nonprofits, and serving as a resource for what works on Capitol Hill. We have been entrusted with a 110-year legacy of doing good and have a bold goal to end poverty for 10,000 families in our community by 2026.  


CCFW’s mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of goodwill to do the same. We are rooted in Catholic teachings that say the poor have the moral claim on the conscience of the nation. We approach all our work through prayer and our relationship with Christ to strengthen our purpose. We utilize every resource we have so we can serve our clients in the most effective and efficient way possible.  

We don’t just want people to subsist in poverty. We want people to move out of crisis and to a place where they can thrive. Ending poverty isn’t just something that will help those affected. It will impact everyone.  

CCFW is transforming the way our nation addresses poverty through opportunities to testify about our case management strategies before Congress, and to share what works with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, Independent Sector, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Catholic Charities USA network, and others dedicated to finding an end to poverty. CCFW’s strategies have been featured in Oren Cass’s new book The Once and Future Worker, AEI’s book This Way Up, and a National Public Radio series of stories on ending poverty. CCFW has a 2020 operating budget of $35M, with $1.5M in reserves and a $10M endowment. The agency is on track to meet its 2020 fundraising goal of $12.3M.  

CCFW’s President/CEO has had three direct reports:  

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the agency. CCFW’s COO has 3 months tenure at the agency and expertise in integrating people, processes, and resources to fuel sustained organizational performance.  
  • Chief of Staff responsible for supporting the President/CEO in the external work of the agency, including public relations, policy and advocacy, VIP fundraising and strategic planning. The Chief of Staff has 8 years’ tenure at the agency and experience managing teams, developing new opportunities, and executing high-level plans.  
  • An Executive Assistant  

Other agency officers and senior leaders are supervised by the COO and include:  

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with 14 years’ tenure at CCFW and licensure as a Certified Public Accountant  
  • Chief Services Officer (CSO) with 6 years’ tenure at CCFW, 27 years of experience in the social services field, and recognition as a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and board-approved LPC Supervisor  
  • Head of Advancement with 21 years’ tenure at CCFW  
  • Head of Information Services with 2 years’ tenure at CCFW  
  • Head of Human Resources with 6 years’ tenure at CCFW  
  • Head of Social Enterprises with 4 years’ tenure at CCFW 
  • Head of Parish Social Ministries with 2 years’ tenure at CCFW  


Position Summary  

CCFW’s President/CEO leads the agency to carry out its mission, vision, values and strategic plan in accord with Catholic social and moral teaching as elucidated by the Bishop of Fort Worth. The President/CEO provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the whole agency, and serves as the face of CCFW with donors, the public, policymakers, and other stakeholders. The President/CEO’s overarching focus is to position CCFW to end poverty, one family at a time.  

The following behaviors are necessary for success:  

  • Uphold CCFW’s mission, vision, values, and service philosophy in all aspects of the agency, including business practices, client services, staffing responsibilities, and community involvement.  
  • Demonstrate a progressive, forward-thinking, visionary attitude about the growth and potential of CCFW’s mission and work.  
  • Provide the overall leadership for CCFW. Ensure a culture where those involved in the organization feel engaged and a part of the mission.  
  • Work in collaboration with the Board of Directors.  
  • Manage staff with professionalism and skill, specifically working closely with the COO and Senior Leadership Team.  
  • Generate and monitor the implementation of a strategic plan for the agency.  
  • Exercise collaborative efforts with the Diocese of Fort Worth, parishes and other churches, other social service organizations, companies, institutions, and officials to develop and expand services that benefit our clients and the community.  
  • Develop and preserve relationships with foundations, trusts, companies, organizations, and individuals who could become donors or funding sources. Work in collaboration with the Advancement division and Board of Directors to raise the funds necessary to do the work of CCFW.  
  • Serve as the face of CCFW to the public.  

This position reports directly to the CCFW Board of Directors. 



Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience, qualifications, and verifiable salary history. CCFW offers a variety of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Our employees can participate in a retirement plan with a generous 6% match. A progressive paid leave plan allows you to earn more time off the longer you are employed, and we provide paid time off for 15 designated holidays each year. This is a full-time, exempt position. 



The President/CEO search is led by the Search Committee of the CCFW Board of Directors.  

For consideration, all applicants must apply and submit their resume and cover letter through the employment page on our website: Click on “Join Our Team” to visit our career page. Select the “President/CEO” job posting and click the “Apply” button at the top right of the posting. Please complete all fields with relevant information requested. Applicants must also complete a work traits survey in conjunction with the application.  

For priority consideration, candidates should submit initial materials by August 1, 2020. Select candidates may be asked to submit additional information or participate in additional screening.  

Catholic Charities Fort Worth is an equal opportunity employer.  

Additional Information  

To learn more about CCFW and our work, please visit our website and social media channels: