MCC U.S. Associate Executive Director
Job Synopsis: The Associate Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee U.S. is responsible for the overall leadership of the day-to-day operations of the relief, development and peace building work of MCC, the service agency of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in the United States. The Associate Executive Director supervises senior operational and programmatic staff in their efforts to accomplish MCC’s mission, specifically the directors of International Program, National Peace and Justice Ministries, Human Resources, Administrative Services, Financial Services, and IT. The Associate Director works closely with the Leadership Team of Organizational Development, Communications and Donor Relations, and the Executive Director. The Associate Executive Director serves as the Executive Director when the Executive Director is absent.
Qualifications: Organizational values and culture: All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active membership or participation in a Christian church; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
- The Associate ED can articulate, demonstrate and support MCC U.S. values of faith in Christ, peace, justice, service and anti-oppression among MCC staff.
- An advanced degree or 5 years related experience in areas of management, finance, HR, or high-level supervision experience.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise high level team of directors who together supervise the majority of the organization.
- Flexibility in connecting supervisees to others, especially the Executive Director for communication when needed.
- Experience in data driven analysis, envisioning, implementing and evaluating significant organizational initiatives and potential risks.
- Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, hold staff accountable for timeline and successful completion of goals, and negotiate potential differences that may arise within the organization.
- Capacity to bring together groups and persons with divergent tasks within the organization to prioritize and accomplish agreed upon objectives in a timely manner as a team.
- Demonstrated ability to model and develop spiritual practices among leadership staff.
- English language fluency and strong written communication skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office, database systems, internet and email.
Employment eligibility: Legally eligible to work in the U.S. MCC offers of employment are subject to a successful criminal background check(s).
- Demonstrated successful administrative leadership in a church related mission/development organization or with an international non-governmental organization is preferred.
- Understanding of and/or experience with the faith-based constituency groups of MCC.
- Lead in developing and implementing strong programs, with accompanying support services needed, within the mission of MCC (80%)
- Work to create an empowering environment for all staff, shape strong partnerships with MCC Canada (20%)
Specific Tasks and Duties:
- Provide regular supervision for all direct reports.
- Participate in the monthly meetings of the regional executive directors (Directors Team) as a liaison to manage the MOU between MCC U.S. Management Team and the regions.
- Lead the U.S. Management Team which meets monthly; work to build strong and successful leadership team culture to meet organizational priorities and goals. Develop spiritual practices among leadership staff.
- Overall responsibility for fiscal, IT, human and programmatic risk management. Work closely with department to assess and analyze information in a timely manner.
- Ensure that adequate goals and plans are in place for strategic planning and budget development for program and support services departments.
- Build greater capacity for the organization to embrace change and value diversity among staff.
- Lead policy management for MCC U.S. and collaborate with a Canadian counterpart for whole system policy management.
- Other duties as necessary or assigned on a temporary basis.
Supervision: This role will supervise six senior leaders.
Travel Expectations: 15% - International trip 1x/year, travel to board meetings, etc.