Executive Director

Lumen Christi Academy Schools | Diocese of Oakland, CA

LCA Mission and History
Lumen Christi Academies was founded in 2018. It is an independent, culturally
diverse network of PK-8 Catholic schools within the Diocese of Oakland.
Centered in Christ and rooted in social justice, Lumen Christi Academy Schools
focus on developing the whole child through a collaborative educational
experience that is dynamic, innovative, and accessible to all.

POSITION SUMMARY
This is an exceptional and rare opportunity to lead and grow an existing network of 5
Catholic elementary schools using an innovative model of governance and management
employed in various dioceses/archdioceses throughout the country.

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the corporation, reporting
to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for setting
and leading the strategic direction, oversight of the organizational budget; management
of personnel; executing a development and advancement strategy, oversight of LCA’s
educational outcomes, and ongoing board development. The Executive Director must also champion a professional environment; focused on cultivating a strong leadership team and a committed staff/volunteer network.

Over the next three to five years, the Executive Director, in consultation with the Diocese of Oakland and the LCA Board of Directors, is also expected to grow the network by adding elementary schools where there is alignment with LCA’s mission and governance model. As CEO, the Executive Director will be responsible for building and leading a small team of high performing professionals dedicated to the mission and aspirations of LCA.

In addition, the Executive Director has duties and responsibilities in Catholic Identity, School Vitality and Academy Excellence, Advancement, Fiscal Management, Human Resources, Community and Professional Relationships.

DESIRED QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
• A practicing Catholic with an understanding
and commitment to Catholic education,
especially schools which serve under
resourced communities.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience as
a non-profit executive director, Catholic
educational leader, development director,
or senior manager.
• Understands the laws governing charitable
organizations and their boards.
• Ability to maintain effective working
relationships with the Board of Directors
and within the Diocese of Oakland’s central
services administration, particularly the Office
of the Bishop and the Department
of Catholic Schools.
• Relational leader with the ability to interface
and engage diverse donor groups and
school communities.
• Knowledge of successful fundraising strategies
and substantial record of successful
fundraising from public and private sources.

• Talent for hiring and building teams with the
ability to direct and support teammates who
have varied responsibilities and expertise.
• Capacity to manage multiple tasks and
take the initiative to develop solutions to
problems with limited supervision, time,
and resources.
• Strong ability to plan strategically and then
execute these plans with attention to detail.
• Exemplary communication skills including
public speaking and writing, and an ability to
network with community partners, business
executives, foundation officials, donors,
and the media.
• Possess the utmost personal and
professional integrity.
• An advanced degree with an emphasis
in education, organizational management,
entrepreneurship, or administration is
strongly desired.

COMPENSATION: Annual salary range: $165,000-$200,000.
Final salary offered will be based on job qualifications and
commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Full diocesan benefits will be provided including
health, dental/vision, sick and vacation accruals, life insurance,
short- and long-term disability, as well as retirement contribution
of 8% of salary into the Lay Employee Retirement Plan.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD CONTACT:
Andrew Currier
acurrier@csdo.org
(510) 628-2166 x266