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OrganizationPeople and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJuly 17, 2017
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$45,000- $55,000 per year


Executive Director        Organization:   PACEM

Job Hours Type:  Full-time, permanent (30-40 hours, seasonal variation)

 Position Description

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Operating Officer of PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry), a non-profit organization that engages over 60 – 70 local congregations in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area in providing seasonal shelter and support for individuals who are homeless.

Job Duties

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation of PACEM and execution of its mission.  General responsibilities include stewardship of the PACEM congregational family, direction of shelter operations, maintaining the general and financial health of the organization, and management of staff.  The Executive Director is expected to develop and maintain effective working relationships with congregations, volunteers, service providers, other community organizations including TJACH, major donors and the Board of Directors.

 The position provides direct supervision to two year-round staff members: the Program Director and the Case Manager/Advocate, who work as a team in the management of day-to-day operations.  Other key responsibilities will include working closely with the Board in ensuring financial and operational effectiveness; ensuring proper seasonal shelter staffing and operation; serving as liaison to community service providers and representing PACEM through the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless (TJACH); collecting, managing, and analyzing program data; serving as a spokesperson in the community and ensuring effective outreach to local congregations; seeking development opportunities and managing fundraising functions, including grant writing; and maintaining good media presence locally and online.

Skills Required

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong leadership and management experience in non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents, service providers, etc.
  • Genuine interest in and passion for addressing homelessness
  • Experience in grant-writing and fundraising
  • Excellent communication skills

Skills Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (management, social services, etc.)
  • Experience with congregational work; homelessness or work with at-risk populations is preferred; as is experience in coordination and compliance with government agencies

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday in office, occasional evenings in shelter supervision, volunteer training, and board meetings. Seasonal nature of work requires more time from October to April, and a slower schedule and fewer hours in the summer months.

Additional Info

Additional Information

This position requires some evening and weekend work for oversight of shelter operations as well as regular and ad hoc meetings.

Position is expected to begin August 2017.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to contact email ( Please do not phone.