Dominican Development Group
Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: The Dominican Development Group

The Dominican Development Group (DDG) is a nonprofit organization affiliated with The Episcopal Church supporting the work of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic through fundraising, support for construction and formation projects, and mission relationships with US-based dioceses. With the support of the DDG, the quickly growing Diocese of the Dominican Republic is working to serve their neighbors and spread the Gospel of Christ through sustainable economic development, education, medical care, and more in addition to gathering vibrant worshipping communities.

The DDG is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes membership from leaders of the Dominican diocese. Most members of the board are the bishops or their representatives of the eleven US companion dioceses: Central Gulf Coast, Eastern Michigan, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwest Texas, South Carolina, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Western Louisiana, and Western Michigan.

Learn more at dominicandevelopmentgroup.org

Summary: 

The Executive Director manages the programs and operations of the DDG. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and works in collaboration with the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic.

Responsibilities: 

The Executive Director is charged with oversight, management, and/or responsibility of the following areas. Additional staff support is budgeted to help carry out these duties.

STRATEGY & VISION

  • Supports the Board of Directors in an annual process of strategic planning and visioning.
  • Implements the strategic plan and overall mission and vision of the organization with and amongst all stakeholders.

OPERATIONS

  • Oversees the daily operations of the US-based DDG office.
  • Coordinates and supports short-term mission projects to the Dominican Republic, including ensuring the timely provision of materials, transportation, etc.
  • Manages staff, both long-term and contractual, in the administration of their job duties.
  • Ensures compliance with organizational bylaws, as well as relevant state, US, and international laws related to the work of the DDG.

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

  • With the Finance Committee of the Board, develops and implements an annual budget.
  • Oversees the financial operations of the DDG, in compliance with all legal and ecclesiastical regulations, as well as standard nonprofit accounting practices.
  • Ensures the completion of an annual financial review and regular external audits on a schedule set by the Board.

ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

  • Oversees the fund development plan for the DDG, including planned giving, grant writing, and cultivation of donor relationships to support the mission of the organization, including diocesan construction priorities, scholarship program, and more.
  • Promotes the mission of the DDG to its companion dioceses, the wider Episcopal Church, and other external stakeholders.
  • Provides timely and accurate information to the Board of Directors, enabling timely and informed decision-making.

Qualifications: 

The Executive Director must…

  • Be bilingual. They are able to communicate fluently in both English and Spanish.
  • Be culturally competent and knowledgeable about the region and its history, especially as it relates to the Anglo-church.
  • Have high self-motivation, accountability, and the ability to make decisions independently.
  • Have the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including occasional nights and weekends and periods of travel.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, donors, staff, and wider community, in order to promote the organization and its mission. This may include written communication, one-on-one networking, and public speaking.
  • Have strengths in organization, execution, and follow-up, with a proven ability to collaborate in order to align organizational priorities and evaluate success.
  • Be able to use and communicate effectively using technology, including but not limited to Office Suite, email, and general internet functions.
  • Have a general understanding of the field of International Mission, including the need for mutual relationship and collaboration, against the patriarchial/colonial concept of “charity.”

It is preferred that the Executive Director also…

  • Has at least 2-3 years of experience in a nonprofit management setting.
  • Has an understanding of Episcopal Church structure and governance.

Employment Details: 

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Benefits: Health insurance, Life Insurance, Pension, PTO

Schedule: Full-time position with a flexible schedule; includes occasional evenings and weekends

Location: The current location of the US office is in Tampa, FL. The ED is able to work from a home office anywhere in the US.

Travel: 25-30% annually, both domestic and international

To Apply: 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to DDG Board President, the Rev. Jason Roberson, at jasonroberson2011@gmail.com by June 1, 2021.